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Anti-Israel Hacking Collective Invades IAEA Networks December 3, 2012 11:04 am

Anti-Israel Hacking Collective Invades IAEA Networks

Free Beacon – An anti-Israel hacking collective has seized “highly sensitive” nuclear...

Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard to Have Deportation Hearing December 3, 2012 11:00 am

Former Nazi Concentration Camp Guard to Have Deportation Hearing

Daily Mail – As U.S. authorities continue a long legal battle to deport a former Nazi...

Cuba Eyes Prisoner Swap: Alan Gross for Cuban Spies Jailed in U.S. December 2, 2012 5:46 pm

Cuba Eyes Prisoner Swap: Alan Gross for Cuban Spies Jailed in U.S.

NBC News – It seems straight out of a Cold War spy movie. A group of Cuban undercover...

Jonathan Pollard Rushed to Hospital After Collapsing December 2, 2012 11:12 am

Jonathan Pollard Rushed to Hospital After Collapsing

JTA – Convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard collapsed in his jail cell and was hospitalized. Pollard...

Hillary Clinton at Saban Forum: Israel Lacking in Generosity and Empathy for “Oppressed” Palestinians (VIDEO) December 1, 2012 11:11 pm

Hillary Clinton at Saban Forum: Israel Lacking in Generosity and Empathy for “Oppressed” Palestinians (VIDEO)

In a candid talk delivered at the Saban Forum on U.S.-Israel Relations in Washington D.C....

Jewish NGO at UN Assembly for PA Vote:  “It Felt Like Once Again it Was Us Against the World” December 1, 2012 7:50 pm

Jewish NGO at UN Assembly for PA Vote: “It Felt Like Once Again it Was Us Against the World”

“When Mahmoud Abbas came out the entire room was cheering like Jesus himself had just...

Senator John McCain Jokes About Converting to Judaism December 1, 2012 7:14 pm

Senator John McCain Jokes About Converting to Judaism

Daily Mail – John McCain has a reputation as a fiery, passionate politician who refuses...

White House Criticizes Israeli Development Announcement November 30, 2012 11:16 pm

White House Criticizes Israeli Development Announcement

JPost – The White House said on Friday a new Israeli settlement expansion plan was...

Christian Groups Seek to Reconcile With Jews Over Anti-Israel Letter November 30, 2012 1:32 pm

Christian Groups Seek to Reconcile With Jews Over Anti-Israel Letter

Among Christian and human rights group leaders who met Thursday in Washington, D.C. to support...

Singer Alanis Morissette Targeted by Anti-Israel Campaigners Over Israel Performance Plans November 30, 2012 1:28 pm

Singer Alanis Morissette Targeted by Anti-Israel Campaigners Over Israel Performance Plans

The JC – Canadian singer Alanis Morissette is being targeted by supporters of a cultural...

NYC Council Candidate Asks: “A White/Jewish City Council Member Representing Upper Manhattan?” November 30, 2012 1:22 pm

NYC Council Candidate Asks: “A White/Jewish City Council Member Representing Upper Manhattan?”

A candidate for a position on New York City’s 7th Council District referred to his...

Canada to Recall Senior Diplomats to Protest Palestinian Authority’s Upgraded Status November 30, 2012 9:54 am

Canada to Recall Senior Diplomats to Protest Palestinian Authority’s Upgraded Status

According to a CBC report, Canada is recalling its heads of mission to Israel and the West...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    An actress starring in the controversial Met Opera The Death of Klinghoffer defended the show on Tuesday by comparing it to the 1993 Holocaust film Schindler’s List, New York Post reported. “To me, this was like [the movie] Schindler’s List. We make art so people won’t forget,’’ said the actress, who plays a captured passenger in the show and asked not to be identified. The Met Opera focuses on the infamous murder of Lower East Side Jewish resident Leon Klinghoffer, 69. The wheelchair-bound father of [...]

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  • Analysis Arts and Culture Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    JNS.org – One of the most controversial operas in recent memory, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” debuted Oct. 20 at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The Met has scheduled seven more performances through November. The first staging did not occur without protest, as about 400 demonstrators—including Jewish communal and nationally recognized leaders—came to Lincoln Center to denounce the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel opera. “Klinghoffer,” the creation of composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman, premiered in 1991—with few additional stagings. The opera is based [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the deal is finalized Gadot will play Esther, a slave and Ben-Hur’s love interest. Actor Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his childhood friend Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. Ben-Hur fights for his freedom and vengeance with the help of Morgan Freeman’s character, who trains Ben-Hur how to win at chariot-racing. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    JNS.org – Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie are the American dream. So why do two young men who have built their lives in Israel have a GoFundMe crowd-funding webpage with the urgent message that they need $3,000 to travel to the U.S. to watch the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles square off for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League championship? Brothers Naftali and Yoni Schwartz, 27 and 25, respectively, are Kansas City natives. Even though they made aliyah with their [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Some 3,000 years ago, King David probably never imagined cars racing at 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour) through the ancient capital of the Jewish people. But on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, thousands of Israelis lined the streets to watch Porsche, Audi, and Ferrari race cars fly through the capital against the backdrop of the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, and other city landmarks. The second annual non-competitive Jerusalem Formula One Road Show had been [...]

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  • Israel Sports NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday. Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.” When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube video, posted online on Tuesday, shows Rabbi Fishel Zaklos of Chabad of Naples shooting hoops with the Florida politician, who played basketball in high school and at Purdue University in Indiana. The game took place in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish center run by Zaklos. During the 1-minute clip, Zaklos scores two impressive [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    JNS.org – Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, routed his former team in an exhibition game on Sunday, with the Cavaliers dominating Maccabi 107-80 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 20,562 fans in attendance witnessed Lebron James’s first appearance in a Cavaliers uniform since he left the club in free agency for the Miami Heat four years ago. [...]

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