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After Long Delay, Indonesia Grants Entry to Israeli Badminton Player Misha Zilberman August 10, 2015 9:34 pm

After Long Delay, Indonesia Grants Entry to Israeli Badminton Player Misha Zilberman

The World Jewish Congress on Monday thanked Indonesia for allowing Israeli badminton player Misha...

World Jewish Congress Rips Indonesia for Banning Entry to Israeli Badminton Player Misha Zilberman August 9, 2015 1:00 pm

World Jewish Congress Rips Indonesia for Banning Entry to Israeli Badminton Player Misha Zilberman

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) blasted Indonesia on Friday for denying an entry visa to Israeli...

Former Argentine President Goes on Trial for Jewish Center Bombing Cover Up August 7, 2015 11:02 am

Former Argentine President Goes on Trial for Jewish Center Bombing Cover Up

More than 21 years after a bomb ripped through a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires,...

Former Spanish Prime Minister Aznar Says Western Confrontation With Iran Inevitable August 6, 2015 3:42 pm

Former Spanish Prime Minister Aznar Says Western Confrontation With Iran Inevitable

A Western confrontation with Iran is inevitable with or without the nuclear agreement struck...

Pharrell Williams Concerts in South Africa Face Disruption From BDS Activists August 5, 2015 4:46 pm

Pharrell Williams Concerts in South Africa Face Disruption From BDS Activists

JNS.org – Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement activists plan to disrupt...

Jewish Group Rejects Air France Apology for Excluding Israel From Flight Maps August 4, 2015 11:05 pm

Jewish Group Rejects Air France Apology for Excluding Israel From Flight Maps

When passengers who flew on Air France flights recently notified the company that Israel’s...

Report: Top French Official Wants Congress to Vote Down Iran Deal July 31, 2015 1:31 pm

Report: Top French Official Wants Congress to Vote Down Iran Deal

A senior diplomatic adviser to French President Francois Hollande told U.S. lawmakers...

Ivory Coast Seeks to Learn From Israel How to Fight Terrorism July 30, 2015 1:19 pm

Ivory Coast Seeks to Learn From Israel How to Fight Terrorism

JNS.org – The president of Ivory Coast’s National Assembly legislature, Guillaume...

Israeli Trained Indian SWAT Team Ends Terror Siege at Gurdaspur Police Station July 28, 2015 4:07 pm

Israeli Trained Indian SWAT Team Ends Terror Siege at Gurdaspur Police Station

An Indian SWAT team behind the neutralization of an apparent terrorist siege at a police...

Indian President Mukherjee Set for Historic Israel Visit in October July 28, 2015 9:49 am

Indian President Mukherjee Set for Historic Israel Visit in October

JNS.org – Indian President Pranab Mukherjee will become the first holder of his office...

Report: Iran Threat of Genocide Against Israel Could Hinder Lifting of International Sanctions July 27, 2015 11:43 am

Report: Iran Threat of Genocide Against Israel Could Hinder Lifting of International Sanctions

Iran’s threat of genocide by calling for the eradication of the Jewish state of...

Russian ‘Miss Charming’ Posts Not-So-Charming Holocaust Pictures on Social Media July 24, 2015 5:00 pm

Russian ‘Miss Charming’ Posts Not-So-Charming Holocaust Pictures on Social Media

In has emerged that Russia’s newly crowned ‘Miss Charming’ was actually...

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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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