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EXCLUSIVE: New York’s Met Museum Honors Qatari Royal at Private Bash as Questions Over Qatar’s Terrorism Financing Persist October 27, 2014 2:53 pm

EXCLUSIVE: New York’s Met Museum Honors Qatari Royal at Private Bash as Questions Over Qatar’s Terrorism Financing Persist

As accusations continue to mount over Qatar’s alleged involvement in the financing of...

Jewish MP Addresses Ottawa Terror Attacks at Limmud FSU Canada October 27, 2014 1:37 pm

Jewish MP Addresses Ottawa Terror Attacks at Limmud FSU Canada

JNS.org - In the wake of last week’s terror attacks in Ottawa, Jewish-Canadian Member...

Israel’s Ambassador Dermer: It’s a Disgrace to Call Abbas a Peacemaker (VIDEO) October 27, 2014 1:29 pm

Israel’s Ambassador Dermer: It’s a Disgrace to Call Abbas a Peacemaker (VIDEO)

Israel’s ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, on Sunday launched an unprecedented attack...

Dramatic Rise in Campus Anti-Israel Activity This Fall, ADL Says October 27, 2014 1:09 pm

Dramatic Rise in Campus Anti-Israel Activity This Fall, ADL Says

JNS.org – Anti-Israel activity has risen dramatically so far this year on U.S. college...

Kerry’s Wife’s Foundation Funded Anti-Israel Eatery, Report Reveals October 27, 2014 10:05 am

Kerry’s Wife’s Foundation Funded Anti-Israel Eatery, Report Reveals

JNS.org - Conflict Kitchen, a Pittsburgh snack bar that sells sandwiches wrapped in paper...

Anti-Israel Resolution Fails in CUNY Doctoral Students’ Vote October 24, 2014 5:43 pm

Anti-Israel Resolution Fails in CUNY Doctoral Students’ Vote

JNS.org - A resolution calling for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions failed Friday...

Jewish Advocacy Group Criticizes U.S. Snub to Israeli Defense Minister Ya’alon October 24, 2014 4:12 pm

Jewish Advocacy Group Criticizes U.S. Snub to Israeli Defense Minister Ya’alon

Bilateral relations between the United States and Israel were further bruised this week when...

Jewish Store Owner in Brooklyn Helps Save Man on Fire After Blast From Hookah Pipe Chemicals October 24, 2014 3:08 pm

Jewish Store Owner in Brooklyn Helps Save Man on Fire After Blast From Hookah Pipe Chemicals

A Jewish store owner helped save a man who was seen running down a street in Brooklyn with...

Nassau County DA Pulls Out of Islamic Center Event After Learning of Invite to Islamist Extremist October 24, 2014 1:21 pm

Nassau County DA Pulls Out of Islamic Center Event After Learning of Invite to Islamist Extremist

Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice has pulled out of a November 23 fundraising...

Radical Islam Eyed as Motive for NYC Hatchet Attack October 24, 2014 11:34 am

Radical Islam Eyed as Motive for NYC Hatchet Attack

Fox 8 – A bloodied steel hatchet lay on a rainy Queens sidewalk on Thursday like an...

‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’ October 23, 2014 2:47 pm

‘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...

Associated Press Assailed for Headline ‘Israeli Police Shoot Man in East Jerusalem’ Following Infant’s Death in Terror Attack October 23, 2014 2:23 pm

Associated Press Assailed for Headline ‘Israeli Police Shoot Man in East Jerusalem’ Following Infant’s Death in Terror Attack

The Associated Press news agency is under fire for a headline it ran yesterday following the...

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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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