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IDF Hits Gaza Military Targets in Response to Flaming Kites

JNS.org - The Israeli army struck military targets in Gaza in response to repeat attempted arson attacks across the Gaza-Israel border. Palestinian terrorists have been flying...

May 7, 2018 10:08 am

Netanyahu: Best to Confront Iran Sooner Rather Than Later

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proclaimed on Sunday that since Iran is supplying advanced weapons to Syria, posing a direct threat to Israel, it would be better to confront Tehran sooner rather than later. Speaking...

US Embassy Road Signs Go Up in Jerusalem

US embassy road signs went up in Jerusalem on Monday ahead of next week's opening of the mission in accordance with President Donald Trump's recognition of the city as Israel's capital. Trump says he is making...

Israeli Minister Threatens Assad Over Any Iranian Attacks From Syria

Israel could respond to any Iranian attack on it from Syria by toppling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government, an Israeli security cabinet minister said on Monday, hinting that Assad himself may be targeted for assassination. Israel...

May 6, 2018 10:45 pm

Israeli Legislation Reining in Supreme Court Wins Preliminary Approval

Israeli right-wing ministers on Sunday moved against a Supreme Court they view as too liberal, granting...

May 6, 2018 4:51 pm

Final Leg of Giro d’Italia Cycling Race in Israel Sprints From Beersheva to Eilat

JNS.org - The world’s best cyclists will take part in the final leg of the Israel...

May 6, 2018 1:24 pm

Israeli Embassy in Egypt Threatened With Cancellation of 70th Independence Day Celebrations

The Israeli embassy in Egypt’s planned 70th Independence Day gala is arousing controversy, with attempts...

May 5, 2018 2:24 pm

Netanyahu Holds Marathon Series of Talks With World Leaders After Iran Nuclear Program Revelations

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been holding a marathon series of talks with world leaders...

May 4, 2018 2:51 pm

Israel Withdraws From Race for 2019/2020 Security Council Seat

Israel withdrew on Friday from a race against Germany and Belgium for two seats on the...

May 7, 2018 10:08 am

IDF Hits Gaza Military Targets in Response to Flaming Kites

JNS.org - The Israeli army struck military targets in Gaza in response to repeat attempted arson attacks across the Gaza-Israel border. Palestinian terrorists have been flying burning...

May 7, 2018 9:42 am

Netanyahu: Best to Confront Iran Sooner Rather Than Later

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proclaimed on Sunday that since Iran is supplying advanced weapons to Syria, posing a direct threat to Israel, it...

May 7, 2018 9:06 am

US Embassy Road Signs Go Up in Jerusalem

US embassy road signs went up in Jerusalem on Monday ahead of next week's opening of the mission in accordance with President Donald Trump's recognition...

May 7, 2018 8:37 am

Israeli Minister Threatens Assad Over Any Iranian Attacks From Syria

Israel could respond to any Iranian attack on it from Syria by toppling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government, an Israeli security cabinet minister said on...

May 6, 2018 10:45 pm

Israeli Legislation Reining in Supreme Court Wins Preliminary Approval

Israeli right-wing ministers on Sunday moved against a Supreme Court they view as too liberal, granting preliminary approval to a bill that would limit its ability...

May 6, 2018 4:51 pm

Final Leg of Giro d’Italia Cycling Race in Israel Sprints From Beersheva to Eilat

JNS.org - The world’s best cyclists will take part in the final leg of the Israel stage of the Giro d’Italia bike race on Sunday, sprinting...

May 6, 2018 1:24 pm

Israeli Embassy in Egypt Threatened With Cancellation of 70th Independence Day Celebrations

The Israeli embassy in Egypt’s planned 70th Independence Day gala is arousing controversy, with attempts made to cancel the event and antisemitism in the press, Hebrew...

May 5, 2018 2:24 pm

Netanyahu Holds Marathon Series of Talks With World Leaders After Iran Nuclear Program Revelations

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been holding a marathon series of talks with world leaders following his revelation of a cache of thousands of documents...

May 4, 2018 2:51 pm

Israel Withdraws From Race for 2019/2020 Security Council Seat

Israel withdrew on Friday from a race against Germany and Belgium for two seats on the United Nations Security Council in 2019/2020 due to its low...

May 4, 2018 2:07 pm

Divorce Rate in Israel Drops for First Time

The number of Israeli couples divorcing dropped for the first time in 2017, according to new data published by the Chief Rabbinate on Thursday. A total...

May 4, 2018 11:14 am

Palestinians Renew Violent Riots on Israel-Gaza Border

IDF troops fired tear gas and live rounds at Palestinian rioters thronging the Israel-Gaza Strip border on Friday as part of ongoing Hamas-orchestrated unrest. Medics claimed 10 people...

May 4, 2018 9:40 am

Discovery of Bar Kochba-Era Coin Declared at Lag B’Omer

JNS.org - As Jews across Israel and around the world celebrated Lag B’Omer, a holiday commemorating the life of anti-Roman Torah sage Rabbi Shimon bar Yochai,...

May 4, 2018 9:30 am

Famed Giro d’Italia Bike Race Kicks Off in Jerusalem

JNS.org - In an inaugural event in Israel, the world’s best bike riders will compete in the famed Giro d’Italia cycling race in Jerusalem on May 4. This is...

May 3, 2018 2:24 pm

With Promotion of MAG Sharon Afek, Israeli Military to Have First Openly-Gay Major General

The Israeli military will have its first openly-gay major general, following the pending promotion -- announced on Thursday -- of Sharon Afek, who serves as...

Features

Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream

JNS.org - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...

World

Pulitzer-Winning Jewish Author Philip Roth Dies at 85, Says Agent

Author Philip Roth, who was both hailed and derided for laying bare the neuroses and obsessions that haunted the modern Jewish-American experience, died on Tuesday at the age of 85,...

Opinion

Abbas and the Arab States vs. Hamas

JNS.org - The Hamas “Return March” campaign in Gaza, which began on March 30 and continued on a weekly basis each Friday, has exposed what is really happening in the Gaza...

Middle East

Syria Says Iranian Withdrawal Not Up for Discussion

The withdrawal of Iranian forces is not up for discussion, the Syrian deputy foreign minister was quoted as saying on Wednesday, after Washington demanded they pull out of Syria's conflict. US...

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