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Netanyahu Sends Message of Condolences to Germany After Attack at Munich Mall July 23, 2016 10:41 pm

Netanyahu Sends Message of Condolences to Germany After Attack at Munich Mall

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent a message of condolences to Germany on Saturday, a...

New Museum to Tell Israel’s Story as the ‘Start-Up Nation’ July 23, 2016 1:26 pm

New Museum to Tell Israel’s Story as the ‘Start-Up Nation’

JNS.org – The foundation stone of a new museum dedicated to Israeli innovations was...

Hillary Clinton Expected to Name Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as Running Mate July 23, 2016 9:30 am

Hillary Clinton Expected to Name Virginia Senator Tim Kaine as Running Mate

Hillary Clinton is on the verge of announcing her vice-presidential pick, with Democrats familiar...

Jewish, Pro-Israel Groups Call for Immediate Expulsion of Controversial British Peer After She Blames Israel for Rise of Global Terrorism July 22, 2016 6:59 pm

Jewish, Pro-Israel Groups Call for Immediate Expulsion of Controversial British Peer After She Blames Israel for Rise of Global Terrorism

Jewish and pro-Israel groups in Britain called for the expulsion of a controversial British...

US Army Officer Who Rescued Jews During Holocaust Dies at 99 (VIDEO) July 22, 2016 6:49 pm

US Army Officer Who Rescued Jews During Holocaust Dies at 99 (VIDEO)

JNS.org – A U.S. officer who helped liberate 2,500 Jews during the Holocaust has died...

Columnist Says Israel ‘Last Hope’ for Arab Christians Before Total Annihilation July 22, 2016 6:43 pm

Columnist Says Israel ‘Last Hope’ for Arab Christians Before Total Annihilation

Arab Christians must come to understand that Israel represents their “last hope” to be...

8 Dead in Suspected Terror Attack at Munich Mall; Police Hunt Suspects July 22, 2016 5:33 pm

8 Dead in Suspected Terror Attack at Munich Mall; Police Hunt Suspects

Police warned people to stay indoors Friday as they hunted for whoever opened fire at a Munich...

Donald Trump in RNC Speech Vows to Work With Israel on Fighting Terror July 22, 2016 3:51 pm

Donald Trump in RNC Speech Vows to Work With Israel on Fighting Terror

JNS.org – In a speech accepting the GOP nomination for president at the Republican...

In Nomination Acceptance Speech, Trump Promises Americans Will be Safer, Richer If He’s Elected President July 22, 2016 10:04 am

In Nomination Acceptance Speech, Trump Promises Americans Will be Safer, Richer If He’s Elected President

Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president Thursday, promising anxious...

Top Israeli Foreign Ministry Official Meets With Leader of Chad July 22, 2016 10:02 am

Top Israeli Foreign Ministry Official Meets With Leader of Chad

JNS.org – Israeli Foreign Ministry Director-General Dore Gold met with President Idriss...

Saudi Arabia Denies Renewing Fatwa Against Pokémon Go July 22, 2016 9:59 am

Saudi Arabia Denies Renewing Fatwa Against Pokémon Go

JNS.org – Saudi Arabia has denied that they renewed a 15-year-old fatwa that declares...

State Department Looking Into Reports of Yet Another Iranian Detention of American Citizen July 22, 2016 9:58 am

State Department Looking Into Reports of Yet Another Iranian Detention of American Citizen

The U.S. State Department said Thursday that it is looking into reports another American has...

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  • Arts and Culture First English-Language Trailer Debuts for Natalie Portman’s Hebrew Film ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ Based on Amos Oz’s Memoir (VIDEO)

    First English-Language Trailer Debuts for Natalie Portman’s Hebrew Film ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ Based on Amos Oz’s Memoir (VIDEO)

    The first English-language trailer for Natalie Portman’s directorial debut — A Tale of Love and Darkness — based on Israeli author Amos Oz’s memoir, was released on Thursday. The movie, originally filmed in Hebrew, tells the story of Oz’s childhood in Jerusalem at the end of the British Mandate and the early years of Israel’s independence. Portman, who was born in Israel and speaks fluent Hebrew, plays the lead role of Fania, the author’s mother. She struggles to raise her son as she deals with inner demons, a […]

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  • Features As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

    As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

    JNS.org – Sonnenallee, a street in Berlin’s Neukölln district, looks like it comes straight out of an Arab city — so much so that it goes by the nickname “Gaza Strip.” Kebab and bakery shops are advertised in Arabic; men sit in men-only coffee shops; and bridal shop windows showcase glittery, not-so-stylish gowns. But take a random turn, and you’ll find a swath of bars, burger joints, and Indian restaurants where hip Berliners announce that they have arrived to urban coolness. […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot engages in fierce action sequences in the new Wonder Woman trailer, which Warner Bros. premiered during the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. The nearly 3-minute trailer, the first to debut for the superhero film, shows scenes of Diana, princess of the Amazons, fighting alongside men in the battle against the world’s toughest enemies. The first shot of the video shows Wonder Woman discovering a man, Steve Trevor (played by actor Chris Pine), washed ashore. The clip then takes viewers to the all-female island where Wonder Woman was born. […]

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  • Arts and Culture A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    Is diplomacy worthwhile, even if the end result isn’t what we hoped for? That is the question, among many others, posed by the new play Oslo, by J.T. Rogers. Making its New York debut at Lincoln Center, the play examines the secret diplomatic process that led to the historic 1993 peace accords. The character of Shimon Peres makes an appearance onstage — and he, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, tower over the proceedings. But they mainly do so in absentia. Instead, […]

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  • Spirituality/Tradition Sports Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    JNS.org – Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish tradition. Koufax — who was recently ranked by ESPN as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) history — decided not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because the game fell on Yom Kippur. “I would do the same,” Kremer said in an interview. Last month, the 20-year-old Kremer became […]

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  • Arts and Culture Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    The famed lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, encouraged Jewish singer-songwriter Adam Lambert to perform in Hebrew during their upcoming joint concert in Israel, an entertainment industry advocacy organization reported on Tuesday. During a recent interview with Israeli television personality Assi Azar, May was played a 2005 video of Lambert singing the popular song Shir L’Shalom, (Song for Peace). May was so impressed by Lambert’s singing of the Hebrew track that he told the American singer, “We have to do that. Let’s […]

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  • Sports Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    JNS.org – Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next month after gaining a last minute approval. “I am very proud [to represent Israel] and I hope to achieve a new personal best time,” Chemtai told Reuters. Chemtai, who grew up a rural village in western Kenya, first came to Israel in 2009 to care of the children of her country’s ambassador to Israel. The 27-year-old runner recently gained […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    To date or not to date? That is not the question for most Modern Orthodox singles in New York. The question is when will they find their future spouses, and when will their families stop nagging them about having babies? Inspired by the success of the Israeli show “Srugim,” Leah Gottfried, 25, decided she would create and star in her own show, “Soon By You.” “Dating is so serious already,” Gottfried said. “We wanted to take a lighter approach and laugh at the […]

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