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Egyptian Actor Responds to Backlash for Starring With Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel

Egyptian actor Amr Waked took to Twitter on Sunday to defend himself after anti-Israel activists criticized him for starring alongside Israeli actress Gal Gadot...

November 19, 2019 4:06 pm

Jewish Actress Zoey Deutch Reflects on Her Bat Mitzvah Party and ‘Nightmare From Hell’ Dress

Actress Zoey Deutch's bat mitzvah celebration resulted in her never wanting to have a big party for any other milestone in her life, she said recently on the podcast "What I Wore When." Deutch, 25, who...

‘Hatikvah’ Played in Abu Dhabi After Israeli Wins Gold in Ju-Jitsu Competition

Israel’s national anthem "Hatikvah" was played in an Abu Dhabi arena on Saturday after Alon Leviev, 17, took home the gold in the junior category at the Ju-jitsu World Championship. Leviev, who competed in the 55-kilogram-and-under...

Jack Black, Flaming Lips and Haim Among Those to Join Hanukkah Album

JNS.org - A holiday-inspired music album titled “Hanukkah+” will be released on Nov. 22 and feature a collection of Jewish classics and originals from artists, including Haim, the Flaming Lips, Jack Black and Yo La Tengo, The Rolling Stone reported. The...

November 17, 2019 10:04 am

Hallmark Channel Set to Premiere Hanukkah Movies for First Time

JNS.org - The Hallmark Channel will premiere its first two Hanukkah-themed movies next month in...

November 15, 2019 8:16 am

Netflix to Change Nazi Guard Documentary After Polish Complaint

Netflix said on Thursday it would make changes to maps in a documentary that showed...

November 14, 2019 4:06 pm

Israeli Eurovision Winner Netta Barzilai Surprises Couple at Wedding Impacted by Rocket Attacks

Israeli singer and 2018 Eurovision winner Netta Barzilai surprised a couple at their wedding in...

November 12, 2019 2:16 pm

US Director Quentin Tarantino and Israeli Wife Daniella Pick Rent House in Tel Aviv

American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and his wife, Israeli singer and model Daniella Pick, have leased...

November 8, 2019 11:12 am

Israeli Series ‘Fauda’ Set to Get an Indian Remake Focusing on India, Pakistan Tensions

The hit Israeli TV series "Fauda," which streams worldwide on Netflix, will get an Indian...

November 19, 2019 4:06 pm

Egyptian Actor Responds to Backlash for Starring With Israeli Actress Gal Gadot in ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel

Egyptian actor Amr Waked took to Twitter on Sunday to defend himself after anti-Israel activists criticized him for starring alongside Israeli actress Gal Gadot in...

November 19, 2019 11:08 am

Jewish Actress Zoey Deutch Reflects on Her Bat Mitzvah Party and ‘Nightmare From Hell’ Dress

Actress Zoey Deutch's bat mitzvah celebration resulted in her never wanting to have a big party for any other milestone in her life, she said...

November 17, 2019 9:42 pm

‘Hatikvah’ Played in Abu Dhabi After Israeli Wins Gold in Ju-Jitsu Competition

Israel’s national anthem "Hatikvah" was played in an Abu Dhabi arena on Saturday after Alon Leviev, 17, took home the gold in the junior category...

November 17, 2019 10:21 am

Jack Black, Flaming Lips and Haim Among Those to Join Hanukkah Album

JNS.org - A holiday-inspired music album titled “Hanukkah+” will be released on Nov. 22 and feature a collection of Jewish classics and originals from artists,...

November 17, 2019 10:04 am

Hallmark Channel Set to Premiere Hanukkah Movies for First Time

JNS.org - The Hallmark Channel will premiere its first two Hanukkah-themed movies next month in honor of the eight-day Jewish holiday, which this year starts...

November 15, 2019 8:16 am

Netflix to Change Nazi Guard Documentary After Polish Complaint

Netflix said on Thursday it would make changes to maps in a documentary that showed German Nazi death camps inside the borders of modern Poland,...

November 14, 2019 4:06 pm

Israeli Eurovision Winner Netta Barzilai Surprises Couple at Wedding Impacted by Rocket Attacks

Israeli singer and 2018 Eurovision winner Netta Barzilai surprised a couple at their wedding in Beersheba this week after a string of rocket attacks from...

November 12, 2019 2:16 pm

US Director Quentin Tarantino and Israeli Wife Daniella Pick Rent House in Tel Aviv

American filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and his wife, Israeli singer and model Daniella Pick, have leased a large house in Tel Aviv, sources told Globes. The couple,...

November 8, 2019 11:12 am

Israeli Series ‘Fauda’ Set to Get an Indian Remake Focusing on India, Pakistan Tensions

The hit Israeli TV series "Fauda," which streams worldwide on Netflix, will get an Indian remake set against the tense relations between India and Pakistan,...

November 7, 2019 3:12 pm

Montreal Concert Features ‘Violins of Hope’ That Survived Holocaust

Musicians at a concert in Montreal on Saturday played violins that once belonged to Holocaust survivors and victims. The Orchestre Metropolitain used eight violins, part of...

November 7, 2019 6:40 am

Prominent Zionist Artist’s Remarkable Portrayal of an Arab Leader

On November 20, 1977, former Egyptian president Anwar Sadat became the first Arab leader to visit Israel. This historic occasion set in motion a series...

November 4, 2019 7:27 am

Revisionist Author Tries to Distort the Record of David Ben-Gurion

Tom Segev’s well-written biography of Israel’s first prime minister, A State At Any Cost: The Life of David Ben-Gurion, is undercut by the author’s biases...

November 4, 2019 6:35 am

New Book Tells a Holocaust Family Mystery

I just finished reading an extraordinary new book, House on Endless Waters by author Emuna Elon. From start to finish, I found it to be well-written, touching,...

November 3, 2019 9:57 pm

Amazon Prime Teases New Series Starring Al Pacino as Nazi Hunter

Amazon Prime Video released on Friday a short teaser trailer for "Hunters," a new series that stars Al Pacino as a hard-nosed Nazi hunter in...

Opinion

New York Times News Article on Israeli Settlements Falsely Describes US Policy

The front-page New York Times news article about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s...

Palestinian Extremists Hate the United States — and Not Just Because of Israel

A year before his confirmation to the US Supreme Court in 1916, Louis...

Finding the ‘Why’ of Life Will Ease Your Suffering

The name of our parsha this week seems to embody a paradox. It is called Chayei Sarah, “the life of...

Features

How to Fight the Cultural BDS Movement

One of the good things about the bad times of today is that people are not staying silent about rising...

‘New Hope’ in Fight Against Tay-Sachs Disease

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School are touting a possible breakthrough in the fight against Tay-Sachs disease, a...

World

Following Shout Down of Pro-Israel Speaker, Vassar College Calls Out Antise...

JNS.org - The president of Vassar College released a statement on Monday denouncing antisemitism in the aftermath of a pro-Israel...

Israel

Israeli Air Force Strikes Dozens of Iranian, Assad Regime Targets in Syria

Israel said its aircraft struck dozens of Iranian and Syrian military targets in Syria on Wednesday in retaliation for rockets fired toward Israel a day earlier. Syrian state media reported two civilians were killed...

Middle East

Islamic State Exploited Turkey’s Syria Invasion, Drawdown of US Troop...

Islamic State has exploited Turkey's incursion into northeastern Syria and the drawdown of US troops from the region, according to...

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