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Israeli Air Force Strikes Hamas Targets, After Rocket From Gaza Lands in South of Country

JNS.org - Israeli aircraft attacked targets in the Gaza Strip Monday afternoon in retaliation for a rocket attack earlier in the day. Palestinian media reported...

February 27, 2017 10:41 am

Netanyahu Calls Visit to Australia ‘Wonderful’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will take a circuitous route through South East Asia to dodge Indonesian airspace as he departs Australia for Israel. The Israeli PM and wife Sara Netanyahu jetted out of Sydney Airport...

Watchdog: Human Rights Watch ‘Deeply Implicated in BDS and Other Forms of Political Warfare’ Against Israel

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is “deeply implicated in BDS and other forms of political warfare” against the Jewish state, a watchdog group said on Friday, following the news that the Israeli government had rejected a...

Impeachment Proceedings Underway for Arab Knesset Member

JNS.org - Israeli Environmental Protection Minister Ze’ev Elkin filed a petition with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein to begin impeachment proceedings against Arab lawmaker Member of Knesset Basel Ghattas, following Ghattas’s indictment for allegedly smuggling cell phones...

February 24, 2017 11:10 am

Israel Denies Visas to Staff Members of ‘Extreme, Hostile’ NGO Human Rights Watch

Israel is refusing to issue visas to the international staff of one of the most...

February 23, 2017 8:52 pm

Report: Number of Female Soldiers Serving in IDF Ground Forces Jumped 350% in 2016

The number of female soldiers serving in combat roles in the IDF Ground Forces jumped...

February 23, 2017 5:40 pm

East Jerusalem Elementary School Established, Run, Funded by Hamas to Be Closed Over Violent Anti-Israel Curriculum

A private school in east Jerusalem is being shut down for incitement, Israel’s Channel 2...

February 23, 2017 1:32 pm

Four New Conservative Justices Appointed to Israeli Supreme Court

JNS.org - Four new conservative-leaning justices were named Wednesday to Israel's Supreme Court. The new members of the...

February 23, 2017 1:27 pm

Prison Sentence of Former Israeli Chief Rabbi Extended by One Year Despite Plea Bargain

Former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel Yona Metzger was told Thursday afternoon by the courts...

February 27, 2017 10:41 am

Israeli Air Force Strikes Hamas Targets, After Rocket From Gaza Lands in South of Country

JNS.org - Israeli aircraft attacked targets in the Gaza Strip Monday afternoon in retaliation for a rocket attack earlier in the day. Palestinian media reported that...

February 26, 2017 9:33 am

Netanyahu Calls Visit to Australia ‘Wonderful’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will take a circuitous route through South East Asia to dodge Indonesian airspace as he departs Australia for Israel. The Israeli...

February 24, 2017 4:51 pm

Watchdog: Human Rights Watch ‘Deeply Implicated in BDS and Other Forms of Political Warfare’ Against Israel

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is “deeply implicated in BDS and other forms of political warfare” against the Jewish state, a watchdog group said on Friday,...

February 24, 2017 2:42 pm

Impeachment Proceedings Underway for Arab Knesset Member

JNS.org - Israeli Environmental Protection Minister Ze’ev Elkin filed a petition with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein to begin impeachment proceedings against Arab lawmaker Member of Knesset...

February 24, 2017 11:10 am

Israel Denies Visas to Staff Members of ‘Extreme, Hostile’ NGO Human Rights Watch

Israel is refusing to issue visas to the international staff of one of the most prominent international human rights NGOs -- Human Rights Watch –...

February 23, 2017 8:52 pm

Report: Number of Female Soldiers Serving in IDF Ground Forces Jumped 350% in 2016

The number of female soldiers serving in combat roles in the IDF Ground Forces jumped 350% from 2015 to 2016, Israel Defense reported on Thursday. The...

February 23, 2017 5:40 pm

East Jerusalem Elementary School Established, Run, Funded by Hamas to Be Closed Over Violent Anti-Israel Curriculum

A private school in east Jerusalem is being shut down for incitement, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Thursday. According to the report, the curriculum of the...

February 23, 2017 1:32 pm

Four New Conservative Justices Appointed to Israeli Supreme Court

JNS.org - Four new conservative-leaning justices were named Wednesday to Israel's Supreme Court. The new members of the 15-seat bench, selected from a short-list of 27 candidates, include:...

February 23, 2017 1:27 pm

Prison Sentence of Former Israeli Chief Rabbi Extended by One Year Despite Plea Bargain

Former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel Yona Metzger was told Thursday afternoon by the courts that his prison sentence of three-and-a-half years would be increased...

February 23, 2017 12:39 pm

Leviathan Gas Field Developers Approve $3.75 Billion Investment

Developers of the Leviathan natural gas field have approved a $3.75 billion investment (FID) in the first phase of the largest energy project in Israel's...

February 23, 2017 10:34 am

Israeli Defense Ministry: New Iron Dome Interceptor Successfully Tested

JNS.org - A new missile interceptor developed for the Iron Dome defense system has been successfully tested, the Israeli Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The new interceptor, named...

February 22, 2017 3:17 pm

For First Time, Christian Arab Earns Spot in Elite Israeli Air Force Course

JNS.org - For the first time, a Christian Arab Israeli has been accepted into the military's prestigious pilots course, Israel Hayom has learned. The young man, whose name...

February 22, 2017 3:14 pm

Netanyahu Speaks of Rising Antisemitism in Address to Australian Jews

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of "the resurgent antisemitism...in many parts of the world" in his Wednesday address to Australian Jewry. “We have a battle against...

February 22, 2017 8:14 am

Israeli Prime Minister Makes Historic Visit to Australia

JNS.org - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began his historic visit to Australia, the first by a sitting Israeli prime minister, by praising the commitment of his Australian...

Culture

Chutzpah and High Heels: A Sad, Funny, True Story

Chutzpah & High Heels, by Jessica Fishman. 317 pages. Yotzeret Publishing. $15.95. In her new book, Jessica Fishman gives us an...

New Documentary Details Extraordinary Holocaust Escape

JNS.org - The mission to tell the world the story of Jack Kagan's risky escape from a Nazi labor camp consumed Kagan and...

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,...

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...

Opinion

New York Times Bungles Settlement Story

A New York Times article about discussions between Israel and the United States regarding settlements in the West Bank includes this paragraph: Extracting a deal from Mr. Netanyahu in current circumstances...

Middle East

Iran Sanctions 15 US Companies for Alleged Collusion With Israel

Iran has imposed sanctions on 15 U.S. companies for alleged human rights violations and cooperating with Israel, the state news agency IRNA reported on Sunday, in a tit-for-tat reaction to...

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