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Egyptian Celeb Faces Legal Action for Taking Photos With Israelis

Egyptian actor and rapper Mohamed Ramadan is facing legal action for causing "offense to the Egyptian people" after taking pictures in Dubai over the...

November 24, 2020 1:38 pm

Two Israeli Authors Included in ‘New York Times’ List of ‘100 Notable Books of 2020’

JNS.org - The New York Times has included works by two Israeli authors in its 100 Notable Books of 2020 list: Yishai Sarid, the son of the late Meretz lawmaker Yossi Sarid, for his book The Memory...

‘All of Us Are Human’: Egyptian Actor Defends Himself After Facing Barrage of Criticism for Taking Photo With Israeli Singer Omer Adam

Egyptian actor and singer Mohamed Ramadan responded over the weekend to backlash he received on social media after a photo of him with Israeli pop singer Omer Adam in Dubai went viral. Emirati journalist Hamad Al...

Israeli Judoka Peter Paltchik Takes Gold at European Championships

JNS.org - Israeli judoka Peter Paltchik took gold in the European Judo Championships’ under-100 kg division in Prague on Saturday, defeating Russia’s Arman Adamian. The gold was a first for Paltchik, who is considered one of...

November 20, 2020 11:54 am

Apple TV+ to Premiere Its Second Israeli Series, ‘Losing Alice,’ in January

Apple TV+ announced on Thursday that it would premiere its second Israeli series, the eight-episode...

November 19, 2020 4:24 pm

Israeli Basketball Player Omri Casspi Congratulates Top Ten NBA Draft Pick Deni Avdija

Former Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi congratulated his Maccabi Tel Aviv teammate Deni Avdija on...

November 19, 2020 9:08 am

NBA’s Wizards ‘Fired Up’ After Drafting Promising Israeli Forward Avdija

Despite holding the ninth pick in the NBA Draft, the Washington Wizards were successful in...

November 18, 2020 3:08 pm

Sarah Silverman Voices Frustration With Typecasting of Jewish Actresses in Hollywood

Jewish comedian and actress Sarah Silverman asserted in an interview on Tuesday that Jewish actresses...

November 16, 2020 3:14 pm

Israeli Embassy in India Hosts Virtual Diwali Celebration

The Israeli Embassy in India hosted last week a virtual celebration in honor of Diwali,...

November 24, 2020 1:38 pm

Egyptian Celeb Faces Legal Action for Taking Photos With Israelis

Egyptian actor and rapper Mohamed Ramadan is facing legal action for causing "offense to the Egyptian people" after taking pictures in Dubai over the weekend...

November 23, 2020 10:36 am

Two Israeli Authors Included in ‘New York Times’ List of ‘100 Notable Books of 2020’

JNS.org - The New York Times has included works by two Israeli authors in its 100 Notable Books of 2020 list: Yishai Sarid, the son of...

November 22, 2020 8:35 pm

‘All of Us Are Human’: Egyptian Actor Defends Himself After Facing Barrage of Criticism for Taking Photo With Israeli Singer Omer Adam

Egyptian actor and singer Mohamed Ramadan responded over the weekend to backlash he received on social media after a photo of him with Israeli pop...

November 22, 2020 10:32 am

Israeli Judoka Peter Paltchik Takes Gold at European Championships

JNS.org - Israeli judoka Peter Paltchik took gold in the European Judo Championships’ under-100 kg division in Prague on Saturday, defeating Russia’s Arman Adamian. The gold...

November 20, 2020 11:54 am

Apple TV+ to Premiere Its Second Israeli Series, ‘Losing Alice,’ in January

Apple TV+ announced on Thursday that it would premiere its second Israeli series, the eight-episode show "Losing Alice," this coming January. The first three episodes of...

November 19, 2020 4:24 pm

Israeli Basketball Player Omri Casspi Congratulates Top Ten NBA Draft Pick Deni Avdija

Former Israeli NBA player Omri Casspi congratulated his Maccabi Tel Aviv teammate Deni Avdija on being drafted by the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Avdija, 19,...

November 19, 2020 9:08 am

NBA’s Wizards ‘Fired Up’ After Drafting Promising Israeli Forward Avdija

Despite holding the ninth pick in the NBA Draft, the Washington Wizards were successful in their chase for Israel's versatile Deni Avdija as the franchise...

November 18, 2020 3:08 pm

Sarah Silverman Voices Frustration With Typecasting of Jewish Actresses in Hollywood

Jewish comedian and actress Sarah Silverman asserted in an interview on Tuesday that Jewish actresses were often typecast in Hollywood and rarely hired to take...

November 16, 2020 3:14 pm

Israeli Embassy in India Hosts Virtual Diwali Celebration

The Israeli Embassy in India hosted last week a virtual celebration in honor of Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights. The hour-long event streamed live...

November 13, 2020 12:38 pm

‘Hamilton’ Star Leslie Odom Jr. Records Cover of Hanukkah Song ‘Ma’oz Tzur’

Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway actor Leslie Odom Jr. has recorded a cover of the classic Hanukkah song "Ma'oz Tzur" with his wife, Jewish Broadway...

November 12, 2020 1:08 pm

Jewish Actor Calls Out Hollywood for Employing Mel Gibson Despite His Past Antisemitic Remarks

American Jewish actor Joshua Malina took a dig at Hollywood on Tuesday for continuing to give employment opportunities to Mel Gibson despite his past antisemitic...

November 12, 2020 10:54 am

Israeli Judoka Inbar Lanir Wins Gold at European Championships

JNS.org - Israeli judoka Inbar Lanir is the European Judo Champion in the under-23 category, having won a gold medal on Tuesday. Lanir wasn’t the only...

November 11, 2020 1:08 pm

‘Iron Chef America’ Host Alton Brown Apologizes for ‘Poor Taste’ in Comment About Auschwitz Uniforms

Alton Brown, the host of Food Network's "Iron Chef America," apologized on Wednesday for a remark he made on Twitter about uniforms worn by prisoners...

November 10, 2020 1:14 pm

Israeli ‘Fauda’ Actor Performs in Dubai With Iranian Singer

"Fauda" star and Israeli singer-songwriter Idan Amedi recently performed in the United Arab Emirates with an artist from Iran, as evident from a video posted...

Opinion

Pollard: The Man Israel Left Behind and the Damage Left With Him

JNS.org - It was about time. Almost exactly 35 years to the day after Jonathan Pollard and his former wife...

Al-Masri’s Assassination Exposed Iran’s Ties with Al-Qaeda

JNS.org - The assassins were professionals and they had planned carefully. On August 7, around 9 pm on a warm...

Antisemites Combating Antisemitism: an Orwellian Farce

JNS.org - If George Orwell is spinning in his grave these days, he’s likely rolling so hard with laughter that...

Features

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

Young Global Jewry at Forefront of Fight Against COVID-19

Masa Israel Journey, a leader in immersive international experiences in Israel founded by the Jewish Agency and government of Israel,...

World

Can Biden Renew Foreign Aid to Palestinians While Still Adhering to Taylor ...

JNS.org - The incoming Biden administration has made clear it intends to renew funding to the Palestinian Authority and reopen...

Israel

Israeli Envoy Calls for UN Action Against Iran Over Its Actions in Syria

JNS.org - Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan has called on the UN Security Council to take immediate steps to end the Iranian presence in Syria. The Islamic republic...

Middle East

Iran Records Highest Daily Coronavirus Infections of 13,843, TV Reports

Iran registered on Wednesday a daily record high of 13,843 new coronavirus cases, the Health Ministry said, pushing the national tally to 894,385 in the Middle East's worst-hit country. Ministry's spokeswoman...

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