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AP Video Journalist, Palestinian Translator Killed in Gaza Explosion August 13, 2014 10:57 am

AP Video Journalist, Palestinian Translator Killed in Gaza Explosion

Yahoo/AP – An Associated Press video journalist and a freelance Palestinian translator...

Kurds Join Pro-Israel, Anti-Hamas Protest Outside White House (VIDEO) August 12, 2014 10:10 pm

Kurds Join Pro-Israel, Anti-Hamas Protest Outside White House (VIDEO)

A group of Kurds joined a pro-Israel demonstration outside the White House on Saturday to...

U.S. Marine Assaulted by Hamas Supporters in Front of White House Says Israel Has Right to Defend Itself (INTERVIEW) August 12, 2014 9:47 pm

U.S. Marine Assaulted by Hamas Supporters in Front of White House Says Israel Has Right to Defend Itself (INTERVIEW)

Manuel E. Vega, a 29-year-old U.S. Marine Corps veteran, was assaulted at a pro-Hamas...

McDonald’s Customer Outraged After Finding Swastika Drawn on Chicken Sandwich August 12, 2014 10:16 am

McDonald’s Customer Outraged After Finding Swastika Drawn on Chicken Sandwich

WCTI12 – A Carteret County mother makes a shocking discovery when she goes to eat her...

Yankees President Hosts 40 Youths Headed to Join Israeli Army August 11, 2014 8:46 pm

Yankees President Hosts 40 Youths Headed to Join Israeli Army

New York Yankees President Randy Levine and his wife Mindy hosted some 40 young men and women...

Hollywood Boss Says 500, Including Senior Execs Expressed Support for Criticism of Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem August 11, 2014 7:33 pm

Hollywood Boss Says 500, Including Senior Execs Expressed Support for Criticism of Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem

Top Hollywood executive Ryan Kavanaugh, CEO of Relativity Media, told The Hollywood Reporter...

CNN’s Objectivity Questioned as Hamas-Funder Qatar Buys ‘Advertising Feature,’ 30-Minute Middle East Program August 11, 2014 3:38 pm

CNN’s Objectivity Questioned as Hamas-Funder Qatar Buys ‘Advertising Feature,’ 30-Minute Middle East Program

The objectivity of CNN’s coverage of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge against...

U.S. Starts Arming Kurdish Forces Fighting Islamic State Militants in Iraq August 11, 2014 10:37 am

U.S. Starts Arming Kurdish Forces Fighting Islamic State Militants in Iraq

Daily Mail – The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish...

Hillary Clinton Criticizes Obama Foreign Policy, Slams ‘Unfair’ World Response to Gaza War August 10, 2014 9:54 am

Hillary Clinton Criticizes Obama Foreign Policy, Slams ‘Unfair’ World Response to Gaza War

JNS.org – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said that Hamas ultimately bears...

CNN Panelist Highlights Major Media Omission in Coverage of Gaza War (VIDEO) August 10, 2014 12:04 am

CNN Panelist Highlights Major Media Omission in Coverage of Gaza War (VIDEO)

CNN Crossfire panelist S.E. Cupp on Thursday criticized media coverage of Israel’s current...

ADL Says Slaying of Miami Rabbi Appears to Be Robbery Gone Bad, AJC, Others Suspect Link to Hate Crimes August 9, 2014 9:43 pm

ADL Says Slaying of Miami Rabbi Appears to Be Robbery Gone Bad, AJC, Others Suspect Link to Hate Crimes

Two major Jewish groups voiced opposing suspicions over the shooting and murder of a 60-year-old...

Rabbi Shot, Killed on Way to Synagogue Saturday Morning August 9, 2014 5:06 pm

Rabbi Shot, Killed on Way to Synagogue Saturday Morning

NBC News – Police are searching for two suspects who shot and killed an Orthodox Jewish...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the morale of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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