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Top Israeli Basketball Team to Take on NBA Giants Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies August 9, 2015 12:48 pm

Top Israeli Basketball Team to Take on NBA Giants Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies

Leading Israeli basketball team Maccabi Haifa will travel to the U.S. in October to take on...

Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag July 20, 2015 5:14 pm

Israeli Muslim Cage Fighter Says He’s Proud to Fight Under Jewish State’s Flag

A 32-year-old Circassian Israeli Muslim Mixed Martial Arts fighter from Abu Ghosh says he...

49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets July 15, 2015 11:12 am

49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Apologizes for ‘Hurtful’ Jesus Tweets

New 49ers running back and Australian rugby star Jarryd Hayne apologized on Wednesday for...

Jewish Groups Enraged After New 49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Claims That Jews Killed Jesus July 10, 2015 12:25 pm

Jewish Groups Enraged After New 49ers Running Back Jarryd Hayne Claims That Jews Killed Jesus

Former Australian rugby player and 2014 NFL grab Jarryd Hayne grabbed headlines and angered...

Book Pitches World War II as Lasting Part of Hank Greenberg’s Legacy July 7, 2015 2:26 pm

Book Pitches World War II as Lasting Part of Hank Greenberg’s Legacy

JNS.org – Baseball fans might most vividly remember Hank Greenberg for his chase...

Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku June 22, 2015 12:31 pm

Israeli Gymnasts Win Bronze, Silver Medals at 2015 European Games in Baku

Israeli athletes marked a successful day on Sunday, as gymnasts won multiple bronze and silver...

Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6 June 17, 2015 2:13 pm

Jewish Hoops Fairytale Falls Short as David Blatt’s Cavaliers Drop Game 6

JNS.org – A fairytale ending to Jewish basketball coach David Blatt’s first season...

Israelis Venture to Cleveland for NBA Finals June 14, 2015 10:02 pm

Israelis Venture to Cleveland for NBA Finals

JNS.org – The people who sat in seats one and two of row 12, section 120 at Quicken...

Jewish-Owned American Pharoah Ends Horse Racing’s Triple Crown Drought June 7, 2015 12:29 pm

Jewish-Owned American Pharoah Ends Horse Racing’s Triple Crown Drought

JNS.org – American Pharoah, a horse owned by an Egyptian-born Jew, on Saturday won...

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Announces Resignation on Heels of Corruption Scandal June 3, 2015 9:33 am

FIFA President Sepp Blatter Announces Resignation on Heels of Corruption Scandal

Sepp Blatter, who led world soccer’s governing body for 17 years and who was regarded as...

Report: ‘Minyan’ Prayer Quorum Gathers at New York Rangers Games June 1, 2015 3:54 pm

Report: ‘Minyan’ Prayer Quorum Gathers at New York Rangers Games

A prayer quorum of at least 10 Jewish men, known as a minyan, gathers at every New York Rangers...

Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA May 29, 2015 9:59 am

Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

The head of Israel’s soccer association called on his Palestinian counterpart to “join...

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  • Food Jenna Jameson Flips Janice Dickinson the Finger for Raiding Her Kosher Fridge on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ (VIDEO)

    Jenna Jameson Flips Janice Dickinson the Finger for Raiding Her Kosher Fridge on ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ (VIDEO)

    Former adult film star Jenna Jameson slammed Janice Dickinson on Sunday night’s episode of U.K.’s Celebrity Big Brother after she found out that the former model took food from her kosher refrigerator, the Daily Mail reported. A hungry Dickinson took a pack of celery from Jameson’s fridge, which was reserved for food adhering to kosher dietary laws. When Jameson, who converted to Judaism, found out, she shouted, “I’m about to go eat Janice’s f***ing face.” The previous porn star then stormed into the kitchen and confronted Dickinson. She […]

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  • Arts and Culture Middle East Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Jewish former CNN host Larry King asked a Saudi Arabian fan if taking pictures with Jews is allowed in his country, before agreeing to pose for a photo with the man, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The world-famous interviewer was leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington, D.C. with a New York Times reporter when a “dark-skinned man” approached and asked to take a picture with him, according to the publication. Whereupon, King asked the fan where he was from. When the man said Saudi […]

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  • Europe Sports Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    British-Jewish business tycoon Lord Alan Sugar joked on Wednesday that London synagogues will likely be empty during Yom Kippur with congregants fleeing to watch the match-up of two leading English soccer teams known for having hordes of Jewish fans. “Spurs V Arsenal cup game drawn on most important Jewish festival,” Lord Sugar pointed out on Twitter. “Both teams have loads of Jewish fans. Conclusion Synagogues will be empty.” North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC will go head-to-head in the Capital One Cup third-round […]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Two Jewish men were the only unwitting participants in a social experiment conducted by Jimmy Kimmel, for his popular TV show. As part of a candid-camera-like sketch featured Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host devised different street scenes to observe human behavior — in particular, to see how long it would take people walking down California’s bustling Hollywood Boulevard to notice and interact with others in distress. One scene involved a man in a Spongebob Squarepants costume who had “fallen down” on the sidewalk and needed help […]

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  • Education US & Canada International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    A major Jewish organization rebuked actress Natalie Portman on Monday for saying in a recent interview that Jews put too much emphasis on teaching about the Holocaust relative to other genocides. The Israeli-born movie star told the U.K.’s Independent that the Jewish community needs to examine how much focus it puts on Holocaust education over other issues. She said she was shocked when she learned that a genocide was taking place in Rwanda while she was in school learning only about the horrors of the […]

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  • Arts and Culture Israel Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    JNS.org – A new book that draws parallels between the Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakba (the Arabic term for the displacement of Palestinian refugees during Israel’s War of Independence) has sparked outrage ahead of an official book launch, to be hosted by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute on Sept. 7. The Zionist organization Im Tirtzu wrote a letter to the institute demanding that it cancel an event it planned in honor of the book’s authors, under the title The Holocaust and […]

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  • Education US & Canada Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Famed actress Natalie Portman warned on Friday against the use of Holocaust education to evoke fear and paranoia. In an interview with the U.K. Independent she added that the trauma should make Jews more empathetic to others who have also experienced hatred. “Sometimes it can be subverted to fearmongering and like ‘Another Holocaust is going to happen,’” the Israeli-American star said. “We need to, of course, be aware that hatred exists, antisemitism exists against all sorts of people, not in the same way. I […]

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  • Book Reviews Commentary A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    The Tribalist, by Louis Marano, is ostensibly a work of fiction but at its core a kind of love song by a gentile journalist for the State of Israel, and especially its secular Zionist core. (Because of the relentless attacks by left-wing polemicists on Israel’s allegedly “messianic” fringe, it’s often forgotten that most of Israel’s founders and all its leaders have been secular Zionists.) The author, the product of an Italian-American family in Buffalo, served two tours of duty in […]

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