US & Canada
Steven Salaita, the academic whose offer of a job at the University of Illinois was rescinded last year after several of his viciously antisemitic tweets were widely exposed, has filed a lawsuit in federal court alleging breach of contract and violation of his free speech rights. The suit was filed Thursday against eight members of the university’s board of trustees, several of its top administrators,...
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JNS.org - Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird affirmed his nation’s pro-Israel stance...
JNS.org – U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio) has invited Israeli Prime...
President Barack Obama confirmed that he would veto any sanctions bill against Iran, saying...
JNS.org – Supporters of a new Iran sanctions bill in the U.S. Senate are looking to...
CNN anchor Jim Clancy has left the network one week after a bizarre exchange with pro-Israel...
Obama Accuses Senators of Bowing to ‘Donor’ Pressure on Iran, Vows to Veto Sanctions Bill, as Tehran Accelerates Nuclear Construction
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JNS.org - An Israeli short film, Aya, has been nominated in the “Best Live Action...
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The new Consul General of Israel to Eastern Canada on Thursday responded to a slew of antisemitic...
CNN Anchor Jim Clancy’s Twitter Account Shut Down Following Disability Slur, Insulting Exchange With Pro-Israel Activists
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Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Tuesday slammed The Daily Show host...
JNS.org – US Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Dean Heller (R-NV) on Tuesday proposed legislation...
Arts and Culture Middle East
JNS.org – Five months after Israeli forces tried to assassinate Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif in Gaza, Deif appears to have signed a letter that the terrorist group claims he wrote in hiding. The letter, addressed to Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, expressed Deif’s condolences for the death of Hezbollah terrorists during Sunday’s reported Israeli airstrike in Syria. Deif is said to have survived multiple assassination attempts, but he has not been seen in public for years. According to the Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar [...]Read more →
Jewish Identity Theater
JNS.org – The cracks that had been simply painted over for so long began to show in Ferguson, Mo., in November 2014, but in truth they had begun to open wide much earlier—on Saturday, July 13, 2013. That is when a jury in Sanford, Fla., acquitted George Zimmerman of culpability for the death of a 17-year-old black man, Trayvon Martin. The cracks receded from view over time, as other news obscured them. Then came the evening of Aug. 9, 2014, [...]Read more →
Theater US & Canada
A controversial scene in the season finale of Homeland sparked outrage by comparing former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to a fictional Taliban leader, the UK’s Daily Mail reported. In the season 4 finale episode, which aired on Dec. 21, CIA black ops director Dar Adal, played by F. Murray Abraham, justifies a deal he made with a Taliban leader by referencing Begin. He makes the remarks in a conversation with former CIA director Saul Berenson, a Jewish character played by Mandy [...]Read more →
Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition
Shining Light on Fiction During the North Korea-Sony saga, we learned two important lessons. The first is that there are two sides to this story, and neither of them are correct because ultimately we should have neither inappropriate movies nor dictators. The second is that we cannot remain entirely fixed on the religious world, but we also must see beyond the external, secular view of reality. It’s important to ground our Torah-based thoughts into real-life activism. To view our act [...]Read more →
Arts and Culture Blogs
JNS.org – Hollywood has had its share of big-budget biblical flops, but until now, the Exodus narrative has not been among them. Studios have brought Moses to the big screen sparingly, but in ways that defined the image and character of Moses for each generation of audiences. The first biblical epic In 1923, director Cecil B. DeMille left it to the American public to decide the subject of his next movie for Paramount. DeMille received a letter from a mechanic [...]Read more →
Arts and Culture Blogs
JNS.org – The story of the Exodus from Egypt is a tale as old as time itself, to borrow a turn of phrase. It’s retold every Passover, both at the seder table and whenever “The Ten Commandments” is aired on television. But the latest adaptation—Ridley Scott’s epic film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings”—fails to meet expectations. Scott’s “Exodus” alters the source material to service the story and ground the tale, but the attempt to reinvent the biblical narrative becomes laughable. Moses [...]Read more →
Jewish Identity Lifestyle
JNS.org - In December 2007, leaders of the Hazon nonprofit drafted seven-year goals for what they coined as the “Jewish Food Movement,” which has since been characterized by the increased prioritization of healthy eating, sustainable agriculture, and food-related activism in the Jewish community. What do the next seven years hold in store? “One thing I would like to see happen in the next seven years is [regarding] the issue of sugar, soda, and obesity, [seeing] what would it be like to rally the [...]Read more →
JNS.org – Forget the dioramas. How about working on an Israeli Air Force drone? That’s exactly the kind of beyond-their-years access enjoyed by students at the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) industrial vocational high school run by Israel Sci-Tech Schools, the largest education network in the Jewish state. More than 300 students (250 on the high school level and 68 at a two-year vocational academy) get hands-on training in the disciplines of aviation mechanics, electricity and energy control, and unmanned air [...]Read more →