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In Parting Words to Outgoing US Ambassador, Israeli President Calls Disagreements Over the Years ‘Friendly’

JNS.org -- In his farewell to the departing American ambassador, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the Jewish state and the US have “had some differences of...

January 17, 2017 3:54 pm

Billion-Shekel Compound for Israeli PM, With Underground Command Center ‘Bunker’ for National Emergencies, Approved by Jerusalem Building, Planning Committee

The Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee has approved a plan to erect a massive compound to house the office and private residence of the prime minister, Israel’s Channel 10 reported on Tuesday. According to the report,...

Former High-Ranking Israeli Official Slams Paris Conference, Blames Palestinian Rejectionism for Lack of Peace

With gambits such as the diplomatic summit held in Paris two days ago, the international community “distances peace instead of bringing it closer,” a former director-general of Israel’s Ministry of International Affairs and Strategy said on...

Left-Wing Israeli NGO Official: Shooting IDF Soldiers ‘Not Terrorism’

JNS.org -- An official from a left-wing nongovernmental organization that publicizes testimonies of former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers criticizing the military, was reportedly caught saying that he does not consider shooting IDF troops to be terrorism. Nadav Weiman,...

January 16, 2017 2:55 pm

IDF Marks Martin Luther King Day With Video of Soldiers Spreading Civil Rights Leader’s Message of Compassion

In honor of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, the Israel Defense Forces produced a video...

January 16, 2017 11:57 am

Search Underway in Tel Aviv for ‘Nice, Friendly’ Monkey Who Fled Safari Over ‘Friction’ With Fellow Simian

Searches continued throughout Monday in the greater Tel Aviv area for a small monkey who escaped...

January 16, 2017 11:00 am

Israeli Minister: Palestinians Can’t Prevent Trump From Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

An Israeli minister said Monday the Palestinians had no way to block incoming US President...

January 16, 2017 10:26 am

Israel Arrests 13 Hamas Terrorists in West Bank

JNS.org - Israeli security forces recently arrested 13 Hamas terrorists, the Shin Bet security agency revealed...

January 16, 2017 10:10 am

Gaza Residents Angered by Hamas’ Failure to Address Energy Crisis

JNS.org -- Residents of the Gaza Strip are angered by the failure of Hamas, the terror...

January 17, 2017 3:54 pm

In Parting Words to Outgoing US Ambassador, Israeli President Calls Disagreements Over the Years ‘Friendly’

JNS.org -- In his farewell to the departing American ambassador, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the Jewish state and the US have “had some differences of opinion”...

January 17, 2017 3:51 pm

Billion-Shekel Compound for Israeli PM, With Underground Command Center ‘Bunker’ for National Emergencies, Approved by Jerusalem Building, Planning Committee

The Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee has approved a plan to erect a massive compound to house the office and private residence of the...

January 17, 2017 3:39 pm

Former High-Ranking Israeli Official Slams Paris Conference, Blames Palestinian Rejectionism for Lack of Peace

With gambits such as the diplomatic summit held in Paris two days ago, the international community “distances peace instead of bringing it closer,” a former director-general...

January 17, 2017 2:18 pm

Left-Wing Israeli NGO Official: Shooting IDF Soldiers ‘Not Terrorism’

JNS.org -- An official from a left-wing nongovernmental organization that publicizes testimonies of former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers criticizing the military, was reportedly caught saying that...

January 16, 2017 2:55 pm

IDF Marks Martin Luther King Day With Video of Soldiers Spreading Civil Rights Leader’s Message of Compassion

In honor of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, the Israel Defense Forces produced a video clip reiterating the assassinated civil rights leader's message of choosing compassion...

January 16, 2017 11:57 am

Search Underway in Tel Aviv for ‘Nice, Friendly’ Monkey Who Fled Safari Over ‘Friction’ With Fellow Simian

Searches continued throughout Monday in the greater Tel Aviv area for a small monkey who escaped from the safari in Ramat Gan, the Hebrew news site...

January 16, 2017 11:00 am

Israeli Minister: Palestinians Can’t Prevent Trump From Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

An Israeli minister said Monday the Palestinians had no way to block incoming US President Donald Trump from moving his country's embassy to Jerusalem. Palestinian President...

January 16, 2017 10:26 am

Israel Arrests 13 Hamas Terrorists in West Bank

JNS.org - Israeli security forces recently arrested 13 Hamas terrorists, the Shin Bet security agency revealed Sunday. The suspects were arrested in a joint operation by the...

January 16, 2017 10:10 am

Gaza Residents Angered by Hamas’ Failure to Address Energy Crisis

JNS.org -- Residents of the Gaza Strip are angered by the failure of Hamas, the terror group that governs the enclave, to address the area’s severe...

January 16, 2017 9:17 am

Wall Dating Back to King David Era Excavated at Israel’s Timna Mines

JNS.org - An ancient wall dating back to the 10th century BCE excavated at an archaeological dig in southern Israel may lend credence to the biblical story...

January 15, 2017 12:52 pm

Netanyahu Blasts ‘Futile’ Paris Conference on Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday dismissed as "futile" an international conference in Paris seeking to revive the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process. "The conference convening...

January 15, 2017 12:46 pm

IDF Targets Hamas Posts in Gaza Strip After Shots Fired at Army Vehicle

The IDF fired towards Hamas positions in the southern Gaza Strip in response to shots that were fired towards the IDF vehicle earlier Sunday, the IDF...

January 12, 2017 2:36 pm

South African Opposition Leader Defies Call for Boycott, Visits Israel

JNS.org -- South Africa’s opposition leader traveled to Israel, meeting with top officials, just days after South African President Jacob Zuma called on his countrymen to boycott the...

January 12, 2017 10:55 am

Israel Confirms Defense Cooperation With Egypt Against Islamic Militants in Sinai

An Israeli defense official on Wednesday confirmed that the country has developed a new policy in recent years to allow Egypt to quickly beef up...

Culture

Children’s Cultural Identities

We all know about how much damage parents can do to children. But sometimes society, even when it means well,...

Israel’s President Honors Philanthropist for Supporting American-Israeli STEM Research

JNS.org -- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin honored a media mogul and philanthropist this week...

Israel to Host International Cybertech Conference for 4th Time

JNS.org -- Israel will host the world's most significant cyber technology summit, outside the US, later this month. Dozens of prominent...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

Israeli Report Finds Marked Increase in Worldwide Antisemitic Incidents in ...

A report set to be presented by Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett at Sunday’s cabinet meeting found a marked increase...

Opinion

Will ‘Fewer Editors’ Improve New York Times Coverage of Jewish ...

The top editors of the New York Times came out with a memo promising newsroom budget cuts and “fewer editors.” The...

January 20, 2017 8:26 am
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Middle East

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Reaping Economic Rewards in Syria

Iran's government and entities close to the elite Revolutionary Guards have signed major economic contracts with Syria, reaping what appear to be lucrative rewards for helping President Bashar al-Assad regain...

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