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Russia Affirms Support for Iran’s Right to “Peaceful” Nuclear Program June 7, 2012 7:30 am

Russia Affirms Support for Iran’s Right to “Peaceful” Nuclear Program

JPost – Russia supports a peaceful Iranian nuclear program, Russian President Vladimir...

Clinton: Syria Cannot Be Peaceful With Assad in Power June 7, 2012 5:00 am

Clinton: Syria Cannot Be Peaceful With Assad in Power

Huffington Post – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday condemned...

Flame Virus is “Just the Beginning of the Game” June 6, 2012 8:45 am

Flame Virus is “Just the Beginning of the Game”

JPost – Eugene Kaspersky, whose lab discovered the Flame virus that has attacked computers...

U.S. on Iran’s Uranium: “No Immediate Peaceful Need for Such Stockpiles” June 5, 2012 1:11 pm

U.S. on Iran’s Uranium: “No Immediate Peaceful Need for Such Stockpiles”

Chicago Tribune/Reuters – A senior U.S. official said on Tuesday that Iran was carrying...

China Denies Protecting Syria’s Assad June 4, 2012 9:00 pm

China Denies Protecting Syria’s Assad

ABC News/AP – China’s U.N. ambassador says his government is not trying to protect...

IAEA Official: Use of Force Against Iran “Does Not Guarantee Success” June 4, 2012 5:00 pm

IAEA Official: Use of Force Against Iran “Does Not Guarantee Success”

JPost – A senior IAEA official on Monday warned against a unilateral military strike...

Israeli Foreign Minister Cites U.S. Example In Refusing Turkey Apology June 4, 2012 2:21 pm

Israeli Foreign Minister Cites U.S. Example In Refusing Turkey Apology

JPost – If the US adamantly refuses to apologize to Pakistan for the accidental killing...

Russia Ready to Build Second Iranian Nuclear Plant in Bushehr June 4, 2012 1:51 pm

Russia Ready to Build Second Iranian Nuclear Plant in Bushehr

Russia’s state-run nuclear company says it is ready to help Iran build a second nuclear...

Israel “Supportive” of U.S. Sanctions on Iran June 4, 2012 8:43 am

Israel “Supportive” of U.S. Sanctions on Iran

Chicago Tribune/Reuters – The United States is conferring with Israel about new sanctions...

Church Attacks Leave At Least 8 Dead in Nigeria June 4, 2012 7:35 am

Church Attacks Leave At Least 8 Dead in Nigeria

 Sydney Morning Herald – A suicide car bomber drove into a north Nigeria church’s...

Russia Comes to the Aid of Syria After Massacre of Women and Children June 2, 2012 4:00 am

Russia Comes to the Aid of Syria After Massacre of Women and Children

CBS/AP – Russia continued to fly in the face of international opinion on Syria, voting...

U.S. Publishes Photo of “Probable Mass Burial” in Syria, Blames Assad for Massacre June 1, 2012 1:23 pm

U.S. Publishes Photo of “Probable Mass Burial” in Syria, Blames Assad for Massacre

JPost – US ambassador to Syria Robert Ford posted a photo on the US embassy‘s...

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    How Jewish Television Pioneer Milton Berle Inspired Modern Comedy Stars

    JNS.org – Today’s comedy superstars, especially those whose careers are driven by television, may very well owe their success to pioneering Jewish entertainer Milton Berle. Born Mendel Berlinger in Manhattan in 1908, Berle became America’s first small-screen star. Aptly nicknamed “Mr. Television,” he influenced and helped promote the work of hundreds of younger comics. “Milton Berle was deceptively successful and very Jewish,” says Lawrence Epstein, author of The Haunted Smile: The Story of Jewish Comedians in America, published the year [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    Jewish ‘Hoops Whisperer’ a Secret Weapon for NBA Stars

    JNS.org – Idan Ravin’s friends chipped in to buy him a humble but life-changing bar mitzvah gift—a basketball hoop his father attached to the roof of his garage. Little did his friends know that years later, he would be the personal trainer of National Basketball Association (NBA) stars Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard, and Stephen Curry. Ravin’s new book, “The Hoops Whisperer: On the Court and Inside the Head of Basketball’s Best Players,” details his rise from a Jewish upbringing [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs 10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    10 New Hollywood Movies That Aim to Show Support for Israel (SATIRE)

    Ten major film studios are currently in production on projects that promote a decidedly pro-Israeli narrative. In famously liberal Hollywood, such a development has left mouths agape and set tongues a wagging. Since the Jewish State began defending itself from the thousands of rockets that Hamas has hurled at it – as well as ongoing terror attacks and murders, the overwhelming number of Tinseltown’s producers, directors, actors, and studio moguls have remained indifferent to the plight of millions of Israeli [...]

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  • Featured Israel Sports So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    So Close: Israeli Judoka Loses Crown in World Cup Final, Finishes With Silver (VIDEO)

    Israeli Judoka Yarden Gerbi (63kg), 25, of Netanya, on Thursday lost the final round at the Judo World Cup, and her world title to Clarisse Agbegnenou of France, at a match held in Russia. “I have mixed feelings,” Gerbi told Israeli Army radio. But, “I shouldn’t assume that I’d win the world Judo championship twice in a row,” she admitted. Gerbi won gold in Rio De Janeiro last year. “When I made my decision, I knew it was going to [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    Surviving the Holocaust by Hiding Their Faith (REVIEW)

    “Jews Out!” was just the name of a child’s game that three little girls played in World War II Europe. But all is not as it seems because the three girls were Jewish, but hiding their true identities. In award-winning author R. D. Rosen’s riveting non-fiction work, Such Good Girls, “Jews Out!” wasn’t a game; it was a struggle for survival. The girls, Sophie, Flora, and Carla, grew up at a time and a place that did not allow them [...]

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  • Music Personalities Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    Twenty Years On, the Real and Radical Legacy of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach

    JNS.org – “He was part hippie, part yippie, part beatnik, and part New Age,” wrote Elli Wohlgelernter in a Jerusalem Post eulogy in 1994, following the Oct. 20 passing of Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach. Twenty years later, more robust accounts of Carlebach’s life have come to the surface. Earlier this year, Natan Ophir published the book Rabbi Shlomo Carlebach: Life, Mission & Legacy. This past summer, Rabbi Shlomo Katz’s The Soul of Jerusalem hit the shelves. But even the authors will admit [...]

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  • Blogs Music Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    Beatlemania Invades the Gaza Strip (SATIRE)

    As Hamas loses its grip on power in the Gaza Strip as a result of war, poverty and disillusionment, the Islamist terrorist group has developed an ingenious way to raise the morale of the 1.7 million Palestinian Arabs it was elected to serve. While currently focused on delivering a rocket into every Israeli home, Hamas has not left its own people behind. To gently wipe away the tears of children strategically placed inside kindergartens as human shields, the Hamas Interior Ministry [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Spirituality/Tradition Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    Removing Jesus’ Jewish Identity From Artwork

    In a strong statement that challenges the historic divide between Christianity and Judaism, Pope Francis recently proclaimed, “Inside every Christian is a Jew.” But if you look at Renaissance artworks that depict Jesus, you will not find any evidence of a Jew inside the Christianized Jesus — even though the Gospels in the New Testament tell us that Jesus was Jewish to the core. Getting that point across to the public is a daunting task, as I learned in interviews I [...]

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