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Al-Qaeda Manual Promotes Bombing of British, American Targets August 29, 2014 10:17 am

Al-Qaeda Manual Promotes Bombing of British, American Targets

Telegraph – The terrorist group al-Qaeda has published a manual in which it encourages...

Desmond Tutu Asks Dutch Pension Fund to Divest From Israeli Banks August 27, 2014 4:58 pm

Desmond Tutu Asks Dutch Pension Fund to Divest From Israeli Banks

JNS.org - Anti-Israel activist South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu asked the world’s...

Mumbai Chabad House Reopens Nearly Six Years After Bloody Terror Attack August 26, 2014 10:50 am

Mumbai Chabad House Reopens Nearly Six Years After Bloody Terror Attack

Times of India – A Jewish centre in Mumbai reopened on Tuesday; nearly six years after...

Resident ‘Disgusted’ by Anti-Semitic Flyers Distributed to Jewish Homes in Bondi, Sydney August 25, 2014 3:11 pm

Resident ‘Disgusted’ by Anti-Semitic Flyers Distributed to Jewish Homes in Bondi, Sydney

Residents of a predominantly Jewish street in Bondi, a suburb of Sydney, Australia were “disgusted”...

South African Jewish Leaders Charge Local Labor Chief With Incitement and Hate Speech Over Call for Revenge Attacks August 24, 2014 6:21 pm

South African Jewish Leaders Charge Local Labor Chief With Incitement and Hate Speech Over Call for Revenge Attacks

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) said recently it will lay criminal and...

Schabas Vows to Investigate Israel for U.N. With or Without Government Cooperation August 20, 2014 9:51 am

Schabas Vows to Investigate Israel for U.N. With or Without Government Cooperation

JNS.org – Prof. William Schabas, selected to head the United Nations Human Rights...

Largest Pro-Israel Rally of Gaza War Held in India, 20,000 in Attendance August 17, 2014 10:24 am

Largest Pro-Israel Rally of Gaza War Held in India, 20,000 in Attendance

JNS.org – Nearly 20,000 participants gathered at a pro-Israel and anti-radical Islam...

Campaign Posters of New Zealand PM With Jewish Roots Defaced With Anti-Semitic Graffiti August 16, 2014 8:11 pm

Campaign Posters of New Zealand PM With Jewish Roots Defaced With Anti-Semitic Graffiti

JNS.org – Campaign posters for New Zealand’s Prime Minister John Key, who has Jewish...

As Threats Rise, Israelis Mull Nixing Turkey From Travel Plans (VIDEO) August 14, 2014 8:18 pm

As Threats Rise, Israelis Mull Nixing Turkey From Travel Plans (VIDEO)

In the wake of crude anti Semitic remarks by Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan,...

Israel – Vietnam Seeking Major Boost in Defense Ties August 14, 2014 8:08 pm

Israel – Vietnam Seeking Major Boost in Defense Ties

Vietnam and Israel are working towards a major upgrade in bilateral defense relations, Hanoi...

For 90 Minutes, Jewish Leaders Tell UN’s Ban Ki-moon About Hamas Abuses, List 19 War Crimes August 14, 2014 7:48 pm

For 90 Minutes, Jewish Leaders Tell UN’s Ban Ki-moon About Hamas Abuses, List 19 War Crimes

For a full 90 minutes on Wednesday, Jewish leaders told United Nations Secretary-General...

Malaysian Teen’s Facebook ‘Like’ of Post That Says ‘I Love Israel’ Prompts Sedition Probe August 14, 2014 7:10 pm

Malaysian Teen’s Facebook ‘Like’ of Post That Says ‘I Love Israel’ Prompts Sedition Probe

A 17-year-old student in the northern Malaysian state of Penang was placed under investigation...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the deal is finalized Gadot will play Esther, a slave and Ben-Hur’s love interest. Actor Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his childhood friend Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. Ben-Hur fights for his freedom and vengeance with the help of Morgan Freeman’s character, who trains Ben-Hur how to win at chariot-racing. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    JNS.org – Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie are the American dream. So why do two young men who have built their lives in Israel have a GoFundMe crowd-funding webpage with the urgent message that they need $3,000 to travel to the U.S. to watch the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles square off for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League championship? Brothers Naftali and Yoni Schwartz, 27 and 25, respectively, are Kansas City natives. Even though they made aliyah with their [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Some 3,000 years ago, King David probably never imagined cars racing at 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour) through the ancient capital of the Jewish people. But on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, thousands of Israelis lined the streets to watch Porsche, Audi, and Ferrari race cars fly through the capital against the backdrop of the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, and other city landmarks. The second annual non-competitive Jerusalem Formula One Road Show had been [...]

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  • Israel Sports NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday. Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.” When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube video, posted online on Tuesday, shows Rabbi Fishel Zaklos of Chabad of Naples shooting hoops with the Florida politician, who played basketball in high school and at Purdue University in Indiana. The game took place in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish center run by Zaklos. During the 1-minute clip, Zaklos scores two impressive [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    JNS.org – Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, routed his former team in an exhibition game on Sunday, with the Cavaliers dominating Maccabi 107-80 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 20,562 fans in attendance witnessed Lebron James’s first appearance in a Cavaliers uniform since he left the club in free agency for the Miami Heat four years ago. [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz said on Wednesday that he will not eat anything between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday in observation of Yom Kippur, ESPN reported. “If I was playing, I wouldn’t fast, because I’ve got to be able to fuel myself to play,” said the Jewish athlete, who is on short-term leave due to a toe injury. “But it’s not that tough, really. I’ll eat dinner at 5:00 Friday, then I’ll go to services and I’ll just [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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