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Australia Shifts to Pro-Israel Stance in the U.N. November 25, 2013 8:18 pm

Australia Shifts to Pro-Israel Stance in the U.N.

JNS.org – Australia’s new Liberal Party government under Prime Minister Tony Abbott...

Israel Defense Forces Treat 2,686 Patients in Philippines Mission November 25, 2013 5:52 pm

Israel Defense Forces Treat 2,686 Patients in Philippines Mission

The Israel Defense Forces said its humanitarian mission treated 2,686 patients, including...

Israeli Poll: U.S. Signing of Iran Nuclear Deal Harms Israel November 25, 2013 5:22 pm

Israeli Poll: U.S. Signing of Iran Nuclear Deal Harms Israel

JNS.org – In a new Israel Hayom poll, 57.8 percent of Jewish Israeli respondents said...

Secret U.S.-Iran Talks Date Back to March 2013 November 25, 2013 12:05 pm

Secret U.S.-Iran Talks Date Back to March 2013

JNS.org – A series of five secret talks between the U.S. and Iran preceded the new deal...

Netanyahu to Meet With Pope Francis November 24, 2013 10:59 am

Netanyahu to Meet With Pope Francis

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Italy next Sunday for...

Iran, World Powers Reach Interim Deal on Nuclear Program November 24, 2013 12:23 am

Iran, World Powers Reach Interim Deal on Nuclear Program

JNS.org – Iran has reached a preliminary six-month agreement on its nuclear program with...

U.N. Security Council Was Late on Syria, Says Deputy Secretary General; ‘Veto Power Needs to be Limited’ November 22, 2013 1:36 pm

U.N. Security Council Was Late on Syria, Says Deputy Secretary General; ‘Veto Power Needs to be Limited’

The United Nations Security Council was late to act on Syria, the international body’s deputy...

Imminent Iran Nuclear Deal Unlikely as Foreign Ministers Cancel Flights to Geneva November 22, 2013 11:52 am

Imminent Iran Nuclear Deal Unlikely as Foreign Ministers Cancel Flights to Geneva

Reports of an imminent deal to rein in Iran’s nuclear program seemed unlikely to materialize...

U.S. Ambassador to UN Power Comdemns Khamenei’s ‘Rabid Dogs’ Slur Against Israel November 22, 2013 9:46 am

U.S. Ambassador to UN Power Comdemns Khamenei’s ‘Rabid Dogs’ Slur Against Israel

Jerusalem Post – Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations, condemned...

Annika Hernroth-Rothstein, Jewish-Swedish Activist, Files for Asylum Over Religious Practice Bans November 21, 2013 2:13 pm

Annika Hernroth-Rothstein, Jewish-Swedish Activist, Files for Asylum Over Religious Practice Bans

JNS.org – A Jewish-Swedish political activist has filed an asylum application in protest...

Kerry Continues to Promote Iran Deal Despite Israel Rift November 21, 2013 2:12 pm

Kerry Continues to Promote Iran Deal Despite Israel Rift

JNS.org – Secretary of State John F. Kerry continues to promote the proposed deal with...

Jonathan Pollard Enters 29th Year in U.S. Prison November 21, 2013 12:03 pm

Jonathan Pollard Enters 29th Year in U.S. Prison

JNS.org – On Thursday, Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard entered his 29th year in American...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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