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Lapid Says Israeli Budget Deficit Will Grow to Pay for Defense Spending September 15, 2014 6:45 am

Lapid Says Israeli Budget Deficit Will Grow to Pay for Defense Spending

Ynet – The Finance Ministry announced on Sunday it was raising Israel’s deficit...

World Jewish Congress Leader Warns of Far Right Parties, Islamic Extremists in Visit to Europe September 14, 2014 2:34 pm

World Jewish Congress Leader Warns of Far Right Parties, Islamic Extremists in Visit to Europe

Times of Israel – European voters risk giving their countries a bad name by electing...

Hillary Clinton Visits Iowa for First Time Since 2008 September 14, 2014 2:20 pm

Hillary Clinton Visits Iowa for First Time Since 2008

Wall Street Journal – It was Iowa that punctured Hillary Clinton’s bid for the...

Israeli President Rivlin Says Israel Has Duty to Stop ISIS September 14, 2014 2:18 pm

Israeli President Rivlin Says Israel Has Duty to Stop ISIS

Arutz Sheva – Israel has a “responsibility” to stop Islamic State (IS; formerly...

Gallup Poll Shows Major Republican Advantage on Terrorism Issues September 12, 2014 2:21 am

Gallup Poll Shows Major Republican Advantage on Terrorism Issues

Powerline – Opinion is divided on whether 2014 will be a good year for the GOP, or a...

Likud Knesset Member Warns of Third Intifada in Jerusalem Visit September 12, 2014 2:17 am

Likud Knesset Member Warns of Third Intifada in Jerusalem Visit

Arutz Sheva – MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) visited eastern Jerusalem and the Temple Mount on...

McCain Says Obama Lied to Him About Earlier Syria Intervention September 12, 2014 2:14 am

McCain Says Obama Lied to Him About Earlier Syria Intervention

Breitbart – Thursday on the Senate floor, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) told the story of...

Yair Lapid Mistakenly Quotes Saudi Foreign Minister as Praising Israel September 11, 2014 7:31 am

Yair Lapid Mistakenly Quotes Saudi Foreign Minister as Praising Israel

Times of Israel – Finance Minister Yair Lapid this week quoted the foreign minister...

Jewish Home Party Votes on New Constitution After Reaching Compromise September 11, 2014 7:24 am

Jewish Home Party Votes on New Constitution After Reaching Compromise

Arutz Sheva – The Jewish Home Party voted on a new constitution at Tel Aviv University...

Filmmaker Michael Moore Calls Obama a ‘Huge Disappointment’ as President September 11, 2014 7:13 am

Filmmaker Michael Moore Calls Obama a ‘Huge Disappointment’ as President

Daily Caller – According to left-wing documentarian Michael Moore, history will remember...

New York Times: Obama’s Past Assurances on Foreign Policy Have Come Back to Haunt Him September 10, 2014 7:08 am

New York Times: Obama’s Past Assurances on Foreign Policy Have Come Back to Haunt Him

New York Times – When President Obama addresses the nation on Wednesday to explain...

Israel’s Public Security Minister Promises to Reinforce Jerusalem Forces After Riots September 10, 2014 7:03 am

Israel’s Public Security Minister Promises to Reinforce Jerusalem Forces After Riots

Times of Israel – Jerusalem’s security forces are to get reinforcements to combat...

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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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