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Alberto Nisman Death: Argentine Investigators Discover Unidentified Finger and Footprints in Passageway Connected to Apartment January 21, 2015 1:27 pm

Alberto Nisman Death: Argentine Investigators Discover Unidentified Finger and Footprints in Passageway Connected to Apartment

Argentine investigators have discovered unidentified finger and footprints in an outdoor passageway...

Argentine Hostel Popular With Israelis Targeted in Violent Antisemitic Attack January 21, 2015 11:30 am

Argentine Hostel Popular With Israelis Targeted in Violent Antisemitic Attack

A group of Israeli tourists has been forced to leave a hostel in Lago Puelo, a national park...

No Gunpowder Found on Nisman’s Hands, Investigating Prosecutor Reveals; Argentine President Implies Global Conspiracy at Work January 20, 2015 12:22 pm

No Gunpowder Found on Nisman’s Hands, Investigating Prosecutor Reveals; Argentine President Implies Global Conspiracy at Work

The Argentine official in charge of the investigation into the death in suspicious circumstances...

In Israel, Japanese Prime Minister Demands Release of Islamic State Hostages January 20, 2015 10:00 am

In Israel, Japanese Prime Minister Demands Release of Islamic State Hostages

JNS.org - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe demanded that the Islamic State release two...

Islamic State Demands $200 Million for Release of Two Japanese Hostages January 20, 2015 9:40 am

Islamic State Demands $200 Million for Release of Two Japanese Hostages

CNN – Two Japanese hostages, one demand from ISIS: Hand over $200 million, or else. The...

Alberto Nisman Death: Judge Seizes Evidence, Initial Autopsy Findings Released January 19, 2015 2:27 pm

Alberto Nisman Death: Judge Seizes Evidence, Initial Autopsy Findings Released

Ariel Lijo, the Argentinian judge who received a 300 page complaint from Special Prosecutor...

‘Alberto Nisman Was the 86th Victim of the AMIA Bombing:’ Skepticism Meets Official Argentine Suggestion That Special Prosecutor Committed Suicide (VIDEO) January 19, 2015 11:20 am

‘Alberto Nisman Was the 86th Victim of the AMIA Bombing:’ Skepticism Meets Official Argentine Suggestion That Special Prosecutor Committed Suicide (VIDEO)

Assertions by Argentinian officials that Alberto Nisman – the Special Prosecutor investigating...

Israeli and Japanese Prime Ministers Seek Greater Economic Cooperation January 19, 2015 10:25 am

Israeli and Japanese Prime Ministers Seek Greater Economic Cooperation

JNS.org – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu...

Argentine Prosecutor Investigating Jewish Center Bombing Found Dead January 19, 2015 10:10 am

Argentine Prosecutor Investigating Jewish Center Bombing Found Dead

JNS.org – Alberto Nisman, an Argentine prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of...

Phone Taps Reveal Argentinian President ​Fernández de Kirchner’s Attempt to Cover Up Iranian Involvement in AMIA Bombing, Prosecutor Says January 14, 2015 5:27 pm

Phone Taps Reveal Argentinian President ​Fernández de Kirchner’s Attempt to Cover Up Iranian Involvement in AMIA Bombing, Prosecutor Says

In a sensational development in the long-running investigation into the 1994 bombing of the...

New Poll Reveals Widespread Antisemitism in UK Society, 84 Percent of British Jews Regard Anti-Israel Boycotts as ‘Intimidation’ January 14, 2015 11:42 am

New Poll Reveals Widespread Antisemitism in UK Society, 84 Percent of British Jews Regard Anti-Israel Boycotts as ‘Intimidation’

A new opinion poll released by the UK-based Campaign Against Antisemitism (CAA) has revealed...

French Anti-Semitic Comedian Dieudonné Investigated Over ‘I Am Charlie Coulibaly’ Declaration January 12, 2015 12:04 pm

French Anti-Semitic Comedian Dieudonné Investigated Over ‘I Am Charlie Coulibaly’ Declaration

Dieudonné M’Bala M’bala, the anti-Semitic French provocateur infamous for devising the...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    Jewish Coach David Blatt Has NBA’s Cavaliers Surging at Playoff Time

    JNS.org – When David Blatt was hired as head coach of the National Basketball Association’s Cleveland Cavaliers last June, he was not often recognized when he walked the streets of downtown Cleveland. What a difference a year makes. Now, Blatt can go few places without being recognized. For good reason. The Jewish coach has the Cavaliers in the mix to win the city of Cleveland’s first championship in a major sport since the Browns won the National Football League title in [...]

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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