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Failure to Detect Atomic Programs in Iraq, North Korea Shadow Iranian Nuclear Talks July 2, 2015 10:02 am

Failure to Detect Atomic Programs in Iraq, North Korea Shadow Iranian Nuclear Talks

Their inability to detect clandestine atomic programs in Iraq and North Korea shadows Western...

South African Jewish Group Brings Charges Against ‘I Love Hitler’ Student Activist June 30, 2015 6:10 pm

South African Jewish Group Brings Charges Against ‘I Love Hitler’ Student Activist

The South Africa Jewish Board of Deputies brought charges of hate speech against the former...

Iran, Powers Set to Miss Nuclear Deal Deadline as Agreement Remains Elusive June 30, 2015 9:36 am

Iran, Powers Set to Miss Nuclear Deal Deadline as Agreement Remains Elusive

Iran and six world powers ramped up negotiations on Tuesday after accepting they would miss...

Negotiators Facing Significant Obstacles in Nuclear Talks With Iran June 28, 2015 11:22 am

Negotiators Facing Significant Obstacles in Nuclear Talks With Iran

After nearly a decade of international diplomacy, negotiators are trying to reach a final...

Korean Jew Says Antisemitic Stereotypes in Korea Are Actually Just Compliments June 26, 2015 8:21 pm

Korean Jew Says Antisemitic Stereotypes in Korea Are Actually Just Compliments

The Anti-Defamation League may have indicated that more than half of South Koreans harbor...

Israel, Saudi Arabia Have World’s Largest Military Budgets as Percentage of GDP June 26, 2015 8:08 pm

Israel, Saudi Arabia Have World’s Largest Military Budgets as Percentage of GDP

The two countries spending the highest percentage of their gross domestic product on defense...

After Confederate Flag Ban, Major Jewish Group Demands Amazon ‘Revisit’ Policy for Nazi, Hamas Banners June 26, 2015 12:19 pm

After Confederate Flag Ban, Major Jewish Group Demands Amazon ‘Revisit’ Policy for Nazi, Hamas Banners

Just days after online retailer Amazon announced a ban on Confederate flags, a major Jewish...

At Least 27 Killed, Including Tourists, in Attack at Tunisian Beachfront Hotel June 26, 2015 9:58 am

At Least 27 Killed, Including Tourists, in Attack at Tunisian Beachfront Hotel

At least 27 people, including foreign tourists, were killed when at least one gunman opened...

Global Jewish Population Approaches Pre-Holocaust Level June 26, 2015 9:45 am

Global Jewish Population Approaches Pre-Holocaust Level

JNS.org – The current global Jewish population is about 14.2 million, according to...

Report: Since Inception, UNHRC Condemned Israel More Than Rest of World’s Countries Combined June 25, 2015 11:51 am

Report: Since Inception, UNHRC Condemned Israel More Than Rest of World’s Countries Combined

Since its inception nine years ago, the United Nations Human Rights Council has issued more...

Though Relatively Low Overall, Traffic to BDS Websites Rises June 25, 2015 9:34 am

Though Relatively Low Overall, Traffic to BDS Websites Rises

JNS.org – A poll for the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth conducted by SimilarWeb...

Israeli Embassy Teams With Filipino Foundation to Launch Tech Start-Up Contest June 24, 2015 10:16 am

Israeli Embassy Teams With Filipino Foundation to Launch Tech Start-Up Contest

JNS.org – The Israeli Embassy in the Philippines has teamed up with the Filipino foundation...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Jewish former CNN host Larry King asked a Saudi Arabian fan if taking pictures with Jews is allowed in his country, before agreeing to pose for a photo with the man, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The world-famous interviewer was leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington, D.C. with a New York Times reporter when a “dark-skinned man” approached and asked to take a picture with him, according to the publication. Whereupon, King asked the fan where he was from. When the man said Saudi […]

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  • Europe Sports Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    British-Jewish business tycoon Lord Alan Sugar joked on Wednesday that London synagogues will likely be empty during Yom Kippur with congregants fleeing to watch the match-up of two leading English soccer teams known for having hordes of Jewish fans. “Spurs V Arsenal cup game drawn on most important Jewish festival,” Lord Sugar pointed out on Twitter. “Both teams have loads of Jewish fans. Conclusion Synagogues will be empty.” North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC will go head-to-head in the Capital One Cup third-round […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Two Jewish men were the only unwitting participants in a social experiment conducted by Jimmy Kimmel, for his popular TV show. As part of a candid-camera-like sketch featured Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host devised different street scenes to observe human behavior — in particular, to see how long it would take people walking down California’s bustling Hollywood Boulevard to notice and interact with others in distress. One scene involved a man in a Spongebob Squarepants costume who had “fallen down” on the sidewalk and needed help […]

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  • Education US & Canada International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    A major Jewish organization rebuked actress Natalie Portman on Monday for saying in a recent interview that Jews put too much emphasis on teaching about the Holocaust relative to other genocides. The Israeli-born movie star told the U.K.’s Independent that the Jewish community needs to examine how much focus it puts on Holocaust education over other issues. She said she was shocked when she learned that a genocide was taking place in Rwanda while she was in school learning only about the horrors of the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    JNS.org – A new book that draws parallels between the Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakba (the Arabic term for the displacement of Palestinian refugees during Israel’s War of Independence) has sparked outrage ahead of an official book launch, to be hosted by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute on Sept. 7. The Zionist organization Im Tirtzu wrote a letter to the institute demanding that it cancel an event it planned in honor of the book’s authors, under the title The Holocaust and […]

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  • Education US & Canada Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Famed actress Natalie Portman warned on Friday against the use of Holocaust education to evoke fear and paranoia. In an interview with the U.K. Independent she added that the trauma should make Jews more empathetic to others who have also experienced hatred. “Sometimes it can be subverted to fearmongering and like ‘Another Holocaust is going to happen,’” the Israeli-American star said. “We need to, of course, be aware that hatred exists, antisemitism exists against all sorts of people, not in the same way. I […]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    The Tribalist, by Louis Marano, is ostensibly a work of fiction but at its core a kind of love song by a gentile journalist for the State of Israel, and especially its secular Zionist core. (Because of the relentless attacks by left-wing polemicists on Israel’s allegedly “messianic” fringe, it’s often forgotten that most of Israel’s founders and all its leaders have been secular Zionists.) The author, the product of an Italian-American family in Buffalo, served two tours of duty in […]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    JNS.org – Rugelach (singular: rugala) are a beloved traditional Jewish pastry, with a quirky history to boot, but they often present a kosher conundrum. Though parve rugelach are often a preferred dessert after a meat meal for those observing kosher laws (which stipulate a waiting period between eating meat and dairy), some of today’s most popular rugelach are known for their dairy fillings. Pastry chef Paula Shoyer—author of the books “The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy” and […]

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