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Group of Senators Call on US to Increase Funding for Israeli Missile Defense July 28, 2016 9:54 am

Group of Senators Call on US to Increase Funding for Israeli Missile Defense

A bipartisan group of senators led by Sens. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)...

US Obtains Trove of New Intelligence on ISIS Fighters July 28, 2016 9:51 am

US Obtains Trove of New Intelligence on ISIS Fighters

The United States is poring over a vast trove of new intelligence about Islamic State fighters...

Obama Praises Clinton, Slams Trump in DNC Speech July 28, 2016 9:35 am

Obama Praises Clinton, Slams Trump in DNC Speech

President Barack Obama made a fervent plea for Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, casting the...

Former Boston Red Sox Star Kevin Youkilis Tweets Dismay Over ‘Jew Hatred,’ Burning of Israeli Flag Outside Democratic Convention July 27, 2016 2:45 pm

Former Boston Red Sox Star Kevin Youkilis Tweets Dismay Over ‘Jew Hatred,’ Burning of Israeli Flag Outside Democratic Convention

A former star player for the Boston Red Sox expressed dismay on Wednesday over the burning...

Trump Campaign Blasts Democratic Committee, Hillary Clinton for ‘Deafening Silence’ in Face of Israeli, American Flag-Burning July 27, 2016 2:26 pm

Trump Campaign Blasts Democratic Committee, Hillary Clinton for ‘Deafening Silence’ in Face of Israeli, American Flag-Burning

The Trump campaign blasted the Democratic National Committee and its presidential nominee...

Rabbi Turns Personal Tragedy Into Inspirational Message for America Suffering From ‘Racial Divide’ (VIDEO) July 27, 2016 2:25 pm

Rabbi Turns Personal Tragedy Into Inspirational Message for America Suffering From ‘Racial Divide’ (VIDEO)

A Brooklyn-raised rabbi whose mother was murdered in the wake of the 1991 Crown Heights race...

During Nomination, DNC Praises Clinton’s Record on Mideast Issues July 27, 2016 2:01 pm

During Nomination, DNC Praises Clinton’s Record on Mideast Issues

JNS.org – The Democratic National Convention praised Hillary Clinton’s record...

DNC Staffer Argues Over Honoring Holocaust Remembrance Day July 27, 2016 1:59 pm

DNC Staffer Argues Over Honoring Holocaust Remembrance Day

JNS.org – A Democratic National Committee (DNC) staff member questioned whether Holocaust...

New York Jewish Rep Cuts in Front of Kosher Food Line at Democratic National Convention July 27, 2016 12:53 pm

New York Jewish Rep Cuts in Front of Kosher Food Line at Democratic National Convention

A Jewish congressman from New York was spotted cutting in front of a line of people waiting...

Anti-Hillary Protesters Burn Israeli, American Flags Outside DNC, Amid Chants of ‘Long Live Palestine’ (VIDEO) July 27, 2016 10:32 am

Anti-Hillary Protesters Burn Israeli, American Flags Outside DNC, Amid Chants of ‘Long Live Palestine’ (VIDEO)

A group of anti-Hillary Clinton protesters outside of the Democratic National Convention...

Obama: It’s ‘Possible’ Trump Will Win Election July 27, 2016 10:09 am

Obama: It’s ‘Possible’ Trump Will Win Election

As President Obama prepares to address the Democratic National Convention, he seems to be...

Hillary Clinton Makes History Securing Democratic Nomination for President July 27, 2016 10:07 am

Hillary Clinton Makes History Securing Democratic Nomination for President

Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic Party’s White House nomination, coming back from...

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  • Sports Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

    Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

    Israeli basketball fans mobbed Hapoel Jerusalem’s newest player, American pro Amar’e Stoudemire, dancing around and with him during a practice open to the public. On Friday, the team posted a video on Twitter of the happy romp with fans jumping around Stoudemire, while chanting in Hebrew. Unfamiliar with the lyrics, Stoudemire pumps his fist in the air. The basketball player, who has Jewish roots on his mother’s side, also waved a flag emblazoned with Hapoel Jerusalem’s logo. The former New York Knicks forward retired from the NBA […]

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  • Arts and Culture Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’

    Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’

    The Israeli version of the famed American Burning Man music festival is the “ultimate revenge on Hitler,” according to a column in Playboy magazine on Thursday. In his column, Jeff Weiss also took note of the fact that Midburn — a five-day bacchanal in the Negev Desert, self-described as an event celebrating “a communal life style, creativity, art and radical self-expression” — began on June 8, the day of the Sarona Market terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, which left four people dead. Weiss asked rhetorically, “What could needle the mustached […]

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  • Arts and Culture Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Some punk rockers integrate their Jewish identity into their music through food, the author of a new book on the topic told The Algemeiner on Wednesday. Michael Croland, author of Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk, described the way different musicians express this connection. “One band is known for throwing gefilte fish in the mosh pit, and people at its concert slide around on it while dancing,” he recounted. “Another used to drink Manischewitz [sweet kosher] wine out of a shofar [the ram […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    The manager of Scotland’s Celtic soccer club lauded Israel, after his team won a match against the Jewish state’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers said at a post-match press conference: On behalf of the players, the people of Celtic and Scotland, Israel’s been fantastic for us. We came out here on Sunday, [and from] the hotel, the staff, we’ve been very, very warmly received. The atmosphere at the game was amazing and, obviously, one team has to lose, but you have a wonderful team here, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    For the second time, Israel will host the Jaffa Jazz Festival, according to Broadwayworld.com. The festival will unite 43 Israeli musicians and eight international artists for a three-day event. The program will include a special performance by an ensemble of top jazz students studying at Belgium’s Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, the Belgrade Music Academy in Serbia, Israel’s Rimon School of Music and the jazz program of the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. There will also be a jazz show for children led by Israeli saxophonist […]

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  • Sports Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    JNS.org – As a young boy growing up in Ashdod, Israel, Alon Day got his first go-kart at age 9. By 15, he was racing them. Less than a decade later, Day has become the first Israeli professional race car driver on the NASCAR circuit. He made history by competing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 13. “Driving a race car is not like any other sport,” Day told JNS.org. “You are actually almost flying […]

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  • Arts and Culture Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    The writer of a popular children’s television series will premiere an off-Broadway solo show called “Not That Jewish,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written and performed by Monica Piper — the Emmy Award-winning showrunner of Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” — the show is described as “the autobiographical telling of a Jew…’ish’ girl’s life.” “Not That Jewish” explores Piper’s Bronx upbringing in a show-business family, her comedy-club debut and her “almost” night with former Yankees legend Mickey Mantle. “Audiences can expect to leave laughed-out, a little teary-eyed and […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scotland’s Celtic soccer club will fly to Israel with the same private jet Madonna used while on tour, The Scotsman reported on Monday. According to the report, the team is heading for the Jewish state to compete against Israel’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night, and will be transported in the customized, luxurious Boeing 757-200 that the pop icon used in New Zealand for her six-month Rebel Heart tour, which wrapped up in March. The plane is on loan from Greece-based GainJet Aviation and can accommodate 62 passengers. The […]

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