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Study: Many Diaspora Jews Doubt Israel Wants Peace, But Affirm IDF’s Morality July 24, 2015 9:48 am

Study: Many Diaspora Jews Doubt Israel Wants Peace, But Affirm IDF’s Morality

JNS.org – Diaspora Jews increasingly doubt that Israel wants peace with the Palestinians...

Group Blasts UN Council Resolution Condemning Israel Social, Economic Policy Toward Palestinians July 23, 2015 12:03 pm

Group Blasts UN Council Resolution Condemning Israel Social, Economic Policy Toward Palestinians

Israel was the only country in the world to be condemned at the United Nations Economic and...

BBC Slammed for Documentary Alleging Harm to Jerusalem Arabs From Light Rail Line (VIDEO) July 22, 2015 3:55 pm

BBC Slammed for Documentary Alleging Harm to Jerusalem Arabs From Light Rail Line (VIDEO)

A media watchdog on Wednesday blasted the BBC for airing a program that portrays Jerusalem’s...

Twitter Unveils New Safety Center Developed With British Jewish Security Group July 22, 2015 2:29 pm

Twitter Unveils New Safety Center Developed With British Jewish Security Group

Twitter unveiled a new resource on Wednesday for users facing abuse on the social media...

Australian Writer Threatened With ‘Turn on the Gas’ at Nationalist Demo in Australia July 22, 2015 1:57 pm

Australian Writer Threatened With ‘Turn on the Gas’ at Nationalist Demo in Australia

An Australian writer was threatened with “turn on the gas” by a neo-Nazi gathered...

UN Security Council Endorses Iran Nuclear Deal July 20, 2015 12:44 pm

UN Security Council Endorses Iran Nuclear Deal

JNS.org – The United Nations Security Council officially endorsed the Iran nuclear...

Argentina’s President Kirchner Implies Jewish Community Leaders Caused Foreign Minister’s Illness July 17, 2015 4:21 pm

Argentina’s President Kirchner Implies Jewish Community Leaders Caused Foreign Minister’s Illness

The President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, implied in a series of tweets...

Pro-Palestinian Group in South Africa Suspends Members for Visiting Israel July 16, 2015 4:05 pm

Pro-Palestinian Group in South Africa Suspends Members for Visiting Israel

A pro-Palestinian student group in South Africa temporarily suspended some of its members...

Jewish Group Tells Samsung Removal of ‘Nazi-Like’ Cartoons is Not Enough, Demands Explanation July 16, 2015 10:26 am

Jewish Group Tells Samsung Removal of ‘Nazi-Like’ Cartoons is Not Enough, Demands Explanation

Major Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) told South Korean conglomerate...

Jewish Leader Calls for Urgent Online Campaign to Combat Antisemitism in France (INTERVIEW) July 13, 2015 4:13 pm

Jewish Leader Calls for Urgent Online Campaign to Combat Antisemitism in France (INTERVIEW)

A widespread online campaign to infiltrate social networks and disrupt a dialogue of antisemitism...

Disagreements Drag on Nuclear Talks, Threatening Midnight Deadline for Elusive Deal July 13, 2015 9:26 am

Disagreements Drag on Nuclear Talks, Threatening Midnight Deadline for Elusive Deal

Disputes over attempts to probe Tehran’s alleged work on nuclear weapons unexpectedly...

Watchdog Slams C-SPAN for Allowing Uncontested Antisemitic, Anti-Israel Rants by Callers July 12, 2015 9:40 pm

Watchdog Slams C-SPAN for Allowing Uncontested Antisemitic, Anti-Israel Rants by Callers

A major media watchdog blasted C-SPAN on Friday for consistently broadcasting antisemitic...

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  • Food Jenna Jameson Flips Janice Dickinson the Finger for Raiding Her Kosher Fridge on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ (VIDEO)

    Jenna Jameson Flips Janice Dickinson the Finger for Raiding Her Kosher Fridge on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ (VIDEO)

    Former adult film star Jenna Jameson slammed Janice Dickinson on Sunday night’s episode of U.K.’s Celebrity Big Brother after she found out that the former model took food from her kosher refrigerator, the Daily Mail reported. A hungry Dickinson took a pack of celery from Jameson’s fridge, which was reserved for food adhering to kosher dietary laws. When Jameson, who converted to Judaism, found out, she shouted, “I’m about to go eat Janice’s f***ing face.” The previous porn star then stormed into the kitchen and confronted Dickinson. She […]

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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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