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New Scandal Envelops UNRWA as Employees Praise Jerusalem Synagogue Atrocity November 20, 2014 12:13 pm

New Scandal Envelops UNRWA as Employees Praise Jerusalem Synagogue Atrocity

Among the many Palestinians who openly celebrated Tuesday’s terrorist atrocity at a...

Israel Police Seize ‘Unprecedented’ Shipment of Tasers, Machetes, Fireworks Meant for Arab Rioters November 20, 2014 11:51 am

Israel Police Seize ‘Unprecedented’ Shipment of Tasers, Machetes, Fireworks Meant for Arab Rioters

Israeli Police on Thursday announced that they had confiscated two shipping containers in...

Arab Knesset Member’s Aide: We’ll Slaughter 50 Jews at Soccer Game November 20, 2014 11:37 am

Arab Knesset Member’s Aide: We’ll Slaughter 50 Jews at Soccer Game

JNS.org – Israeli Knesset Security Chief Yosef Griff on Wednesday revoked the entry...

Lebanese Official: Syria Interfered With Lebanon-Israel Peace Talks November 20, 2014 11:37 am

Lebanese Official: Syria Interfered With Lebanon-Israel Peace Talks

JNS.org – Lebanese parliament member Marwan Hamade told the Special Tribunal for...

Israeli Digital Content Provider Outbrain Partners With Time Inc. November 20, 2014 11:36 am

Israeli Digital Content Provider Outbrain Partners With Time Inc.

JNS.org – The Israeli digital content-recommendation company Outbrain Inc. has signed...

U.N. Watchdog: Iran Still Not Addressing Atomic Bomb Concerns as Deadline for Nuclear Deal Looms November 20, 2014 11:36 am

U.N. Watchdog: Iran Still Not Addressing Atomic Bomb Concerns as Deadline for Nuclear Deal Looms

Reuters - Iran has yet to explain suspected atomic bomb research to the U.N. nuclear agency,...

‘You’re Beautiful’ Singer James Blunt to Perform in Tel Aviv November 20, 2014 11:35 am

‘You’re Beautiful’ Singer James Blunt to Perform in Tel Aviv

JNS.org - British singer James Blunt will perform at Tel Aviv’s Nokia Arena in February...

IDF Says Gaza Militants Test-Fired Rockets Following Synagogue Attack November 20, 2014 11:34 am

IDF Says Gaza Militants Test-Fired Rockets Following Synagogue Attack

Indian Express/Associated Press – The Israeli military said Thursday that militants...

Firing of Arab Workers Condemned by Israeli Politicians November 20, 2014 11:33 am

Firing of Arab Workers Condemned by Israeli Politicians

Jerusalem Post – Israel must have zero tolerance for racism in the workforce, Economy...

Jews and Druze ‘Will Fight the Murderers’ Together, Minister Says at Policeman’s Funeral November 20, 2014 11:16 am

Jews and Druze ‘Will Fight the Murderers’ Together, Minister Says at Policeman’s Funeral

JNS.org - Thousands came to pay their last respects on Wednesday to Israeli Druze policeman...

Foreign Press Association Rejects Israeli Accusation Against Media of Providing Support for Terror With Inaccurate Reports November 20, 2014 11:07 am

Foreign Press Association Rejects Israeli Accusation Against Media of Providing Support for Terror With Inaccurate Reports

Times of Israel – The Foreign Press Association on Wednesday dismissed accusations by...

CBS Blasted for Claiming Jerusalem Slayings Took Place at ‘Contested Religious Site’ November 20, 2014 9:13 am

CBS Blasted for Claiming Jerusalem Slayings Took Place at ‘Contested Religious Site’

The CBS This Morning news show was attacked by media watchdog Honest Reporting for claiming...

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    JNS.org – There is one sentence in “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel” that made me sit up in surprise. I thought that I knew the basic facts about how Israel came into being, but while describing what it was like in the days and hours before the state was declared, author Anita Shapira provides one important anecdote I was not aware of. On the 12th of May, the Zionist Executive met to decide what to do. Moshe Sharrett had just returned [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    An actress starring in the controversial Met Opera The Death of Klinghoffer defended the show on Tuesday by comparing it to the 1993 Holocaust film Schindler’s List, New York Post reported. “To me, this was like [the movie] Schindler’s List. We make art so people won’t forget,’’ said the actress, who plays a captured passenger in the show and asked not to be identified. The Met Opera focuses on the infamous murder of Lower East Side Jewish resident Leon Klinghoffer, 69. The wheelchair-bound father of [...]

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  • Analysis Arts and Culture Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    JNS.org – One of the most controversial operas in recent memory, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” debuted Oct. 20 at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The Met has scheduled seven more performances through November. The first staging did not occur without protest, as about 400 demonstrators—including Jewish communal and nationally recognized leaders—came to Lincoln Center to denounce the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel opera. “Klinghoffer,” the creation of composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman, premiered in 1991—with few additional stagings. The opera is based [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the deal is finalized Gadot will play Esther, a slave and Ben-Hur’s love interest. Actor Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his childhood friend Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. Ben-Hur fights for his freedom and vengeance with the help of Morgan Freeman’s character, who trains Ben-Hur how to win at chariot-racing. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    JNS.org – Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie are the American dream. So why do two young men who have built their lives in Israel have a GoFundMe crowd-funding webpage with the urgent message that they need $3,000 to travel to the U.S. to watch the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles square off for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League championship? Brothers Naftali and Yoni Schwartz, 27 and 25, respectively, are Kansas City natives. Even though they made aliyah with their [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Some 3,000 years ago, King David probably never imagined cars racing at 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour) through the ancient capital of the Jewish people. But on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, thousands of Israelis lined the streets to watch Porsche, Audi, and Ferrari race cars fly through the capital against the backdrop of the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, and other city landmarks. The second annual non-competitive Jerusalem Formula One Road Show had been [...]

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  • Israel Sports NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday. Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.” When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube video, posted online on Tuesday, shows Rabbi Fishel Zaklos of Chabad of Naples shooting hoops with the Florida politician, who played basketball in high school and at Purdue University in Indiana. The game took place in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish center run by Zaklos. During the 1-minute clip, Zaklos scores two impressive [...]

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