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International Credit Rating Agency Fitch Upgrades Israel’s Long-Term Rating to A+

International credit rating agency Fitch on Friday upgraded Israel's long-term credit rating from "A" to "A+." Fitch is one of the big three international credit...

November 13, 2016 11:40 am

In First Statement on Mideast Since Election Victory, Trump Proclaims ‘Love and Respect’ for Israel

"I love and respect Israel and its citizens," President-elect Donald Trump told Israel Hayom on Thursday evening, after his meeting with outgoing US President Barack Obama. "Israel and America share so many of the same values,...

Netanyahu: I Will Never Forget How Leonard Cohen Came to Israel During Yom Kippur War to Sing to IDF Troops Out of Deep Feeling of Partnership

Tributes rolled in from around the world -- including Israel -- following the death in Los Angeles earlier this week of 82-year-old Canadian Jewish singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen. “Leonard Cohen was a great creator, a talented artist, and...

Netanyahu to Medvedev: Israel Will Prevent Iran Military Presence in Syria

JNS.org -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, that the Jewish state will prevent Iran from growing its military presence and influence in the region. In a Thursday meeting in Jerusalem, Netanyahu said...

November 11, 2016 10:30 am

Azerbaijan to Acquire Israeli Iron Dome Defense System Batteries

JNS.org -- Azerbaijan is planning to acquire several Israeli Iron Dome air defense system batteries, Israel Hayom reported Thursday. The...

November 11, 2016 10:14 am

Shin Bet Arrests Terror Suspects Over Plot to Attack Israeli Troops

JNS.org -- Eight Palestinians from the West Bank and an east Jerusalem resident were arrested on suspicion of...

November 7, 2016 5:38 pm

Israel to Finance Initiative to Foster ‘Better Understanding’ of Chinese Markets to Further Bolster Economic Cooperation

The Israeli government announced the financing of a new initiative to further bolster economic ties with...

November 7, 2016 2:08 pm

Police Warn Israelis About Potential Perils of Frequenting Palestinian Villages for Good Deals on Goods, Services

JNS.org - Israelis who travel to the West Bank's Area B with the hope of saving money...

November 7, 2016 1:46 pm

Teen Palestinian Terrorist Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

JNS.org - An Israeli court on Monday sentenced Palestinian teenager Ahmed Manasra to 12 years in...

November 13, 2016 11:40 am

International Credit Rating Agency Fitch Upgrades Israel’s Long-Term Rating to A+

International credit rating agency Fitch on Friday upgraded Israel's long-term credit rating from "A" to "A+." Fitch is one of the big three international credit rating...

November 11, 2016 7:00 pm

In First Statement on Mideast Since Election Victory, Trump Proclaims ‘Love and Respect’ for Israel

"I love and respect Israel and its citizens," President-elect Donald Trump told Israel Hayom on Thursday evening, after his meeting with outgoing US President Barack...

November 11, 2016 12:32 pm

Netanyahu: I Will Never Forget How Leonard Cohen Came to Israel During Yom Kippur War to Sing to IDF Troops Out of Deep Feeling of Partnership

Tributes rolled in from around the world -- including Israel -- following the death in Los Angeles earlier this week of 82-year-old Canadian Jewish singer-songwriter Leonard...

November 11, 2016 11:25 am

Netanyahu to Medvedev: Israel Will Prevent Iran Military Presence in Syria

JNS.org -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu informed his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, that the Jewish state will prevent Iran from growing its military presence and...

November 11, 2016 10:30 am

Azerbaijan to Acquire Israeli Iron Dome Defense System Batteries

JNS.org -- Azerbaijan is planning to acquire several Israeli Iron Dome air defense system batteries, Israel Hayom reported Thursday. The impending acquisition was announced ahead of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

November 11, 2016 10:14 am

Shin Bet Arrests Terror Suspects Over Plot to Attack Israeli Troops

JNS.org -- Eight Palestinians from the West Bank and an east Jerusalem resident were arrested on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activities and of planning to carry out attacks...

November 7, 2016 5:38 pm

Israel to Finance Initiative to Foster ‘Better Understanding’ of Chinese Markets to Further Bolster Economic Cooperation

The Israeli government announced the financing of a new initiative to further bolster economic ties with China, the Hebrew news site nrg reported on Sunday. According to the...

November 7, 2016 2:08 pm

Police Warn Israelis About Potential Perils of Frequenting Palestinian Villages for Good Deals on Goods, Services

JNS.org - Israelis who travel to the West Bank's Area B with the hope of saving money on routine errands often end up mugged, the Israel Police...

November 7, 2016 1:46 pm

Teen Palestinian Terrorist Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison

JNS.org - An Israeli court on Monday sentenced Palestinian teenager Ahmed Manasra to 12 years in prison for carrying out a stabbing attack against two Israelis...

November 7, 2016 11:06 am

Top Netanyahu Aides: Israel Will Not Attend Paris Peace Conference

JNS.org - Israeli officials on Monday told France that the Jewish state would not participate in a French-led international conference aimed at restarting Israeli-Palestinian peace...

November 6, 2016 9:53 pm

Outcry Erupts in IDF Over New Video Instructing Soldiers to Use Krav Maga, Not Guns, to Neutralize Female Terrorists

An outcry erupted in the Israeli defense establishment this weekend, following reports in the press about a new video instructing soldiers serving in the West Bank...

November 6, 2016 11:57 am

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Publicly Calls on US to Avoid UN Move on Palestinians

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a public plea Sunday for the US continue its support for Israel and not seek a UN resolution on the...

November 4, 2016 4:31 pm

Media Watchdog Calls Out Reuters for False Reporting on West Bank Water Shortage Story

A major international news agency falsely blamed Israel for water supply issues in a Bethlehem-area Palestinian village in an article published earlier this week, a...

November 4, 2016 3:35 pm

Ethiopian-Israeli Beauty Queen: World Must Learn How ‘Unique and Diverse’ Jewish State Is

The world must learn how “unique and diverse” the Jewish state is, an Ethiopian-Israeli beauty queen told The Algemeiner on Friday, amid a week-long US...

Culture

Gefilte Fish Causes Some First-Time Tasters to Smile, Others to Gag

A new video shows people tasting gefilte fish for the first time, and...

Belieb It: Justin Bieber to Perform in Israel in 2017

JNS.org -- Canadian pop star Justin Bieber will perform in Israel as part of his upcoming 2017 international tour. The singer announced...

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

Report: Donald Trump to Name Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State

Donald Trump is expected to nominate ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state, two sources close to the transition process told NBC News on Saturday. The 64-year-old veteran oil...

Opinion

Where the Trump Administration Should Start on Israeli-Palestinian Peace

President-elect Donald J. Trump said during the campaign that he would “love” to broker a deal between Israel and the Palestinians. Although he has been advised by many experts that...

Middle East

At Least 13 Said Dead, 38 Injured in Twin Blasts Outside Istanbul Soccer St...

At least 13 people are reported to have been killed in two explosions outside a football stadium in central Istanbul, according...

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