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New IDF Spy Camera Can Detect Terrorists Moving Through Fog February 11, 2016 10:27 am

New IDF Spy Camera Can Detect Terrorists Moving Through Fog

JNS.org – The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has developed a new spy camera that will...

Netanyahu to Opposition: Stop Criticizing Israel Abroad February 11, 2016 10:18 am

Netanyahu to Opposition: Stop Criticizing Israel Abroad

JNS.org – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called for the Knesset members...

Following Product Labeling Decision, EU, Israel in Discreet Talks to Resume Relations Towards Restart of ‘Peace Process’ February 11, 2016 10:15 am

Following Product Labeling Decision, EU, Israel in Discreet Talks to Resume Relations Towards Restart of ‘Peace Process’

JNS.org – Israel is discreetly holding talks with the European Union (EU) in an effort...

Iran Reenacts Capture of US Sailors on Anniversary of Islamic Revolution February 11, 2016 10:00 am

Iran Reenacts Capture of US Sailors on Anniversary of Islamic Revolution

Iran celebrated on Thursday the 37th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, marking it with...

Hints by Security Officials Support Palestinian Suspicions of Israeli Hand in Hamas Tunnel Collapses February 11, 2016 8:36 am

Hints by Security Officials Support Palestinian Suspicions of Israeli Hand in Hamas Tunnel Collapses

Comments made by the head of the IDF at a conference in Herzliya on Tuesday enhanced Palestinian...

Iran’s Atomic Energy Agency Says Nuclear Program Not Set Back by Deal With World Powers February 11, 2016 8:13 am

Iran’s Atomic Energy Agency Says Nuclear Program Not Set Back by Deal With World Powers

Iran’s nuclear agency said that Tehran’s nuclear program has not been hampered by...

Commentators Hail Sanders’ Historic Victory, Warn Jewish Factor Could Ignite Antisemitism February 10, 2016 6:56 pm

Commentators Hail Sanders’ Historic Victory, Warn Jewish Factor Could Ignite Antisemitism

Jewish commentators were quick to weigh in on Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders’...

North Carolina Jewish Day School Embroiled in Legal Battle With Former Parents Over Tuition, Israel February 10, 2016 5:08 pm

North Carolina Jewish Day School Embroiled in Legal Battle With Former Parents Over Tuition, Israel

A legal battle between a Jewish elementary school and the parents of two children who no...

Jewish U of Illinois Student Posts Youtube Condemnation of Chabad Menorah Vandals February 10, 2016 3:02 pm

Jewish U of Illinois Student Posts Youtube Condemnation of Chabad Menorah Vandals

A Jewish University of Illinois student denounced the two vandals responsible for damaging...

During Prison Term, ‘Real Housewife’ Teresa Giudice Crocheted Star of David for Jewish TV Host Andy Cohen February 10, 2016 2:05 pm

During Prison Term, ‘Real Housewife’ Teresa Giudice Crocheted Star of David for Jewish TV Host Andy Cohen

Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice said on Tuesday that she crocheted a Jewish...

Orthodox Jew Wounded in Brooklyn Stabbing Attack; Assailant Still at Large February 10, 2016 2:02 pm

Orthodox Jew Wounded in Brooklyn Stabbing Attack; Assailant Still at Large

An Orthodox Jew was stabbed while walking in the street in the Crown Heights neighborhood...

New York Times’ Thomas Friedman Says Peace Process Is Dead February 10, 2016 1:52 pm

New York Times’ Thomas Friedman Says Peace Process Is Dead

The Israeli-Palestinian peace process “is dead,” declared longtime New York Times...

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  • Food Jewish Identity Home of Freud and…Pita? Israelis Make Culinary Mark in Vienna

    Home of Freud and…Pita? Israelis Make Culinary Mark in Vienna

    JNS.org – Several Viennese Jews have made a lasting impact on the world. Sigmund Freud’s investigations changed the face of modern psychology. Composer Arnold Schoenberg’s innovations in atonal music changed the face of music. These days, even more Jews — in particular, Israeli Jews — are changing the face of Vienna’s culinary scene with innovations in…the art of the pita. Freudians may find a psychoanalytic motive for the local appeal of the Israeli eateries popping up in the Austrian capital. Walk […]

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  • Features Opinion In Iraqi Kurdistan, a Genocide Before Our Very Eyes

    In Iraqi Kurdistan, a Genocide Before Our Very Eyes

    The two bullet casings are already beginning to rust. Sheikh Nasser Pasha plucks them from the ground. “Look, one is from an AK-47, one from an American M-4.” The casings are strewn on the ground atop a long mound of dirt with a few bits of white sticks on it. It would appear unremarkable if one were walking by it. A closer look, however, reveals the white objects are pieces of human bone: arms, legs, and a single human skull. […]

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  • Blogs Features Israel and the Apartheid Narrative: 2 South African Student Leaders Weigh In

    Israel and the Apartheid Narrative: 2 South African Student Leaders Weigh In

    JNS.org – About two-dozen people file into Dodd 175 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus on a Thursday night, scouting out seats and picking at the kosher pizza in the back of the lecture hall. Miyelani Pinini knows the drill. A former student president of the University of Cape Town in South Africa, she’s attended and even organized her share of free-pizza events. But now she and a fellow South African student leader were the stars of this […]

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  • Food Spirituality/Tradition The Brewish State: Israel Taps Into Growing Craft Beer Bazaar

    The Brewish State: Israel Taps Into Growing Craft Beer Bazaar

    JNS.org – It’s widely known that Israel has penetrated the wine market, with some of its sophisticated Israeli blends surpassing historically excellent wines from areas such as the Napa Valley or Bordeaux. But what about beer? For decades, Israel has offered solely the Maccabi and Nesher brands. Not anymore. “There is a huge push of people making beer at home. The country is approaching over 30 craft breweries in the last year or two, making nearly 200 beers,” says Avi Moskowitz, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Actress Natalie Portman acted like a typical “Jewish mother” on the set of her latest movie, Jane Got a Gun, the Israeli-born star told the New York Post‘s Page Six on Sunday. The 34-year-old, who also co-produced the western, said she made it her job to look out for everyone involved in the project, because the film has had to overcome “so many obstacles,” such as losing its director early on. She explained: “Actors changed. We suffered financial and legal challenges. We endured so many replacements. There were delays. […]

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  • Israel Music Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    “We’re looking very much forward to coming back to Israel this summer,” said the lead singer of the German rock band Scorpions in a video on Monday. “Make sure you don’t miss it because we rock you like a hurricane!” said a jovial Klaus Meine, quoting the band’s seminal 1984 anthem, “Rock You Like a Hurricane.” The hard rock band lands in Israel for a show at the Menorah Mivtachim Arena on July 14 as part of its 50th anniversary tour. It will be the band’s third time […]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel were the two most immediate and authentic literary voices who gave witness to the Holocaust. Wiesel was an extrovert and a very public figure who wrote initially in French. Levi was a modest retiring chemist who wrote in Italian. Whereas Wiesel was rooted in the Eastern European Jewish Hassidic world, Levi was the product of an assimilated, secular Italian society that saw itself as Italian first and Jewish as an accident of birth. As Levi himself said, “At Auschwitz I […]

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  • Blogs Lifestyle Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    JNS.org – Wine has long been considered a social lubricant, and it’s Nir Lavie’s hope that wine from his Har Bracha Winery in the Samarian hills will serve as a social lubricant between the city-goers of Tel Aviv and the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria, two locales split geographically, and often politically, on the left and right of the country. The new flagship store of Har Bracha has recently popped its corks on 190 Ben Yehuda Street in Tel Aviv, […]

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