Jerusalem Post – Iran and Russia have signed an agreement to build two more nuclear power plants in the southern Iranian city of Bushehr, Iranian Press TV reported on Wednesday. Atomic Energy Organization of Iran officials and Russia’s Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation negotiated and came to an agreement about the plants, said the spokesman for the AEOI. Read full story.
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Ynet – The chances of a Rolling Stones concert in Israel this summer are growing: Yedioth Ahronoth has learned that Yarkon Park in Tel Aviv has been reserved on June 4 as the venue for the legendary British rock group’s performance, and that the date has been approved by the band’s representatives. The previous date requested by the band members, in late May, created a problem for the Tel Aviv and Ramat Gan municipalities as Justin Timberlake’s concert had already been set for [...]Read more →
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JNS.org – The recently deceased Sid Caesar made America laugh, and in so doing, revolutionized television comedy. His trailblazing style was infused with Jewish influences, according to Eddy Friedfeld, co-author with Caesar on his biography “Caesar’s Hours: My Life in Comedy, With Love and Laughter.” “Sid was part of the Jewish tradition of storytelling,” Friedfeld, who gave a eulogy at Caesar’s funeral in February, told JNS.org. “The difference was his was not joke telling, it was comedy based on character. [...]Read more →
JNS.org – The Ruderman Family Foundation on Tuesday announced the opening of a global competition for its third annual $250,000 Ruderman Prize in Inclusion, to be split equally among five organizations that have “demonstrated their commitment to the full inclusion of people with disabilities into the Jewish community through innovative programs and services.” “It is our hope that by shining a light on the leaders in inclusion in our community that we will encourage other organizations to follow their lead and [...]Read more →
An Israeli soccer player was tackled brutally during a match on Sunday, leaving him with a broken leg. Footage of the collision posted to YouTube circulated quickly, attracting a cool 90,000 views in under 24 hours. The incident took place during an Israeli Premier League match between Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv and Maccabi Haifa. The victim, Rafi Dahan, was rammed by Spaniard Rubén Rayos who came in high and hard, slamming Dahan on the side of his knee and crushing the lower [...]Read more →
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