Sign up now to receive our regular news briefs.

Israel

Israeli City Comes Under Fire for Including Palestinian Flag on Food Festival Ad August 24, 2015 1:53 pm

Israeli City Comes Under Fire for Including Palestinian Flag on Food Festival Ad

JNS.org – An online advertising banner that used the Palestine Liberation Organization...

Rivlin to Judea-Samaria Leaders: No ‘Political Debate’ on Jewish Right to Land August 24, 2015 1:52 pm

Rivlin to Judea-Samaria Leaders: No ‘Political Debate’ on Jewish Right to Land

JNS.org – Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told leaders from Jewish communities in Judea...

West Bank Israeli Settlements Petition High Court Over EU-Funded ‘Illegal’ Structures for Bedouin August 24, 2015 12:47 pm

West Bank Israeli Settlements Petition High Court Over EU-Funded ‘Illegal’ Structures for Bedouin

Three Jewish settlements in the West Bank in the narrow corridor between Jerusalem and the...

Israeli Prime Minister’s Office: Stop ‘Irresponsible Chatter’ on National Security August 24, 2015 12:25 pm

Israeli Prime Minister’s Office: Stop ‘Irresponsible Chatter’ on National Security

JNS.org –  The Israeli Prime Minister’s Office on Sunday criticized what it called...

Israel Reportedly Importing 77 Percent of Its Oil From Iraq’s Kurds August 24, 2015 9:45 am

Israel Reportedly Importing 77 Percent of Its Oil From Iraq’s Kurds

JNS.org – Israel has imported around 75 percent of its oil in recent months from the...

Ehud Barak: Earlier Netanyahu Plans to Strike Iran Nuclear Program Blocked by Top Officials August 21, 2015 4:49 pm

Ehud Barak: Earlier Netanyahu Plans to Strike Iran Nuclear Program Blocked by Top Officials

Ehud Barak, the former defense minister, said that a plan to launch an attack against Iran...

US-Israel Relations Will ‘Certainly Improve’ With Any New President, Former State Dept Official Says August 21, 2015 1:06 pm

US-Israel Relations Will ‘Certainly Improve’ With Any New President, Former State Dept Official Says

Relations between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have...

Five Dead in Israeli Strike on Syria Terror Cell After Rocket Attacks on North August 21, 2015 10:29 am

Five Dead in Israeli Strike on Syria Terror Cell After Rocket Attacks on North

The Israeli military said it carried out a new raid in Syria on Friday morning, targeting...

Israel Demands Publication of Side Nuclear Deals Between IAEA and Iran August 21, 2015 10:14 am

Israel Demands Publication of Side Nuclear Deals Between IAEA and Iran

Israel demanded Thursday that all parts of a secret agreement between Iran and the International...

Suspending Palestinian Hunger Striker’s Detention Rewards Terror, MKs Say August 20, 2015 11:13 am

Suspending Palestinian Hunger Striker’s Detention Rewards Terror, MKs Say

JNS.org – Israel’s High Court of Justice on Wednesday suspended the administrative...

IDF Soldier Wounded by Explosive Device South of Jerusalem August 20, 2015 9:51 am

IDF Soldier Wounded by Explosive Device South of Jerusalem

JNS.org – An Israeli soldier was moderately wounded Wednesday night when an improvised...

Israeli Ambassador Prosor Urges UN to Investigate Antisemitic Official for Misconduct August 20, 2015 9:44 am

Israeli Ambassador Prosor Urges UN to Investigate Antisemitic Official for Misconduct

Israel’s ambassador is urging the U.N.’s internal watchdog to investigate the...

More...

  • Sports US & Canada Tom Brady: Best Part of My Summer Was Watching Julian Edelman Lather Himself in Mud at Dead Sea in Israel

    Tom Brady: Best Part of My Summer Was Watching Julian Edelman Lather Himself in Mud at Dead Sea in Israel

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may have been bogged down this offseason over the NFL’s “Deflategate” scandal, but he found unusual recourse in images of teammate Julian Edelman lathering his body with potent Dead Sea mud in Israel. Indeed, as Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski became the latest celebrity voice to offer directions on the Israeli-developed navigational app Waze, and wide receiver Matthew Slater happily got married, Brady has been facing legal issues after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell reaffirmed a four-game suspension for Brady as part of a ball-deflating scandal […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Middle East Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

    Jewish former CNN host Larry King asked a Saudi Arabian fan if taking pictures with Jews is allowed in his country, before agreeing to pose for a photo with the man, The New York Times reported on Wednesday. The world-famous interviewer was leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington, D.C. with a New York Times reporter when a “dark-skinned man” approached and asked to take a picture with him, according to the publication. Whereupon, King asked the fan where he was from. When the man said Saudi […]

    Read more →
  • Europe Sports Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    Britain’s Lord Sugar Says Synagogues Will Be Empty With Yom Kippur Matchup of Jewish-Supported Soccer Teams

    British-Jewish business tycoon Lord Alan Sugar joked on Wednesday that London synagogues will likely be empty during Yom Kippur with congregants fleeing to watch the match-up of two leading English soccer teams known for having hordes of Jewish fans. “Spurs V Arsenal cup game drawn on most important Jewish festival,” Lord Sugar pointed out on Twitter. “Both teams have loads of Jewish fans. Conclusion Synagogues will be empty.” North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC will go head-to-head in the Capital One Cup third-round […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture US & Canada Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Jewish Men Pass Jimmy Kimmel Social Experiment, Rescuing ‘Spongebob’ in Distress (VIDEO)

    Two Jewish men were the only unwitting participants in a social experiment conducted by Jimmy Kimmel, for his popular TV show. As part of a candid-camera-like sketch featured Monday night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the host devised different street scenes to observe human behavior — in particular, to see how long it would take people walking down California’s bustling Hollywood Boulevard to notice and interact with others in distress. One scene involved a man in a Spongebob Squarepants costume who had “fallen down” on the sidewalk and needed help […]

    Read more →
  • Education US & Canada International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    International Jewish Organization Blasts Israeli-Born Star Natalie Portman for Comments on Holocaust Education

    A major Jewish organization rebuked actress Natalie Portman on Monday for saying in a recent interview that Jews put too much emphasis on teaching about the Holocaust relative to other genocides. The Israeli-born movie star told the U.K.’s Independent that the Jewish community needs to examine how much focus it puts on Holocaust education over other issues. She said she was shocked when she learned that a genocide was taking place in Rwanda while she was in school learning only about the horrors of the […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Israel Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    Book Draws Parallels Between Holocaust and Palestinian Nakba, Sparks Outrage

    JNS.org – A new book that draws parallels between the Holocaust and the Palestinian Nakba (the Arabic term for the displacement of Palestinian refugees during Israel’s War of Independence) has sparked outrage ahead of an official book launch, to be hosted by the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute on Sept. 7. The Zionist organization Im Tirtzu wrote a letter to the institute demanding that it cancel an event it planned in honor of the book’s authors, under the title The Holocaust and […]

    Read more →
  • Education US & Canada Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Natalie Portman Says Holocaust Education Shouldn’t be Used for ‘Fearmongering’

    Famed actress Natalie Portman warned on Friday against the use of Holocaust education to evoke fear and paranoia. In an interview with the U.K. Independent she added that the trauma should make Jews more empathetic to others who have also experienced hatred. “Sometimes it can be subverted to fearmongering and like ‘Another Holocaust is going to happen,’” the Israeli-American star said. “We need to, of course, be aware that hatred exists, antisemitism exists against all sorts of people, not in the same way. I […]

    Read more →
  • Book Reviews Commentary A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    A Righteous Gentile Navigates the Sharkpool of Washington’s Middle East Correspondents (REVIEW)

    The Tribalist, by Louis Marano, is ostensibly a work of fiction but at its core a kind of love song by a gentile journalist for the State of Israel, and especially its secular Zionist core. (Because of the relentless attacks by left-wing polemicists on Israel’s allegedly “messianic” fringe, it’s often forgotten that most of Israel’s founders and all its leaders have been secular Zionists.) The author, the product of an Italian-American family in Buffalo, served two tours of duty in […]

    Read more →