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Jewish Agency, Boston Philanthropies Distribute Aid to Haifa Fire Victims

JNS.org - The heads of the Jewish Agency and Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) visited Haifa Wednesday to distribute aid funds to victims of last...

December 1, 2016 12:34 pm

Israeli Researchers Decipher Inscription on Rare Roman-Era Artifact Found Underwater

JNS.org - Israeli researchers from the University of Haifa have deciphered a rare inscription found on an underwater artifact that sheds new light on Roman rule over the province of Judea just prior to the Third...

Israel Public Security Minister Says Nearly Half of Last Week’s Wildfires Were Arson

JNS.org - Israel’s public security minister said Wednesday that between 40 and 50 percent of the fires that broke out across the country last week were the result of arson. Gilad Erdan made the statement during an address...

Israel ‘Welcomes’ Potential Role for Trump’s Jewish Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Peace Broker With Palestinians

Israel favorably views the possibility that President-elect Donald Trump’s Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner will serve as a peace broker with the Palestinians, the South China Morning Post reported on Tuesday. In an interview published in the...

November 30, 2016 1:06 pm

New State-of-the-Art Patrol Boat Joins Israeli Naval Fleet to Bolster Maritime Operations, Defense Along Northern Border

A new state-of-the-art patrol boat was inaugurated this week by the Israeli Navy to bolster maritime operations...

November 30, 2016 11:55 am

Netanyahu: Israel Will Respond Forcefully to ISIS Border Threat

JNS.org - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will not allow any radical jihadist group to...

November 30, 2016 11:23 am

Controversial Mosque Loudspeaker Bill Undergoes Preliminary Knesset Reading

JNS.org - A controversial bill in Israel's Knesset seeking to partially ban places of worship from...

November 30, 2016 10:48 am

Israeli President Hosts Interfaith Meeting to Discuss Mosque Loudspeaker Bill

JNS.org - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin hosted a meeting of Jewish and Muslim leaders Tuesday amid...

November 29, 2016 12:14 pm

Arson Confirmed as Cause for Several Israel Fires, Qualifying Victims for State Restitution

Fires in nine cities and settlements hit in the rash of blazes that spread across...

December 1, 2016 12:34 pm

Jewish Agency, Boston Philanthropies Distribute Aid to Haifa Fire Victims

JNS.org - The heads of the Jewish Agency and Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) visited Haifa Wednesday to distribute aid funds to victims of last week’s...

December 1, 2016 12:19 pm

Israeli Researchers Decipher Inscription on Rare Roman-Era Artifact Found Underwater

JNS.org - Israeli researchers from the University of Haifa have deciphered a rare inscription found on an underwater artifact that sheds new light on Roman rule...

December 1, 2016 9:34 am

Israel Public Security Minister Says Nearly Half of Last Week’s Wildfires Were Arson

JNS.org - Israel’s public security minister said Wednesday that between 40 and 50 percent of the fires that broke out across the country last week were the...

November 30, 2016 2:24 pm

Israel ‘Welcomes’ Potential Role for Trump’s Jewish Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as Peace Broker With Palestinians

Israel favorably views the possibility that President-elect Donald Trump’s Jewish son-in-law Jared Kushner will serve as a peace broker with the Palestinians, the South China...

November 30, 2016 1:06 pm

New State-of-the-Art Patrol Boat Joins Israeli Naval Fleet to Bolster Maritime Operations, Defense Along Northern Border

A new state-of-the-art patrol boat was inaugurated this week by the Israeli Navy to bolster maritime operations and defense of the northern border, the Hebrew news site...

November 30, 2016 11:55 am

Netanyahu: Israel Will Respond Forcefully to ISIS Border Threat

JNS.org - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel will not allow any radical jihadist group to get a foothold on the Jewish state's borders and that attempts...

November 30, 2016 11:23 am

Controversial Mosque Loudspeaker Bill Undergoes Preliminary Knesset Reading

JNS.org - A controversial bill in Israel's Knesset seeking to partially ban places of worship from using loudspeakers for calls to prayer underwent a preliminary parliamentary...

November 30, 2016 10:48 am

Israeli President Hosts Interfaith Meeting to Discuss Mosque Loudspeaker Bill

JNS.org - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin hosted a meeting of Jewish and Muslim leaders Tuesday amid the ongoing controversy surrounding proposed legislation that would limit the...

November 29, 2016 12:14 pm

Arson Confirmed as Cause for Several Israel Fires, Qualifying Victims for State Restitution

Fires in nine cities and settlements hit in the rash of blazes that spread across the country over the past week were caused by arson...

November 29, 2016 11:46 am

6 Teens Suspected of Arson Remanded as Israel’s Wildfire Probe Continues

JNS.org - Six 17-year-old residents of the Galilee village of Jadeidi-Makr, who were arrested last week over their alleged involvement in setting fire to the nearby...

November 28, 2016 5:47 pm

Wives of Firefighters Recount Anxiety, Fear for Husband’s Lives During Days of Battling Blazes Across Israel

The wives of three members of Israel's Fire and Rescue Services, who spent the last several days terrified for the lives of their husbands as...

November 28, 2016 3:10 pm

In Wake of Clash With ISIS Along Syrian Border, IDF Spurred to Create Additional Commando Brigade

The clash between IDF troops and ISIS-affiliated fighters along the Syrian border on Sunday, which resulted in the killing of four of the terrorists, reinforced the...

November 28, 2016 2:41 pm

MK Michael Oren Calls on Israelis to ‘Think Twice’ Before Buying French Products Over ‘Green Line’ Labeling

JNS.org - Member of Knesset Michael Oren on Sunday encouraged Israelis to reconsider buying French-made products following France's decision to remove "Made in Israel" stickers from products made beyond the Green...

November 28, 2016 1:34 pm

Israeli Air Force Launches Two Strikes Against Islamic State in Syria

JNS.org - The Israeli Air Force (IAF) struck Islamic State forces Monday in Syria, Israel’s second strike against the jihadist terror group in as many days. According...

Culture

Members of India’s ‘Lost Tribe’ of Jews Visit Auschwitz for the First Time

JNS.org - Members of India’s so-called “lost tribe” of Jews visited Auschwitz...

Features

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries

JNS.org -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...

World

Europe Police Reveal Which Nations ISIS Could Target Next

The Islamic State group is likely to carry out new attacks in the European Union in the near future, probably targeting countries that are members of the US-led coalition fighting...

Opinion

Note to Israelis: America Is Not Racist

Since Donald Trump won the US presidential election last month, Israelis have been engaged in a heated debate about how the victory of the billionaire businessman who gets into fights...

Middle East

Senior Tehran Cleric Calls for ‘Retaliation’ After US Senate Ba...

“Now is the time for retaliation,” a senior Iranian cleric told worshippers in Tehran on Friday, following the US Senate’s...

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