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Israel Working With Nepal, India and China to Rescue Israelis and Nepalis Following Kathmandu Quake April 28, 2015 1:11 pm

Israel Working With Nepal, India and China to Rescue Israelis and Nepalis Following Kathmandu Quake

As Israeli disaster relief teams worked to erect a field hospital on Tuesday, Jerusalem continued...

South African Pro-BDS Groups Call for Expulsion of Israeli Ambassador April 28, 2015 1:06 pm

South African Pro-BDS Groups Call for Expulsion of Israeli Ambassador

JNS.org - Several South African organizations that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions...

Chabad in Nepal: Basic Goods Are Running Out, We Need Donations April 27, 2015 5:14 pm

Chabad in Nepal: Basic Goods Are Running Out, We Need Donations

A Kathmandu-based emissary of Jewish outreach group Chabad on Monday said the local situation...

Israelis Scramble in Nepal to Locate Missing Hikers on Himalaya Trails After Earthquake April 27, 2015 12:17 pm

Israelis Scramble in Nepal to Locate Missing Hikers on Himalaya Trails After Earthquake

Israeli travelers in Nepal were scrambling to find their friends and relatives after a powerful...

Israel to Send Rescue Teams to Nepal After Massive Earthquake Rocks Country April 25, 2015 11:06 pm

Israel to Send Rescue Teams to Nepal After Massive Earthquake Rocks Country

Israel plans to send two planes to Nepal on Sunday to rescue Israelis caught in the massive...

Australian Jewish Group Knocks Human Rights Watch Report on Palestinian Child Labor April 23, 2015 3:29 pm

Australian Jewish Group Knocks Human Rights Watch Report on Palestinian Child Labor

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council blasted on Tuesday a report by Human Right...

Prosecutor Drops Charges Against Argentine President Over 1994 AMIA Bombing April 22, 2015 2:15 am

Prosecutor Drops Charges Against Argentine President Over 1994 AMIA Bombing

A prosecutor in Argentina dismissed allegations on Tuesday that Argentine President Cristina...

Pope Francis Warns of Anti-Semitic Trends in Europe, Calls on Christians to Show ‘Solidarity With the Jewish People’ April 20, 2015 4:01 pm

Pope Francis Warns of Anti-Semitic Trends in Europe, Calls on Christians to Show ‘Solidarity With the Jewish People’

Pope Francis on Monday signaled the rising tide of anti-Semitism in Europe, calling on Christians...

Putin Warns Israel Against Arming Ukraine April 19, 2015 11:32 am

Putin Warns Israel Against Arming Ukraine

The Hill – Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday warned Israel against helping...

Mass Graves of Nazi Victims Dug Up in Crimea, Russian Jewish Leaders Call on Authorities to Take Action April 17, 2015 5:18 pm

Mass Graves of Nazi Victims Dug Up in Crimea, Russian Jewish Leaders Call on Authorities to Take Action

A Russian Jewish organization called on authorities in Crimea to take action after vandals...

Russia’s Putin: Iranian Behavior in Nuclear Talks Influenced Missile Deal April 16, 2015 4:32 pm

Russia’s Putin: Iranian Behavior in Nuclear Talks Influenced Missile Deal

JNS.org - Russian President Vladimir Putin cited Iran’s “positive” behavior and “flexibility”...

Yom HaShoah Report Shows Unprecedented 400 Percent Rise in Antisemitic Incidents in 2014 April 15, 2015 1:25 am

Yom HaShoah Report Shows Unprecedented 400 Percent Rise in Antisemitic Incidents in 2014

Since the beginning of 2014, there has been an increase of 400 percent in the number of antisemitic...

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  • Featured Sports World Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    The head of Israel’s soccer association called on his Palestinian counterpart to “join forces,” as the Palestinian Football Association withdrew its bid on Friday to have Israel suspended from FIFA. “Let’s leave it to the politicians to do politics,” said Israel Football Association chief Ofer Eini, moments after PFA Chairman Jibril Rajoub announced that his group had withdrawn the proposal. After his remarks, Eini shook hands with the Palestinian soccer chief. Rajoub thanked “those” who convinced him to drop the [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    JNS.org – An organization whose work focuses on the estimated population of 500,000-800,000 Israeli Americans congratulated David Blatt, the Jewish head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers and a longtime Israel-based coach, for clinching an appearance in the NBA Finals. The Israeli-American Council (IAC), whose stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation, and to provide a bridge to [...]

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  • Food US & Canada Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to keep its entire line kosher, Marketing Director Alison Gilbert told AOL’s morning show Rise recently. “It’s kind of funny, a lot of people look for bacon in our ice cream, which is probably not gonna happen because all of our ice cream is kosher,” she said, referring to Jewish dietary restrictions that proscribe the consumption of pig [...]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli athletes at a world Judo championship in Morocco reportedly faced antisemitic slurs during the competition, news site WorldNetDaily reported on Monday. “We will murder you,” and “you’re not wanted here, go home,” were among the vituperative attacks directed at the Israeli Judo Association team, which was in Morocco last week for the World Masters Judo Tournament. According to Haaretz, each Israeli teammate was met with boos and jeers upon entering a fight. Additionally, no Israeli flags were present at [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation, which strives to combat bullying among young people. “Your philosophies are so in line with ours,” she said of the ADL upon accepting the Making a Difference Award in a videotaped message, which was shown at a ceremony in New York City. “We want to help young people know that their feelings and who they are on [...]

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  • Music Personalities At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    JNS.org – Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side. This month, the singer-songwriter released the CD (May 12) and iTunes (on May 8 of this year) formats of his latest album, Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, which features live recordings from his world tours in 2012 and 2013. Last year, Cohen’s Popular Problems was voted by Rolling Stone [...]

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  • Europe Sports FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    JNS.org – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) head Sepp Blatter said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that contrary to Palestinian complaints, Israel has not violated any FIFA statutes and should not be suspended from international soccer’s governing body. “We should not come to one federation saying we will exclude them,” said Blatter, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If the national association is fulfilling its obligations then there is no need to intervene,” he said. “I’m on a [...]

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  • Featured Middle East Sports Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) said on Tuesday it was “appalled” by a Palestinian Football Association initiative to suspend Israel from FIFA, calling it another “front waged in the context of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign.” “We are appalled at the temerity of the Palestinan Football Association (PFA) demand that FIFA suspend Israel at your forthcoming Congress in Zurich,” wrote the group’s international relations director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, in a letter to FIFA President Joseph [...]

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