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John Kerry Remains ‘Confident’ US Can Negotiate Nuclear Deal With Iran April 15, 2015 9:59 am

John Kerry Remains ‘Confident’ US Can Negotiate Nuclear Deal With Iran

CBS News – Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday he is still confident that the...

Boehner: Obama Made ‘Deal With the Devil’ in Nuclear Framework Agreement With Iran April 15, 2015 9:58 am

Boehner: Obama Made ‘Deal With the Devil’ in Nuclear Framework Agreement With Iran

Bloomberg View – President Barack Obama made a “deal with the devil” in his nuclear...

US Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Modified Iran Oversight Bill April 14, 2015 5:30 pm

US Senate Committee Unanimously Passes Modified Iran Oversight Bill

JNS.org – The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday unanimously passed...

Simon Wiesenthal Center Downgrades US in Annual Nazi-Hunting Report April 14, 2015 4:06 pm

Simon Wiesenthal Center Downgrades US in Annual Nazi-Hunting Report

JNS.org – In its annual Nazi-hunting report, the Simon Wiesenthal Center downgraded...

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Reaches Deal to Modify Iran Oversight Bill April 14, 2015 1:36 pm

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Reaches Deal to Modify Iran Oversight Bill

JNS.org – A bipartisan deal has been reached among the leading members of the U.S....

Obama Meets With Top American Jewish Leaders to Gain Support for Iran Deal April 14, 2015 10:01 am

Obama Meets With Top American Jewish Leaders to Gain Support for Iran Deal

JNS.org – President Barack Obama met with some of the leaders of America’s largest...

Report: Iran Bill Giving Congress Oversight of Nuclear Deal Can Withstand Presidential Veto April 14, 2015 9:51 am

Report: Iran Bill Giving Congress Oversight of Nuclear Deal Can Withstand Presidential Veto

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Monday he’s confident...

AIPAC Says President Obama ‘Should Welcome Congressional Review’ of Iran Nuclear Deal April 13, 2015 11:41 pm

AIPAC Says President Obama ‘Should Welcome Congressional Review’ of Iran Nuclear Deal

Major pro-Israel lobby the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) on Monday said...

Stanford’s Students of Color Coalition Accused of Antisemitism in Student Elections April 13, 2015 10:23 pm

Stanford’s Students of Color Coalition Accused of Antisemitism in Student Elections

A student leader at Stanford University, was asked by a campus group about how her Jewish...

After Presidency Announcement, Hillary Clinton Confidant Says She Would Get Along Well With Netanyahu April 13, 2015 4:25 pm

After Presidency Announcement, Hillary Clinton Confidant Says She Would Get Along Well With Netanyahu

Renowned Israeli-American businessman and Hillary Clinton confidant, Haim Saban, on Sunday described...

Sen. Marco Rubio Reportedly Joins Republican Field in 2016 Presidential Race April 13, 2015 2:03 pm

Sen. Marco Rubio Reportedly Joins Republican Field in 2016 Presidential Race

JNS.org – U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) told donors that he is joining the field...

Hillary Clinton Launches Highly Anticipated 2016 Presidential Run April 12, 2015 4:06 pm

Hillary Clinton Launches Highly Anticipated 2016 Presidential Run

JNS.org - Former U.S. senator, secretary of state, and first lady Hillary Clinton on Sunday...

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  • Relationships US & Canada Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    A profile published Wednesday in Time Out New York highlighted a 25-year-old Brooklyn woman who claimed she is attracted to chubby Jewish comedians, Maxim Deputy Editor Jason Feifer pointed out via Twitter. Talking about a date she went on, Steph, a sunglasses designer living in Borough Park, told the magazine, ”He was very attractive, just not my type. I like big schlubby Jewish comedians and he was clean-cut.” Feifer posted a picture of the magazine page and commented that Steph’s preferences amounted [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then 17 years old, had just been disqualified from the Israeli kayaking championship. He couldn’t survive the heats. He didn’t make the start line. He was devastated—and he had no one with whom to share his hopes, his dreams, and his disappointment. His divorced parents still live in [...]

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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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