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Israeli Ambassador Prosor Accuses UN of ‘Hypocrisy’ While Defending Jerusalem November 25, 2014 11:18 am

Israeli Ambassador Prosor Accuses UN of ‘Hypocrisy’ While Defending Jerusalem

Ynet – Israeli ambassador to the UN Ron Prosor borrowed from a famous 19th century French...

Christian Company Cancels Cruise to Turkey, Israel Due to ‘Political Instability’ in Region, Customers Lose £2,500 November 25, 2014 8:29 am

Christian Company Cancels Cruise to Turkey, Israel Due to ‘Political Instability’ in Region, Customers Lose £2,500

A Christian tour company that sold a pre-Christmas cruise to Turkey, Greece and Israel cancelled...

Suspected Hate Crime  in New Zealand: 4-Year-Old Jewish Boy Hit November 23, 2014 11:23 am

Suspected Hate Crime in New Zealand: 4-Year-Old Jewish Boy Hit

The Guardian – A suspected hate crime against a four-year-old Jewish boy has prompted...

Foreign Press Association Rejects Israeli Accusation Against Media of Providing Support for Terror With Inaccurate Reports November 20, 2014 11:07 am

Foreign Press Association Rejects Israeli Accusation Against Media of Providing Support for Terror With Inaccurate Reports

Times of Israel – The Foreign Press Association on Wednesday dismissed accusations by...

CBS Blasted for Claiming Jerusalem Slayings Took Place at ‘Contested Religious Site’ November 20, 2014 9:13 am

CBS Blasted for Claiming Jerusalem Slayings Took Place at ‘Contested Religious Site’

The CBS This Morning news show was attacked by media watchdog Honest Reporting for claiming...

Spain’s Ruling Popular Party Rejects Recognition of Palestinian Statehood November 19, 2014 12:24 pm

Spain’s Ruling Popular Party Rejects Recognition of Palestinian Statehood

JNS.org – Spain’s ruling Popular Party rejected unilateral recognition of Palestinian...

Stakes Are High for Iranian Nuclear Deal as Last Round of Talks Begin in Vienna November 18, 2014 7:42 am

Stakes Are High for Iranian Nuclear Deal as Last Round of Talks Begin in Vienna

BBC – Few people believe Iran and the six world powers it is negotiating with will be...

UNESCO Removes Gazan From List of ‘Journalists Killed in Wars’ After Hamas Membership Revealed November 16, 2014 5:32 pm

UNESCO Removes Gazan From List of ‘Journalists Killed in Wars’ After Hamas Membership Revealed

UNESCO on Friday removed Palestinian Abdullah Murtaja from their list of “journalists...

World Jewish Congress Chief Ronald Lauder: Recent Anti-Israel Riots ‘Looked More Like 1936 Than 2014′ November 13, 2014 8:45 pm

World Jewish Congress Chief Ronald Lauder: Recent Anti-Israel Riots ‘Looked More Like 1936 Than 2014′

World Jewish Congress (WJC) president Ronald Lauder compared anti-Israel protests during the...

Iran Says it Responded to Obama’s Letter to Khamenei November 13, 2014 11:44 am

Iran Says it Responded to Obama’s Letter to Khamenei

AP – A top official in Iran says the Islamic Republic has written back in response to...

Anti-Semitism Up 35 Percent in Australia Over Past Year November 12, 2014 11:57 am

Anti-Semitism Up 35 Percent in Australia Over Past Year

JNS.org – Anti-Semitism has increased by 35 percent over the past year in Australia,...

Russia Announces Plan to Build New Nuclear Reactors in Iran as Deadline for Deal Approaches November 12, 2014 11:49 am

Russia Announces Plan to Build New Nuclear Reactors in Iran as Deadline for Deal Approaches

CNN – Russia has announced plans to build new nuclear reactors in Iran — a move...

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  • Arts and Culture Theater US & Canada New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

    New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

    In his new play Mr. Goldberg Goes to Tel Aviv, playwright Oren Safdie tackles an issue that he has a major concern with: the relationship between Israelis and left-leaning Diaspora Jews with their “I know better” critical views. At the heart of the one-act play is Tony, a Jewish and gay Palestinian sympathizer who expresses strong anti-Israel sentiments when the play begins and at one point even sides with a Palestinian terrorist who holds his captive. Tony, who is also an [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

    Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

    A Jewish comedy troupe released a parody video on Wednesday of Taylor Swift’s hit song Shake It Off in which they joke about taking extensive time off from work for Jewish holidays. “And the goyim gonna stay, stay, stay, stay, stay. And the Jews are gonna pray, pray pray, pray, pray. I’m just gonna take, take, take, take, take. I’m taking off,” goes the chorus for I’m Taking Off. Menachem Weinstein, the video’s lead singer, is the creative director at [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Literature On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

    On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

    JNS.org – The 75th anniversary of the premiere of “Gone with the Wind” on Dec. 15 presents an opportunity to examine the Jewish influence on one of the most popular films of all time. That influence starts with the American Civil War epic’s famed producer, David O. Selznick. Adjusted for inflation, “Gone with the Wind” remains the highest-grossing movie ever made. It earned the 1939 Academy Award for Best Picture, the same honor another Selznick film, “Rebecca,” garnered in 1940. Selznick [...]

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  • Featured Music US & Canada EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

    EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

    Matisyahu got candid in an exclusive interview with The Algemeiner on Monday about his religious and musical journey – after shedding his Chassidic skin, yarmulke, long beard and all – from the start of his career in 2005 when he became a reggae superstar with hits King Without a Crown and Jerusalem. The singer-songwriter embarks on his Festival of Light tour this month, an annual Hanukkah event that stops in Montreal, New York, and other cities before ending in San Juan, [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Personalities ‘Sheriff of Mars’ Unveils Endearing Life of Jewish Music Star Hidden in the Fields of France

    ‘Sheriff of Mars’ Unveils Endearing Life of Jewish Music Star Hidden in the Fields of France

    JNS.org – It was an era of steel strings, guitar heroes, and storytellers—high on heroin, rebellious. Outlaw country music, the hallmark of Nashville’s powerful and angry music scene of the 1970s, was the brew of greats such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Townes Van Zandt. But there is another, little-known music hero of that era: Daniel Antopolsky. A Jewish lad from Augusta, Ga.—the son of immigrants who settled in the south and ran a hardware store on Main Street—the [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Iranian Actress Replaces Israel’s Gal Gadot for ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

    Iranian Actress Replaces Israel’s Gal Gadot for ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

    Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi replaced Israeli star Gal Gadot as the female lead in the new Ben-Hur remake, Hollywood.com reported on Tuesday. The Homeland actress will play Esther, a slave that Ben-Hur sets free and falls in love with. Gadot quit the movie when it became clear that filming conflicted with her schedule for the Man of Steel sequel. The Israeli actress plays Wonder Woman in the superhero film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Actor Jack Huston takes on the [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    JNS.org – There is one sentence in “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel” that made me sit up in surprise. I thought that I knew the basic facts about how Israel came into being, but while describing what it was like in the days and hours before the state was declared, author Anita Shapira provides one important anecdote I was not aware of. On the 12th of May, the Zionist Executive met to decide what to do. Moshe Sharrett had just returned [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    An actress starring in the controversial Met Opera The Death of Klinghoffer defended the show on Tuesday by comparing it to the 1993 Holocaust film Schindler’s List, New York Post reported. “To me, this was like [the movie] Schindler’s List. We make art so people won’t forget,’’ said the actress, who plays a captured passenger in the show and asked not to be identified. The Met Opera focuses on the infamous murder of Lower East Side Jewish resident Leon Klinghoffer, 69. The wheelchair-bound father of [...]

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