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Users of Popular Gaming App ‘Clash Royale’ Call for Burning of Jews July 13, 2016 3:52 am

Users of Popular Gaming App ‘Clash Royale’ Call for Burning of Jews

A popular mobile gaming app has become a hotbed of antisemitic and racist activity, VICE Gaming...

South African Jewish Leaders: Global Threat of Islamist Terror ‘Unfortunate Reality’ That Makes Securing Our Community a Top Priority July 12, 2016 2:18 pm

South African Jewish Leaders: Global Threat of Islamist Terror ‘Unfortunate Reality’ That Makes Securing Our Community a Top Priority

Following the arrest of twin brothers plotting to attack Jewish institutions and the US Embassy...

eBay Buys Israeli Start-Up to Better Understand Its Users July 12, 2016 12:06 pm

eBay Buys Israeli Start-Up to Better Understand Its Users

JNS.org – The online retail giant eBay on Monday announced the acquisition of SalesPredict,...

UNESCO Postpones Vote on Controversial Resolution About Jewish Ties to Jerusalem July 12, 2016 10:03 am

UNESCO Postpones Vote on Controversial Resolution About Jewish Ties to Jerusalem

The UN’s Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) delayed Tuesday a controversial...

Brothers Indicted for Bomb Plot Against Jewish Institutions in South Africa July 11, 2016 6:02 pm

Brothers Indicted for Bomb Plot Against Jewish Institutions in South Africa

JNS.org – Two brothers with links to the Islamic State terror group were indicted on...

US, India Evacuate Embassy Staff in South Sudan Following Mass Deadly Violence July 11, 2016 9:17 am

US, India Evacuate Embassy Staff in South Sudan Following Mass Deadly Violence

The United States and India are evacuating non-emergency staff from their missions in South...

Following Discovery of Pakistani Terror Tunnel Into Its Territory, India to Purchase Advanced Border-Defense Systems From Israel July 8, 2016 12:37 pm

Following Discovery of Pakistani Terror Tunnel Into Its Territory, India to Purchase Advanced Border-Defense Systems From Israel

India is seeking to purchase hundreds of millions of shekels-worth of Israeli defense systems...

Watchdog Blasts BBC’s Persian Website for Falsely Claiming Elie Wiesel Accused Israel of Genocide in Gaza July 7, 2016 3:07 pm

Watchdog Blasts BBC’s Persian Website for Falsely Claiming Elie Wiesel Accused Israel of Genocide in Gaza

A BBC watchdog group called out the news outlets Persian-language website on Thursday for...

Netanyahu Asks Addis Ababa to Help Secure Release of Ethiopian Israeli From Hamas Captivity in Gaza July 7, 2016 2:40 pm

Netanyahu Asks Addis Ababa to Help Secure Release of Ethiopian Israeli From Hamas Captivity in Gaza

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked Ethiopian Prime Minister...

Israel to Help Kenya Build 440-Mile Border Wall to Prevent Infiltration of Somali Terrorists July 7, 2016 1:01 pm

Israel to Help Kenya Build 440-Mile Border Wall to Prevent Infiltration of Somali Terrorists

Israel will lend its counter-terrorism expertise to Kenya by helping the African country build...

US State Department: ISIS Expanding in Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Asia July 7, 2016 9:39 am

US State Department: ISIS Expanding in Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Asia

Two years since it shifted from terrorist group to governing organization holding territory,...

Israel, US Successfully Test Integration of Missile Defense Systems July 6, 2016 10:01 am

Israel, US Successfully Test Integration of Missile Defense Systems

JNS.org – The Israeli Missile Defense Organization in partnership with the United States...

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  • Arts and Culture A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    Is diplomacy worthwhile, even if the end result isn’t what we hoped for? That is the question, among many others, posed by the new play Oslo, by J.T. Rogers. Making its New York debut at Lincoln Center, the play examines the secret diplomatic process that led to the historic 1993 peace accords. The character of Shimon Peres makes an appearance onstage — and he, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, tower over the proceedings. But they mainly do so in absentia. Instead, […]

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  • Spirituality/Tradition Sports Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    JNS.org – Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish tradition. Koufax — who was recently ranked by ESPN as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) history — decided not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because the game fell on Yom Kippur. “I would do the same,” Kremer said in an interview. Last month, the 20-year-old Kremer became […]

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  • Arts and Culture Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    The famed lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, encouraged Jewish singer-songwriter Adam Lambert to perform in Hebrew during their upcoming joint concert in Israel, an entertainment industry advocacy organization reported on Tuesday. During a recent interview with Israeli television personality Assi Azar, May was played a 2005 video of Lambert singing the popular song Shir L’Shalom, (Song for Peace). May was so impressed by Lambert’s singing of the Hebrew track that he told the American singer, “We have to do that. Let’s […]

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  • Sports Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    JNS.org – Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next month after gaining a last minute approval. “I am very proud [to represent Israel] and I hope to achieve a new personal best time,” Chemtai told Reuters. Chemtai, who grew up a rural village in western Kenya, first came to Israel in 2009 to care of the children of her country’s ambassador to Israel. The 27-year-old runner recently gained […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    To date or not to date? That is not the question for most Modern Orthodox singles in New York. The question is when will they find their future spouses, and when will their families stop nagging them about having babies? Inspired by the success of the Israeli show “Srugim,” Leah Gottfried, 25, decided she would create and star in her own show, “Soon By You.” “Dating is so serious already,” Gottfried said. “We wanted to take a lighter approach and laugh at the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli actress Moran Atias said that playing a Muslim woman in the hit FX series Tyrant has changed her outlook. “Educating myself about a different culture has made me more hopeful and humble, that we’re all the same,” the Jewish actress, 35, said during an interview with AOL Build. Atias plays Leila Al-Fayeed, the strong and politically minded wife of the president of Abbudin, a fictional Middle Eastern country run by a dictatorial family. The Israeli-born former model, who earned the title of Miss Globe International […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Jewish Fashionistas From Around the World to Tour ‘Chic Side of Israel’

    Jewish Fashionistas From Around the World to Tour ‘Chic Side of Israel’

    A delegation of 35 Jewish fashion industry mavens from around the world will travel to Israel later this month to “discover the chic side” of the country, 5 Town Jewish Times reported. The eight-day tour, organized by the Maryland-based Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) and the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, will include visits to key fashion sites and meetings with some of the country’s top fashion designers, merchandisers and marketers. Participants will also attend a JWRP Fashion Week event in Tel Aviv. JWRP said the trip is […]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors Honored to Represent Israel at 2016 Olympic Games

    Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors Honored to Represent Israel at 2016 Olympic Games

    Pro golfer Laetitia Beck said she is honored to have been selected to represent Israel at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil largely because of her grandparents, who survived the Holocaust. “Everywhere I go, I want people to know where I’m from, my background and where my family came from because of the struggle they had to go through,” she told the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). “Every week when I play and I see the Israeli flag, it brings me a lot […]

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