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Israeli Politicians From Across Political Spectrum Call for Pardon of IDF Sgt. Convicted of Manslaughter

Politicians from across the political spectrum called Wednesday for a pardon for an IDF soldier who shot and killed an incapacitated Palestinian assailant, after...

January 4, 2017 10:36 am

Israeli Sergeant Convicted of Manslaughter for Killing Neutralized Terrorist in Hebron

JNS.org - A military court ruled Wednesday that Israel Defense Forces Sgt. Elor Azaria, who shot an immobilized terrorist last March during a security incident in Hebron, is guilty of manslaughter and of conduct unbecoming. Defense...

Israeli Archaeologist Censured by Islamic Guards on Temple Mount

JNS.org - A preeminent Israeli archaeologist was censured by Islamic guards on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount for using the term “Temple Mount” while delivering a lecture to a group of students. Dr. Gabriel Barkay, who gained international...

Hanukkah-Related Archaeology Finds Continue With Discovery of Ancient Menorah Engraving

JNS.org - Hanukkah ended Jan. 1, but archaeological findings related to the Jewish holiday are continuing. Hikers exploring hidden caves in the Judean shephelah (lowlands) came across ancient engravings of a seven-branched menorah and a cross last...

January 3, 2017 10:57 am

Netanyahu Questioned by Israel Police Over Suspicions of Corruption

JNS.org - Israel Police Major Crimes Unit investigators arrived at the Prime Minister's Residence in...

January 3, 2017 10:48 am

Hundreds Attend Funeral of Israeli-Arab Teen Killed in Istanbul Shooting Attack

Hundreds of residents from the central Israeli town of Tira turned up to bid their...

January 3, 2017 9:10 am

Jewish Home Party Leader Bennett Announces Plans to Annex Ma’aleh Adumim

JNS.org - The head of Israel's HaBayit HaYehudi (Jewish Home) announced Monday plans to draft a bill...

January 3, 2017 5:42 am

IDF Reveals Model City Used to Train Cyber Defense Units

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) revealed on Monday one of the devices it uses to teach cyber defense units how to confront hacker-attacks. The...

January 4, 2017 10:36 am

Israeli Politicians From Across Political Spectrum Call for Pardon of IDF Sgt. Convicted of Manslaughter

Politicians from across the political spectrum called Wednesday for a pardon for an IDF soldier who shot and killed an incapacitated Palestinian assailant, after he...

January 4, 2017 10:31 am

Israeli Sergeant Convicted of Manslaughter for Killing Neutralized Terrorist in Hebron

JNS.org - A military court ruled Wednesday that Israel Defense Forces Sgt. Elor Azaria, who shot an immobilized terrorist last March during a security incident in...

January 4, 2017 9:24 am

Israeli Archaeologist Censured by Islamic Guards on Temple Mount

JNS.org - A preeminent Israeli archaeologist was censured by Islamic guards on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount for using the term “Temple Mount” while delivering a lecture...

January 4, 2017 7:20 am

Hanukkah-Related Archaeology Finds Continue With Discovery of Ancient Menorah Engraving

JNS.org - Hanukkah ended Jan. 1, but archaeological findings related to the Jewish holiday are continuing. Hikers exploring hidden caves in the Judean shephelah (lowlands) came across...

January 3, 2017 1:39 pm

Bereaved Mother of IDF Officer Killed by Hamas During Ceasefire Holds Kerry Morally, Legally Responsible for Son’s Death; Has Hopes Trump Will Erase ‘Stain’ of Predecessor

When US Secretary of State John Kerry gave his speech on the Middle East last Wednesday, “he was like a teacher excoriating his diligent students for...

January 3, 2017 10:57 am

Netanyahu Questioned by Israel Police Over Suspicions of Corruption

JNS.org - Israel Police Major Crimes Unit investigators arrived at the Prime Minister's Residence in Jerusalem Monday evening to question Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for...

January 3, 2017 10:48 am

Hundreds Attend Funeral of Israeli-Arab Teen Killed in Istanbul Shooting Attack

Hundreds of residents from the central Israeli town of Tira turned up to bid their final farewell Tuesday morning to Lian Zaher Hassan, who was...

January 3, 2017 9:10 am

Jewish Home Party Leader Bennett Announces Plans to Annex Ma’aleh Adumim

JNS.org - The head of Israel's HaBayit HaYehudi (Jewish Home) announced Monday plans to draft a bill to annex the Jerusalem suburb of Ma’aleh Adumim. The community...

January 3, 2017 5:42 am

IDF Reveals Model City Used to Train Cyber Defense Units

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) revealed on Monday one of the devices it uses to teach cyber defense units how to confront hacker-attacks. The IDF's C4I Directorate created a "Sim City," a platform on which there...

January 2, 2017 2:50 pm

Israel’s ‘Air Force One,’ Set to Enter Service Later This Year, Equipped With Advanced Missile Defense System

A new $70 million plane that will be used by Israeli prime ministers and presidents -- making it the Jewish state’s equivalent to America's “Air...

January 2, 2017 1:41 pm

Israeli Defense Official: War Likely in 2017 Only if Preemptive Strike Against Hezbollah Becomes Necessary

A senior Israeli defense official said that the IDF is cautiously optimistic about making it through the coming year without having to conduct major combat...

January 2, 2017 11:45 am

Israel Rules No Return of Hamas Terrorists’ Bodies

JNS.org -- Israel’s security cabinet ruled Sunday that the bodies of Hamas operatives will no longer be returned to their families for burial, as part of new efforts to...

January 2, 2017 11:03 am

Think Tank: Hezbollah Remains Israel’s Greatest Threat

Hezbollah remains the most serious conventional threat Israel is facing, more than Hamas or Iran, a report released Monday by the Institute for National Security...

January 2, 2017 10:00 am

Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport Sees 11% Rise in Passenger Traffic in 2016

JNS.org - Business boomed for Israel's Ben Gurion International Airport in 2016, with 17,387,971 passengers making their way through the airport on flights last year...

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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