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Leading Israeli Parliamentarian Calls on Knesset to Present United Front in War July 29, 2014 11:06 am

Leading Israeli Parliamentarian Calls on Knesset to Present United Front in War

Arutz Sheva – Communications Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) called on his fellow ministers...

Nancy Pelosi: Qataris Say Hamas is Humanitarian Organization July 29, 2014 11:02 am

Nancy Pelosi: Qataris Say Hamas is Humanitarian Organization

CNS News – House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) says the United States must...

Opinion: President Obama Abandons Israel July 28, 2014 10:02 am

Opinion: President Obama Abandons Israel

In the midst of a bitter war – one that Israel sought to avoid – the statements and initiatives...

Opinion: President Obama’s Leadership is Nowhere to Be Found July 28, 2014 1:17 am

Opinion: President Obama’s Leadership is Nowhere to Be Found

Recently, as we heard news that a civilian jetliner was blasted out of the sky near the Russian-Ukrainian...

Mitch McConnell Introduces Stand-Alone Bill for Iron Dome Funding July 28, 2014 1:06 am

Mitch McConnell Introduces Stand-Alone Bill for Iron Dome Funding

Breitbart – With the immigration issue raging on Capitol Hill, Senate Minority Leader...

Abbas Accuses Kerry of Undermining Egyptian Ceasefire Proposal July 28, 2014 12:01 am

Abbas Accuses Kerry of Undermining Egyptian Ceasefire Proposal

Times of Israel – The Palestinian Authority is fuming at US Secretary of State John...

Iran’s Khamenei: We Will Arm Palestinians Until Israel is Wiped Off Map July 25, 2014 10:33 am

Iran’s Khamenei: We Will Arm Palestinians Until Israel is Wiped Off Map

Times of Israel – The “Zionist regime” must be destroyed, Iran’s Supreme leader...

Israel Accuses UNRWA of Lying About Evacuation of Gaza School July 25, 2014 10:19 am

Israel Accuses UNRWA of Lying About Evacuation of Gaza School

Arutz Sheva – Israel on Thursday called out a United Nations aid agency for falsely...

Full Transcript: Israeli President Shimon Peres’ Farewell Speech at the Knesset July 24, 2014 7:34 pm

Full Transcript: Israeli President Shimon Peres’ Farewell Speech at the Knesset

Below is the full transcript of Israeli President Shimon Peres’ farewell speech at...

Israel’s Lieberman Says UN Rights Council Supports Terrorist Rights July 24, 2014 10:48 am

Israel’s Lieberman Says UN Rights Council Supports Terrorist Rights

Arutz Sheva – Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman slammed the United Nations Human Rights...

What Explains Pew Poll’s Partisan Gap in Support for Israel? July 24, 2014 10:28 am

What Explains Pew Poll’s Partisan Gap in Support for Israel?

JNS.org – A new Pew Research Center poll showing Republicans as more sympathetic...

Obama Tells Supporters He Never Watches the News July 24, 2014 9:44 am

Obama Tells Supporters He Never Watches the News

Washington Times – In scandal after scandal in the Obama administration, President Obama...

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  • Education Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    Why We Should Invest in Jewish Children

    JNS.org – My wife Suzy and I will never forget our wedding day. It was not just the uplifting ceremony and beautiful party that left an indelible mark. Some life-altering advice that we received from one of our guests informed and shaped our lives from that day forward. My high school teacher, Rabbi Moshe Yagid, pulled us aside just before the chuppah and challenged us to choose one mitzvah that would be the foundation of our marriage and our lives. He explained [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    LeBron James’ New Coach Shaped by Summer on Kibbutz and Jewish ‘Life Lessons’

    JNS.org – Influenced by his Jewish upbringing and a summer on a kibbutz, basketball coach David Blatt is embarking on his highest-profile challenge yet: coaching LeBron James, the four-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player who has made waves for returning to his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers. After guiding Israel’s storied Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball franchise to its 51st Israeli league championship and 6th Euroleague title this past season, Blatt landed the Cavaliers head-coaching job in June. Just weeks later, [...]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    Young Syrian Jewish Restauranteur Continues a Family Legacy

    JNS.org – At the turn of the century, a young Jewish immigrant arrived in New York. So begins the history of many American Jewish families. It is 27-year-old Albert Allaham’s story, too, with a few unusual twists. Albert’s “century” is the 21st—he arrived almost 100 years after the massive waves of European Jewish immigration. Rather than coming from a small town along the Danube river, his shtetl was Damascus. His first American business was not a pushcart on the Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    A Holistic Look at the Rebbe’s Life and Career (REVIEW)

    Did you know that in the entire Bible, only one birthday is mentioned and it is that of Pharaoh? And did you know that according to some scientists, by accepting Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity, it is impossible to prove or disprove that the sun is the gravitational center of our solar system? In his new book, REBBE, best-selling author Joseph Telushkin reveals many surprising and sometimes shocking details as he chronicles the life and teachings of the charismatic Rabbi [...]

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  • Food Mitzvos New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    New Jerusalem Eatery’s Uniform Pricing Seeks to ‘Help People Make It’

    JNS.org – Omelet sandwich: 5 shekels. Iced coffee: 5 shekels. Tuna sandwich: 5 shekels. Fresh-squeezed orange juice: 5 shekels. Cheese bureka: 5 shekels. There’s plenty more on the Cofizz menu, but you get the idea. Dani Mizrahi and Amir Amshalm, two Israeli men in their early 30s, asked themselves: Why not launch a take-out food joint in busy neighborhoods around Jerusalem where everything—and that means everything—goes for five shekels, or about $1.50. They’d seen the concept take off in Tel Aviv, where [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    New Primetime Drama ‘Tyrant’ Filmed Entirely in Israel (VIDEO)

    The new FX Network drama Tyrant was shot entirely in Israel, just 10 miles north of Tel Aviv, Bloomberg News reported last Tuesday. Tyrant follows the life of an Arab dictator’s second son Barry, played by Adam Rayner, who reluctantly returns home to the Middle Eastern nation of his birth to join the family business away from his suburban life in America. The elaborate set production for the primetime drama included a crew of 300 and a reported cost of over $3 million [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Supermodel: Jewish Mothers Are Constantly Trying to Set Me Up With Their Sons

    Skokie, Il-born 25-year-old Erin Heatherton (Erin Heather Bubley) is rocking the modeling world. And in a new interview accompanying a cover spread for Miami’s Ocean Drive magazine, she says Jewish moms are “constantly trying to set her up with their sons.” Imagine that – who would have thought? “The moms, they’re doing what they do. It doesn’t matter what country they live in, what city – grandmothers, too,” she admitted. “But I’m probably going to do that too one day.” Heatherton was [...]

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  • Education Israel First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    First Ever: Turkish Academics to Visit Israel Holocaust Museum for Seminar

    Some 15 Turkish university professors and lecturers will take part in a first of its kind seminar at Holocaust museum Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies starting next week. The trip is especially significant as Holocaust denial is rampant in the Arab world. A Palestinian professor was recently forced to resign after he led a trip to the Nazi extermination camp Auschwitz. Participants in the week-long program at Yad Vashem will experience in-depth tours of the museum’s archives and [...]

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