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Jewish Groups Slam Canadian Green Party for Embracing BDS August 9, 2016 10:14 am

Jewish Groups Slam Canadian Green Party for Embracing BDS

JNS.org – Wide opposition has been expressed by Canadian Jewish groups to the Green...

Ku Klux Klan Fliers: ‘Jews Control Money in America’ August 9, 2016 10:09 am

Ku Klux Klan Fliers: ‘Jews Control Money in America’

JNS.org – A major Jewish organization expressed concern over white supremacist fliers with...

VP Biden Omits Mention of Israel-Palestinian Conflict in Parting Words About US Foreign Policy August 9, 2016 9:54 am

VP Biden Omits Mention of Israel-Palestinian Conflict in Parting Words About US Foreign Policy

A lengthy article about Washington’s foreign policy challenges written by US Vice President...

Jewish Olympic Gymnast’s Mom Stirs Social Media Frenzy While Watching Daughter Compete (VIDEO) August 8, 2016 3:34 pm

Jewish Olympic Gymnast’s Mom Stirs Social Media Frenzy While Watching Daughter Compete (VIDEO)

The body language and facial expressions of the mother of a Jewish Olympic gymnast prompted...

Former Justice Department Attorney Says Obama’s ‘Ransom-for-Hostages’ Transaction With Tehran Violates US Criminal Law August 8, 2016 12:13 am

Former Justice Department Attorney Says Obama’s ‘Ransom-for-Hostages’ Transaction With Tehran Violates US Criminal Law

A former Assistant US Attorney for the Southern District of New York this weekend cautioned against...

Jewish Jeweler Bemoans ‘Accidentally’ Trashing $1 Million Worth of Diamonds While Rushing Before Shabbat August 7, 2016 11:32 am

Jewish Jeweler Bemoans ‘Accidentally’ Trashing $1 Million Worth of Diamonds While Rushing Before Shabbat

A Jewish jeweler whose insurance company believes he committed fraud claimed he accidentally...

Campus Antisemitism Spike Sparks Record Attendance at Media Watchdog Conference August 7, 2016 9:34 am

Campus Antisemitism Spike Sparks Record Attendance at Media Watchdog Conference

JNS.org – More than 80 students from nearly 70 campuses will be in Boston, Ma. August...

Major Canadian Jewish Group Calls Out Government for Sponsorship of ‘Antisemitic, Anti-Israel’ Conference August 7, 2016 6:08 am

Major Canadian Jewish Group Calls Out Government for Sponsorship of ‘Antisemitic, Anti-Israel’ Conference

A major Jewish group called the Canadian government to task this week for sponsoring an...

Former US Official: Obama Administration’s $400 Million ‘Ransom’ for Captives ‘Incentivizes’ Iran to Continue Hostage-Taking (INTERVIEW) August 5, 2016 1:28 pm

Former US Official: Obama Administration’s $400 Million ‘Ransom’ for Captives ‘Incentivizes’ Iran to Continue Hostage-Taking (INTERVIEW)

The transfer of $400 million in cash by the Obama administration to the regime in Tehran,...

Obama Says ISIS Likely to Continue Threatening US Even After Being Ousted From Iraq, Syria August 5, 2016 12:57 pm

Obama Says ISIS Likely to Continue Threatening US Even After Being Ousted From Iraq, Syria

The Islamic State group will probably continue to be a threat to the U.S. even after it is...

Head of Israel Advocacy Group Says Human Rights Complaint Against U of Ontario Sends ‘Loud, Clear Message’ to Promoters of Campus ‘Culture of Fear’ (INTERVIEW) August 4, 2016 2:50 pm

Head of Israel Advocacy Group Says Human Rights Complaint Against U of Ontario Sends ‘Loud, Clear Message’ to Promoters of Campus ‘Culture of Fear’ (INTERVIEW)

The pro-Israel campus community in Canada will no longer stay silent in the face of discrimination...

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Cesspool’ of Antisemitic, Anti-Israel, Racist Behavior at U of Tennessee Uncovered by Covert Watchdog Group August 4, 2016 12:01 pm

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Cesspool’ of Antisemitic, Anti-Israel, Racist Behavior at U of Tennessee Uncovered by Covert Watchdog Group

A ring of anti-Israel students at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) has created...

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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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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scotland’s Celtic soccer club will fly to Israel with the same private jet Madonna used while on tour, The Scotsman reported on Monday. According to the report, the team is heading for the Jewish state to compete against Israel’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night, and will be transported in the customized, luxurious Boeing 757-200 that the pop icon used in New Zealand for her six-month Rebel Heart tour, which wrapped up in March. The plane is on loan from Greece-based GainJet Aviation and can accommodate 62 passengers. The […]

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  • Arts and Culture Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Jewish actor Jonah Hill revealed on Wednesday morning that he had officiated the wedding of good friend and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. The “War Dogs” actor, 32, was a guest on Sirius XM’s The Howard Stern Show when the conversation turned to Levine’s July 2014 wedding to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo. Hill said that after he was asked to officiate the nuptials, he started getting worried about the type of speech he was going to deliver. “I’m writing all these things, and then I […]

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  • Arts and Culture Music Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish indie singer Ezra Furman released a song on Wednesday that he said was dedicated to his grandfather, who escaped Nazi persecution. Furman told the website Consequence of Sound that the new track, called “The Refugee,” is his “first song entirely concerned with my Jewish background and present, a song dedicated to my grandfather who fled the Nazis, as well as to all of the refugees desperate for a home today.” He added, “May all the wanderers find the homes they seek, and […]

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  • Arts and Culture Uncanny Toy Replica of Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Auctioning on eBay for Over $1,600

    Uncanny Toy Replica of Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Auctioning on eBay for Over $1,600

    An artist is auctioning on eBay a Wonder Woman doll he purchased and repainted to create an uncanny replica of Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who will play the superhero in an upcoming 2017 spin-off film. Noel Cruz purchased a 19-inch action figure of the Batman v Superman star and replaced its plastic hair with a new wig, and added a material belt and Princess Diana’s lasso, according to the blog Io9, which first reported on Cruz’s work. He then painted the doll to make it look like the […]

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  • Arts and Culture British Jewish Star Daniel Radcliffe Hopes New Movie About Neo-Nazis Will Spark Dialogue to Defeat Antisemitic Rhetoric

    British Jewish Star Daniel Radcliffe Hopes New Movie About Neo-Nazis Will Spark Dialogue to Defeat Antisemitic Rhetoric

    Racist and antisemitic rhetoric supported by white supremacists can be defeated by opening channels for meaningful dialogue, British-Jewish actor Daniel Radcliffe said, ahead of the release of his new film, in which he plays an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a neo-Nazi group. “[White supremacist ideologies] have more power the less we talk about them. So hopefully this does start a kind of conversation, which would be a tiny part of a much larger conversation that needs to happen,” the actor, 27, told The […]

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  • Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Reveals She Can Read, Speak Hebrew

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Reveals She Can Read, Speak Hebrew

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas knows how to read and speak “a little” Hebrew, she revealed in the Aug. 15 issue of Us Weekly. The 20-year-old gymnast, who told the magazine that her favorite book is the Bible, was featured in a spread about the USA gymnastics team — which was awarded the gold medal in the women’s all-around finals at the Olympics in Rio on Aug. 9. In her 2012 memoir, In Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith, Douglas wrote that her […]

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  • Features Ben-Gurion University Institute Tackles Water Shortages, Hygiene in Developing Countries

    Ben-Gurion University Institute Tackles Water Shortages, Hygiene in Developing Countries

    JNS.org – Israeli water experts believe that by 2050, almost half of the world’s population will live in countries with a chronic water shortage. What’s causing the shortfall is population growth, which leads to a greater demand for food, increased pollution and climate instability, according to Prof. Noam Weisbrod, director of the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (ZIWR) in the Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. In Israel’s Negev Desert, which has long been plagued […]

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