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US Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and Israeli Wife Daniella Pick Welcome First Child, a Boy Born in Tel Aviv

Quentin Tarantino's wife, Israeli singer and actress Daniella Pick, gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy, on Saturday. The name of the baby,...

February 24, 2020 1:26 pm

Hollywood Icon Sophia Loren Stars as Holocaust Survivor in New Film Acquired by Netflix

Online streaming giant Netflix has acquired global rights to Hollywood icon Sophia Loren's first feature film in a decade, in which she will star as a Holocaust survivor, it was announced last week. In “The Life...

Israel Supporters Urged to Show Solidarity With Celine Dion Who Is Facing BDS Pressure Over Tel Aviv Shows

The pro-Israel education group StandWithUs launched a petition on Thursday calling on people to show support for and solidarity with Canadian singer Celine Dion, who is facing pressure by BDS activists to cancel her two...

Comedian Chelsea Handler Talks About Embracing Jewish Faith When Growing Up

Comedian Chelsea Handler opened up recently about discovering her mother was not Jewish but still embracing Judaism when growing up. Handler, 44, was speaking on stage at the 2020 Makers Conference in Los Angeles on Feb....

February 18, 2020 4:54 pm

Al Pacino’s Israeli Ex-Girlfriend Says Couple Split Because Actor Was ‘So Old’

Famed US actor Al Pacino and his Israeli girlfriend Meital Dohan have split up after...

February 18, 2020 1:38 pm

New Film Explores the ‘Virus’ of Global Antisemitism

Why has the virus of antisemitism endured so long and spread so far? "It is...

February 14, 2020 12:18 pm

‘Fauda’ Season 4 Announced by Show Co-Creator in Tel Aviv

The hit Israeli show "Fauda" will get a fourth season, its co-creator Avi Issacharoff announced...

February 14, 2020 10:28 am

Leadership of ‘French Oscars’ Resigns Amid Polanski Controversy

The management of the "French Oscars" resigned en masse on Thursday after weeks of controversy...

February 13, 2020 1:38 pm

Gal Gadot Turns to Hebrew During Roundtable Discussion With ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Cast

Israeli actress Gal Gadot turned to Hebrew after she fumbled to express herself in English...

February 24, 2020 1:26 pm

US Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino and Israeli Wife Daniella Pick Welcome First Child, a Boy Born in Tel Aviv

Quentin Tarantino's wife, Israeli singer and actress Daniella Pick, gave birth to the couple's first child, a boy, on Saturday. The name of the baby, who...

February 23, 2020 7:58 pm

Hollywood Icon Sophia Loren Stars as Holocaust Survivor in New Film Acquired by Netflix

Online streaming giant Netflix has acquired global rights to Hollywood icon Sophia Loren's first feature film in a decade, in which she will star as...

February 20, 2020 2:06 pm

Israel Supporters Urged to Show Solidarity With Celine Dion Who Is Facing BDS Pressure Over Tel Aviv Shows

The pro-Israel education group StandWithUs launched a petition on Thursday calling on people to show support for and solidarity with Canadian singer Celine Dion, who...

February 19, 2020 1:14 pm

Comedian Chelsea Handler Talks About Embracing Jewish Faith When Growing Up

Comedian Chelsea Handler opened up recently about discovering her mother was not Jewish but still embracing Judaism when growing up. Handler, 44, was speaking on stage...

February 18, 2020 4:54 pm

Al Pacino’s Israeli Ex-Girlfriend Says Couple Split Because Actor Was ‘So Old’

Famed US actor Al Pacino and his Israeli girlfriend Meital Dohan have split up after two years together. The 43-year-old Dohan said the age difference with...

February 18, 2020 1:38 pm

New Film Explores the ‘Virus’ of Global Antisemitism

Why has the virus of antisemitism endured so long and spread so far? "It is because of its power to adapt and deceive," concludes director...

February 14, 2020 12:18 pm

‘Fauda’ Season 4 Announced by Show Co-Creator in Tel Aviv

The hit Israeli show "Fauda" will get a fourth season, its co-creator Avi Issacharoff announced on Wednesday at the English premiere of season 3 in...

February 14, 2020 10:28 am

Leadership of ‘French Oscars’ Resigns Amid Polanski Controversy

The management of the "French Oscars" resigned en masse on Thursday after weeks of controversy centered on director Roman Polanski, whose latest film "An Officer...

February 13, 2020 1:38 pm

Gal Gadot Turns to Hebrew During Roundtable Discussion With ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Cast

Israeli actress Gal Gadot turned to Hebrew after she fumbled to express herself in English during a roundtable discussion with her fellow "Wonder Woman 1984"...

February 13, 2020 11:07 am

‘Shalom, Y’All!’ Museum of Southern Jewish Experience to Open in New Orleans

JNS.org - Officials with the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience (MSJE) announced that the new museum will open in fall 2020 in New Orleans. Exhibits...

February 12, 2020 2:56 pm

Israeli Teen Pop Star Puts Career on Hold to Serve in IDF

Israeli pop singer Noa Kirel has put her blossoming career on hold to enlist in the IDF. "I influence many young teenagers and it's important for...

February 12, 2020 11:03 am

Jewish Groups Call on SXSW Festival to Remove Roger Waters From Lineup

JNS.org - Jewish and pro-Israel groups have called on music, film and media festival South by Southwest (SXSW) to remove an interview with former Pink...

February 9, 2020 9:59 am

Amazon Pulls Books by Author Who Accuses Jews of ‘Active Role in Promoting War’

JNS.org - Following outrage, Amazon has stopped selling two books by an author who praises Hitler and has accused Jews of “promoting and inciting war,”...

February 7, 2020 10:57 am

First Ethiopian-Israeli Chosen to Represent Jewish State at Eurovision Song Contest

JNS.org - Eden Alene will be the first Ethiopian-Israeli to compete on behalf of the Jewish state at the Eurovision international song contest, set for...

Opinion

Trump’s ‘Peace to Prosperity’ Plan Is Realistic and Fair

The sadly predictable knee-jerk rejection by the Palestinian leadership of all peace initiatives...

Palestinian Islamic Jihad Is Provoking Israel to Spark an Armed Conflict

Despite recent Israeli concessions to Palestinians in Gaza, terrorists escalated attacks against the...

The Palestinians Need to Accept the Reality of Jerusalem and Israel

Israel isn’t going anywhere, and Jerusalem will always be its capital. Period. Every head...

Features

New Book Takes on Ilhan Omar, but Ends Up a Missed Opportunity

Review of "American Ingrate: Ilhan Omar and the Progressive-Islamist Takeover of the Democratic Party" by Benjamin Weingarten, Bombardier Books, 2020. Representative...

From Harlem to Tel Aviv: Aulcie Perry’s Basketball Journey

Legendary basketball player Aulcie Perry’s life has been remarkable on and off the court.  This African-American athlete’s life changed dramatically after...

Kids in the Kitchen Light Up Hanukkah

JNS.org - Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is one of those holidays that takes over everything. The pantry overflows with...

World

Coronavirus Pandemic Inevitable, US Warns as Disease Spreads Across Globe

Asia reported hundreds of new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, including the first American soldier to be infected, as the US warned of an inevitable pandemic, and outbreaks in Italy and...

Israel

Bibi vs. Tibi: Israel’s Netanyahu Fires Up Base by Targeting Arab Law...

"Bibi or Tibi" is the election slogan hammered home at nearly every opportunity on the campaign trail by Israeli Prime Minister...

Middle East

US Targets Individuals, Entities Linked to Lebanon’s Martyrs Foundati...

The United States on Wednesday added a host of Lebanese individuals and entities it said were linked to the Martyrs...

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