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BDS Groups at Stanford Hatching ‘Big Plans’ Against Israel Despite Opposition From Student Majority May 30, 2016 1:28 pm

BDS Groups at Stanford Hatching ‘Big Plans’ Against Israel Despite Opposition From Student Majority

Despite a significant majority of the student body at Stanford University opposing the Boycott,...

12-Year-Old Connecticut Boy Brutally Beaten by Classmate Yelling ‘Kill the Jew’ May 29, 2016 7:22 am

12-Year-Old Connecticut Boy Brutally Beaten by Classmate Yelling ‘Kill the Jew’

A 12-year-old Jewish boy from New Haven, Connecticut was beaten up by a classmate in what...

Ahead of ‘Celebrate Israel’ Parade, ‘Today’ Host Calls Holy Land ‘Heaven on Earth’ May 29, 2016 6:29 am

Ahead of ‘Celebrate Israel’ Parade, ‘Today’ Host Calls Holy Land ‘Heaven on Earth’

Kathie Lee Gifford, co-host of NBC‘s morning show Today, talked to The Algemeiner on...

Sarah Silverman Credits ‘Jewish Mother Fantasy Situation’ for Drake’s Instagram Love Declaration (VIDEO) May 27, 2016 6:04 pm

Sarah Silverman Credits ‘Jewish Mother Fantasy Situation’ for Drake’s Instagram Love Declaration (VIDEO)

Jewish comedian Sarah Silverman said she was thrilled to learn that coreligionist rapper...

Jewish Leader Blasts Guggenheim Museum for Website Post Accusing ‘Racist’ Israel of Censorship, Oppressing Palestinians May 27, 2016 5:12 pm

Jewish Leader Blasts Guggenheim Museum for Website Post Accusing ‘Racist’ Israel of Censorship, Oppressing Palestinians

Longtime Jewish leader Abraham Foxman sharply rebuked the Guggenheim Museum on Friday for...

Obama Makes Historic Visit to Hiroshima, Calls for ‘World Without Nuclear Weapons’ May 27, 2016 9:44 am

Obama Makes Historic Visit to Hiroshima, Calls for ‘World Without Nuclear Weapons’

Barack Obama on Friday became the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima, where he...

Student Protesters at UC Irvine Justify Violent Actions at Pro-Israel Campus Event Where They Shouted ‘All White People Need to Die’ May 27, 2016 4:23 am

Student Protesters at UC Irvine Justify Violent Actions at Pro-Israel Campus Event Where They Shouted ‘All White People Need to Die’

Members of two prominent student groups who took part in a violent protest against a pro-Israel...

NFL Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Recalls Religious Upbringing; Highlights Importance of Jewish Values (VIDEO) May 26, 2016 10:30 pm

NFL Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Recalls Religious Upbringing; Highlights Importance of Jewish Values (VIDEO)

Leading a life filled with Jewish values teaches a person to be humble and appreciate what...

Empire State Building Will Shine Blue and White for ‘Celebrate Israel Parade’ May 26, 2016 10:18 pm

Empire State Building Will Shine Blue and White for ‘Celebrate Israel Parade’

JNS.org – The Empire State Building will shine blue and white on June 5 — mirroring...

Report: New Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau to Cut Short Pro-Israel Ambassador’s Tenure May 26, 2016 4:15 pm

Report: New Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau to Cut Short Pro-Israel Ambassador’s Tenure

Canada’s pro-Israel ambassador to the Jewish state is reportedly having her tenure cut...

NYPD Searching for Man Caught on Camera Spray-Painting Antisemitic Graffiti on NYC Building (VIDEO) May 26, 2016 1:28 pm

NYPD Searching for Man Caught on Camera Spray-Painting Antisemitic Graffiti on NYC Building (VIDEO)

The New York City Police Department (NYPD) is searching for a man caught on surveillance...

Sen. Schumer to Holocaust Survivors: File Claims Against French Rail Company May 26, 2016 1:22 pm

Sen. Schumer to Holocaust Survivors: File Claims Against French Rail Company

JNS.org – U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on Holocaust survivors and families...

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  • Features World Graves of Jewish Pirates in Jamaica Give Caribbean Tourists Taste of Little-Known History

    Graves of Jewish Pirates in Jamaica Give Caribbean Tourists Taste of Little-Known History

    Tour operators are calling attention to Jamaica’s little-known Jewish heritage by arranging visits to historic Jewish sites on the Caribbean island, including a cemetery where Jewish pirates are buried. A report in Travel and Leisure magazine describes the Hunts Bay Cemetery in Kingston, where there are seven tombstones engraved with Hebrew benedictions and skull and crossbones insignia. According to the report, centuries ago, Jewish pirates sailed the waters of Jamaica and settled in Port Royal. The town, once known as “the wickedest city in the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Filmmaker Eyal Resh Embraces the Challenge of Telling Israel’s Story (VIDEO)

    Filmmaker Eyal Resh Embraces the Challenge of Telling Israel’s Story (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Telling Israel’s story. It’s the specific title of a short film that Eyal Resh created last year. It’s also the theme behind the 27-year-old Israeli filmmaker’s broader body of work. The widely viewed “Telling Israel’s Story” film—directed by Resh for a gala event hosted by the Times of Israel online news outlet—seemingly begins as a promotional tourism video, but quickly evolves to offer a multilayered perspective. “I want to tell you a story about a special place for me,” a young woman whispers […]

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  • Blogs Features Israel Geeks Out: Science, Art and Tech Event Embodies Jewish State’s ‘DNA’

    Israel Geeks Out: Science, Art and Tech Event Embodies Jewish State’s ‘DNA’

    JNS.org – The entrance to Jerusalem’s Sacher Park was transformed from April 25-27 by a fire-breathing robotic dragon, which flailed its arms and attempted to take flight. The robot, a signature feature at Jerusalem’s first-ever “Geek Picnic,” was one of more than 150 scientific amusements available for the public to experience. This particular dragon was designed by students from Moscow’s Art Industrial Institute in conjunction with the Flacon design factory, said Anatasia Shaminer, a student who helped facilitate the display. Children […]

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  • Book Reviews Opinion The Syrian Virgin (REVIEW)

    The Syrian Virgin (REVIEW)

    The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love. CreateSpace, 2015. The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love, is a very interesting novel. Equally a political and romantic thriller, at times a real page-turner, it gets you intimately involved in the dire situation in today’s Syria, as well as in the romantic entanglements of its mostly New York-based characters — whose entanglements just might determine the fate of that dire situation in Syria. Along the way it introduces a really important idea that somehow […]

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  • Features Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

    Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

    JNS.org – Aside from Israel itself, those with a vested interest in the Jewish state are accustomed to tracking developments related to Middle East players such as Iran, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. But much global attention has recently focused on the Caucasus region at the Europe-Asia border, specifically on the suddenly intensified violence between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh area of western Azerbaijan. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, while not taking place in Israel’s immediate neighborhood, does have what one scholar called […]

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  • Blogs Features Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

    Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

    JNS.org – On Friday, April 22, 196 nations across the world mark Earth Day, the annual day dedicated to environmental protection that was enacted in 1970. Not to be forgotten on this day is Israel, which is known as the “start-up nation” for its disproportionate amount of technological innovation, including in the area of protecting the environment. For Earth Day 2016, JNS.org presents a sampling of the Jewish state’s internal achievements and global contributions in the environmental realm. Water conservation Israeli […]

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  • Arts and Culture World New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    Holocaust humor and the role that laughter played in the lives of Jews during World War II are the focus of a documentary that made its world premiere on Monday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. In The Last Laugh, first- and second-generation survivors, as well as famous Jewish and non-Jewish comedians, discuss their thoughts on when joking about the death camps is appropriate or taboo. “Nazi humor, that’s OK. Holocaust humor, no,” Jewish comedic giant, actor and filmmaker Mel Brooks says in the film. “Anything I […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    JNS.org – Sherri Mandell’s life was devastated on May 8, 2001, when her 13-year-old son Koby was murdered by terrorists on the outskirts of the Israeli Jewish community of Tekoa. Yet Mandell not only shares the story of her loss, but also celebrates the lessons she has learned from tragedy. Indeed, “celebrate” is this Israeli-American author’s word choice. Her second book, The Road to Resilience: From Chaos to Celebration (Toby Press), came out earlier this year. The lesson: in every celebration, there is […]

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