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Potential Presidential Candidate Scott Walker Expects to Meet With Netanyahu April 12, 2015 11:55 am

Potential Presidential Candidate Scott Walker Expects to Meet With Netanyahu

JNS.org – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said he “absolutely” expects to meet...

Israel Ranks as Third-Largest US Television Content Provider April 12, 2015 11:43 am

Israel Ranks as Third-Largest US Television Content Provider

JNS.org – Israel ranks as the third-largest provider for U.S. television content...

Kerry, Sherman ‘Explain’ Iran Nuclear Deal to Jewish Leaders in Two Hour Meeting April 12, 2015 11:05 am

Kerry, Sherman ‘Explain’ Iran Nuclear Deal to Jewish Leaders in Two Hour Meeting

Top Obama administration officials met for two hours with U.S. Jewish community leaders to...

Senator Menendez Blasts Obama’s ‘Misguided Calculation’ in Iran, Cuba Dealings April 12, 2015 10:58 am

Senator Menendez Blasts Obama’s ‘Misguided Calculation’ in Iran, Cuba Dealings

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) on Sunday said there is a fundamental flaw in President Obama’s...

Obama Meets With Cuban Strongman Raul Castro, Launches New Era of US-Cuba Ties April 11, 2015 9:30 pm

Obama Meets With Cuban Strongman Raul Castro, Launches New Era of US-Cuba Ties

Ending a decades-long standstill in U.S.-Cuba relations, President Barack Obama met for an...

Senator Kirk Now Pushing for Senate Vote on Suspended Iran Sanctions Bill April 10, 2015 1:00 pm

Senator Kirk Now Pushing for Senate Vote on Suspended Iran Sanctions Bill

A week ago, the White House was on top of the world. President Barack Obama announced a new...

Kissinger on Iran Deal: ‘We Can’t Have Confidence in the Agreement, Only in the Verification System’ (VIDEO) April 9, 2015 6:02 pm

Kissinger on Iran Deal: ‘We Can’t Have Confidence in the Agreement, Only in the Verification System’ (VIDEO)

Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on Wednesday continued his questioning of the...

Sabra Recalls 30,000 Hummus Cases Over Listeria Fear April 9, 2015 4:41 pm

Sabra Recalls 30,000 Hummus Cases Over Listeria Fear

JNS.org – Approximately 30,000 cases of hummus produced by the popular Sabra brand,...

State Department: No Sanctions Relief Without Iran Curbing Nuclear Enrichment April 9, 2015 4:31 pm

State Department: No Sanctions Relief Without Iran Curbing Nuclear Enrichment

JNS.org – The U.S. State Department said Thursday that any relief in sanctions on...

Jewish Home in California Defaced With Antisemitic Graffiti; Power Lines Cut Before Attack April 9, 2015 1:03 pm

Jewish Home in California Defaced With Antisemitic Graffiti; Power Lines Cut Before Attack

A Jewish family in California has been gripped with fear after discovering their property...

Former US Secretaries of State Slam Framework Iran Deal April 9, 2015 11:02 am

Former US Secretaries of State Slam Framework Iran Deal

JNS.org – In a joint op-ed published by The Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, former...

White House Ridicules Netanyahu With Cartoon Bomb on Twitter April 9, 2015 10:52 am

White House Ridicules Netanyahu With Cartoon Bomb on Twitter

The Hill – The White House on Wednesday took a shot at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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