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Sanders to Lay Off Hundreds of Staffers April 28, 2016 6:10 am

Sanders to Lay Off Hundreds of Staffers

New York Times – Battered by four defeats in Tuesday night’s primaries, Bernie Sanders is...

Ted Cruz Causes Social Media Storm After Calling Hoop a ‘Basketball Ring’ April 27, 2016 10:02 am

Ted Cruz Causes Social Media Storm After Calling Hoop a ‘Basketball Ring’

Ted Cruz’s attempt to pander to basketball-crazy Indiana is backfiring on him. During...

Hillary Clinton Shifts Focus to Fall Election as She Pulls Away From Bernie Sanders April 27, 2016 9:56 am

Hillary Clinton Shifts Focus to Fall Election as She Pulls Away From Bernie Sanders

After months of trying to sideline an unexpectedly deft and well-financed liberal opponent,...

Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton Would Have Little Support If She Was a Man April 27, 2016 8:51 am

Donald Trump Says Hillary Clinton Would Have Little Support If She Was a Man

Donald Trump dismissed Hillary Clinton’s strength as a candidate, saying on Tuesday...

Will Cruz, Kasich Alliance Hold During Tuesday’s Primaries? April 26, 2016 7:00 am

Will Cruz, Kasich Alliance Hold During Tuesday’s Primaries?

McClatchy – The unprecedented alliance between Ted Cruz and John Kasich is a longshot...

Hillary Clinton Holds Rally in Delaware Ahead of Primary April 26, 2016 6:58 am

Hillary Clinton Holds Rally in Delaware Ahead of Primary

Delaware Online – Hillary Clinton took her case directly to Delawareans on Monday. The...

Poll: Millennial Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Trump April 26, 2016 6:56 am

Poll: Millennial Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Trump

Politico – Millennials don’t like Donald Trump, a Harvard Institute of Politics poll released...

Charles Koch: Trump Muslim Registration Plan ‘Reminiscent of Nazi Germany’ April 25, 2016 7:18 am

Charles Koch: Trump Muslim Registration Plan ‘Reminiscent of Nazi Germany’

Politico – Conservative billionaire Charles Koch chastised Donald Trump for his plan...

Report: Hillary Clinton Considering All-Female Ticket April 25, 2016 7:15 am

Report: Hillary Clinton Considering All-Female Ticket

Telegraph – Hillary Clinton is considering selecting another woman as her vice presidential...

VA Governor Gives Felons Right to Vote, Tells GOP to Stop Complaining and Win Support April 25, 2016 7:12 am

VA Governor Gives Felons Right to Vote, Tells GOP to Stop Complaining and Win Support

Inquisitr – Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe says his move to restore voting rights to...

Bernie Sanders Vows to Continue Campaign April 21, 2016 6:19 am

Bernie Sanders Vows to Continue Campaign

Washington Examiner – Sen. Bernie Sanders isn’t ready to give up. In a memo to...

Russian Official Threatens US After Confrontation at Sea April 21, 2016 6:17 am

Russian Official Threatens US After Confrontation at Sea

Reuters – Russia accused the United States on Wednesday of intimidation by sailing a...

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  • Features World Graves of Jewish Pirates in Jamaica Give Caribbean Tourists Taste of Little-Known History

    Graves of Jewish Pirates in Jamaica Give Caribbean Tourists Taste of Little-Known History

    Tour operators are calling attention to Jamaica’s little-known Jewish heritage by arranging visits to historic Jewish sites on the Caribbean island, including a cemetery where Jewish pirates are buried. A report in Travel and Leisure magazine describes the Hunts Bay Cemetery in Kingston, where there are seven tombstones engraved with Hebrew benedictions and skull and crossbones insignia. According to the report, centuries ago, Jewish pirates sailed the waters of Jamaica and settled in Port Royal. The town, once known as “the wickedest city in the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Filmmaker Eyal Resh Embraces the Challenge of Telling Israel’s Story (VIDEO)

    Filmmaker Eyal Resh Embraces the Challenge of Telling Israel’s Story (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Telling Israel’s story. It’s the specific title of a short film that Eyal Resh created last year. It’s also the theme behind the 27-year-old Israeli filmmaker’s broader body of work. The widely viewed “Telling Israel’s Story” film—directed by Resh for a gala event hosted by the Times of Israel online news outlet—seemingly begins as a promotional tourism video, but quickly evolves to offer a multilayered perspective. “I want to tell you a story about a special place for me,” a young woman whispers […]

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  • Blogs Features Israel Geeks Out: Science, Art and Tech Event Embodies Jewish State’s ‘DNA’

    Israel Geeks Out: Science, Art and Tech Event Embodies Jewish State’s ‘DNA’

    JNS.org – The entrance to Jerusalem’s Sacher Park was transformed from April 25-27 by a fire-breathing robotic dragon, which flailed its arms and attempted to take flight. The robot, a signature feature at Jerusalem’s first-ever “Geek Picnic,” was one of more than 150 scientific amusements available for the public to experience. This particular dragon was designed by students from Moscow’s Art Industrial Institute in conjunction with the Flacon design factory, said Anatasia Shaminer, a student who helped facilitate the display. Children […]

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  • Book Reviews Opinion The Syrian Virgin (REVIEW)

    The Syrian Virgin (REVIEW)

    The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love. CreateSpace, 2015. The Syrian Virgin, by Zack Love, is a very interesting novel. Equally a political and romantic thriller, at times a real page-turner, it gets you intimately involved in the dire situation in today’s Syria, as well as in the romantic entanglements of its mostly New York-based characters — whose entanglements just might determine the fate of that dire situation in Syria. Along the way it introduces a really important idea that somehow […]

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  • Features Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

    Unpacking the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict and Its Ripple Effect on Israel’s Region

    JNS.org – Aside from Israel itself, those with a vested interest in the Jewish state are accustomed to tracking developments related to Middle East players such as Iran, Syria, Jordan and Egypt. But much global attention has recently focused on the Caucasus region at the Europe-Asia border, specifically on the suddenly intensified violence between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh area of western Azerbaijan. The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, while not taking place in Israel’s immediate neighborhood, does have what one scholar called […]

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  • Blogs Features Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

    Earth Day 2016: Israel Shines in Water Technology, Recycling, Renewable Energy

    JNS.org – On Friday, April 22, 196 nations across the world mark Earth Day, the annual day dedicated to environmental protection that was enacted in 1970. Not to be forgotten on this day is Israel, which is known as the “start-up nation” for its disproportionate amount of technological innovation, including in the area of protecting the environment. For Earth Day 2016, JNS.org presents a sampling of the Jewish state’s internal achievements and global contributions in the environmental realm. Water conservation Israeli […]

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  • Arts and Culture World New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    New Documentary Explores Holocaust Humor, Role That Laughter Played in Death Camps

    Holocaust humor and the role that laughter played in the lives of Jews during World War II are the focus of a documentary that made its world premiere on Monday at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. In The Last Laugh, first- and second-generation survivors, as well as famous Jewish and non-Jewish comedians, discuss their thoughts on when joking about the death camps is appropriate or taboo. “Nazi humor, that’s OK. Holocaust humor, no,” Jewish comedic giant, actor and filmmaker Mel Brooks says in the film. “Anything I […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    Tragedy Culminates in ‘Celebration,’ Says Israeli Author Who Lost Son to Terror

    JNS.org – Sherri Mandell’s life was devastated on May 8, 2001, when her 13-year-old son Koby was murdered by terrorists on the outskirts of the Israeli Jewish community of Tekoa. Yet Mandell not only shares the story of her loss, but also celebrates the lessons she has learned from tragedy. Indeed, “celebrate” is this Israeli-American author’s word choice. Her second book, The Road to Resilience: From Chaos to Celebration (Toby Press), came out earlier this year. The lesson: in every celebration, there is […]

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