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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...

November 30, 2016 10:52 am

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 seven years. The re-election of the 81-year-old Abbas, who also serves...

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 officials told Reuters on Monday, an action they described as...

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 reported. According to the unconfirmed report -- published by the pro-Assad...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

November 21, 2016 3:12 pm

Israel’s Coordinator of Gov’t Activities in West Bank, Gaza to Hold First-Ever Live Facebook Chat in Arabic to Answer Palestinians’ Questions

The head of Israel’s office of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) will hold his first-ever live online chat in Arabic on...

November 21, 2016 2:32 pm

Political Analysts: Egypt-Israel Relations at ‘Highest Level in History’

Egyptian-Israeli relations are at their “highest level in history,” a Jerusalem-based senior analyst for an international research organization told Al Jazeera on Sunday. Nathan Thrall, from...

November 21, 2016 10:14 am

Egypt Foils Attempts to Assassinate President El-Sisi

Cairo’s prosecutor general said in a statement on Sunday that the country’s President al-Sisi had faced two previous assassination attempts: one in Saudi Arabia and...

November 20, 2016 11:18 am

Egyptian President El-Sisi Praises Trump, Expects Greater Mideast Engagement From Incoming US Administration

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi praised US President-elect Donald Trump and said he expected greater engagement in the Middle East from his administration, in an...

Culture

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron (REVIEW)

The Rise of the Israeli Right: From Odessa to Hebron, By Colin Shindler, Cambridge University Press, New York, 2015, 411 pp. Finally, the student of...

‘Jewish Oscars’ Raises Over $500,000 for Special IDF Brigade

A glamorous New York City event hosted by a non-profit organization on Saturday...

Features

Captain of Communication: IDF Vet Turned Entrepreneur Optimizes Email Usage

JNS.org -- As a former Israel Defense Forces elite special forces captain, Haim Senior...

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

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...

World

Son of ‘Sopranos’ Co-Star Arrested for Vandalizing SUNY Dorm Wi...

The son of actor Michael Imperioli, who played Christopher Moltisanti on HBO's mega-hit series “The Sopranos," was arrested on Wednesday...

Israel

Report: With Iran as Top Priority, Israeli Delegation Meets With Trump Team...

A delegation of Israeli officials traveled to the US this week and met with members of US President-elect Donald Trump’s...

Opinion

How the Grinch Stole Hanukkah

  A Hanukkah party co-hosted by the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the Embassy of Azerbaijan next Wednesday is causing a stir among left-wing Jews. One might have...

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