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At Algemeiner Gala, Copenhagen Terror Survivor Mette Bentow Recalls Harrowing Night When Lives of Family Changed Forever (VIDEO) March 31, 2016 2:27 pm

At Algemeiner Gala, Copenhagen Terror Survivor Mette Bentow Recalls Harrowing Night When Lives of Family Changed Forever (VIDEO)

Mette Bentow, survivor of the February 2015 terror attack on a Copenhagen synagogue, says she...

Dovid Efune: We Are Advancing the Dream for Jewish People to Have Proud, Fearless Voice in Global Media Battleground (VIDEO) March 30, 2016 2:07 pm

Dovid Efune: We Are Advancing the Dream for Jewish People to Have Proud, Fearless Voice in Global Media Battleground (VIDEO)

Citing Zionist leaders Ze’ev Jabotinsky and Theodor Herzl, the editor-in-chief of The Algemeiner...

Bernard-Henri Lévy at Algemeiner Gala: We Must Wage ‘Battle for Truth’ Against Antisemitism’s Three Main Lies (VIDEO) March 30, 2016 12:22 pm

Bernard-Henri Lévy at Algemeiner Gala: We Must Wage ‘Battle for Truth’ Against Antisemitism’s Three Main Lies (VIDEO)

The world today is engaged in a “battle for truth” against three main lies being spread...

Rupert Murdoch at Algemeiner Gala: Michael Gove Changing Britain’s Political Landscape (VIDEO) March 30, 2016 12:13 pm

Rupert Murdoch at Algemeiner Gala: Michael Gove Changing Britain’s Political Landscape (VIDEO)

Britain’s political landscape changed last month, media mogul Rupert Murdoch said Monday...

Algemeiner Unveils 3rd Annual ‘JEWISH 100′ List at Star-Studded Gala Featuring Rupert Murdoch, Michael Gove, Bernard-Henri Lévy March 29, 2016 7:14 pm

Algemeiner Unveils 3rd Annual ‘JEWISH 100′ List at Star-Studded Gala Featuring Rupert Murdoch, Michael Gove, Bernard-Henri Lévy

The Algemeiner unveiled its 3rd annual ‘JEWISH 100′ list of the top people “positively...

UK Justice Minister Michael Gove: BDS Is Committing a Crime Worse Than Apartheid (VIDEO) March 29, 2016 6:40 pm

UK Justice Minister Michael Gove: BDS Is Committing a Crime Worse Than Apartheid (VIDEO)

The British Justice Minister on Monday railed against the BDS movement, calling it the new...

Publisher Marty Peretz, Journalist Jere Van Dyk Honored at Algemeiner Summer Benefit (PHOTOS) August 2, 2015 10:46 pm

Publisher Marty Peretz, Journalist Jere Van Dyk Honored at Algemeiner Summer Benefit (PHOTOS)

The Algemeiner honored two titans of journalism at its fourth annual Summer Benefit late last...

Algemeiner Honors Joan Rivers, Donald Trump, Yuli Edelstein at Second Annual ‘Jewish 100′ Gala February 5, 2015 8:56 am

Algemeiner Honors Joan Rivers, Donald Trump, Yuli Edelstein at Second Annual ‘Jewish 100′ Gala

The Algemeiner paid tribute to the memory of iconic entertainer Joan Rivers on Tuesday night...

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  • Music US & Canada Musician Carlos Santana Maintains Upcoming Israel Concert With ‘Open Heart’ Despite Pressure From BDS Activists (VIDEO)

    Musician Carlos Santana Maintains Upcoming Israel Concert With ‘Open Heart’ Despite Pressure From BDS Activists (VIDEO)

    After supporters of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement failed to pressure rock superstar Carlos Santana into cancelling his upcoming concert in Tel Aivv, the guitarist said in a video message on Thursday that he is excited to return to Israel and promote a “musical message of peace, love and an end to conflict.” “The band and I will bring our open hearts and musical energy that will resonate with your soul long after the last song has been […]

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  • Arts and Culture Music Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    Coldplay Begins Concert With Broadcast of Charlie Chaplin’s Iconic Speech in ‘The Great Dictator’

    British rock band Coldplay started its set at the Glastonburg Festival on Sunday by broadcasting excerpts of the iconic speech Charlie Chaplin delivered in The Great Dictator, the 1940 political satire in which the famous filmmaker/movie star played a Jewish barber. “I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone,” Chaplin begins his address. “I should like to help everyone, if possible, Jew, Gentile, black man, white. We all want to help one […]

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  • Blogs Sports Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    Two Decades Before Cleveland’s First NBA Title, LeBron James Walked Onto a JCC Court

    JNS.org – The seed for the city of Cleveland’s first professional championship in a major sport in 52 years may have been planted at the Shaw Jewish Community Center on White Pond Drive in Akron, Ohio, nearly 20 years ago. That’s when a tall, lanky kid from Akron named LeBron James walked onto the hardwood court and changed the game of basketball forever. Coach Keith Dambrot, now the head basketball coach at the University of Akron, conducted those sessions that attracted […]

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  • Arts and Culture Blogs North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    North American Studios Look to Israel for Next Animation Hit

    JNS.org – In 2008, Yoram Honig was a producer and director living in Jerusalem, fresh off his first international hit, when the Jerusalem Development Authority (JDA) came to him with a challenge: build a film industry from scratch in Israel’s capital. “When we started here, was nothing in Jerusalem,” he said during an interview in his office in the Talbiya neighborhood. Now, the Jerusalem Film and Television Fund, which Honig heads as an arm of the JDA, pumps 9 million shekels […]

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  • Blogs Sports Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic Gold Medalist Gabby Douglas to Wear Leotard With Hebrew Letters in National Competition

    Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas will wear a leotard bearing Hebrew lettering when she competes at the P&G Gymnastics Championships over the weekend. Douglas’ Swarovski-outlined outfit will feature the Hebrew word “Elohim,” meaning God, on its left sleeve. The Hebrew detailing honors the athlete’s “rich heritage of faith,” according to apparel manufacturer GK Elite, which produced the leotard and released a preview of it on Wednesday. The company said Douglas’ sister, Joyelle “Joy” Douglas, created the Hebrew design. The outcome of the P&G Championships will help […]

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  • Europe Sports British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    British World Heavyweight Champion Should Be Banned From Boxing for Sounding Like Hitler, Says Ukrainian Competitor

    Britain’s world heavyweight champion, Taylor Fury, should be banned from boxing for making Nazi-like comments, a former world champion from the Ukraine said on Thursday, ahead of their upcoming match. “I was in shock at his statements about women, the gay community, and when he got to the Jewish people, he sounded like Hitler,” Wladimir Klitschko told British media, according to Reuters. “We cannot have a champion like that. Either he needs to be shut up or shut down in the ring, or […]

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  • Arts and Culture Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Shows Cooking Skills and Humor on Chopped

    Rabbi Hanoch Hecht just made television history; but, unfortunately, he couldn’t have his rugelach and eat it too. Hecht became the first rabbi to compete on the hit show “Chopped,” where contestants are forced to use four random ingredients in their recipes, and have 20-30 minutes to create an appetizer, a main course and a dessert. A contestant is eliminated after each round. Hecht, 32, said that while the dishes and utensils were new, the kitchen was not kosher, so he couldn’t taste […]

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  • Blogs Music Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox Entertainer Stars in Pepsi Max Commercial as New Face of Company’s Israel Campaign (VIDEO)

    Orthodox singer and entertainer Lipa Schmeltzer is starring in a new Pepsi Max commercial for the company’s campaign in Israel. The commercial begins with a bunch of Jewish men eating at a restaurant, when Schmeltzer walks in and tries to decide what to order. An employee at the obviously Israeli eatery offers him a variety of foods, but the entertainer in the end decides on a bottle of Pepsi. Everyone in the restaurant then joins him, drinking Pepsi Max and dancing to […]

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