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Jackie Mason Mocks Al Franken, Matt Lauer and Others in New Stand-Up Routine

Comedian Jackie Mason told a nearly sold-out crowd at B.B King Blues Club & Grill on 42nd Street that the flood of stories about sexual assault...

December 19, 2017 3:35 pm

Jerry Seinfeld Jokes About Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process, Reveals Why He Won’t Have Trump on His Show

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld tried a joke about the Middle East peace process on an Israeli reporter during their recent interview leading up to his upcoming shows in the Jewish state. When a reporter from Israel's Channel 2, Dana...

Former Knicks Player Converts to Judaism, Gets Ready for Israeli League Debut

A former Knicks point guard who recently converted to Judaism is set to debut next week in the Israeli Basketball Premier League as the newest member of the Ironi Nahariya, according to the New York Post. Chris Smith,...

‘Millions of Iraqi Women Live in Fear,’ Says Miss Iraq After Her Family Is Forced to Leave Over Photo With Miss Israel

Miss Iraq Sarah Idan responded on Thursday to the recent revelation that her family was forced to leave her country after she took a photograph with her Israeli counterpart at last month’s Miss Universe pageant. "I’m not the first nor...

December 14, 2017 2:52 pm

Pop Rock Band HAIM Releases Hanukkah Holiday Song About Latkas, Manischewitz Wine and the Maccabees

Popular American pop rock band HAIM celebrated the first night of Hanukkah on Tuesday with...

December 13, 2017 3:04 pm

Ivanka Trump Shares Pictures of Her Family Celebrating First Night of Hanukkah

Ivanka Trump shared pictures on Instagram of her family celebrating the first night of Hanukkah...

December 12, 2017 10:29 am

Former Knicks Star Amar’e Stoudemire Returns to Madison Square Garden to Light Hanukkah Menorah

Former New York Knicks player Amar’e Stoudemire is set to return to Madison Square Garden...

December 11, 2017 1:19 pm

Supermodel Bella Hadid Protests Trump’s Jerusalem Recognition at ‘Free Palestine’ March in London

Famed supermodel Bella Hadid joined a demonstration outside the US Embassy in London on Friday night against...

December 7, 2017 2:13 pm

BBC Follows Blind British Backpacker as He Visits Israel’s Western Wall

Cameras from a BBC travel series followed a blind British backpacker who is on a mission...

December 19, 2017 3:35 pm

Jackie Mason Mocks Al Franken, Matt Lauer and Others in New Stand-Up Routine

Comedian Jackie Mason told a nearly sold-out crowd at B.B King Blues Club & Grill on 42nd Street that the flood of stories about sexual assault is...

December 18, 2017 4:05 pm

Jerry Seinfeld Jokes About Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process, Reveals Why He Won’t Have Trump on His Show

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld tried a joke about the Middle East peace process on an Israeli reporter during their recent interview leading up to his upcoming...

December 17, 2017 2:24 pm

Former Knicks Player Converts to Judaism, Gets Ready for Israeli League Debut

A former Knicks point guard who recently converted to Judaism is set to debut next week in the Israeli Basketball Premier League as the newest member...

December 15, 2017 11:21 am

‘Millions of Iraqi Women Live in Fear,’ Says Miss Iraq After Her Family Is Forced to Leave Over Photo With Miss Israel

Miss Iraq Sarah Idan responded on Thursday to the recent revelation that her family was forced to leave her country after she took a photograph with her Israeli...

December 14, 2017 2:52 pm

Pop Rock Band HAIM Releases Hanukkah Holiday Song About Latkas, Manischewitz Wine and the Maccabees

Popular American pop rock band HAIM celebrated the first night of Hanukkah on Tuesday with a new song that pays homage to the Festival of...

December 13, 2017 3:04 pm

Ivanka Trump Shares Pictures of Her Family Celebrating First Night of Hanukkah

Ivanka Trump shared pictures on Instagram of her family celebrating the first night of Hanukkah on Tuesday. Trump -- who converted to Judaism in 2009 --...

December 12, 2017 10:29 am

Former Knicks Star Amar’e Stoudemire Returns to Madison Square Garden to Light Hanukkah Menorah

Former New York Knicks player Amar’e Stoudemire is set to return to Madison Square Garden to light a menorah for the first night of Hanukkah, the New...

December 11, 2017 1:19 pm

Supermodel Bella Hadid Protests Trump’s Jerusalem Recognition at ‘Free Palestine’ March in London

Famed supermodel Bella Hadid joined a demonstration outside the US Embassy in London on Friday night against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of...

December 7, 2017 2:13 pm

BBC Follows Blind British Backpacker as He Visits Israel’s Western Wall

Cameras from a BBC travel series followed a blind British backpacker who is on a mission to travel the world as he visited various sites in...

December 5, 2017 5:19 pm

‘Bachelor’ Star Has Jewish Wedding at Synagogue in Texas

A "Bachelor" alum had a traditional Jewish wedding in Houston, Texas on Sunday. Reality television star Erica Rose, 35, and Texas-based investor Charles Sanders had their wedding at...

December 3, 2017 3:43 pm

France’s Greatest Composer — Georges Bizet — Was Jewish

Few operas are performed more than Georges Bizet’s Carmen; none are better loved. It was his magnum opus and a glimpse of the direction that music...

December 3, 2017 3:30 pm

Report: Meghan Markle’s Jewish Best Friend Played Matchmaker With Prince Harry

American actress Meghan Markle met her now-fiancé Prince Harry through her Jewish best friend, the Jewish Chronicle reported on Thursday. Fashion designer Misha Nonoo introduced Markle to the British...

December 3, 2017 3:23 pm

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Says She ‘Holds Flag of the Nation’

Israeli actress Gal Gadot told a Variety interviewer that she accepts her role as a representative of Israel and lamented that almost everybody mispronounces her...

November 29, 2017 1:25 pm

Jewish Actor Joshua Malina Explains Hebrew Prayer He Says Every Morning

Actor Joshua Malina, who stars in the hit ABC series "Scandal," talked about Jewish prayer and Thanksgiving with his Twitter followers on Wednesday. Malina wrote, "I...

Opinion

The Trump Peace Plan for Israel Won’t Work

President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel occurred against the backdrop of his ambition to...

Advice for Israel and Jews: Facing Europe’s Challenges

In order to follow developments that will occur in 2018, it is helpful to establish a partial inventory of major...

Banning BDS Groups From Entering Israel Is Necessary and Just

JNS.org - Israel’s decision to finally ban 20 of the worst organizations leading the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement is...

Features

As Iranian Minorities Join Protests, Could the US and Israel Arm Them?

JNS.org - As the anti-regime protests wind down in Iran, the White House said on...

Report Details Scope of Persecution in the Cradle of Christianity

JNS.org - While Christianity traces its birthplace to the Middle East, that region has been arguably the most hostile area for...

Financial Desperation Leads ISIS to Sell Its Own Coins Online

Facing financial setbacks, the Islamic State (ISIS) is turning to more unorthodox methods for raising money: selling its own currency...

World

Seeking Reforms, Trump Administration to Withhold $65 Million in Funding fo...

The United States will give a UN agency $60 million in aid for Palestinians, but will withhold a further $65...

Israel

US Jewish Groups Urge Israeli Government to Scrap African Migrant Deportati...

Two prominent American Jewish groups urged the Israeli government on Tuesday to abandon a controversial plan to deport African migrants...

Middle East

Pakistan Clerics Issue Fatwa Against Suicide Bombings

More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, in a book unveiled by the government on Tuesday. For years, the South Asian nation...

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