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FBI Identifies One Gunman in Muhammad Cartoon Event Shooting in Texas May 4, 2015 12:40 pm

FBI Identifies One Gunman in Muhammad Cartoon Event Shooting in Texas

JNS.org – Investigators from the FBI have identified one of the gunmen from the shooting...

Police Kill 2 Gunmen Outside Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Event in Texas May 4, 2015 9:47 am

Police Kill 2 Gunmen Outside Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Event in Texas

AP – Police shot and killed two gunmen who opened fire on a security officer outside...

Citing ‘Hysteria,’ Kerry Takes Latest Jab at Israeli Critics of Iran Nuclear Talks May 3, 2015 12:29 pm

Citing ‘Hysteria,’ Kerry Takes Latest Jab at Israeli Critics of Iran Nuclear Talks

JNS.org – In an interview with Israel’s Channel 10 television network on Saturday,...

Silicon Valley’s Dave Goldberg, Husband of Facebook Exec Sheryl Sandberg, Dies at 47 May 3, 2015 12:10 pm

Silicon Valley’s Dave Goldberg, Husband of Facebook Exec Sheryl Sandberg, Dies at 47

New York Times – Dave Goldberg, the chief executive of SurveyMonkey and the husband...

US Navy Accompanies Four American-Flagged Ships Through Strait of Hormuz May 2, 2015 1:30 pm

US Navy Accompanies Four American-Flagged Ships Through Strait of Hormuz

The U.S. Navy accompanied four American-flagged ships and a British vessel moving through...

Joe Biden Says US Will Not Bend for Iran on Nuclear Deal May 1, 2015 11:30 am

Joe Biden Says US Will Not Bend for Iran on Nuclear Deal

CNN – Vice President Joe Biden took the stage Thursday night at the Washington Institute’s...

Indiana General Assembly Becomes 2nd State Legislature to Pass Anti-BDS Bill April 30, 2015 6:41 pm

Indiana General Assembly Becomes 2nd State Legislature to Pass Anti-BDS Bill

JNS.org - The Indiana General Assembly has become the second-ever state legislature to pass...

Elie Weisel: Being Jewish is Not ‘Simply a Matter of Birth’ (VIDEO) April 29, 2015 8:52 pm

Elie Weisel: Being Jewish is Not ‘Simply a Matter of Birth’ (VIDEO)

Author and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel on Wednesday said being Jewish “is not simply a matter...

Fareed Zakaria and Haim Saban Spar Over Views on Israel April 29, 2015 5:56 pm

Fareed Zakaria and Haim Saban Spar Over Views on Israel

Fareed Zakaria and media mogul Haim Saban butted heads over Israel at an event on Monday...

Joint US-Israeli Anti-Tunneling Research Added to Defense Budget April 29, 2015 5:09 pm

Joint US-Israeli Anti-Tunneling Research Added to Defense Budget

Bipartisan bills allocating funds to joint U.S.-Israeli research and development of anti-tunneling...

Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’ April 29, 2015 2:45 pm

Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

A profile published Wednesday in Time Out New York highlighted a 25-year-old Brooklyn woman...

Ex-Al Jazeera Employee Suing Company Over Boss’ Alleged Antisemitism April 29, 2015 9:58 am

Ex-Al Jazeera Employee Suing Company Over Boss’ Alleged Antisemitism

A former Al Jazeera America employee filed a lawsuit against the company for wrongful termination,...

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  • Europe Featured Sports Major Jewish Group Accuses Popular Soccer Website Goal.com of ‘Inciting Jew-Hatred’

    Major Jewish Group Accuses Popular Soccer Website Goal.com of ‘Inciting Jew-Hatred’

    Major Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday sharply criticized popular soccer news site Goal.com for “denying the legitimacy of Israel and inciting to Jew-hatred” in its Arabic language versions, The Algemeiner has learned. In a sharp letter to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the Center’s Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, drew attention to articles on the site that refer to Israel as the “Zionist entity” or an “enemy,” and accuse the Jewish state [...]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    A profile published Wednesday in Time Out New York highlighted a 25-year-old Brooklyn woman who claimed she is attracted to chubby Jewish comedians, Maxim Deputy Editor Jason Feifer pointed out via Twitter. Talking about a date she went on, Steph, a sunglasses designer living in Borough Park, told the magazine, ”He was very attractive, just not my type. I like big schlubby Jewish comedians and he was clean-cut.” Feifer posted a picture of the magazine page and commented that Steph’s preferences amounted [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then 17 years old, had just been disqualified from the Israeli kayaking championship. He couldn’t survive the heats. He didn’t make the start line. He was devastated—and he had no one with whom to share his hopes, his dreams, and his disappointment. His divorced parents still live in [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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