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New Israeli Elections Poll Shows Likud Slipping, Naftali Bennett’s Party on the Rise December 27, 2012 11:54 am

New Israeli Elections Poll Shows Likud Slipping, Naftali Bennett’s Party on the Rise

A new poll released by Israel Radio Thursday showed that the Likud-Yisrael Beytenu ticket...

Israeli Vice Prime Minister: U.S. Preparing for Possible Syria Intervention December 27, 2012 11:14 am

Israeli Vice Prime Minister: U.S. Preparing for Possible Syria Intervention

The U.S. is gearing up for a possible military intervention in Syria in the event that chemical...

Senior Hamas Official: Reconciliation Efforts With PLO to be Based on Rejection of Israel’s Right to Exist December 27, 2012 10:52 am

Senior Hamas Official: Reconciliation Efforts With PLO to be Based on Rejection of Israel’s Right to Exist

A Senior Hamas official said that his organization wants reconciliation efforts with the PLO...

Ahmadinejad  Fires Only Woman in Iran Cabinet December 27, 2012 10:07 am

Ahmadinejad Fires Only Woman in Iran Cabinet

Ahram – Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has sacked Health Minister Marizeh Vahid...

Court Dismisses Suit Against EU Body That Reportedly Funds Anti-Israel NGOs December 26, 2012 6:56 pm

Court Dismisses Suit Against EU Body That Reportedly Funds Anti-Israel NGOs

The European Court of Human Rights threw out a lawsuit filed against the European Union (EU)...

Israeli Government Asks Sharansky to Review Western Wall Gender Policies December 26, 2012 6:47 pm

Israeli Government Asks Sharansky to Review Western Wall Gender Policies

In light of growing concern within the progressive Jewish community in the U.S. over gender...

Jewish Group Condemns Latest Islamic Terrorist Attack Against Christians in Nigeria December 26, 2012 6:42 pm

Jewish Group Condemns Latest Islamic Terrorist Attack Against Christians in Nigeria

Two terrorist attacks rocked the beleaguered Nigerian Christian community on Christmas Eve,...

Israel’s Miss Universe Wears Patriotism on Her Sleeve (PHOTO) December 26, 2012 6:15 pm

Israel’s Miss Universe Wears Patriotism on Her Sleeve (PHOTO)

Israel’s Miss Universe contestant made her country proud at last week’s Miss Universe...

Netanyahu Dances With Israeli Pop Star Sarit Hadad—Sort Of (VIDEO) December 26, 2012 5:59 pm

Netanyahu Dances With Israeli Pop Star Sarit Hadad—Sort Of (VIDEO)

You have to hand it to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu—he is working hard to get...

Former IDF Intelligence Chief: ‘Delegitimization’ of Israel a Grave Threat December 26, 2012 5:09 pm

Former IDF Intelligence Chief: ‘Delegitimization’ of Israel a Grave Threat

Times of Israel – With the chances of a war breaking out in the coming year relatively...

Report: Israel Fears EU Will Impose Agreement in Coming Year December 26, 2012 3:03 pm

Report: Israel Fears EU Will Impose Agreement in Coming Year

An internal memo circulated by Israel’s Foreign Ministry expresses concern that the...

Poll Finds Only 26% of Israelis Think Israel Won Operation Pillar of Defense December 26, 2012 12:10 pm

Poll Finds Only 26% of Israelis Think Israel Won Operation Pillar of Defense

Israeli children take cover under their desks in a classroom. A recent poll has found...

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  • Book Reviews Opinion Robert Gates’ Memoir is a Jaw-Dropping Read (REVIEW)

    Robert Gates’ Memoir is a Jaw-Dropping Read (REVIEW)

    Former Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates’s memoir follows the classic form, telling the story of his years at the Pentagon during the Bush and Obama administrations. He focuses on what he did and experienced personally as secretary, neither writing a broad policy treatise nor recounting the entire history of the administrations in which he served. In so doing, Gates provides penetrating insights about the inner workings of US national security decision-making. Had I been George W. Bush, I would [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews The Media, Israel, and Anti-Semitism (REVIEW)

    The Media, Israel, and Anti-Semitism (REVIEW)

    Pressing Israel: Media Bias Exposed from A-Z by Lee Bender and Jerome Verlin (Pavilion Press, Philadelphia, Pa. 2013) Sophocles said, “What people believe prevails over truth,” Pressing Israel: Media Bias Exposed from A-Z is ideal for the arm chair reader who would like a basic grasp of the terms used in the mainstream media’s presentation of the Arab-Israeli situation as is reported today. This is a book whose time has come. This is a book where the reader gains a [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs William Shatner’s One Man Show Keeps Him in the Limelight (INTERVIEW)

    William Shatner’s One Man Show Keeps Him in the Limelight (INTERVIEW)

    JNS.org – On Thursday, audiences around the country can feel what it is like to be William Shatner, the Jewish actor best known for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk on “Star Trek.” Shatner’s one-man show “Shatner’s World”—which was on Broadway and toured Canada, Australia, and the United States—will be presented in nearly 700 movie theaters nationwide for one night only on April 24. Sponsored by Fathom Events and Priceline.com (for whom Shatner has famously served as a pitchman), [...]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    Romirowsky and Joffe’s book Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief is an important volume for those interested in truly understanding the origins of the Palestinian refugee issue. Utilizing a treasure trove of newly released documents, the authors link UNRWA’s (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine) origins to the Quakers/American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). For those readers who thought they knew most of the Middle East story, Romirowsky and Joffe’s version provides another twist. The authors meticulously [...]

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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