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UN Ambassador Haley Highlights Iranian Military Backing for Hamas as IAEA Rebuffs US Demands for Nuclear Inspections

Iran's admission that it is providing military and financial support to the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas is a potential violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231...

August 31, 2017 5:39 pm

Israeli Ambassador Denied Return to Amman as Jordan Ties Remain Frozen

JNS.org - More than a month after an Israeli embassy security guard who was stabbed by a Jordanian national returned to the Jewish state after a tense diplomatic standoff, Israel’s Ambassador to Jordan Einat Shlain and...

New Defense Minister Signals Iranian Commitment to Regional Expansionism, Israeli Analyst Says

The appointment of Brig Gen. Amir Hatami as Iran's defense minister is a key indication of the Tehran regime's resolve to export its Islamist revolution, a leading Israeli security analyst said on Wednesday. In a briefing published by the...

Iraqi Prime Minister Declares Key City Is ‘Liberated’ From ISIS

Iraqi forces have seized the strategically important city of Tal Afar from ISIS, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Thursday. A US-backed operation to retake the northwestern city, captured by the extremists on June 16, 2014, began 10...

August 30, 2017 5:02 pm

Israel’s UN Ambassador Declares ‘Important Victory’ at Security Council in Fight Against Hezbollah

The Jewish state's ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, hailed "an important victory for Israel"...

August 30, 2017 11:14 am

Israel’s Ambassador to Egypt Returns to Post After Nine-Month Hiatus

JNS.org - Israeli Ambassador to Egypt David Govrin is back at his post in Cairo following...

August 30, 2017 11:01 am

Iran Rejects US Demands for Inspection of Military Sites by UN Nuclear Watchdog

Iran on Tuesday dismissed US demands for the inspection of Iranian military sites by the...

August 29, 2017 11:47 am

Hamas Leader Says Relations With Iran ‘Fantastic,’ Vows to Liberate ‘Palestine’

JNS.org - Yahya Sinwar, the Hamas terror group’s recently elected political leader in Gaza, said on...

August 28, 2017 2:28 pm

In Meeting With Kushner, Abbas Defiantly Vows to Continue PA Terror Payments Policy, Palestinian Newspaper Reports

A leading Palestinian newspaper published an account on Monday of a tense encounter between Palestinian Authority...

August 31, 2017 5:39 pm

UN Ambassador Haley Highlights Iranian Military Backing for Hamas as IAEA Rebuffs US Demands for Nuclear Inspections

Iran's admission that it is providing military and financial support to the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas is a potential violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231 –...

August 31, 2017 1:21 pm

Israeli Ambassador Denied Return to Amman as Jordan Ties Remain Frozen

JNS.org - More than a month after an Israeli embassy security guard who was stabbed by a Jordanian national returned to the Jewish state after a...

August 31, 2017 12:58 pm

New Defense Minister Signals Iranian Commitment to Regional Expansionism, Israeli Analyst Says

The appointment of Brig Gen. Amir Hatami as Iran's defense minister is a key indication of the Tehran regime's resolve to export its Islamist revolution, a leading Israeli...

August 31, 2017 10:13 am

Iraqi Prime Minister Declares Key City Is ‘Liberated’ From ISIS

Iraqi forces have seized the strategically important city of Tal Afar from ISIS, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Thursday. A US-backed operation to retake the northwestern...

August 30, 2017 5:02 pm

Israel’s UN Ambassador Declares ‘Important Victory’ at Security Council in Fight Against Hezbollah

The Jewish state's ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, hailed "an important victory for Israel" at the Security Council on Thursday. Following the annual renewal of...

August 30, 2017 11:14 am

Israel’s Ambassador to Egypt Returns to Post After Nine-Month Hiatus

JNS.org - Israeli Ambassador to Egypt David Govrin is back at his post in Cairo following a nearly nine-month hiatus after being pulled out due to...

August 30, 2017 11:01 am

Iran Rejects US Demands for Inspection of Military Sites by UN Nuclear Watchdog

Iran on Tuesday dismissed US demands for the inspection of Iranian military sites by the UN nuclear watchdog, shrugging off a request by America’s ambassador...

August 29, 2017 11:47 am

Hamas Leader Says Relations With Iran ‘Fantastic,’ Vows to Liberate ‘Palestine’

JNS.org - Yahya Sinwar, the Hamas terror group’s recently elected political leader in Gaza, said on Monday that his organization has fully restored relations with Iran...

August 28, 2017 2:28 pm

In Meeting With Kushner, Abbas Defiantly Vows to Continue PA Terror Payments Policy, Palestinian Newspaper Reports

A leading Palestinian newspaper published an account on Monday of a tense encounter between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and US President Donald Trump's senior adviser...

August 28, 2017 10:40 am

Iraq’s Military Reclaims City From ISIS as Terrorist Group Rapidly Collapses

Iraq’s military fully reclaimed this northern city from the Islamic State on Sunday in a rapid campaign that defied expectations that the extremist group would...

August 25, 2017 10:52 am

Raed Salah, Leader of Outlawed Islamic Movement, Indicted for Incitement

JNS.org - Israeli prosecutors on Thursday indicted a controversial Islamic cleric on incitement to terror for the praising of three Israeli Arab terrorists. Sheikh Raed Salah, a...

August 25, 2017 9:41 am

Iranian Drones Pose Threat to US Navy Ships in Persian Gulf

High above the Persian Gulf, an Iranian drone crosses the path of American fighter jets lining up to land on the USS Nimitz. The drone buzzes...

August 24, 2017 8:35 pm

Iran Protests to UN Nuclear Agency as US Ambassador Haley Presses for Extra Scrutiny of Nuclear-Related Activities

The shaky nuclear deal agreed between Iran and six world powers in July 2015 endured another jab on Thursday, as Iran threatened to renege on its...

August 24, 2017 5:13 pm

Amnesty International Blasts PA and Hamas for Persecution of Journalists

Amnesty International has accused both the Palestinian Authority and Hamas of "presiding over a chilling campaign designed to silence dissent, intimidate journalists and breach the...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But in her new book, Julius Rosenwald: Repairing...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

Jews Cast Weary Eye on German Election Results, With Strong Showing of Far-...

As expected, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was reelected on Sunday to a fourth term in office in her country’s federal...

Israel

‘The Jewish People Know What It Is to Struggle for an Independent Hom...

As five million Kurds in northern Iraq prepare for Monday's historic referendum on independence, Israelis from across the political spectrum...

Opinion

Alan Dershowitz: Valerie Plame Knew Exactly What She Was Tweeting

Valerie Plame had to know what she was tweeting. Plame re-tweeted a virulently antisemitic article by a well-known bigot, which she characterized as “thoughtful.” Now she's trying to make excuses,...

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