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  • Israeli ambassador to US Michael Oren was on the Colbert Show last night

    Michael Oren, Israel’s ambassador to the US, stopped by Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report” to talk about Chuck Hagel and President Obama’s upcoming trip to Israel. Stephen Colbert presented the topic of Israel by reminding his audience he was “certainly a better friend than Barack Obama, who has repeatedly snubbed our ally ‘Yisrael’ by refusing to…

  • Hugo Chavez, anti-Israel president of Venezuela and Iran ally, dies

    Hugo Chavez, the longtime president of Venezuela who often spouted anti-Israel rhetoric and befriended Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has died.

  • Jon Stewart will leave The Daily Show this summer to direct a movie

    Jewish TV comedian Jon Stewart is stepping down from his throne at Comedy Central this summer for a break to direct a film based on a screenplay he wrote. Stewart is abandoning “The Daily Show,” the New York Times reports, to direct a film called “Rosewater,” which is based on a 2011 book,  “And Then They Came…

  • When a Jewish infant dies

    This past weekend brought tragic news of a hit-and-run car accident that killed Nachman and Raizy Glauber, an expectant couple from Brooklyn, both 21, and their unborn son. The Glaubers had been en route to the hospital early Sunday when a driver identified as Julio Acevedo collided with their taxi. Both parents were killed, but…

  • Mila Kunis soothes nervous BBC reporter

    If you didn’t already love her, this will seal the deal. While promoting her upcoming film, “Oz the Great and Powerful,” Mila Kunis was interviewed by a young BBC reporter, who tells her its his first time interviewing an A-list celebrity, and doesn’t do a very good job at hiding his emotions. Kunis tries to…

  • Rabbi Menachem Froman, West Bank religious leader and peacemaker, dies

    Rabbi Menachem Froman, a founder of the Modern Orthodox West Bank settlers movement Gush Emunim who cultivated ties with Palestinians, has died.

  • Ellison is world’s richest Jew, new Forbes billionaire list shows

    Oracle’s Larry Ellison is the world’s richest Jew, according to Forbes magazine’s annual world billionaires list for 2013.

  • Adam Levine takes his first dates to McDonald’s

    How’s this for classy. Adam Levine, the Maroon 5 lead singer who has moves like Jagger and still uses a pay phone, says McDonald’s is his favorite first date spot. “I always like to dress up in a tuxedo and tell the girl to dress real fancy. I like to pick her up and go…

  • Estranged brother of Daniel Day-Lewis appears, reveals family feud to UK papers

    In case you were wondering about a gigantic fight that split the family of Oscar-winning Jewish actor Daniel Day-Lewis, the British papers are all over it. Sean Day-Lewis, the half brother of Daniel, is reportedly desperate to end a 19-year fight and took to the Telegraph to share his story of their fight (because publicizing…

  • Daniel Radcliffe to star in new “Frankenstein” film

    The “Harry Potter” actor has graduated from Hogwarts and is moving onto other fictional roles. 23-year-old Jewish actor Daniel Radcliffe has signed on to play the hunchback assistant to Victor Frankenstein in 20th Century Fox’s new adaption of the 1818 novel, according to Deadline. The new film is written by Max Landis and will be directed by…