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U.S. Prepares for Possible Strike on Syria August 28, 2013 8:26 am

U.S. Prepares for Possible Strike on Syria

CNN – Warships armed with cruise missiles plow the waters of the eastern Mediterranean...

New Book Profiles Jewish Nazi Hunter Who Aided Capture of Auschwitz Commander Rudolph Höss August 20, 2013 9:03 pm

New Book Profiles Jewish Nazi Hunter Who Aided Capture of Auschwitz Commander Rudolph Höss

A new book, recently published, profiles a little known yet instrumental figure in the capture...

Israel’s UN Ambassador Slams Hezbollah’s Nasrallah for Supporting ‘Murderous Campaign Against the Syrian People’ August 20, 2013 3:06 pm

Israel’s UN Ambassador Slams Hezbollah’s Nasrallah for Supporting ‘Murderous Campaign Against the Syrian People’

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, Ron Prosor, denounced Lebanon based terror group...

UN Nuclear Chief: Still ‘Fundamental Difference of Views’ Between Israel, Arabs on Nuclear Issue August 20, 2013 9:22 am

UN Nuclear Chief: Still ‘Fundamental Difference of Views’ Between Israel, Arabs on Nuclear Issue

JPost – VIENNA – UN atomic agency chief Yukiya Amano has not been able to narrow...

Esther Meshoe, Daughter of Prominent South African MP, ‘Saddened’ by ‘Propaganda’ Accusing Israel of Apartheid (VIDEO) August 19, 2013 1:30 pm

Esther Meshoe, Daughter of Prominent South African MP, ‘Saddened’ by ‘Propaganda’ Accusing Israel of Apartheid (VIDEO)

Another prominent South African voice spoke up for Israel this past week, slamming the “propaganda”...

Ban Ki-moon Admits United Nations Anti-Israel Bias August 17, 2013 3:30 pm

Ban Ki-moon Admits United Nations Anti-Israel Bias

JNS.org - In a rare admission, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Friday...

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to Meet Israel President Peres, Preside Over ‘Model UN’ August 16, 2013 2:28 am

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to Meet Israel President Peres, Preside Over ‘Model UN’

Israeli President Shimon Peres will meet on Friday with UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon...

Walt Disney Scion: ‘Anti-Israel Donald Duck’ Comments Are ‘Repellent’ August 15, 2013 2:13 pm

Walt Disney Scion: ‘Anti-Israel Donald Duck’ Comments Are ‘Repellent’

The grand-niece of Disney co-founder Walt Disney has responded to the controversial anti-Israel...

Report: US Quietly Backed EU Settlement Sanctions August 14, 2013 3:59 pm

Report: US Quietly Backed EU Settlement Sanctions

The United States quietly supported new EU sanctions against West Bank settlements, a senior...

Non-Jewish Australian Maccabi Coach Convicted of Sex Abuse August 14, 2013 1:50 pm

Non-Jewish Australian Maccabi Coach Convicted of Sex Abuse

JNS.org - An Australian Maccabi coach of a basketball team was convicted and incarcerated...

Online Hate Prevention Institute Denounces Holocaust-Denying Facebook Account, Calls on Social Media Companies to be ‘Socially Responsible’ August 13, 2013 12:50 pm

Online Hate Prevention Institute Denounces Holocaust-Denying Facebook Account, Calls on Social Media Companies to be ‘Socially Responsible’

Australia’s Online Hate Prevention Institute denounced a Facebook account Tuesday for...

Washington Post: Iran Luring Latin American Students to Tehran for Indoctrination, Program Headed by AMIA Bombing Suspect August 11, 2013 11:55 am

Washington Post: Iran Luring Latin American Students to Tehran for Indoctrination, Program Headed by AMIA Bombing Suspect

In an attempt to bolster its international reach through “soft power” methods,...

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    JNS.org – There is one sentence in “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel” that made me sit up in surprise. I thought that I knew the basic facts about how Israel came into being, but while describing what it was like in the days and hours before the state was declared, author Anita Shapira provides one important anecdote I was not aware of. On the 12th of May, the Zionist Executive met to decide what to do. Moshe Sharrett had just returned [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    An actress starring in the controversial Met Opera The Death of Klinghoffer defended the show on Tuesday by comparing it to the 1993 Holocaust film Schindler’s List, New York Post reported. “To me, this was like [the movie] Schindler’s List. We make art so people won’t forget,’’ said the actress, who plays a captured passenger in the show and asked not to be identified. The Met Opera focuses on the infamous murder of Lower East Side Jewish resident Leon Klinghoffer, 69. The wheelchair-bound father of [...]

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  • Analysis Arts and Culture Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    Beyond ‘Klinghoffer’: Opera’s Composer, Librettist Have Broader Jewish Problem

    JNS.org – One of the most controversial operas in recent memory, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” debuted Oct. 20 at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. The Met has scheduled seven more performances through November. The first staging did not occur without protest, as about 400 demonstrators—including Jewish communal and nationally recognized leaders—came to Lincoln Center to denounce the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel opera. “Klinghoffer,” the creation of composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman, premiered in 1991—with few additional stagings. The opera is based [...]

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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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