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Anti-Israel Rally in Los Angeles Features Nazi Swastikas August 4, 2014 6:15 am

Anti-Israel Rally in Los Angeles Features Nazi Swastikas

Progressives Today – One of the cornerstone organizers of America’s so called “anti-war”...

Piers Morgan Defends Against Charges of Anti-Semitism After Blasting Israel August 3, 2014 5:02 pm

Piers Morgan Defends Against Charges of Anti-Semitism After Blasting Israel

Television personality Piers Morgan took to Twitter on Thursday to defend himself against...

Joan Rivers Weighs in Again on Israel-Hamas War, This Time Blasting the Media (VIDEO) August 3, 2014 3:15 pm

Joan Rivers Weighs in Again on Israel-Hamas War, This Time Blasting the Media (VIDEO)

Two of Israel’s staunchest (and foul mouthed) defenders commiserated in a recent radio...

Pro-Israel Protesters Evacuated From Front of White House After Threats From Hamas Supporters August 2, 2014 10:43 pm

Pro-Israel Protesters Evacuated From Front of White House After Threats From Hamas Supporters

Gateway Pundit – Dan Merica, associate producer for CNN Politics has sent out a series...

Jon Voight Accuses Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem of Ignorance, Inciting Anti-Semitism August 2, 2014 10:26 pm

Jon Voight Accuses Penelope Cruz, Javier Bardem of Ignorance, Inciting Anti-Semitism

Hollywood Reporter – My name is Jon Voight and I am more than angry, I am heartsick...

Report: Netanyahu Tells White House ‘Not to Ever Second Guess’ Him Again on Hamas August 2, 2014 10:01 pm

Report: Netanyahu Tells White House ‘Not to Ever Second Guess’ Him Again on Hamas

AP – Following the quick collapse of the cease-fire in Gaza, Israeli Prime Minister...

Senate Approves Initially Blocked Iron Dome Funding August 1, 2014 1:16 pm

Senate Approves Initially Blocked Iron Dome Funding

JNS.org – The United States Senate on Friday passed $225 million in emergency funding...

Pew Survey: Twice as Many Americans Blame Hamas Over Israel for Conflict July 30, 2014 8:50 am

Pew Survey: Twice as Many Americans Blame Hamas Over Israel for Conflict

JNS.org – A new Pew Research Center survey conducted July 24-27 among 1,005 U.S. adults...

U.S. Chief Negotiator Refuses to Set Deadline for Iran Nuclear Deal July 30, 2014 5:33 am

U.S. Chief Negotiator Refuses to Set Deadline for Iran Nuclear Deal

CBS News – The Obama administration’s chief nuclear negotiator refused Tuesday to...

Jewish-Owned Cars Covered With Swastikas, Tires Slashed in Suburb 20 Minutes From New York City July 29, 2014 6:25 pm

Jewish-Owned Cars Covered With Swastikas, Tires Slashed in Suburb 20 Minutes From New York City

Two cars owned by a Jewish couple in suburb Pearl River, New York, a 20-minute drive from...

South Carolina Senator Urges Israel: ‘Stay as Long as You Need’ to Clear Out Gaza Threat (VIDEO) July 29, 2014 2:24 pm

South Carolina Senator Urges Israel: ‘Stay as Long as You Need’ to Clear Out Gaza Threat (VIDEO)

South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham urged Israel to keep its troops in the Gaza Strip until...

State Dept. Report Highlights Plight of Mideast Christians, Rising European Anti-Semitism July 29, 2014 1:36 pm

State Dept. Report Highlights Plight of Mideast Christians, Rising European Anti-Semitism

JNS.org – The U.S. State Department issued a new report on Monday highlighting the dire...

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    JNS.org – Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle. Born Mendel Berlinger in Manhattan in 1908, Berle became America’s first small-screen star. Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Television,” he influenced and helped promote the work of hundreds of younger comics. “Milton Berle was deceptively successful and very Jewish,” says Lawrence Epstein, author of The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, published the year [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    JNS.org – Idan Ravin’s friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof of his garage. Little did his friends know that years later, he would be the personal trainer of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Stephen Curry. Ravin’s new book, “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball’s Best Players,” details his rise from a Jewish upbringing [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the morale of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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