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Republicans Exclude Language on ‘Two-State Solution’ in Party Platform July 13, 2016 9:02 am

Republicans Exclude Language on ‘Two-State Solution’ in Party Platform

JNS.org – The Republican Party has agreed to removing language encouraging a two-state...

US Holocaust Museum Appalled That ‘Pokemon Go’ Players Finding Virtual Creatures on Somber Premises July 12, 2016 1:29 pm

US Holocaust Museum Appalled That ‘Pokemon Go’ Players Finding Virtual Creatures on Somber Premises

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is appalled that the popular smartphone game...

Jewish DNC Staffer Shot, Killed Near Washington DC Home July 12, 2016 9:52 am

Jewish DNC Staffer Shot, Killed Near Washington DC Home

A young Jewish staffer for the Democratic National Committee was shot dead in an apparent...

Major Jewish Group Calls for Apology From Wife of NFL Player Over Antisemitic Tweet About Dolphins Owner Hiring ‘Jew Buddies’ July 11, 2016 7:04 pm

Major Jewish Group Calls for Apology From Wife of NFL Player Over Antisemitic Tweet About Dolphins Owner Hiring ‘Jew Buddies’

A leading Jewish human rights organization has called on the wife of a prominent NFL player...

Jewish-American Gymnast Aly Raisman to Compete in Rio Olympics July 11, 2016 6:01 pm

Jewish-American Gymnast Aly Raisman to Compete in Rio Olympics

JNS.org – Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman will be part of the US gymnastics team...

US Approves Sale of 8 Seahawk Helicopters, Related Defense Equipment to Israel July 11, 2016 10:31 am

US Approves Sale of 8 Seahawk Helicopters, Related Defense Equipment to Israel

JNS.org – The United States has approved the sale of eight SH-60F Seahawk helicopters...

Two Israelis Killed in Car Crash in California July 11, 2016 10:27 am

Two Israelis Killed in Car Crash in California

JNS.org – Two Israelis were killed and another was injured in a car accident in northern...

GOP Platform Draft Reinstates Reference to ‘Undivided’ Jerusalem, Removes Reference to Palestine in Support for Two-State Solution July 11, 2016 9:10 am

GOP Platform Draft Reinstates Reference to ‘Undivided’ Jerusalem, Removes Reference to Palestine in Support for Two-State Solution

JNS.org – The Republican Party has reportedly reinstated language endorsing an “undivided”...

Obama Plans to Make Nuclear Policy Changes During Final Months in Office July 11, 2016 9:06 am

Obama Plans to Make Nuclear Policy Changes During Final Months in Office

The Obama administration is determined to use its final six months in office to take a series...

Toronto ‘Al-Quds Day’ Rally Speaker Calls to Attack Israelis ‘by Any Means Necessary’ (VIDEO) July 10, 2016 5:30 am

Toronto ‘Al-Quds Day’ Rally Speaker Calls to Attack Israelis ‘by Any Means Necessary’ (VIDEO)

An Arab speaker at a recent anti-Israel rally in Canada called for the killing of Israelis....

Dallas Jewish Federation Condemns Murder of Police Officers July 9, 2016 9:57 am

Dallas Jewish Federation Condemns Murder of Police Officers

JNS.org – The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas expressed its shock at the murder...

Five Dallas Police Officers Killed in Ambush at Black Lives Matter Protest July 8, 2016 11:25 am

Five Dallas Police Officers Killed in Ambush at Black Lives Matter Protest

A gunman, possibly with an accomplice, opened fire on police officers in downtown Dallas...

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  • Arts and Culture First English-Language Trailer Debuts for Natalie Portman’s Hebrew Film ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ Based on Amos Oz’s Memoir (VIDEO)

    First English-Language Trailer Debuts for Natalie Portman’s Hebrew Film ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ Based on Amos Oz’s Memoir (VIDEO)

    The first English-language trailer for Natalie Portman’s directorial debut — A Tale of Love and Darkness — based on Israeli author Amos Oz’s memoir, was released on Thursday. The movie, originally filmed in Hebrew, tells the story of Oz’s childhood in Jerusalem at the end of the British Mandate and the early years of Israel’s independence. Portman, who was born in Israel and speaks fluent Hebrew, plays the lead role of Fania, the author’s mother. She struggles to raise her son as she deals with inner demons, a […]

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  • Features As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

    As Berlin Prices Rise, Israelis Turn East for German Real-Estate Bargains

    JNS.org – Sonnenallee, a street in Berlin’s Neukölln district, looks like it comes straight out of an Arab city — so much so that it goes by the nickname “Gaza Strip.” Kebab and bakery shops are advertised in Arabic; men sit in men-only coffee shops; and bridal shop windows showcase glittery, not-so-stylish gowns. But take a random turn, and you’ll find a swath of bars, burger joints, and Indian restaurants where hip Berliners announce that they have arrived to urban coolness. […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot engages in fierce action sequences in the new Wonder Woman trailer, which Warner Bros. premiered during the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. The nearly 3-minute trailer, the first to debut for the superhero film, shows scenes of Diana, princess of the Amazons, fighting alongside men in the battle against the world’s toughest enemies. The first shot of the video shows Wonder Woman discovering a man, Steve Trevor (played by actor Chris Pine), washed ashore. The clip then takes viewers to the all-female island where Wonder Woman was born. […]

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  • Arts and Culture A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    Is diplomacy worthwhile, even if the end result isn’t what we hoped for? That is the question, among many others, posed by the new play Oslo, by J.T. Rogers. Making its New York debut at Lincoln Center, the play examines the secret diplomatic process that led to the historic 1993 peace accords. The character of Shimon Peres makes an appearance onstage — and he, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, tower over the proceedings. But they mainly do so in absentia. Instead, […]

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  • Spirituality/Tradition Sports Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    JNS.org – Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish tradition. Koufax — who was recently ranked by ESPN as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) history — decided not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because the game fell on Yom Kippur. “I would do the same,” Kremer said in an interview. Last month, the 20-year-old Kremer became […]

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  • Arts and Culture Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    The famed lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, encouraged Jewish singer-songwriter Adam Lambert to perform in Hebrew during their upcoming joint concert in Israel, an entertainment industry advocacy organization reported on Tuesday. During a recent interview with Israeli television personality Assi Azar, May was played a 2005 video of Lambert singing the popular song Shir L’Shalom, (Song for Peace). May was so impressed by Lambert’s singing of the Hebrew track that he told the American singer, “We have to do that. Let’s […]

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  • Sports Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    JNS.org – Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next month after gaining a last minute approval. “I am very proud [to represent Israel] and I hope to achieve a new personal best time,” Chemtai told Reuters. Chemtai, who grew up a rural village in western Kenya, first came to Israel in 2009 to care of the children of her country’s ambassador to Israel. The 27-year-old runner recently gained […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    To date or not to date? That is not the question for most Modern Orthodox singles in New York. The question is when will they find their future spouses, and when will their families stop nagging them about having babies? Inspired by the success of the Israeli show “Srugim,” Leah Gottfried, 25, decided she would create and star in her own show, “Soon By You.” “Dating is so serious already,” Gottfried said. “We wanted to take a lighter approach and laugh at the […]

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