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Israeli Film on Female IDF Soldiers to be Adapted Into US Comedy Series June 2, 2016 11:25 am

Israeli Film on Female IDF Soldiers to be Adapted Into US Comedy Series

JNS.org – BBC America will adapt an acclaimed Israeli film into an American TV comedy...

Human Rights Activists Celebrate Multi-Country Adoption of New Definition of Antisemitism June 1, 2016 2:47 pm

Human Rights Activists Celebrate Multi-Country Adoption of New Definition of Antisemitism

Human rights activists told The Algemeiner on Wednesday why they consider last week’s adoption...

David Blatt, Israeli-American Former NBA Coach, to Sign With Turkish Team June 1, 2016 10:05 am

David Blatt, Israeli-American Former NBA Coach, to Sign With Turkish Team

JNS.org – David Blatt, the Israeli-American former head coach of the National Basketball...

French Navy Detects Signal Likely to Be From Black Box of Missing EgyptAir Plane June 1, 2016 9:42 am

French Navy Detects Signal Likely to Be From Black Box of Missing EgyptAir Plane

A French naval vessel fitted with sophisticated underwater sensors has picked up a signal...

Israeli Lawfare Warrior: Facebook Lip Service to European ‘Code of Conduct’ Won’t Stop Online Incitement Leading to Murder in Streets of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv May 31, 2016 4:11 pm

Israeli Lawfare Warrior: Facebook Lip Service to European ‘Code of Conduct’ Won’t Stop Online Incitement Leading to Murder in Streets of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

The problem that Facebook, Twitter and other social-media outlets need to tackle is not merely...

At UN Summit, Israel Ambassador, World Jewish Leader Slam ‘Infected’ International Body for Backing BDS May 31, 2016 1:18 pm

At UN Summit, Israel Ambassador, World Jewish Leader Slam ‘Infected’ International Body for Backing BDS

Decades after the Holocaust, the United Nations is acting to deny the right of self-determination...

Amid Renewed Talk of Historic Modi Trip to Israel, Spokesman in New Delhi Says ‘BDS Far From Indian Mentality’ May 31, 2016 1:03 pm

Amid Renewed Talk of Historic Modi Trip to Israel, Spokesman in New Delhi Says ‘BDS Far From Indian Mentality’

The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has no stronghold in India, a spokesman...

Universities, Academics in Italy, Scotland, Canada and US Pushing Back Against BDS Movement May 30, 2016 6:53 pm

Universities, Academics in Italy, Scotland, Canada and US Pushing Back Against BDS Movement

In response to widespread efforts to isolate Israel spearheaded by the international Boycott,...

Jewish Wedding at Refurbished Ancient Synagogue in Turkey Ignites Antisemitic Response on Twitter May 30, 2016 4:29 pm

Jewish Wedding at Refurbished Ancient Synagogue in Turkey Ignites Antisemitic Response on Twitter

A video of a Jewish wedding in Turkey aroused a slew of antisemitic comments on social media,...

Turkish Deputy PM: Jerusalem Conceded on 2 of 3 Conditions for Reconciliation; Ankara Won’t Relinquish Demand That Israel Lift Gaza Blockade May 30, 2016 1:36 pm

Turkish Deputy PM: Jerusalem Conceded on 2 of 3 Conditions for Reconciliation; Ankara Won’t Relinquish Demand That Israel Lift Gaza Blockade

Though Jerusalem has conceded on two out of three demands made by Turkey during reconciliation...

Watchdog: Palestinian ‘Fauxtographs’ Submitted to World Health Organization Ahead of Damning Anti-Israel Resolution ‘Highlight Total Lack of Credibility’ May 29, 2016 8:35 pm

Watchdog: Palestinian ‘Fauxtographs’ Submitted to World Health Organization Ahead of Damning Anti-Israel Resolution ‘Highlight Total Lack of Credibility’

Falsified photos used in the Palestinian Authority report submitted to the World Health Organization...

Netanyahu Thanks Putin for Return of Israeli Tank From First Lebanon War May 29, 2016 10:58 am

Netanyahu Thanks Putin for Return of Israeli Tank From First Lebanon War

Russia said it will return to Israel a tank that Syrian forces captured in 1982 in a traumatic...

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  • Arts and Culture Music Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    British rock band Coldplay started its set at the Glastonburg Festival on Sunday by broadcasting excerpts of the iconic speech Charlie Chaplin delivered in The Great Dictator, the 1940 political satire in which the famous filmmaker/movie star played a Jewish barber. “I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone,” Chaplin begins his address. “I should like to help everyone, if possible, Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one […]

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  • Blogs Sports Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    JNS.org – The seed for the city of Cleveland’s first professional championship in a major sport in 52 years may have been planted at the Shaw Jewish Community Center on White Pond Drive in Akron, Ohio, nearly 20 years ago. That’s when a tall, lanky kid from Akron named LeBron James walked onto the hardwood court and changed the game of basketball forever. Coach Keith Dambrot, now the head basketball coach at the University of Akron, conducted those sessions that attracted […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    JNS.org – In 2008, Yoram Honig was a producer and director living in Jerusalem, fresh off his first international hit, when the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA) came to him with a challenge: build a film industry from scratch in Israel’s capital. “When we started here, was nothing in Jerusalem,” he said during an interview in his office in the Talbiya neighborhood. Now, the Jerusalem Film and Television Fund, which Honig heads as an arm of the JDA, pumps 9 million shekels […]

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  • Blogs Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will wear a leotard bearing Hebrew lettering when she competes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. Douglas’ Swarovski-outlined outfit will feature the Hebrew word “Elohim,” meaning God, on its left sleeve. The Hebrew detailing honors the athlete’s “rich heritage of faith,” according to apparel manufacturer GK Elite, which produced the leotard and released a preview of it on Wednesday. The company said Douglas’ sister, Joyelle “Joy” Douglas, created the Hebrew design. The outcome of the P&G Championships will help […]

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  • Europe Sports British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    Britain’s world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for making Nazi-like comments, a former world champion from the Ukraine said on Thursday, ahead of their upcoming match. “I was in shock at his statements about women, the gay community, and when he got to the Jewish people, he sounded like Hitler,” Wladimir Klitschko told British media, according to Reuters. “We cannot have a champion like that. Either he needs to be shut up or shut down in the ring, or […]

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  • Arts and Culture Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Hanoch Hecht just made television history; but, unfortunately, he couldn’t have his rugelach and eat it too. Hecht became the first rabbi to compete on the hit show “Chopped,” where contestants are forced to use four random ingredients in their recipes, and have 20-30 minutes to create an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. A contestant is eliminated after each round. Hecht, 32, said that while the dishes and utensils were new, the kitchen was not kosher, so he couldn’t taste […]

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  • Blogs Music Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the company’s campaign in Israel. The commercial begins with a bunch of Jewish men eating at a restaurant, when Schmeltzer walks in and tries to decide what to order. An employee at the obviously Israeli eatery offers him a variety of foods, but the entertainer in the end decides on a bottle of Pepsi. Everyone in the restaurant then joins him, drinking Pepsi Max and dancing to […]

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  • Arts and Culture Book Reviews Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    Jewish Author’s ‘Messy’ Draft Transforms Into Rock Star Novel on Amazon

    JNS.org – “Writing is a messy process,” says author Elizabeth Poliner. “People who don’t write fiction would be surprised to see what early drafts could look like.” But readers wouldn’t know “what a mess it was for the longest time,” as the Jewish author puts it, when reading Poliner’s critically acclaimed latest book, As Close to Us as Breathing. The volume garnered Amazon’s “Best Book” designation in March 2016 as well as rave reviews from the New York Times,W Magazine, NPR, […]

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