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Netanyahu Heads to Russia to Meet With Putin on 25th Anniversary of Renewed Diplomatic Relations Between Jerusalem and Moscow June 6, 2016 9:53 am

Netanyahu Heads to Russia to Meet With Putin on 25th Anniversary of Renewed Diplomatic Relations Between Jerusalem and Moscow

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara left Monday on an official visit...

Ukraine Arrests Heavily Armed Frenchman Allegedly Planning Euro 2016 Attacks June 6, 2016 9:47 am

Ukraine Arrests Heavily Armed Frenchman Allegedly Planning Euro 2016 Attacks

Ukraine’s security service said Monday it had arrested a Frenchman with a huge weapons...

Pro-BDS Websites Being Targeted by Widespread, Systematic Cyber Attacks; Cybersecurity Firms Stumped by Identity of Attackers June 3, 2016 5:03 pm

Pro-BDS Websites Being Targeted by Widespread, Systematic Cyber Attacks; Cybersecurity Firms Stumped by Identity of Attackers

Cyber-security companies are working to uncover the culprits in a range of cyber attacks against...

Samsung Offers New ‘Kosher’ Smartphone June 3, 2016 10:52 am

Samsung Offers New ‘Kosher’ Smartphone

JNS.org – Samsung, in partnership with the Israeli company Askan, on Wednesday debuted...

Academics Across the World Sign Petition Condemning BDS for Double Standards, Anti-Israel Bigotry June 3, 2016 3:59 am

Academics Across the World Sign Petition Condemning BDS for Double Standards, Anti-Israel Bigotry

More than 1,000 academics from all over the world signed a petition condemning all forms...

Israeli Film on Female IDF Soldiers to be Adapted Into US Comedy Series June 2, 2016 11:25 am

Israeli Film on Female IDF Soldiers to be Adapted Into US Comedy Series

JNS.org – BBC America will adapt an acclaimed Israeli film into an American TV comedy...

Human Rights Activists Celebrate Multi-Country Adoption of New Definition of Antisemitism June 1, 2016 2:47 pm

Human Rights Activists Celebrate Multi-Country Adoption of New Definition of Antisemitism

Human rights activists told The Algemeiner on Wednesday why they consider last week’s adoption...

David Blatt, Israeli-American Former NBA Coach, to Sign With Turkish Team June 1, 2016 10:05 am

David Blatt, Israeli-American Former NBA Coach, to Sign With Turkish Team

JNS.org – David Blatt, the Israeli-American former head coach of the National Basketball...

French Navy Detects Signal Likely to Be From Black Box of Missing EgyptAir Plane June 1, 2016 9:42 am

French Navy Detects Signal Likely to Be From Black Box of Missing EgyptAir Plane

A French naval vessel fitted with sophisticated underwater sensors has picked up a signal...

Israeli Lawfare Warrior: Facebook Lip Service to European ‘Code of Conduct’ Won’t Stop Online Incitement Leading to Murder in Streets of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv May 31, 2016 4:11 pm

Israeli Lawfare Warrior: Facebook Lip Service to European ‘Code of Conduct’ Won’t Stop Online Incitement Leading to Murder in Streets of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

The problem that Facebook, Twitter and other social-media outlets need to tackle is not merely...

At UN Summit, Israel Ambassador, World Jewish Leader Slam ‘Infected’ International Body for Backing BDS May 31, 2016 1:18 pm

At UN Summit, Israel Ambassador, World Jewish Leader Slam ‘Infected’ International Body for Backing BDS

Decades after the Holocaust, the United Nations is acting to deny the right of self-determination...

Amid Renewed Talk of Historic Modi Trip to Israel, Spokesman in New Delhi Says ‘BDS Far From Indian Mentality’ May 31, 2016 1:03 pm

Amid Renewed Talk of Historic Modi Trip to Israel, Spokesman in New Delhi Says ‘BDS Far From Indian Mentality’

The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has no stronghold in India, a spokesman...

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  • Blogs Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will wear a leotard bearing Hebrew lettering when she competes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. Douglas’ Swarovski-outlined outfit will feature the Hebrew word “Elohim,” meaning God, on its left sleeve. The Hebrew detailing honors the athlete’s “rich heritage of faith,” according to apparel manufacturer GK Elite, which produced the leotard and released a preview of it on Wednesday. The company said Douglas’ sister, Joyelle “Joy” Douglas, created the Hebrew design. The outcome of the P&G Championships will help […]

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  • Europe Sports British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    Britain’s world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for making Nazi-like comments, a former world champion from the Ukraine said on Thursday, ahead of their upcoming match. “I was in shock at his statements about women, the gay community, and when he got to the Jewish people, he sounded like Hitler,” Wladimir Klitschko told British media, according to Reuters. “We cannot have a champion like that. Either he needs to be shut up or shut down in the ring, or […]

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  • Arts and Culture Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Hanoch Hecht just made television history; but, unfortunately, he couldn’t have his rugelach and eat it too. Hecht became the first rabbi to compete on the hit show “Chopped,” where contestants are forced to use four random ingredients in their recipes, and have 20-30 minutes to create an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. A contestant is eliminated after each round. Hecht, 32, said that while the dishes and utensils were new, the kitchen was not kosher, so he couldn’t taste […]

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  • Blogs Music Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the company’s campaign in Israel. The commercial begins with a bunch of Jewish men eating at a restaurant, when Schmeltzer walks in and tries to decide what to order. An employee at the obviously Israeli eatery offers him a variety of foods, but the entertainer in the end decides on a bottle of Pepsi. Everyone in the restaurant then joins him, drinking Pepsi Max and dancing to […]

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  • Arts and Culture Book Reviews Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    JNS.org – “Writing is a messy process,” says author Elizabeth Poliner. “People who don’t write fiction would be surprised to see what early drafts could look like.” But readers wouldn’t know “what a mess it was for the longest time,” as the Jewish author puts it, when reading Poliner’s critically acclaimed latest book, As Close to Us as Breathing. The volume garnered Amazon’s “Best Book” designation in March 2016 as well as rave reviews from the New York Times,W Magazine, NPR, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Sundance Tour Features Short Film About Elderly Jewish Woman’s Decision to Eat Bacon for First Time

    Sundance Tour Features Short Film About Elderly Jewish Woman’s Decision to Eat Bacon for First Time

    The Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour, which started on Friday in New York City, features a mini-documentary about an elderly Jewish woman whose journey away from Orthodoxy leads her to taste forbidden food for the first time in her life. In Canadian director Sol Friedman’s Bacon & God’s Wrath, Razie Brownstone talks about ending her lifelong observance of keeping kosher as her 90th birthday approaches. The recently declared atheist said the discovery of the search engine Google spurred a lapse in her Jewish faith and made her decide to […]

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  • Blogs Food Chabad Rabbi From New York Competes on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ Cooking Competition

    Chabad Rabbi From New York Competes on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’ Cooking Competition

    A Chabad rabbi from Rhinebeck, NY, will face off a priest, a pastor and a nun-in-training in an upcoming episode of the Food Network‘s reality show, “Chopped,” Lubavitch.com reported. Rabbi Hanoch Hecht – who teaches up-and-coming chefs about the intricacies of kosher dietary laws at the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) — was nominated for the show by a professional chef, and went through a rigorous interview process at the Food Network’s studios in Chelsea, NY. Months later, he was informed he had been accepted as a contestant in the popular TV cooking competition. “I thought […]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief (BOOK REVIEW)

    Religion, Politics, and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief (BOOK REVIEW)

    Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief by Asaf Romirowsky & Alexander H. Joffe (Palgrave Macmillan; 2013) Although this book came out several years ago, it remains pertinent. This is a meticulously researched book that concentrates on a very small bit of history: the time period from 1948-50 when the American Friends Service Committee, a Quaker group, was organizing refugee relief in Gaza. Before UNRWA, the UN created the United Nations Relief for Palestine Refugees (UNRPR). It outsourced […]

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