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Bereaved Families in Israel Celebrate Life at Purim Costume Party

Dozens of bereaved families across the country attended a Purim costume party Wednesday in Jerusalem held by an organization that provides support to Israel's families hit...

March 11, 2017 1:00 pm

2016, ‘One of Israeli Economy’s Best Years,’ Finance Minister Says

JNS.org - Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon praised his country's economic advances on Thursday, saying, “It is safe to say that 2016 will be remembered as one of Israeli economy’s best years.” Israel’s economy grew 4 percent...

Israeli Army to Train Women as Tank Operators for First Time

JNS.org - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has launched a pilot program to train women as tank operators, an official announced on Thursday. As part of the IDF’s efforts to increase gender integration in infantry combat units, the four-month long course will...

Netanyahu Seeks Putin’s Reassurance to Keep Iran From Presence on Israeli Border

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Moscow on Thursday seeking reassurance from Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country’s presence in Syria would help Israel block arch-nemesis Iran from taking advantage of the chaos to position...

March 9, 2017 11:05 am

Construction on Underground Wall Along Israel-Gaza Border Expedited

Construction work on the underground wall designed to prevent tunnel breaches into Israeli territory from...

March 8, 2017 11:06 am

IDF to Begin Recruiting Jewish Youths From Abroad for Technological Roles in Computer Division

JNS.org - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will soon begin recruiting Jewish youths from abroad to...

March 8, 2017 10:50 am

Israeli Security Forces Uncover, Dismantle Weapons-Smuggling Network

JNS.org - A months-long joint operation between the Israel Defense Forces, the Shin Bet security agency...

March 7, 2017 10:56 am

IDF Troops Defuse Two Explosive Charges Found Near Gaza Border

JNS.org - Israeli security forces Tuesday neutralized two explosive devices placed on the Israel-Gaza Strip...

March 7, 2017 9:04 am

Knesset Passes Bill Banning BDS Supporters From Entering Country

JNS.org - The Knesset Monday approved a controversial bill to deny visas and residency permits to...

March 11, 2017 1:00 pm

Bereaved Families in Israel Celebrate Life at Purim Costume Party

Dozens of bereaved families across the country attended a Purim costume party Wednesday in Jerusalem held by an organization that provides support to Israel's families hit by...

March 10, 2017 3:25 pm

2016, ‘One of Israeli Economy’s Best Years,’ Finance Minister Says

JNS.org - Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon praised his country's economic advances on Thursday, saying, “It is safe to say that 2016 will be remembered as...

March 10, 2017 3:19 pm

Israeli Army to Train Women as Tank Operators for First Time

JNS.org - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has launched a pilot program to train women as tank operators, an official announced on Thursday. As part of the IDF’s efforts to increase...

March 10, 2017 10:17 am

Netanyahu Seeks Putin’s Reassurance to Keep Iran From Presence on Israeli Border

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Moscow on Thursday seeking reassurance from Russian President Vladimir Putin that his country’s presence in Syria would help Israel block...

March 9, 2017 11:05 am

Construction on Underground Wall Along Israel-Gaza Border Expedited

Construction work on the underground wall designed to prevent tunnel breaches into Israeli territory from Gaza is being expedited. Between 1,500 and 2,000 foreign workers are...

March 8, 2017 11:06 am

IDF to Begin Recruiting Jewish Youths From Abroad for Technological Roles in Computer Division

JNS.org - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will soon begin recruiting Jewish youths from abroad to serve in technological roles in the military’s Computer Service Directorate. The...

March 8, 2017 10:50 am

Israeli Security Forces Uncover, Dismantle Weapons-Smuggling Network

JNS.org - A months-long joint operation between the Israel Defense Forces, the Shin Bet security agency and the Israel Police to bring down a vast Palestinian...

March 7, 2017 10:56 am

IDF Troops Defuse Two Explosive Charges Found Near Gaza Border

JNS.org - Israeli security forces Tuesday neutralized two explosive devices placed on the Israel-Gaza Strip border. It is believed one of the Salafi terrorist groups based...

March 7, 2017 9:04 am

Knesset Passes Bill Banning BDS Supporters From Entering Country

JNS.org - The Knesset Monday approved a controversial bill to deny visas and residency permits to people who support boycotting Israel. The new law, approved in a...

March 6, 2017 12:32 pm

Israeli Government Votes to Decriminalize Recreational Marijuana Use

JNS.org - The Israeli government has voted in favor of decriminalizing recreational marijuana use, joining several European countries and US states in adopting similar measures. According to...

March 6, 2017 10:47 am

Israeli Defense Minister Says Trump Admin Warned Against West Bank Annexation

JNS.org - The Trump administration has warned Israel against pursuing unilateral moves across Judea and Samaria, Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs...

March 6, 2017 10:42 am

Netanyahu: Iran Behind More Than 80% of Israel’s Security Problems

Iran is responsible for more than 80% of Israel's security problems, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday, quoting one of the country's security agencies. “We are...

March 3, 2017 12:54 pm

Israeli Interior Ministry Report: Past Year Saw Lowest Number of Illegal Migrants

JNS.org - Only 18 African infiltrators have entered Israel illegally since January 2016, the lowest number in recent years, the quarterly report of the Israeli Interior...

March 3, 2017 10:36 am

Israeli Official to Hamas: IDF Aware of Your Cooperation With ISIS in Sinai

COGAT's Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai told Hamas on Thursday that the IDF is well aware of its cooperation with Islamic State in Sinai. “Hamas leaders: Your efforts...

Culture

Israeli President Rivlin Witnesses Jewish State’s Technology in Action in Vietnam

JNS.org- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week visited the Southeast Asian nation of Vietnam,...

Hundreds of Liquor Bottles Belonging to WWI-Era British Troops Unearthed in Israel

JNS.org - Among several other discoveries, hundreds of liquor bottles belonging to British soldiers from...

Israeli Music Icon Idan Raichel Jams With Students at Chicago Cultural Center

Israeli music icon Idan Raichel turned what was supposed to be a lesson...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

President of Ireland’s Only On-Campus Israel Society Assaulted at ...

The president of Ireland's only on-campus Israel student group was assaulted on Thursday while manning a kosher bake sale booth for charity, The Algemeiner has...

Opinion

Westminster Carnage, Turkish Delight

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t know he was going to get so lucky on Wednesday, when a threat he issued instantly materialized. Indeed, the Islamist leader of the former modernizing...

Middle East

Ex-Egyptian President Mubarak Free, Six Years After Ouster, Detention

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has been freed from detention, six years after being overthrown. Mr Mubarak left a military hospital in southern Cairo and went to his home in the...

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