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Independence Day Celebrations Reach India, New Zealand, and Russia April 26, 2012 5:00 am

Independence Day Celebrations Reach India, New Zealand, and Russia

Ynet – Israeli missions around the world found creative ways to celebrate Israel’s...

Eichmann Prosecutor’s Daughter Meets German UN Ambassador April 25, 2012 10:55 am

Eichmann Prosecutor’s Daughter Meets German UN Ambassador

Tami Hausner Raveh—daughter of Gideon Hausner, Adolf Eichmann’s prosecutor—recently...

Borat Gets a Thank You From Kazakhstan for Boost in Tourism April 25, 2012 9:58 am

Borat Gets a Thank You From Kazakhstan for Boost in Tourism

After formerly banning the film for its less than stellar depiction of Kazakhstan, Sacha Baron...

Executive Order Sets New Syria and Iran Sanctions into Effect Immediately April 25, 2012 5:00 am

Executive Order Sets New Syria and Iran Sanctions into Effect Immediately

JTA – An executive order by President Obama sanctions companies and individuals that...

Australian Jews Commemorate Yom Hazikaron and Anzac Day All-in-One April 24, 2012 2:05 pm

Australian Jews Commemorate Yom Hazikaron and Anzac Day All-in-One

Australian Jews will be commemorating Yom Ha-Zikaron and ANZAC Day around the same time on...

Netanyahu on CNN: Iran Hasn’t Stopped Nuclear Program “One Iota” April 24, 2012 12:17 pm

Netanyahu on CNN: Iran Hasn’t Stopped Nuclear Program “One Iota”

In an interview which aired on Erin Burnett OutFront on CNN, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

Iran Scrambles to Deal with Cyber Attack on its Oil Infrastructure April 24, 2012 8:03 am

Iran Scrambles to Deal with Cyber Attack on its Oil Infrastructure

Ynet – The Iranian Oil Ministry has formed a crisis center to deal with the recent cyber...

Sudan Bombing of South Sudan Sparks Talk of War April 24, 2012 7:30 am

Sudan Bombing of South Sudan Sparks Talk of War

Fox News/AP – Sudan continued with its aerial bombardment of South Sudan on Tuesday,...

U.S. Sanctions Syrian, Iranian Internet Companies for Human Rights Abuses April 23, 2012 1:46 pm

U.S. Sanctions Syrian, Iranian Internet Companies for Human Rights Abuses

LA Times -The Obama administration took aim Monday at what it called “digital guns for...

China to Use Gold for Purchase of Iranian Oil, Avoiding U.S. Financial Sanctions April 23, 2012 9:45 am

China to Use Gold for Purchase of Iranian Oil, Avoiding U.S. Financial Sanctions

As countries around the world and the banks that operate within them attempt to avoid American...

Turkey Turns Israel Away from NATO Summit in Chicago April 23, 2012 8:45 am

Turkey Turns Israel Away from NATO Summit in Chicago

Israel National News – Turkey has “punished” Israel by blocking it from a NATO summit...

North Korea, Iran and 4 Other Recent International Missile Advancements April 21, 2012 5:00 am

North Korea, Iran and 4 Other Recent International Missile Advancements

CS Monitor – In a display that Indian officials said put their country “among...

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  • Blogs Book Reviews The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    The Origins of Palestinian Refugee Relief Efforts (REVIEW)

    Romirowsky and Joffe’s book Religion, Politics and the Origins of Palestine Refugee Relief is an important volume for those interested in truly understanding the origins of the Palestinian refugee issue. Utilizing a treasure trove of newly released documents, the authors link UNRWA’s (United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine) origins to the Quakers/American Friends Service Committee (AFSC). For those readers who thought they knew most of the Middle East story, Romirowsky and Joffe’s version provides another twist. The authors meticulously [...]

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  • Sports Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    Israeli Soccer Team Faces Prospect of International Ban

    The Israel National soccer team could be facing a World Cup ban, and other soccer sanctions, unless it alleviates travel restrictions and increases field access for Palestinian players and coaches. The head of the Palestinian Football Association is pushing for international soccer’s governing body, the Federation of International Football Associations (FIFA), to issue a ban on Israel competing internationally, claiming Israel’s restrictive travel for Palestinians is equivalent to a form of oppression. “It’s not only the athletes,” Jibril Rajoub explains. [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    Jewish Author of ‘Eat to Live’ Dishes on Health Care, Nutrition, Disease Prevention

    JNS.org – While the national debate on “Obamacare” rages on past the recent March 31 sign-up deadline, bestselling Jewish author Dr. Joel Fuhrman says the “current disease care model of what we call ‘health care’ cannot possibly be sustained.” “There is simply not enough money available to support a system in which the lion’s share of expenditures is devoted to acute care, with virtually nothing being spent on preventive medicine, i.e. health care,” Fuhrman says in an interview. “To make [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    ‘Tears of Color’ Art Exhibit Shows Struggles of Israelis With Eating Disorders

    JNS.org – “This is how I want to be—without fear. Independent. I want to be like a bird. I want to spread my wings.” So reads part of the description beneath one of the 30 paintings on display until the end of May at the ZOA House in Tel Aviv. The collection represents the first-ever art exhibit of its kind: an exhibit created entirely by Israelis in treatment for eating disorders. Dubbed “Tears of Color,” based on one of the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Book Reviews Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    Overprotective or Loving? Daughters Reflect on Jewish Mothers in New Anthology

    JNS.org – Rachel Ament noticed that she and her friends often shared humorous anecdotes that were typically variations on a theme: overprotective, worrying Jewish moms who smothered them with love. That included Ament’s own mother. “My mom is probably every Jewish stereotype scrunched into one,” the Washington, DC, resident tells JNS.org. “At the root of all these stereotypical, worrying, overprotective moms, is love.” A social media writer for Capital One, as well as a freelance writer, Ament decided about three years [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    ‎Kosher Lust: Love is Not the Answer (REVIEW)

    Kosher Lust, by Shmuley Boteach (Gefen Publishing House, 2014). You really do want to find something positive to say about Shmuley Boteach. He is a phenomenon; very bright, an articulate bundle of energy and self-promotion. Anyone who has the chutzpah to describe himself as “America’s Rabbi” deserves ten out of ten for effort. I believe that along with most Chabad alumni, official and unofficial, he does a lot of good and is a sort of national treasure. In this world [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    Hollywood’s Revisiting of Passover’s Exodus Story a Part of Throwback ‘Year of the Bible’

    JNS.org – In a throwback to the golden age of cinema, Hollywood has declared 2014 the “Year of the Bible.” From Ridley Scott’s Exodus starring Christian Bale as Moses, to Russell Crowe playing Noah, Hollywood is gambling on new innovations in technology and star power to revisit some of the most popular stories ever told. “It’s definitely a throwback to the 1950s and early ’60s,” Dr. Stephen J. Whitfield, an American Studies professor at Brandeis University, told JNS.org. Starting with The [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    ‘Jewish Giant’ Headlines New York Jewish Museum Exhibit

    Eddie Carmel, dubbed “The Jewish Giant” by American photographer Diane Arbus, is the centerpiece of a new exhibit opening April 11 at The Jewish Museum in New York. Arbus met Carmel, who was billed “The World’s Tallest Man,” at Hubert’s Dime Museum and Flea Circus in 1959 but waited until 1970 to photograph him at his parents’ home in the Bronx, according to the museum. The son of immigrants from Tel Aviv, Carmel posed for Arbus with his head bowed to [...]

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