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British Airways Defies Tel Aviv Flight Ban; US Airways to Resume Flights on Thursday July 23, 2014 9:55 am

British Airways Defies Tel Aviv Flight Ban; US Airways to Resume Flights on Thursday

British Airways on Wednesday said it would continue its regularly scheduled flights to Tel...

Peres to Pope Francis: ‘Our Operation is Aimed at Stopping Two Killing Methods’ July 18, 2014 10:37 am

Peres to Pope Francis: ‘Our Operation is Aimed at Stopping Two Killing Methods’

Israeli President Shimon Peres on Friday told Pope Francis that Israel’s Operation Protective...

U.S, Europe Warn Iran of Economic Loss if Nuclear Talks Fail July 18, 2014 6:28 am

U.S, Europe Warn Iran of Economic Loss if Nuclear Talks Fail

Reuters – Behind closed doors in a 19th-century Viennese palace, U.S. and European negotiators...

UNRWA Discovers 20 Rockets Hidden in Gaza School; Claims Incident Was ‘First of of its Kind in Gaza’ July 17, 2014 10:06 am

UNRWA Discovers 20 Rockets Hidden in Gaza School; Claims Incident Was ‘First of of its Kind in Gaza’

UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East,...

As U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Probes Tehran’s Global Terror Ties, Focus on Iranian Provenance of Hamas Missiles July 16, 2014 10:20 am

As U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee Probes Tehran’s Global Terror Ties, Focus on Iranian Provenance of Hamas Missiles

The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday began a hearing, entitled ‘Iran’s...

South African ANC Party Worker Praises Hitler in Post on Israel-Hamas Conflict July 15, 2014 5:25 pm

South African ANC Party Worker Praises Hitler in Post on Israel-Hamas Conflict

JNS.org – The social media manager of the African National Congress (ANC) in South...

Hamas Uses Horror Movie Still of Headless Girl in Miniskirt to Depict Gaza Casualties on Social Media (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO) July 15, 2014 12:06 pm

Hamas Uses Horror Movie Still of Headless Girl in Miniskirt to Depict Gaza Casualties on Social Media (WARNING: GRAPHIC VIDEO)

As Hamas supporters are being called out on Twitter for posting photos of Syrian casualties...

Report: Turkish PM Erdoğan Says Israel’s Mentality ‘No Different From Hitler’s’ July 15, 2014 10:07 am

Report: Turkish PM Erdoğan Says Israel’s Mentality ‘No Different From Hitler’s’

Hürriyet Daily News, Turkey’s third-largest newspaper, on Tuesday led its online...

Jewish Human Rights Group Slams Twitter for Allowing Hamas Supporters to Broadcast ‘HitlerWasRight’ Hashtag July 14, 2014 10:28 am

Jewish Human Rights Group Slams Twitter for Allowing Hamas Supporters to Broadcast ‘HitlerWasRight’ Hashtag

Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday demanded that social media...

ZOA Urges Nike to Remove World Cup Ad Over Anti-Semitism (VIDEO) July 9, 2014 4:20 pm

ZOA Urges Nike to Remove World Cup Ad Over Anti-Semitism (VIDEO)

JNS.org – The Zionist Organization of America (ZOA) has called out Nike for an animated...

African Union Summit Under Fire After Jewish Delegation Incident July 1, 2014 9:53 am

African Union Summit Under Fire After Jewish Delegation Incident

JNS.org – The African Union Summit in Equatorial Guinea is receiving criticism over an...

Nigerian President Expresses Solidarity With Israel Over Kidnapped Teens June 30, 2014 12:33 pm

Nigerian President Expresses Solidarity With Israel Over Kidnapped Teens

JNS.org – Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan expressed solidarity with Israel in the...

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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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  • Blogs Theater 10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    10 Things I Learned From My Play About Holocaust Denial

    Last month, my one-man show Hoaxocaust! Written and performed by Barry Levey with the generous assistance of the Institute for Political and International Studies, Tehran ran in the New York International Fringe Festival, where it won an Overall Excellence Award. The play has now been selected to run in the Fringe Encores Series at Baruch College’s Performing Arts Center, for four performances which started on Thursday, September 11. Getting the play to the stage was not easy, however. Here are [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Israeli Music Producer Racks Up Over 535,000 YouTube Hits – in Two Days

    Phenomenon: Tel Aviv-based musician and “sampler” extraordinaire, Kutiman (aka Ophir Kutiel) has hit another one out of the park with “Give It Up,” a fully-functioning song in its own right, assembled from hundreds of ameteur and instructional music videos. The Jerusalem-born musical prodigy is best know for his diverse online musical projects. In the latest video, uploaded to YouTube on Sept. 12th, Kutiel thanked most of the musicians and individuals he chose to include in the meticulously-edited clip, which opens with [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    Behind-the-Scenes Reel of Ridley Scott’s Moses Epic Shows Scenes Using 4000 Extras (VIDEO)

    A recently released behind-the-scenes reel of Ridley Scott’s upcoming film Exodus: Gods and Kings shows just how far the director has gone to portray one of the Bible’s most famous narratives. In the clip, which shows scenes involving up to 4,000 extras, the visionary director discusses what drew him to the biblical tale of Moses. “The Moses story was a massive challenge, which I really love. I wanted to explore the complexity of his character and I was stunned by [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    Turner Classic Movies Showcases ‘Broad Sweep’ of the Jewish Experience on Film

    JNS.org – Since 2006, the Turner Classic Movies (TCM) cable and satellite TV network has hosted “The Projected Image,” a month-long showcase examining how different cultural and ethnic groups have been portrayed on the big screen. At last, after previously covering African Americans, Asians, the LGBT community, Latinos, Native Americans, Arabs, and people with disabilities, the annual series is delving into Jewish film this month. “The Projected Image: The Jewish Experience on Film,” whose first segment aired Sept. 2, runs [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    An Inside Look at the Hasidim (REVIEW)

    The sight of young girls in pinafores and young boys wearing peyos – sidelocks – dangling over their ears is a sure sign that you have entered the enigmatic precincts of the Hasidim – the pious ones. Veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger’s new book, THE PIOUS ONES: The World of Hasidim and their Battles with America, takes the reader on a journey into the enclaves where various sects of Jews live a seemingly outmoded way of life in [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    JNS.org – Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle. Born Mendel Berlinger in Manhattan in 1908, Berle became America’s first small-screen star. Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Television,” he influenced and helped promote the work of hundreds of younger comics. “Milton Berle was deceptively successful and very Jewish,” says Lawrence Epstein, author of The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, published the year [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    JNS.org – Idan Ravin’s friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof of his garage. Little did his friends know that years later, he would be the personal trainer of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Stephen Curry. Ravin’s new book, “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball’s Best Players,” details his rise from a Jewish upbringing [...]

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