Politics

Poll: Most Israelis Oppose Releasing Palestinian Convicts March 31, 2014 12:14 am

Poll: Most Israelis Oppose Releasing Palestinian Convicts

Israel Hayom – A majority of Jewish Israelis — 63.2 percent — oppose going...

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Court Sheldon Adelson at Republican Jewish Coalition Meeting March 28, 2014 2:43 pm

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Court Sheldon Adelson at Republican Jewish Coalition Meeting

Times of Israel – A slate of potential Republican presidential candidates is descending...

Netanyahu: Likud Can’t Become Like Malaysian Plane March 28, 2014 2:41 pm

Netanyahu: Likud Can’t Become Like Malaysian Plane

Israel National News – “We must make sure that the Likud does not become like...

Senators Slam ‘Delusional’ Obama Administration for Lack of Syria Strategy March 28, 2014 2:32 pm

Senators Slam ‘Delusional’ Obama Administration for Lack of Syria Strategy

National Journal – Senators hurled a flood of insults at senior State Department officials...

Russia’s Chief Rabbi Slams Ukrainian Jews for Meddling March 27, 2014 4:41 pm

Russia’s Chief Rabbi Slams Ukrainian Jews for Meddling

Times of Israel – Berel Lazar, a chief rabbi of Russia, criticized Ukrainian Jewish...

Report: Olmert Ex-Aide Presents Incriminating Audio Recording March 27, 2014 7:49 am

Report: Olmert Ex-Aide Presents Incriminating Audio Recording

Israel National News – Shula Zaken, who served as former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s...

Supreme Court to Rule on Religious Exemption From Health Care Mandate March 26, 2014 4:15 pm

Supreme Court to Rule on Religious Exemption From Health Care Mandate

Time – The three women of the Supreme Court dominated questioning at the beginning of...

Sexual Assault Case Against Israeli Minister Silvan Shalom Likely to Be Closed March 26, 2014 4:01 pm

Sexual Assault Case Against Israeli Minister Silvan Shalom Likely to Be Closed

Times of Israel – The case of an alleged sexual assault more than a decade ago by Energy...

Israeli Knesset Members to Netanyahu: Freeze Settlements Instead of Releasing Murderers March 25, 2014 12:34 pm

Israeli Knesset Members to Netanyahu: Freeze Settlements Instead of Releasing Murderers

Jerusalem Post – A group of 15 MKs from Labor, Hatnua and Shas implored Prime Minister...

Poll: Zionism in Decline Among Hebrew-speaking Jewish Youth in Israel March 25, 2014 12:32 pm

Poll: Zionism in Decline Among Hebrew-speaking Jewish Youth in Israel

Times of Israel – A survey of Hebrew-speaking Jewish youth in Israel, the results of...

Israeli-Arab Knesset Member Convicted of Assault March 25, 2014 12:24 pm

Israeli-Arab Knesset Member Convicted of Assault

Israel Hayom – The Tel Aviv Magistrates’ Court on Sunday convicted Hadash MK...

New Report Reveals Extent of Israeli Government Outsourcing March 24, 2014 2:22 pm

New Report Reveals Extent of Israeli Government Outsourcing

Ynet – Private bodies are growing increasingly involved in almost every aspect of governmental...

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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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