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ZOA Agrees With Mike Huckabee on Iran-Holocaust Analogy July 28, 2015 1:38 pm

ZOA Agrees With Mike Huckabee on Iran-Holocaust Analogy

JNS.org – The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) said Monday that it agrees with...

Majority of Americans Want Congress to Reject Iran Nuclear Deal, Poll Says July 28, 2015 1:33 pm

Majority of Americans Want Congress to Reject Iran Nuclear Deal, Poll Says

JNS.org – A majority of Americans want Congress to reject the Iran nuclear deal, a...

Three Cabinet Secretaries Again Try Selling Iran Deal to Congress July 28, 2015 10:00 am

Three Cabinet Secretaries Again Try Selling Iran Deal to Congress

The Obama administration’s vigorous effort to sell the Iran nuclear deal to Congress...

Obama Admin Hints Plan to Leverage Iran Relationship to Help Stabilize Middle East July 28, 2015 9:48 am

Obama Admin Hints Plan to Leverage Iran Relationship to Help Stabilize Middle East

Even as he defends his nuclear deal with Iran, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is speaking...

Vandals Daub Swastikas Across Michigan Jewish Summer Camp July 27, 2015 3:17 pm

Vandals Daub Swastikas Across Michigan Jewish Summer Camp

A Jewish overnight camp in Michigan was vandalized with swastika graffiti over the weekend,...

Huckabee Defends Holocaust ‘Oven’ Comment Condemning Iran Deal July 27, 2015 1:52 pm

Huckabee Defends Holocaust ‘Oven’ Comment Condemning Iran Deal

JNS.org – Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee defended his weekend comments...

House Democrats Claim to Have Enough Votes to Sustain Obama Veto of Nuclear Deal Override July 27, 2015 9:30 am

House Democrats Claim to Have Enough Votes to Sustain Obama Veto of Nuclear Deal Override

Three days before world leaders formally unveiled an interim deal in early 2014 to slow the...

Sharansky Calls on US Jews to Stand Up to White House Over Iran Nuclear Deal July 26, 2015 5:30 pm

Sharansky Calls on US Jews to Stand Up to White House Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Jews in America should take a stand against the White House and oppose the nuclear deal recently...

Rabbi Says JDate Lawsuit Against JSwipe is Not Kosher July 26, 2015 4:53 pm

Rabbi Says JDate Lawsuit Against JSwipe is Not Kosher

A lawsuit filed by JDate against competing Jewish digital dating company JSwipe would be frowned...

Jewish Comic Jackie Mason: New York Restaurants Face Harsher Inspections Than Iran Under Nuclear Deal July 26, 2015 10:37 am

Jewish Comic Jackie Mason: New York Restaurants Face Harsher Inspections Than Iran Under Nuclear Deal

Legendary Jewish comic Jackie Mason joined the list of critics of the nuclear deal signed...

Israeli Official Says US ‘Threats’ Won’t Stop Opposition to Nuclear Deal July 25, 2015 11:31 pm

Israeli Official Says US ‘Threats’ Won’t Stop Opposition to Nuclear Deal

In a stern response to Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent comments on the Iran nuclear...

Kerry Holds ‘Intense’ Meeting With Jewish Leaders Over Iran Nuclear Deal July 25, 2015 9:30 am

Kerry Holds ‘Intense’ Meeting With Jewish Leaders Over Iran Nuclear Deal

Secretary of State John Kerry had an “intense exchange” when he tried to sell the Iran...

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  • Relationships Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Millionaire entrepreneur Yossi Vardi credited his success in start-ups to his Jewish mother continuously pushing him to do better, Daily Mail reported on Thursday. “Jewish mothers are never satisfied and nothing is ever good enough,” he said, adding that his mother, who died 15 years ago, used to compare him with his cousins and say he was “an idiot.” “For most of my life I have been trying to show her I’m not,” he continued. “I keep on trying even now.” Vardi, […]

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  • Theater US & Canada Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Famed actor Seth Rogen on Tuesday unveiled with typical comic fanfare the trailer for his new Christmas film. The movie “was made by Jews… and opens on Thanksgiving,” Rogen pointed out on Twitter. The Night Before tells the tale of three “ride or die homies” celebrating one last debauchery-filled Christmas Eve reunion before they become too busy to keep up their annual tradition. In an effort to make the night as memorable as possible, they set out to find the “Nutcracka Ball – the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    A June 2015 art exhibit, “The Transformative Power of Art,” at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, harnessed the universal language of art to convey an important message: “Our fragile Mother Earth faces the devastating consequences of climate change, a defining challenge of our time.” The exhibit also included sixteen portraits of people from all over the world who have “contributed to the common good of humanity in one way or another and have transformed the way we […]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    A 32-year-old Circassian Israeli Muslim Mixed Martial Arts fighter from Abu Ghosh says he takes pride in fighting under the Israeli flag, Israel’s Walla reported on Sunday. Like most Circassian Israelis, Jackie “the Punishment” Gosh was born Sunni Muslim. He became observant about eight years ago, and is now scrupulous in following his religion’s tenets, praying five times a day and fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Gosh is also very proud of his Israeli nationality, and sees no contradiction between […]

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  • Israel Music New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    A new documentary explores the lives and work of Jewish and Arab rappers in Israel and how the ongoing conflict in the region has impacted their lyrics, the U.K.’s Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday. Hip Hop in the Holy Land is a six-part series co-directed by Mike Skinner, the British frontman of hip-hop group The Streets, and produced by Noisey, a music channel published by Vice news. The first episode, published last week, shows Skinner meeting with Tamer Nafar, the founder of one of […]

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  • Sports US & Canada 49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    New 49ers running back and Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne apologized on Wednesday for a tweet in which he raised the age-old myth that Jews were historically responsible for Jesus Christ’s death. Reaching out to his Jewish fans, and the chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, Hayne tweeted: “To the Jewish community @DvirAbramovich #WeAreAllOne.” Underneath, he keenly included a screenshot of a text message to elaborate on his apology: “I sincerely apologize for my tweets on July 1. I […]

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  • Theater Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot reminisced about her childhood in Israel during an interview published in this month’s edition of Vanity Fair. “I don’t remember this, but my mom told me that when I was three they threw a party on the rooftop of the house. They put me to bed, and I heard people coming into the house and no one came to me. I went to the rooftop and took a hose and I started to spray water on everyone, just […]

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  • Blogs Features Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    An Israeli organization is helping wounded U.S. veterans move past their physical and psychological challenges by connecting them with injured Israeli soldiers who understand what they’ve been through. “What we discovered very early is that there’s no ‘professional, psychiatrist, social worker’ or anything like that [or] pills that can come even close to helping a soldier who fought in combat, who was wounded, who lost his friends. No one can help him like another person who’s been through exactly what he has,” Rabbi Chaim Levine, […]

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