Politics

Report: Israel’s Netanyahu, Lapid Near Budget Deal September 21, 2014 11:01 am

Report: Israel’s Netanyahu, Lapid Near Budget Deal

Times of Israel – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Finance Minister Yair Lapid...

Knesset to Vote on Gush Etzion Security Fence September 21, 2014 12:13 am

Knesset to Vote on Gush Etzion Security Fence

Arutz Sheva – Knesset ministers are to hold a vote on Sunday to set the path of the...

Expert Says Israeli Hackers Are ‘Younger, Faster, Smarter’ Than Most Others September 19, 2014 9:54 am

Expert Says Israeli Hackers Are ‘Younger, Faster, Smarter’ Than Most Others

Times of Israel – Israeli hackers are young and scary — scary talented, that is. That’s...

ISIS Releases New Video Showing British Journalist as Hostage September 19, 2014 9:51 am

ISIS Releases New Video Showing British Journalist as Hostage

Politico/Associated Press – The Islamic State group on Thursday released a video showing...

Iran Sentences ‘Happy’ Video Dancers to 91 Lashes, Prison Time September 19, 2014 9:34 am

Iran Sentences ‘Happy’ Video Dancers to 91 Lashes, Prison Time

Fox News – Iran’s latest crackdown on freedom includes lashes and prison for seven...

Divided House of Representatives Votes to Support Airstrikes Against Islamic State September 18, 2014 7:20 am

Divided House of Representatives Votes to Support Airstrikes Against Islamic State

New York Times – An unusual but overwhelming coalition in the House voted Wednesday...

Kerry Tells Code Pink Protestors They Should Support ISIS Strikes September 18, 2014 7:20 am

Kerry Tells Code Pink Protestors They Should Support ISIS Strikes

Think Progress – Secretary of State John Kerry directly addressed protesters of President...

Senior Israeli Minister Gidon Sa’ar Quits Knesset and Politics September 18, 2014 7:09 am

Senior Israeli Minister Gidon Sa’ar Quits Knesset and Politics

Arutz Sheva – Interior Minister Gidon Sa’ar (Likud) will be leaving politics,...

Former Official Says Hillary Clinton Aides Secretly Doctored Benghazi Documents September 17, 2014 7:18 am

Former Official Says Hillary Clinton Aides Secretly Doctored Benghazi Documents

FOX News – A former State Department official has told lawmakers that Hillary Clinton...

Israeli Finance Minister Lapid Says He’d Rather Topple Government Than Increase Taxes September 17, 2014 7:09 am

Israeli Finance Minister Lapid Says He’d Rather Topple Government Than Increase Taxes

Ynet –  Amid the battle for the 2015 state budget, Finance Minister Yair Lapid told...

Israel’s Ya’alon Slams Minister Bennett for Allegedly Receiving Leaked IDF Information September 17, 2014 7:01 am

Israel’s Ya’alon Slams Minister Bennett for Allegedly Receiving Leaked IDF Information

Artuz Sheva – MK Orit Struk (Jewish Home) sharply criticized Defense Minister Moshe...

Obama Uses Law He Tried to Repeal to Justify Strikes Against ISIS September 16, 2014 7:15 am

Obama Uses Law He Tried to Repeal to Justify Strikes Against ISIS

Newsmax – President Barack Obama first criticized a law passed under George W. Bush...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in Talks to Star in Ben-Hur Remake

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot is in negotiations to take on the female lead role in the remake of the 1959 classic Ben-Hur, according to The Hollywood Reporter. If the deal is finalized Gadot will play Esther, a slave and Ben-Hur’s love interest. Actor Jack Huston will star as the Jewish prince who is betrayed into slavery by his childhood friend Messala, played by Toby Kebbell. Ben-Hur fights for his freedom and vengeance with the help of Morgan Freeman’s character, who trains Ben-Hur how to win at chariot-racing. [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    Young Israelis Try to Crowd-Fund Their Way to Major League Baseball Playoffs

    JNS.org – Baseball, hot dogs, and apple pie are the American dream. So why do two young men who have built their lives in Israel have a GoFundMe crowd-funding webpage with the urgent message that they need $3,000 to travel to the U.S. to watch the Kansas City Royals and Baltimore Orioles square off for Major League Baseball’s (MLB) American League championship? Brothers Naftali and Yoni Schwartz, 27 and 25, respectively, are Kansas City natives. Even though they made aliyah with their [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Race Cars Speed Through Jerusalem in Amazing Exhibition

    Some 3,000 years ago, King David probably never imagined cars racing at 240 kilometers per hour (150 miles per hour) through the ancient capital of the Jewish people. But on Monday and Tuesday, October 6-7, thousands of Israelis lined the streets to watch Porsche, Audi, and Ferrari race cars fly through the capital against the backdrop of the Tower of David, the Old City Walls, and other city landmarks. The second annual non-competitive Jerusalem Formula One Road Show had been [...]

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  • Israel Sports NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    NBA Superstar LeBron James Says He Wants to Visit Israel

    Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James expressed interest in visiting Israel someday, local news site Cleveland.com reported on Sunday. Speaking to Israeli reporters before the Cleveland Cavaliers’ preseason debut against Maccabi Tel Aviv, the NBA star said he had never visited the Jewish state but “I want to look forward to going there if I get an opportunity to.” When asked by an Israeli reporter if there was “any chance that LeBron James and Cleveland comes to Tel Aviv,” the athlete said [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    Florida Rabbi Dominates Former Basketball Star Congressman in Hoops Showdown (VIDEO)

    A Florida-based Chabad rabbi put former basketball star, U.S. Congressman Curt Clawson to shame on the court when the two faced off one-on-one recently. A YouTube video, posted online on Tuesday, shows Rabbi Fishel Zaklos of Chabad of Naples shooting hoops with the Florida politician, who played basketball in high school and at Purdue University in Indiana. The game took place in the parking lot of the Chabad Jewish center run by Zaklos. During the 1-minute clip, Zaklos scores two impressive [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    David Blatt’s Cleveland Cavaliers Rout Maccabi Tel Aviv, 107-80

    JNS.org – Less than five months after leading Maccabi Tel Aviv to its sixth European basketball title, David Blatt, now the head coach of the NBA’s Cleveland Cavaliers, routed his former team in an exhibition game on Sunday, with the Cavaliers dominating Maccabi 107-80 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. The 20,562 fans in attendance witnessed Lebron James’s first appearance in a Cavaliers uniform since he left the club in free agency for the Miami Heat four years ago. [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    Jewish New York Giants Guard Plans to Fast on Yom Kippur

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz said on Wednesday that he will not eat anything between sundown Friday and sundown Saturday in observation of Yom Kippur, ESPN reported. “If I was playing, I wouldn’t fast, because I’ve got to be able to fuel myself to play,” said the Jewish athlete, who is on short-term leave due to a toe injury. “But it’s not that tough, really. I’ll eat dinner at 5:00 Friday, then I’ll go to services and I’ll just [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    How a Jewish Leader With 3 Months to Live Created a ‘Seminar’ on Life

    JNS.org – What would you do if you found out that you had only three more months to live? Gordon Zacks was a successful businessman, a leader of Jewish life, and a confidante and adviser to President George H.W. Bush. He knew that he had prostate cancer, but doctors advised him that it was very slow-growing and nothing to worry about. Then came the day when the doctors told him his cancer metastasized to his liver, and that he had [...]

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