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Billion-Shekel Compound for Israeli PM, With Underground Command Center ‘Bunker’ for National Emergencies, Approved by Jerusalem Building, Planning Committee

The Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee has approved a plan to erect a massive compound to house the office and private residence of...

January 17, 2017 3:51 pm

Former High-Ranking Israeli Official Slams Paris Conference, Blames Palestinian Rejectionism for Lack of Peace

With gambits such as the diplomatic summit held in Paris two days ago, the international community “distances peace instead of bringing it closer,” a former director-general of Israel’s Ministry of International Affairs and Strategy said on...

Left-Wing Israeli NGO Official: Shooting IDF Soldiers ‘Not Terrorism’

JNS.org -- An official from a left-wing nongovernmental organization that publicizes testimonies of former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers criticizing the military, was reportedly caught saying that he does not consider shooting IDF troops to be terrorism. Nadav Weiman,...

IDF Marks Martin Luther King Day With Video of Soldiers Spreading Civil Rights Leader’s Message of Compassion

In honor of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, the Israel Defense Forces produced a video clip reiterating the assassinated civil rights leader's message of choosing compassion over hatred. In the clip, seven IDF soldiers, each in turn, says...

January 16, 2017 11:57 am

Search Underway in Tel Aviv for ‘Nice, Friendly’ Monkey Who Fled Safari Over ‘Friction’ With Fellow Simian

Searches continued throughout Monday in the greater Tel Aviv area for a small monkey who escaped...

January 16, 2017 11:00 am

Israeli Minister: Palestinians Can’t Prevent Trump From Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

An Israeli minister said Monday the Palestinians had no way to block incoming US President...

January 16, 2017 10:26 am

Israel Arrests 13 Hamas Terrorists in West Bank

JNS.org - Israeli security forces recently arrested 13 Hamas terrorists, the Shin Bet security agency revealed...

January 16, 2017 10:10 am

Gaza Residents Angered by Hamas’ Failure to Address Energy Crisis

JNS.org -- Residents of the Gaza Strip are angered by the failure of Hamas, the terror...

January 16, 2017 9:17 am

Wall Dating Back to King David Era Excavated at Israel’s Timna Mines

JNS.org - An ancient wall dating back to the 10th century BCE excavated at an archaeological...

January 17, 2017 3:51 pm

Billion-Shekel Compound for Israeli PM, With Underground Command Center ‘Bunker’ for National Emergencies, Approved by Jerusalem Building, Planning Committee

The Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee has approved a plan to erect a massive compound to house the office and private residence of the...

January 17, 2017 3:39 pm

Former High-Ranking Israeli Official Slams Paris Conference, Blames Palestinian Rejectionism for Lack of Peace

With gambits such as the diplomatic summit held in Paris two days ago, the international community “distances peace instead of bringing it closer,” a former director-general...

January 17, 2017 2:18 pm

Left-Wing Israeli NGO Official: Shooting IDF Soldiers ‘Not Terrorism’

JNS.org -- An official from a left-wing nongovernmental organization that publicizes testimonies of former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers criticizing the military, was reportedly caught saying that...

January 16, 2017 2:55 pm

IDF Marks Martin Luther King Day With Video of Soldiers Spreading Civil Rights Leader’s Message of Compassion

In honor of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, the Israel Defense Forces produced a video clip reiterating the assassinated civil rights leader's message of choosing compassion...

January 16, 2017 11:57 am

Search Underway in Tel Aviv for ‘Nice, Friendly’ Monkey Who Fled Safari Over ‘Friction’ With Fellow Simian

Searches continued throughout Monday in the greater Tel Aviv area for a small monkey who escaped from the safari in Ramat Gan, the Hebrew news site...

January 16, 2017 11:00 am

Israeli Minister: Palestinians Can’t Prevent Trump From Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

An Israeli minister said Monday the Palestinians had no way to block incoming US President Donald Trump from moving his country's embassy to Jerusalem. Palestinian President...

January 16, 2017 10:26 am

Israel Arrests 13 Hamas Terrorists in West Bank

JNS.org - Israeli security forces recently arrested 13 Hamas terrorists, the Shin Bet security agency revealed Sunday. The suspects were arrested in a joint operation by the...

January 16, 2017 10:10 am

Gaza Residents Angered by Hamas’ Failure to Address Energy Crisis

JNS.org -- Residents of the Gaza Strip are angered by the failure of Hamas, the terror group that governs the enclave, to address the area’s severe...

January 16, 2017 9:17 am

Wall Dating Back to King David Era Excavated at Israel’s Timna Mines

JNS.org - An ancient wall dating back to the 10th century BCE excavated at an archaeological dig in southern Israel may lend credence to the biblical story...

January 15, 2017 12:52 pm

Netanyahu Blasts ‘Futile’ Paris Conference on Israeli-Palestinian Peace

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday dismissed as "futile" an international conference in Paris seeking to revive the moribund Israeli-Palestinian peace process. "The conference convening...

January 15, 2017 12:46 pm

IDF Targets Hamas Posts in Gaza Strip After Shots Fired at Army Vehicle

The IDF fired towards Hamas positions in the southern Gaza Strip in response to shots that were fired towards the IDF vehicle earlier Sunday, the IDF...

January 12, 2017 2:36 pm

South African Opposition Leader Defies Call for Boycott, Visits Israel

JNS.org -- South Africa’s opposition leader traveled to Israel, meeting with top officials, just days after South African President Jacob Zuma called on his countrymen to boycott the...

January 12, 2017 10:55 am

Israel Confirms Defense Cooperation With Egypt Against Islamic Militants in Sinai

An Israeli defense official on Wednesday confirmed that the country has developed a new policy in recent years to allow Egypt to quickly beef up...

January 12, 2017 10:44 am

Netanyahu: Paris Peace Conference ‘Rigged’ Against Israel

Israel's prime minister is condemning an upcoming conference in Paris aimed at reviving the Israel-Palestinian peace process. Benjamin Netanyahu said during a meeting with Norway's foreign...

Culture

The Christian, Nebraskan Roots of the Modern Jewish Arbor Day

JNS.org - It’s a little-known quirk of timing and history that the transformation of Tu B’Shvat, which falls on February 11...

Features

Donald Trump Should Buy a Suit From This Holocaust Survivor

Although it seems trivial to critique the clothing of a politician, GQ, Stephen Colbert and even a tailor from London all recently commented on President Donald Trump's...

US-Israel Cybersecurity Ties Grow as Common Enemies Take Battle Online

JNS.org -- New legislation brokering American-Israeli collaboration in cybersecurity has further cemented the Jewish...

In Surprise Discovery, Israeli Archaeologists Uncover 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave

JNS.org - In a surprise discovery, Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a 12th cave that...

World

Jewish Group Calls on Canadian Government to ‘Finally Get Serious Abo...

The Canadian government must “finally get serious about addressing antisemitism,” the CEO of the country’s branch of a prominent Jewish...

Opinion

Trump Is Right: The Palestinians Must Earn a Two-State Solution

President Trump raised eyebrows when he mentioned the possibility of a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The context was ambiguous, and no one can know for sure what message...

Middle East

Israel’s UN Envoy Calls on Security Council to ‘Publicly Condem...

The Security Council must “publicly condemn” Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s recent threat to strike vital infrastructure sites in Israel in...

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