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‘Israel is an Apartheid State That Should Be Fully Isolated,’ Say South African Students, in ‘Apology’ for Call to Expel Jews February 13, 2015 12:54 pm

‘Israel is an Apartheid State That Should Be Fully Isolated,’ Say South African Students, in ‘Apology’ for Call to Expel Jews

The student representative council at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) in South Africa...

Jewish Parliamentarian in Argentina Accuses Iran of ‘Killing’ AMIA Bombing Investigator Alberto Nisman February 13, 2015 12:24 pm

Jewish Parliamentarian in Argentina Accuses Iran of ‘Killing’ AMIA Bombing Investigator Alberto Nisman

A prominent Jewish member of Argentina’s parliament has accused Iran of being behind...

Alberto Nisman’s Ex-Wife Criticizes Investigation Into Argentinian Prosecutor’s Death February 13, 2015 10:35 am

Alberto Nisman’s Ex-Wife Criticizes Investigation Into Argentinian Prosecutor’s Death

Daily Mail/ AP – The ex-wife of the prosecutor whose mysterious death has rocked Argentina...

Hillel President Vows to Stop Hatred Against Jewish Students After Call to Expel Jews From South African University February 12, 2015 5:41 pm

Hillel President Vows to Stop Hatred Against Jewish Students After Call to Expel Jews From South African University

Hillel International President and CEO Eric Fingerhut vowed on Thursday that his organization...

South African University Rejects Student Council’s Call for Expulsion of Jews, Brands Demand ‘Totally Unacceptable’ February 11, 2015 3:17 pm

South African University Rejects Student Council’s Call for Expulsion of Jews, Brands Demand ‘Totally Unacceptable’

The vice chancellor of Durban University of Technology  (DUT) in South Africa on Wednesday...

Argentina Investigates DNA of Second Person Found in Prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s Home February 11, 2015 11:02 am

Argentina Investigates DNA of Second Person Found in Prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s Home

Guardian – Forensic science experts have found DNA evidence of a second person in the...

How a New York Psychologist and an Israeli Humanitarian Organization Are Helping Sierra Leone Stand Up to Ebola (INTERVIEW) February 9, 2015 6:41 pm

How a New York Psychologist and an Israeli Humanitarian Organization Are Helping Sierra Leone Stand Up to Ebola (INTERVIEW)

“Everyone thinks about the desperate needs that people have in the aftermath of a disaster,”...

Top Israeli Soccer Coach Avram Grant Leads Ghana Into African Cup of Nations Final February 6, 2015 3:11 pm

Top Israeli Soccer Coach Avram Grant Leads Ghana Into African Cup of Nations Final

Leading Israeli soccer coach Avram Grant is celebrating his 60th birthday today with added...

Uruguay Reportedly Expels Iranian Diplomat Following Bomb Scare Near Israeli Embassy February 6, 2015 10:29 am

Uruguay Reportedly Expels Iranian Diplomat Following Bomb Scare Near Israeli Embassy

JNS.org - Uruguay has expelled a senior Iranian diplomat over a partial explosion last month...

Head of UNESCO Vetoes Palestinian Posters, Citing Concerns Over Antisemitism February 4, 2015 1:47 pm

Head of UNESCO Vetoes Palestinian Posters, Citing Concerns Over Antisemitism

The head of UNESCO, the United Nations cultural agency, has a rejected a collection of Palestinian...

Draft of Arrest Warrant for Argentine President Fernández de Kirchner  Discovered in Garbage of Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman February 3, 2015 4:25 pm

Draft of Arrest Warrant for Argentine President Fernández de Kirchner Discovered in Garbage of Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman

Alberto Nisman, the Argentine Special Prosecutor who was found dead in suspicious circumstance...

Alberto Nisman Death Investigator Claims Bullet Entered From Back of Head, Further Undermining Suicide Claim February 2, 2015 12:27 pm

Alberto Nisman Death Investigator Claims Bullet Entered From Back of Head, Further Undermining Suicide Claim

Viviana Fein, the top Argentine official investigating the death in mysterious circumstance...

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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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