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Baby of Israeli Mother Wounded in Palestinian Shooting Attack Dies

An Israeli baby boy who was delivered early after his mother was seriously wounded in a Palestinian drive-by shooting attack at a bus stop...

December 12, 2018 12:03 pm

Injured Pregnant Terror Victim Improves, Newborn Baby In Critical Condition

JNS.org - Shira Yael Ish-Ran, the 21-year-old pregnant woman who was shot by Palestinian terrorists along with her husband and five other people at a bus stop near the town of Ofra in Samaria, is reported...

On Last Day of Hanukkah, Archaeologists Find Ancient Wick In the Negev

JNS.org - A unique lamp wick dating back to the Byzantine period was uncovered by the Antiquities Authority at the Negev Desert Roman Empire settlement of Shivta, according to an announcement on the last day of...

Mobility Tech Firm Optibus Raises $40 Million, Alibaba Takes Stake

US-Israeli mobility technology company Optibus said on Wednesday it raised $40 million in a private funding round led by Insight Venture Partners and with a strategic investment from the Alibaba Group. Existing investors, including Verizon Ventures, Pitango...

December 11, 2018 3:52 pm

Palestinian Who Worked With Israel to Prevent Terror Attacks Describes PA Torture

A Palestinian who worked with Israel to prevent terror attacks appeared before a Knesset committee...

December 11, 2018 2:54 pm

US-Israeli Software Firm Quali Raises $22.5 million in VC-Backed Funding Round

US-Israeli software firm Quali said on Tuesday it raised $22.5 million in a private funding...

December 11, 2018 2:04 pm

Lebanon’s Aoun Says Israeli Anti-Tunnel Action No Risk to Peace

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Tuesday he saw no risk to peace from an...

December 11, 2018 1:29 pm

Head of Israeli Military Intelligence: Chances of Full-Scale War Still Low, but Situation in Middle East Remains Unstable

The head of Israel's Military Intelligence Directorate told a Knesset committee on Tuesday that the...

December 11, 2018 1:06 pm

90-Year-Old Blind Israeli Holocaust Survivor Living in Squalor Gets Refurnished Apartment After News Reports

The decrepit apartment of a 90-year-old blind Israeli Holocaust survivor has been completely remodeled after...

December 12, 2018 12:03 pm

Baby of Israeli Mother Wounded in Palestinian Shooting Attack Dies

An Israeli baby boy who was delivered early after his mother was seriously wounded in a Palestinian drive-by shooting attack at a bus stop in...

December 12, 2018 11:06 am

Injured Pregnant Terror Victim Improves, Newborn Baby In Critical Condition

JNS.org - Shira Yael Ish-Ran, the 21-year-old pregnant woman who was shot by Palestinian terrorists along with her husband and five other people at a bus...

December 12, 2018 10:49 am

On Last Day of Hanukkah, Archaeologists Find Ancient Wick In the Negev

JNS.org - A unique lamp wick dating back to the Byzantine period was uncovered by the Antiquities Authority at the Negev Desert Roman Empire settlement of...

December 12, 2018 9:29 am

Mobility Tech Firm Optibus Raises $40 Million, Alibaba Takes Stake

US-Israeli mobility technology company Optibus said on Wednesday it raised $40 million in a private funding round led by Insight Venture Partners and with a strategic...

December 11, 2018 3:52 pm

Palestinian Who Worked With Israel to Prevent Terror Attacks Describes PA Torture

A Palestinian who worked with Israel to prevent terror attacks appeared before a Knesset committee on Tuesday and described his brutal treatment at the hands...

December 11, 2018 2:54 pm

US-Israeli Software Firm Quali Raises $22.5 million in VC-Backed Funding Round

US-Israeli software firm Quali said on Tuesday it raised $22.5 million in a private funding round led by Jerusalem Venture Partners (JVP). The company's existing investors,...

December 11, 2018 2:04 pm

Lebanon’s Aoun Says Israeli Anti-Tunnel Action No Risk to Peace

Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Tuesday he saw no risk to peace from an operation by Israel's military to disable cross-border tunnels it says were...

December 11, 2018 1:29 pm

Head of Israeli Military Intelligence: Chances of Full-Scale War Still Low, but Situation in Middle East Remains Unstable

The head of Israel's Military Intelligence Directorate told a Knesset committee on Tuesday that the chances of a full-scale war were low, but the regional...

December 11, 2018 1:06 pm

90-Year-Old Blind Israeli Holocaust Survivor Living in Squalor Gets Refurnished Apartment After News Reports

The decrepit apartment of a 90-year-old blind Israeli Holocaust survivor has been completely remodeled after media reports drew attention to his situation. A Channel Two report that aired in October...

December 11, 2018 12:38 pm

Unknown Egyptian Twitter User Impersonates IDF Chief Rabbi

A top Israeli diplomat revealed on Wednesday that a Twitter account apparently originating in Egypt was impersonating the IDF chief rabbi. Elad Ratson, the director of...

December 11, 2018 11:01 am

Israeli Gas Line to Jordan Lauded as ‘Boost for ‎Peace’

JNS.org - Work on the natural-gas pipeline running from Israel ‎to Jordan is expected to conclude in the coming ‎weeks, allowing for Israeli gas to...

December 11, 2018 10:58 am

Palestinian Man Murdered In Israel for Selling Land to Jews

JNS.org - A Palestinian man suspected of selling land to Jews was murdered near his home in central Israel last Friday. Police believe Ahmed Salameh, 51, from...

December 11, 2018 9:28 am

Israeli Police Kill Suspected Palestinian Terrorist Near Hebron

Israeli police shot and killed a Palestinian driver who they said tried to ram his vehicle into a group of officers in the West Bank...

December 10, 2018 4:02 pm

Amid Ongoing Lebanon Border Op, IDF Releases Info on New Tunnel-Detection Technology and Methods

The Israeli military on Monday released details of the technology being used to detect and destroy tunnels dug by Hezbollah under the Jewish state's northern border with...

Culture

Richard Gere to Star in Apple Adaptation of Israeli Series ‘Nevelot’

Apple is negotiating for the rights to adapt an Israeli television series that...

Gal Gadot Shows Solidarity With Israeli Women Protesting Domestic Violence in Nationwide Strike

Israeli actress Gal Gadot expressed support for the thousands of women across Israel...

Features

Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...

World

US Secretary of State Urges Tougher UN Security Council Stance Against Iran...

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called on Wednesday for a tougher UN Security Council stance against Iran's ballistic missile...

Opinion

Parshat Vayigash: Does My Father Love Me?

It is one of the great questions we naturally ask each time we read the story of Joseph: Why did he not, at some time during their 22-year separation, send...

Middle East

Saudi Arabia Seeks New Political Bloc in Strategic Red Sea Region

Saudi Arabia is seeking an alliance with six countries bordering the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, a strategic area vital to global shipping and increasingly an arena of...

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