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Kerry Accuses Assad of Stonewalling Syria Peace Talks February 17, 2014 10:40 am

Kerry Accuses Assad of Stonewalling Syria Peace Talks

Fox News – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Russia to help bring Syrian...

Denmark Ambassador Says Accusations of Anti-Semitism After Shechita Ban Are ‘Very Insulting’ February 17, 2014 10:37 am

Denmark Ambassador Says Accusations of Anti-Semitism After Shechita Ban Are ‘Very Insulting’

JTA – Denmark’s Ambassador to Israel Jesper Vahr rejected as “very insulting”...

When Beijing Met Jerusalem: Chinese Activity in Israel Expands Dramatically February 17, 2014 12:57 am

When Beijing Met Jerusalem: Chinese Activity in Israel Expands Dramatically

Over the past year, Chinese activity in Israel has expanded dramatically, Israel’s Channel...

Berlin Film Festival Award for UK Film Director Ken Loach Angers Jewish Group February 16, 2014 3:09 pm

Berlin Film Festival Award for UK Film Director Ken Loach Angers Jewish Group

A Jewish human rights group on Sunday said a decision to award British film director Ken Loach...

Fashion Designer Michael Kors Talks Jewish Mothers, His Bar Mitzvah February 16, 2014 2:40 pm

Fashion Designer Michael Kors Talks Jewish Mothers, His Bar Mitzvah

Billionaire fashion designer and television personality Michael Kors paid tribute to the fashion...

Twitter Trends Expands to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa February 16, 2014 2:08 pm

Twitter Trends Expands to Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa

Social media company Twitter announced on Friday that it has expanded its Twitter Trends...

Netanyahu and Obama Expected to Extend Peace Talks Timeline February 16, 2014 1:50 pm

Netanyahu and Obama Expected to Extend Peace Talks Timeline

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Barack Obama...

70 Iranian Lawmakers Want Zarif to Explain Why He Said the Holocaust ‘Should Not Happen Again’ February 16, 2014 10:59 am

70 Iranian Lawmakers Want Zarif to Explain Why He Said the Holocaust ‘Should Not Happen Again’

Seventy Iranian lawmakers have signed a letter petitioning Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad...

Netanyahu Says Iran Gained ‘Without Giving Anything Significant’ February 16, 2014 10:45 am

Netanyahu Says Iran Gained ‘Without Giving Anything Significant’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday said the nuclear talks between Iran and...

Hamas Forced to Ditch Live Ammunition Terror Exercises for Laser Tag Simulation February 16, 2014 10:25 am

Hamas Forced to Ditch Live Ammunition Terror Exercises for Laser Tag Simulation

Egypt’s recent targeting of Gaza Strip smuggling tunnels has cut off the terrorist organization...

Five Dead in Tourist Bus Explosion Near Taba Checkpoint on Israel-Sinai Border February 16, 2014 10:06 am

Five Dead in Tourist Bus Explosion Near Taba Checkpoint on Israel-Sinai Border

At least five people were killed and 30 were injured in an explosion on a tour bus at the...

Iran Claims it Will Produce Domestic Version of S-300 Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missile System February 16, 2014 10:01 am

Iran Claims it Will Produce Domestic Version of S-300 Advanced Anti-Aircraft Missile System

Jerusalem Post – Iran is planning to produce its own version of the S-300 anti-aircraft...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the moral of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry has [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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