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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...

Donald Sanford, American-Israeli Runner Qualifies Last Minute for London 2012 (VIDEO) July 6, 2012 1:44 pm

Donald Sanford, American-Israeli Runner Qualifies Last Minute for London 2012 (VIDEO)

25 year old American Israeli athlete Donald Sanford secured his spot in the Israeli delegation...

The NBA’s Next Israeli Player? July 3, 2012 2:37 pm

The NBA’s Next Israeli Player?

National Basketball Association teams, fans and analysts seem to be in a constant search...

Italian-Jewish Giorgi’s Magical Run Ends at Wimbledon July 2, 2012 10:32 am

Italian-Jewish Giorgi’s Magical Run Ends at Wimbledon

Camila Giorgi, the Italian born Jewish tennis player who came into Wimbledon ranked as the...

Jewish Philanthropist and Patriots Owner Kraft Pushes For London NFL Team June 28, 2012 12:12 pm

Jewish Philanthropist and Patriots Owner Kraft Pushes For London NFL Team

NFL.com – While on a tour in London to promote the NFL International Series, which continues...

Israel Hoopster Has “Real Chance” to Make NBA Roster in Minnesota June 27, 2012 7:34 am

Israel Hoopster Has “Real Chance” to Make NBA Roster in Minnesota

Forward Lior Eliyahu, whose rights were traded Tuesday from the Houston Rockets to the Minnesota...

Israel Hopes For Best Showing Ever at 2012 Olympics, Announces 36-Member Team June 25, 2012 1:55 pm

Israel Hopes For Best Showing Ever at 2012 Olympics, Announces 36-Member Team

At a Sunday press conference in Tel Aviv, the Olympic Committee of Israel (OCI) formally named...

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Celebrated Singer Dionne Warwick Says Roger Waters’ Political Views on Israel ‘of No Concern’

    Celebrated Singer Dionne Warwick Says Roger Waters’ Political Views on Israel ‘of No Concern’

    Legendary American singer Dionne Warwick said on Wednesday that her decision to perform in Israel this month would not be swayed by the “hard pressures” of prominent anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions activists in the music industry. A statement released by the singer and U.N. global ambassador said Warwick “would never fall victim to the hard pressures of Roger Waters, from Pink Floyd, or other political people who have their views on politics in Israel.” “Waters’ political views are of [...]

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  • Israel Lifestyle Bar Refaeli Planning Exclusive 30th Birthday Party With 400 Guests

    Bar Refaeli Planning Exclusive 30th Birthday Party With 400 Guests

    Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli, who turns 30 this year, is planning a major party in honor of her birthday, accompanied by her fiancee Adi Ezra, to be held at the prestigious Chavat Ronit farms in Israel’s central Sharon region, Channel 2 news reported. The party, which is still in the planning stages, is slated to host 400 invitees from Refaeli’s exclusive inner circle. The event is planned for June 6th, two days after the actual date of Refaeli’s birthday, and will [...]

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  • Europe Featured Sports Major Jewish Group Accuses Popular Soccer Website Goal.com of ‘Inciting Jew-Hatred’

    Major Jewish Group Accuses Popular Soccer Website Goal.com of ‘Inciting Jew-Hatred’

    Major Jewish human rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday sharply criticized popular soccer news site Goal.com for “denying the legitimacy of Israel and inciting to Jew-hatred” in its Arabic language versions, The Algemeiner has learned. In a sharp letter to the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the Center’s Director for International Relations, Dr. Shimon Samuels, drew attention to articles on the site that refer to Israel as the “Zionist entity” or an “enemy,” and accuse the Jewish state [...]

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  • Relationships US & Canada Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    Time Out Features Single Lady Who Likes ‘Big Schlubby Jewish Comedians’

    A profile published Wednesday in Time Out New York highlighted a 25-year-old Brooklyn woman who claimed she is attracted to chubby Jewish comedians, Maxim Deputy Editor Jason Feifer pointed out via Twitter. Talking about a date she went on, Steph, a sunglasses designer living in Borough Park, told the magazine, ”He was very attractive, just not my type. I like big schlubby Jewish comedians and he was clean-cut.” Feifer posted a picture of the magazine page and commented that Steph’s preferences amounted [...]

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  • Blogs Sports Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    Gold on the Galilee: Israeli Kayaker Comes of Age, Eyes Olympics (VIDEO)

    JNS.org – Three years ago, kayaking coach Roei Lev found aspiring Olympian Ilya Podpolnyy crying on the steps of the Jordan Valley Sprint Kayak Club overlooking the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee). Podpolnyy, then 17 years old, had just been disqualified from the Israeli kayaking championship. He couldn’t survive the heats. He didn’t make the start line. He was devastated—and he had no one with whom to share his hopes, his dreams, and his disappointment. His divorced parents still live in [...]

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  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    Lena Dunham Responds to Charges of Antisemitism: It was Just a Jew Joke

    “Girls” creator Lena Dunham responded on Tuesday to charges of antisemitism over an article she had penned for the New Yorker, saying it was all in good humor. Speaking to Variety, Dunham reflected on her “tight-knit Jewish family, where Jew jokes were part of the essential fiber of our communication.” The article Dunham referred to was called “Dog or Jewish Boyfriend? A Quiz,” with options such as “He doesn’t Tip” and “He’s Crazy for Cream Cheese.” Among Dunham’s critics, Anti-Defamation [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Former NBA Star Tweets Article About Jewish Conspiracy to Control Global Media

    Retired NBA player Keyon Dooling tweeted a link on Wednesday to a wildly antisemitic article that accuses Jews of seizing control of the world’s media and using it to promote their own interests. The article, published by an obscure blog in April 2013, highlights six companies it claims are owned by Jews — such as Time Warner, Inc. and the Walt Disney Company – that allegedly “control 96 percent of the world’s media.”  The post includes allegations of “Jewish control” and says [...]

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  • Sports US & Canada Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    Rosh Hashanah Won’t Keep the Giants’ Geoff Schwartz From Season Opener

    New York Giants offensive guard Geoff Schwartz responded to an outcry from Jewish fans on Tuesday, saying he will go ahead and play in the season opener despite the fact that it falls on the first night of Rosh Hashanah. “Keep getting tweets about that being the first night of Rosh Hashanah… Don’t know what I’m supposed to tell you. It’s a tough break,” the Jewish athlete wrote, referring to the Giants’ on-the-road game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Sept. [...]

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