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IDF Chief: Hamas Tunnels Do Not Pose Existential, Strategic Threat to Israel

The threat of Hamas tunnels is grave, but it does not constitute an existential or strategic threat to Israel, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi...

March 22, 2017 9:50 am

Netanyahu Denies Changes in Israel-Russia Coordination Over Syrian Skies

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday denied reports there has been an end to his country's coordination with Russia over Syrian airspace. “If there’s intelligence and operational feasibility, we strike, and so it will continue,”...

Report: Israel Launches More Strikes in Syria, IDF Drone Downed

JNS.org - Israeli jets struck targets in Syria twice within 24 hours and three times in as many days, according to unconfirmed reports Tuesday. Syrian media claim Israeli targets in the latest alleged strikes included a Hezbollah weapons...

Israel Arrests Head of Turkish Humanitarian Group in Gaza for Financing Hamas

JNS.org - Israeli security forces arrested the head of a Turkish humanitarian aid group in the Gaza Strip for funneling funds earmarked for reconstruction efforts to Hamas terror group's "military wing." Israel’s Shin Bet security agency...

March 20, 2017 9:43 am

Israel Security Service Chief Warns of Hamas Attacks During Passover

The head of Israel's Shin Bet security service warned on Monday that the Palestinian group...

March 19, 2017 12:35 pm

Israeli PM Netanyahu Embarks on China Trip as Coalition Crisis Looms at Home

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to China on Sunday morning for an official state visit amid...

March 18, 2017 9:30 am

UN Secretary-General Orders Report Accusing Israel of ‘Apartheid’ Pulled From Website

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres requested the removal of a report accusing Israel of apartheid from the website...

March 17, 2017 5:02 pm

Trauma Among Children in Southern Israel Rising Due to Sounds of Battles Between Egyptian Military and ISIS in Sinai

The children of southern Israel -- who have long had to deal with the fear...

March 17, 2017 11:53 am

Former Israeli Defense Minister Says Final Status Deal With Palestinians Unlikely

JNS.org - Former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Wednesday that he believes a final-status agreement...

March 22, 2017 9:50 am

IDF Chief: Hamas Tunnels Do Not Pose Existential, Strategic Threat to Israel

The threat of Hamas tunnels is grave, but it does not constitute an existential or strategic threat to Israel, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot...

March 22, 2017 9:42 am

Netanyahu Denies Changes in Israel-Russia Coordination Over Syrian Skies

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday denied reports there has been an end to his country's coordination with Russia over Syrian airspace. “If there’s intelligence...

March 21, 2017 10:03 am

Report: Israel Launches More Strikes in Syria, IDF Drone Downed

JNS.org - Israeli jets struck targets in Syria twice within 24 hours and three times in as many days, according to unconfirmed reports Tuesday. Syrian media claim Israeli...

March 21, 2017 9:43 am

Israel Arrests Head of Turkish Humanitarian Group in Gaza for Financing Hamas

JNS.org - Israeli security forces arrested the head of a Turkish humanitarian aid group in the Gaza Strip for funneling funds earmarked for reconstruction efforts...

March 20, 2017 9:43 am

Israel Security Service Chief Warns of Hamas Attacks During Passover

The head of Israel's Shin Bet security service warned on Monday that the Palestinian group Hamas are sure to attempt terror attacks on Israelis during...

March 19, 2017 12:35 pm

Israeli PM Netanyahu Embarks on China Trip as Coalition Crisis Looms at Home

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to China on Sunday morning for an official state visit amid a burgeoning coalition crisis that threatens to dissolve the government. Before...

March 18, 2017 9:30 am

UN Secretary-General Orders Report Accusing Israel of ‘Apartheid’ Pulled From Website

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres requested the removal of a report accusing Israel of apartheid from the website of the UN body that published it, Reuters reported Friday,...

March 17, 2017 5:02 pm

Trauma Among Children in Southern Israel Rising Due to Sounds of Battles Between Egyptian Military and ISIS in Sinai

The children of southern Israel -- who have long had to deal with the fear of rocket and mortar attacks from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip...

March 17, 2017 11:53 am

Former Israeli Defense Minister Says Final Status Deal With Palestinians Unlikely

JNS.org - Former Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Wednesday that he believes a final-status agreement between the Jewish state and the Palestinians is unlikely in...

March 17, 2017 11:10 am

Arab Knesset Member Reaches Plea Deal to Serve 2 Years in Jail for Security Offenses

JNS.org - Israeli-Arab Knesset Member Basel Ghattas will plead guilty and serve two years in prison after being charged with smuggling cellphones and other materials to Palestinian...

March 16, 2017 12:26 pm

Trump Mideast Negotiations Envoy Jason Greenblatt Conducts ‘Positive’ Closed-Door Meeting in Jerusalem With Settler Leaders

US President Donald Trump’s envoy for Mideast negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, met with Israeli settler leaders on Thursday in Jerusalem, in what the Hebrew news site...

March 16, 2017 9:45 am

Netanyahu Promises New Settlement for Former Amona Residents Ahead of Second Meeting With Trump Adviser Jason Greenblatt

JNS.org - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday he would honor his promise to build a new settlement in Judea and Samaria for the evicted...

March 16, 2017 9:44 am

Israeli Air Force Strikes Hamas Targets in Gaza in Retaliation for Rocket Fire

JNS.org - Israeli Air Force (IAF) aircraft struck targets in the northern Gaza Strip Wednesday night after a rocket fired from the Hamas-controlled coastal enclave...

March 16, 2017 9:33 am

Israeli Interior Minister Threatens Netanyahu With Early Elections Over Broadcasting Authority Feud

JNS.org - Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri has threatened Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with the prospect of early elections, following a feud between Netanyahu and Finance...

Culture

Cathay Pacific Airline’s Hong Kong-Israel Route Takes Flight

JNS.org - The Cathay Pacific airline’s first flight from Hong Kong to Israel landed at Ben Gurion International Airport last Sunday. The...

Israel’s Future Tallest Building Approved for Construction

JNS.org - Construction has been approved for an ambitious project to build Israel's new tallest skyscraper. The Israeli Finance Ministry’s district committee has signed off on...

Features

AIPAC Policy Conference Adapts to the World of Trump

JNS.org - In recent years, AIPAC’s policy conferences have centered on hot-button issues such as the Iran nuclear deal, tension between the...

Israeli Knesset Enters Recess Amid Questions on Government’s Stability

JNS.org - During the past two weeks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly...

Amid Political Turmoil at Home, Netanyahu Forges Ahead on Asia Pivot

JNS.org - As Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced ongoing turmoil within his governing coalition...

World

Trump to Sign Executive Order to Boost Energy Production, Reverse ObamaR...

Moving forward with a campaign pledge to unravel former President Obama's sweeping plan to curb global warming, President Trump on...

Opinion

Ahlam Tamimi — Free to Commit Jihad Against the Jews

In October, 2011, a female Palestinian terrorist named Ahlam Tamimi – who had assisted in the bombing of the Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem 10 years earlier – was released from...

Middle East

Report: Hamas Develops High-Powered Rocket Similar to Hezbollah Missiles

Hamas has recently developed a new high-powered rocket of which it has already produced several dozen, Army Radio reported on Tuesday. According to the report, the rocket is short-range and can...

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