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Israel’s Population Tops 8.8 Million on 70th Anniversary

JNS.org - The population of Israel now numbers 8.842 million people, a tenfold increase since the state’s establishment, according to a special report published by the Central...

April 20, 2018 9:53 am

Palestinian Rioters Seek to Breach Border Fence in Renewed Gaza Violence

Two Palestinian rioters were killed in renewed unrest on the Israel-Gaza Strip border on Friday as a series of demonstrations in the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave reached its half-way mark. Some rioters brought wire cutters to breach...

Ahead of Renewed Riots, Israel Drops Leaflets Warning Gazans Not to Approach Border

The IDF dropped leaflets in the Gaza Strip on Friday warning Palestinians not to approach the border fence with Israel as the military braced for fresh clashes along the frontier. Thousands of Palestinians were expected to gather...

Israeli PM Netanyahu: At Least Six States Considering Moving Embassies to Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that "at least half a dozen" countries were considering moving their embassies to Jerusalem following the US decision to do so. US President Donald Trump announced in December...

April 19, 2018 3:39 pm

Israel Receives Well-Wishes From Around Globe as It Celebrates 70th Independence Day

Israel has received well-wishes from around the world as it celebrates its 70th Independence Day. US...

April 19, 2018 9:21 am

Netanyahu, Rivlin Reflect on Israel’s 70th Anniversary in Video Messages

JNS.org - In video greetings recorded in English, both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President...

April 19, 2018 8:39 am

Israelis Celebrate 70 Years of Independence

JNS.org – Following a solemn remembrance of Israel’s fallen on Wednesday as part of Memorial Day...

April 18, 2018 4:57 pm

Israeli Writer Amos Oz: All Countries Should Follow Trump and Move Embassies to Jerusalem

Every country should "follow the example of President Trump" and move their embassies in Israel...

April 18, 2018 4:08 pm

Noted Historian on Israel’s 70th Birthday: Justice Is on Jewish State’s Side

At 70 years old, the State of Israel has grown up, and might be unrecognizable...

April 20, 2018 9:53 am

Israel’s Population Tops 8.8 Million on 70th Anniversary

JNS.org - The population of Israel now numbers 8.842 million people, a tenfold increase since the state’s establishment, according to a special report published by the Central Bureau...

April 20, 2018 9:23 am

Palestinian Rioters Seek to Breach Border Fence in Renewed Gaza Violence

Two Palestinian rioters were killed in renewed unrest on the Israel-Gaza Strip border on Friday as a series of demonstrations in the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave...

April 20, 2018 8:12 am

Ahead of Renewed Riots, Israel Drops Leaflets Warning Gazans Not to Approach Border

The IDF dropped leaflets in the Gaza Strip on Friday warning Palestinians not to approach the border fence with Israel as the military braced for fresh...

April 19, 2018 4:36 pm

Israeli PM Netanyahu: At Least Six States Considering Moving Embassies to Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that "at least half a dozen" countries were considering moving their embassies to Jerusalem following the US...

April 19, 2018 3:39 pm

Israel Receives Well-Wishes From Around Globe as It Celebrates 70th Independence Day

Israel has received well-wishes from around the world as it celebrates its 70th Independence Day. US President Donald Trump tweeted, “Best wishes to Prime Minister @Netanyahu...

April 19, 2018 9:21 am

Netanyahu, Rivlin Reflect on Israel’s 70th Anniversary in Video Messages

JNS.org - In video greetings recorded in English, both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin reflected on Israel’s milestone 70th anniversary, saying that...

April 19, 2018 8:39 am

Israelis Celebrate 70 Years of Independence

JNS.org – Following a solemn remembrance of Israel’s fallen on Wednesday as part of Memorial Day commemorations, Israelis kicked off celebration of its milestone 70th anniversary...

April 18, 2018 4:57 pm

Israeli Writer Amos Oz: All Countries Should Follow Trump and Move Embassies to Jerusalem

Every country should "follow the example of President Trump" and move their embassies in Israel to Jerusalem, famed Israeli author Amos Oz said in an...

April 18, 2018 4:08 pm

Noted Historian on Israel’s 70th Birthday: Justice Is on Jewish State’s Side

At 70 years old, the State of Israel has grown up, and might be unrecognizable to those who founded it. From a relatively barren imperial...

April 18, 2018 2:57 pm

Israeli Guards Find Bomb in Palestinian Truck, Thwarting Independence Day Terror Attack

Israel said on Wednesday it had found explosives hidden in a Palestinian truck that were due to be smuggled from the West Bank and used in...

April 18, 2018 1:32 pm

‘ISIS Only, or a Real Effort Against Iranian Aggression?’ Former Bush Administration Official Elliot Abrams on Trump’s Syria Dilemma

As speculation grew on Wednesday over the prospect of a unified Arab military presence replacing US troops currently stationed in Syria, one of America's leading foreign policy analysts...

April 18, 2018 11:47 am

Israel at 70: The Drummer, the Baker, the Rescuer

The cantor's grandson came from Tajikistan. The baker, who survived Auschwitz, came from Czechoslovakia. The emergency responder is a sixth-generation Jerusalemite. Together in one land,...

April 18, 2018 11:06 am

‘Am Yisrael Chai’ Permissible on Temple Mount, According to Jerusalem Court

JNS.org - The Jerusalem Magistrate Court ruled on Monday that it is permitted for visitors to the Temple Mount to yell out “Am Yisrael Chai” (“The...

April 18, 2018 10:36 am

Forty UN Ambassadors Tour Israel, Meet Pols During 70th Anniversary Celebrations

JNS.org - Forty ambassadors to the United Nations, representing a quarter of the countries with diplomatic ties to Israel, are visiting the Jewish state this week...

Culture

American Model Kate Upton Shares Photos From Her Trip to Israel

American model Kate Upton shared with her Twitter followers on Thursday photos from her recent trip to Israel. The 25-year-old uploaded three...

Features

Brooklyn Man Hopes to Open a New Chapter of Jewish Dating

At many recent Passover seders, sometime after the four questions were asked, a fifth one was posed by a parent...

The Israeli Air Force Legend Who Influenced Generations

JNS.org - On Yom Hazikaron, Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers, the family of Lt.-Col. Ohad Shadmi -- a legendary and highly influential...

Putting the Zionism Back Into Religious Zionism for Israel’s 70th

JNS.org - To celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary, World Mizrachi -- a movement that prepares the next...

World

US Top Court Curbs Human Rights Claims Against Companies

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that foreign corporations cannot be sued in American courts for human rights abuses overseas, refusing to revive a lawsuit claiming Jordan-based Arab Bank...

Opinion

Alan Dershowitz: Why I Vigorously Defend President Trump

Just as the first casualty of war is truth, so too the first casualty of hyper-partisan politics is civil liberties. Many traditional civil libertarians have allowed their strong anti-Trump sentiments to...

April 24, 2018 11:53 am
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Middle East

Local Tensions Flare Up Before Lebanese Election

Incidents of political violence including an assault on one candidate and an attack on the office of another are casting a shadow over Lebanon's first general election in nine years. The...

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