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Leaked Soros Memo Calls Refugee Crisis ‘New Normal,’ Says It ‘Opens Opportunities’ for Foundation’s Global Influence August 16, 2016 10:11 am

Leaked Soros Memo Calls Refugee Crisis ‘New Normal,’ Says It ‘Opens Opportunities’ for Foundation’s Global Influence

A leaked memo from left-wing financier George Soros’s Open Society Foundations argues...

Russian Bombers Use Iranian Base to Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria August 16, 2016 10:00 am

Russian Bombers Use Iranian Base to Conduct Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria

Russian bombers took off from a base in Iran to conduct airstrikes in against ISIS in Syria...

Jewish Groups Bring Aid to Flood Victims in Macedonia August 16, 2016 9:58 am

Jewish Groups Bring Aid to Flood Victims in Macedonia

JNS.org – A US Jewish humanitarian organization partnered with the Jewish community...

Malaysia Spurns Hosting of 2017 FIFA Soccer Congress Over Israeli Participation August 15, 2016 2:54 pm

Malaysia Spurns Hosting of 2017 FIFA Soccer Congress Over Israeli Participation

Malaysia has relinquished its right to host an elite soccer convention next year, because...

Russia Building Underground Nuclear Command Posts, US Intelligence Officials Reveal August 15, 2016 9:52 am

Russia Building Underground Nuclear Command Posts, US Intelligence Officials Reveal

Russia is building large numbers of underground nuclear command bunkers in the latest sign...

Kenny Baker, Actor Behind Star Wars’ Iconic R2D2 Character, Dies at 81 August 14, 2016 7:12 am

Kenny Baker, Actor Behind Star Wars’ Iconic R2D2 Character, Dies at 81

The British actor who played R2-D2 in the Star Wars films has died at the age of 81 after...

Popular Senegalese Musician Baaba Maal Pressured by BDS-ers to Cancel Israel Concert August 14, 2016 6:04 am

Popular Senegalese Musician Baaba Maal Pressured by BDS-ers to Cancel Israel Concert

An organization aligned with the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement...

‘Palestine’ Never Appeared on Our Maps, Google Tells Protesters August 12, 2016 4:22 pm

‘Palestine’ Never Appeared on Our Maps, Google Tells Protesters

JNS.org – Internet giant Google on Thursday clarified that, contrary to recent reports...

Egyptian Judoka Booed By Crowd for Refusing Israeli Rival’s Handshake After Losing During First-Round Olympic Match (VIDEO) August 12, 2016 10:40 am

Egyptian Judoka Booed By Crowd for Refusing Israeli Rival’s Handshake After Losing During First-Round Olympic Match (VIDEO)

An Egyptian Olympic judoka was booed by a Rio audience when he refused to shake hands with...

Israeli Startups Win Global Innovation Awards in China August 11, 2016 1:04 pm

Israeli Startups Win Global Innovation Awards in China

JNS.org – Two Israeli startups have won first and second place at the Global Innovation...

Ibiza City Council Votes to Support BDS August 11, 2016 9:49 am

Ibiza City Council Votes to Support BDS

JNS.org – A city council in the Spanish island of Ibiza has reportedly endorsed the...

Saudi Arabia, Iran Pump Oil  at High Levels as US Producers Cut Back August 11, 2016 9:40 am

Saudi Arabia, Iran Pump Oil at High Levels as US Producers Cut Back

Saudi Arabia is pumping record amounts of oil, and Iran is resuming production faster than...

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  • Arts and Culture Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    The writer of a popular children’s television series will premiere an off-Broadway solo show called “Not That Jewish,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written and performed by Monica Piper — the Emmy Award-winning showrunner of Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” — the show is described as “the autobiographical telling of a Jew…’ish’ girl’s life.” “Not That Jewish” explores Piper’s Bronx upbringing in a show-business family, her comedy-club debut and her “almost” night with former Yankees legend Mickey Mantle. “Audiences can expect to leave laughed-out, a little teary-eyed and […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scotland’s Celtic soccer club will fly to Israel with the same private jet Madonna used while on tour, The Scotsman reported on Monday. According to the report, the team is heading for the Jewish state to compete against Israel’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night, and will be transported in the customized, luxurious Boeing 757-200 that the pop icon used in New Zealand for her six-month Rebel Heart tour, which wrapped up in March. The plane is on loan from Greece-based GainJet Aviation and can accommodate 62 passengers. The […]

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  • Arts and Culture Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Jewish actor Jonah Hill revealed on Wednesday morning that he had officiated the wedding of good friend and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. The “War Dogs” actor, 32, was a guest on Sirius XM’s The Howard Stern Show when the conversation turned to Levine’s July 2014 wedding to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo. Hill said that after he was asked to officiate the nuptials, he started getting worried about the type of speech he was going to deliver. “I’m writing all these things, and then I […]

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  • Arts and Culture Music Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish indie singer Ezra Furman released a song on Wednesday that he said was dedicated to his grandfather, who escaped Nazi persecution. Furman told the website Consequence of Sound that the new track, called “The Refugee,” is his “first song entirely concerned with my Jewish background and present, a song dedicated to my grandfather who fled the Nazis, as well as to all of the refugees desperate for a home today.” He added, “May all the wanderers find the homes they seek, and […]

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  • Arts and Culture Uncanny Toy Replica of Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Auctioning on eBay for Over $1,600

    Uncanny Toy Replica of Israeli ‘Wonder Woman’ Gal Gadot Auctioning on eBay for Over $1,600

    An artist is auctioning on eBay a Wonder Woman doll he purchased and repainted to create an uncanny replica of Israeli actress Gal Gadot, who will play the superhero in an upcoming 2017 spin-off film. Noel Cruz purchased a 19-inch action figure of the Batman v Superman star and replaced its plastic hair with a new wig, and added a material belt and Princess Diana’s lasso, according to the blog Io9, which first reported on Cruz’s work. He then painted the doll to make it look like the […]

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  • Arts and Culture British Jewish Star Daniel Radcliffe Hopes New Movie About Neo-Nazis Will Spark Dialogue to Defeat Antisemitic Rhetoric

    British Jewish Star Daniel Radcliffe Hopes New Movie About Neo-Nazis Will Spark Dialogue to Defeat Antisemitic Rhetoric

    Racist and antisemitic rhetoric supported by white supremacists can be defeated by opening channels for meaningful dialogue, British-Jewish actor Daniel Radcliffe said, ahead of the release of his new film, in which he plays an undercover FBI agent infiltrating a neo-Nazi group. “[White supremacist ideologies] have more power the less we talk about them. So hopefully this does start a kind of conversation, which would be a tiny part of a much larger conversation that needs to happen,” the actor, 27, told The […]

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  • Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Reveals She Can Read, Speak Hebrew

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas Reveals She Can Read, Speak Hebrew

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas knows how to read and speak “a little” Hebrew, she revealed in the Aug. 15 issue of Us Weekly. The 20-year-old gymnast, who told the magazine that her favorite book is the Bible, was featured in a spread about the USA gymnastics team — which was awarded the gold medal in the women’s all-around finals at the Olympics in Rio on Aug. 9. In her 2012 memoir, In Grace, Gold, and Glory: My Leap of Faith, Douglas wrote that her […]

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  • Features Ben-Gurion University Institute Tackles Water Shortages, Hygiene in Developing Countries

    Ben-Gurion University Institute Tackles Water Shortages, Hygiene in Developing Countries

    JNS.org – Israeli water experts believe that by 2050, almost half of the world’s population will live in countries with a chronic water shortage. What’s causing the shortfall is population growth, which leads to a greater demand for food, increased pollution and climate instability, according to Prof. Noam Weisbrod, director of the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research (ZIWR) in the Jacob Blaustein Institute for Desert Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. In Israel’s Negev Desert, which has long been plagued […]

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