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Hamas Terrorists Mourn the Death of Journalist Helen Thomas July 21, 2013 6:28 pm

Hamas Terrorists Mourn the Death of Journalist Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas, the  nonagenerian former White House correspondent  who left her position after...

Helen Thomas, WH Correspondent Who Said Jews Should ‘Get the Hell Out of Palestine,’ Dies at 92 July 21, 2013 6:24 pm

Helen Thomas, WH Correspondent Who Said Jews Should ‘Get the Hell Out of Palestine,’ Dies at 92

JNS.org – Former White House correspondent Helen Thomas, who in a 2010 interview said...

Asian-American Congresswoman Meng Chides Asian Studies Organization for Adopting BDS Resolution July 21, 2013 7:46 am

Asian-American Congresswoman Meng Chides Asian Studies Organization for Adopting BDS Resolution

Asian-American Congresswoman Grace Meng has sent a letter to the Association for Asian American...

BDS Activist Voted in as University of California Student Regent July 19, 2013 7:02 pm

BDS Activist Voted in as University of California Student Regent

JNS.0rg –  Sadia Saifuddin, an activist in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions...

State Department Corrects ‘East Jerusalem, Palestinian Territories’ Error After ZOA Outreach July 19, 2013 9:29 am

State Department Corrects ‘East Jerusalem, Palestinian Territories’ Error After ZOA Outreach

JNS.0rg – The U.S. State Department corrected an errant reference to “East Jerusalem”...

Anti-Semitic Editor Remains on ‘Christian Century’ Masthead July 19, 2013 9:29 am

Anti-Semitic Editor Remains on ‘Christian Century’ Masthead

JNS.org - Christian Century, a mainline Christian magazine based in Chicago, has confirmed...

​El Al Cancels Pink Floyd Concert Package to Protest Against Band Leader, BDS Activist Roger Waters July 19, 2013 8:07 am

​El Al Cancels Pink Floyd Concert Package to Protest Against Band Leader, BDS Activist Roger Waters

JNS.org - El Al Israel Airlines said it promptly canceled a promotional package that appeared...

Wannabe U.S. Terrorist, Who Ranted About Killing Jews, Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Term (VIDEO) July 18, 2013 2:07 pm

Wannabe U.S. Terrorist, Who Ranted About Killing Jews, Sentenced to Lengthy Prison Term (VIDEO)

A wannabe terrorist from Western Pennsylvania who used the Internet to urge jihadists to...

Foreign Policy Magazine: Rabbi Shmuley ‘Made Samantha Power Kosher’ July 18, 2013 11:09 am

Foreign Policy Magazine: Rabbi Shmuley ‘Made Samantha Power Kosher’

Foreign Policy – There’s a chance — just a chance — that Samantha...

Kerry Arrives in Jordan for Mideast Diplomacy July 17, 2013 4:45 pm

Kerry Arrives in Jordan for Mideast Diplomacy

Times of Israel – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry launched a new round of Middle...

Anti-Semitism at Anti Zimmerman Protest; ‘You Ashkenazi Crafted Devil’ Proclaims T-Shirt July 17, 2013 12:43 pm

Anti-Semitism at Anti Zimmerman Protest; ‘You Ashkenazi Crafted Devil’ Proclaims T-Shirt

A man leading a demonstration against the recent acquittal of George Zimmerman in a murder...

Orthodox Jewish Boxer Dmitriy Salita Featured in Documentary Series, Talks Jewish Roots (VIDEO) July 16, 2013 11:52 am

Orthodox Jewish Boxer Dmitriy Salita Featured in Documentary Series, Talks Jewish Roots (VIDEO)

New York-based, Orthodox Jewish boxer Dmitriy Salita is front and center in a new documentary...

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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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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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