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Watchdog Launches Interactive Database for ‘Easy Access’ to Info on Quarter Billion Shekels Given to Israeli NGOs by Foreign Governments Seeking to Undermine Jewish State Policy

An Israel-based watchdog has launched an interactive database for what it calls “easy access and analysis” of the more than $60 million (NIS 235 million) in...

February 19, 2017 6:59 pm

Israeli Foreign Ministry Launches ‘Soft Diplomacy’ Initiative to Teach Hebrew to Arab World

As part of its “soft public diplomacy” efforts, the Israeli Foreign Ministry embarked this week on a new program to teach Hebrew to the Arab world. To this end, the ministry's digital diplomacy department on Tuesday...

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Departs for Historic Australia, Singapore Trip

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is slated to fly to Singapore on Sunday and then to Australia on Tuesday, marking the first time an Israel's history that a prime minister has visited in an official capacity. "In Australia...

Israel’s Economy Posts Strongest Quarter Since 2013

JNS.org - Israel's economy had its strongest quarterly performance since 2013, the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics said Thursday. The economy grew by an annualized 6.2 percent in the last quarter of 2016, 4.2 percent in the...

February 17, 2017 3:21 pm

Israel Launches First Nanosatellite for Scientific Research

JNS.org - Israel launched its first nanosatellite -- “BGUSAT” -- earlier this week as part of...

February 16, 2017 11:21 pm

US Financial News Site: Israeli Economy Stands to Gain From Warmer Treatment Investors Expect Jewish State Will Get From Trump

Israel’s economy stands to gain from the warmer treatment investors expect the Jewish state will...

February 16, 2017 2:35 am

Ancient Shell Uncovered on Temple Mount Believed to Be From Sea Snail That Produced Blue Dye for Religious Garments

JNS.org - An ancient shell discovered on the Temple Mount is believed to be from the...

February 15, 2017 6:12 pm

Right in Israel Heralds Trump’s Non-Committal Stance on Two-State Solution as Dawn of ‘New Era’; Left Warns: One State Means No Jewish State

A prominent right-wing Israeli politician heralded the dawn of a “new era” on Wednesday following...

February 15, 2017 2:38 pm

Report: Already a ‘Model for Emulation,’ Israeli Airline Security to Undergo Additional Enhancement

Israeli airline security is about to be enhanced, the Hebrew news site Walla reported on...

February 19, 2017 6:59 pm

Watchdog Launches Interactive Database for ‘Easy Access’ to Info on Quarter Billion Shekels Given to Israeli NGOs by Foreign Governments Seeking to Undermine Jewish State Policy

An Israel-based watchdog has launched an interactive database for what it calls “easy access and analysis” of the more than $60 million (NIS 235 million) in foreign...

February 19, 2017 12:54 pm

Israeli Foreign Ministry Launches ‘Soft Diplomacy’ Initiative to Teach Hebrew to Arab World

As part of its “soft public diplomacy” efforts, the Israeli Foreign Ministry embarked this week on a new program to teach Hebrew to the Arab...

February 19, 2017 11:30 am

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Departs for Historic Australia, Singapore Trip

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is slated to fly to Singapore on Sunday and then to Australia on Tuesday, marking the first time an Israel's history...

February 17, 2017 3:37 pm

Israel’s Economy Posts Strongest Quarter Since 2013

JNS.org - Israel's economy had its strongest quarterly performance since 2013, the country’s Central Bureau of Statistics said Thursday. The economy grew by an annualized 6.2 percent...

February 17, 2017 3:21 pm

Israel Launches First Nanosatellite for Scientific Research

JNS.org - Israel launched its first nanosatellite -- “BGUSAT” -- earlier this week as part of an academic initiative by Ben-Gurion University that allows researchers to...

February 16, 2017 11:21 pm

US Financial News Site: Israeli Economy Stands to Gain From Warmer Treatment Investors Expect Jewish State Will Get From Trump

Israel’s economy stands to gain from the warmer treatment investors expect the Jewish state will receive from the Trump administration, an American financial news website...

February 16, 2017 2:35 am

Ancient Shell Uncovered on Temple Mount Believed to Be From Sea Snail That Produced Blue Dye for Religious Garments

JNS.org - An ancient shell discovered on the Temple Mount is believed to be from the sea snail used to produce the vibrant blue dye that...

February 15, 2017 6:12 pm

Right in Israel Heralds Trump’s Non-Committal Stance on Two-State Solution as Dawn of ‘New Era’; Left Warns: One State Means No Jewish State

A prominent right-wing Israeli politician heralded the dawn of a “new era” on Wednesday following US President Donald Trump’s non-committal stance on the two-state solution...

February 15, 2017 2:38 pm

Report: Already a ‘Model for Emulation,’ Israeli Airline Security to Undergo Additional Enhancement

Israeli airline security is about to be enhanced, the Hebrew news site Walla reported on Wednesday. According to the report, the decision to upgrade training for guards...

February 14, 2017 4:06 pm

First Shipment of Heavy Vehicles, Military Equipment Purchased Through $38 Billion US Aid Package Arrives in Israel for Integration Into IDF

The first 20 of a much larger number of heavy military vehicles and other engineering materiel purchased by the Israeli defense establishment from the American company “Caterpillar”...

February 14, 2017 11:54 am

Israel-Germany Meeting Cancelled Following Settlement Dispute

A meeting between the governments of Germany and Israel that was scheduled to take place in May has been canceled amid rising frustration in Berlin...

February 14, 2017 11:46 am

Netanyahu to Ensure ‘No Gaps’ Remain With Trump Ahead of White House Meeting

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, preparing for his first meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, will work with advisers on Tuesday to align...

February 13, 2017 11:10 am

Netanyahu Says He and Trump ‘See Eye to Eye’ Ahead of First Meeting in Washington

JNS.org - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he sees “eye to eye” with President Donald Trump on the dangers facing the Middle East as the...

February 12, 2017 2:48 pm

Declassified Recordings of Israel Air Force Launching, Conducting 1st Operation of 6-Day War Reveal Determination to Safeguard Tel Aviv From Enemy Attack

Nearly five decades after the Six-Day War, the IDF and Israeli Defense Ministry have declassified two-way radio recordings from the first operation of Israel's preemptive...

Culture

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...

Clues About Life of Jesus Revealed in Israeli Artifacts Warehouse

JNS.org - Ahead of Easter, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) has opened up a 54,000-square-foot warehouse dubbed the “Ali Baba cave,”...

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

De Anza College Student Government Passes BDS Resolution in Effort to Keep ...

The student government at a Cupertino, California college passed a resolution last week demanding the school divest from companies profiting...

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

Report: Hamas Attempts to Present New ‘Moderate Image’

JNS.org - In response to its international isolation, the Palestinian terror group Hamas has undertaken a new political program in an attempt to present a “more moderate image,” aiming to improve...

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