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Japanese Airline VP Calls Israeli Travel Market ‘Important’ February 3, 2016 1:17 pm

Japanese Airline VP Calls Israeli Travel Market ‘Important’

JNS.org – The senior vice president of All Nippon Airways (ANA), the largest airline...

Report: Palestinian Security Forces Arrest 5 Members of Iran-Backed West Bank Group February 3, 2016 12:43 pm

Report: Palestinian Security Forces Arrest 5 Members of Iran-Backed West Bank Group

Palestinian Authority security forces arrested five Palestinians in Bethlehem on charges they...

Israel Police Seeks to Bolster Presence in Arab Sector February 3, 2016 10:58 am

Israel Police Seeks to Bolster Presence in Arab Sector

JNS.org – The Israel Police is seeking to bolster its presence in the Jewish state’s...

Israeli Firm Uncovers eBay Security Flaw February 3, 2016 10:56 am

Israeli Firm Uncovers eBay Security Flaw

JNS.org – Israeli cyber-security firm Check Point revealed Tuesday that it has discovered...

Kerry Warns of ISIS Expanding Stronghold Into Libya February 3, 2016 10:55 am

Kerry Warns of ISIS Expanding Stronghold Into Libya

Advances in the campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq are forcing the extremists...

President Rouhani Invites US Investment in Iran’s Economy February 3, 2016 10:52 am

President Rouhani Invites US Investment in Iran’s Economy

Iran has no problem with US companies investing in its economy and creating joint ventures,...

Roman-Era Canal System Unearthed Near Dead Sea February 3, 2016 10:48 am

Roman-Era Canal System Unearthed Near Dead Sea

JNS.org – An ancient canal system used 2,000 years ago to irrigate terraced agricultural...

House Passes Bill Restricting Obama’s Ability to Lift Iran Sanctions February 3, 2016 10:47 am

House Passes Bill Restricting Obama’s Ability to Lift Iran Sanctions

The US House of Representatives narrowly approved legislation on Tuesday that would restrict...

At Least One Hamas Operative Reportedly Killed in Latest Gaza Tunnel Collapse February 3, 2016 10:42 am

At Least One Hamas Operative Reportedly Killed in Latest Gaza Tunnel Collapse

JNS.org – Palestinian media is reporting that at least one operative from the Hamas...

Hamas and Fatah Officials to Meet in Qatar in Latest Effort at Reconciliation February 3, 2016 10:40 am

Hamas and Fatah Officials to Meet in Qatar in Latest Effort at Reconciliation

JNS.org –  A delegation from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah...

19-Year-Old Israel Border Policewoman Wounded in Palestinian Shooting, Stabbing Attack in East Jerusalem Dies of Wounds February 3, 2016 8:56 am

19-Year-Old Israel Border Policewoman Wounded in Palestinian Shooting, Stabbing Attack in East Jerusalem Dies of Wounds

One of the two Israeli Border Policewomen critically wounded in a combined stabbing and...

Israeli Ambassador to France: ‘Very Sad’ French Jews Must Weigh Wearing Kippah in Public February 3, 2016 8:24 am

Israeli Ambassador to France: ‘Very Sad’ French Jews Must Weigh Wearing Kippah in Public

It is “very sad” that French Jews must decide whether to take the risk of wearing...

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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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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Gentile Actor Zachary Levi Says He’s Denied Roles for Being ‘Too Jewish’

    Gentile Actor Zachary Levi Says He’s Denied Roles for Being ‘Too Jewish’

    Actor Zachary Levi said casting directors have denied him roles for being “too Jewish,” despite the fact that he is not a Jew, the New York Daily News‘ Confidenti@l reported on Wednesday. “I guess they were looking for more of a corn-fed, white boy look,” he said. “My family is from f****** Indiana! Come on, I’m like dying here!” The Thor star clarified that he is Welsh, and that Levi is actually his middle name, while his real last name is Pugh. He said he […]

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  • Book Reviews Spirituality/Tradition Tracing Chabad’s History and Success (REVIEW)

    Tracing Chabad’s History and Success (REVIEW)

    The secret of Chabad’s worldwide success is revealed by veteran Chabad shliach (emissary) Rabbi David Eliezrie in his new book, The Secret of Chabad. The Chabad movement was founded by Rabbi Schnur Zalman of Liadi, Belarus, in 1775. Years later it came to the US with the arrival of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn in 1940, after his escape from Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Upon his arrival in New York, a number of his co-religionists advised him that there was no place for traditional […]

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  • Music US & Canada Rapper B.o.B’s New Song Invoking Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial Has Jewish Group ‘Deeply Troubled’

    Rapper B.o.B’s New Song Invoking Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial Has Jewish Group ‘Deeply Troubled’

    A Jewish human rights organization expressed concern on Wednesday over a new song by a popular US rapper that includes lyrics promoting antisemitic conspiracy theories and cites a Holocaust denier, The Algemeiner has learned. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was responding to Tuesday’s release of B.o.B’s “Flatline,” the lyrics of which include: “But before you try to curve it, do your research on David Irving; Stalin was way worse than Hitler, That’s why the POTUS gotta wear a Kippa.” Irving is a historian who has questioned […]

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  • Business Features World-Changing Israeli Technologies Wow at Global Investor Summit

    World-Changing Israeli Technologies Wow at Global Investor Summit

    JNS.org – You’re cruising along the highway. Suddenly, your car starts to sputter, your engine grumbles, and your car comes to a screeching halt. The tow truck drags the car to a local auto mechanic. Damage: $1,000. You have no idea whether or not the mechanic is trying to do one over on you, but you will soon, thanks to a new Israeli innovation. Engie puts the car owner in the driver’s seat by providing a special malfunction reader that simply […]

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