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France’s Hollande Meets With Far-Right Leadership After ‘Brexit’ Vote June 26, 2016 5:26 am

France’s Hollande Meets With Far-Right Leadership After ‘Brexit’ Vote

Financial Times – François Hollande met Marine Le Pen at the Elysée Palace on Saturday...

Bush Treasury Secretary: I Cannot and Will Not Vote for Trump June 26, 2016 5:24 am

Bush Treasury Secretary: I Cannot and Will Not Vote for Trump

Politico – There goes another one. Hank Paulson, chairman of the Paulson Institute...

George Will Leaves GOP Due to Donald Trump June 26, 2016 5:17 am

George Will Leaves GOP Due to Donald Trump

New York Times – George F. Will, a conservative columnist and prominent Republican...

Trump Raises Questions About Clinton’s Faith, Says Evangelicals Should Support Him Regardless of Past June 23, 2016 2:17 am

Trump Raises Questions About Clinton’s Faith, Says Evangelicals Should Support Him Regardless of Past

New York Times – Donald J. Trump met privately with evangelicals on Tuesday in New...

House Democrats Stage Sit-In, Call for Gun Reform June 23, 2016 2:15 am

House Democrats Stage Sit-In, Call for Gun Reform

Huffington Post – Democrats literally sat down on the floor of the House chamber on...

Marco Rubio: I Will Not Campaign for Donald Trump June 23, 2016 2:13 am

Marco Rubio: I Will Not Campaign for Donald Trump

Politico – Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is not campaigning with Donald Trump in the battleground...

Trump Faces Money Woes After Donors Fail to Give June 22, 2016 2:00 am

Trump Faces Money Woes After Donors Fail to Give

New York Times – In Las Vegas last week, Donald J. Trump’s Nevada headquarters stood...

Secret Service: Author of Anti-Clinton Book Lied About Access, Position June 22, 2016 1:59 am

Secret Service: Author of Anti-Clinton Book Lied About Access, Position

Politico – The author of a new tell-all book about Hillary Clinton could never have...

Bernie Sanders Returns to Senate to Cast Gun, Other Votes June 22, 2016 1:54 am

Bernie Sanders Returns to Senate to Cast Gun, Other Votes

Washington Post – For the first time since Jan. 2, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) walked...

Report: Wall Street Tries to Block Elizabeth Warren as Clinton VP Pick June 21, 2016 6:10 am

Report: Wall Street Tries to Block Elizabeth Warren as Clinton VP Pick

Gawker – Politico has compiled several anonymous quotes from Wall Street bankers threatening...

Amid Rising Troubles, Donald Trump Overhauls Campaign Team June 21, 2016 6:07 am

Amid Rising Troubles, Donald Trump Overhauls Campaign Team

Politico – For months, senior adviser Paul Manafort spearheaded the effort urging Donald...

Top New York Police Officials Arrested in Investigation Tied to De Blasio June 21, 2016 6:04 am

Top New York Police Officials Arrested in Investigation Tied to De Blasio

New York Times – Three New York Police Department commanders, including a deputy chief,...

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Slays in ‘Wonder Woman’ Trailer (VIDEO)

    Israeli actress Gal Gadot engages in fierce action sequences in the new Wonder Woman trailer, which Warner Bros. premiered during the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. The nearly 3-minute trailer, the first to debut for the superhero film, shows scenes of Diana, princess of the Amazons, fighting alongside men in the battle against the world’s toughest enemies. The first shot of the video shows Wonder Woman discovering a man, Steve Trevor (played by actor Chris Pine), washed ashore. The clip then takes viewers to the all-female island where Wonder Woman was born. […]

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  • Arts and Culture A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    A Theatrical Look at Diplomacy and the Oslo Accords (REVIEW)

    Is diplomacy worthwhile, even if the end result isn’t what we hoped for? That is the question, among many others, posed by the new play Oslo, by J.T. Rogers. Making its New York debut at Lincoln Center, the play examines the secret diplomatic process that led to the historic 1993 peace accords. The character of Shimon Peres makes an appearance onstage — and he, along with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasser Arafat, tower over the proceedings. But they mainly do so in absentia. Instead, […]

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  • Spirituality/Tradition Sports Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    Israeli Trailblazer Dean Kremer Brings Jewish Values to Nascent Pro Baseball Career

    JNS.org – Other than being part of the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, Sandy Koufax and Dean Kremer have something else in common: a respect for Jewish tradition. Koufax — who was recently ranked by ESPN as the best left-handed pitcher in Major League Baseball (MLB) history — decided not to pitch Game 1 of the 1965 World Series because the game fell on Yom Kippur. “I would do the same,” Kremer said in an interview. Last month, the 20-year-old Kremer became […]

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  • Arts and Culture Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    Lead Guitarist of British Rock Band Queen Asks Adam Lambert to Sing in Hebrew During Upcoming Israel Concert

    The famed lead guitarist of British rock band Queen, Brian May, encouraged Jewish singer-songwriter Adam Lambert to perform in Hebrew during their upcoming joint concert in Israel, an entertainment industry advocacy organization reported on Tuesday. During a recent interview with Israeli television personality Assi Azar, May was played a 2005 video of Lambert singing the popular song Shir L’Shalom, (Song for Peace). May was so impressed by Lambert’s singing of the Hebrew track that he told the American singer, “We have to do that. Let’s […]

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  • Sports Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    Kenyan Marathoner to Compete for Israel in Rio Olympics

    JNS.org – Kenyan-born marathoner Lonah Chemtai is expected to compete for Israel at the Olympics Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil next month after gaining a last minute approval. “I am very proud [to represent Israel] and I hope to achieve a new personal best time,” Chemtai told Reuters. Chemtai, who grew up a rural village in western Kenya, first came to Israel in 2009 to care of the children of her country’s ambassador to Israel. The 27-year-old runner recently gained […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    Will Laughs Lead to Love on Show About Orthodox Dating?

    To date or not to date? That is not the question for most Modern Orthodox singles in New York. The question is when will they find their future spouses, and when will their families stop nagging them about having babies? Inspired by the success of the Israeli show “Srugim,” Leah Gottfried, 25, decided she would create and star in her own show, “Soon By You.” “Dating is so serious already,” Gottfried said. “We wanted to take a lighter approach and laugh at the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli Actress Says Playing Muslim Character in ‘Tyrant’ Has Made Her More ‘Hopeful, Humble’

    Israeli actress Moran Atias said that playing a Muslim woman in the hit FX series Tyrant has changed her outlook. “Educating myself about a different culture has made me more hopeful and humble, that we’re all the same,” the Jewish actress, 35, said during an interview with AOL Build. Atias plays Leila Al-Fayeed, the strong and politically minded wife of the president of Abbudin, a fictional Middle Eastern country run by a dictatorial family. The Israeli-born former model, who earned the title of Miss Globe International […]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Identity Jewish Fashionistas From Around the World to Tour ‘Chic Side of Israel’

    Jewish Fashionistas From Around the World to Tour ‘Chic Side of Israel’

    A delegation of 35 Jewish fashion industry mavens from around the world will travel to Israel later this month to “discover the chic side” of the country, 5 Town Jewish Times reported. The eight-day tour, organized by the Maryland-based Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) and the Israeli Ministry of Diaspora Affairs, will include visits to key fashion sites and meetings with some of the country’s top fashion designers, merchandisers and marketers. Participants will also attend a JWRP Fashion Week event in Tel Aviv. JWRP said the trip is […]

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