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India, China and Russia Refrain From Recognizing East Jerusalem as Capital of Palestine in Joint Statement

Foreign ministers from India, Russia and China notably refrained from recognizing East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine at their annual meeting in New...

December 13, 2017 6:51 pm

Israel Expects Insufficient Winter Rainfall as Sea of Galilee Nears Historically Low Level

JNS.org - Israel’s Meteorological Service has forecasted that the country should anticipate insufficient rainfall this winter. The Israeli prediction -- which is based upon assessments of December’s weather forecast as well as European weather models -- comes...

Jerusalem Municipality to Distribute Free Christmas Trees

JNS.org - In a warm holiday gesture during Israel’s winter season, the Jerusalem Municipality will continue its annual tradition of distributing free Christmas trees to the city’s Christian residents. The initiative is part of Jerusalem’s annual Christmas...

Israeli Finance Ministry Announces $227 Million Tax Cuts on Consumer Items

JNS.org - Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon on Monday announced that Israel’s government will reduce customs and sales taxes on dozens of items, a move he said would save Israeli consumers more than 800 million shekels ($227...

December 13, 2017 11:41 am

Israeli Security Forces Thwart Hamas Hanukkah Kidnapping Plot

JNS.org - Israeli security forces -- including the Shin Bet security agency, Israel Police and IDF...

December 13, 2017 11:17 am

Israeli Archaeologists Reveal Hanukkah-Related Discoveries on Eve of Holiday

JNS.org - Two archaeological discoveries with highly symbolic value dating back to the ancient Jewish kingdoms...

December 13, 2017 10:21 am

Lapid: Democratic Victory in Alabama Shows Why Israel Must Seek Bipartisan Support in US

Democrat Doug Jones’ win over Republican Roy Moore in Tuesday’s special Senate election in Alabama...

December 13, 2017 9:37 am

IDF Hits Hamas Targets in Gaza After Rockets Fired Into Israel for 5th Consecutive Night

JNS.org - The Israeli Air Force struck positions of the Palestinian terror group Hamas on Tuesday...

December 12, 2017 3:40 pm

Controversial Shabbat Bill Passes First Reading in Israeli Knesset

JNS.org - The Israeli Knesset on Tuesday approved a controversial bill that would limit commerce on...

December 13, 2017 6:51 pm

India, China and Russia Refrain From Recognizing East Jerusalem as Capital of Palestine in Joint Statement

Foreign ministers from India, Russia and China notably refrained from recognizing East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine at their annual meeting in New Delhi...

December 13, 2017 3:19 pm

Israel Expects Insufficient Winter Rainfall as Sea of Galilee Nears Historically Low Level

JNS.org - Israel’s Meteorological Service has forecasted that the country should anticipate insufficient rainfall this winter. The Israeli prediction -- which is based upon assessments of December’s...

December 13, 2017 1:52 pm

Jerusalem Municipality to Distribute Free Christmas Trees

JNS.org - In a warm holiday gesture during Israel’s winter season, the Jerusalem Municipality will continue its annual tradition of distributing free Christmas trees to the...

December 13, 2017 12:08 pm

Israeli Finance Ministry Announces $227 Million Tax Cuts on Consumer Items

JNS.org - Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon on Monday announced that Israel’s government will reduce customs and sales taxes on dozens of items, a move he said...

December 13, 2017 11:41 am

Israeli Security Forces Thwart Hamas Hanukkah Kidnapping Plot

JNS.org - Israeli security forces -- including the Shin Bet security agency, Israel Police and IDF -- have thwarted an attempt by the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror...

December 13, 2017 11:17 am

Israeli Archaeologists Reveal Hanukkah-Related Discoveries on Eve of Holiday

JNS.org - Two archaeological discoveries with highly symbolic value dating back to the ancient Jewish kingdoms of Israel have been revealed on the eve of Hanukkah. Israeli...

December 13, 2017 10:21 am

Lapid: Democratic Victory in Alabama Shows Why Israel Must Seek Bipartisan Support in US

Democrat Doug Jones’ win over Republican Roy Moore in Tuesday’s special Senate election in Alabama showed why Israel must seek bipartisan support in the US,...

December 13, 2017 9:37 am

IDF Hits Hamas Targets in Gaza After Rockets Fired Into Israel for 5th Consecutive Night

JNS.org - The Israeli Air Force struck positions of the Palestinian terror group Hamas on Tuesday night after several rockets were launched at the southern Israeli...

December 12, 2017 3:40 pm

Controversial Shabbat Bill Passes First Reading in Israeli Knesset

JNS.org - The Israeli Knesset on Tuesday approved a controversial bill that would limit commerce on Shabbat. The legislation passed its first reading in a 59-54...

December 12, 2017 1:53 pm

African National Congress to Push for Shutdown of South African Embassy in Israel at Major Party Conference

South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) is pushing for a major downgrade of the country's full diplomatic relations with Israel ahead of its key...

December 12, 2017 11:23 am

Israel Arrests Would-Be Palestinian Terrorist at Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron

JNS.org - A 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist was arrested by the Israeli Border Police on Tuesday in possession of a knife at the entrance to Hebron’s Cave...

December 12, 2017 8:52 am

Hundreds of Thousands in Israel Mourn Death of Prominent 104-Year-Old Ultra-Orthodox Rabbi

Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews crammed into the streets of a Tel Aviv suburb on Tuesday to mourn a 104-year-old rabbi who had significantly...

December 11, 2017 8:34 am

Netanyahu: Most European Countries Will Follow US Precedent on Jerusalem

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday expressed confidence that most European countries will follow the precedent set by the Trump administration’s policy changes...

December 10, 2017 1:31 pm

Defense Minister: Israelis Should Boycott Arabs Who Rioted Against Jerusalem Move

JNS.org - Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Sunday that the Israeli Arab residents of the Wadi Ara area near Haifa “do not belong to the State...

Features

Reform Jews Support Israel at Convention, but Some Question Timing of Jerusalem Move

Jacobs was addressing the record-breaking 6,000 Reform Jews gathered in Boston for the...

Israeli Deterrence Holds Against Iran in Syria — For Now

JNS.org - A recent surge in alleged Israeli strikes on targets in Syria appears to suggest a new Israeli urgency to...

Some on Israeli Left Slant Right Amid Changing Political Map

JNS.org - Avi Gabbay, a leader of Israel’s political left -- and presumably one of the top challengers to Prime Minister...

World

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Confirms Kirchner Government in Argentina As...

Argentina's beleaguered former president, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, received a further blow from an unexpected quarter on Wednesday, with the...

Opinion

Children’s Book Explores the Great ‘Knish War’

Once upon a time on New York City’s Lower East Side, Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe sold knishes from pushcarts and little knisheries. That was more than 100 years ago....

December 13, 2017 3:40 pm
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Middle East

Abbas’ Fiery Rhetoric Toward US and Israel May Be Unconvincing to Pal...

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas faces an uphill struggle in convincing his public that his recent defiance of the US...

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