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Israel’s Netanyahu Downplays Controversy Over German Submarine Purchase

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday tried to downplay a brewing scandal over the purchase of German submarines, saying his only consideration in...

November 20, 2016 11:00 am

Report: First-of-Its-Kind Drill Held to Mentally Prepare Elite IDF Soldiers for Horrors of War

A first-of-its-kind drill was held last week at an IDF base in southern Israel to mentally prepare a group of elite special forces soldiers for the horrors of war -- including disturbing sights, smells and...

Prominent Israeli Minister Expresses Support for Bannon, Day After Jewish State’s US Envoy Says He Looks Forward To Working With Trump Adviser Who Has Faced Antisemitism Claims

A prominent Israeli government minister sent a supportive message on Friday to Stephen Bannon, whose appointment to serve as President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist and senior counselor has drawn controversy in recent days over allegations...

President Rivlin: India is Israel’s Most Important Trade Partner

JNS.org - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met in New Delhi with the heads of Israel's defense sector operations in India while on an official state trip to the South Asian nation. Rivlin was briefed on the defense companies’...

November 17, 2016 4:38 pm

Israeli Spokesman Acknowledges Government Giving Money to Cash-Strapped Palestinian Authority to Promote Stability, Rejects Poverty-Terrorism Link

“Israel strongly rejects the contention that poverty is a sufficient, or even a necessary, cause of terrorism,”...

November 17, 2016 9:56 am

Newly Discovered Byzantine Arch Unveiled in Jerusalem

JNS.org - The discovery of a 1,500-year-old Byzantine arch was revealed Wednesday at a ceremony attended...

November 16, 2016 3:30 pm

Ex-IDF Intelligence Chief: Following Trump Victory, Israel Has Chance to Bolster Relationship With US

Following the election of Donald Trump, Israel has a chance bolster its relationship with America,...

November 16, 2016 10:46 am

Netanyahu: ‘Quiet Diplomacy’ Needed to Resolve Western Wall Issue

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said “quiet diplomacy between Jews and Jews” is required to resolve...

November 16, 2016 10:35 am

Outpost Regulation Bill on West Bank Homes Passes Preliminary Reading in Knesset

JNS.org - A bill to legalize more Israeli settlements passed its preliminary Knesset vote Wednesday...

November 20, 2016 11:00 am

Israel’s Netanyahu Downplays Controversy Over German Submarine Purchase

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday tried to downplay a brewing scandal over the purchase of German submarines, saying his only consideration in ordering...

November 18, 2016 12:54 pm

Report: First-of-Its-Kind Drill Held to Mentally Prepare Elite IDF Soldiers for Horrors of War

A first-of-its-kind drill was held last week at an IDF base in southern Israel to mentally prepare a group of elite special forces soldiers for...

November 18, 2016 12:17 pm

Prominent Israeli Minister Expresses Support for Bannon, Day After Jewish State’s US Envoy Says He Looks Forward To Working With Trump Adviser Who Has Faced Antisemitism Claims

A prominent Israeli government minister sent a supportive message on Friday to Stephen Bannon, whose appointment to serve as President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist and...

November 18, 2016 6:46 am

President Rivlin: India is Israel’s Most Important Trade Partner

JNS.org - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met in New Delhi with the heads of Israel's defense sector operations in India while on an official state trip...

November 17, 2016 4:38 pm

Israeli Spokesman Acknowledges Government Giving Money to Cash-Strapped Palestinian Authority to Promote Stability, Rejects Poverty-Terrorism Link

“Israel strongly rejects the contention that poverty is a sufficient, or even a necessary, cause of terrorism,” a spokesperson for the country’s Consulate General in New York...

November 17, 2016 9:56 am

Newly Discovered Byzantine Arch Unveiled in Jerusalem

JNS.org - The discovery of a 1,500-year-old Byzantine arch was revealed Wednesday at a ceremony attended by Israeli Construction Minister Yoav Gallant in the Jewish Quarter...

November 16, 2016 3:30 pm

Ex-IDF Intelligence Chief: Following Trump Victory, Israel Has Chance to Bolster Relationship With US

Following the election of Donald Trump, Israel has a chance bolster its relationship with America, an ex-IDF intelligence chief said on Tuesday. “Israel can try to...

November 16, 2016 10:46 am

Netanyahu: ‘Quiet Diplomacy’ Needed to Resolve Western Wall Issue

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said “quiet diplomacy between Jews and Jews” is required to resolve the Western Wall prayer controversy, in a talk Tuesday to the General...

November 16, 2016 10:35 am

Outpost Regulation Bill on West Bank Homes Passes Preliminary Reading in Knesset

JNS.org - A bill to legalize more Israeli settlements passed its preliminary Knesset vote Wednesday amid growing political tensions surrounding the proposal. The bill to legalize...

November 15, 2016 6:29 pm

Stock of Israeli Company Specializing in ‘Smart’ Border Fences on Sharp Rise Since Trump Election

The market value of an Israeli security company specializing in technologically advanced border fences has been rising sharply since Donald Trump won the US presidential...

November 15, 2016 2:22 pm

Israel Appoints New Ambassador to Turkey in Final Step Towards Reconciliation, Normalization

JNS.org - Israel has announced the appointment of a new ambassador to Turkey in what may be viewed as the final step in reconciliation and...

November 15, 2016 2:10 pm

Trove of 3,600-Year-Old Artifacts Found Near Judean Foothills

JNS.org - A stock of ancient gold and silver artifacts dating back some 3,600 years was recently discovered in Tel Gezer, an archaeological site on the Judean...

November 15, 2016 1:17 pm

Israel Ratifies Paris Climate Change Agreement

JNS.org - The Israeli government has ratified the landmark climate change agreement signed last year in Paris that seeks to lower greenhouse gas emissions internationally. “The...

November 14, 2016 4:04 pm

Artificial Habitat Created to Prevent Extinction of Fish Found Only in Israel

The Israel Nature and Parks Authority (INPA) inaugurated an artificial habitat to save a species of fish found only in Israel from extinction, the Hebrew...

Culture

‘Jewish Oscars’ Raises Over $500,000 for Special IDF Brigade

A glamorous New York City event hosted by a non-profit organization on Saturday...

New Biography Asks: ‘What If Rabin Had Lived?’ (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin embodied the qualities of his generation:...

Features

Captain of Communication: IDF Vet Turned Entrepreneur Optimizes Email Usage

JNS.org -- As a former Israel Defense Forces elite special forces captain, Haim Senior...

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

World

Trump Picks Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to Head Environmental Pr...

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday chose Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, according to a transition official,...

Opinion

‘Underhanded Tactics’ of BDS Movement Unnerve Jews on College C...

At the University of Michigan, anti-Israel students erected an “apartheid wall” in a central location on campus to confront Jewish...

Middle East

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif: In US Interest to Remain Committed to Nucle...

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday it was in the interest of the United States to remain...

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