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Analysis: While Terror Rages in Jerusalem, Israel-Jordan Relations Hang in the Balance November 12, 2014 1:16 pm

Analysis: While Terror Rages in Jerusalem, Israel-Jordan Relations Hang in the Balance

JNS.org – While facing increased Arab riots and terrorist attacks that resemble...

After Terror Attacks in Israel, UN Chief Calls for ‘Dialogue’ Between Sides November 12, 2014 11:50 am

After Terror Attacks in Israel, UN Chief Calls for ‘Dialogue’ Between Sides

Arutz Sheva – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday urgedIsraelis and...

State Department Condemns Fatal Terror Attacks in Israel, Urges Calm on Both Sides November 11, 2014 11:56 am

State Department Condemns Fatal Terror Attacks in Israel, Urges Calm on Both Sides

Arutz Sheva – The United States on Monday condemned the two stabbing attacks in Tel...

Senator Mark Kirk Vows Congressional Action on Iran Nuclear Program November 11, 2014 11:34 am

Senator Mark Kirk Vows Congressional Action on Iran Nuclear Program

Illinois GOP Senator Mark Kirk was welcomed Sunday night by a standing ovation from a crowd...

Report: China Views Obama as Weak, Ineffective Leader November 11, 2014 11:33 am

Report: China Views Obama as Weak, Ineffective Leader

Financial Times – Second-term US presidents traditionally seek solace on the global...

At Likud Party Meeting, Netanyahu Promises Stronger Response to Terror November 11, 2014 11:32 am

At Likud Party Meeting, Netanyahu Promises Stronger Response to Terror

Times of Israel – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israeli demonstrators...

Report: Sheldon Adelson Challenges Haim Saban to Buy New York Times Together November 10, 2014 11:55 am

Report: Sheldon Adelson Challenges Haim Saban to Buy New York Times Together

Israel USA – In a spirited public discussion between two of America’s richest men...

Obama Says Voters Chose Republicans Because Washington Isn’t Working November 10, 2014 11:51 am

Obama Says Voters Chose Republicans Because Washington Isn’t Working

New York Times – Just days after his party was routed in the midterm elections, President...

Israel’s Jewish Home Party to Hold Primaries in Coming Weeks November 10, 2014 11:50 am

Israel’s Jewish Home Party to Hold Primaries in Coming Weeks

Arutz Sheva - Arutz Sheva has learned that the Jewish Home intends to hold primaries...

Right-Wing Activists Blocked From Entering Temple Mount November 7, 2014 8:20 am

Right-Wing Activists Blocked From Entering Temple Mount

JTA – Police prevented dozens of protesting right-wing activists from ascending to the...

Naftali Bennett Says PA President Abbas is ‘Addicted to Terror’ November 7, 2014 1:56 am

Naftali Bennett Says PA President Abbas is ‘Addicted to Terror’

Arutz Sheva – Economics Minister Naftali Bennett (Jewish Home) said Thursday evening...

Report: Obama Wrote Secret Letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader on ISIS November 7, 2014 1:52 am

Report: Obama Wrote Secret Letter to Iran’s Supreme Leader on ISIS

JNS.org – U.S. President Barack Obama reportedly sent a letter to Iranian Supreme Leader...

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  • Arts and Culture Theater US & Canada New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

    New Play Explores the ‘Arrogance’ of American Jews Critical of Israel, Playwright Says

    In his new play Mr. Goldberg Goes to Tel Aviv, playwright Oren Safdie tackles an issue that he has a major concern with: the relationship between Israelis and left-leaning Diaspora Jews with their “I know better” critical views. At the heart of the one-act play is Tony, a Jewish and gay Palestinian sympathizer who expresses strong anti-Israel sentiments when the play begins and at one point even sides with a Palestinian terrorist who holds his captive. Tony, who is also an [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

    Hassidic Parody of Taylor Swift Song Apes Long Jewish Holidays (VIDEO)

    A Jewish comedy troupe released a parody video on Wednesday of Taylor Swift’s hit song Shake It Off in which they joke about taking extensive time off from work for Jewish holidays. “And the goyim gonna stay, stay, stay, stay, stay. And the Jews are gonna pray, pray pray, pray, pray. I’m just gonna take, take, take, take, take. I’m taking off,” goes the chorus for I’m Taking Off. Menachem Weinstein, the video’s lead singer, is the creative director at [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Jewish Literature On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

    On 75th Anniversary, Looking at the Jewish Influence on Gone With the Wind

    JNS.org – The 75th anniversary of the premiere of “Gone with the Wind” on Dec. 15 presents an opportunity to examine the Jewish influence on one of the most popular films of all time. That influence starts with the American Civil War epic’s famed producer, David O. Selznick. Adjusted for inflation, “Gone with the Wind” remains the highest-grossing movie ever made. It earned the 1939 Academy Award for Best Picture, the same honor another Selznick film, “Rebecca,” garnered in 1940. Selznick [...]

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  • Featured Music US & Canada EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

    EXCLUSIVE: Matisyahu Provides Most Extensive Analysis Yet of His Religious, Musical Evolution (INTERVIEW)

    Matisyahu got candid in an exclusive interview with The Algemeiner on Monday about his religious and musical journey – after shedding his Chassidic skin, yarmulke, long beard and all – from the start of his career in 2005 when he became a reggae superstar with hits King Without a Crown and Jerusalem. The singer-songwriter embarks on his Festival of Light tour this month, an annual Hanukkah event that stops in Montreal, New York, and other cities before ending in San Juan, [...]

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  • Arts and Culture Personalities ‘Sheriff of Mars’ Unveils Endearing Life of Jewish Music Star Hidden in the Fields of France

    ‘Sheriff of Mars’ Unveils Endearing Life of Jewish Music Star Hidden in the Fields of France

    JNS.org – It was an era of steel strings, guitar heroes, and storytellers—high on heroin, rebellious. Outlaw country music, the hallmark of Nashville’s powerful and angry music scene of the 1970s, was the brew of greats such as Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, and Townes Van Zandt. But there is another, little-known music hero of that era: Daniel Antopolsky. A Jewish lad from Augusta, Ga.—the son of immigrants who settled in the south and ran a hardware store on Main Street—the [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Iranian Actress Replaces Israel’s Gal Gadot for ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

    Iranian Actress Replaces Israel’s Gal Gadot for ‘Ben-Hur’ Remake

    Iranian actress Nazanin Boniadi replaced Israeli star Gal Gadot as the female lead in the new Ben-Hur remake, Hollywood.com reported on Tuesday. The Homeland actress will play Esther, a slave that Ben-Hur sets free and falls in love with. Gadot quit the movie when it became clear that filming conflicted with her schedule for the Man of Steel sequel. The Israeli actress plays Wonder Woman in the superhero film Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Actor Jack Huston takes on the [...]

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  • Book Reviews Personalities Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    Biography Sheds New Light on David Ben-Gurion’s Place in Jewish History

    JNS.org – There is one sentence in “Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel” that made me sit up in surprise. I thought that I knew the basic facts about how Israel came into being, but while describing what it was like in the days and hours before the state was declared, author Anita Shapira provides one important anecdote I was not aware of. On the 12th of May, the Zionist Executive met to decide what to do. Moshe Sharrett had just returned [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    ‘Death of Klinghoffer’ Actress Compares Met Opera to ‘Schindler’s List’

    An actress starring in the controversial Met Opera The Death of Klinghoffer defended the show on Tuesday by comparing it to the 1993 Holocaust film Schindler’s List, New York Post reported. “To me, this was like [the movie] Schindler’s List. We make art so people won’t forget,’’ said the actress, who plays a captured passenger in the show and asked not to be identified. The Met Opera focuses on the infamous murder of Lower East Side Jewish resident Leon Klinghoffer, 69. The wheelchair-bound father of [...]

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