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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...

Netanyahu Accuses Iran of ‘Subversive Activities’ in Latin America, Around the World February 17, 2014 10:58 am

Netanyahu Accuses Iran of ‘Subversive Activities’ in Latin America, Around the World

Jerusalem Post – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with Peruvian President on Monday...

Israel Helping India Clean Polluted Wetlands February 13, 2014 5:37 pm

Israel Helping India Clean Polluted Wetlands

A team of Israel scientists arrived in Bhubaneswar, Hubaneswar, India, this week to test a...

Israel Calls for Iran to be Held Accountable for 2012 Attack on Diplomat in India February 13, 2014 1:51 pm

Israel Calls for Iran to be Held Accountable for 2012 Attack on Diplomat in India

Israel on Thursday demanded that Iran be held accountable for an attempted terrorist attack...

Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke and Iran’s Press TV Praise Presbytarian Church USA’s Anti-Israel Report February 13, 2014 11:33 am

Former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke and Iran’s Press TV Praise Presbytarian Church USA’s Anti-Israel Report

David Duke, a former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan and Louisiana State...

Pope Francis Says Jews, Catholics Should Work Together to Help World’s Poor February 13, 2014 11:25 am

Pope Francis Says Jews, Catholics Should Work Together to Help World’s Poor

Pope Francis I told a delegation from the American Jewish Committee at the Vatican on Thursday...

UN Envoy Says Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Eroding February 13, 2014 9:52 am

UN Envoy Says Israel-Hamas Ceasefire Eroding

Ynet – The ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas is eroding, UN Middle East...

1979 Revolution Anniversary: Hundreds of Thousands of Iranians Chant ‘Death to Israel’ at Rally February 11, 2014 10:00 am

1979 Revolution Anniversary: Hundreds of Thousands of Iranians Chant ‘Death to Israel’ at Rally

Jerusalem Post – “For the past 200 years Iran hasn’t attacked or occupied...

Russian Olympic Ice Skater Julia Lipnitskaia Performs to ‘Schindler’s List’ Theme Song (VIDEO) February 10, 2014 8:23 pm

Russian Olympic Ice Skater Julia Lipnitskaia Performs to ‘Schindler’s List’ Theme Song (VIDEO)

Julia Lipnitskaia, the 15-year-old Russian Olympic ice skater who is emerging as a superstar...

Turkish Planes Intercept Hijacked Airliner Headed for Sochi February 7, 2014 7:30 pm

Turkish Planes Intercept Hijacked Airliner Headed for Sochi

AFP – Turkey scrambled a jet fighter Friday to force down an airliner from Ukraine...

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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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  • Music US & Canada Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    Disney Hit ‘Frozen’ Gets Passover Themed Makeover With ‘Chozen’ (VIDEO)

    A Passover themed cover of hit songs Let It Go and Do You Want to Build a Snowman? from Disney’s Frozen has attracted tons of media buzz and a cool 65,ooo views on YouTube within days of going online. The work of Jewish a capella group Six13, the track is aptly named Chozen. We are celebrating “our freedom, our favorite festival, our fabulous fans, and aspiring Disney princesses everywhere” the group said. The Chozen music video tells the story of [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Retreat Gives Young Artists New Platform to Engage With Jewish Ideas

    Retreat Gives Young Artists New Platform to Engage With Jewish Ideas

    JNS.org – Many young Jewish artists struggle to define who they are personally, artistically, and religiously. Against the backdrop of that struggle, the recent Asylum Arts International Jewish Artists Retreat provided a space for some 70 young Jewish artists to explore Jewish ideas, to build community and a culture of reciprocity, and to learn skills to assist their career development. “We are trying to encourage and excite people to engage in Jewish themes,” says Rebecca Guber, director of Asylum Arts. [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Literature Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

    Darren Aronofsky Adds Psychological Depth, Little Else to ‘Noah’

    JNS.org – Has the era of large-scale biblical epics returned? Not since “The Ten Commandments” has there been so much torrential water on the big screen (not counting weather-related disaster films such as “The Impossible”) than in “Noah,” the latest blockbuster from writer and director Darren Aronofsky. “Noah” takes the traditional tale and splices it in an eco-friendly and psychologically driven plot. After Adam and Eve got booted out of the Garden of Eden and after Cain killed Abel, mankind [...]

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  • Food Israel Israeli Arab Microbiologist Wins on Israel’s ‘MasterChef’ Reality Show

    Israeli Arab Microbiologist Wins on Israel’s ‘MasterChef’ Reality Show

    JNS.org – An Israeli-Arab microbiologist and mother of three won the fourth season of Israel’s most popular reality TV show, “MasterChef.” Nof Atamna-Ismaeel, 32, who holds a PhD in microbiology and is from the Israeli-Arab town of Baqa al-Gharbiyye, described winning as the “the most exciting moment in her life.” She said she plans to use the prize money to open up an Arab-Jewish cooking school. MasterChef is a popular reality TV show that originated in the U.K. It is [...]

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  • Europe Theater Play About Muslim Man Who Discovers His Parents Are Jewish Seeking Funds

    Play About Muslim Man Who Discovers His Parents Are Jewish Seeking Funds

    Jewish comedian and writer David Baddiel is seeking public support to help produce a musical based on his film about a British Muslim man who discovers his parents are Jewish. London’s Theatre Royal Stratford East is in development to premiere The Infidel in October, London’s Evening Standard reported on Wednesday. However, the theater needs another £55,000 on top of around £200,000 already raised in order to produce the show. Baddiel, 49, retained the stage rights to the story when he wrote the [...]

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  • Europe Relationships Love Guru Says Kaballah Practitioners Tend to Have ‘Less Satisfactory’ Relationships

    Love Guru Says Kaballah Practitioners Tend to Have ‘Less Satisfactory’ Relationships

    British relationship expert Andrew Wallas said Kaballah practitioners are likely to be less satisfied in their personal relationships than other couples, Britain’s Daily Mail reported Wednesday. “All the research is that individuals who have an interest in psychology or spirituality or who practice something like Kaballah (the branch of Jewish mysticism popularized by Madonna) are less likely to have satisfactory relationships,” he said. “A lifetime spent doing self-improvement workshops can just be a case of someone running away from reality.” [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Meet New York’s 6’7″ Jew Who Will Rap for You (VIDEO)

    Meet New York’s 6’7″ Jew Who Will Rap for You (VIDEO)

    He’s a 6’7″ Jewish freestyle rapper who roams the streets of New York delivering his rhymes to unsuspecting passersby. Te’Devan, who calls himself the “6’7″ Jew who will rap for you” was recently profiled by the Gothamist blog. In a video posted Monday on YouTube, as part of the website’s No Your City eight-part series created by Nicolas Heller, Te’Devan is seen rapping about “not trying to conform to the status quo” and his mission to “be what I’m supposed to be.” [...]

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