Politics

Israel’s Foreign Minister Lieberman Defiant in Face of Palestinian ICC Threats March 11, 2015 1:34 am

Israel’s Foreign Minister Lieberman Defiant in Face of Palestinian ICC Threats

Arutz Sheva – Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Tuesday brushed off Palestinian...

White House Admits Obama Emailed Clinton on Private Account, Claims Ignorance March 10, 2015 7:36 am

White House Admits Obama Emailed Clinton on Private Account, Claims Ignorance

Washington Times – President Obama communicated with Hillary Rodham Clinton via email...

Iran: GOP Letter on Nuclear Deal is ‘Propaganda’ March 10, 2015 7:33 am

Iran: GOP Letter on Nuclear Deal is ‘Propaganda’

CBS News – Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif thinks some Senate Republicans need...

Obama: I’ll Talk to American People About Iran After Deal is Made March 10, 2015 7:25 am

Obama: I’ll Talk to American People About Iran After Deal is Made

Weekly Standard – President Obama will wait until after a nuclear deal with Iran is...

New Poll Shows Likud Ahead in Israeli Elections March 9, 2015 11:30 am

New Poll Shows Likud Ahead in Israeli Elections

Arutz Sheva – If elections were held today, Likud would be the largest party with...

Hillary Clinton Refuses to Take Questions About E-Mail Accounts March 6, 2015 11:30 am

Hillary Clinton Refuses to Take Questions About E-Mail Accounts

Business Insider – Hillary Clinton reportedly will not be taking any questions at an...

Israel’s Labor Leader Herzog: I Will Evict Settlers, But Not Unilaterally March 6, 2015 11:25 am

Israel’s Labor Leader Herzog: I Will Evict Settlers, But Not Unilaterally

Arutz Sheva – Labor Party Chairman MK Yitzhak Herzog promises that he will not hesitate...

Israel Asks Congress for More Missile Defense Aid March 6, 2015 11:25 am

Israel Asks Congress for More Missile Defense Aid

CNN – Publicly the U.S. and Israel have been clashing over Iran’s nuclear program,...

Democrats Concerned by Hillary Clinton E-Mail Scandal March 5, 2015 1:06 pm

Democrats Concerned by Hillary Clinton E-Mail Scandal

New York Times – The revelation that Hillary Rodham Clinton conducted government business...

New York Mayor De Blasio Planning First Trip to Israel March 5, 2015 12:54 pm

New York Mayor De Blasio Planning First Trip to Israel

CBS/AP – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is planning to take his first trip to Israel...

Kerry Says Demanding Iran’s Capitulation Won’t Bring Nuclear Deal March 5, 2015 12:52 pm

Kerry Says Demanding Iran’s Capitulation Won’t Bring Nuclear Deal

Reuters – Simply demanding Iran’s capitulation is no way to get a nuclear deal...

Border Guard Union: Obama Inviting Worse Attack Than 9/11 March 4, 2015 11:50 am

Border Guard Union: Obama Inviting Worse Attack Than 9/11

Daily Caller – President Barack Obama’s lax immigration policies are inviting another...

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  • Europe Sports Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    Croatian Soccer Star’s Hebrew Tattoo Causes a Stir Online

    A Hebrew tattoo sported by Croatian soccer star Mario Mandzukic became an internet sensation in Israel after it was exposed on Tuesday during a Champions League match between Ateltico Madrid and Real Madrid A first glance, the tattoo, on the athlete’s back, might leave one with the impression that it was an unfortunate artistic mistake, since the Hebrew letters do not make sense as they are written. However, a closer look at the tattoo shows that it was actually written [...]

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  • Blogs Theater Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    Why an Algemeiner Editor Wrote a Play About a Mass Shooter

    For the past two years, I have served as Opinion Editor at The Algemeiner. I’m perhaps most proud of the paper’s commitment to publishing diverse and opposing viewpoints on the controversial issues of the day. We pride ourselves on voicing different opinions because we know that most issues are not black and white, and because our community is better served by a public debate. In my life outside of the paper, I am a professional actor and playwright. And similarly, [...]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    In ‘America in Retreat,’ a Real-Life Risk Board

    JNS.org – “Risk: The Game of Strategic Conquest,” the classic Parker Brothers board game, requires imperial ambitions. Players imagine empires and are pitted against each other, vying for world domination. Amid this fictional world war, beginners learn fast that no matter the superiority of their army, every advance is a gamble determined by a roll of the dice. After a defeat, a player must retreat. Weighted reinforcement cards provide the only opportunity to reverse a player’s fortunes and resume the [...]

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  • Beliefs and concepts Sports Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    Does Working Out With Other Jews Keep You Jewish?

    JNS.org – For Daphna Krupp, her daily workout (excluding Shabbat) at the Jewish Community Center (JCC or “J”) of Greater Baltimore has become somewhat of a ritual. She not only attends fitness classes but also engages with the instructors and plugs the J’s social programs on her personal Facebook page. “It’s the gym and the environment,” says Krupp. “It’s a great social network.” Krupp, who lives in Pikesville, Md., is one of an estimated 1 million American Jewish members of more [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated Profiles Orthodox NCAA Basketball Player Aaron Liberman

    Sports Illustrated magazine featured an extensive profile on Orthodox-Jewish college basketball player Aaron Liberman on Wednesday.  The article details Liberman’s efforts to balance faith, academics and basketball at Tulane University, a challenge the young athlete calls “a triple major.” Sports Illustrated pointed out that Liberman is the second Orthodox student to play Division I college basketball. The other was Tamir Goodman, the so-called “Jewish Jordan.” As reported in The Algemeiner, Liberman started his NCAA career at Northwestern University. According to [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Sports Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    Cycling the Desert: New Israel Bike Trail Connects Mitzpe Ramon to Eilat

    As the popularity of cycling continues to increase across the world, Israel is working to develop cycling trails that make the country’s spectacular desert accessible to cyclists. The southern segment of the Israel Bike Trail was inaugurated on Feb. 24 and offers for the first time a unique, uninterrupted 8-day cycling experience after six years of planning and development. The southern section of the Israel Bike Trail stretches over 300 kilometers in length and is divided into eight segments for mountain biking, [...]

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  • Jewish Identity Theater Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    Forthcoming Major Action Movies Inspired by Jewish Comic Artist Jack Kirby

    JNS.org – With the recent Oscars in the rearview mirror, Hollywood’s attention now shifts to the rest of this year’s big-screen lineup. Two of the major action films coming up in 2015—Avengers: Age of Ultron, which hits theaters in May, and the third film in the Fantastic Four series, slated for an August release—have Jewish roots that the average moviegoer might be unaware of. As it turns out, it took a tough Jewish kid from New York City’s Lower East [...]

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  • Book Reviews Jewish Identity When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    When Torah Teaches Life and Life Teaches Torah (REVIEW)

    JNS.org – Rabbi Gordon Tucker spent the first 20 years of his career teaching at the Conservative movement’s Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) and the next 20 years as the rabbi of Temple Israel Center in White Plains, N.Y. I confess that when I heard about the order of those events, I thought that Tucker’s move from academia to the pulpit was strange. Firstly, I could not imagine anyone filling the place of my friend, Arnold Turetsky, who was such a talented [...]

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