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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...

Report: Since Inception, UNHRC Condemned Israel More Than Rest of World’s Countries Combined June 25, 2015 11:51 am

Report: Since Inception, UNHRC Condemned Israel More Than Rest of World’s Countries Combined

Since its inception nine years ago, the United Nations Human Rights Council has issued more...

Though Relatively Low Overall, Traffic to BDS Websites Rises June 25, 2015 9:34 am

Though Relatively Low Overall, Traffic to BDS Websites Rises

JNS.org – A poll for the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth conducted by SimilarWeb...

Israeli Embassy Teams With Filipino Foundation to Launch Tech Start-Up Contest June 24, 2015 10:16 am

Israeli Embassy Teams With Filipino Foundation to Launch Tech Start-Up Contest

JNS.org – The Israeli Embassy in the Philippines has teamed up with the Filipino foundation...

Saudis Believe Iran Shipped Nuclear Equipment to Sudan in 2012 June 24, 2015 10:16 am

Saudis Believe Iran Shipped Nuclear Equipment to Sudan in 2012

JNS.org – Diplomats from Saudi Arabia believe that Iran shipped nuclear equipment to...

Jewish Rights Group Demands UEFA Investigate Spanish ‘Deportivo’ Paper Over Antisemitism June 22, 2015 11:41 am

Jewish Rights Group Demands UEFA Investigate Spanish ‘Deportivo’ Paper Over Antisemitism

Jewish rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center called on the Union of European Football Associations...

Intelligence Agencies Warn of Possible Threat Against Israeli Tourists in India June 22, 2015 9:30 am

Intelligence Agencies Warn of Possible Threat Against Israeli Tourists in India

Indian Intelligence agencies have sounded a possible threat to Israeli tourists in India....

Iranian Parliament Outlaws Inspector Access to Military Sites in Iran June 21, 2015 10:51 am

Iranian Parliament Outlaws Inspector Access to Military Sites in Iran

With some lawmakers chanting “Death to the America,” Iran’s parliament voted...

Former British Labour Leader Miliband Threatens to Sue Jewish Paper Over Israel Remarks June 19, 2015 3:12 pm

Former British Labour Leader Miliband Threatens to Sue Jewish Paper Over Israel Remarks

Former British Labour Party leader Ed Miliband threatened to sue a Jewish newspaper in the...

Australian Police Raid of Neo-Nazi Groups Sends ‘Shudder’ Through Queensland Jewish Community June 19, 2015 11:14 am

Australian Police Raid of Neo-Nazi Groups Sends ‘Shudder’ Through Queensland Jewish Community

The discoveries this week of a bevy of Nazi paraphernalia by Australian police across Queensland...

2015’s Biggest Israeli Tech Exit Yet: Chinese XIO Group Buys Out Lumenis for $510 Million June 18, 2015 1:11 pm

2015’s Biggest Israeli Tech Exit Yet: Chinese XIO Group Buys Out Lumenis for $510 Million

Chinese investment fund XIO Group has agreed to acquire Israeli medical technology developer...

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  • Relationships Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Yossi Vardi Credits Pushy Jewish Mother for His Startup Success

    Millionaire entrepreneur Yossi Vardi credited his success in start-ups to his Jewish mother continuously pushing him to do better, Daily Mail reported on Thursday. “Jewish mothers are never satisfied and nothing is ever good enough,” he said, adding that his mother, who died 15 years ago, used to compare him with his cousins and say he was “an idiot.” “For most of my life I have been trying to show her I’m not,” he continued. “I keep on trying even now.” Vardi, […]

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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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