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Pentagon Laments Russian Sale of S-300 Missile Systems to Iran August 26, 2015 8:35 pm

Pentagon Laments Russian Sale of S-300 Missile Systems to Iran

The Pentagon expressed disapproval over an emerging Russian missile system deal with Iran, The...

Poll: Modern Orthodox Most Stridently Zionist Group Among US Jewry August 26, 2015 5:28 pm

Poll: Modern Orthodox Most Stridently Zionist Group Among US Jewry

Among Jewish denominations, the Modern Orthodox have the greatest zeal for the state of Israel emotionally,...

Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO) August 26, 2015 12:25 pm

Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

Two Jewish men were the only unwitting participants in a social experiment conducted by Jimmy...

Vatican Demands Removal From Palestinian Flag Bid at UN August 26, 2015 10:48 am

Vatican Demands Removal From Palestinian Flag Bid at UN

BreakingIsraelNews.com/JNS.org – Despite its recognition of a “State of Palestine,”...

Report Shows BDS Influence on Campus Rising, But Overestimated August 26, 2015 10:45 am

Report Shows BDS Influence on Campus Rising, But Overestimated

JNS.org – A new report by the Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC) reveals that the Boycott,...

Iran Nuclear Deal Becomes Key Point in Run for Senate Control August 26, 2015 10:34 am

Iran Nuclear Deal Becomes Key Point in Run for Senate Control

The nuclear agreement with Iran is becoming an early campaign flash point in the battle for...

Former Top Officials Say US Should Give Israel Bunker-Buster Bombs to Enhance Nuclear Deal’s Effectiveness August 26, 2015 10:23 am

Former Top Officials Say US Should Give Israel Bunker-Buster Bombs to Enhance Nuclear Deal’s Effectiveness

The Iran nuclear deal would be far more effective if the United States provided Israel with...

Prominent New York Rabbi Calls on Congregation to Lobby Congresswoman Over Iran Deal August 25, 2015 4:43 pm

Prominent New York Rabbi Calls on Congregation to Lobby Congresswoman Over Iran Deal

Prominent New York Orthodox Rabbi Haskel Lookstein has told his community members they...

Washington Post Columnist: US Must Be Prepared ‘Belligerently’ to Keep Israel Safe August 25, 2015 4:11 pm

Washington Post Columnist: US Must Be Prepared ‘Belligerently’ to Keep Israel Safe

No matter the “bourgeois yearnings” of ordinary Iranians excited by the prospects...

International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education August 25, 2015 2:14 pm

International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

A major Jewish organization rebuked actress Natalie Portman on Monday for saying in a recent...

Obama Calls Iran Nuclear Deal Opponents ‘The Crazies’ August 25, 2015 12:44 pm

Obama Calls Iran Nuclear Deal Opponents ‘The Crazies’

There are the people on his side on the Iran deal, President Barack Obama said Monday evening....

Nearly 800 Rabbis Sign Petition Opposing Iran Nuclear Deal August 24, 2015 7:31 pm

Nearly 800 Rabbis Sign Petition Opposing Iran Nuclear Deal

JNS.org – Nearly 800 rabbis have signed an online petition opposing the Iran nuclear...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Jewish former CNN host Larry King asked a Saudi Arabian fan if taking pictures with Jews is allowed in his country, before agreeing to pose for a photo with the man, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The world-famous interviewer was leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington, D.C. with a New York Times reporter when a “dark-skinned man” approached and asked to take a picture with him, according to the publication. Whereupon, King asked the fan where he was from. When the man said Saudi […]

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  • Europe Sports Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    British-Jewish business tycoon Lord Alan Sugar joked on Wednesday that London synagogues will likely be empty during Yom Kippur with congregants fleeing to watch the match-up of two leading English soccer teams known for having hordes of Jewish fans. “Spurs V Arsenal cup game drawn on most important Jewish festival,” Lord Sugar pointed out on Twitter. “Both teams have loads of Jewish fans. Conclusion Synagogues will be empty.” North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC will go head-to-head in the Capital One Cup third-round […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Two Jewish men were the only unwitting participants in a social experiment conducted by Jimmy Kimmel, for his popular TV show. As part of a candid-camera-like sketch featured Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host devised different street scenes to observe human behavior — in particular, to see how long it would take people walking down California’s bustling Hollywood Boulevard to notice and interact with others in distress. One scene involved a man in a Spongebob Squarepants costume who had “fallen down” on the sidewalk and needed help […]

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  • Education US & Canada International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    A major Jewish organization rebuked actress Natalie Portman on Monday for saying in a recent interview that Jews put too much emphasis on teaching about the Holocaust relative to other genocides. The Israeli-born movie star told the U.K.’s Independent that the Jewish community needs to examine how much focus it puts on Holocaust education over other issues. She said she was shocked when she learned that a genocide was taking place in Rwanda while she was in school learning only about the horrors of the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    JNS.org – A new book that draws parallels between the Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakba (the Arabic term for the displacement of Palestinian refugees during Israel’s War of Independence) has sparked outrage ahead of an official book launch, to be hosted by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute on Sept. 7. The Zionist organization Im Tirtzu wrote a letter to the institute demanding that it cancel an event it planned in honor of the book’s authors, under the title The Holocaust and […]

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  • Education US & Canada Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Famed actress Natalie Portman warned on Friday against the use of Holocaust education to evoke fear and paranoia. In an interview with the U.K. Independent she added that the trauma should make Jews more empathetic to others who have also experienced hatred. “Sometimes it can be subverted to fearmongering and like ‘Another Holocaust is going to happen,’” the Israeli-American star said. “We need to, of course, be aware that hatred exists, antisemitism exists against all sorts of people, not in the same way. I […]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    The Tribalist, by Louis Marano, is ostensibly a work of fiction but at its core a kind of love song by a gentile journalist for the State of Israel, and especially its secular Zionist core. (Because of the relentless attacks by left-wing polemicists on Israel’s allegedly “messianic” fringe, it’s often forgotten that most of Israel’s founders and all its leaders have been secular Zionists.) The author, the product of an Italian-American family in Buffalo, served two tours of duty in […]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    JNS.org – Rugelach (singular: rugala) are a beloved traditional Jewish pastry, with a quirky history to boot, but they often present a kosher conundrum. Though parve rugelach are often a preferred dessert after a meat meal for those observing kosher laws (which stipulate a waiting period between eating meat and dairy), some of today’s most popular rugelach are known for their dairy fillings. Pastry chef Paula Shoyer—author of the books “The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy” and […]

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