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Senior Tehran Cleric Calls for ‘Retaliation’ After US Senate Backs Extension of Iran Sanctions Act

“Now is the time for retaliation,” a senior Iranian cleric told worshippers in Tehran on Friday, following the US Senate’s unanimous approval of a...

December 2, 2016 4:19 pm

New Israeli Ambassador to Turkey Arrives in Ankara Amid Efforts to Improve Relations

Israel's new ambassador to Turkey has arrived in Ankara as the two countries seek to mend relations that soured after a deadly Israeli naval raid on a Turkish ship headed for Gaza. Eitan Naeh arrived Thursday...

Iran Welcomes OPEC Deal That Cuts Oil Production, Raises Prices

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday welcomed an OPEC deal that cut the oil cartel’s output to push up crude prices. Speaking in a provincial meeting, broadcast live on State TV Thursday, Rouhani called the decision...

Former Top Israeli Official: Iran in Rush to Arm Terror Proxies Before Trump Takes Office

Iran is stepping up the speed at which it is arming its proxies in the region due to its fear that after Donald Trump assumes the US presidency in January, its room to maneuver in Syria...

November 30, 2016 10:52 am

Israeli Jets Strike Area Outside Damascus, Syrian Media Claims

Syrian state media say Israeli jets have fired two missiles from Lebanese airspace which struck...

November 29, 2016 1:51 pm

Fatah Unanimously Re-Elects Mahmoud Abbas as Party Leader

JNS.org - Palestinian political party Fatah unanimously re-elected Mahmoud Abbas as its leader at the opening...

November 29, 2016 12:11 pm

Iranian Vessel Aims Weapon at US Helicopter in Strait of Hormuz, Defense Officials Say

A small Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard vessel pointed its weapon at a U.S. military helicopter...

November 27, 2016 1:46 pm

Report: Syrian Dictator Assad, Hezbollah Chief Nasrallah Hold Secret Meeting in Tent on Lebanon Border

Syrian President Bashar Assad recently held a secret meeting with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in...

November 27, 2016 12:12 pm

After IDF Soldiers Take Fire, Israeli Airstrike Kills Four ISIS-Affiliated Militants in Golan Heights

An Israeli airstrike killed four Islamic State-affiliated militants in the Syrian Golan Heights on Sunday,...

December 2, 2016 4:19 pm

Senior Tehran Cleric Calls for ‘Retaliation’ After US Senate Backs Extension of Iran Sanctions Act

“Now is the time for retaliation,” a senior Iranian cleric told worshippers in Tehran on Friday, following the US Senate’s unanimous approval of a ten-year...

December 1, 2016 1:34 pm

New Israeli Ambassador to Turkey Arrives in Ankara Amid Efforts to Improve Relations

Israel's new ambassador to Turkey has arrived in Ankara as the two countries seek to mend relations that soured after a deadly Israeli naval raid...

December 1, 2016 1:31 pm

Iran Welcomes OPEC Deal That Cuts Oil Production, Raises Prices

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday welcomed an OPEC deal that cut the oil cartel’s output to push up crude prices. Speaking in a provincial meeting,...

November 30, 2016 3:57 pm

Former Top Israeli Official: Iran in Rush to Arm Terror Proxies Before Trump Takes Office

Iran is stepping up the speed at which it is arming its proxies in the region due to its fear that after Donald Trump assumes the...

November 30, 2016 10:52 am

Israeli Jets Strike Area Outside Damascus, Syrian Media Claims

Syrian state media say Israeli jets have fired two missiles from Lebanese airspace which struck outside Damascus. A military source told the Sana news agency that...

November 29, 2016 1:51 pm

Fatah Unanimously Re-Elects Mahmoud Abbas as Party Leader

JNS.org - Palestinian political party Fatah unanimously re-elected Mahmoud Abbas as its leader at the opening this week of its first leadership congress in more than...

November 29, 2016 12:11 pm

Iranian Vessel Aims Weapon at US Helicopter in Strait of Hormuz, Defense Officials Say

A small Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard vessel pointed its weapon at a U.S. military helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, two U.S. defense...

November 27, 2016 1:46 pm

Report: Syrian Dictator Assad, Hezbollah Chief Nasrallah Hold Secret Meeting in Tent on Lebanon Border

Syrian President Bashar Assad recently held a secret meeting with Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in a tent on the Syria-Lebanon border, a Beirut-based newspaper has...

November 27, 2016 12:12 pm

After IDF Soldiers Take Fire, Israeli Airstrike Kills Four ISIS-Affiliated Militants in Golan Heights

An Israeli airstrike killed four Islamic State-affiliated militants in the Syrian Golan Heights on Sunday, Israel’s military said, after its soldiers came under fire in...

November 26, 2016 9:30 am

American Serviceman Killed in First Casualty for US Forces in Syria Combat

The United States military suffered its first combat death in Syria on Thursday when a service member was killed in the northern part of the...

November 24, 2016 3:48 pm

Palestinians, Arab World Celebrate, Take Credit for Israeli Fires With #IsraelIsBurning Hashtag

As Israel battled tirelessly for the third day in a row to extinguish and contain dozens of fires that erupted between the center and the...

November 23, 2016 11:03 am

Iran’s Chief Mullah Threatens Retaliation Against US If Congress Extends Sanctions

Extending U.S. sanctions on Iran for 10 years would breach the Iranian nuclear agreement, Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei said on Wednesday, warning that Tehran...

November 22, 2016 1:54 pm

Israel’s UN Ambassador: Iran Using Commercial Airlines to Transport Arms to Hezbollah

JNS.org - Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon sent a letter on Monday to the UN Security Council revealing newly released intelligence indicating that...

November 21, 2016 4:29 pm

Report: Egypt Pressuring Aging Palestinian Authority President Abbas to Appoint Successor

Egypt is pressuring 81-year-old Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to appoint a successor, and the Arab League is pushing the Palestinians to mend their internal political...

Culture

Members of India’s ‘Lost Tribe’ of Jews Visit Auschwitz for the First Time

JNS.org - Members of India’s so-called “lost tribe” of Jews visited Auschwitz...

Features

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...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries

JNS.org -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...

World

Europe Police Reveal Which Nations ISIS Could Target Next

The Islamic State group is likely to carry out new attacks in the European Union in the near future, probably targeting countries that are members of the US-led coalition fighting...

Israel

Jewish Agency, Boston Philanthropies Distribute Aid to Haifa Fire Victims

JNS.org - The heads of the Jewish Agency and Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) visited Haifa Wednesday to distribute aid funds to victims of last week’s wildfires. “In these trying times, the...

Opinion

Note to Israelis: America Is Not Racist

Since Donald Trump won the US presidential election last month, Israelis have been engaged in a heated debate about how the victory of the billionaire businessman who gets into fights...

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