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House Democrats Claim to Have Enough Votes to Sustain Obama Veto of Nuclear Deal Override July 27, 2015 9:30 am

House Democrats Claim to Have Enough Votes to Sustain Obama Veto of Nuclear Deal Override

Three days before world leaders formally unveiled an interim deal in early 2014 to slow the...

As Jews Mourn Destruction of Temples, Palestinian Authority Denies They Ever Existed July 26, 2015 8:25 pm

As Jews Mourn Destruction of Temples, Palestinian Authority Denies They Ever Existed

As Jews around the world mourned the destruction of the ancient Jewish temples on Sunday with...

Watchdog Says Obama Administration ‘Inventing’ Iran Concessions Under Nuclear Deal July 26, 2015 7:42 pm

Watchdog Says Obama Administration ‘Inventing’ Iran Concessions Under Nuclear Deal

Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group The Israel Project (TIP) on Sunday said that the Obama...

Linking Pollard Release to Iran Deal is ‘Insult,’ Says Israeli Lawmaker July 26, 2015 5:55 pm

Linking Pollard Release to Iran Deal is ‘Insult,’ Says Israeli Lawmaker

Israeli Parliamentarian Nachman Shai said that linking the possible release of Israeli spy...

Sharansky Calls on US Jews to Stand Up to White House Over Iran Nuclear Deal July 26, 2015 5:30 pm

Sharansky Calls on US Jews to Stand Up to White House Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Jews in America should take a stand against the White House and oppose the nuclear deal recently...

Google Removes Hamas App From Android Store July 26, 2015 5:08 pm

Google Removes Hamas App From Android Store

JNS.org – Google has removed from its Android app store a cell phone application built...

Netanyahu Views 2,000-Year-Old Book of Lamentations Scroll on Tisha B’Av July 26, 2015 5:03 pm

Netanyahu Views 2,000-Year-Old Book of Lamentations Scroll on Tisha B’Av

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu viewed a 2,000-year-old scroll...

Rabbi Says JDate Lawsuit Against JSwipe is Not Kosher July 26, 2015 4:53 pm

Rabbi Says JDate Lawsuit Against JSwipe is Not Kosher

A lawsuit filed by JDate against competing Jewish digital dating company JSwipe would be frowned...

Tisha B’Av Poll Shows 42 Percent of Israelis Believe Nuclear-Armed Iran is Biggest Threat July 26, 2015 10:43 am

Tisha B’Av Poll Shows 42 Percent of Israelis Believe Nuclear-Armed Iran is Biggest Threat

In the shadow of the international agreement between Iran and leading world powers that was reached...

Palestinian Youths on Temple Mount Launch Fireworks, Stones at Israeli Police July 26, 2015 10:41 am

Palestinian Youths on Temple Mount Launch Fireworks, Stones at Israeli Police

JNS.org – Violence engulfed the Temple Mount on Sunday when dozens of masked Muslims...

Syrian President Assad Vows to Win Country’s Civil War: ‘Defeat Does Not Exist’ July 26, 2015 10:38 am

Syrian President Assad Vows to Win Country’s Civil War: ‘Defeat Does Not Exist’

In his first public address in a year, embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad vowed Sunday...

Jewish Comic Jackie Mason: New York Restaurants Face Harsher Inspections Than Iran Under Nuclear Deal July 26, 2015 10:37 am

Jewish Comic Jackie Mason: New York Restaurants Face Harsher Inspections Than Iran Under Nuclear Deal

Legendary Jewish comic Jackie Mason joined the list of critics of the nuclear deal signed...

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  • Theater US & Canada Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Famed actor Seth Rogen on Tuesday unveiled with typical comic fanfare the trailer for his new Christmas film. The movie “was made by Jews… and opens on Thanksgiving,” Rogen pointed out on Twitter. The Night Before tells the tale of three “ride or die homies” celebrating one last debauchery-filled Christmas Eve reunion before they become too busy to keep up their annual tradition. In an effort to make the night as memorable as possible, they set out to find the “Nutcracka Ball – the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    A June 2015 art exhibit, “The Transformative Power of Art,” at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, harnessed the universal language of art to convey an important message: “Our fragile Mother Earth faces the devastating consequences of climate change, a defining challenge of our time.” The exhibit also included sixteen portraits of people from all over the world who have “contributed to the common good of humanity in one way or another and have transformed the way we […]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    A 32-year-old Circassian Israeli Muslim Mixed Martial Arts fighter from Abu Ghosh says he takes pride in fighting under the Israeli flag, Israel’s Walla reported on Sunday. Like most Circassian Israelis, Jackie “the Punishment” Gosh was born Sunni Muslim. He became observant about eight years ago, and is now scrupulous in following his religion’s tenets, praying five times a day and fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Gosh is also very proud of his Israeli nationality, and sees no contradiction between […]

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  • Israel Music New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    A new documentary explores the lives and work of Jewish and Arab rappers in Israel and how the ongoing conflict in the region has impacted their lyrics, the U.K.’s Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday. Hip Hop in the Holy Land is a six-part series co-directed by Mike Skinner, the British frontman of hip-hop group The Streets, and produced by Noisey, a music channel published by Vice news. The first episode, published last week, shows Skinner meeting with Tamer Nafar, the founder of one of […]

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  • Sports US & Canada 49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    New 49ers running back and Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne apologized on Wednesday for a tweet in which he raised the age-old myth that Jews were historically responsible for Jesus Christ’s death. Reaching out to his Jewish fans, and the chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, Hayne tweeted: “To the Jewish community @DvirAbramovich #WeAreAllOne.” Underneath, he keenly included a screenshot of a text message to elaborate on his apology: “I sincerely apologize for my tweets on July 1. I […]

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  • Theater Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot reminisced about her childhood in Israel during an interview published in this month’s edition of Vanity Fair. “I don’t remember this, but my mom told me that when I was three they threw a party on the rooftop of the house. They put me to bed, and I heard people coming into the house and no one came to me. I went to the rooftop and took a hose and I started to spray water on everyone, just […]

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  • Blogs Features Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    An Israeli organization is helping wounded U.S. veterans move past their physical and psychological challenges by connecting them with injured Israeli soldiers who understand what they’ve been through. “What we discovered very early is that there’s no ‘professional, psychiatrist, social worker’ or anything like that [or] pills that can come even close to helping a soldier who fought in combat, who was wounded, who lost his friends. No one can help him like another person who’s been through exactly what he has,” Rabbi Chaim Levine, […]

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  • Relationships World Researchers Say Women Less Likely Than Men to Kill Hitler, if They Could Travel Back in Time

    Researchers Say Women Less Likely Than Men to Kill Hitler, if They Could Travel Back in Time

    Women are less likely than men to want to kill Nazi leader Adolph Hitler if given the ability to travel back in time, a recently published research paper revealed. The paper analyzed 40 studies involving 6,100 respondents in a time-travel thought experiment, the New York Post reported on Friday. While 60 percent of men said they would theoretically be willing to kill Hitler, only 55 percent of women said they would be comfortable doing the same. The paper was published in the Personality and […]

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