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Report: Netanyahu Phoned Indian PM Modi the Night Before India Abstained From UN Vote July 5, 2015 11:35 am

Report: Netanyahu Phoned Indian PM Modi the Night Before India Abstained From UN Vote

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received a phone call from his Israeli counterpart,...

New Animation Marking 39 Years Since IDF Entebbe Raid Features Former Commanders (VIDEO) July 3, 2015 4:33 pm

New Animation Marking 39 Years Since IDF Entebbe Raid Features Former Commanders (VIDEO)

A new animated short about Israel’s famed Operation Entebbe in 1976 features narration...

UN Human Rights Council Adopts Gaza War Report That Condemns Israel July 3, 2015 12:38 pm

UN Human Rights Council Adopts Gaza War Report That Condemns Israel

JNS.org – The United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) overwhelmingly voted to adopt...

Failure to Detect Atomic Programs in Iraq, North Korea Shadow Iranian Nuclear Talks July 2, 2015 10:02 am

Failure to Detect Atomic Programs in Iraq, North Korea Shadow Iranian Nuclear Talks

Their inability to detect clandestine atomic programs in Iraq and North Korea shadows Western...

South African Jewish Group Brings Charges Against ‘I Love Hitler’ Student Activist June 30, 2015 6:10 pm

South African Jewish Group Brings Charges Against ‘I Love Hitler’ Student Activist

The South Africa Jewish Board of Deputies brought charges of hate speech against the former...

Iran, Powers Set to Miss Nuclear Deal Deadline as Agreement Remains Elusive June 30, 2015 9:36 am

Iran, Powers Set to Miss Nuclear Deal Deadline as Agreement Remains Elusive

Iran and six world powers ramped up negotiations on Tuesday after accepting they would miss...

Negotiators Facing Significant Obstacles in Nuclear Talks With Iran June 28, 2015 11:22 am

Negotiators Facing Significant Obstacles in Nuclear Talks With Iran

After nearly a decade of international diplomacy, negotiators are trying to reach a final...

Korean Jew Says Antisemitic Stereotypes in Korea Are Actually Just Compliments June 26, 2015 8:21 pm

Korean Jew Says Antisemitic Stereotypes in Korea Are Actually Just Compliments

The Anti-Defamation League may have indicated that more than half of South Koreans harbor...

Israel, Saudi Arabia Have World’s Largest Military Budgets as Percentage of GDP June 26, 2015 8:08 pm

Israel, Saudi Arabia Have World’s Largest Military Budgets as Percentage of GDP

The two countries spending the highest percentage of their gross domestic product on defense...

After Confederate Flag Ban, Major Jewish Group Demands Amazon ‘Revisit’ Policy for Nazi, Hamas Banners June 26, 2015 12:19 pm

After Confederate Flag Ban, Major Jewish Group Demands Amazon ‘Revisit’ Policy for Nazi, Hamas Banners

Just days after online retailer Amazon announced a ban on Confederate flags, a major Jewish...

At Least 27 Killed, Including Tourists, in Attack at Tunisian Beachfront Hotel June 26, 2015 9:58 am

At Least 27 Killed, Including Tourists, in Attack at Tunisian Beachfront Hotel

At least 27 people, including foreign tourists, were killed when at least one gunman opened...

Global Jewish Population Approaches Pre-Holocaust Level June 26, 2015 9:45 am

Global Jewish Population Approaches Pre-Holocaust Level

JNS.org – The current global Jewish population is about 14.2 million, according to...

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  • Theater US & Canada Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Seth Rogen Unveils New Christmas Movie — ‘Will Open on Thanksgiving, Made by Jews’ (VIDEO)

    Famed actor Seth Rogen on Tuesday unveiled with typical comic fanfare the trailer for his new Christmas film. The movie “was made by Jews… and opens on Thanksgiving,” Rogen pointed out on Twitter. The Night Before tells the tale of three “ride or die homies” celebrating one last debauchery-filled Christmas Eve reunion before they become too busy to keep up their annual tradition. In an effort to make the night as memorable as possible, they set out to find the “Nutcracka Ball – the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish History Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    Art Can Inspire Faith; It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies

    A June 2015 art exhibit, “The Transformative Power of Art,” at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, harnessed the universal language of art to convey an important message: “Our fragile Mother Earth faces the devastating consequences of climate change, a defining challenge of our time.” The exhibit also included sixteen portraits of people from all over the world who have “contributed to the common good of humanity in one way or another and have transformed the way we […]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

    A 32-year-old Circassian Israeli Muslim Mixed Martial Arts fighter from Abu Ghosh says he takes pride in fighting under the Israeli flag, Israel’s Walla reported on Sunday. Like most Circassian Israelis, Jackie “the Punishment” Gosh was born Sunni Muslim. He became observant about eight years ago, and is now scrupulous in following his religion’s tenets, praying five times a day and fasting during the holy month of Ramadan. Gosh is also very proud of his Israeli nationality, and sees no contradiction between […]

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  • Israel Music New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Mark Skinner Documentary Explores Jewish, Arab Rap Scene in Israel (VIDEO)

    A new documentary explores the lives and work of Jewish and Arab rappers in Israel and how the ongoing conflict in the region has impacted their lyrics, the U.K.’s Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday. Hip Hop in the Holy Land is a six-part series co-directed by Mike Skinner, the British frontman of hip-hop group The Streets, and produced by Noisey, a music channel published by Vice news. The first episode, published last week, shows Skinner meeting with Tamer Nafar, the founder of one of […]

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  • Sports US & Canada 49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

    New 49ers running back and Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne apologized on Wednesday for a tweet in which he raised the age-old myth that Jews were historically responsible for Jesus Christ’s death. Reaching out to his Jewish fans, and the chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission, Hayne tweeted: “To the Jewish community @DvirAbramovich #WeAreAllOne.” Underneath, he keenly included a screenshot of a text message to elaborate on his apology: “I sincerely apologize for my tweets on July 1. I […]

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  • Theater Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Recalls Being ‘Extremely Surprised’ at Winning Miss Israel Contest

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot reminisced about her childhood in Israel during an interview published in this month’s edition of Vanity Fair. “I don’t remember this, but my mom told me that when I was three they threw a party on the rooftop of the house. They put me to bed, and I heard people coming into the house and no one came to me. I went to the rooftop and took a hose and I started to spray water on everyone, just […]

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  • Blogs Features Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    Wounded Israeli Soldiers Unite With American Veterans to Help Their ‘Brothers for Life’ Heal (INTERVIEW)

    An Israeli organization is helping wounded U.S. veterans move past their physical and psychological challenges by connecting them with injured Israeli soldiers who understand what they’ve been through. “What we discovered very early is that there’s no ‘professional, psychiatrist, social worker’ or anything like that [or] pills that can come even close to helping a soldier who fought in combat, who was wounded, who lost his friends. No one can help him like another person who’s been through exactly what he has,” Rabbi Chaim Levine, […]

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  • Relationships World Researchers Say Women Less Likely Than Men to Kill Hitler, if They Could Travel Back in Time

    Researchers Say Women Less Likely Than Men to Kill Hitler, if They Could Travel Back in Time

    Women are less likely than men to want to kill Nazi leader Adolph Hitler if given the ability to travel back in time, a recently published research paper revealed. The paper analyzed 40 studies involving 6,100 respondents in a time-travel thought experiment, the New York Post reported on Friday. While 60 percent of men said they would theoretically be willing to kill Hitler, only 55 percent of women said they would be comfortable doing the same. The paper was published in the Personality and […]

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