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Iranian General Threatens to Attack Israel After Drone Capture August 27, 2014 10:34 am

Iranian General Threatens to Attack Israel After Drone Capture

Washington Free Beacon – Iranian military leaders on Tuesday vowed that Tehran would...

Obama Slammed for Supporting UN Resolution That Equates Israeli, Hamas Actions August 27, 2014 12:37 am

Obama Slammed for Supporting UN Resolution That Equates Israeli, Hamas Actions

Arutz Sheva – The Zionist Organization of America expresses “appall” at...

Bennett Says Israeli Cabinet Opposes Cease-Fire Terms, Calls for Vote August 27, 2014 12:36 am

Bennett Says Israeli Cabinet Opposes Cease-Fire Terms, Calls for Vote

Ynet – Political rumblings began within the Israeli government Tuesday evening after...

Poll: Support for Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu Plummets August 26, 2014 11:01 am

Poll: Support for Israel’s Prime Minister Netanyahu Plummets

Times of Israel – A poll released Monday evening showed a massive drop in the Israeli...

Report: U.S. Drafting New Cease-Fire Proposal With European Union, Jordan August 26, 2014 10:54 am

Report: U.S. Drafting New Cease-Fire Proposal With European Union, Jordan

Ynet – The United States has prepared its own draft outline for a UN resolution demanding...

New York Times Columnist Slams Obama for Golfing Trips August 26, 2014 10:53 am

New York Times Columnist Slams Obama for Golfing Trips

Washington Times – Liberal columnist Maureen Dowd stepped away from her normally supportive...

Political Rift Seen in Netanyahu’s Security Cabinet Over Gaza War August 25, 2014 10:33 am

Political Rift Seen in Netanyahu’s Security Cabinet Over Gaza War

Times of Israel – On both substance and politics, Israel’s security cabinet is divided...

Senator John McCain Calls on Obama to Strike Islamic State in Syria August 25, 2014 10:33 am

Senator John McCain Calls on Obama to Strike Islamic State in Syria

The Hill – Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Sunday called on President Obama to expand...

Lapid: Hamas Political Leaders Not Immune From Retaliation August 24, 2014 11:31 am

Lapid: Hamas Political Leaders Not Immune From Retaliation

Arutz Sheva – Security Cabinet member and Finance Minister Yair Lapid has warned that...

Opinion: Why the Palestinian and Israeli People Can’t Unify August 24, 2014 2:15 am

Opinion: Why the Palestinian and Israeli People Can’t Unify

John Lennon expressed an appealing dream: “Imagine there’s no countries / It isn’t...

Opinion: Jews Helping Hamas Are No Voice for Peace August 24, 2014 2:06 am

Opinion: Jews Helping Hamas Are No Voice for Peace

JNS.org – Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), the group that invaded and “occupied”...

Opinion: Obama Golfs as the World Burns August 24, 2014 1:47 am

Opinion: Obama Golfs as the World Burns

Wake up America, wake up! This is the resounding call I have often read on social media postings...

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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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