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BDS Movement is ‘Extremely Painful’ for South African Jewish Community, Says Leader (INTERVIEW) June 10, 2015 5:35 pm

BDS Movement is ‘Extremely Painful’ for South African Jewish Community, Says Leader (INTERVIEW)

The anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions movement in South Africa has become “extremely...

Former Israeli Ambassador Says BDS is Motivated by Antisemitism and Fueled by Ignorance June 8, 2015 2:50 pm

Former Israeli Ambassador Says BDS is Motivated by Antisemitism and Fueled by Ignorance

Antisemitism is the motor of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel...

Iranian Military Commander: Americans Only Understand the Language of Force June 7, 2015 3:38 pm

Iranian Military Commander: Americans Only Understand the Language of Force

The Deputy Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), said on Sunday...

Israel’s Lapid: BDS Movement is Orchestrated by Hamas and Islamic Jihad June 7, 2015 1:39 pm

Israel’s Lapid: BDS Movement is Orchestrated by Hamas and Islamic Jihad

The head of Israel’s Yesh Atid party declared on Sunday that the anti-Israel boycott, divestment,...

Kissinger: My Family Escaped the Horrors of the Holocaust by ‘Just a Few Months’ June 5, 2015 5:18 pm

Kissinger: My Family Escaped the Horrors of the Holocaust by ‘Just a Few Months’

Former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger told Charlie Rose on Wednesday that his family...

Jewish Heritage Group to Publish Photos of Nazi-Plundered Hungarian Torahs Stashed in Russia June 4, 2015 3:49 pm

Jewish Heritage Group to Publish Photos of Nazi-Plundered Hungarian Torahs Stashed in Russia

The Jewish Heritage Foundation announced on Thursday that it was set to publish photographic...

American-Israeli Billionaire Haim Saban Strikes Back at Orange CEO Over Israel Boycott Comments June 4, 2015 12:48 pm

American-Israeli Billionaire Haim Saban Strikes Back at Orange CEO Over Israel Boycott Comments

The controlling shareholder of the Israeli mobile network that operates under the Orange name...

Israel, Kazakhstan Launch Joint Irrigation Project in Almaty Region June 3, 2015 10:39 pm

Israel, Kazakhstan Launch Joint Irrigation Project in Almaty Region

Though the anti-Israel boycott movement seems to be spreading at an alarming rate, it appears...

Israeli Shooting Course in Melbourne Teaches Locals How to Use Real Semi-Automatic Weapons June 3, 2015 3:02 pm

Israeli Shooting Course in Melbourne Teaches Locals How to Use Real Semi-Automatic Weapons

An Israeli shooting course in Melbourne, Australia teaches participants how to use real...

Report: Orange Mobile CEO Signals Support for Israel Boycott June 3, 2015 2:04 pm

Report: Orange Mobile CEO Signals Support for Israel Boycott

The CEO of French mobile network giant Orange said he would cancel his company’s contract...

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Announces Resignation on Heels of Corruption Scandal June 3, 2015 9:33 am

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Announces Resignation on Heels of Corruption Scandal

Sepp Blatter, who led world soccer’s governing body for 17 years and who was regarded as...

Western Officials Baffled by Continued Growth of Iran Nuclear Stockpiles Despite Agreement June 2, 2015 2:54 pm

Western Officials Baffled by Continued Growth of Iran Nuclear Stockpiles Despite Agreement

A New York Times report on Tuesday that Iranian nuclear fuel stockpiles have grown 20 percent...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Jewish former CNN host Larry King asked a Saudi Arabian fan if taking pictures with Jews is allowed in his country, before agreeing to pose for a photo with the man, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The world-famous interviewer was leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington, D.C. with a New York Times reporter when a “dark-skinned man” approached and asked to take a picture with him, according to the publication. Whereupon, King asked the fan where he was from. When the man said Saudi […]

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  • Europe Sports Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    British-Jewish business tycoon Lord Alan Sugar joked on Wednesday that London synagogues will likely be empty during Yom Kippur with congregants fleeing to watch the match-up of two leading English soccer teams known for having hordes of Jewish fans. “Spurs V Arsenal cup game drawn on most important Jewish festival,” Lord Sugar pointed out on Twitter. “Both teams have loads of Jewish fans. Conclusion Synagogues will be empty.” North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC will go head-to-head in the Capital One Cup third-round […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Two Jewish men were the only unwitting participants in a social experiment conducted by Jimmy Kimmel, for his popular TV show. As part of a candid-camera-like sketch featured Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host devised different street scenes to observe human behavior — in particular, to see how long it would take people walking down California’s bustling Hollywood Boulevard to notice and interact with others in distress. One scene involved a man in a Spongebob Squarepants costume who had “fallen down” on the sidewalk and needed help […]

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  • Education US & Canada International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    A major Jewish organization rebuked actress Natalie Portman on Monday for saying in a recent interview that Jews put too much emphasis on teaching about the Holocaust relative to other genocides. The Israeli-born movie star told the U.K.’s Independent that the Jewish community needs to examine how much focus it puts on Holocaust education over other issues. She said she was shocked when she learned that a genocide was taking place in Rwanda while she was in school learning only about the horrors of the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    JNS.org – A new book that draws parallels between the Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakba (the Arabic term for the displacement of Palestinian refugees during Israel’s War of Independence) has sparked outrage ahead of an official book launch, to be hosted by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute on Sept. 7. The Zionist organization Im Tirtzu wrote a letter to the institute demanding that it cancel an event it planned in honor of the book’s authors, under the title The Holocaust and […]

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  • Education US & Canada Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Famed actress Natalie Portman warned on Friday against the use of Holocaust education to evoke fear and paranoia. In an interview with the U.K. Independent she added that the trauma should make Jews more empathetic to others who have also experienced hatred. “Sometimes it can be subverted to fearmongering and like ‘Another Holocaust is going to happen,’” the Israeli-American star said. “We need to, of course, be aware that hatred exists, antisemitism exists against all sorts of people, not in the same way. I […]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    The Tribalist, by Louis Marano, is ostensibly a work of fiction but at its core a kind of love song by a gentile journalist for the State of Israel, and especially its secular Zionist core. (Because of the relentless attacks by left-wing polemicists on Israel’s allegedly “messianic” fringe, it’s often forgotten that most of Israel’s founders and all its leaders have been secular Zionists.) The author, the product of an Italian-American family in Buffalo, served two tours of duty in […]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    JNS.org – Rugelach (singular: rugala) are a beloved traditional Jewish pastry, with a quirky history to boot, but they often present a kosher conundrum. Though parve rugelach are often a preferred dessert after a meat meal for those observing kosher laws (which stipulate a waiting period between eating meat and dairy), some of today’s most popular rugelach are known for their dairy fillings. Pastry chef Paula Shoyer—author of the books “The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy” and […]

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