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Obama Reiterates Alliance With Israel, Fighting Anti-Semitism in Rosh Hashanah Message (VIDEO) September 24, 2014 4:52 pm

Obama Reiterates Alliance With Israel, Fighting Anti-Semitism in Rosh Hashanah Message (VIDEO)

JNS.org – President Barack Obama reiterated America’s “unshakeable alliance”...

Source: U.S. Informed Iran in Advance of Strikes on Islamic State Militants in Syria September 24, 2014 10:47 am

Source: U.S. Informed Iran in Advance of Strikes on Islamic State Militants in Syria

Yahoo/Reuters – The United States informed Iran in advance of its intention to strike...

Eric Schmidt Tells Jewish Group Internet is ‘Best Thing Ever Invented to Combat Prejudice’ September 23, 2014 5:18 pm

Eric Schmidt Tells Jewish Group Internet is ‘Best Thing Ever Invented to Combat Prejudice’

The Internet is the best tool to fight hatred, Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt told...

Turkey’s Erdogan Abruptly Cancels Scheduled Meeting With Jewish Leader in New York September 23, 2014 2:06 pm

Turkey’s Erdogan Abruptly Cancels Scheduled Meeting With Jewish Leader in New York

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday abruptly canceled a planned meeting with...

Several Hundred Protesters Call for Met Opera to Cancel ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’ September 23, 2014 12:07 pm

Several Hundred Protesters Call for Met Opera to Cancel ‘The Death of Klinghoffer’

JNS.org – Several hundred protesters gathered at New York’s Lincoln Center on Monday...

U.S. Strikes Islamic State Targets in Syria, Khorasan Terror Group September 23, 2014 10:52 am

U.S. Strikes Islamic State Targets in Syria, Khorasan Terror Group

CNN – The United States and several Arab nations rained bombs on ISIS targets in Syria...

Obama Discusses Middle East Crisis During Annual Rosh Hashanah Call With U.S. Rabbis September 23, 2014 6:07 am

Obama Discusses Middle East Crisis During Annual Rosh Hashanah Call With U.S. Rabbis

JTA – In his annual Rosh Hashanah call with American rabbis, President Obama focused...

Officials Name Khorasan Terror Group as Major New Threat September 22, 2014 11:26 am

Officials Name Khorasan Terror Group as Major New Threat

New York Times – As the United States begins what could be a lengthy military campaign...

Senate Passes Bill Declaring Israel as ‘Major Strategic Partner’ September 19, 2014 4:47 pm

Senate Passes Bill Declaring Israel as ‘Major Strategic Partner’

JNS.org – The U.S. Senate unanimously adopted the United States-Israel Strategic Partnership...

Jewish Group Partners With IsraAID to Help Iraqi Christians, Yazidis September 18, 2014 2:10 pm

Jewish Group Partners With IsraAID to Help Iraqi Christians, Yazidis

JNS.org – The American Jewish Committee (AJC) is partnering with the Israeli international...

Video of Orthodox Jew High-Fiving New Yorkers Trying to Hail Cabs Goes Viral (VIDEO) September 18, 2014 10:55 am

Video of Orthodox Jew High-Fiving New Yorkers Trying to Hail Cabs Goes Viral (VIDEO)

Footage of an Orthodox Jewish man high-fiving unsuspecting cab-hailers in New York City is...

3-year Study Charges UCLA Department With ‘Antisemitic Activity and Anti-Israel Bias’ (VIDEO) September 17, 2014 5:24 pm

3-year Study Charges UCLA Department With ‘Antisemitic Activity and Anti-Israel Bias’ (VIDEO)

A consortium of American Jewish and civil rights groups are concerned that federal funds are...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the deal is finalized Gadot will play Esther, a slave and Ben-Hur’s love interest. Actor Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his childhood friend Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. Ben-Hur fights for his freedom and vengeance with the help of Morgan Freeman’s character, who trains Ben-Hur how to win at chariot-racing. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    JNS.org – Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie are the American dream. So why do two young men who have built their lives in Israel have a GoFundMe crowd-funding webpage with the urgent message that they need $3,000 to travel to the U.S. to watch the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles square off for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League championship? Brothers Naftali and Yoni Schwartz, 27 and 25, respectively, are Kansas City natives. Even though they made aliyah with their [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Some 3,000 years ago, King David probably never imagined cars racing at 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour) through the ancient capital of the Jewish people. But on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, thousands of Israelis lined the streets to watch Porsche, Audi, and Ferrari race cars fly through the capital against the backdrop of the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, and other city landmarks. The second annual non-competitive Jerusalem Formula One Road Show had been [...]

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  • Israel Sports NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday. Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.” When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube video, posted online on Tuesday, shows Rabbi Fishel Zaklos of Chabad of Naples shooting hoops with the Florida politician, who played basketball in high school and at Purdue University in Indiana. The game took place in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish center run by Zaklos. During the 1-minute clip, Zaklos scores two impressive [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    JNS.org – Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, routed his former team in an exhibition game on Sunday, with the Cavaliers dominating Maccabi 107-80 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 20,562 fans in attendance witnessed Lebron James’s first appearance in a Cavaliers uniform since he left the club in free agency for the Miami Heat four years ago. [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz said on Wednesday that he will not eat anything between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday in observation of Yom Kippur, ESPN reported. “If I was playing, I wouldn’t fast, because I’ve got to be able to fuel myself to play,” said the Jewish athlete, who is on short-term leave due to a toe injury. “But it’s not that tough, really. I’ll eat dinner at 5:00 Friday, then I’ll go to services and I’ll just [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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