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Orlando Terror Attack Takes Center Stage in US Presidential Campaign June 13, 2016 9:54 pm

Orlando Terror Attack Takes Center Stage in US Presidential Campaign

The worst mass shooting in modern US history put terrorism at the heart of the 2016 election...

Israeli PM Netanyahu Offers Condolences to American People After Deadly Orlando Terror Attack June 13, 2016 9:22 pm

Israeli PM Netanyahu Offers Condolences to American People After Deadly Orlando Terror Attack

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in response to the mass shooting at gay nightclub Pulse...

Victims Named After 49 Killed in Mass Terror Shooting at Orlando Gay Club June 13, 2016 9:20 pm

Victims Named After 49 Killed in Mass Terror Shooting at Orlando Gay Club

These are the victims of the worst mass shooting in American history. Terrorist Omar Mateen...

Poll: Hillary Clinton Opens Three-Point Lead Over Donald Trump June 11, 2016 2:22 pm

Poll: Hillary Clinton Opens Three-Point Lead Over Donald Trump

Most voters feel the upcoming election matters more than ones in the past.  At the same time,...

Media Watchdog Accuses Notoriously Biased MSNBC Reporter of ‘Parroting’ Palestinian Narrative in Tel Aviv Terror Coverage (VIDEO) June 10, 2016 7:04 pm

Media Watchdog Accuses Notoriously Biased MSNBC Reporter of ‘Parroting’ Palestinian Narrative in Tel Aviv Terror Coverage (VIDEO)

An MSNBC correspondent notorious for his anti-Israel reporting is “only interested in parroting...

Former KKK Leader David Duke Blames ‘Viciousness  of Jews’ for Trump Opposition June 10, 2016 9:48 am

Former KKK Leader David Duke Blames ‘Viciousness of Jews’ for Trump Opposition

JNS.org – Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke this week defended Donald Trump on...

Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Calls for Solidarity With Israel Following Deadly Tel Aviv Terrorist Attack (VIDEO) June 10, 2016 8:35 am

Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren Calls for Solidarity With Israel Following Deadly Tel Aviv Terrorist Attack (VIDEO)

The host of Fox News‘ “On the Record” called for the international community...

Antisemitism Expert: Twitter Must ‘Step Up’ War Against Jew-Targeted Hate Speech June 10, 2016 8:30 am

Antisemitism Expert: Twitter Must ‘Step Up’ War Against Jew-Targeted Hate Speech

Twitter needs to “step up and deal with the hate speech” that is increasingly sweeping the...

In Robust Response to Tel Aviv Terror, Trump Rips ‘Uncivilized’ Palestinians Who Praised Attack June 9, 2016 5:11 pm

In Robust Response to Tel Aviv Terror, Trump Rips ‘Uncivilized’ Palestinians Who Praised Attack

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump harshly condemned on Thursday the...

Trump’s Son-In-Law Playing Active Role in Presidential Campaign June 9, 2016 9:58 am

Trump’s Son-In-Law Playing Active Role in Presidential Campaign

A new power player has emerged among the feuding factions behind Donald Trump’s presidential...

Jewish Comedian Billy Crystal, Rabbi Michael Lerner to Give Eulogies at Muhammad Ali’s Funeral June 9, 2016 3:53 am

Jewish Comedian Billy Crystal, Rabbi Michael Lerner to Give Eulogies at Muhammad Ali’s Funeral

Jewish comedian Billy Crystal and Michael Lerner, founder and rabbi of the Beyt Tikkun Synagogue...

Behind the Scenes: How the Anti-BDS Vote Within the American Anthropological Association Ballooned June 8, 2016 5:34 pm

Behind the Scenes: How the Anti-BDS Vote Within the American Anthropological Association Ballooned

Opponents of the American Anthropological Association’s (AAA) recently defeated anti-Israel...

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  • Arts and Culture Music Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    British rock band Coldplay started its set at the Glastonburg Festival on Sunday by broadcasting excerpts of the iconic speech Charlie Chaplin delivered in The Great Dictator, the 1940 political satire in which the famous filmmaker/movie star played a Jewish barber. “I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone,” Chaplin begins his address. “I should like to help everyone, if possible, Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one […]

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  • Blogs Sports Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    JNS.org – The seed for the city of Cleveland’s first professional championship in a major sport in 52 years may have been planted at the Shaw Jewish Community Center on White Pond Drive in Akron, Ohio, nearly 20 years ago. That’s when a tall, lanky kid from Akron named LeBron James walked onto the hardwood court and changed the game of basketball forever. Coach Keith Dambrot, now the head basketball coach at the University of Akron, conducted those sessions that attracted […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    JNS.org – In 2008, Yoram Honig was a producer and director living in Jerusalem, fresh off his first international hit, when the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA) came to him with a challenge: build a film industry from scratch in Israel’s capital. “When we started here, was nothing in Jerusalem,” he said during an interview in his office in the Talbiya neighborhood. Now, the Jerusalem Film and Television Fund, which Honig heads as an arm of the JDA, pumps 9 million shekels […]

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  • Blogs Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will wear a leotard bearing Hebrew lettering when she competes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. Douglas’ Swarovski-outlined outfit will feature the Hebrew word “Elohim,” meaning God, on its left sleeve. The Hebrew detailing honors the athlete’s “rich heritage of faith,” according to apparel manufacturer GK Elite, which produced the leotard and released a preview of it on Wednesday. The company said Douglas’ sister, Joyelle “Joy” Douglas, created the Hebrew design. The outcome of the P&G Championships will help […]

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  • Europe Sports British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    Britain’s world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for making Nazi-like comments, a former world champion from the Ukraine said on Thursday, ahead of their upcoming match. “I was in shock at his statements about women, the gay community, and when he got to the Jewish people, he sounded like Hitler,” Wladimir Klitschko told British media, according to Reuters. “We cannot have a champion like that. Either he needs to be shut up or shut down in the ring, or […]

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  • Arts and Culture Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Hanoch Hecht just made television history; but, unfortunately, he couldn’t have his rugelach and eat it too. Hecht became the first rabbi to compete on the hit show “Chopped,” where contestants are forced to use four random ingredients in their recipes, and have 20-30 minutes to create an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. A contestant is eliminated after each round. Hecht, 32, said that while the dishes and utensils were new, the kitchen was not kosher, so he couldn’t taste […]

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  • Blogs Music Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the company’s campaign in Israel. The commercial begins with a bunch of Jewish men eating at a restaurant, when Schmeltzer walks in and tries to decide what to order. An employee at the obviously Israeli eatery offers him a variety of foods, but the entertainer in the end decides on a bottle of Pepsi. Everyone in the restaurant then joins him, drinking Pepsi Max and dancing to […]

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  • Arts and Culture Book Reviews Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    JNS.org – “Writing is a messy process,” says author Elizabeth Poliner. “People who don’t write fiction would be surprised to see what early drafts could look like.” But readers wouldn’t know “what a mess it was for the longest time,” as the Jewish author puts it, when reading Poliner’s critically acclaimed latest book, As Close to Us as Breathing. The volume garnered Amazon’s “Best Book” designation in March 2016 as well as rave reviews from the New York Times,W Magazine, NPR, […]

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