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British Prime Minister Cameron Says Facts on the Ground in Israel Making Two-State Solution Impossible July 30, 2014 3:02 pm

British Prime Minister Cameron Says Facts on the Ground in Israel Making Two-State Solution Impossible

British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday that he was “worried” because...

Wounded Soldier Becomes Iconic Symbol of Israel’s War With Gaza July 30, 2014 1:19 pm

Wounded Soldier Becomes Iconic Symbol of Israel’s War With Gaza

A candid image of a wounded soldier covering his face with the Israeli flag has quickly turned...

Shin Bet and IDF Thwart Armed Paraglider Attacks on Israel, Intelligence Gleaned From Captured Hamas Fighter July 30, 2014 12:57 pm

Shin Bet and IDF Thwart Armed Paraglider Attacks on Israel, Intelligence Gleaned From Captured Hamas Fighter

The Israel Defense Forces, together with Israel’s security agency, Shin Bet, thwarted Hamas-planned...

Poll: 78% of Israelis Oppose Ceasefire in War Against Hamas July 30, 2014 12:46 pm

Poll: 78% of Israelis Oppose Ceasefire in War Against Hamas

On the 23rd day of the IDF’s Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, while the government...

Hamas Leader Calls on Hezbollah to Open Up Second Front Against Israel July 30, 2014 12:40 pm

Hamas Leader Calls on Hezbollah to Open Up Second Front Against Israel

JNS.org – A Hamas leader is calling on the Lebanese terror Hezbollah to open up a second...

Israeli Supermodel Bar Refaeli Sends Thank You Video to Soldiers and Residents of the South July 30, 2014 10:30 am

Israeli Supermodel Bar Refaeli Sends Thank You Video to Soldiers and Residents of the South

During these difficult times, sometimes it’s the small things that can bring a smile to...

Senior Israeli Minister: Hamas Military Head Muhammed Deif is a Dead Man Walking July 30, 2014 10:22 am

Senior Israeli Minister: Hamas Military Head Muhammed Deif is a Dead Man Walking

Israel’s Minister of Finance, Yair Lapid, (Yesh Atid) on Wednesday called for the head...

Italian Journalist Defies Hamas: ‘Out of Gaza Far From Hamas Retaliation: Misfired Rocket Killed Children in Shati’ July 30, 2014 9:53 am

Italian Journalist Defies Hamas: ‘Out of Gaza Far From Hamas Retaliation: Misfired Rocket Killed Children in Shati’

Italian journalist Gabriele Barbati said he was able to speak freely about witnessing a Hamas...

Five Fallen IDF Soldiers Laid to Rest July 30, 2014 9:34 am

Five Fallen IDF Soldiers Laid to Rest

JNS.org – Five Israeli soldiers who were killed by terrorists near the Gaza border on...

Jerusalem Area Comes Under Rocket Fire After Quiet Week July 30, 2014 9:29 am

Jerusalem Area Comes Under Rocket Fire After Quiet Week

JNS.org – Terrorists in Gaza fired a volley of rockets at the Jerusalem area and the cities...

Arab MK Hanin Zoabi Suspended From Knesset for Six Months July 30, 2014 9:11 am

Arab MK Hanin Zoabi Suspended From Knesset for Six Months

JNS.org – The Knesset’s Ethics Committee on Tuesday decided to bar Arab MK Hanin Zoabi...

Israeli Mother to Fallen IDF Son: ‘You Were Taken Too Soon’ July 30, 2014 8:56 am

Israeli Mother to Fallen IDF Son: ‘You Were Taken Too Soon’

Close-knit residents of Safed, in Israel’s Upper Galilee, packed into its small military...

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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