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Kerry Says Upcoming Nuclear Talks Last Chance for Deal With Iran March 15, 2015 12:26 pm

Kerry Says Upcoming Nuclear Talks Last Chance for Deal With Iran

CBS News – Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Switzerland Sunday for a marathon...

World Powers Discuss Resolution to Lift UN Sanctions on Iran, Officials Say March 13, 2015 11:31 am

World Powers Discuss Resolution to Lift UN Sanctions on Iran, Officials Say

Reuters – Major world powers have begun talks about a United Nations Security Council...

Former Russian Jewish Leader Calls for Prominent Ukrainian Jews to be Hanged March 13, 2015 11:26 am

Former Russian Jewish Leader Calls for Prominent Ukrainian Jews to be Hanged

JTA – A former leader of Russian Jews said he would like to hang prominent Ukrainian...

Australia Spokesman for Islamist Group Calls Jews ‘Most Evil Creatures of Allah’, Declares ‘They Will Pay With Blood’ (VIDEO) March 13, 2015 8:26 am

Australia Spokesman for Islamist Group Calls Jews ‘Most Evil Creatures of Allah’, Declares ‘They Will Pay With Blood’ (VIDEO)

A spokesman in Australia for the extreme Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir threatened to make...

South African Jewish Group Raises Concern Over Growing BDS-Linked Antisemitism March 11, 2015 2:39 pm

South African Jewish Group Raises Concern Over Growing BDS-Linked Antisemitism

JNS.org – The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) released a statement...

UN Panel Investigating Gaza War Asks for Extension on Report March 10, 2015 10:16 am

UN Panel Investigating Gaza War Asks for Extension on Report

JNS.org – A United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) panel that is investigating...

At Israel Trade Event in South Africa BDS Supporters Threaten to ‘Kill Jews’ March 9, 2015 9:42 pm

At Israel Trade Event in South Africa BDS Supporters Threaten to ‘Kill Jews’

Supporters of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement threatened...

Nigerian Terror Group Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance to Islamic State March 7, 2015 8:50 pm

Nigerian Terror Group Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance to Islamic State

JNS.org – The Nigerian terrorist organization Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to the...

Forensic Tests Prove Argentinian Prosecutor Nisman Was Murdered, Family Says March 6, 2015 6:24 am

Forensic Tests Prove Argentinian Prosecutor Nisman Was Murdered, Family Says

BBC- Independent tests show that Argentine special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered,...

Britain’s Prince William Meets Israeli Aid Workers in Japan While Visiting Earthquake Disaster Sites March 5, 2015 3:33 pm

Britain’s Prince William Meets Israeli Aid Workers in Japan While Visiting Earthquake Disaster Sites

Britain’s Prince William met with relief staff from the Israeli humanitarian group IsraAID...

Report: Dutch Police Investigating Sale of ‘Holocaust Soap’ Allegedly Made From Jewish Bodies March 5, 2015 12:28 pm

Report: Dutch Police Investigating Sale of ‘Holocaust Soap’ Allegedly Made From Jewish Bodies

Ynet – The Dutch newspaper NRC reported Wednesday that police in north Holland are investigating...

Argentine Judge Dismisses Iran Cover-Up Case Against President Kirchner February 27, 2015 10:35 am

Argentine Judge Dismisses Iran Cover-Up Case Against President Kirchner

JNS.org - An Argentine federal judge has dismissed a complaint against President Cristina...

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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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