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Hezbollah Terror Plot Against Israeli Tourists in Bangkok Foiled April 18, 2014 9:58 am

Hezbollah Terror Plot Against Israeli Tourists in Bangkok Foiled

JNS.org – The investigation into two alleged Hezbollah terrorists arrested in Thailand recently...

11 Israeli Backpackers Injured in Argentina After Minibus Overturns April 18, 2014 9:57 am

11 Israeli Backpackers Injured in Argentina After Minibus Overturns

JNS.org – Eleven Israeli backpackers were injured in Argentina on Thursday when the minibus...

Obama Adviser David Axelrod Recruited by UK’s Miliband April 18, 2014 9:56 am

Obama Adviser David Axelrod Recruited by UK’s Miliband

The Guardian – Barack Obama’s most influential adviser during two presidential victories...

Rouhani Pledges Support for Dialogue at Parade, Iranians Carry ‘Death to Israel’ Signs April 18, 2014 9:54 am

Rouhani Pledges Support for Dialogue at Parade, Iranians Carry ‘Death to Israel’ Signs

Jerusalem Post – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the Islamic Republic had the might...

Putin Lauds Contribution of Russian Jewry in Passover Greeting April 18, 2014 9:51 am

Putin Lauds Contribution of Russian Jewry in Passover Greeting

Haaretz – Russian Jews are making an enormous contribution to strengthening Russian society’s...

Meetings With U.S. Negotiator Bring No Progress in Israel-Palestinian Authority Peace Talks April 18, 2014 9:50 am

Meetings With U.S. Negotiator Bring No Progress in Israel-Palestinian Authority Peace Talks

AFP – Israeli and Palestinian negotiators meeting U.S. envoy Martin Indyk to try to...

Syrian Christian Refugees Seek Return to Ancient Town After Government Recapture April 18, 2014 1:06 am

Syrian Christian Refugees Seek Return to Ancient Town After Government Recapture

JNS.org - Syrian Christian refugees from the ancient town of Maaloula are seeking to return...

Rioting, Violence Rage in Hebron and Elsewhere on Palestinian ‘Prisoners Day’ April 18, 2014 1:01 am

Rioting, Violence Rage in Hebron and Elsewhere on Palestinian ‘Prisoners Day’

JNS.org - Riots and violent clashes flared up on Thursday as Palestinian protesters attacked...

Famed Jewish Architects Slam RIBA Anti-Israel Motion April 17, 2014 7:23 pm

Famed Jewish Architects Slam RIBA Anti-Israel Motion

The most renowned Jewish architects in the world are coming out to protest a motion to suspend...

Mayor Faces Impeachment After Speaking Kindly of Jewish Center Killer April 17, 2014 1:24 pm

Mayor Faces Impeachment After Speaking Kindly of Jewish Center Killer

Marionville, Missouri, Mayor Dan Clevenger, who took office less than a week ago, is facing...

Israeli Woman Who Led Man on Leash Around London Explains April 17, 2014 12:17 pm

Israeli Woman Who Led Man on Leash Around London Explains

An Israeli woman who prompted an Internet frenzy when she walked a man on a leash down a...

Iran Defense Minister: Missile Capabilities No Subject for Nuclear Talks April 17, 2014 11:51 am

Iran Defense Minister: Missile Capabilities No Subject for Nuclear Talks

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan on Thursday said the Islamic Republic’s...

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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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