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French Navy Detects Signal Likely to Be From Black Box of Missing EgyptAir Plane June 1, 2016 9:42 am

French Navy Detects Signal Likely to Be From Black Box of Missing EgyptAir Plane

A French naval vessel fitted with sophisticated underwater sensors has picked up a signal...

Israeli Lawfare Warrior: Facebook Lip Service to European ‘Code of Conduct’ Won’t Stop Online Incitement Leading to Murder in Streets of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv May 31, 2016 4:11 pm

Israeli Lawfare Warrior: Facebook Lip Service to European ‘Code of Conduct’ Won’t Stop Online Incitement Leading to Murder in Streets of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv

The problem that Facebook, Twitter and other social-media outlets need to tackle is not merely...

At UN Summit, Israel Ambassador, World Jewish Leader Slam ‘Infected’ International Body for Backing BDS May 31, 2016 1:18 pm

At UN Summit, Israel Ambassador, World Jewish Leader Slam ‘Infected’ International Body for Backing BDS

Decades after the Holocaust, the United Nations is acting to deny the right of self-determination...

Amid Renewed Talk of Historic Modi Trip to Israel, Spokesman in New Delhi Says ‘BDS Far From Indian Mentality’ May 31, 2016 1:03 pm

Amid Renewed Talk of Historic Modi Trip to Israel, Spokesman in New Delhi Says ‘BDS Far From Indian Mentality’

The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has no stronghold in India, a spokesman...

Universities, Academics in Italy, Scotland, Canada and US Pushing Back Against BDS Movement May 30, 2016 6:53 pm

Universities, Academics in Italy, Scotland, Canada and US Pushing Back Against BDS Movement

In response to widespread efforts to isolate Israel spearheaded by the international Boycott,...

Jewish Wedding at Refurbished Ancient Synagogue in Turkey Ignites Antisemitic Response on Twitter May 30, 2016 4:29 pm

Jewish Wedding at Refurbished Ancient Synagogue in Turkey Ignites Antisemitic Response on Twitter

A video of a Jewish wedding in Turkey aroused a slew of antisemitic comments on social media,...

Turkish Deputy PM: Jerusalem Conceded on 2 of 3 Conditions for Reconciliation; Ankara Won’t Relinquish Demand That Israel Lift Gaza Blockade May 30, 2016 1:36 pm

Turkish Deputy PM: Jerusalem Conceded on 2 of 3 Conditions for Reconciliation; Ankara Won’t Relinquish Demand That Israel Lift Gaza Blockade

Though Jerusalem has conceded on two out of three demands made by Turkey during reconciliation...

Watchdog: Palestinian ‘Fauxtographs’ Submitted to World Health Organization Ahead of Damning Anti-Israel Resolution ‘Highlight Total Lack of Credibility’ May 29, 2016 8:35 pm

Watchdog: Palestinian ‘Fauxtographs’ Submitted to World Health Organization Ahead of Damning Anti-Israel Resolution ‘Highlight Total Lack of Credibility’

Falsified photos used in the Palestinian Authority report submitted to the World Health Organization...

Netanyahu Thanks Putin for Return of Israeli Tank From First Lebanon War May 29, 2016 10:58 am

Netanyahu Thanks Putin for Return of Israeli Tank From First Lebanon War

Russia said it will return to Israel a tank that Syrian forces captured in 1982 in a traumatic...

UN Demands Israel Pay Restitution for 1996 Shelling of Lebanese Village May 27, 2016 9:49 am

UN Demands Israel Pay Restitution for 1996 Shelling of Lebanese Village

JNS.org – A United Nations body has demanded that Israel pay restitution for the accidental...

Lag B’Omer Pilgrims Flock to Tunisian Synagogue With Increased Security Amid Terrorism Concerns May 26, 2016 9:04 am

Lag B’Omer Pilgrims Flock to Tunisian Synagogue With Increased Security Amid Terrorism Concerns

JNS.org – Tunisia has increased security around the Ghriba Synagogue on the island...

Watchdog: Fiercely Anti-Israel Head of Palestinian Syndicate Reports on Conflict for Major News Outlet Boasting ‘Rigorous Neutrality’ May 25, 2016 4:03 pm

Watchdog: Fiercely Anti-Israel Head of Palestinian Syndicate Reports on Conflict for Major News Outlet Boasting ‘Rigorous Neutrality’

A leading media watchdog organization issued a report on Tuesday strongly criticizing French...

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  • Arts and Culture A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    Is diplomacy worthwhile, even if the end result isn’t what we hoped for? That is the question, among many others, posed by the new play Oslo, by J.T. Rogers. Making its New York debut at Lincoln Center, the play examines the secret diplomatic process that led to the historic 1993 peace accords. The character of Shimon Peres makes an appearance onstage — and he, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, tower over the proceedings. But they mainly do so in absentia. Instead, […]

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  • Spirituality/Tradition Sports Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    JNS.org – Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish tradition. Koufax — who was recently ranked by ESPN as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) history — decided not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because the game fell on Yom Kippur. “I would do the same,” Kremer said in an interview. Last month, the 20-year-old Kremer became […]

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  • Arts and Culture Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    The famed lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, encouraged Jewish singer-songwriter Adam Lambert to perform in Hebrew during their upcoming joint concert in Israel, an entertainment industry advocacy organization reported on Tuesday. During a recent interview with Israeli television personality Assi Azar, May was played a 2005 video of Lambert singing the popular song Shir L’Shalom, (Song for Peace). May was so impressed by Lambert’s singing of the Hebrew track that he told the American singer, “We have to do that. Let’s […]

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  • Sports Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    JNS.org – Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next month after gaining a last minute approval. “I am very proud [to represent Israel] and I hope to achieve a new personal best time,” Chemtai told Reuters. Chemtai, who grew up a rural village in western Kenya, first came to Israel in 2009 to care of the children of her country’s ambassador to Israel. The 27-year-old runner recently gained […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    To date or not to date? That is not the question for most Modern Orthodox singles in New York. The question is when will they find their future spouses, and when will their families stop nagging them about having babies? Inspired by the success of the Israeli show “Srugim,” Leah Gottfried, 25, decided she would create and star in her own show, “Soon By You.” “Dating is so serious already,” Gottfried said. “We wanted to take a lighter approach and laugh at the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli actress Moran Atias said that playing a Muslim woman in the hit FX series Tyrant has changed her outlook. “Educating myself about a different culture has made me more hopeful and humble, that we’re all the same,” the Jewish actress, 35, said during an interview with AOL Build. Atias plays Leila Al-Fayeed, the strong and politically minded wife of the president of Abbudin, a fictional Middle Eastern country run by a dictatorial family. The Israeli-born former model, who earned the title of Miss Globe International […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Jewish Fashionistas From Around the World to Tour ‘Chic Side of Israel’

    Jewish Fashionistas From Around the World to Tour ‘Chic Side of Israel’

    A delegation of 35 Jewish fashion industry mavens from around the world will travel to Israel later this month to “discover the chic side” of the country, 5 Town Jewish Times reported. The eight-day tour, organized by the Maryland-based Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) and the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, will include visits to key fashion sites and meetings with some of the country’s top fashion designers, merchandisers and marketers. Participants will also attend a JWRP Fashion Week event in Tel Aviv. JWRP said the trip is […]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors Honored to Represent Israel at 2016 Olympic Games

    Granddaughter of Holocaust Survivors Honored to Represent Israel at 2016 Olympic Games

    Pro golfer Laetitia Beck said she is honored to have been selected to represent Israel at the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil largely because of her grandparents, who survived the Holocaust. “Everywhere I go, I want people to know where I’m from, my background and where my family came from because of the struggle they had to go through,” she told the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). “Every week when I play and I see the Israeli flag, it brings me a lot […]

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