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Hannity Skewers Palestinian Guest Who Refuses to Call Hamas a Terror Org (VIDEO) July 25, 2014 1:44 pm

Hannity Skewers Palestinian Guest Who Refuses to Call Hamas a Terror Org (VIDEO)

Fox News host Sean Hannity on Thursday engaged in a fiery exchange with a Palestinian-American guest...

U.S. Gallup Poll: Only 11% Say Hamas Justified in War Against Israel July 25, 2014 10:52 am

U.S. Gallup Poll: Only 11% Say Hamas Justified in War Against Israel

A new Gallup poll taken this week shows that only 11 percent of Americans view Hamas as being...

FAA Lifts Ban on Israel Flights July 24, 2014 7:41 am

FAA Lifts Ban on Israel Flights

JNS.org – Late on Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) lifted its ban...

Michael Bloomberg Arrives in Israel in FAA Flight Ban Protest (PHOTOS) July 24, 2014 1:37 am

Michael Bloomberg Arrives in Israel in FAA Flight Ban Protest (PHOTOS)

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg arrived in Israel on Wednesday in a stated act...

In Calgary, Pro-Israel Protester Reportedly Strangled With Israeli Flag; Syrian Refugee Compares Violence to ISIS (VIDEO) July 23, 2014 5:25 pm

In Calgary, Pro-Israel Protester Reportedly Strangled With Israeli Flag; Syrian Refugee Compares Violence to ISIS (VIDEO)

A pro-Hamas rally in Calgary, Canada, turned violent at the weekend, with a report of the...

In Profanity-Laced Tirade, Howard Stern Defends Israel: ‘Israel is at No Fault’ (VIDEO) July 23, 2014 3:37 pm

In Profanity-Laced Tirade, Howard Stern Defends Israel: ‘Israel is at No Fault’ (VIDEO)

In a profanity-ridden monologue on his Sirius XM satellite radio show, host Howard Stern demolished...

Dershowitz: J Street Can’t ‘Claim to be Pro-Israel’ After Pulling Out of Boston Rally July 23, 2014 3:24 pm

Dershowitz: J Street Can’t ‘Claim to be Pro-Israel’ After Pulling Out of Boston Rally

JNS.org – J Street—the self-labeled “pro-Israel, pro-peace” lobby—“can no longer...

FAA Extends Israel Flight Restrictions for Another 24 Hours July 23, 2014 1:03 pm

FAA Extends Israel Flight Restrictions for Another 24 Hours

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on Wednesday extended flight restrictions on U.S....

Kerry Claims Progress in Gaza Ceasefire Push: ‘We Have Made Some Steps Forward’ July 23, 2014 8:41 am

Kerry Claims Progress in Gaza Ceasefire Push: ‘We Have Made Some Steps Forward’

Washington Post – Secretary of State John F. Kerry claimed some progress Wednesday toward...

Supreme Court Receives Briefs for ‘Born in Jerusalem’ Passport Case July 23, 2014 8:32 am

Supreme Court Receives Briefs for ‘Born in Jerusalem’ Passport Case

JNS.org – The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law (LDB) and the American...

Mike Bloomberg Announces Flight to Israel to Demonstrate That it is Safe, Slams FAA Ban July 22, 2014 9:08 pm

Mike Bloomberg Announces Flight to Israel to Demonstrate That it is Safe, Slams FAA Ban

Following an FAA ban on U.S. flights to Israel, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced...

The Washington Post Apologizes for Sending Pro-Hamas Journalist Intern to Cover Anti-Israel Rally July 22, 2014 12:45 pm

The Washington Post Apologizes for Sending Pro-Hamas Journalist Intern to Cover Anti-Israel Rally

The Washington Post apologized to readers on Monday for sending a pro-Hamas journalist intern...

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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