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Media Watchdog Exposes Israel-Hitler Comparison in Prominent South African Newspaper Op-Ed June 28, 2016 1:15 pm

Media Watchdog Exposes Israel-Hitler Comparison in Prominent South African Newspaper Op-Ed

A recent opinion piece featured in South Africa’s The Mail and Guardian accused Israel of...

Turkey: We Will Not Pay Russia Compensation Over Downed Fighter Jet June 28, 2016 9:44 am

Turkey: We Will Not Pay Russia Compensation Over Downed Fighter Jet

Turkey will not pay compensation to Russia over the downing of a fighter jet last year and...

Brexit  Looms Over ‘Three Amigos’ Summit June 28, 2016 9:43 am

Brexit Looms Over ‘Three Amigos’ Summit

The shadow of Brexit and rising protectionist sentiment loom large as US President Barack...

Kerry-Netanyahu Meeting in Rome Not Expected to Bring Breakthrough in Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process June 26, 2016 9:45 am

Kerry-Netanyahu Meeting in Rome Not Expected to Bring Breakthrough in Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

In what is being described as a last ditch effort to salvage the fraught Israel-Palestine...

Israeli First Lady of Iceland Lauds Nordic Nation’s UEFA Soccer Win Over Austria June 24, 2016 12:21 pm

Israeli First Lady of Iceland Lauds Nordic Nation’s UEFA Soccer Win Over Austria

JNS.org – The Israeli first lady of Iceland lauded the Nordic nation’s victory...

More Than 230,000 Tune in for Global Broadcast Inspired by Lubavitcher Rebbe June 24, 2016 9:28 am

More Than 230,000 Tune in for Global Broadcast Inspired by Lubavitcher Rebbe

JNS.org – More than 230,000 viewers in 142 countries participated earlier this week...

In EU speech, Abbas Accuses Rabbis of Encouraging Poisoning of Palestinian Water June 23, 2016 9:30 am

In EU speech, Abbas Accuses Rabbis of Encouraging Poisoning of Palestinian Water

JNS.org – In a speech to the European Parliament in Brussels on Thursday, Palestinian...

Israeli Spokesman in New Delhi: Indian Water Minister’s Upcoming Trip to Jerusalem Signifies Additional Boost to Bilateral Agricultural Ties (INTERVIEW) June 22, 2016 5:52 pm

Israeli Spokesman in New Delhi: Indian Water Minister’s Upcoming Trip to Jerusalem Signifies Additional Boost to Bilateral Agricultural Ties (INTERVIEW)

The upcoming visit of India’s water minister to Israel is a “very important step forward”...

Indian Jewish Community in Maharashtra Granted Minority Status, Providing Members With Choice Government Benefits June 22, 2016 2:59 am

Indian Jewish Community in Maharashtra Granted Minority Status, Providing Members With Choice Government Benefits

A proposal granting minority status to the Jewish community in the Indian state of Maharashtra...

US, Israel Reportedly Close to Finalizing Military Aid Package June 21, 2016 9:45 am

US, Israel Reportedly Close to Finalizing Military Aid Package

JNS.org – The United States and Israel are close to finalizing a new 10-year military...

Antisemitism Expert: Nazi Relics Sold at German Auction Highlight Growing Far-Right Obsession With Holocaust Revival June 20, 2016 2:22 pm

Antisemitism Expert: Nazi Relics Sold at German Auction Highlight Growing Far-Right Obsession With Holocaust Revival

The popularity of a recent controversial auction in Germany, which sold relics belonging to...

Number of Refugees Worldwide Reached Record 65 Million in 2015, UN Says June 20, 2016 10:03 am

Number of Refugees Worldwide Reached Record 65 Million in 2015, UN Says

The number of refugees and others fleeing their homes worldwide has hit a new record, spiking...

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  • Arts and Culture A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    Is diplomacy worthwhile, even if the end result isn’t what we hoped for? That is the question, among many others, posed by the new play Oslo, by J.T. Rogers. Making its New York debut at Lincoln Center, the play examines the secret diplomatic process that led to the historic 1993 peace accords. The character of Shimon Peres makes an appearance onstage — and he, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, tower over the proceedings. But they mainly do so in absentia. Instead, […]

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  • Spirituality/Tradition Sports Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    JNS.org – Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish tradition. Koufax — who was recently ranked by ESPN as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) history — decided not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because the game fell on Yom Kippur. “I would do the same,” Kremer said in an interview. Last month, the 20-year-old Kremer became […]

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  • Arts and Culture Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    The famed lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, encouraged Jewish singer-songwriter Adam Lambert to perform in Hebrew during their upcoming joint concert in Israel, an entertainment industry advocacy organization reported on Tuesday. During a recent interview with Israeli television personality Assi Azar, May was played a 2005 video of Lambert singing the popular song Shir L’Shalom, (Song for Peace). May was so impressed by Lambert’s singing of the Hebrew track that he told the American singer, “We have to do that. Let’s […]

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  • Sports Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    JNS.org – Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next month after gaining a last minute approval. “I am very proud [to represent Israel] and I hope to achieve a new personal best time,” Chemtai told Reuters. Chemtai, who grew up a rural village in western Kenya, first came to Israel in 2009 to care of the children of her country’s ambassador to Israel. The 27-year-old runner recently gained […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    To date or not to date? That is not the question for most Modern Orthodox singles in New York. The question is when will they find their future spouses, and when will their families stop nagging them about having babies? Inspired by the success of the Israeli show “Srugim,” Leah Gottfried, 25, decided she would create and star in her own show, “Soon By You.” “Dating is so serious already,” Gottfried said. “We wanted to take a lighter approach and laugh at the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli actress Moran Atias said that playing a Muslim woman in the hit FX series Tyrant has changed her outlook. “Educating myself about a different culture has made me more hopeful and humble, that we’re all the same,” the Jewish actress, 35, said during an interview with AOL Build. Atias plays Leila Al-Fayeed, the strong and politically minded wife of the president of Abbudin, a fictional Middle Eastern country run by a dictatorial family. The Israeli-born former model, who earned the title of Miss Globe International […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Jewish Fashionistas From Around the World to Tour ‘Chic Side of Israel’

    Jewish Fashionistas From Around the World to Tour ‘Chic Side of Israel’

    A delegation of 35 Jewish fashion industry mavens from around the world will travel to Israel later this month to “discover the chic side” of the country, 5 Town Jewish Times reported. The eight-day tour, organized by the Maryland-based Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) and the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, will include visits to key fashion sites and meetings with some of the country’s top fashion designers, merchandisers and marketers. Participants will also attend a JWRP Fashion Week event in Tel Aviv. JWRP said the trip is […]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors Honored to Represent Israel at 2016 Olympic Games

    Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors Honored to Represent Israel at 2016 Olympic Games

    Pro golfer Laetitia Beck said she is honored to have been selected to represent Israel at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil largely because of her grandparents, who survived the Holocaust. “Everywhere I go, I want people to know where I’m from, my background and where my family came from because of the struggle they had to go through,” she told the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). “Every week when I play and I see the Israeli flag, it brings me a lot […]

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