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Muslims Harass Mourners at Jewish Cemetery in Sweden March 15, 2015 12:34 pm

Muslims Harass Mourners at Jewish Cemetery in Sweden

JNS.org – Police in Malmo, Sweden, have issued an order to post officers near a Jewish...

Kerry Says Upcoming Nuclear Talks Last Chance for Deal With Iran March 15, 2015 12:26 pm

Kerry Says Upcoming Nuclear Talks Last Chance for Deal With Iran

CBS News – Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Switzerland Sunday for a marathon...

World Powers Discuss Resolution to Lift UN Sanctions on Iran, Officials Say March 13, 2015 11:31 am

World Powers Discuss Resolution to Lift UN Sanctions on Iran, Officials Say

Reuters – Major world powers have begun talks about a United Nations Security Council...

Former Russian Jewish Leader Calls for Prominent Ukrainian Jews to be Hanged March 13, 2015 11:26 am

Former Russian Jewish Leader Calls for Prominent Ukrainian Jews to be Hanged

JTA – A former leader of Russian Jews said he would like to hang prominent Ukrainian...

Australia Spokesman for Islamist Group Calls Jews ‘Most Evil Creatures of Allah’, Declares ‘They Will Pay With Blood’ (VIDEO) March 13, 2015 8:26 am

Australia Spokesman for Islamist Group Calls Jews ‘Most Evil Creatures of Allah’, Declares ‘They Will Pay With Blood’ (VIDEO)

A spokesman in Australia for the extreme Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir threatened to make...

South African Jewish Group Raises Concern Over Growing BDS-Linked Antisemitism March 11, 2015 2:39 pm

South African Jewish Group Raises Concern Over Growing BDS-Linked Antisemitism

JNS.org – The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) released a statement...

UN Panel Investigating Gaza War Asks for Extension on Report March 10, 2015 10:16 am

UN Panel Investigating Gaza War Asks for Extension on Report

JNS.org – A United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) panel that is investigating...

At Israel Trade Event in South Africa BDS Supporters Threaten to ‘Kill Jews’ March 9, 2015 9:42 pm

At Israel Trade Event in South Africa BDS Supporters Threaten to ‘Kill Jews’

Supporters of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement threatened...

Nigerian Terror Group Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance to Islamic State March 7, 2015 8:50 pm

Nigerian Terror Group Boko Haram Pledges Allegiance to Islamic State

JNS.org – The Nigerian terrorist organization Boko Haram has pledged allegiance to the...

Forensic Tests Prove Argentinian Prosecutor Nisman Was Murdered, Family Says March 6, 2015 6:24 am

Forensic Tests Prove Argentinian Prosecutor Nisman Was Murdered, Family Says

BBC- Independent tests show that Argentine special prosecutor Alberto Nisman was murdered,...

Britain’s Prince William Meets Israeli Aid Workers in Japan While Visiting Earthquake Disaster Sites March 5, 2015 3:33 pm

Britain’s Prince William Meets Israeli Aid Workers in Japan While Visiting Earthquake Disaster Sites

Britain’s Prince William met with relief staff from the Israeli humanitarian group IsraAID...

Report: Dutch Police Investigating Sale of ‘Holocaust Soap’ Allegedly Made From Jewish Bodies March 5, 2015 12:28 pm

Report: Dutch Police Investigating Sale of ‘Holocaust Soap’ Allegedly Made From Jewish Bodies

Ynet – The Dutch newspaper NRC reported Wednesday that police in north Holland are investigating...

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  • Sports US & Canada Report: ‘Minyan’ Prayer Quorum Gathers at New York Rangers Games

    Report: ‘Minyan’ Prayer Quorum Gathers at New York Rangers Games

    A prayer quorum of at least 10 Jewish men, known as a minyan, gathers at every New York Rangers game played in the evening at Madison Square Garden, Jewish Insider reported on Monday citing commentator and former Mitt Romney adviser Dan Senor. “Another reason to love NYC: Just learned there’s a Minyan at every @NYRangers eve game b/w 2nd & 3rd periods at same designated spot at MSG,” tweeted Senor, who also co-authored Start Up Nation, a bestseller which documents [...]

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  • Featured Sports World Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    The head of Israel’s soccer association called on his Palestinian counterpart to “join forces,” as the Palestinian Football Association withdrew its bid on Friday to have Israel suspended from FIFA. “Let’s leave it to the politicians to do politics,” said Israel Football Association chief Ofer Eini, moments after PFA Chairman Jibril Rajoub announced that his group had withdrawn the proposal. After his remarks, Eini shook hands with the Palestinian soccer chief. Rajoub thanked “those” who convinced him to drop the [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    JNS.org – An organization whose work focuses on the estimated population of 500,000-800,000 Israeli Americans congratulated David Blatt, the Jewish head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers and a longtime Israel-based coach, for clinching an appearance in the NBA Finals. The Israeli-American Council (IAC), whose stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation, and to provide a bridge to [...]

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  • Food US & Canada Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to keep its entire line kosher, Marketing Director Alison Gilbert told AOL’s morning show Rise recently. “It’s kind of funny, a lot of people look for bacon in our ice cream, which is probably not gonna happen because all of our ice cream is kosher,” she said, referring to Jewish dietary restrictions that proscribe the consumption of pig [...]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli athletes at a world Judo championship in Morocco reportedly faced antisemitic slurs during the competition, news site WorldNetDaily reported on Monday. “We will murder you,” and “you’re not wanted here, go home,” were among the vituperative attacks directed at the Israeli Judo Association team, which was in Morocco last week for the World Masters Judo Tournament. According to Haaretz, each Israeli teammate was met with boos and jeers upon entering a fight. Additionally, no Israeli flags were present at [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation, which strives to combat bullying among young people. “Your philosophies are so in line with ours,” she said of the ADL upon accepting the Making a Difference Award in a videotaped message, which was shown at a ceremony in New York City. “We want to help young people know that their feelings and who they are on [...]

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  • Music Personalities At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    JNS.org – Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side. This month, the singer-songwriter released the CD (May 12) and iTunes (on May 8 of this year) formats of his latest album, Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, which features live recordings from his world tours in 2012 and 2013. Last year, Cohen’s Popular Problems was voted by Rolling Stone [...]

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  • Europe Sports FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    JNS.org – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) head Sepp Blatter said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that contrary to Palestinian complaints, Israel has not violated any FIFA statutes and should not be suspended from international soccer’s governing body. “We should not come to one federation saying we will exclude them,” said Blatter, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If the national association is fulfilling its obligations then there is no need to intervene,” he said. “I’m on a [...]

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