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Italian Journalist Defies Hamas: ‘Out of Gaza Far From Hamas Retaliation: Misfired Rocket Killed Children in Shati’ July 30, 2014 9:53 am

Italian Journalist Defies Hamas: ‘Out of Gaza Far From Hamas Retaliation: Misfired Rocket Killed Children in Shati’

Italian journalist Gabriele Barbati said he was able to speak freely about witnessing a Hamas...

Media Watchdog Asks Why WSJ Reporters Deleted Twitter Photos Implicating Hamas in War Crimes July 29, 2014 5:50 pm

Media Watchdog Asks Why WSJ Reporters Deleted Twitter Photos Implicating Hamas in War Crimes

Two reporters in Gaza for The Wall Street Journal have deleted photographs that implicate...

Facebook Approves Page Calling for Death of Israeli Jews, Then Removes July 29, 2014 12:59 am

Facebook Approves Page Calling for Death of Israeli Jews, Then Removes

Washington Examiner – A Facebook page calling for the death of Israeli Jews does not violate...

Jewish Centers Around the World Reinforce Security After Attacks in Belgium, Canada, France, Morocco, Netherlands, Thailand, Turkey July 28, 2014 3:53 pm

Jewish Centers Around the World Reinforce Security After Attacks in Belgium, Canada, France, Morocco, Netherlands, Thailand, Turkey

Jewish centers around the world are increasing security measures, with some even closing...

Journalist Describes Interrogation at Hamas Headquarters Next to Emergency Room at Gaza’s Al Shifa Hospital July 24, 2014 3:02 pm

Journalist Describes Interrogation at Hamas Headquarters Next to Emergency Room at Gaza’s Al Shifa Hospital

Radjaa Abu Dagga, Gaza correspondent for France’s Libération, told the newspaper‘s...

In Qatari-Backed Trip, UN’s Ban Ki-moon Laid Low by Israel’s Peres: ‘Mr. Secretary-General, They Even Use Your UNRWA Schools to Store Their Rockets’ July 23, 2014 3:20 pm

In Qatari-Backed Trip, UN’s Ban Ki-moon Laid Low by Israel’s Peres: ‘Mr. Secretary-General, They Even Use Your UNRWA Schools to Store Their Rockets’

Israeli President Shimon Peres on Wednesday told United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon...

Advocacy Group Draws Support for Israel From Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Afghanistan, Yemen, Qatar, Iran July 23, 2014 11:27 am

Advocacy Group Draws Support for Israel From Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Afghanistan, Yemen, Qatar, Iran

Israel advocacy group StandWithUs on Wednesday said that when it asked social media followers...

British Airways Defies Tel Aviv Flight Ban; US Airways to Resume Flights on Thursday July 23, 2014 9:55 am

British Airways Defies Tel Aviv Flight Ban; US Airways to Resume Flights on Thursday

British Airways on Wednesday said it would continue its regularly scheduled flights to Tel...

Peres to Pope Francis: ‘Our Operation is Aimed at Stopping Two Killing Methods’ July 18, 2014 10:37 am

Peres to Pope Francis: ‘Our Operation is Aimed at Stopping Two Killing Methods’

Israeli President Shimon Peres on Friday told Pope Francis that Israel’s Operation Protective...

U.S, Europe Warn Iran of Economic Loss if Nuclear Talks Fail July 18, 2014 6:28 am

U.S, Europe Warn Iran of Economic Loss if Nuclear Talks Fail

Reuters – Behind closed doors in a 19th-century Viennese palace, U.S. and European negotiators...

UNRWA Discovers 20 Rockets Hidden in Gaza School; Claims Incident Was ‘First of of its Kind in Gaza’ July 17, 2014 10:06 am

UNRWA Discovers 20 Rockets Hidden in Gaza School; Claims Incident Was ‘First of of its Kind in Gaza’

UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East,...

As U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Probes Tehran’s Global Terror Ties, Focus on Iranian Provenance of Hamas Missiles July 16, 2014 10:20 am

As U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Probes Tehran’s Global Terror Ties, Focus on Iranian Provenance of Hamas Missiles

The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday began a hearing, entitled ‘Iran’s...

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  • Music Personalities Recycling His Roots

    Recycling His Roots

    JNS.org – Having started his career playing on his family’s pots and pans, Jewish musician Billy Jonas has maintained this homemade performance ethic while spreading his messages of simple living and environmentalism to a shared home throughout the world. After beginning in the kitchen, Jonas soon moved to the music room, where he picked up the piano, guitar, and trombone. These days, the multi-talented multi-instrumentalist plays on with pretty much anything he can find, including cans, bottles buckets, and other recycled-object [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    Jewish Renewal Movement Founder’s Insights Form a New Guide for Senior Living

    JNS.org – Sara Davidson’s The December Project is a new book that should be read by all senior citizens, and by those who hope to live a long life, for it raises a question that most of us have not been taught how to answer: What should we do in that final stage of our lives? Many of us continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, not because we need the money and not because we find the [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish History Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    Why the Holocaust Occurred in Germany, and Why So Few Resisted (REVIEW)

    It’s hard to make a new contribution to the field of Holocaust studies,  but German historian Götz Aly accomplishes just that in Why the Germans, Why the Jews? His premise is that the origins of the Holocaust were rooted in the specific anti-Semitism found in Germany in the decades and centuries before World War II. Aly (who is not Jewish) seeks to prove his theory by studying only pre-Holocaust history, and tracing how the German people’s envy and hatred of [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    Looking at Anti-Israel Celebrities and Their Brands

    JNS.org – During the current conflict in Gaza a number of celebrities have voiced their opinions in support of either the Israeli or Palestinian positions. But others—be it during Operation Protective Edge or at other times—have gone further than simply supporting the Palestinians by actively supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel, making false accusations about the Jewish state, ignoring Israel’s position on the conflict, or justifying the actions of the terrorist group Hamas. Many of these [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    Israeli UFC Fighter Returns to Jewish State to Rejoin IDF

    JNS.org – Days after winning his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight bout against Steven Siler on July 26, Israeli-born mixed martial arts competitor Noad Lahat boarded a plane for his native country, choosing to temporarily exit UFC’s octagonal cage to rejoin the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a paratrooper for its operation against Hamas in Gaza. Except he didn’t actually consider it a choice. “When [our] home is in danger, there is no other way for us [but to serve [...]

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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