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Watchdog Group Highlights Anti-Israel Credentials of Amnesty International’s Researchers February 27, 2014 4:23 pm

Watchdog Group Highlights Anti-Israel Credentials of Amnesty International’s Researchers

As Amnesty International published an anonymous 85-page report condemning Israel on Thursday,...

Israeli Companies Win Five Awards at Barcelona High-Tech Expo February 27, 2014 10:57 am

Israeli Companies Win Five Awards at Barcelona High-Tech Expo

JNS.org - Israeli companies took home five awards at the Mobile World Congress convention...

Pew Survey: Palestinian Arabs Dislike America More Than Any Other Group February 24, 2014 10:51 am

Pew Survey: Palestinian Arabs Dislike America More Than Any Other Group

A new Pew Research Center survey showed that people living under the Palestinian Authority...

Ukraine Protesters Call on Jewish Oligarchs to Ask President to Step Down February 21, 2014 10:46 am

Ukraine Protesters Call on Jewish Oligarchs to Ask President to Step Down

As the death toll in Ukrainian anti-government riots reached 75  on Friday, an unnamed protester,...

Anne Frank Diary, Hundreds of Holocaust Books Found Vandalized in Tokyo Library February 21, 2014 10:02 am

Anne Frank Diary, Hundreds of Holocaust Books Found Vandalized in Tokyo Library

JNS.org - Hundreds of copies of the “Diary of Anne Frank,” along with other books on the...

Following Scarlett Johansson Furor, Oxfam Threatened With Lawsuit for Providing Aid to Branches of Terror Group February 20, 2014 9:16 am

Following Scarlett Johansson Furor, Oxfam Threatened With Lawsuit for Providing Aid to Branches of Terror Group

Global charity Oxfam has been threatened with criminal and civil lawsuits for funding branches...

IDF, Watchdog Group Criticize Australian Media Report on Palestinian Children February 19, 2014 6:05 pm

IDF, Watchdog Group Criticize Australian Media Report on Palestinian Children

JNS.org – The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the media watchdog group the Committee...

American Jewish Committee Condemns Violence in Ukraine Protests February 19, 2014 2:50 pm

American Jewish Committee Condemns Violence in Ukraine Protests

JNS.org – The American Jewish Committee (AJC) has condemned the escalating violence...

Iranian Army Commander: U.S. ‘Humiliated’ by Iran February 19, 2014 1:46 pm

Iranian Army Commander: U.S. ‘Humiliated’ by Iran

Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, on...

Israel-Peru Ties Strengthened Through President’s Visit to Jewish State February 18, 2014 9:13 pm

Israel-Peru Ties Strengthened Through President’s Visit to Jewish State

JNS.org - Israeli President Shimon Peres on Monday welcomed Peruvian President Ollanta...

Russian Website Blames ‘Jewish Masonry’ for Referee Decision at Sochi Olympics February 18, 2014 10:15 am

Russian Website Blames ‘Jewish Masonry’ for Referee Decision at Sochi Olympics

New York Post – After a heated U.S.-Russia hockey match at the Sochi Olympics on Saturday,...

Israeli-Dutch Partnership Financing Solar Plant in Rwanda February 17, 2014 11:32 pm

Israeli-Dutch Partnership Financing Solar Plant in Rwanda

JNS.org - An Israeli company is partnering with a Dutch solar developer to finance the...

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    Romirowsky and Joffe’s book Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief is an important volume for those interested in truly understanding the origins of the Palestinian refugee issue. Utilizing a treasure trove of newly released documents, the authors link UNRWA’s (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine) origins to the Quakers/American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). For those readers who thought they knew most of the Middle East story, Romirowsky and Joffe’s version provides another twist. The authors meticulously [...]

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    JNS.org – In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” From Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

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