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Israeli Government Closes Largest Slaughterhouse After Expose June 11, 2015 12:27 pm

Israeli Government Closes Largest Slaughterhouse After Expose

ABC – Israel’s agriculture ministry has ordered the indefinite closure of the...

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat Slams US Supreme Court Decision June 10, 2015 12:57 pm

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat Slams US Supreme Court Decision

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat criticized Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that “Jerusalem,...

State Department: Obama Was Misunderstood, We Do Have Strategy for Fighting ISIS June 10, 2015 7:50 am

State Department: Obama Was Misunderstood, We Do Have Strategy for Fighting ISIS

Daily Mail – President Barack Obama does have a strategy to defeat ISIS, the State Department...

Netanyahu: Nuclear Deal Won’t Stop Iran From Building the Bomb June 10, 2015 7:49 am

Netanyahu: Nuclear Deal Won’t Stop Iran From Building the Bomb

AFP – An emerging deal between Iran and world powers won’t prevent the Islamic...

Pamela Geller Launches Campaign With Muhammed Cartoons on Billboards June 10, 2015 7:37 am

Pamela Geller Launches Campaign With Muhammed Cartoons on Billboards

Breitbart – The human rights advocacy group the American Freedom Defense Initiative...

CIA Director: Relationship With Israel is Very Strong June 9, 2015 11:19 am

CIA Director: Relationship With Israel is Very Strong

Arutz Sheva – CIA Director John Brennan on Sunday stated that despite the disagreements...

Obama: No ‘Complete Strategy’ to Fight ISIS June 9, 2015 10:57 am

Obama: No ‘Complete Strategy’ to Fight ISIS

  The Hill – President Obama said Monday the United States does not have a complete...

Obama Temporarily Halts Plans to Give Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants June 9, 2015 10:55 am

Obama Temporarily Halts Plans to Give Amnesty to Illegal Immigrants

Washington Post – A series of legal setbacks have halted the government’s intensive...

Lindsey Graham: I Would Welcome Caitlyn Jenner to Republican Party June 8, 2015 7:16 am

Lindsey Graham: I Would Welcome Caitlyn Jenner to Republican Party

MSNBC – Sen. Lindsey Graham said if Caitlyn Jenner wants to be a Republican, she is...

Turkey’s Erdogan Falls Short of Majority in Elections June 8, 2015 7:12 am

Turkey’s Erdogan Falls Short of Majority in Elections

Bloomberg – Turkey’s ruling AK Party has failed to win enough seats to form a single-party...

China Says Citizens Can’t Work in West Bank Settlements June 8, 2015 7:11 am

China Says Citizens Can’t Work in West Bank Settlements

Haaretz – Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon’s plan to bring Chinese construction workers...

Obama Administration Releases Nearly 4,000 ‘Threat Level 1′ Criminal Immigrants June 5, 2015 12:28 pm

Obama Administration Releases Nearly 4,000 ‘Threat Level 1′ Criminal Immigrants

Breitbart – More than 3,700 “Threat Level 1” criminal immigrants were released from...

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  • Relationships US & Canada Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

    Analysis: Jewish Women Less Likely Than Catholics to Take Husband’s Name

    An analysis of New York Times wedding announcements showed that women married in Jewish ceremonies were less likely to take their husband’s last names than those married in Roman Catholic ceremonies, the Times reported on Saturday. The largest gap between the two groups was in 1995 when 66 percent of Catholic women took their husband’s names and 33 percent of Jewish women did the same. Nearly half of the women featured in the publication’s wedding pages since 1985 took their husband’s name after marriage, while about […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

    Jerry Lewis, Legendary Jewish Comic and Humanitarian, Stays Relevant at 89

    JNS.org – Through appreciation of both his comedy and humanitarian work, legendary Jewish entertainer Jerry Lewis is staying relevant at age 89. The only comic to ever be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, Lewis added another award to his trophy case in April, when he received the 2015 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB). Gordon Smith, NAB’s president and CEO, said the organization was “honored to recognize not only [Lewis’s] comedic innovation, but also his remarkable […]

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  • Europe Sports Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

    Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

    Israeli athletes marked a successful day on Sunday, as gymnasts won multiple bronze and silver medals in the 2015 European Games in Baku. The Gymnastics team won two silver medals and one bronze in group events, while Neta Rivkin, an Israeli Olympic gymnast, won bronze for the Solo Hoops event. Sunday’s gymnastics wins follow Sergey Richter’s bronze on June 16 for the Men’s 10 meter air-rifle, and Ilana Kratysh’s silver for women’s freestyle wrestling. The 2015 European Games in Baku are […]

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  • Theater Report Highlights Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers

    Report Highlights Success of Russian-Jewish-American Ballroom Dancers

    Russian-American Jews are some of the most successful ballroom dancing competitors in the U.S., South Dakota Public Broadcasting (SDPB) Radio reported on Thursday. Jonathan Sarna, a professor of Jewish history at Brandeis University, said their success can be traced back to Jewish discrimination in the former Soviet Union. Because of the prejudice they faced, Russian Jews had to perform better than their peers in every field, including dancing, in order to have a chance of getting ahead. “They knew that if they […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

    Israeli Dancer With Shofar, Prayer Shawl Wows ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ Judges (VIDEO)

    An Israeli dancer made use of Jewish props in an extraordinary routine that left judges amazed when he auditioned for season 12 of TV dance competition So You Think You Can Dance on Monday. At first, the panel of judges appeared confused when Asaf Goren, 23, began his audition in Los Angeles with a tallit (prayer shawl) over his head and the blowing of a shofar, which he explained “opens the sky” for people’s prayers. However, as soon as he started his “Hebrew breaking” performance, […]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6

    Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6

    JNS.org – A fairytale ending to Jewish basketball coach David Blatt’s first season in the National Basketball Association (NBA) was not meant to be, as the Blatt-led Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night dropped Game 6 of the NBA Finals to the Golden State Warriors, 105-97, to lose the best-of-seven series 4-2. Blatt, who just last year coached Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv franchise to a European basketball championship, failed to finish a second straight hoops season on top. But after the Cavaliers began the NBA […]

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  • Blogs Sports Israelis Venture to Cleveland for NBA Finals

    Israelis Venture to Cleveland for NBA Finals

    JNS.org – The people who sat in seats one and two of row 12, section 120 at Quicken Loans Arena during Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night weren’t your ordinary Cleveland Cavaliers fans. Tomer Hulli and his father, Eli, made the trip from Israel to attend games 3 and 4 in Cleveland. Tomer, who lives in Tzur Moshe, a 25-minute drive north of Tel Aviv, has been playing basketball since he was 5. Hulli said he didn’t plan this […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Bon Jovi Signs Contract to Perform in Israel

    Bon Jovi Signs Contract to Perform in Israel

    JNS.org – The American rock band Bon Jovi signed a contract in Germany that officially commits it to perform in Israel on Oct. 3, the concert’s producers announced at a press conference. The move marks the latest defeat for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement activists seeking to convince musicians not to perform in the Jewish state. Bon Jovi’s performance in Israel for the final show of its Asian concert tour is the result of an effort by Guy Besser and Shay Mor Yosef of BlueStone Productions, in cooperation with promoter Marcel […]

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