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AIPAC Says Congress Should Reject Iran Nuclear Deal July 16, 2015 9:45 am

AIPAC Says Congress Should Reject Iran Nuclear Deal

JNS.org – In its second statement since the announcement of a nuclear deal between Iran...

Obama Turns to UN to Make Iran Nuclear Deal Legally Binding on Next President July 16, 2015 9:37 am

Obama Turns to UN to Make Iran Nuclear Deal Legally Binding on Next President

Last March, 47 Republicans led by Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas wrote a letter warning Iran’s...

New York Police Discover Suspect Vehicle Possibly Linked to Brooklyn Paintball Attacks Against Jews July 15, 2015 4:30 pm

New York Police Discover Suspect Vehicle Possibly Linked to Brooklyn Paintball Attacks Against Jews

New York police said they have identified a vehicle they believe to be linked to a string...

Obama: As World Lifts Iran Arms Embargo, US Should Work With Israel, Gulf States to Stop Iranian Arms Shipments July 15, 2015 2:56 pm

Obama: As World Lifts Iran Arms Embargo, US Should Work With Israel, Gulf States to Stop Iranian Arms Shipments

Though the nuclear deal with Iran calls for a lifting of international arms sanctions against...

49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets July 15, 2015 11:12 am

49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

New 49ers running back and Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne apologized on Wednesday for...

Obama ‘Confident’ Congress Will Pass Iran Nuclear Deal, Despite Israel’s Efforts July 15, 2015 10:05 am

Obama ‘Confident’ Congress Will Pass Iran Nuclear Deal, Despite Israel’s Efforts

With the clinching of the deal on Tuesday, Congress will now be tasked with approving the...

Obama Threatens to Veto Any Legislation Preventing Iran Nuclear Deal July 14, 2015 9:28 am

Obama Threatens to Veto Any Legislation Preventing Iran Nuclear Deal

Anticipating the tough road ahead in convincing Congress to back the Iran nuclear agreement,...

California Lawmakers Approve Measure Urging Action on Campus Antisemitism July 13, 2015 7:16 pm

California Lawmakers Approve Measure Urging Action on Campus Antisemitism

JNS.org – The California State Assembly passed on Monday a resolution urging action...

Samsung Condemns Antisemitism After South Korean Media Blames ‘Jewish Money’ for Opposition to Merger Deal July 13, 2015 4:18 pm

Samsung Condemns Antisemitism After South Korean Media Blames ‘Jewish Money’ for Opposition to Merger Deal

Korean business conglomerate Samsung denounced all forms of antisemitism on Sunday after...

Report: Shopper Up in Arms After Discovering Nazi Items at Popular Connecticut Flea Market July 13, 2015 4:06 pm

Report: Shopper Up in Arms After Discovering Nazi Items at Popular Connecticut Flea Market

A shopper was up in arms over a stall he encountered at the Redwood Country Flea Market in...

Christians United for Israel Summit Kicks Off as Iran Deal Hangs in the Balance July 13, 2015 12:41 pm

Christians United for Israel Summit Kicks Off as Iran Deal Hangs in the Balance

JNS.org – Having spent a decade growing into America’s largest pro-Israel organization,...

Michelle Obama’s Cousin Nominated as First ‘Black Chief Rabbi’ of 21st Century July 13, 2015 9:30 am

Michelle Obama’s Cousin Nominated as First ‘Black Chief Rabbi’ of 21st Century

A cousin of U.S. first lady Michelle Obama has been nominated to become the first “black...

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  • Relationships Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Millionaire entrepreneur Yossi Vardi credited his success in start-ups to his Jewish mother continuously pushing him to do better, Daily Mail reported on Thursday. “Jewish mothers are never satisfied and nothing is ever good enough,” he said, adding that his mother, who died 15 years ago, used to compare him with his cousins and say he was “an idiot.” “For most of my life I have been trying to show her I’m not,” he continued. “I keep on trying even now.” Vardi, […]

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  • Theater US & Canada Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Famed actor Seth Rogen on Tuesday unveiled with typical comic fanfare the trailer for his new Christmas film. The movie “was made by Jews… and opens on Thanksgiving,” Rogen pointed out on Twitter. The Night Before tells the tale of three “ride or die homies” celebrating one last debauchery-filled Christmas Eve reunion before they become too busy to keep up their annual tradition. In an effort to make the night as memorable as possible, they set out to find the “Nutcracka Ball – the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    A June 2015 art exhibit, “The Transformative Power of Art,” at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, harnessed the universal language of art to convey an important message: “Our fragile Mother Earth faces the devastating consequences of climate change, a defining challenge of our time.” The exhibit also included sixteen portraits of people from all over the world who have “contributed to the common good of humanity in one way or another and have transformed the way we […]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    A 32-year-old Circassian Israeli Muslim Mixed Martial Arts fighter from Abu Ghosh says he takes pride in fighting under the Israeli flag, Israel’s Walla reported on Sunday. Like most Circassian Israelis, Jackie “the Punishment” Gosh was born Sunni Muslim. He became observant about eight years ago, and is now scrupulous in following his religion’s tenets, praying five times a day and fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Gosh is also very proud of his Israeli nationality, and sees no contradiction between […]

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  • Israel Music New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    A new documentary explores the lives and work of Jewish and Arab rappers in Israel and how the ongoing conflict in the region has impacted their lyrics, the U.K.’s Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday. Hip Hop in the Holy Land is a six-part series co-directed by Mike Skinner, the British frontman of hip-hop group The Streets, and produced by Noisey, a music channel published by Vice news. The first episode, published last week, shows Skinner meeting with Tamer Nafar, the founder of one of […]

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  • Sports US & Canada 49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    New 49ers running back and Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne apologized on Wednesday for a tweet in which he raised the age-old myth that Jews were historically responsible for Jesus Christ’s death. Reaching out to his Jewish fans, and the chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, Hayne tweeted: “To the Jewish community @DvirAbramovich #WeAreAllOne.” Underneath, he keenly included a screenshot of a text message to elaborate on his apology: “I sincerely apologize for my tweets on July 1. I […]

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  • Theater Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot reminisced about her childhood in Israel during an interview published in this month’s edition of Vanity Fair. “I don’t remember this, but my mom told me that when I was three they threw a party on the rooftop of the house. They put me to bed, and I heard people coming into the house and no one came to me. I went to the rooftop and took a hose and I started to spray water on everyone, just […]

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  • Blogs Features Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    An Israeli organization is helping wounded U.S. veterans move past their physical and psychological challenges by connecting them with injured Israeli soldiers who understand what they’ve been through. “What we discovered very early is that there’s no ‘professional, psychiatrist, social worker’ or anything like that [or] pills that can come even close to helping a soldier who fought in combat, who was wounded, who lost his friends. No one can help him like another person who’s been through exactly what he has,” Rabbi Chaim Levine, […]

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