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Kerry Says Upcoming Nuclear Talks Last Chance for Deal With Iran March 15, 2015 12:26 pm

Kerry Says Upcoming Nuclear Talks Last Chance for Deal With Iran

CBS News – Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Switzerland Sunday for a marathon...

World Powers Discuss Resolution to Lift UN Sanctions on Iran, Officials Say March 13, 2015 11:31 am

World Powers Discuss Resolution to Lift UN Sanctions on Iran, Officials Say

Reuters – Major world powers have begun talks about a United Nations Security Council...

Former Russian Jewish Leader Calls for Prominent Ukrainian Jews to be Hanged March 13, 2015 11:26 am

Former Russian Jewish Leader Calls for Prominent Ukrainian Jews to be Hanged

JTA – A former leader of Russian Jews said he would like to hang prominent Ukrainian...

Australia Spokesman for Islamist Group Calls Jews ‘Most Evil Creatures of Allah’, Declares ‘They Will Pay With Blood’ (VIDEO) March 13, 2015 8:26 am

Australia Spokesman for Islamist Group Calls Jews ‘Most Evil Creatures of Allah’, Declares ‘They Will Pay With Blood’ (VIDEO)

A spokesman in Australia for the extreme Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir threatened to make...

South African Jewish Group Raises Concern Over Growing BDS-Linked Antisemitism March 11, 2015 2:39 pm

South African Jewish Group Raises Concern Over Growing BDS-Linked Antisemitism

JNS.org – The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) released a statement...

UN Panel Investigating Gaza War Asks for Extension on Report March 10, 2015 10:16 am

UN Panel Investigating Gaza War Asks for Extension on Report

JNS.org – A United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) panel that is investigating...

At Israel Trade Event in South Africa BDS Supporters Threaten to ‘Kill Jews’ March 9, 2015 9:42 pm

At Israel Trade Event in South Africa BDS Supporters Threaten to ‘Kill Jews’

Supporters of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement threatened...

Nigerian Terror Group Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance to Islamic State March 7, 2015 8:50 pm

Nigerian Terror Group Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance to Islamic State

JNS.org – The Nigerian terrorist organization Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to the...

Forensic Tests Prove Argentinian Prosecutor Nisman Was Murdered, Family Says March 6, 2015 6:24 am

Forensic Tests Prove Argentinian Prosecutor Nisman Was Murdered, Family Says

BBC- Independent tests show that Argentine special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered,...

Britain’s Prince William Meets Israeli Aid Workers in Japan While Visiting Earthquake Disaster Sites March 5, 2015 3:33 pm

Britain’s Prince William Meets Israeli Aid Workers in Japan While Visiting Earthquake Disaster Sites

Britain’s Prince William met with relief staff from the Israeli humanitarian group IsraAID...

Report: Dutch Police Investigating Sale of ‘Holocaust Soap’ Allegedly Made From Jewish Bodies March 5, 2015 12:28 pm

Report: Dutch Police Investigating Sale of ‘Holocaust Soap’ Allegedly Made From Jewish Bodies

Ynet – The Dutch newspaper NRC reported Wednesday that police in north Holland are investigating...

Argentine Judge Dismisses Iran Cover-Up Case Against President Kirchner February 27, 2015 10:35 am

Argentine Judge Dismisses Iran Cover-Up Case Against President Kirchner

JNS.org - An Argentine federal judge has dismissed a complaint against President Cristina...

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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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  • Music Backstreet Boys Singer Howie D Gushes Over Masada During Israel Trip

    Backstreet Boys Singer Howie D Gushes Over Masada During Israel Trip

    Backstreet Boys singer Howie Dorough took to Instagram on Tuesday to marvel about climbing the famed Masada fortress with his band during their visit to Israel, where they will perform this week for the first time. The group’s second day of sightseeing in the Jewish state included the Masada hike, and taking a mud bath at the Dead Sea. A picture from the band’s official Twitter page shows the five singers covered in mud. While relaxing in the Dead Sea, [...]

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  • Book Reviews US & Canada ‘Arms and the Dudes:’ New Book, Film Detail How Ex-Orthodox Yeshiva Guys Became Top Suppliers for Afghan Army

    ‘Arms and the Dudes:’ New Book, Film Detail How Ex-Orthodox Yeshiva Guys Became Top Suppliers for Afghan Army

    A new book and its upcoming film adaptation tell the true story of how three former yeshiva students who habitually smoked marijuana scored a $300 million contract from the U.S. government to supply weapons for the Afghan Army, the New York Daily News reported on Sunday. Arms and the Dudes details how the Miami Beach potheads became “the most unlikely gunrunners in history,” according to the book’s author, investigative reporter Guy Lawson. The tale begins with Efraim Diveroli, nephew of [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Natalie Portman: Israel-Themed ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ Not Political

    Natalie Portman: Israel-Themed ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ Not Political

    JNS.org – Natalie Portman, who directs and stars in the new Hebrew-language film adaptation of author Amos Oz’s A Tale of Love and Darkness, says that despite Oz’s record as a vocal left-wing critic of Israel, her film is not political. Like the book on which it is based, Portman’s film is about a young boy at the time of the founding of the state of Israel. “I think the movie is very much about this very particular, specific family story. Of [...]

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