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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...

South African ANC Party Worker Praises Hitler in Post on Israel-Hamas Conflict July 15, 2014 5:25 pm

South African ANC Party Worker Praises Hitler in Post on Israel-Hamas Conflict

JNS.org – The social media manager of the African National Congress (ANC) in South...

Hamas Uses Horror Movie Still of Headless Girl in Miniskirt to Depict Gaza Casualties on Social Media (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO) July 15, 2014 12:06 pm

Hamas Uses Horror Movie Still of Headless Girl in Miniskirt to Depict Gaza Casualties on Social Media (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO)

As Hamas supporters are being called out on Twitter for posting photos of Syrian casualties...

Report: Turkish PM Erdoğan Says Israel’s Mentality ‘No Different From Hitler’s’ July 15, 2014 10:07 am

Report: Turkish PM Erdoğan Says Israel’s Mentality ‘No Different From Hitler’s’

Hürriyet Daily News, Turkey’s third-largest newspaper, on Tuesday led its online...

Jewish Human Rights Group Slams Twitter for Allowing Hamas Supporters to Broadcast ‘HitlerWasRight’ Hashtag July 14, 2014 10:28 am

Jewish Human Rights Group Slams Twitter for Allowing Hamas Supporters to Broadcast ‘HitlerWasRight’ Hashtag

Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday demanded that social media...

ZOA Urges Nike to Remove World Cup Ad Over Anti-Semitism (VIDEO) July 9, 2014 4:20 pm

ZOA Urges Nike to Remove World Cup Ad Over Anti-Semitism (VIDEO)

JNS.org – The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has called out Nike for an animated...

African Union Summit Under Fire After Jewish Delegation Incident July 1, 2014 9:53 am

African Union Summit Under Fire After Jewish Delegation Incident

JNS.org – The African Union Summit in Equatorial Guinea is receiving criticism over an...

Nigerian President Expresses Solidarity With Israel Over Kidnapped Teens June 30, 2014 12:33 pm

Nigerian President Expresses Solidarity With Israel Over Kidnapped Teens

JNS.org – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan expressed solidarity with Israel in the...

American Jewish Delegation Leaves African Union Summit After Delegates Object June 28, 2014 9:00 am

American Jewish Delegation Leaves African Union Summit After Delegates Object

JTA — An American Jewish delegation at an African Union summit left after AU delegates objected...

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the moral of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry has [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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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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