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Suspected Hate Crime  in New Zealand: 4-Year-Old Jewish Boy Hit November 23, 2014 11:23 am

Suspected Hate Crime in New Zealand: 4-Year-Old Jewish Boy Hit

The Guardian – A suspected hate crime against a four-year-old Jewish boy has prompted...

Foreign Press Association Rejects Israeli Accusation Against Media of Providing Support for Terror With Inaccurate Reports November 20, 2014 11:07 am

Foreign Press Association Rejects Israeli Accusation Against Media of Providing Support for Terror With Inaccurate Reports

Times of Israel – The Foreign Press Association on Wednesday dismissed accusations by...

CBS Blasted for Claiming Jerusalem Slayings Took Place at ‘Contested Religious Site’ November 20, 2014 9:13 am

CBS Blasted for Claiming Jerusalem Slayings Took Place at ‘Contested Religious Site’

The CBS This Morning news show was attacked by media watchdog Honest Reporting for claiming...

Spain’s Ruling Popular Party Rejects Recognition of Palestinian Statehood November 19, 2014 12:24 pm

Spain’s Ruling Popular Party Rejects Recognition of Palestinian Statehood

JNS.org – Spain’s ruling Popular Party rejected unilateral recognition of Palestinian...

Stakes Are High for Iranian Nuclear Deal as Last Round of Talks Begin in Vienna November 18, 2014 7:42 am

Stakes Are High for Iranian Nuclear Deal as Last Round of Talks Begin in Vienna

BBC – Few people believe Iran and the six world powers it is negotiating with will be...

UNESCO Removes Gazan From List of ‘Journalists Killed in Wars’ After Hamas Membership Revealed November 16, 2014 5:32 pm

UNESCO Removes Gazan From List of ‘Journalists Killed in Wars’ After Hamas Membership Revealed

UNESCO on Friday removed Palestinian Abdullah Murtaja from their list of “journalists...

World Jewish Congress Chief Ronald Lauder: Recent Anti-Israel Riots ‘Looked More Like 1936 Than 2014′ November 13, 2014 8:45 pm

World Jewish Congress Chief Ronald Lauder: Recent Anti-Israel Riots ‘Looked More Like 1936 Than 2014′

World Jewish Congress (WJC) president Ronald Lauder compared anti-Israel protests during the...

Iran Says it Responded to Obama’s Letter to Khamenei November 13, 2014 11:44 am

Iran Says it Responded to Obama’s Letter to Khamenei

AP – A top official in Iran says the Islamic Republic has written back in response to...

Anti-Semitism Up 35 Percent in Australia Over Past Year November 12, 2014 11:57 am

Anti-Semitism Up 35 Percent in Australia Over Past Year

JNS.org – Anti-Semitism has increased by 35 percent over the past year in Australia,...

Russia Announces Plan to Build New Nuclear Reactors in Iran as Deadline for Deal Approaches November 12, 2014 11:49 am

Russia Announces Plan to Build New Nuclear Reactors in Iran as Deadline for Deal Approaches

CNN – Russia has announced plans to build new nuclear reactors in Iran — a move...

Hostile Media Coverage of Israel Fueled Anti-Semitic Outbursts in Australia, Jewish Group Reports November 11, 2014 6:04 pm

Hostile Media Coverage of Israel Fueled Anti-Semitic Outbursts in Australia, Jewish Group Reports

Five teenage drunkards storming a school bus of Jewish children while screaming “Palestine”...

Anti-Semitic Incidents Take Place in Europe, South America November 6, 2014 6:40 pm

Anti-Semitic Incidents Take Place in Europe, South America

JNS.org – Several attacks against Jews and Jewish sites have been reported in South...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    Hamas Commander Reportedly Urges Hezbollah to Join Forces Against Israel

    JNS.org – Five months after Israeli forces tried to assassinate Hamas military commander Mohammed Deif in Gaza, Deif appears to have signed a letter that the terrorist group claims he wrote in hiding. The letter, addressed to Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah, expressed Deif’s condolences for the death of Hezbollah terrorists during Sunday’s reported Israeli airstrike in Syria. Deif is said to have survived multiple assassination attempts, but he has not been seen in public for years. According to the Hezbollah-linked Al-Manar [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    Shlomo Carlebach Musical Has the Soul to Heal Frayed Race Relations

    JNS.org – The cracks that had been simply painted over for so long began to show in Ferguson, Mo., in November 2014, but in truth they had begun to open wide much earlier—on Saturday, July 13, 2013. That is when a jury in Sanford, Fla., acquitted George Zimmerman of culpability for the death of a 17-year-old black man, Trayvon Martin. The cracks receded from view over time, as other news obscured them. Then came the evening of Aug. 9, 2014, [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    ‘Homeland’ Season Finale Stirs Controversy After Comparing Menachem Begin to Taliban Leader

    A controversial scene in the season finale of Homeland sparked outrage by comparing former Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin to a fictional Taliban leader, the UK’s Daily Mail reported. In the season 4 finale episode, which aired on Dec. 21, CIA black ops director Dar Adal, played by F. Murray Abraham, justifies a deal he made with a Taliban leader by referencing Begin. He makes the remarks in a conversation with former CIA director Saul Berenson, a Jewish character played by Mandy [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Placing Matisyahu Back Within a Life of Observance

    Shining Light on Fiction During the North Korea-Sony saga, we learned two important lessons. The first is that there are two sides to this story, and neither of them are correct because ultimately we should have neither inappropriate movies nor dictators. The second is that we cannot remain entirely fixed on the religious world, but we also must see beyond the external, secular view of reality. It’s important to ground our Torah-based thoughts into real-life activism. To view our act [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    Nine Decades of Moses at the Movies

    JNS.org – Hollywood has had its share of big-budget biblical flops, but until now, the Exodus narrative has not been among them. Studios have brought Moses to the big screen sparingly, but in ways that defined the image and character of Moses for each generation of audiences. The first biblical epic In 1923, director Cecil B. DeMille left it to the American public to decide the subject of his next movie for Paramount. DeMille received a letter from a mechanic [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    Exodus on Screen (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – The story of the Exodus from Egypt is a tale as old as time itself, to borrow a turn of phrase. It’s retold every Passover, both at the seder table and whenever “The Ten Commandments” is aired on television. But the latest adaptation—Ridley Scott’s epic film, “Exodus: Gods and Kings”—fails to meet expectations. Scott’s “Exodus” alters the source material to service the story and ground the tale, but the attempt to reinvent the biblical narrative becomes laughable. Moses [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Lifestyle ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    ‘Jewish Food Movement’ Comes of Age

    JNS.org - In December 2007, leaders of the Hazon nonprofit drafted seven-year goals for what they coined as the “Jewish Food Movement,” which has since been characterized by the increased prioritization of healthy eating, sustainable agriculture, and food-related activism in the Jewish community. What do the next seven years hold in store? “One thing I would like to see happen in the next seven years is [regarding] the issue of sugar, soda, and obesity, [seeing] what would it be like to rally the [...]

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  • Blogs Education Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    Seeds of ‘Start-Up Nation’ Cultivated by Israel Sci-Tech Schools

    JNS.org – Forget the dioramas. How about working on an Israeli Air Force drone? That’s exactly the kind of beyond-their-years access enjoyed by students at the Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) industrial vocational high school run by Israel Sci-Tech Schools, the largest education network in the Jewish state. More than 300 students (250 on the high school level and 68 at a two-year vocational academy) get hands-on training in the disciplines of aviation mechanics, electricity and energy control, and unmanned air [...]

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