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U.S. Navy Sends Stennis Strike Group to Persian Gulf August 27, 2012 10:19 am

U.S. Navy Sends Stennis Strike Group to Persian Gulf

Nearly 6 months after returning home to the west coast, the U.S. Navy’s John C. Stennis...

U.S. Arms Exports Set Annual Record Driven by Concern Over Iran August 27, 2012 7:42 am

U.S. Arms Exports Set Annual Record Driven by Concern Over Iran

NY Times – Weapons sales by the United States tripled in 2011 to a record high, driven...

Satellite Imagery Shows Possible Coverup at Iranian Nuclear Site August 24, 2012 7:00 pm

Satellite Imagery Shows Possible Coverup at Iranian Nuclear Site

JPost/Reuters – A US think-tank published satellite imagery on Friday which it said...

IAEA, Iran Meeting Ends With No Deal August 24, 2012 2:21 pm

IAEA, Iran Meeting Ends With No Deal

JPost/Reuters – Talks between the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog and Iran aimed...

Obama’s Warning to Syria Comes Amid Iranian Directives to Transfer Chemical Weapons to Hezbollah August 24, 2012 9:53 am

Obama’s Warning to Syria Comes Amid Iranian Directives to Transfer Chemical Weapons to Hezbollah

Information gathered by U.S. intelligence officials that Iran’s leadership has pressed...

Netanyahu: Iran “Totally Ignoring” International Demands August 24, 2012 9:21 am

Netanyahu: Iran “Totally Ignoring” International Demands

JPost/Reuters – Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu accused Iran on Friday of making ...

Report: Iran Increases Nuclear Capacity at Underground Fordo Plant August 23, 2012 3:45 pm

Report: Iran Increases Nuclear Capacity at Underground Fordo Plant

Haaretz/Reuters – Iran has installed many more uranium enrichment machines in an underground...

9 Jewish Women Featured on Forbes 2012 Most Powerful List August 23, 2012 11:37 am

9 Jewish Women Featured on Forbes 2012 Most Powerful List

JPost – At least nine Jews, mostly from the US and one from Israel, made it onto Forbes...

UN Chief Will Travel to Iran Against Wishes of U.S., Israel August 22, 2012 12:25 pm

UN Chief Will Travel to Iran Against Wishes of U.S., Israel

The Independent/Reuters – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon plans to attend a summit...

South Africa Bans “Made in Israel” Mark on Settlement Products August 22, 2012 11:34 am

South Africa Bans “Made in Israel” Mark on Settlement Products

JPost – The South African cabinet on Wednesday approved a plan to require special labels...

Ayatollah Khamenei Orders More Terror Attacks Against the West August 22, 2012 9:28 am

Ayatollah Khamenei Orders More Terror Attacks Against the West

Members of Iran’s Quds Force were recently instructed by the country’s most authoritative...

Iran Building $300 Million Anti-Aircraft Base August 22, 2012 12:00 am

Iran Building $300 Million Anti-Aircraft Base

Times of Israel – Amid increasing talk of a possible Israeli strike on its nuclear...

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  • Blogs Sports Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then 17 years old, had just been disqualified from the Israeli kayaking championship. He couldn’t survive the heats. He didn’t make the start line. He was devastated—and he had no one with whom to share his hopes, his dreams, and his disappointment. His divorced parents still live in [...]

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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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