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India Voices ‘Support’ for Palestinians While Pursuing Stronger Ties With Israel August 27, 2015 9:38 am

India Voices ‘Support’ for Palestinians While Pursuing Stronger Ties With Israel

JNS.org – A week after an Indian warship docked at Israel’s Haifa port as a sign...

Human Rights Organization Calls on Obama to Condemn Iran’s Threats to ‘Annihilate Israel’ August 26, 2015 1:58 pm

Human Rights Organization Calls on Obama to Condemn Iran’s Threats to ‘Annihilate Israel’

A global human rights organization on Wednesday urged President Barack Obama and other world...

Mel Gibson Accused of Assaulting Reporter at Israeli Film Festival in Australia August 25, 2015 2:54 pm

Mel Gibson Accused of Assaulting Reporter at Israeli Film Festival in Australia

A photographer for Australia’s Daily Telegraph accused actor Mel Gibson of physical...

South African MP: ‘There Is Nothing In Israel That Looks Like Apartheid’ August 25, 2015 1:27 pm

South African MP: ‘There Is Nothing In Israel That Looks Like Apartheid’

JNS.org – South African Member of Parliament Kenneth Meshoe spoke out against the claim...

Five Jewish Organizations Worldwide Split $250K Ruderman Prize in Inclusion August 21, 2015 10:30 am

Five Jewish Organizations Worldwide Split $250K Ruderman Prize in Inclusion

JNS.org – The Ruderman Family Foundation, an organization headquartered in Boston and...

New Zealand Collectibles Shop Owner Refuses to Take Down Nazi Swastika Flag August 19, 2015 2:22 pm

New Zealand Collectibles Shop Owner Refuses to Take Down Nazi Swastika Flag

A collectibles retailer in Rotorua, New Zealand has refused to take down a Nazi swastika...

Washington Think Tanks Call for More Sanctions and Pressure on European Businesses to Stay Out of Iran August 19, 2015 1:07 pm

Washington Think Tanks Call for More Sanctions and Pressure on European Businesses to Stay Out of Iran

The heads of conservative Washington DC think tanks rallied against the Obama administration’s...

Spanish Rototom Sunsplash Festival Backtracks on Decision to Cancel Matisyahu Gig, Apologizes to Star August 19, 2015 9:30 am

Spanish Rototom Sunsplash Festival Backtracks on Decision to Cancel Matisyahu Gig, Apologizes to Star

The Rototom Sunsplash music festival in Spain backtracked on its decision to cancel U.S. reggae...

Israelis Near Bangkok Bombing Reminded of Terror Attacks Back Home August 17, 2015 6:28 pm

Israelis Near Bangkok Bombing Reminded of Terror Attacks Back Home

The major terror bombing on Monday near a shrine in central Bangkok that killed at least...

Spanish Music Festival Disinvites Jewish Singer Matisyahu Over Refusal to Endorse Palestinian Statehood August 16, 2015 11:03 am

Spanish Music Festival Disinvites Jewish Singer Matisyahu Over Refusal to Endorse Palestinian Statehood

Jewish-American reggae singer Matisyahu was disinvited from a Spanish music festival because...

Winners of Chinese Science Contest Choose Israel Visit as Prize August 13, 2015 10:16 am

Winners of Chinese Science Contest Choose Israel Visit as Prize

JNS.org – Nineteen Chinese teenagers who won a prestigious science competition are...

Schumer Concerned European Partners Will Flaunt Iran Nuclear Inspections August 12, 2015 1:45 pm

Schumer Concerned European Partners Will Flaunt Iran Nuclear Inspections

New anti-Iran deal darling Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) admitted he was concerned the European parties...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Jewish former CNN host Larry King asked a Saudi Arabian fan if taking pictures with Jews is allowed in his country, before agreeing to pose for a photo with the man, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The world-famous interviewer was leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington, D.C. with a New York Times reporter when a “dark-skinned man” approached and asked to take a picture with him, according to the publication. Whereupon, King asked the fan where he was from. When the man said Saudi […]

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  • Europe Sports Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    British-Jewish business tycoon Lord Alan Sugar joked on Wednesday that London synagogues will likely be empty during Yom Kippur with congregants fleeing to watch the match-up of two leading English soccer teams known for having hordes of Jewish fans. “Spurs V Arsenal cup game drawn on most important Jewish festival,” Lord Sugar pointed out on Twitter. “Both teams have loads of Jewish fans. Conclusion Synagogues will be empty.” North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC will go head-to-head in the Capital One Cup third-round […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Two Jewish men were the only unwitting participants in a social experiment conducted by Jimmy Kimmel, for his popular TV show. As part of a candid-camera-like sketch featured Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host devised different street scenes to observe human behavior — in particular, to see how long it would take people walking down California’s bustling Hollywood Boulevard to notice and interact with others in distress. One scene involved a man in a Spongebob Squarepants costume who had “fallen down” on the sidewalk and needed help […]

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  • Education US & Canada International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    A major Jewish organization rebuked actress Natalie Portman on Monday for saying in a recent interview that Jews put too much emphasis on teaching about the Holocaust relative to other genocides. The Israeli-born movie star told the U.K.’s Independent that the Jewish community needs to examine how much focus it puts on Holocaust education over other issues. She said she was shocked when she learned that a genocide was taking place in Rwanda while she was in school learning only about the horrors of the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    JNS.org – A new book that draws parallels between the Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakba (the Arabic term for the displacement of Palestinian refugees during Israel’s War of Independence) has sparked outrage ahead of an official book launch, to be hosted by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute on Sept. 7. The Zionist organization Im Tirtzu wrote a letter to the institute demanding that it cancel an event it planned in honor of the book’s authors, under the title The Holocaust and […]

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  • Education US & Canada Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Famed actress Natalie Portman warned on Friday against the use of Holocaust education to evoke fear and paranoia. In an interview with the U.K. Independent she added that the trauma should make Jews more empathetic to others who have also experienced hatred. “Sometimes it can be subverted to fearmongering and like ‘Another Holocaust is going to happen,’” the Israeli-American star said. “We need to, of course, be aware that hatred exists, antisemitism exists against all sorts of people, not in the same way. I […]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    The Tribalist, by Louis Marano, is ostensibly a work of fiction but at its core a kind of love song by a gentile journalist for the State of Israel, and especially its secular Zionist core. (Because of the relentless attacks by left-wing polemicists on Israel’s allegedly “messianic” fringe, it’s often forgotten that most of Israel’s founders and all its leaders have been secular Zionists.) The author, the product of an Italian-American family in Buffalo, served two tours of duty in […]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    JNS.org – Rugelach (singular: rugala) are a beloved traditional Jewish pastry, with a quirky history to boot, but they often present a kosher conundrum. Though parve rugelach are often a preferred dessert after a meat meal for those observing kosher laws (which stipulate a waiting period between eating meat and dairy), some of today’s most popular rugelach are known for their dairy fillings. Pastry chef Paula Shoyer—author of the books “The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy” and […]

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