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Jewish Cincinnati Resident Left Shaken After Swastika Painted on His Door (PHOTOS) April 24, 2014 5:54 pm

Jewish Cincinnati Resident Left Shaken After Swastika Painted on His Door (PHOTOS)

A Jewish resident of Price Hill, Cincinnati, said he fears for his safety after he discovered...

‘Late Night’ Host Seth Meyers Specifies His ‘Jew-ish’ Credentials April 24, 2014 5:36 pm

‘Late Night’ Host Seth Meyers Specifies His ‘Jew-ish’ Credentials

Late night talk show host Seth Meyers explained to his studio audience on Wednesday that...

ADL Slams Jews for Jesus Recruitment Video as ‘Cynical Abuse of the Holocaust’ (VIDEO) April 24, 2014 9:50 am

ADL Slams Jews for Jesus Recruitment Video as ‘Cynical Abuse of the Holocaust’ (VIDEO)

The Anti-Defamation League on Thursday condemned a recruitment video produced by the missionary...

U.S. to ‘Assess’ Aid to Palestinians if New Unity Government Formed April 24, 2014 9:38 am

U.S. to ‘Assess’ Aid to Palestinians if New Unity Government Formed

JNS.org – The U.S. may reassess its current financial assistance to the Palestinian Authority...

‘Voyage of the Damned’ Commemorated in New Cruise April 23, 2014 11:50 pm

‘Voyage of the Damned’ Commemorated in New Cruise

A new cruise will commemorate the “Voyage of the Damned,” when 937 Jewish refugees...

Suffolk University Students Protest ADL Director Abraham Foxman’s Commencement Speech April 23, 2014 5:28 pm

Suffolk University Students Protest ADL Director Abraham Foxman’s Commencement Speech

JNS.org – Some students at Boston’s Suffolk University are protesting the decision...

U.S. Approves Military, Counterterrorism Aid for Egypt April 23, 2014 9:42 am

U.S. Approves Military, Counterterrorism Aid for Egypt

JNS.org – The United States is likely to resume limited military aid, including the release...

U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Status of Jerusalem April 23, 2014 9:40 am

U.S. Supreme Court to Rule on Status of Jerusalem

New York Post – The last thing the Obama administration needs is more meddling in the Middle...

Marionville Mayor Resigns After Anti-Semitic Comments Following Jewish Center Shootings April 23, 2014 9:36 am

Marionville Mayor Resigns After Anti-Semitic Comments Following Jewish Center Shootings

Springfield News-Leader – Marionville Mayor Dan Clevenger resigned Monday night for making...

Source: Cuba Backs Iran in Dispute With U.S. Over U.N. Ambassador April 22, 2014 10:18 pm

Source: Cuba Backs Iran in Dispute With U.S. Over U.N. Ambassador

Fox News – Cuba piped up as one of the few countries to side with Iran at a meeting...

Iran Says Next Round of Expert Level Nuclear Talks Will be Held in New York April 21, 2014 8:00 pm

Iran Says Next Round of Expert Level Nuclear Talks Will be Held in New York

Guardian – The next round of expert-level talks over Iran’s contested nuclear...

Authorities Seeking Middleman in Kansas Slay Investigation April 21, 2014 1:00 pm

Authorities Seeking Middleman in Kansas Slay Investigation

Fox News – Authorities are looking for the middleman who purchased the guns used in...

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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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