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Thousands Rally in Israel After Attack at Gay Pride Parade August 2, 2015 7:41 pm

Thousands Rally in Israel After Attack at Gay Pride Parade

Reuters – Thousands of Israelis attended demonstrations across the country on Saturday,...

Obama to Democrats: I Can’t Carry Iran Deal on My Own July 31, 2015 12:33 pm

Obama to Democrats: I Can’t Carry Iran Deal on My Own

The Hill – The White House is mounting a vigorous push to convince liberals to back...

Nancy Pelosi ‘Confident’ Iran Deal Has Votes to Pass Congress July 31, 2015 8:21 am

Nancy Pelosi ‘Confident’ Iran Deal Has Votes to Pass Congress

National Journal – Earlier this month, Nancy Pelosi came out in full support of the...

Mitch McConnell: Obama Must Turn Over Iran Side Agreements July 31, 2015 7:57 am

Mitch McConnell: Obama Must Turn Over Iran Side Agreements

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor...

Amnesty International Accuses Israel of More War Crimes July 30, 2015 1:22 pm

Amnesty International Accuses Israel of More War Crimes

AFP – An analysis of an Israeli assault in the Gaza Strip following the capture of one...

Poll Shows Donald Trump With Huge Lead in GOP Primary July 30, 2015 1:21 pm

Poll Shows Donald Trump With Huge Lead in GOP Primary

Reuters – Billionaire Donald Trump is leaving the country on a high note, flying from...

Israeli Politicians Hail Jonathan Pollard’s Release July 30, 2015 12:35 pm

Israeli Politicians Hail Jonathan Pollard’s Release

Israel Hayom – Israeli politicians warmly welcomed the news that Jonathan Pollard, the...

Obama Says he Could Theoretically Win Third Term July 29, 2015 3:58 pm

Obama Says he Could Theoretically Win Third Term

Free Beacon – President Obama told the African Union Tuesday that he felt he had been...

Sandy Levin, Longest Serving Jewish Democrat, Announces Support for Iran Deal July 29, 2015 2:57 pm

Sandy Levin, Longest Serving Jewish Democrat, Announces Support for Iran Deal

Gant Daily – The longest-serving Jewish member currently in Congress announced Tuesday...

DNC Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz Evades Question on Iran Nuclear Deal July 28, 2015 3:55 pm

DNC Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz Evades Question on Iran Nuclear Deal

Weekly Standard – Asked directly by CNN’s Wolf Blitzer whether she would vote...

Jeb Bush Leads 2016 GOP Contenders in Courting Wealthy Donors July 28, 2015 2:03 pm

Jeb Bush Leads 2016 GOP Contenders in Courting Wealthy Donors

Bloomberg – Behind a garden modeled on Monet’s, Jeb Bush addressed a lawn-full...

Clinton: Huckabee’s ‘Oven’ Comment on Iran is ‘Over the Line’ July 28, 2015 2:02 pm

Clinton: Huckabee’s ‘Oven’ Comment on Iran is ‘Over the Line’

CNN – Hillary Clinton joined a chorus of Democrats on Monday when she labeled Republican...

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Jewish former CNN host Larry King asked a Saudi Arabian fan if taking pictures with Jews is allowed in his country, before agreeing to pose for a photo with the man, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The world-famous interviewer was leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington, D.C. with a New York Times reporter when a “dark-skinned man” approached and asked to take a picture with him, according to the publication. Whereupon, King asked the fan where he was from. When the man said Saudi […]

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  • Europe Sports Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    British-Jewish business tycoon Lord Alan Sugar joked on Wednesday that London synagogues will likely be empty during Yom Kippur with congregants fleeing to watch the match-up of two leading English soccer teams known for having hordes of Jewish fans. “Spurs V Arsenal cup game drawn on most important Jewish festival,” Lord Sugar pointed out on Twitter. “Both teams have loads of Jewish fans. Conclusion Synagogues will be empty.” North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC will go head-to-head in the Capital One Cup third-round […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Two Jewish men were the only unwitting participants in a social experiment conducted by Jimmy Kimmel, for his popular TV show. As part of a candid-camera-like sketch featured Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host devised different street scenes to observe human behavior — in particular, to see how long it would take people walking down California’s bustling Hollywood Boulevard to notice and interact with others in distress. One scene involved a man in a Spongebob Squarepants costume who had “fallen down” on the sidewalk and needed help […]

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  • Education US & Canada International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    A major Jewish organization rebuked actress Natalie Portman on Monday for saying in a recent interview that Jews put too much emphasis on teaching about the Holocaust relative to other genocides. The Israeli-born movie star told the U.K.’s Independent that the Jewish community needs to examine how much focus it puts on Holocaust education over other issues. She said she was shocked when she learned that a genocide was taking place in Rwanda while she was in school learning only about the horrors of the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    JNS.org – A new book that draws parallels between the Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakba (the Arabic term for the displacement of Palestinian refugees during Israel’s War of Independence) has sparked outrage ahead of an official book launch, to be hosted by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute on Sept. 7. The Zionist organization Im Tirtzu wrote a letter to the institute demanding that it cancel an event it planned in honor of the book’s authors, under the title The Holocaust and […]

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  • Education US & Canada Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Famed actress Natalie Portman warned on Friday against the use of Holocaust education to evoke fear and paranoia. In an interview with the U.K. Independent she added that the trauma should make Jews more empathetic to others who have also experienced hatred. “Sometimes it can be subverted to fearmongering and like ‘Another Holocaust is going to happen,’” the Israeli-American star said. “We need to, of course, be aware that hatred exists, antisemitism exists against all sorts of people, not in the same way. I […]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    The Tribalist, by Louis Marano, is ostensibly a work of fiction but at its core a kind of love song by a gentile journalist for the State of Israel, and especially its secular Zionist core. (Because of the relentless attacks by left-wing polemicists on Israel’s allegedly “messianic” fringe, it’s often forgotten that most of Israel’s founders and all its leaders have been secular Zionists.) The author, the product of an Italian-American family in Buffalo, served two tours of duty in […]

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  • Food Jewish Identity Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    Rugelach Roundtable: Does Beloved Pastry Need Dairy to Taste Good?

    JNS.org – Rugelach (singular: rugala) are a beloved traditional Jewish pastry, with a quirky history to boot, but they often present a kosher conundrum. Though parve rugelach are often a preferred dessert after a meat meal for those observing kosher laws (which stipulate a waiting period between eating meat and dairy), some of today’s most popular rugelach are known for their dairy fillings. Pastry chef Paula Shoyer—author of the books “The Kosher Baker: Over 160 Dairy-free Recipes from Traditional to Trendy” and […]

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