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EU Classifies Hezbollah Military Wing as Terrorist Group July 22, 2013 7:37 am

EU Classifies Hezbollah Military Wing as Terrorist Group

JNS.org - After resisting the requests of Israel and the United States for more than a year...

Saudi Airlines Blames Lack of Diplomatic Relations for Barring Israelis From Flights July 21, 2013 6:53 pm

Saudi Airlines Blames Lack of Diplomatic Relations for Barring Israelis From Flights

Saudi Arabian Airlines Director General Khalid Abdullah Almolhem said that the state-owned...

Syrian Deputy Prime Minister to Visit Russian Counterpart Amid Peace Conference Efforts July 19, 2013 10:37 am

Syrian Deputy Prime Minister to Visit Russian Counterpart Amid Peace Conference Efforts

Syrian Deputy Prime Minister Qadri Jamil is scheduled to meet with Russian Foreign Minister...

Argentine-Israeli Association Criticizes Engagement with Iran Over 1994 Bombing July 19, 2013 7:56 am

Argentine-Israeli Association Criticizes Engagement with Iran Over 1994 Bombing

JNS.org – On the 19th anniversary of the the bombing of the Argentine-Israeli Mutual...

Viral-News Site Buzzfeed Ranks ’32 Things Jewish Girls Can’t Resist’ July 18, 2013 11:47 am

Viral-News Site Buzzfeed Ranks ’32 Things Jewish Girls Can’t Resist’

A new list published by viral-news website Buzzfeed ranks the “32 Things Jewish Girls...

Terrorist Commander Adnan Rasheed Writes to Pakistani Girl Shot by Taliban July 18, 2013 11:41 am

Terrorist Commander Adnan Rasheed Writes to Pakistani Girl Shot by Taliban

Daily Mail – A Taliban commander has written to teenage schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai...

Papers: EU ‘Earthquake’ Directive Underscores Europe’s Irrelevance in the Region July 17, 2013 8:48 pm

Papers: EU ‘Earthquake’ Directive Underscores Europe’s Irrelevance in the Region

Analysts and pundits have continued to weigh in Tuesday on the European Union “Earthquake”...

Israeli-Made ‘Pencil Sharpener’ Device Peels Carrots, Vegetables (VIDEO) July 16, 2013 10:38 am

Israeli-Made ‘Pencil Sharpener’ Device Peels Carrots, Vegetables (VIDEO)

An Israeli has invented a tool that will shave time off of peeling carrots. The device? The...

UN Orders Israel to Pay $1.1 Million for Damages to UN Property in 1996 Lebanon July 16, 2013 10:18 am

UN Orders Israel to Pay $1.1 Million for Damages to UN Property in 1996 Lebanon

Washington Free Beacon – Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations criticized the...

Russia, China Block UN Censure of Iran July 16, 2013 7:49 am

Russia, China Block UN Censure of Iran

Ynet – A UN Security Council committee is split over whether Iran’s missile tests...

Thailand University Apologies for Hitler ‘Superhero’ Billboard After Wiesenthal Center Critique July 15, 2013 11:14 am

Thailand University Apologies for Hitler ‘Superhero’ Billboard After Wiesenthal Center Critique

Administrators at Thailand’s leading university have apologized for a student mural...

ADL Blasts ‘Vehemently Anti-Semitic’ TV Show ‘Khaybar’ Currently Airing in Middle East July 12, 2013 9:30 am

ADL Blasts ‘Vehemently Anti-Semitic’ TV Show ‘Khaybar’ Currently Airing in Middle East

The Anti Defamation League (ADL) Thursday condemned as “vehemently anti-Semitic”...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the deal is finalized Gadot will play Esther, a slave and Ben-Hur’s love interest. Actor Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his childhood friend Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. Ben-Hur fights for his freedom and vengeance with the help of Morgan Freeman’s character, who trains Ben-Hur how to win at chariot-racing. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    JNS.org – Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie are the American dream. So why do two young men who have built their lives in Israel have a GoFundMe crowd-funding webpage with the urgent message that they need $3,000 to travel to the U.S. to watch the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles square off for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League championship? Brothers Naftali and Yoni Schwartz, 27 and 25, respectively, are Kansas City natives. Even though they made aliyah with their [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Some 3,000 years ago, King David probably never imagined cars racing at 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour) through the ancient capital of the Jewish people. But on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, thousands of Israelis lined the streets to watch Porsche, Audi, and Ferrari race cars fly through the capital against the backdrop of the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, and other city landmarks. The second annual non-competitive Jerusalem Formula One Road Show had been [...]

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  • Israel Sports NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday. Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.” When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube video, posted online on Tuesday, shows Rabbi Fishel Zaklos of Chabad of Naples shooting hoops with the Florida politician, who played basketball in high school and at Purdue University in Indiana. The game took place in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish center run by Zaklos. During the 1-minute clip, Zaklos scores two impressive [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    JNS.org – Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, routed his former team in an exhibition game on Sunday, with the Cavaliers dominating Maccabi 107-80 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 20,562 fans in attendance witnessed Lebron James’s first appearance in a Cavaliers uniform since he left the club in free agency for the Miami Heat four years ago. [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz said on Wednesday that he will not eat anything between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday in observation of Yom Kippur, ESPN reported. “If I was playing, I wouldn’t fast, because I’ve got to be able to fuel myself to play,” said the Jewish athlete, who is on short-term leave due to a toe injury. “But it’s not that tough, really. I’ll eat dinner at 5:00 Friday, then I’ll go to services and I’ll just [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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