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Anti-Christian Violence Spurs CUFI Support of Bill to Create U.S. Envoy for Religious Minorities September 30, 2013 9:04 am

Anti-Christian Violence Spurs CUFI Support of Bill to Create U.S. Envoy for Religious Minorities

JNS.org - In response to the rising tide of global anti-Christian violence, Christians United...

Livni: Two State Solution in Israel’s Interest September 30, 2013 6:58 am

Livni: Two State Solution in Israel’s Interest

AFP - Justice Minister Tzipi Livni , who heads the Israeli team in peace talks with the...

Greek Authorities Arrest Leaders of Far-Right, Neo-Nazi Party September 30, 2013 6:57 am

Greek Authorities Arrest Leaders of Far-Right, Neo-Nazi Party

AFP - Greece on Saturday arrested the leader of the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party and hunted...

U.S. Government Shutdown Looms September 30, 2013 6:50 am

U.S. Government Shutdown Looms

AP – With the government teetering on the brink of partial shutdown, congressional Republicans...

IDF Officer Says Hamas Control of Gaza Benefits Israel September 25, 2013 8:58 am

IDF Officer Says Hamas Control of Gaza Benefits Israel

Ynet – Continued control of the Gaza Strip by Islamist movement Hamas is in Israel’s...

Brazil’s President Slams Obama Over Spying September 25, 2013 8:41 am

Brazil’s President Slams Obama Over Spying

Reuters – Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff used her position as the opening speaker...

Senator Cruz Attempts to Block Funding of Obama Health Law September 25, 2013 8:26 am

Senator Cruz Attempts to Block Funding of Obama Health Law

The Hill – Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took to the Senate floor Tuesday to slow down consideration...

More Israeli Ministers Call on Netanyahu to Halt Releasing of Convicts September 24, 2013 8:58 am

More Israeli Ministers Call on Netanyahu to Halt Releasing of Convicts

Ynet – Though the chief of staff deemed it a “tragic coincidence,” right-wing...

Obama Endorses de Blasio for New York City Mayor September 24, 2013 8:55 am

Obama Endorses de Blasio for New York City Mayor

Bloomberg - Bill de Blasio, the Democratic nominee for New York mayor, won the backing of...

IRS Figure Resigns Amid Charges of Bias Against Conservatives September 24, 2013 8:51 am

IRS Figure Resigns Amid Charges of Bias Against Conservatives

Daily Caller – Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner is finally retiring...

Key Capitol Hill Relationships Tense as Debt Crisis Looms September 23, 2013 9:31 am

Key Capitol Hill Relationships Tense as Debt Crisis Looms

The Hill – Strained relationships between key Democratic and Republican negotiators...

Senior Israeli Ministers: Stop Releasing Terrorists September 23, 2013 12:58 am

Senior Israeli Ministers: Stop Releasing Terrorists

Ynet – Two senior cabinet ministers are coming out against the release of terrorists...

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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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