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UN’s Ban Ki-Moon Stands by Comments That Justify Palestinian Terrorism January 28, 2016 1:57 pm

UN’s Ban Ki-Moon Stands by Comments That Justify Palestinian Terrorism

JNS.org – U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday stood by his criticism of...

Israel, Cyprus, Greece Announce Historic Plan for Gas Pipeline January 28, 2016 11:10 am

Israel, Cyprus, Greece Announce Historic Plan for Gas Pipeline

JNS.org – Israel, Greece, and Cyprus will set up a committee to decide how to lay a...

France, Iran Reach Deals, Including Sale of Peugeot Cars, Airbus Planes January 28, 2016 11:07 am

France, Iran Reach Deals, Including Sale of Peugeot Cars, Airbus Planes

France and Iran hailed a set of business tie-ups and export deals on Thursday including the...

Israel’s UN Ambassador Accuses UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of ‘Encouraging Terror’ January 27, 2016 8:15 am

Israel’s UN Ambassador Accuses UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon of ‘Encouraging Terror’

Israel’s top UN diplomat, Danny Danon, strongly criticized UN Secretary General Ban...

US Army Officer Among Non-Jewish Honorees at Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony in Washington for ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ January 26, 2016 4:35 pm

US Army Officer Among Non-Jewish Honorees at Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony in Washington for ‘Righteous Among the Nations’

Four gentiles who risked their lives to save Jews during WWII will be honored posthumously...

Pope Hosts Iranian President; Vatican Notes ‘Common Spiritual Values’ January 26, 2016 2:31 pm

Pope Hosts Iranian President; Vatican Notes ‘Common Spiritual Values’

JNS.org – Amid Israel’s ongoing concern about the White House-brokered Iran nuclear...

Sony to Purchase Israeli Tech Company for $212 Million January 26, 2016 2:21 pm

Sony to Purchase Israeli Tech Company for $212 Million

JNS.org – The Japanese electronics giant Sony announced Tuesday that it will acquire...

Russia Pushes Against Turkey’s Demand to Keep Kurds Out of Syria Peace Talks January 26, 2016 10:52 am

Russia Pushes Against Turkey’s Demand to Keep Kurds Out of Syria Peace Talks

Russia on Tuesday argued strongly against Turkey’s demand to keep a leading Kurdish...

Iranian President Asks Pope to Pray for Him After Private Talks at Vatican January 26, 2016 10:49 am

Iranian President Asks Pope to Pray for Him After Private Talks at Vatican

Iran’s president asked Pope Francis to pray for him Tuesday after the two men held private...

Report: Hezbollah Expands Operations Across Latin America on Orders From Iran January 25, 2016 2:20 pm

Report: Hezbollah Expands Operations Across Latin America on Orders From Iran

Hezbollah has been increasing its presence and activities in South America on orders from...

NPR Publishes Map Replacing Israel With ‘Palestine’ January 25, 2016 1:43 pm

NPR Publishes Map Replacing Israel With ‘Palestine’

JNS.org – National Public Radio (NPR) on Monday published an article with a map of...

Iran Plans to Sign Contract for European-Made Planes During Rouhani Trip to Rome, Paris January 25, 2016 10:03 am

Iran Plans to Sign Contract for European-Made Planes During Rouhani Trip to Rome, Paris

Iran is planning to sign a contract with European aircraft maker Airbus to buy 114 planes...

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  • Food Jewish Identity Home of Freud and…Pita? Israelis Make Culinary Mark in Vienna

    Home of Freud and…Pita? Israelis Make Culinary Mark in Vienna

    JNS.org – Several Viennese Jews have made a lasting impact on the world. Sigmund Freud’s investigations changed the face of modern psychology. Composer Arnold Schoenberg’s innovations in atonal music changed the face of music. These days, even more Jews — in particular, Israeli Jews — are changing the face of Vienna’s culinary scene with innovations in…the art of the pita. Freudians may find a psychoanalytic motive for the local appeal of the Israeli eateries popping up in the Austrian capital. Walk […]

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  • Features Opinion In Iraqi Kurdistan, a Genocide Before Our Very Eyes

    In Iraqi Kurdistan, a Genocide Before Our Very Eyes

    The two bullet casings are already beginning to rust. Sheikh Nasser Pasha plucks them from the ground. “Look, one is from an AK-47, one from an American M-4.” The casings are strewn on the ground atop a long mound of dirt with a few bits of white sticks on it. It would appear unremarkable if one were walking by it. A closer look, however, reveals the white objects are pieces of human bone: arms, legs, and a single human skull. […]

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  • Blogs Features Israel and the Apartheid Narrative: 2 South African Student Leaders Weigh In

    Israel and the Apartheid Narrative: 2 South African Student Leaders Weigh In

    JNS.org – About two-dozen people file into Dodd 175 at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) campus on a Thursday night, scouting out seats and picking at the kosher pizza in the back of the lecture hall. Miyelani Pinini knows the drill. A former student president of the University of Cape Town in South Africa, she’s attended and even organized her share of free-pizza events. But now she and a fellow South African student leader were the stars of this […]

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  • Food Spirituality/Tradition The Brewish State: Israel Taps Into Growing Craft Beer Bazaar

    The Brewish State: Israel Taps Into Growing Craft Beer Bazaar

    JNS.org – It’s widely known that Israel has penetrated the wine market, with some of its sophisticated Israeli blends surpassing historically excellent wines from areas such as the Napa Valley or Bordeaux. But what about beer? For decades, Israel has offered solely the Maccabi and Nesher brands. Not anymore. “There is a huge push of people making beer at home. The country is approaching over 30 craft breweries in the last year or two, making nearly 200 beers,” says Avi Moskowitz, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Actress Natalie Portman acted like a typical “Jewish mother” on the set of her latest movie, Jane Got a Gun, the Israeli-born star told the New York Post‘s Page Six on Sunday. The 34-year-old, who also co-produced the western, said she made it her job to look out for everyone involved in the project, because the film has had to overcome “so many obstacles,” such as losing its director early on. She explained: “Actors changed. We suffered financial and legal challenges. We endured so many replacements. There were delays. […]

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  • Israel Music Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    “We’re looking very much forward to coming back to Israel this summer,” said the lead singer of the German rock band Scorpions in a video on Monday. “Make sure you don’t miss it because we rock you like a hurricane!” said a jovial Klaus Meine, quoting the band’s seminal 1984 anthem, “Rock You Like a Hurricane.” The hard rock band lands in Israel for a show at the Menorah Mivtachim Arena on July 14 as part of its 50th anniversary tour. It will be the band’s third time […]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel were the two most immediate and authentic literary voices who gave witness to the Holocaust. Wiesel was an extrovert and a very public figure who wrote initially in French. Levi was a modest retiring chemist who wrote in Italian. Whereas Wiesel was rooted in the Eastern European Jewish Hassidic world, Levi was the product of an assimilated, secular Italian society that saw itself as Italian first and Jewish as an accident of birth. As Levi himself said, “At Auschwitz I […]

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  • Blogs Lifestyle Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    JNS.org – Wine has long been considered a social lubricant, and it’s Nir Lavie’s hope that wine from his Har Bracha Winery in the Samarian hills will serve as a social lubricant between the city-goers of Tel Aviv and the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria, two locales split geographically, and often politically, on the left and right of the country. The new flagship store of Har Bracha has recently popped its corks on 190 Ben Yehuda Street in Tel Aviv, […]

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