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Satirist Bassem Youssef off the Air in Egypt

Posted on: November 4th, 2013

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Daily Show host Jon Stewart’s favorite Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef’s show, modeled largely after Stewart’s, was not aired in its Friday night time slot last week. CBC, the private channel carrying Youssef’s program, took the Friday night broadcast of off schedule minutes before its 10 PM airtime. A broadcaster read out a statement explaining that […]

 

70 years later, a Musical Tells Story of Bulgarian Jews’ Rescue

Posted on: October 31st, 2013

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A concert this Sunday at the Ira & Nancy Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia, SC, will commemorate the rescue in World War 2 of 49,000 Bulgarian Jews from being shipped to the Nazi death camps. The Songs of Life Festival presentation, which includes as its centerpiece the oratorio “A Melancholy Beauty” by Bulgarian […]

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Paul Abdul arrived in Israel for a "dream come true" this week and will celebrate her Bat Mitzvah at the Western Wall - at age 51.
 

Paula Abdul to Celebrate Bat Mitzvah at Age 51 at Western Wall

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

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Now here is a real ‘woman at the Wall.” Paula Adbul is in Israel for the first time ever and will visit the Western Wall. At the age of 51, the time finally has come for a Bat Mitzvah.

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Legendary singer, songwriter and musician Lou Reed.
 

Lou Reed Dead at 71

Posted on: October 28th, 2013

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A restlessly inventive solo artist over the past 40 years, he was harsh, unpredictable and challenging.

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Crusader Kings II 'Sons of Abraham' video game allows Jews to rebuild the Temple
 

New Crusader Kings II ‘Sons of Abraham’ Lets Jews Rebuild Temple

Posted on: October 25th, 2013

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Convert others to Judaism, bring back the Priesthood, build the Holy Temple, re-create the Kingdom of Israel and hit up the pope for money at the same time. Yep, Crusader Kings II has gone Jewish.

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L.A. Gala Brings In $20 Million for Friends of IDF

Posted on: October 24th, 2013

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Simon Cowell, celebrity judge of the “X Factor” and formerly “American Idol,” and Grammy Award-winning musician Lionel Richie were among those who attended The Friends of the Israel Defense Forces Western Region gala Wednesday, which raised $20 million. Cowell contributed $150,000, and Richie performed for a crowd that included the CEOs of several prominent technology […]

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The Jewish “Little Vienna” neighborhood in Shanghai in the 1930s.
 

Jews in Shanghai Exhibition in Chicago

Posted on: October 24th, 2013

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An exhibition on the life of European Jewish refugees in Shanghai during World War II opened in Chicago on Monday, Xinhua reported. The exhibition, running from Monday to Friday, features more than 1,000 photos, 200 relics and 2,000 minutes of video interviews with Jewish refugees. It illustrates the difficulties faced by Jewish refugees on their journey […]

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Rihanna Plays for 50,000 in Tel Aviv, Shunning BDS Campaign

Posted on: October 23rd, 2013

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Rihanna sang before a crowd of 50,000 in Tel Aviv at Israel’s largest performance venue, Yarkon Park. Fans paid $100 and up for Tuesday’s show, part of the pop star’s “Diamonds” world tour and her second performance in Israel. She played Israel three years ago. Rihanna came to Israel despite a campaign by the Boycott, […]

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‘Jew in the City’ Announces Top 10 Orthodox Jewish All Stars

Posted on: October 16th, 2013

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U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew and Nobel Laureate Robert Aumann are among ten individuals who have been named 2013 Orthodox Jewish All Stars by Jew in the City, the organization dedicated to re-branding Orthodox Jews and Judaism to the world through digital media. The awards will be presented on November 24 in New York City. […]

Daniel Blatt,producer of "Raid on Entebbe."
 

‘Rain on Entebbe’ Producer Daniel Blatt Dies at Age 76 in LA

Posted on: October 15th, 2013

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Daniel Blatt was a typical success story of a Jew who left behind his Jewish education. He said that after he produced “Rain on Entebbe,” he came back to his Jewish roots. Blatt died in Los Angeles at the age of 76.

Here is Israel's video, "Boycott Israel" helps arm potential anti-Israel advocates to avoid being unwitting hypocrites.
 

Who and What is Behind the Pro-Israel ‘Boycott Israel’ Video (Video)

Posted on: October 15th, 2013

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"Here Is Israel" hopes viewers will see that focusing solely on demonizing Israel isn't just unfair to Israel, it is a betrayal of their best intentions.The video will arm potential anti-Israel activists against turning into unwitting hypocrites, instead of advocates for just causes.

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D.C. Theater Retools Controversial Play about Israeli Arabs

Posted on: October 11th, 2013

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A Washington Jewish theater funded in part by the local Jewish federation scaled back its plans to produce a controversial play concerning how Israeli Arabs were treated when Israel became a state. Rather than showing the entire play, Theater J instead will present “The Admission” as a workshop in which viewers will be invited to […]

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The Stars Keep Falling on Israel

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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Efforts to bring Hollywood stars to Israel have extended to include Latin America, with a delegation of TV personalities and news executives arriving Monday from Central and South America as well as from the United States for a week-long visit. The trip was announced by America’s Voices in Israel (AVI), part of the Conference of […]

This 18th Century handwritten Passover Haggadah was discovered in a heap of rubbish.
 

18th Century Jewish Manuscript Found in Garage

Posted on: October 8th, 2013

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The 300-year-old manuscript that was found in a heap of garbage.

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C.S. Lee, Anson Mount IV, Lea Thompson and Zoey Deutch were among the film and television stars checking out the wine in Israel this week, courtesy of American Voices in Israel
 

Another BDS Fail: More US Actors Visit Israel, Imbibe the Wine

Posted on: October 4th, 2013

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e particularly struck that the wineries - which produce wonderful wine - are so close to the very active borders with very hostile neighbors.

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An IMAX camera mounted on a crane captures the recitation of the priestly blessing at the Western Wall during Passover.
 

An IMAX Film of the Jerusalem You Never Have Seen Before (Video)

Posted on: October 3rd, 2013

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Move over Kohn Kerry and let the moviemakers take over. It took five years of negotiations for an IMAX visual tour of Jerusalem, including the three major religions, to come to the screen.

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Roger Waters with Sadaka Board Members launching the Sadaka Education Resource on Palestine / Israel at the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin, September 17.
 

Oh, Joy: Roger Waters Endorsing Anti-Israel Irish Education Package

Posted on: September 24th, 2013

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"I have studied the education pack.. it is extremely well laid out, extremely informative and eloquent in a way that kids will understand..."

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Hollywood Collaborated With the Nazi Regime

Posted on: September 12th, 2013

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Harvard scholar and author Ben Urwand tries to destroy any impression that Hollywood fought the Nazi regime. His new book claims the opposite – that Jews in Hollywood actually collaborated with Hitler.

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Tibetan monks work on peace mandala in Jerusalem's Tower of David.
 

Tibetan Monks Chant Prayers for Peace in Jerusalem

Posted on: August 26th, 2013

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Jerusalem Sacred Music Festival attracts array of international musicians.

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Manhattan Jewish Community Center’s film program director Isaac Zablocki (R., seen with Richard Pena) wrote: "Importance of the use of boycott [of Israel]...is unquestionable."
 

NYC JCC Film Dir Adds Sleazy Journalism Sin to HuffPost BDS Post

Posted on: August 21st, 2013

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Which part of "the importance of the use of boycott to get international attention towards pressuring Israel to end the occupation is unquestionable" means the author is opposed to boycotts of Israel? None, that's why the author deleted them days after the article was published.

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