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Israel Demands NATO Response to New Hamas Headquarters in Turkey November 26, 2014 11:56 am

Israel Demands NATO Response to New Hamas Headquarters in Turkey

JNS.org – Israel has demanded that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) take...

Israeli Ambassador Prosor Accuses UN of ‘Hypocrisy’ While Defending Jerusalem November 25, 2014 11:18 am

Israeli Ambassador Prosor Accuses UN of ‘Hypocrisy’ While Defending Jerusalem

Ynet – Israeli ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor borrowed from a famous 19th century French...

Christian Company Cancels Cruise to Turkey, Israel Due to ‘Political Instability’ in Region, Customers Lose £2,500 November 25, 2014 8:29 am

Christian Company Cancels Cruise to Turkey, Israel Due to ‘Political Instability’ in Region, Customers Lose £2,500

A Christian tour company that sold a pre-Christmas cruise to Turkey, Greece and Israel cancelled...

Suspected Hate Crime  in New Zealand: 4-Year-Old Jewish Boy Hit November 23, 2014 11:23 am

Suspected Hate Crime in New Zealand: 4-Year-Old Jewish Boy Hit

The Guardian – A suspected hate crime against a four-year-old Jewish boy has prompted...

Foreign Press Association Rejects Israeli Accusation Against Media of Providing Support for Terror With Inaccurate Reports November 20, 2014 11:07 am

Foreign Press Association Rejects Israeli Accusation Against Media of Providing Support for Terror With Inaccurate Reports

Times of Israel – The Foreign Press Association on Wednesday dismissed accusations by...

CBS Blasted for Claiming Jerusalem Slayings Took Place at ‘Contested Religious Site’ November 20, 2014 9:13 am

CBS Blasted for Claiming Jerusalem Slayings Took Place at ‘Contested Religious Site’

The CBS This Morning news show was attacked by media watchdog Honest Reporting for claiming...

Spain’s Ruling Popular Party Rejects Recognition of Palestinian Statehood November 19, 2014 12:24 pm

Spain’s Ruling Popular Party Rejects Recognition of Palestinian Statehood

JNS.org – Spain’s ruling Popular Party rejected unilateral recognition of Palestinian...

Stakes Are High for Iranian Nuclear Deal as Last Round of Talks Begin in Vienna November 18, 2014 7:42 am

Stakes Are High for Iranian Nuclear Deal as Last Round of Talks Begin in Vienna

BBC – Few people believe Iran and the six world powers it is negotiating with will be...

UNESCO Removes Gazan From List of ‘Journalists Killed in Wars’ After Hamas Membership Revealed November 16, 2014 5:32 pm

UNESCO Removes Gazan From List of ‘Journalists Killed in Wars’ After Hamas Membership Revealed

UNESCO on Friday removed Palestinian Abdullah Murtaja from their list of “journalists...

World Jewish Congress Chief Ronald Lauder: Recent Anti-Israel Riots ‘Looked More Like 1936 Than 2014′ November 13, 2014 8:45 pm

World Jewish Congress Chief Ronald Lauder: Recent Anti-Israel Riots ‘Looked More Like 1936 Than 2014′

World Jewish Congress (WJC) president Ronald Lauder compared anti-Israel protests during the...

Iran Says it Responded to Obama’s Letter to Khamenei November 13, 2014 11:44 am

Iran Says it Responded to Obama’s Letter to Khamenei

AP – A top official in Iran says the Islamic Republic has written back in response to...

Anti-Semitism Up 35 Percent in Australia Over Past Year November 12, 2014 11:57 am

Anti-Semitism Up 35 Percent in Australia Over Past Year

JNS.org – Anti-Semitism has increased by 35 percent over the past year in Australia,...

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    JNS.org – There is one sentence in “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel” that made me sit up in surprise. I thought that I knew the basic facts about how Israel came into being, but while describing what it was like in the days and hours before the state was declared, author Anita Shapira provides one important anecdote I was not aware of. On the 12th of May, the Zionist Executive met to decide what to do. Moshe Sharrett had just returned [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    An actress starring in the controversial Met Opera The Death of Klinghoffer defended the show on Tuesday by comparing it to the 1993 Holocaust film Schindler’s List, New York Post reported. “To me, this was like [the movie] Schindler’s List. We make art so people won’t forget,’’ said the actress, who plays a captured passenger in the show and asked not to be identified. The Met Opera focuses on the infamous murder of Lower East Side Jewish resident Leon Klinghoffer, 69. The wheelchair-bound father of [...]

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  • Analysis Arts and Culture Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    JNS.org – One of the most controversial operas in recent memory, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” debuted Oct. 20 at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The Met has scheduled seven more performances through November. The first staging did not occur without protest, as about 400 demonstrators—including Jewish communal and nationally recognized leaders—came to Lincoln Center to denounce the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel opera. “Klinghoffer,” the creation of composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman, premiered in 1991—with few additional stagings. The opera is based [...]

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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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