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Argentine President and Foreign Minister Charged Over Cover-Up of Iran’s Role in AMIA Atrocity February 13, 2015 2:31 pm

Argentine President and Foreign Minister Charged Over Cover-Up of Iran’s Role in AMIA Atrocity

The Argentine Federal Prosecutor appointed to examine the accusation that the Argentine government...

‘Israel is an Apartheid State That Should Be Fully Isolated,’ Say South African Students, in ‘Apology’ for Call to Expel Jews February 13, 2015 12:54 pm

‘Israel is an Apartheid State That Should Be Fully Isolated,’ Say South African Students, in ‘Apology’ for Call to Expel Jews

The student representative council at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) in South Africa...

Jewish Parliamentarian in Argentina Accuses Iran of ‘Killing’ AMIA Bombing Investigator Alberto Nisman February 13, 2015 12:24 pm

Jewish Parliamentarian in Argentina Accuses Iran of ‘Killing’ AMIA Bombing Investigator Alberto Nisman

A prominent Jewish member of Argentina’s parliament has accused Iran of being behind...

Alberto Nisman’s Ex-Wife Criticizes Investigation Into Argentinian Prosecutor’s Death February 13, 2015 10:35 am

Alberto Nisman’s Ex-Wife Criticizes Investigation Into Argentinian Prosecutor’s Death

Daily Mail/ AP – The ex-wife of the prosecutor whose mysterious death has rocked Argentina...

Hillel President Vows to Stop Hatred Against Jewish Students After Call to Expel Jews From South African University February 12, 2015 5:41 pm

Hillel President Vows to Stop Hatred Against Jewish Students After Call to Expel Jews From South African University

Hillel International President and CEO Eric Fingerhut vowed on Thursday that his organization...

South African University Rejects Student Council’s Call for Expulsion of Jews, Brands Demand ‘Totally Unacceptable’ February 11, 2015 3:17 pm

South African University Rejects Student Council’s Call for Expulsion of Jews, Brands Demand ‘Totally Unacceptable’

The vice chancellor of Durban University of Technology  (DUT) in South Africa on Wednesday...

Argentina Investigates DNA of Second Person Found in Prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s Home February 11, 2015 11:02 am

Argentina Investigates DNA of Second Person Found in Prosecutor Alberto Nisman’s Home

Guardian – Forensic science experts have found DNA evidence of a second person in the...

How a New York Psychologist and an Israeli Humanitarian Organization Are Helping Sierra Leone Stand Up to Ebola (INTERVIEW) February 9, 2015 6:41 pm

How a New York Psychologist and an Israeli Humanitarian Organization Are Helping Sierra Leone Stand Up to Ebola (INTERVIEW)

“Everyone thinks about the desperate needs that people have in the aftermath of a disaster,”...

Top Israeli Soccer Coach Avram Grant Leads Ghana Into African Cup of Nations Final February 6, 2015 3:11 pm

Top Israeli Soccer Coach Avram Grant Leads Ghana Into African Cup of Nations Final

Leading Israeli soccer coach Avram Grant is celebrating his 60th birthday today with added...

Uruguay Reportedly Expels Iranian Diplomat Following Bomb Scare Near Israeli Embassy February 6, 2015 10:29 am

Uruguay Reportedly Expels Iranian Diplomat Following Bomb Scare Near Israeli Embassy

JNS.org - Uruguay has expelled a senior Iranian diplomat over a partial explosion last month...

Head of UNESCO Vetoes Palestinian Posters, Citing Concerns Over Antisemitism February 4, 2015 1:47 pm

Head of UNESCO Vetoes Palestinian Posters, Citing Concerns Over Antisemitism

The head of UNESCO, the United Nations cultural agency, has a rejected a collection of Palestinian...

Draft of Arrest Warrant for Argentine President Fernández de Kirchner  Discovered in Garbage of Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman February 3, 2015 4:25 pm

Draft of Arrest Warrant for Argentine President Fernández de Kirchner Discovered in Garbage of Special Prosecutor Alberto Nisman

Alberto Nisman, the Argentine Special Prosecutor who was found dead in suspicious circumstance...

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  • Sports US & Canada Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    JNS.org – An organization whose work focuses on the estimated population of 500,000-800,000 Israeli Americans congratulated David Blatt, the Jewish head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers and a longtime Israel-based coach, for clinching an appearance in the NBA Finals. The Israeli-American Council (IAC), whose stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation, and to provide a bridge to [...]

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  • Food US & Canada Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to keep its entire line kosher, Marketing Director Alison Gilbert told AOL’s morning show Rise recently. “It’s kind of funny, a lot of people look for bacon in our ice cream, which is probably not gonna happen because all of our ice cream is kosher,” she said, referring to Jewish dietary restrictions that proscribe the consumption of pig [...]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli athletes at a world Judo championship in Morocco reportedly faced antisemitic slurs during the competition, news site WorldNetDaily reported on Monday. “We will murder you,” and “you’re not wanted here, go home,” were among the vituperative attacks directed at the Israeli Judo Association team, which was in Morocco last week for the World Masters Judo Tournament. According to Haaretz, each Israeli teammate was met with boos and jeers upon entering a fight. Additionally, no Israeli flags were present at [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation, which strives to combat bullying among young people. “Your philosophies are so in line with ours,” she said of the ADL upon accepting the Making a Difference Award in a videotaped message, which was shown at a ceremony in New York City. “We want to help young people know that their feelings and who they are on [...]

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  • Music Personalities At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    JNS.org – Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side. This month, the singer-songwriter released the CD (May 12) and iTunes (on May 8 of this year) formats of his latest album, Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, which features live recordings from his world tours in 2012 and 2013. Last year, Cohen’s Popular Problems was voted by Rolling Stone [...]

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  • Europe Sports FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    JNS.org – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) head Sepp Blatter said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that contrary to Palestinian complaints, Israel has not violated any FIFA statutes and should not be suspended from international soccer’s governing body. “We should not come to one federation saying we will exclude them,” said Blatter, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If the national association is fulfilling its obligations then there is no need to intervene,” he said. “I’m on a [...]

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  • Featured Middle East Sports Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) said on Tuesday it was “appalled” by a Palestinian Football Association initiative to suspend Israel from FIFA, calling it another “front waged in the context of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign.” “We are appalled at the temerity of the Palestinan Football Association (PFA) demand that FIFA suspend Israel at your forthcoming Congress in Zurich,” wrote the group’s international relations director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, in a letter to FIFA President Joseph [...]

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  • Theater US & Canada Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

    Star of Auschwitz Thriller Says ‘God Was Holding the Hand of Every Jew in the Gas Chamber’ (VIDEO)

    The lead actor in Son of Saul, an Auschwitz thriller featured at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, told the UK’s The Guardian that he believes God was “holding the hand” of each Jew who died in the Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust. “I do not for one nanosecond like to pretend that God is off the hook. He could and should have stopped it at a much earlier stage,” Géza Röhrig, 48, said. ”But I would not be able to get [...]

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