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Barack Obama: Most US Jews Still Support Me May 22, 2015 12:59 pm

Barack Obama: Most US Jews Still Support Me

Arutz Sheva – U.S. President Barack Obama defended his policies regarding Iran in an...

Donald Trump Teases Presidential Run, Says US is ‘Hellhole’ May 22, 2015 12:55 pm

Donald Trump Teases Presidential Run, Says US is ‘Hellhole’

CBS – Billionaire Donald Trump continues to tease a potential presidential run. Appearing...

Former Israeli Court Chief: Happy to Meet With Ayelet Shaked May 21, 2015 10:38 am

Former Israeli Court Chief: Happy to Meet With Ayelet Shaked

YNet – “I’d be very happy to meet with Ayelet Shaked, to sit down with her,...

Rand Paul Filibusters Patriot Act Renewal on Senate Floor May 21, 2015 12:39 am

Rand Paul Filibusters Patriot Act Renewal on Senate Floor

McClatchy – Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul launched what his staff described as filibuster...

Livni: Netanyahu Destroying Relationship With America May 20, 2015 12:25 pm

Livni: Netanyahu Destroying Relationship With America

Jerusalem Post – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is eroding Israel’s relations with...

Israel’s Finance Minister Introduces Law to Lower Rent Prices May 20, 2015 12:22 pm

Israel’s Finance Minister Introduces Law to Lower Rent Prices

Arutz Sheva – Newly appointed Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon (Kulanu) has proposed...

Scott Walker Brings Presidential Bid to Capitol Hill May 20, 2015 12:20 pm

Scott Walker Brings Presidential Bid to Capitol Hill

Breitbart – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker—the clear Republican presidential frontrunner...

De Blasio Administration Seeks Amnesty for Over One Million Petty Criminals May 19, 2015 1:31 pm

De Blasio Administration Seeks Amnesty for Over One Million Petty Criminals

CBS – Police Commissioner Bill Bratton is behind a controversial proposal to grant amnesty...

Hillary Clinton Forwarded Blumenthal Memos to State Department Staff May 19, 2015 1:29 pm

Hillary Clinton Forwarded Blumenthal Memos to State Department Staff

New York Times – When the Clintons last occupied the White House, Sidney Blumenthal...

MK Ariel: Jerusalem Will Be Rebuilt, Not Divided May 18, 2015 12:50 pm

MK Ariel: Jerusalem Will Be Rebuilt, Not Divided

Arutz Sheva – Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) on Sunday evening participated...

Report: Democrats Have No Plan if Health Care Law Ruled Unconstitutional May 18, 2015 12:49 pm

Report: Democrats Have No Plan if Health Care Law Ruled Unconstitutional

National Journal – A month before the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the future...

Netanyahu: Answer to Terror Attacks is More Jerusalem Construction May 18, 2015 12:49 pm

Netanyahu: Answer to Terror Attacks is More Jerusalem Construction

Ynet – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday night that Israel’s answer...

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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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  • Music Backstreet Boys Singer Howie D Gushes Over Masada During Israel Trip

    Backstreet Boys Singer Howie D Gushes Over Masada During Israel Trip

    Backstreet Boys singer Howie Dorough took to Instagram on Tuesday to marvel about climbing the famed Masada fortress with his band during their visit to Israel, where they will perform this week for the first time. The group’s second day of sightseeing in the Jewish state included the Masada hike, and taking a mud bath at the Dead Sea. A picture from the band’s official Twitter page shows the five singers covered in mud. While relaxing in the Dead Sea, [...]

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  • Book Reviews US & Canada ‘Arms and the Dudes:’ New Book, Film Detail How Ex-Orthodox Yeshiva Guys Became Top Suppliers for Afghan Army

    ‘Arms and the Dudes:’ New Book, Film Detail How Ex-Orthodox Yeshiva Guys Became Top Suppliers for Afghan Army

    A new book and its upcoming film adaptation tell the true story of how three former yeshiva students who habitually smoked marijuana scored a $300 million contract from the U.S. government to supply weapons for the Afghan Army, the New York Daily News reported on Sunday. Arms and the Dudes details how the Miami Beach potheads became “the most unlikely gunrunners in history,” according to the book’s author, investigative reporter Guy Lawson. The tale begins with Efraim Diveroli, nephew of [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Natalie Portman: Israel-Themed ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ Not Political

    Natalie Portman: Israel-Themed ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness’ Not Political

    JNS.org – Natalie Portman, who directs and stars in the new Hebrew-language film adaptation of author Amos Oz’s A Tale of Love and Darkness, says that despite Oz’s record as a vocal left-wing critic of Israel, her film is not political. Like the book on which it is based, Portman’s film is about a young boy at the time of the founding of the state of Israel. “I think the movie is very much about this very particular, specific family story. Of [...]

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