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At Memorial Service South Africa’s Chief Rabbi Compares Nelson Mandela to Biblical Joseph December 10, 2013 12:00 pm

At Memorial Service South Africa’s Chief Rabbi Compares Nelson Mandela to Biblical Joseph

At the memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, attended by world leaders, South Africa’s...

World Leaders Gather for Mandela Memorial Service December 10, 2013 9:44 am

World Leaders Gather for Mandela Memorial Service

BBC – Tens of thousands of South Africans have joined dozens of world leaders for the...

At South Africa Synagogue, Attendance for Mandela Memorial Tops High Holidays December 9, 2013 12:35 pm

At South Africa Synagogue, Attendance for Mandela Memorial Tops High Holidays

As many around the world turned out at the weekend for memorial services to honor the iconic...

Netanyahu: Iran’s Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons Greatest Threat to Peaceful, Stable Middle East December 9, 2013 10:38 am

Netanyahu: Iran’s Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons Greatest Threat to Peaceful, Stable Middle East

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday began an official meeting with Guatemalan...

Ukrainian Jews Fear for Their Safety – ‘We Are on High Alert’ December 8, 2013 12:49 pm

Ukrainian Jews Fear for Their Safety – ‘We Are on High Alert’

With some 200,000 Ukrainians in Kiev’s Independence Square to protest the government,...

Israeli Minister Peretz Talks Reconciliation in Turkey December 6, 2013 1:21 pm

Israeli Minister Peretz Talks Reconciliation in Turkey

Israeli Environment Minister Amir Peretz on Thursday spoke about reconciliation with the...

Netanyahu: Mandela Will be Remembered as ‘Moral Leader of the Highest Order’ December 6, 2013 10:12 am

Netanyahu: Mandela Will be Remembered as ‘Moral Leader of the Highest Order’

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday said Nelson Mandela, who passed on Thursday...

South Africa’s Chief Rabbi on Mandela: ‘Today We Are All Mourners’ December 6, 2013 10:04 am

South Africa’s Chief Rabbi on Mandela: ‘Today We Are All Mourners’

South Africa’s Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein on Friday said the Jewish community would...

Jewish Groups Mourn Death of Nelson Mandela December 5, 2013 8:24 pm

Jewish Groups Mourn Death of Nelson Mandela

JNS.org – Nelson Mandela, a revered South African leader who was instrumental in the...

Anti-Apartheid Icon Nelson Mandela Dead at 95 December 5, 2013 6:14 pm

Anti-Apartheid Icon Nelson Mandela Dead at 95

BBC – South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela...

Jewish Leaders Denounce United Church of Canada’s BDS Campaign December 5, 2013 2:10 pm

Jewish Leaders Denounce United Church of Canada’s BDS Campaign

JNS.org – Jewish leaders condemned a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign...

American Studies Association Leaders Endorse Israel Boycott December 5, 2013 10:36 am

American Studies Association Leaders Endorse Israel Boycott

JNS.org – The national council of the American Studies Association (ASA) on Wednesday...

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  • Sports US & Canada Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    JNS.org – An organization whose work focuses on the estimated population of 500,000-800,000 Israeli Americans congratulated David Blatt, the Jewish head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers and a longtime Israel-based coach, for clinching an appearance in the NBA Finals. The Israeli-American Council (IAC), whose stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation, and to provide a bridge to [...]

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  • Food US & Canada Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to keep its entire line kosher, Marketing Director Alison Gilbert told AOL’s morning show Rise recently. “It’s kind of funny, a lot of people look for bacon in our ice cream, which is probably not gonna happen because all of our ice cream is kosher,” she said, referring to Jewish dietary restrictions that proscribe the consumption of pig [...]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli athletes at a world Judo championship in Morocco reportedly faced antisemitic slurs during the competition, news site WorldNetDaily reported on Monday. “We will murder you,” and “you’re not wanted here, go home,” were among the vituperative attacks directed at the Israeli Judo Association team, which was in Morocco last week for the World Masters Judo Tournament. According to Haaretz, each Israeli teammate was met with boos and jeers upon entering a fight. Additionally, no Israeli flags were present at [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation, which strives to combat bullying among young people. “Your philosophies are so in line with ours,” she said of the ADL upon accepting the Making a Difference Award in a videotaped message, which was shown at a ceremony in New York City. “We want to help young people know that their feelings and who they are on [...]

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  • Music Personalities At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    JNS.org – Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side. This month, the singer-songwriter released the CD (May 12) and iTunes (on May 8 of this year) formats of his latest album, Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, which features live recordings from his world tours in 2012 and 2013. Last year, Cohen’s Popular Problems was voted by Rolling Stone [...]

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  • Europe Sports FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    JNS.org – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) head Sepp Blatter said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that contrary to Palestinian complaints, Israel has not violated any FIFA statutes and should not be suspended from international soccer’s governing body. “We should not come to one federation saying we will exclude them,” said Blatter, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If the national association is fulfilling its obligations then there is no need to intervene,” he said. “I’m on a [...]

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  • Featured Middle East Sports Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) said on Tuesday it was “appalled” by a Palestinian Football Association initiative to suspend Israel from FIFA, calling it another “front waged in the context of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign.” “We are appalled at the temerity of the Palestinan Football Association (PFA) demand that FIFA suspend Israel at your forthcoming Congress in Zurich,” wrote the group’s international relations director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, in a letter to FIFA President Joseph [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

    Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

    The lead actor in Son of Saul, an Auschwitz thriller featured at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, told the UK’s The Guardian that he believes God was “holding the hand” of each Jew who died in the Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust. “I do not for one nanosecond like to pretend that God is off the hook. He could and should have stopped it at a much earlier stage,” Géza Röhrig, 48, said. ”But I would not be able to get [...]

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