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Negotiator: Iran Nuclear Talks to Resume Jan. 18 in Geneva January 7, 2015 7:54 am

Negotiator: Iran Nuclear Talks to Resume Jan. 18 in Geneva

Al Arabiya News/Reuters – The next round of nuclear talks between Iran and six world...

Hezbollah’s ‘Golden Days’ in Latin America Coming to an End, Expert Says January 6, 2015 6:58 pm

Hezbollah’s ‘Golden Days’ in Latin America Coming to an End, Expert Says

The rapidly changing diplomatic and political circumstances in Latin America mean that “Hezbollah’s...

Gunman From Cafe Siege in Australia Admitted Knowledge of Iran Terror Plans January 6, 2015 12:01 pm

Gunman From Cafe Siege in Australia Admitted Knowledge of Iran Terror Plans

The Sydney Morning Herald – Man Haron Monis told associates he kept regular contact...

ADL Denounces Anti-Semitic Graffiti Sprayed on Synagogue in Venezuela January 2, 2015 2:45 pm

ADL Denounces Anti-Semitic Graffiti Sprayed on Synagogue in Venezuela

The Anti-Defamation League has issued a sharp reminder to the Venezuelan regime of President...

South African Jewish Soccer Star Dean Furman Leads National Team Into African Cup of Nations January 1, 2015 1:32 pm

South African Jewish Soccer Star Dean Furman Leads National Team Into African Cup of Nations

As South Africa’s national soccer team prepares for the forthcoming African Cup of Nations,...

Jewish Governor, Pro-Zionist Activist Named Brazil’s Minister of Defense December 31, 2014 10:12 am

Jewish Governor, Pro-Zionist Activist Named Brazil’s Minister of Defense

124News – Jacques Wagner, the governor of the Brazilian state of Bahia, was named the...

Belgian Doctor’s Refusal to Treat Elderly Jewish Patient Heads Wiesenthal Center List of Anti-Semitic Outrages in 2014 December 29, 2014 11:56 am

Belgian Doctor’s Refusal to Treat Elderly Jewish Patient Heads Wiesenthal Center List of Anti-Semitic Outrages in 2014

2014 was a “year of unprecedented explosions of anti-Semitic and anti-Israel hatred,”...

AirAsia Flight From Indonesia to Singapore Missing With 162 Passengers December 28, 2014 12:11 pm

AirAsia Flight From Indonesia to Singapore Missing With 162 Passengers

BBC – An AirAsia Indonesia airliner flying from Indonesia to Singapore with 162 people...

Pakistan’s ‘Last Jew’ Works to Save Local Cemetery December 28, 2014 12:05 pm

Pakistan’s ‘Last Jew’ Works to Save Local Cemetery

The Guardian – There are few clues as to the identity of the last Pakistani Jew to be...

Israel Exploring Ties With Cuba After U.S. Rapprochement December 23, 2014 8:06 am

Israel Exploring Ties With Cuba After U.S. Rapprochement

JNS.org – Israel is exploring the future of its relationship with Cuba following the...

India Weighs Dropping Pro-Palestinian Stance at UN December 23, 2014 8:04 am

India Weighs Dropping Pro-Palestinian Stance at UN

JNS.org - India is weighing dropping its pro-Palestinian stance at the United Nations. “Like...

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tweets Happy Hanukkah Message in Hebrew December 20, 2014 9:00 am

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tweets Happy Hanukkah Message in Hebrew

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted a happy Hanukkah in both English and Hebrew to...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    JNS.org – Five months after Israeli forces tried to assassinate Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif in Gaza, Deif appears to have signed a letter that the terrorist group claims he wrote in hiding. The letter, addressed to Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, expressed Deif’s condolences for the death of Hezbollah terrorists during Sunday’s reported Israeli airstrike in Syria. Deif is said to have survived multiple assassination attempts, but he has not been seen in public for years. According to the Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    JNS.org – The cracks that had been simply painted over for so long began to show in Ferguson, Mo., in November 2014, but in truth they had begun to open wide much earlier—on Saturday, July 13, 2013. That is when a jury in Sanford, Fla., acquitted George Zimmerman of culpability for the death of a 17-year-old black man, Trayvon Martin. The cracks receded from view over time, as other news obscured them. Then came the evening of Aug. 9, 2014, [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    A controversial scene in the season finale of Homeland sparked outrage by comparing former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to a fictional Taliban leader, the UK’s Daily Mail reported. In the season 4 finale episode, which aired on Dec. 21, CIA black ops director Dar Adal, played by F. Murray Abraham, justifies a deal he made with a Taliban leader by referencing Begin. He makes the remarks in a conversation with former CIA director Saul Berenson, a Jewish character played by Mandy [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Shining Light on Fiction During the North Korea-Sony saga, we learned two important lessons. The first is that there are two sides to this story, and neither of them are correct because ultimately we should have neither inappropriate movies nor dictators. The second is that we cannot remain entirely fixed on the religious world, but we also must see beyond the external, secular view of reality. It’s important to ground our Torah-based thoughts into real-life activism. To view our act [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    JNS.org – Hollywood has had its share of big-budget biblical flops, but until now, the Exodus narrative has not been among them. Studios have brought Moses to the big screen sparingly, but in ways that defined the image and character of Moses for each generation of audiences. The first biblical epic In 1923, director Cecil B. DeMille left it to the American public to decide the subject of his next movie for Paramount. DeMille received a letter from a mechanic [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – The story of the Exodus from Egypt is a tale as old as time itself, to borrow a turn of phrase. It’s retold every Passover, both at the seder table and whenever “The Ten Commandments” is aired on television. But the latest adaptation—Ridley Scott’s epic film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings”—fails to meet expectations. Scott’s “Exodus” alters the source material to service the story and ground the tale, but the attempt to reinvent the biblical narrative becomes laughable. Moses [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Lifestyle ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    JNS.org - In December 2007, leaders of the Hazon nonprofit drafted seven-year goals for what they coined as the “Jewish Food Movement,” which has since been characterized by the increased prioritization of healthy eating, sustainable agriculture, and food-related activism in the Jewish community. What do the next seven years hold in store? “One thing I would like to see happen in the next seven years is [regarding] the issue of sugar, soda, and obesity, [seeing] what would it be like to rally the [...]

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  • Blogs Education Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    JNS.org – Forget the dioramas. How about working on an Israeli Air Force drone? That’s exactly the kind of beyond-their-years access enjoyed by students at the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) industrial vocational high school run by Israel Sci-Tech Schools, the largest education network in the Jewish state. More than 300 students (250 on the high school level and 68 at a two-year vocational academy) get hands-on training in the disciplines of aviation mechanics, electricity and energy control, and unmanned air [...]

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