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February 12, 2019 12:06 am
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‘Good Morning Britain’ Deletes ‘Disgusting’ Survey on Boycotting Eurovision in Israel After Sparking Anger

The UK television program "Good Morning Britain" deleted on Friday a Twitter poll that asked members of the public whether they thought Britain should boycott...

February 6, 2019 9:04 am
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Yes to the Ayalon Bridge on Shabbat, But No to the Eurovision Song Contest

On September 1, 2016, I published an essay discussing the crisis about people working on the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv railway on Shabbat. I argued that if it...

February 4, 2019 3:32 pm
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Israeli Culture Minister Calls on Eurovision Producers to Accommodate Shalva Band’s Shabbat Observance

Israeli Culture and Sport Minister Miri Regev asked the producers of Eurovision on Monday to accommodate the Shalva Band and its observance of Shabbat if...

February 3, 2019 12:51 pm
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UK Chief Rabbi Slams Anti-Israel BDS Movement Over Bid to Spoil Eurovision Contest in Tel Aviv

UK Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has castigated the anti-Israel BDS movement over its effort to organize a boycott of the Eurovision competition set to be...

February 3, 2019 11:23 am
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Shalva Band Advances to ‘Rising Star’ Finals, Amid Looming Shabbat Controversy

The Shalva Band, an Israeli ensemble made up of eight musicians with disabilities, on Saturday night became the first group to advance to the final...

January 30, 2019 3:36 pm
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BBC Rejects Calls From Anti-Israel Activists to Not Air Eurovision Contest in Tel Aviv

The BBC had rejected a call from a group of anti-Israel activists to not air this year’s Eurovision song contest, set to be held on...

January 16, 2019 3:38 pm
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Producers Reportedly in Talks With Madonna to Make Guest Appearance at Eurovision Contest in Tel Aviv

Producers of the 2019 Eurovision song contest set to be held in Tel Avivm in May are reportedly in talks with American pop star Madonna...

January 14, 2019 12:36 pm
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Israeli Pop Star Turns Down Eurovision Performance Due to Rehearsals on Shabbat

JNS.org - One of Israel’s most popular singers, Omer Adam, has rejected an offer to perform at the international singing competition Eurovision because rehearsals for the...

December 23, 2018 2:07 pm
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Ireland’s Former Eurovision Winner Says Boycotting ‘Isn’t Always the Answer’ Ahead of Upcoming 2019 Contest in Israel

A past Eurovision winner who hails from Ireland recently denounced calls to boycott the singing competition next year that is set to be hosted by Israel,...

December 14, 2018 2:28 pm
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Report: Israeli Supermodel Bar Refaeli to Co-Host Eurovision 2019 Song Contest in Tel Aviv

Supermodel Bar Refaeli, famed mentalist Lior Suchard and actor Erez Tal are slated to host the 2019 Eurovision singing competition that will take place in...

May 23, 2018 10:33 am
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Amid Icelandic BDS, Israeli Minister Invites Saudi Arabia to Eurovision 2018

JNS.org - Israeli Minister of Communications Ayoub Kara has invited Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states to compete in Eurovision 2019 alongside Israel. After Israel’s Netta Barzilai...

May 22, 2018 1:08 pm
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Irish Singer Offers to Perform Next Year at Eurovision in Israel, Despite Boycott Push

Songstress Donna McCaul -- who once represented Ireland in the annual Eurovision contest -- has said she would be willing to perform on behalf of...

Features

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

Has the US Intelligence Community Misread Iran’s Nuclear Program?

JNS.org - Donald Trump clashed with the intelligence community last week over the...

Israelis Get Inside the Huddle and Embrace American Football

JNS.org - Many Israelis came to work bleary-eyed on Monday morning, having stayed up all night watching the New England...

World

After Auschwitz Visit, Pence Accuses Iran of Nazi-Like Antisemitism

US Vice President Mike Pence accused Iran of Nazi-like antisemitism on Friday, maintaining his harsh rhetoric against Tehran just a day he attacked European powers for trying to undermine American sanctions on...

Israel

Yesh Atid MKs: Unity Talks with Gantz Coming Down to ‘Core IssuesR...

In a process that could prove pivotal for the upcoming Israeli elections, unity talks between Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid...

Middle East

Iran Rejects Antisemitism Allegation by Pence

Iran on Saturday rejected accusations of antisemitism leveled against it by US Vice President Mike Pence, saying it respected Judaism but opposed Israel, which Tehran said was acting like a...

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