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Pro-Israel Activists Attacked With Wooden Sticks in Los Angeles July 15, 2014 9:06 am

Pro-Israel Activists Attacked With Wooden Sticks in Los Angeles

JNS.org – Pro-Palestinian activists wielding wooden sticks attacked participants at a...

Anti-Semites Hold Hateful Demonstration in Seattle; Pro-Israel Rallies Disrupted in Los Angeles, Boston July 14, 2014 1:42 pm

Anti-Semites Hold Hateful Demonstration in Seattle; Pro-Israel Rallies Disrupted in Los Angeles, Boston

An anti-Israel demonstration in Seattle to oppose Israel’s week-long response to Hamas’s...

Five Jewish Organizations Split Ruderman Family Foundation’s $250K Inclusion Prize July 14, 2014 12:06 pm

Five Jewish Organizations Split Ruderman Family Foundation’s $250K Inclusion Prize

JNS.org – The Ruderman Family Foundation on Monday announced the recipients of its third...

Canadian Prime Minister Harper Praised for Statement in Support of Israel’s Gaza Campaign July 13, 2014 1:56 pm

Canadian Prime Minister Harper Praised for Statement in Support of Israel’s Gaza Campaign

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was praised for a statement he published on Sunday...

IDF Graphic Shows New York, Empire State Building Under Rocket Fire (PHOTO) July 12, 2014 10:46 pm

IDF Graphic Shows New York, Empire State Building Under Rocket Fire (PHOTO)

A graphic published by the Israel Defense Forces to illustrate what life is like under rocket...

Jewish Federations Launch Emergency Fund for Israeli Communities Facing Rocket Attacks July 12, 2014 10:17 pm

Jewish Federations Launch Emergency Fund for Israeli Communities Facing Rocket Attacks

JNS.org – The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) on Friday announced the launch...

Amid Rocket Attacks, Roger Waters Reiterates Demand for Neil Young to Cancel Israel Concerts; SWC Calls Waters an Anti-Semite July 11, 2014 1:28 pm

Amid Rocket Attacks, Roger Waters Reiterates Demand for Neil Young to Cancel Israel Concerts; SWC Calls Waters an Anti-Semite

Veteran Israel-basher Roger Waters was labelled an anti-Semite after taking to Facebook on...

U.S. Jewish Leaders Taking Solidarity Trip to Israel Amid Gaza Conflict July 11, 2014 9:59 am

U.S. Jewish Leaders Taking Solidarity Trip to Israel Amid Gaza Conflict

JNS.org – Leaders from the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations,...

Poll: Obama Approval Among Jews Drops to 55 Percent, Down 22 Points Since Start of Presidency July 11, 2014 9:05 am

Poll: Obama Approval Among Jews Drops to 55 Percent, Down 22 Points Since Start of Presidency

A new poll released by Gallup on Friday shows President Obama’s approval rating among...

Remaining Senate Support for Palestinian Unity Government Diminishing in Face of Gaza Rocket Attacks July 11, 2014 6:05 am

Remaining Senate Support for Palestinian Unity Government Diminishing in Face of Gaza Rocket Attacks

Times of Israel – As senators submitted a bipartisan resolution in support of Israel’s...

House Members Call for White House Consultation With Congess on Iran Nuclear Deal July 11, 2014 6:00 am

House Members Call for White House Consultation With Congess on Iran Nuclear Deal

JNS.org - More than three-quarters of the U.S. House of Representatives issued a strongly...

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer Rips New York Times Editorial as ‘Embarrassment to Journalism’ July 8, 2014 6:01 pm

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer Rips New York Times Editorial as ‘Embarrassment to Journalism’

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, attacked The New York Times...

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  • Featured Sports World Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    The head of Israel’s soccer association called on his Palestinian counterpart to “join forces,” as the Palestinian Football Association withdrew its bid on Friday to have Israel suspended from FIFA. “Let’s leave it to the politicians to do politics,” said Israel Football Association chief Ofer Eini, moments after PFA Chairman Jibril Rajoub announced that his group had withdrawn the proposal. After his remarks, Eini shook hands with the Palestinian soccer chief. Rajoub thanked “those” who convinced him to drop the [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    JNS.org – An organization whose work focuses on the estimated population of 500,000-800,000 Israeli Americans congratulated David Blatt, the Jewish head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers and a longtime Israel-based coach, for clinching an appearance in the NBA Finals. The Israeli-American Council (IAC), whose stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation, and to provide a bridge to [...]

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  • Food US & Canada Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to keep its entire line kosher, Marketing Director Alison Gilbert told AOL’s morning show Rise recently. “It’s kind of funny, a lot of people look for bacon in our ice cream, which is probably not gonna happen because all of our ice cream is kosher,” she said, referring to Jewish dietary restrictions that proscribe the consumption of pig [...]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli athletes at a world Judo championship in Morocco reportedly faced antisemitic slurs during the competition, news site WorldNetDaily reported on Monday. “We will murder you,” and “you’re not wanted here, go home,” were among the vituperative attacks directed at the Israeli Judo Association team, which was in Morocco last week for the World Masters Judo Tournament. According to Haaretz, each Israeli teammate was met with boos and jeers upon entering a fight. Additionally, no Israeli flags were present at [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation, which strives to combat bullying among young people. “Your philosophies are so in line with ours,” she said of the ADL upon accepting the Making a Difference Award in a videotaped message, which was shown at a ceremony in New York City. “We want to help young people know that their feelings and who they are on [...]

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  • Music Personalities At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    JNS.org – Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side. This month, the singer-songwriter released the CD (May 12) and iTunes (on May 8 of this year) formats of his latest album, Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, which features live recordings from his world tours in 2012 and 2013. Last year, Cohen’s Popular Problems was voted by Rolling Stone [...]

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  • Europe Sports FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    JNS.org – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) head Sepp Blatter said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that contrary to Palestinian complaints, Israel has not violated any FIFA statutes and should not be suspended from international soccer’s governing body. “We should not come to one federation saying we will exclude them,” said Blatter, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If the national association is fulfilling its obligations then there is no need to intervene,” he said. “I’m on a [...]

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  • Featured Middle East Sports Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) said on Tuesday it was “appalled” by a Palestinian Football Association initiative to suspend Israel from FIFA, calling it another “front waged in the context of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign.” “We are appalled at the temerity of the Palestinan Football Association (PFA) demand that FIFA suspend Israel at your forthcoming Congress in Zurich,” wrote the group’s international relations director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, in a letter to FIFA President Joseph [...]

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