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Watchdog Calls on UN to Condemn Essay by Human Rights Council ‘Expert’ Blaming Israel, US for Paris Attacks December 17, 2015 3:01 pm

Watchdog Calls on UN to Condemn Essay by Human Rights Council ‘Expert’ Blaming Israel, US for Paris Attacks

The head of a Geneva-based human rights organization called on the United Nations to condemn...

Prime Minister’s Office Warns Israelis Traveling Abroad to Be on Alert in Light of Increased ISIS Terror Threat December 17, 2015 8:15 am

Prime Minister’s Office Warns Israelis Traveling Abroad to Be on Alert in Light of Increased ISIS Terror Threat

The office of Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu has called on citizens traveling abroad...

Israel Ranks 18th on UN Human Development Index December 16, 2015 11:33 am

Israel Ranks 18th on UN Human Development Index

JNS.org – Israel has secured the No. 18 ranking on this year’s Human Development...

Argentine Prosecutor Seeks to Reopen Iran Cover-Up Case Against Former President December 16, 2015 11:11 am

Argentine Prosecutor Seeks to Reopen Iran Cover-Up Case Against Former President

A federal prosecutor has asked an Argentine court to reopen the complaint filed by the late...

UN Criticizes Israel for ‘Excessive Use of Force’ Against Terrorists December 15, 2015 2:41 pm

UN Criticizes Israel for ‘Excessive Use of Force’ Against Terrorists

JNS.org – The United Nations on Tuesday called the wave of Palestinian terror attacks...

Israeli Reporter Causes Facebook Splash With Roger Waters Selfie at Haaretz Conference December 14, 2015 2:29 pm

Israeli Reporter Causes Facebook Splash With Roger Waters Selfie at Haaretz Conference

Israeli Channel 2 news correspondent Amit Segal stirred audiences on Facebook on Sunday with...

First-Ever Public Menorah-Lighting Ceremony Held in Muslim-Majority Turkey December 14, 2015 12:27 pm

First-Ever Public Menorah-Lighting Ceremony Held in Muslim-Majority Turkey

It may be the only public menorah-lighting ceremony ever held in the Muslim world, and on...

Netanyahu Welcomes New Argentinean Govt’s Reopening of Buenos Aires Jewish Center Bombing Case December 13, 2015 1:02 pm

Netanyahu Welcomes New Argentinean Govt’s Reopening of Buenos Aires Jewish Center Bombing Case

In his weekly Sunday-morning cabinet meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed...

Robbed by Nazis of Traditional Ritual, Elderly Jews Undergo Bar Mitzvah in Melbourne Nursing Home December 13, 2015 1:01 pm

Robbed by Nazis of Traditional Ritual, Elderly Jews Undergo Bar Mitzvah in Melbourne Nursing Home

Seventy-five residents of an Australian nursing home celebrated their bat and bar mitzvahs...

Jewish Leaders Welcome New Vatican Document on Jewish-Catholic Relations December 11, 2015 4:42 am

Jewish Leaders Welcome New Vatican Document on Jewish-Catholic Relations

Jewish leaders celebrated a new Vatican document discussing Catholic-Jewish relations, in...

Mark Zuckerberg Invokes Judaism in Facebook Post Defending Muslims December 10, 2015 4:10 pm

Mark Zuckerberg Invokes Judaism in Facebook Post Defending Muslims

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg invoked his Judaism to defend Muslims around the world in...

Israeli Defense Minister in Washington Predicts Iran and Its Mideast Proxies Will Grow Stronger Over Next Several Years December 4, 2015 4:14 pm

Israeli Defense Minister in Washington Predicts Iran and Its Mideast Proxies Will Grow Stronger Over Next Several Years

Iran and its Middle East satellites like Hezbollah and other groups are going to become stronger...

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Natalie Portman Says She Behaved Like ‘Average Everyday Jewish Mother’ on Set of Latest Movie

    Actress Natalie Portman acted like a typical “Jewish mother” on the set of her latest movie, Jane Got a Gun, the Israeli-born star told the New York Post‘s Page Six on Sunday. The 34-year-old, who also co-produced the western, said she made it her job to look out for everyone involved in the project, because the film has had to overcome “so many obstacles,” such as losing its director early on. She explained: “Actors changed. We suffered financial and legal challenges. We endured so many replacements. There were delays. […]

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  • Israel Music Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    Scorpions Lead Singer Sends Message to Israel Ahead of World Tour, Tel Aviv Performance (VIDEO)

    “We’re looking very much forward to coming back to Israel this summer,” said the lead singer of the German rock band Scorpions in a video on Monday. “Make sure you don’t miss it because we rock you like a hurricane!” said a jovial Klaus Meine, quoting the band’s seminal 1984 anthem, “Rock You Like a Hurricane.” The hard rock band lands in Israel for a show at the Menorah Mivtachim Arena on July 14 as part of its 50th anniversary tour. It will be the band’s third time […]

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    The Collected Works of Primo Levi, Edited by Ann Goldstein (REVIEW)

    Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel were the two most immediate and authentic literary voices who gave witness to the Holocaust. Wiesel was an extrovert and a very public figure who wrote initially in French. Levi was a modest retiring chemist who wrote in Italian. Whereas Wiesel was rooted in the Eastern European Jewish Hassidic world, Levi was the product of an assimilated, secular Italian society that saw itself as Italian first and Jewish as an accident of birth. As Levi himself said, “At Auschwitz I […]

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  • Blogs Lifestyle Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    Wine Brings Judea and Samaria to Tel Aviv

    JNS.org – Wine has long been considered a social lubricant, and it’s Nir Lavie’s hope that wine from his Har Bracha Winery in the Samarian hills will serve as a social lubricant between the city-goers of Tel Aviv and the Jewish communities of Judea and Samaria, two locales split geographically, and often politically, on the left and right of the country. The new flagship store of Har Bracha has recently popped its corks on 190 Ben Yehuda Street in Tel Aviv, […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Gentile Actor Zachary Levi Says He’s Denied Roles for Being ‘Too Jewish’

    Gentile Actor Zachary Levi Says He’s Denied Roles for Being ‘Too Jewish’

    Actor Zachary Levi said casting directors have denied him roles for being “too Jewish,” despite the fact that he is not a Jew, the New York Daily News‘ Confidenti@l reported on Wednesday. “I guess they were looking for more of a corn-fed, white boy look,” he said. “My family is from f****** Indiana! Come on, I’m like dying here!” The Thor star clarified that he is Welsh, and that Levi is actually his middle name, while his real last name is Pugh. He said he […]

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  • Book Reviews Spirituality/Tradition Tracing Chabad’s History and Success (REVIEW)

    Tracing Chabad’s History and Success (REVIEW)

    The secret of Chabad’s worldwide success is revealed by veteran Chabad shliach (emissary) Rabbi David Eliezrie in his new book, The Secret of Chabad. The Chabad movement was founded by Rabbi Schnur Zalman of Liadi, Belarus, in 1775. Years later it came to the US with the arrival of Rabbi Yosef Yitzchak Schneersohn in 1940, after his escape from Nazi-occupied Warsaw. Upon his arrival in New York, a number of his co-religionists advised him that there was no place for traditional […]

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  • Music US & Canada Rapper B.o.B’s New Song Invoking Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial Has Jewish Group ‘Deeply Troubled’

    Rapper B.o.B’s New Song Invoking Antisemitism, Holocaust Denial Has Jewish Group ‘Deeply Troubled’

    A Jewish human rights organization expressed concern on Wednesday over a new song by a popular US rapper that includes lyrics promoting antisemitic conspiracy theories and cites a Holocaust denier, The Algemeiner has learned. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was responding to Tuesday’s release of B.o.B’s “Flatline,” the lyrics of which include: “But before you try to curve it, do your research on David Irving; Stalin was way worse than Hitler, That’s why the POTUS gotta wear a Kippa.” Irving is a historian who has questioned […]

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  • Business Features World-Changing Israeli Technologies Wow at Global Investor Summit

    World-Changing Israeli Technologies Wow at Global Investor Summit

    JNS.org – You’re cruising along the highway. Suddenly, your car starts to sputter, your engine grumbles, and your car comes to a screeching halt. The tow truck drags the car to a local auto mechanic. Damage: $1,000. You have no idea whether or not the mechanic is trying to do one over on you, but you will soon, thanks to a new Israeli innovation. Engie puts the car owner in the driver’s seat by providing a special malfunction reader that simply […]

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