Sign up now to receive our regular news briefs.

Israel

Israel One Judo Fight Away From Olympic Medal August 8, 2016 1:11 pm

Israel One Judo Fight Away From Olympic Medal

Israel’s lightweight judo contender is one fight away from a medal at the Olympics...

For First Time, Israeli University Offers Degree in Winemaking August 8, 2016 12:17 pm

For First Time, Israeli University Offers Degree in Winemaking

JNS.org – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem plans to introduce a degree in winemaking...

Israel’s Former President Shimon Peres Joins Snapchat Just Days After 93rd Birthday August 7, 2016 11:41 am

Israel’s Former President Shimon Peres Joins Snapchat Just Days After 93rd Birthday

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres announced on Sunday that he had joined a popular messaging...

Israeli Navy Sets Sights on Narco-Subs as Greatest Imminent Challenge to Maritime Security August 7, 2016 7:06 am

Israeli Navy Sets Sights on Narco-Subs as Greatest Imminent Challenge to Maritime Security

Israel’s navy is preparing for the day when it will be forced to confront a new and imminent...

Israeli NBA Star Omri Casspi Takes Delegation of Celebrities on ‘Heavy Visit’ to Yad Vashem August 7, 2016 6:17 am

Israeli NBA Star Omri Casspi Takes Delegation of Celebrities on ‘Heavy Visit’ to Yad Vashem

Israeli-born basketball star Omri Casspi of the Sacramento Kings took a delegation of NBA...

Israel Flatly Rejects Obama Claim That State Now Supports Iran Nuclear Deal August 6, 2016 9:30 am

Israel Flatly Rejects Obama Claim That State Now Supports Iran Nuclear Deal

Israel on Friday bitterly rejected US President Barack Obama’s claim that its officials...

Knife Wielding Man Causes Panic in Crowded Tel Aviv Market August 5, 2016 3:18 pm

Knife Wielding Man Causes Panic in Crowded Tel Aviv Market

JNS.org – A man wielding a knife through Tel Aviv’s Shuk Hacarmel market on Friday...

IDF Chief Receives US Legion of Merit Award August 5, 2016 1:01 pm

IDF Chief Receives US Legion of Merit Award

JNS.org – Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, who is on a working...

Watchdog: Anti-Israel Groups, Black Lives Matter Share ‘Pro-Palestinian Agendas’ That Feed Antisemitism (INTERVIEW) August 5, 2016 3:06 am

Watchdog: Anti-Israel Groups, Black Lives Matter Share ‘Pro-Palestinian Agendas’ That Feed Antisemitism (INTERVIEW)

The alliance between an anti-Israel group and the Black Lives Matter movement reveal a shared...

Israeli NBA Star Omri Casspi Brings Celebrity Delegation to Israel August 4, 2016 2:24 pm

Israeli NBA Star Omri Casspi Brings Celebrity Delegation to Israel

JNS.org – Israeli NBA basketball star, Omri Casspi, on Thursday brought a group of...

IDF Demolishes Homes of Terrorists Behind Deadly Sarona Market Attack in Tel Aviv August 4, 2016 9:44 am

IDF Demolishes Homes of Terrorists Behind Deadly Sarona Market Attack in Tel Aviv

IDF and Border Police forces along with the Israel Civil Administration demolished overnight...

More...

  • Sports Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

    Israeli Fans Mob, Dance With Basketball Player Amar’e Stoudemire at First Jerusalem Team Practice (VIDEO)

    Israeli basketball fans mobbed Hapoel Jerusalem’s newest player, American pro Amar’e Stoudemire, dancing around and with him during a practice open to the public. On Friday, the team posted a video on Twitter of the happy romp with fans jumping around Stoudemire, while chanting in Hebrew. Unfamiliar with the lyrics, Stoudemire pumps his fist in the air. The basketball player, who has Jewish roots on his mother’s side, also waved a flag emblazoned with Hapoel Jerusalem’s logo. The former New York Knicks forward retired from the NBA […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’

    Playboy Columnist Calls Israel’s ‘Burning Man’ Festival ‘Ultimate Revenge on Hitler’

    The Israeli version of the famed American Burning Man music festival is the “ultimate revenge on Hitler,” according to a column in Playboy magazine on Thursday. In his column, Jeff Weiss also took note of the fact that Midburn — a five-day bacchanal in the Negev Desert, self-described as an event celebrating “a communal life style, creativity, art and radical self-expression” — began on June 8, the day of the Sarona Market terrorist attack in Tel Aviv, which left four people dead. Weiss asked rhetorically, “What could needle the mustached […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Author of New Book on Connection Between Jews, Punk Rock Describes Bands Flinging Gefilte Fish, Bagels at Audience (INTERVIEW)

    Some punk rockers integrate their Jewish identity into their music through food, the author of a new book on the topic told The Algemeiner on Wednesday. Michael Croland, author of Oy Oy Oy Gevalt! Jews and Punk, described the way different musicians express this connection. “One band is known for throwing gefilte fish in the mosh pit, and people at its concert slide around on it while dancing,” he recounted. “Another used to drink Manischewitz [sweet kosher] wine out of a shofar [the ram […]

    Read more →
  • Sports Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    Scottish Soccer Club Manager Hails ‘Fantastic’ Jewish-State Visit After Victory Over Israeli Team (VIDEO)

    The manager of Scotland’s Celtic soccer club lauded Israel, after his team won a match against the Jewish state’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night. Brendan Rodgers said at a post-match press conference: On behalf of the players, the people of Celtic and Scotland, Israel’s been fantastic for us. We came out here on Sunday, [and from] the hotel, the staff, we’ve been very, very warmly received. The atmosphere at the game was amazing and, obviously, one team has to lose, but you have a wonderful team here, […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    Second Jaffa Jazz Festival to Reunite International, Israeli Musicians

    For the second time, Israel will host the Jaffa Jazz Festival, according to Broadwayworld.com. The festival will unite 43 Israeli musicians and eight international artists for a three-day event. The program will include a special performance by an ensemble of top jazz students studying at Belgium’s Royal Conservatoire of Antwerp, the Belgrade Music Academy in Serbia, Israel’s Rimon School of Music and the jazz program of the Israel Conservatory of Music in Tel Aviv. There will also be a jazz show for children led by Israeli saxophonist […]

    Read more →
  • Sports Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    Israel’s First NASCAR Driver Revved Up to Win

    JNS.org – As a young boy growing up in Ashdod, Israel, Alon Day got his first go-kart at age 9. By 15, he was racing them. Less than a decade later, Day has become the first Israeli professional race car driver on the NASCAR circuit. He made history by competing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 13. “Driving a race car is not like any other sport,” Day told JNS.org. “You are actually almost flying […]

    Read more →
  • Arts and Culture Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    Writer of Popular Kids Series to Premiere Autobiographical Solo Show ‘Not That Jewish’

    The writer of a popular children’s television series will premiere an off-Broadway solo show called “Not That Jewish,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. Written and performed by Monica Piper — the Emmy Award-winning showrunner of Nickelodeon’s “Rugrats” — the show is described as “the autobiographical telling of a Jew…’ish’ girl’s life.” “Not That Jewish” explores Piper’s Bronx upbringing in a show-business family, her comedy-club debut and her “almost” night with former Yankees legend Mickey Mantle. “Audiences can expect to leave laughed-out, a little teary-eyed and […]

    Read more →
  • Sports Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scottish Soccer Team Will Fly to Israel on Private Jet Used by Madonna

    Scotland’s Celtic soccer club will fly to Israel with the same private jet Madonna used while on tour, The Scotsman reported on Monday. According to the report, the team is heading for the Jewish state to compete against Israel’s Hapoel Be’er Sheva on Tuesday night, and will be transported in the customized, luxurious Boeing 757-200 that the pop icon used in New Zealand for her six-month Rebel Heart tour, which wrapped up in March. The plane is on loan from Greece-based GainJet Aviation and can accommodate 62 passengers. The […]

    Read more →