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Saudi Journalist: Ditch Mosque Microphones and Reduce Number of Mosques

JNS.org - Saudi journalist Mohamed Al-Suhaimi said he was in favor of silencing microphones in mosques, saying that the “terrifying” sound of the adhan call...

February 23, 2018 12:53 pm

Amid Energy Crisis, Gaza Might Dump Raw Sewage Into the Mediterranean Sea

JNS.org - Officials in the Gaza Strip announced on Wednesday that if Hamas doesn’t loosen its grip on fuel provisions to the coastal enclave's towns, they will be forced to begin dumping sewage directly into the...

More Bombs Fall on Syria’s Eastern Ghouta Ahead of UN Vote

A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta unabated on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a UN Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire across the country. For a sixth straight day, warplanes have pounded the densely populated agricultural pocket east of the capital,...

Iran Hints at Building Seaborne Reactors Within Terms of Nuclear Deal

Iran has fired a diplomatic warning shot at Washington by raising the prospect of building nuclear reactors for ships while staying within the limits set by its atomic deal with major powers, a UN nuclear...

February 22, 2018 3:04 pm

Qatar Says Gaza Aid Spares Israel War, Shows Doha Does Not Back Hamas

Qatar is helping Israel avoid another Gaza war by funneling relief money to impoverished Palestinians with Washington's...

February 21, 2018 2:09 pm

Lebanese Journalist: 100 Years After Balfour Declaration, Arabs Have Failed Where Israel Has Excelled

JNS.org - In a Nov. 25, 2017 article marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration,...

February 21, 2018 10:23 am

Lebanon Reportedly Arrests Former ISIS Financial Official

Lebanese intelligence arrested a man on Wednesday they believe was a financial official for Islamic...

February 21, 2018 9:53 am

Syria’s Ghouta Residents ‘Wait to Die’ as Bombs Fall

Residents of Syria's eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their "turn to die" on...

February 20, 2018 4:12 pm

Iranian Official Threatens Israeli PM Netanyahu: ‘We Will Level Tel Aviv’

JNS.org - An Iranian official has warned that Tel Aviv will be “leveled to the ground”...

February 23, 2018 12:53 pm

Saudi Journalist: Ditch Mosque Microphones and Reduce Number of Mosques

JNS.org - Saudi journalist Mohamed Al-Suhaimi said he was in favor of silencing microphones in mosques, saying that the “terrifying” sound of the adhan call to...

February 23, 2018 12:47 pm

Amid Energy Crisis, Gaza Might Dump Raw Sewage Into the Mediterranean Sea

JNS.org - Officials in the Gaza Strip announced on Wednesday that if Hamas doesn’t loosen its grip on fuel provisions to the coastal enclave's towns, they...

February 23, 2018 11:17 am

More Bombs Fall on Syria’s Eastern Ghouta Ahead of UN Vote

A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta unabated on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a UN Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire across the country. For a sixth straight day, warplanes have...

February 23, 2018 7:56 am

Iran Hints at Building Seaborne Reactors Within Terms of Nuclear Deal

Iran has fired a diplomatic warning shot at Washington by raising the prospect of building nuclear reactors for ships while staying within the limits set...

February 22, 2018 3:04 pm

Qatar Says Gaza Aid Spares Israel War, Shows Doha Does Not Back Hamas

Qatar is helping Israel avoid another Gaza war by funneling relief money to impoverished Palestinians with Washington's blessing, a Qatari diplomat said on Thursday, describing the cooperation...

February 21, 2018 2:09 pm

Lebanese Journalist: 100 Years After Balfour Declaration, Arabs Have Failed Where Israel Has Excelled

JNS.org - In a Nov. 25, 2017 article marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, published in the London-based daily Al-Hayat, Lebanese journalist Karam Al-Hilu...

February 21, 2018 10:23 am

Lebanon Reportedly Arrests Former ISIS Financial Official

Lebanese intelligence arrested a man on Wednesday they believe was a financial official for Islamic State in Syria, a security source said. The Syrian, arrested in...

February 21, 2018 9:53 am

Syria’s Ghouta Residents ‘Wait to Die’ as Bombs Fall

Residents of Syria's eastern Ghouta district said they were waiting their "turn to die" on Wednesday, amid one of the most intense bombardments of the...

February 20, 2018 4:12 pm

Iranian Official Threatens Israeli PM Netanyahu: ‘We Will Level Tel Aviv’

JNS.org - An Iranian official has warned that Tel Aviv will be “leveled to the ground” if Israel attacks the Islamic republic, adding that Prime Minister...

February 20, 2018 10:23 am

Five Iranian Security Officers Killed at Sufi Protest in Tehran

Five members of Iranian security forces were killed in Tehran on Monday night in clashes with protesters from a religious order, 300 of whom were arrested, the police said. Members of the Gonabadi Dervishes, who...

February 20, 2018 9:26 am

More Bombs Fall on Syria’s Ghouta After Heaviest Toll in Years

Pro-government forces bombarded Syria's eastern Ghouta on Tuesday, killing at least 49 people, after the heaviest one-day death toll there in three years on Monday,...

February 20, 2018 9:14 am

Egypt Puts Prominent Islamist Critical of Sisi on Terrorism List

An Egyptian court put former presidential candidate Abdel Moneim Abol Fotouh on a terrorism list on Tuesday, state news agency MENA reported, following his arrest...

February 20, 2018 8:02 am

Amid Heightened Tensions, Lebanese Army Chief Vows to Confront Any Potential ‘Israeli Aggression’

Lebanon's army will use use every available means to confront any potential "Israeli aggression" no matter the cost, its commander said on Monday. "I affirm again...

February 19, 2018 2:37 pm

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Threatens Israeli Gas and Oil Rigs: We Are Capable of Stopping Their Operation Within a Few Hours

JNS.org - Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah said in a televised speech on Feb. 16 that “if the Lebanese Higher Defense Council makes an official decision that some gas...

Culture

British Actor Daniel Craig’s Weakness for Jewish Food Revealed as Reason for Fuller Face

British actor Daniel Craig's frequent visits to a kosher restaurant in London...

A Wartime Tragedy Resurfaces in Berlinale Refugee Study

Decades after he won a Silver Bear prize for a pioneering film about the fate of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany,...

New Israeli Line of Passover Wine Launched by Former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire

JNS.org - At a news conference at the Jewish National Fund House on Tuesday,...

Features

Holding Out an Olive Branch? US Lawmakers Speak Out After Being Detained on the Temple Mount

JNS.org - US Representatives Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) and David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) no doubt...

First Aid Under Fire: Israeli Officer Details Medical Challenges at Gaza Border

JNS.org - In emergency care during combat, every minute can make the difference between life...

Jewish Groups Call for Gun Control After Florida Shooting

JNS.org - Major American Jewish organizations are calling for stricter gun-control laws in the wake of the February 14 mass school...

Israel

Israeli Military: Tear Gas May Have Caused Palestinian’s Death in Cus...

The Israeli military said on Friday that initial findings of an investigation into the death of a man that Palestinians say...

Opinion

The True Purpose of Uniforms

Parents of children attending the prestigious Taimei Elementary School in Tokyo were recently shocked to discover that buying a new school uniform for their children would set them back a staggering...

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