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Trump Calls for Special Prosecutor to Investigate Clinton’s Tenure as Secretary of State August 24, 2016 9:17 am

Trump Calls for Special Prosecutor to Investigate Clinton’s Tenure as Secretary of State

Donald Trump on Monday called for a special prosecutor to investigate Hillary Clinton’s...

Jewish Student Files Complaint Against Houston High School for Failing to Discipline Antisemitic Activists (INTERVIEW) August 24, 2016 3:38 am

Jewish Student Files Complaint Against Houston High School for Failing to Discipline Antisemitic Activists (INTERVIEW)

A Jewish student who filed a discrimination complaint against his high school accused administrators...

McGill Student Warns Incoming Freshmen About ‘Disheartening’ Reality of Being Jewish on Campus August 24, 2016 2:30 am

McGill Student Warns Incoming Freshmen About ‘Disheartening’ Reality of Being Jewish on Campus

A Canadian Jewish student issued a warning Tuesday to incoming pro-Israel freshmen about...

Third-Generation Survivor: Holocaust Becoming Increasingly Irrelevant Among Young Americans (INTERVIEW) August 23, 2016 2:40 pm

Third-Generation Survivor: Holocaust Becoming Increasingly Irrelevant Among Young Americans (INTERVIEW)

For many young Americans, Jews and non-Jews alike, the Holocaust is becoming increasingly...

State Department Issues Warning to US Citizens Traveling to Iran August 23, 2016 10:02 am

State Department Issues Warning to US Citizens Traveling to Iran

The State Department issued a warning on Monday urging US citizens to avoid traveling to Iran,...

New York City Mayor Calls BDS ‘Inconsistent With Progressive Values’ August 22, 2016 4:08 pm

New York City Mayor Calls BDS ‘Inconsistent With Progressive Values’

New York City’s mayor has denounced the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement...

‘Slap on Wrist’ of Violent Anti-Israel Student Protesters at UC Irvine ‘Feckless Punishment,’ Say Campus, Legal Groups August 22, 2016 2:23 pm

‘Slap on Wrist’ of Violent Anti-Israel Student Protesters at UC Irvine ‘Feckless Punishment,’ Say Campus, Legal Groups

The heads of major campus groups told The Algemeiner on Monday that they are outraged by...

Trump Foreign Policy Adviser Fights Antisemitism Allegations August 22, 2016 4:16 am

Trump Foreign Policy Adviser Fights Antisemitism Allegations

JNS.org – A top foreign policy adviser to Republican nominee Donald Trump is fighting...

Activist Exposes ‘Insane Hypocrisy’ of Qatari-Owned Outlet’s Popularity Among Western Liberals (INTERVIEW) August 21, 2016 11:49 am

Activist Exposes ‘Insane Hypocrisy’ of Qatari-Owned Outlet’s Popularity Among Western Liberals (INTERVIEW)

Many young Americans who get their news from the AJ+ online media channel are unaware of its...

Following New Jersey’s Lead, California Passes Anti-BDS Law August 19, 2016 6:03 pm

Following New Jersey’s Lead, California Passes Anti-BDS Law

JNS.org – The Israeli American Council (IAC) marked a significant achievement this...

On 25th Anniversary of Crown Heights Riots, Community Leaders Seek to Set the Record Straight August 19, 2016 5:35 pm

On 25th Anniversary of Crown Heights Riots, Community Leaders Seek to Set the Record Straight

It is vital that the truth about the 1991 Crown Heights riots be told, a community leader...

Donald Trump Delivers Conciliatory Speech, Apologizes for Failing to ‘Choose Right Words’ August 19, 2016 9:45 am

Donald Trump Delivers Conciliatory Speech, Apologizes for Failing to ‘Choose Right Words’

Three and a half months after sealing the Republican nomination, Donald Trump pivoted to contest...

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  • Arts and Culture Huffington Post Accused of ‘Jew-Hatred’ After Tweeting ‘Offensive’ Joke About Comedian at Video Music Awards

    Huffington Post Accused of ‘Jew-Hatred’ After Tweeting ‘Offensive’ Joke About Comedian at Video Music Awards

    The Huffington Post is facing backlash after joking about a Jewish comedian’s  appearance at the Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday night. Josh “The Fat Jew” Ostrovsky took part in Nick Jonas’ performance of his song “Bacon,” staged in a New York diner — in a cameo role as a waiter throwing a handful of bacon in the air. Commenting on the show, the Huffington Post tweeted, “not thrilled at the fat jew [he] wasted all that perfectly good bacon!!!!!!” The message angered many Twitter users, who thought the joke […]

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  • Sports Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

    Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

    Israeli basketball fans mobbed Hapoel Jerusalem’s newest player, American pro Amar’e Stoudemire, dancing around with him during a practice open to the public. On Friday, the team posted a video on Twitter of the happy romp with fans jumping around Stoudemire, while chanting in Hebrew. Unfamiliar with the lyrics, Stoudemire pumps his fist in the air. The basketball player, who has Jewish roots on his mother’s side, also waved a flag emblazoned with Hapoel Jerusalem’s logo. The former New York Knicks forward retired from the NBA earlier […]

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  • Arts and Culture Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’

    Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’

    The Israeli version of the famed American Burning Man music festival is the “ultimate revenge on Hitler,” according to a column in Playboy magazine on Thursday. In his column, Jeff Weiss also took note of the fact that Midburn — a five-day bacchanal in the Negev Desert, self-described as an event celebrating “a communal life style, creativity, art and radical self-expression” — began on June 8, the day of the Sarona Market terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, which left four people dead. Weiss asked rhetorically, “What could needle the mustached […]

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  • Arts and Culture Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Some punk rockers integrate their Jewish identity into their music through food, the author of a new book on the topic told The Algemeiner on Wednesday. Michael Croland, author of Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk, described the way different musicians express this connection. “One band is known for throwing gefilte fish in the mosh pit, and people at its concert slide around on it while dancing,” he recounted. “Another used to drink Manischewitz [sweet kosher] wine out of a shofar [the ram […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    The manager of Scotland’s Celtic soccer club lauded Israel, after his team won a match against the Jewish state’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers said at a post-match press conference: On behalf of the players, the people of Celtic and Scotland, Israel’s been fantastic for us. We came out here on Sunday, [and from] the hotel, the staff, we’ve been very, very warmly received. The atmosphere at the game was amazing and, obviously, one team has to lose, but you have a wonderful team here, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    For the second time, Israel will host the Jaffa Jazz Festival, according to Broadwayworld.com. The festival will unite 43 Israeli musicians and eight international artists for a three-day event. The program will include a special performance by an ensemble of top jazz students studying at Belgium’s Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, the Belgrade Music Academy in Serbia, Israel’s Rimon School of Music and the jazz program of the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. There will also be a jazz show for children led by Israeli saxophonist […]

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  • Sports Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    JNS.org – As a young boy growing up in Ashdod, Israel, Alon Day got his first go-kart at age 9. By 15, he was racing them. Less than a decade later, Day has become the first Israeli professional race car driver on the NASCAR circuit. He made history by competing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 13. “Driving a race car is not like any other sport,” Day told JNS.org. “You are actually almost flying […]

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  • Arts and Culture Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    The writer of a popular children’s television series will premiere an off-Broadway solo show called “Not That Jewish,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written and performed by Monica Piper — the Emmy Award-winning showrunner of Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” — the show is described as “the autobiographical telling of a Jew…’ish’ girl’s life.” “Not That Jewish” explores Piper’s Bronx upbringing in a show-business family, her comedy-club debut and her “almost” night with former Yankees legend Mickey Mantle. “Audiences can expect to leave laughed-out, a little teary-eyed and […]

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