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Australian Jewish Group Knocks Human Rights Watch Report on Palestinian Child Labor April 23, 2015 3:29 pm

Australian Jewish Group Knocks Human Rights Watch Report on Palestinian Child Labor

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council blasted on Tuesday a report by Human Right...

Prosecutor Drops Charges Against Argentine President Over 1994 AMIA Bombing April 22, 2015 2:15 am

Prosecutor Drops Charges Against Argentine President Over 1994 AMIA Bombing

A prosecutor in Argentina dismissed allegations on Tuesday that Argentine President Cristina...

Pope Francis Warns of Anti-Semitic Trends in Europe, Calls on Christians to Show ‘Solidarity With the Jewish People’ April 20, 2015 4:01 pm

Pope Francis Warns of Anti-Semitic Trends in Europe, Calls on Christians to Show ‘Solidarity With the Jewish People’

Pope Francis on Monday signaled the rising tide of anti-Semitism in Europe, calling on Christians...

Putin Warns Israel Against Arming Ukraine April 19, 2015 11:32 am

Putin Warns Israel Against Arming Ukraine

The Hill – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday warned Israel against helping...

Mass Graves of Nazi Victims Dug Up in Crimea, Russian Jewish Leaders Call on Authorities to Take Action April 17, 2015 5:18 pm

Mass Graves of Nazi Victims Dug Up in Crimea, Russian Jewish Leaders Call on Authorities to Take Action

A Russian Jewish organization called on authorities in Crimea to take action after vandals...

Russia’s Putin: Iranian Behavior in Nuclear Talks Influenced Missile Deal April 16, 2015 4:32 pm

Russia’s Putin: Iranian Behavior in Nuclear Talks Influenced Missile Deal

JNS.org - Russian President Vladimir Putin cited Iran’s “positive” behavior and “flexibility”...

Yom HaShoah Report Shows Unprecedented 400 Percent Rise in Antisemitic Incidents in 2014 April 15, 2015 1:25 am

Yom HaShoah Report Shows Unprecedented 400 Percent Rise in Antisemitic Incidents in 2014

Since the beginning of 2014, there has been an increase of 400 percent in the number of antisemitic...

Kremlin Confirms: Legal Barriers to Supply S-300 Missile Systems to Tehran Removed April 14, 2015 9:57 am

Kremlin Confirms: Legal Barriers to Supply S-300 Missile Systems to Tehran Removed

The Kremlin confirmed on Tuesday that an oil-for-goods barter deal between Russia and Iran...

Pope Francis Issues Easter Prayer for Iran Deal, Kenya University Massacre April 5, 2015 9:20 pm

Pope Francis Issues Easter Prayer for Iran Deal, Kenya University Massacre

JNS.org - In his Easter Sunday mass, Pope Francis issued a prayer that the framework deal...

Russia Will Deliver Advanced S-300 Missiles to Iran if Sanctions Lifted Under Nuclear Deal, Defense Expert Says April 3, 2015 3:21 pm

Russia Will Deliver Advanced S-300 Missiles to Iran if Sanctions Lifted Under Nuclear Deal, Defense Expert Says

Russia is ready to restart a deal to deliver advanced S-300 surface-to-air missiles to Iran...

Al-Shabaab Militants Slaughter 147 in Kenya University Terror Attack April 2, 2015 10:16 pm

Al-Shabaab Militants Slaughter 147 in Kenya University Terror Attack

The massacre that killed 147 people and wounded scores of others at a Kenyan university lasted...

Iran Talks Extended Yet Again as Negotiators Seek Framework Accord April 2, 2015 11:22 am

Iran Talks Extended Yet Again as Negotiators Seek Framework Accord

JNS.org - Representatives of the p5+1 powers and Iran are continuing to negotiate the details...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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