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Brothers Indicted for Bomb Plot Against Jewish Institutions in South Africa July 11, 2016 6:02 pm

Brothers Indicted for Bomb Plot Against Jewish Institutions in South Africa

JNS.org – Two brothers with links to the Islamic State terror group were indicted on...

US, India Evacuate Embassy Staff in South Sudan Following Mass Deadly Violence July 11, 2016 9:17 am

US, India Evacuate Embassy Staff in South Sudan Following Mass Deadly Violence

The United States and India are evacuating non-emergency staff from their missions in South...

Following Discovery of Pakistani Terror Tunnel Into Its Territory, India to Purchase Advanced Border-Defense Systems From Israel July 8, 2016 12:37 pm

Following Discovery of Pakistani Terror Tunnel Into Its Territory, India to Purchase Advanced Border-Defense Systems From Israel

India is seeking to purchase hundreds of millions of shekels-worth of Israeli defense systems...

Watchdog Blasts BBC’s Persian Website for Falsely Claiming Elie Wiesel Accused Israel of Genocide in Gaza July 7, 2016 3:07 pm

Watchdog Blasts BBC’s Persian Website for Falsely Claiming Elie Wiesel Accused Israel of Genocide in Gaza

A BBC watchdog group called out the news outlets Persian-language website on Thursday for...

Netanyahu Asks Addis Ababa to Help Secure Release of Ethiopian Israeli From Hamas Captivity in Gaza July 7, 2016 2:40 pm

Netanyahu Asks Addis Ababa to Help Secure Release of Ethiopian Israeli From Hamas Captivity in Gaza

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked Ethiopian Prime Minister...

Israel to Help Kenya Build 440-Mile Border Wall to Prevent Infiltration of Somali Terrorists July 7, 2016 1:01 pm

Israel to Help Kenya Build 440-Mile Border Wall to Prevent Infiltration of Somali Terrorists

Israel will lend its counter-terrorism expertise to Kenya by helping the African country build...

US State Department: ISIS Expanding in Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Asia July 7, 2016 9:39 am

US State Department: ISIS Expanding in Europe, Middle East, North Africa, Asia

Two years since it shifted from terrorist group to governing organization holding territory,...

Israel, US Successfully Test Integration of Missile Defense Systems July 6, 2016 10:01 am

Israel, US Successfully Test Integration of Missile Defense Systems

JNS.org – The Israeli Missile Defense Organization in partnership with the United States...

In Rwanda, Netanyahu Notes Similarities Between Holocaust, Country’s Genocide July 6, 2016 9:59 am

In Rwanda, Netanyahu Notes Similarities Between Holocaust, Country’s Genocide

JNS.org – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Rwanda on Wednesday...

Algeria Reportedly Calls Off Soccer Match With Ghana Over Israeli Coach July 6, 2016 9:13 am

Algeria Reportedly Calls Off Soccer Match With Ghana Over Israeli Coach

JNS.org – Algeria has reportedly called off a friendly soccer match with Ghana because...

Kenya to Help Restore Israeli Ties With Africa July 5, 2016 2:29 pm

Kenya to Help Restore Israeli Ties With Africa

JNS.org – Kenya will work to help restore Israel’s observer status in the African...

Israel, Seven African Countries Agree to Collaborate on Security, Economic Issues July 5, 2016 9:32 am

Israel, Seven African Countries Agree to Collaborate on Security, Economic Issues

Israel and seven African countries including Zambia with a population of almost 300 million...

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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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  • Arts and Culture Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    The writer of a popular children’s television series will premiere an off-Broadway solo show called “Not That Jewish,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written and performed by Monica Piper — the Emmy Award-winning showrunner of Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” — the show is described as “the autobiographical telling of a Jew…’ish’ girl’s life.” “Not That Jewish” explores Piper’s Bronx upbringing in a show-business family, her comedy-club debut and her “almost” night with former Yankees legend Mickey Mantle. “Audiences can expect to leave laughed-out, a little teary-eyed and […]

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  • Sports Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scotland’s Celtic soccer club will fly to Israel with the same private jet Madonna used while on tour, The Scotsman reported on Monday. According to the report, the team is heading for the Jewish state to compete against Israel’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night, and will be transported in the customized, luxurious Boeing 757-200 that the pop icon used in New Zealand for her six-month Rebel Heart tour, which wrapped up in March. The plane is on loan from Greece-based GainJet Aviation and can accommodate 62 passengers. The […]

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  • Arts and Culture Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Revealed: Actor Jonah Hill Officiated at Wedding of Fellow Jewish Star, Singer Adam Levine

    Jewish actor Jonah Hill revealed on Wednesday morning that he had officiated the wedding of good friend and Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. The “War Dogs” actor, 32, was a guest on Sirius XM’s The Howard Stern Show when the conversation turned to Levine’s July 2014 wedding to Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo. Hill said that after he was asked to officiate the nuptials, he started getting worried about the type of speech he was going to deliver. “I’m writing all these things, and then I […]

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  • Arts and Culture Music Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish Indie Rocker Dedicates New ‘Refugee’ Track to Grandfather Who Fled Nazi Persecution

    Jewish indie singer Ezra Furman released a song on Wednesday that he said was dedicated to his grandfather, who escaped Nazi persecution. Furman told the website Consequence of Sound that the new track, called “The Refugee,” is his “first song entirely concerned with my Jewish background and present, a song dedicated to my grandfather who fled the Nazis, as well as to all of the refugees desperate for a home today.” He added, “May all the wanderers find the homes they seek, and […]

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