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Second Temple Flooring From King Herod’s Jerusalem Courtyard Restored

JNS.org - For the first time, 2,000-year-old flooring from King Herod’s Second Temple courtyard in Jerusalem has been restored by archaeologists. Elaborately decorated floor tiles were...

September 8, 2016 9:45 am

American UN Envoy Samantha Power: ‘Undeniable’ That Antisemitism Is Getting Worse in Some Parts of the World

It is “undeniable” that antisemitism still exists and is even getting worse in some places, a top-ranking American diplomat told a United Nations forum in New York on Wednesday. “[T]he sheer geographic diversity of the hate...

Hatred of Jews at ‘Highest Level of Our Lifetimes,’ Israeli Diplomat Tells UN Antisemitism Forum

Hatred of Jews and demonization of Israel are at “the highest level of our lifetimes,” Israel’s UN envoy warned on Monday during a high-level forum on antisemitism held by the world body at its headquarters...

Israeli Settler Leader Tells DC Audience: BDS Hopes to Sabotage Peaceful Coexistence Between Jews and Arabs

The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement seeks to “sabotage the only real example of peaceful coexistence in the Middle East,” an Israeli settler leader told an audience in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. Speaking during...

September 7, 2016 3:32 pm

Israeli Expert: Warheads Used in North Korean Missile-Launch Latest Indication of Close Military Cooperation With Iran

Photos released by North Korea of its launch of long-range ballistic missiles are the latest...

September 7, 2016 1:13 pm

Rescue Teams Pessimistic About Finding More Survivors Under Rubble of Collapsed Tel Aviv Parking Lot

JNS.org - Rescue teams at the scene of the collapsed parking facility in Tel Aviv were...

September 7, 2016 1:09 pm

Dutch MP Refuses to Shake Hands With Netanyahu

JNS.org - A Dutch parliament member refused to shake hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on...

September 7, 2016 11:23 am

Netanyahu at The Hague: ‘We Have No Qualms With People of Gaza, Only With Terrorist Thugs’

JNS.org - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte during a...

September 7, 2016 11:05 am

Iranian Vessels ‘Harassed’ US Navy Ship in Persian Gulf, Defense Department Says

A US Navy coastal patrol ship changed course after a fast-attack craft from Iran's Islamic...

September 8, 2016 9:45 am

Second Temple Flooring From King Herod’s Jerusalem Courtyard Restored

JNS.org - For the first time, 2,000-year-old flooring from King Herod’s Second Temple courtyard in Jerusalem has been restored by archaeologists. Elaborately decorated floor tiles were discovered...

September 7, 2016 11:37 pm

American UN Envoy Samantha Power: ‘Undeniable’ That Antisemitism Is Getting Worse in Some Parts of the World

It is “undeniable” that antisemitism still exists and is even getting worse in some places, a top-ranking American diplomat told a United Nations forum in...

September 7, 2016 5:39 pm

Hatred of Jews at ‘Highest Level of Our Lifetimes,’ Israeli Diplomat Tells UN Antisemitism Forum

Hatred of Jews and demonization of Israel are at “the highest level of our lifetimes,” Israel’s UN envoy warned on Monday during a high-level forum...

September 7, 2016 5:03 pm

Israeli Settler Leader Tells DC Audience: BDS Hopes to Sabotage Peaceful Coexistence Between Jews and Arabs

The anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement seeks to “sabotage the only real example of peaceful coexistence in the Middle East,” an Israeli settler...

September 7, 2016 3:32 pm

Israeli Expert: Warheads Used in North Korean Missile-Launch Latest Indication of Close Military Cooperation With Iran

Photos released by North Korea of its launch of long-range ballistic missiles are the latest proof of the close military cooperation between Pyongyang and Tehran,...

September 7, 2016 1:13 pm

Rescue Teams Pessimistic About Finding More Survivors Under Rubble of Collapsed Tel Aviv Parking Lot

JNS.org - Rescue teams at the scene of the collapsed parking facility in Tel Aviv were pessimistic Wednesday, saying the chances of finding survivors under the...

September 7, 2016 1:09 pm

Dutch MP Refuses to Shake Hands With Netanyahu

JNS.org - A Dutch parliament member refused to shake hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, Israeli news site Arutz Sheva reported. MP Tunahan Kuzu, of Turkish...

September 7, 2016 11:23 am

Netanyahu at The Hague: ‘We Have No Qualms With People of Gaza, Only With Terrorist Thugs’

JNS.org - Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte during a diplomatic visit to The Hague in the Netherlands on Tuesday. Netanyahu...

September 7, 2016 11:05 am

Iranian Vessels ‘Harassed’ US Navy Ship in Persian Gulf, Defense Department Says

A US Navy coastal patrol ship changed course after a fast-attack craft from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 100 yards (91 meters) of...

September 7, 2016 11:03 am

Obama Admin Admits Transfer of $1.7 Billion to Iran as American Hostages Released

The Obama administration disclosed to Congress on Tuesday that it transferred a total of $1.7  billion in cash through Swiss banks to Iran around the...

September 7, 2016 11:01 am

IDF Begins Construction on Underground Barrier Around Gaza Strip

Residents of the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council will be able to look out their windows and watch the IDF work on the new project meant...

September 7, 2016 10:43 am

British Jewish MP Under Police Protection Following Death Threat

JNS.org - A Jewish member of the British Parliament is receiving police protection after she received an antisemitic death threat on Facebook, the BBC reported. Ruth Smeeth,...

September 6, 2016 5:48 pm

Iran Expert: Post-Nuclear Deal, Emboldened Islamic Republic Seeking to Expand Global Reach, Build Anti-US Axis in Latin America (INTERVIEW)

Last year’s nuclear deal with world powers has emboldened Iran as it seeks to expand its global reach and build an anti-America axis in the...

September 6, 2016 5:25 pm

Iranian Official: Islamic Republic’s ‘Great Influence’ Enabled It to Amass Wealth, Spread Revolution, Gain Major Concessions From West

Iran has used its “great influence” in the Middle East to amass wealth, spread the Islamic Revolution and gain major concessions from the West, a...

Culture

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...

‘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...

France’s Greatest Composer — Georges Bizet — Was Jewish

Few operas are performed more than Georges Bizet’s Carmen; none are better loved. It...

Features

Trump, Often Polarizing, Draws Broad Jewish and Christian Support on Jerusalem

JNS.org - It’s not often that the American Jewish community is united on issues...

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Bringing US Policy ‘Back to Reality’

JNS.org - President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on...

Israel’s Iron Dome System Goes Naval

JNS.org - The Israeli Navy has a new tool at its disposal to defend the country’s offshore gas rigs in the...

World

Swedish PM Condemns Attempted Arson Attack at Synagogue as Three Arrested

Three people were arrested early on Sunday after an attempted arson attack at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, prosecutors said. There were no reports of injuries and the...

Israel

Israel Destroys ‘Significant’ Cross-Border Terror Tunnel From G...

Israeli forces on Sunday destroyed a "significant" cross-border attack tunnel from the Gaza Strip, which the military said was being...

Middle East

Iraq Holds Military Parade Celebrating Final Victory Over Islamic State

An Iraqi military parade celebrating final victory over Islamic State is underway in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, an Iraqi military spokesman told Reuters on Sunday. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared...

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