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Israeli Family Purchases Fake Olympic Tickets For $3,100 July 24, 2012 4:16 pm

Israeli Family Purchases Fake Olympic Tickets For $3,100

One of the Horesh family’s favorite pastimes is watching  sports, so this year, Daniel...

New Yorkers Break Out the Wine, Money for Israeli Baseball July 24, 2012 11:29 am

New Yorkers Break Out the Wine, Money for Israeli Baseball

Following The World Baseball Classic’s expansion of the international competition...

Olympic Committee VP: Fear of Arab Boycott Led to Minute of Silence Rejection July 24, 2012 10:06 am

Olympic Committee VP: Fear of Arab Boycott Led to Minute of Silence Rejection

As the 2012 Summer Olympics approach, it’s becoming ever more certain that calls for...

Will Iranian Athletes Compete Against Israelis at London Olympics? July 24, 2012 9:12 am

Will Iranian Athletes Compete Against Israelis at London Olympics?

Iranian athletes will compete against Israelis at the upcoming London Olympics, Secretary...

Iran Denies Report That Athletes Will Compete Against Israelis July 24, 2012 7:28 am

Iran Denies Report That Athletes Will Compete Against Israelis

Ynet – Iranian media on Tuesday denied a report quoting the head of the Iranian Olympic...

Israeli Athletes Feel Safe in London Ahead of Olympics July 24, 2012 6:00 am

Israeli Athletes Feel Safe in London Ahead of Olympics

Ynet – “We’re in good hands, 1972 will not repeat itself,” says Israeli...

IOC President Holds Moment of Silence for Slain Israeli Olympians July 23, 2012 11:06 am

IOC President Holds Moment of Silence for Slain Israeli Olympians

ABC News/AP – IOC President Jacques Rogge paid tribute Monday to the 11 Israeli athletes...

Israel Rejects BBC Change to Olympics Listing (PHOTO) July 23, 2012 10:49 am

Israel Rejects BBC Change to Olympics Listing (PHOTO)

In a letter to a BBC viewer who complained about the network’s omission of Jerusalem...

Israeli School Without Sports Facilities, Produces 4 Olympians July 23, 2012 6:10 am

Israeli School Without Sports Facilities, Produces 4 Olympians

The Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya does not have any athletic facilities on its...

Jewish Point Guard Jordan Farmar Leaving the NBA to Play in Turkey July 12, 2012 12:39 pm

Jewish Point Guard Jordan Farmar Leaving the NBA to Play in Turkey

Jewish point guard Jordan Farmar, whose contract was bought out by the National Basketball...

New York Basketball Star Puts College Hoops on Hold for Israeli League July 11, 2012 11:07 am

New York Basketball Star Puts College Hoops on Hold for Israeli League

Brian Lissak, a standout New York City basketball star from Columbia Prep is putting his hopes...

Exclusive Algemeiner Interview: Olympic Jewish Gymnast Aly Raisman Talks Medals, Fashion and Calls for Minute’s Silence July 11, 2012 7:57 am

Exclusive Algemeiner Interview: Olympic Jewish Gymnast Aly Raisman Talks Medals, Fashion and Calls for Minute’s Silence

Alexandra “Aly” Raisman is a Jewish American gymnast slated to compete in the...

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  • Featured Sports World Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Palestinian Soccer League Withdraws Bid to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    The head of Israel’s soccer association called on his Palestinian counterpart to “join forces,” as the Palestinian Football Association withdrew its bid on Friday to have Israel suspended from FIFA. “Let’s leave it to the politicians to do politics,” said Israel Football Association chief Ofer Eini, moments after PFA Chairman Jibril Rajoub announced that his group had withdrawn the proposal. After his remarks, Eini shook hands with the Palestinian soccer chief. Rajoub thanked “those” who convinced him to drop the [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    Israeli-American Group Congratulates Cavaliers’ Blatt on Reaching NBA Finals

    JNS.org – An organization whose work focuses on the estimated population of 500,000-800,000 Israeli Americans congratulated David Blatt, the Jewish head coach of the National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Cleveland Cavaliers and a longtime Israel-based coach, for clinching an appearance in the NBA Finals. The Israeli-American Council (IAC), whose stated mission is “to build an active and giving Israeli-American community throughout the United States in order to strengthen the State of Israel, our next generation, and to provide a bridge to [...]

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  • Food US & Canada Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Bacon Flavor Ben & Jerry’s ‘Not Gonna Happen’ Because it Wouldn’t be Kosher

    Famed ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s will not be introducing a Bacon flavored product to its offerings because the company intends to keep its entire line kosher, Marketing Director Alison Gilbert told AOL’s morning show Rise recently. “It’s kind of funny, a lot of people look for bacon in our ice cream, which is probably not gonna happen because all of our ice cream is kosher,” she said, referring to Jewish dietary restrictions that proscribe the consumption of pig [...]

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  • Israel Sports Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli Judo Team Faces Antisemitic Harassment in Morocco: ‘We Will Murder You’

    Israeli athletes at a world Judo championship in Morocco reportedly faced antisemitic slurs during the competition, news site WorldNetDaily reported on Monday. “We will murder you,” and “you’re not wanted here, go home,” were among the vituperative attacks directed at the Israeli Judo Association team, which was in Morocco last week for the World Masters Judo Tournament. According to Haaretz, each Israeli teammate was met with boos and jeers upon entering a fight. Additionally, no Israeli flags were present at [...]

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  • Music US & Canada Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Lady Gaga Accepts ADL Award: ‘Your Philosophies Are So in Line With Ours’ (VIDEO)

    Pop superstar Lady Gaga on Thursday accepted an award from Jewish human rights group the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on behalf of her Born This Way Foundation, which strives to combat bullying among young people. “Your philosophies are so in line with ours,” she said of the ADL upon accepting the Making a Difference Award in a videotaped message, which was shown at a ceremony in New York City. “We want to help young people know that their feelings and who they are on [...]

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  • Music Personalities At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    At 80, Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen’s Jewish Roots ‘Very Much Intact’

    JNS.org – Eighty years young, Leonard Cohen fits many descriptions—singer, songwriter, poet, novelist, monk. From his Jewish upbringing in Canada to the present day, Cohen has always explored his spiritual side. This month, the singer-songwriter released the CD (May 12) and iTunes (on May 8 of this year) formats of his latest album, Can’t Forget: A Souvenir of the Grand Tour, which features live recordings from his world tours in 2012 and 2013. Last year, Cohen’s Popular Problems was voted by Rolling Stone [...]

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  • Europe Sports FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    FIFA Head Says Israel Should Not be Booted From World Soccer Association

    JNS.org – Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) head Sepp Blatter said during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that contrary to Palestinian complaints, Israel has not violated any FIFA statutes and should not be suspended from international soccer’s governing body. “We should not come to one federation saying we will exclude them,” said Blatter, the Jerusalem Post reported. “If the national association is fulfilling its obligations then there is no need to intervene,” he said. “I’m on a [...]

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  • Featured Middle East Sports Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish Rights Group Slams Palestinian Attempts to Suspend Israel From FIFA

    Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) said on Tuesday it was “appalled” by a Palestinian Football Association initiative to suspend Israel from FIFA, calling it another “front waged in the context of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) campaign.” “We are appalled at the temerity of the Palestinan Football Association (PFA) demand that FIFA suspend Israel at your forthcoming Congress in Zurich,” wrote the group’s international relations director, Dr. Shimon Samuels, in a letter to FIFA President Joseph [...]

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