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Chinese Companies Agree to Pay $4.4 Billion for Israeli Social Casino Game August 1, 2016 9:59 am

Chinese Companies Agree to Pay $4.4 Billion for Israeli Social Casino Game

A consortium of Chinese companies led by Giant has agreed to pay $4.4 billion for Playtika,...

Rio de Janeiro Boosts Security as Terror Threat Looms Ahead of 2016 Olympic Games July 29, 2016 10:51 am

Rio de Janeiro Boosts Security as Terror Threat Looms Ahead of 2016 Olympic Games

A half-million foreign tourists, dozens of heads of state and the attention of the world’s...

Israel, Cyprus to Boost Regional Cooperation July 25, 2016 1:16 pm

Israel, Cyprus to Boost Regional Cooperation

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Cypriot President Nicos...

Israeli Woman Allegedly Raped in Indian Resort Town of Manali July 25, 2016 9:35 am

Israeli Woman Allegedly Raped in Indian Resort Town of Manali

A 25-year-old Israeli woman has allegedly been raped by two men in the popular northern Indian...

Netanyahu, Putin Discuss Cooperation Against Terrorism in Middle East July 24, 2016 9:59 am

Netanyahu, Putin Discuss Cooperation Against Terrorism in Middle East

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin spoke on Saturday and...

Jihadists Encouraged on Social Media by Al-Qaeda-Linked Groups to Kill Israeli, British, American, French Athletes at Rio Olympics July 21, 2016 3:13 pm

Jihadists Encouraged on Social Media by Al-Qaeda-Linked Groups to Kill Israeli, British, American, French Athletes at Rio Olympics

Israeli athletes set to compete in the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil are among the competitors...

Palestinian Authority Collaborates With Sudan to ‘Restrain’ Israel in Africa July 21, 2016 12:20 pm

Palestinian Authority Collaborates With Sudan to ‘Restrain’ Israel in Africa

JNS.org – Palestinian Authority (PA) Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki said that the...

Argentina Commemorates 1994 Jewish Center Bombing, Holds Antisemitism Forum July 19, 2016 10:10 am

Argentina Commemorates 1994 Jewish Center Bombing, Holds Antisemitism Forum

JNS.org – Argentine President Mauricio Macri and members of his cabinet on Monday attended...

Australia’s Daily Telegraph Omits Israelis From List of Terror Victims on Newspaper Cover July 19, 2016 7:21 am

Australia’s Daily Telegraph Omits Israelis From List of Terror Victims on Newspaper Cover

Australia’s Daily Telegraph on Saturday failed to mention Israeli victims of terror on...

Director Behind Explosive Documentary on AMIA Bombing Says 22 Years Later ‘Basic Facts Are Still Unknown’ (INTERVIEW) July 18, 2016 6:02 pm

Director Behind Explosive Documentary on AMIA Bombing Says 22 Years Later ‘Basic Facts Are Still Unknown’ (INTERVIEW)

As Argentina marks on Monday the 22nd anniversary of the AMIA Jewish Center bombing in Buenos...

UNESCO Postpones Vote on Resolution That Ignores Jewish Ties to Temple Mount July 18, 2016 1:20 pm

UNESCO Postpones Vote on Resolution That Ignores Jewish Ties to Temple Mount

JNS.org – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)...

Report: Russia Delivers Missile Part of S-300 Defense System to Iran July 18, 2016 9:46 am

Report: Russia Delivers Missile Part of S-300 Defense System to Iran

Russia has delivered the missile part of S-300 surface-to-air defense system to Iran, Tasnim...

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Jewish ‘Scandal’ Star Says He Remains True to Religious Ritual, Despite Scheduling, Dietary Conflicts

    Jewish ‘Scandal’ Star Says He Remains True to Religious Ritual, Despite Scheduling, Dietary Conflicts

    A star of the hit TV show “Scandal” told the community website Quora.com that, throughout his acting career, he has remained faithful to his Judaism, even when it has caused him to forfeit gigs. Joshua Malina, who plays the character of David Rosen on the ABC political-thriller series, reminisced about his early days in Hollywood, when he had no agent and could only go to open-call auditions. At one of these — a try-out for a commercial — he said he waited on a line that was “maybe a city […]

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  • Arts and Culture Huffington Post Accused of ‘Jew-Hatred’ After Tweeting ‘Offensive’ Joke About Comedian at Video Music Awards

    Huffington Post Accused of ‘Jew-Hatred’ After Tweeting ‘Offensive’ Joke About Comedian at Video Music Awards

    The Huffington Post is facing backlash after joking about a Jewish comedian’s  appearance at the Video Music Awards (VMAs) on Sunday night. Josh “The Fat Jew” Ostrovsky took part in Nick Jonas’ performance of his song “Bacon,” staged in a New York diner — in a cameo role as a waiter throwing a handful of bacon in the air. Commenting on the show, the Huffington Post tweeted, “not thrilled at the fat jew [he] wasted all that perfectly good bacon!!!!!!” The message angered many Twitter users, who thought the joke […]

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  • Sports Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

    Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

    Israeli basketball fans mobbed Hapoel Jerusalem’s newest player, American pro Amar’e Stoudemire, dancing around with him during a practice open to the public. On Friday, the team posted a video on Twitter of the happy romp with fans jumping around Stoudemire, while chanting in Hebrew. Unfamiliar with the lyrics, Stoudemire pumps his fist in the air. The basketball player, who has Jewish roots on his mother’s side, also waved a flag emblazoned with Hapoel Jerusalem’s logo. The former New York Knicks forward retired from the NBA earlier […]

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  • Arts and Culture Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’

    Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’

    The Israeli version of the famed American Burning Man music festival is the “ultimate revenge on Hitler,” according to a column in Playboy magazine on Thursday. In his column, Jeff Weiss also took note of the fact that Midburn — a five-day bacchanal in the Negev Desert, self-described as an event celebrating “a communal life style, creativity, art and radical self-expression” — began on June 8, the day of the Sarona Market terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, which left four people dead. Weiss asked rhetorically, “What could needle the mustached […]

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  • Arts and Culture Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Some punk rockers integrate their Jewish identity into their music through food, the author of a new book on the topic told The Algemeiner on Wednesday. Michael Croland, author of Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk, described the way different musicians express this connection. “One band is known for throwing gefilte fish in the mosh pit, and people at its concert slide around on it while dancing,” he recounted. “Another used to drink Manischewitz [sweet kosher] wine out of a shofar [the ram […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    The manager of Scotland’s Celtic soccer club lauded Israel, after his team won a match against the Jewish state’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers said at a post-match press conference: On behalf of the players, the people of Celtic and Scotland, Israel’s been fantastic for us. We came out here on Sunday, [and from] the hotel, the staff, we’ve been very, very warmly received. The atmosphere at the game was amazing and, obviously, one team has to lose, but you have a wonderful team here, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    For the second time, Israel will host the Jaffa Jazz Festival, according to Broadwayworld.com. The festival will unite 43 Israeli musicians and eight international artists for a three-day event. The program will include a special performance by an ensemble of top jazz students studying at Belgium’s Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, the Belgrade Music Academy in Serbia, Israel’s Rimon School of Music and the jazz program of the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. There will also be a jazz show for children led by Israeli saxophonist […]

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  • Sports Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    JNS.org – As a young boy growing up in Ashdod, Israel, Alon Day got his first go-kart at age 9. By 15, he was racing them. Less than a decade later, Day has become the first Israeli professional race car driver on the NASCAR circuit. He made history by competing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 13. “Driving a race car is not like any other sport,” Day told JNS.org. “You are actually almost flying […]

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