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Pentagon: US Policy Toward Fighting Islamic State in Syria Unchanged

The US military policy toward fighting Islamic State militants in Syria remains the same following discussions with President Donald Trump this week and the military has...

April 6, 2018 10:00 am

Israeli Official: Countering Iran Must Be Done in Syria First

Israel is determined to “prevent Iran from basing itself militarily in Syria,” the director of the Jewish state’s Intelligence Ministry said in an interview this week. Speaking with The Cipher Brief, Chagai Tzuriel said, “If they...

Hamas Leadership Mired in Infighting as Gaza-Israel Tension Mounts

JNS.org - Senior Palestinian sources in the Gaza Strip and Ramallah said Tuesday that Hamas is plagued with infighting, which in turn could affect its decision-making process and policies, especially with respect to its conflict with...

Jordan Blasts Israel for Letting Jews Pray at Temple Mount

JNS.org - The government of King Abdullah Hussein of Jordan has filed an official complaint with Israel’s Foreign Ministry for allowing members of the Jewish faith to utter Jewish prayers outside the entrance to the Temple...

April 5, 2018 10:27 am

Saudi Arabia’s First New Cinema in Decades to Open April 18

Saudi Arabia's first cinema in more than 35 years will open on April 18 in...

April 5, 2018 10:22 am

‘Letters From Baghdad’ Shows Iraq Through Eyes of British Female Explorer and Spy Who Shaped It

"Letters from Baghdad," a documentary on Gertrude Bell, the British writer, explorer, spy and political...

April 4, 2018 2:57 pm

Trump Agrees to Keep US Troops in Syria a ‘Little Longer,’ but Wants Out

President Donald Trump agreed in a National Security Council meeting this week to keep US...

April 4, 2018 2:32 pm

Iran’s Khamenei: Negotiating With Israel Would Be Big Mistake

Any move to negotiate with Israel would be an "unforgivable mistake," Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei...

April 4, 2018 10:39 am

Egypt Police Raid Website Office, Arrest Three Journalists

Egyptian police raided the office of a news website late on Tuesday and arrested its...

April 6, 2018 10:00 am

Pentagon: US Policy Toward Fighting Islamic State in Syria Unchanged

The US military policy toward fighting Islamic State militants in Syria remains the same following discussions with President Donald Trump this week and the military has not...

April 5, 2018 2:52 pm

Israeli Official: Countering Iran Must Be Done in Syria First

Israel is determined to “prevent Iran from basing itself militarily in Syria,” the director of the Jewish state’s Intelligence Ministry said in an interview this...

April 5, 2018 11:34 am

Hamas Leadership Mired in Infighting as Gaza-Israel Tension Mounts

JNS.org - Senior Palestinian sources in the Gaza Strip and Ramallah said Tuesday that Hamas is plagued with infighting, which in turn could affect its decision-making...

April 5, 2018 11:12 am

Jordan Blasts Israel for Letting Jews Pray at Temple Mount

JNS.org - The government of King Abdullah Hussein of Jordan has filed an official complaint with Israel’s Foreign Ministry for allowing members of the Jewish faith...

April 5, 2018 10:27 am

Saudi Arabia’s First New Cinema in Decades to Open April 18

Saudi Arabia's first cinema in more than 35 years will open on April 18 in Riyadh, the capital, the authorities said on Wednesday after agreeing...

April 5, 2018 10:22 am

‘Letters From Baghdad’ Shows Iraq Through Eyes of British Female Explorer and Spy Who Shaped It

"Letters from Baghdad," a documentary on Gertrude Bell, the British writer, explorer, spy and political officer who helped shape modern Iraq, had its first screening...

April 4, 2018 2:57 pm

Trump Agrees to Keep US Troops in Syria a ‘Little Longer,’ but Wants Out

President Donald Trump agreed in a National Security Council meeting this week to keep US troops in Syria a little longer to defeat Islamic State but wants...

April 4, 2018 2:32 pm

Iran’s Khamenei: Negotiating With Israel Would Be Big Mistake

Any move to negotiate with Israel would be an "unforgivable mistake," Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday, after Saudi Arabia's crown prince said Israelis...

April 4, 2018 10:39 am

Egypt Police Raid Website Office, Arrest Three Journalists

Egyptian police raided the office of a news website late on Tuesday and arrested its editor-in-chief, according to three of its journalists, including its managing...

April 4, 2018 10:28 am

As Tensions With Turkey Rise, Minister Calls for Israel to Recognize Armenian Genocide

JNS.org - With tensions between Israel and Turkey on the rise, Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan has called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to recognize the...

April 4, 2018 10:27 am

Saudi Arabia Expects No Oil Supply Impact From Houthi Tanker Attack

An attack on a Saudi tanker by Yemen's Houthi would not hit oil supplies, the Saudi energy minister said on Wednesday, after the Iran-allied group...

April 4, 2018 8:34 am

Turkish, Iranian Leaders Meet Ahead of Syria Summit With Russia

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held talks in Ankara on Wednesday with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan ahead of a three-way summit with Russia on...

April 3, 2018 4:17 pm

Top Israeli Official: We Welcome ‘Forging of a Common Front in the Middle East Against Iran’

The Jewish state welcomes the “forging of a common front in the Middle East against Iran,” a top Israeli official said in a radio interview...

April 3, 2018 10:34 am

Saudi Law Punishes Snooping Through Spouse’s Phone With Jail

Spying on your spouse's phone in Saudi Arabia now carries a hefty fine and up to a year in prison, under a new law that...

Features

Putting the Zionism Back Into Religious Zionism for Israel’s 70th

JNS.org - To celebrate Israel’s 70th anniversary, World Mizrachi -- a movement that prepares the next...

New Book Examines History of Jewish Baseball Cards

If you think that Sandy Koufax and Hank Greenberg are among only a handful of Jewish baseball players, you might want...

Abbas Advisor: Hamas Is Sending Civilians in Gaza to Die for Media Coverage

Mahmoud Abbas’ senior advisor has accused Hamas of intentionally sending Palestinians in Gaza...

World

‘Fake History:’ Former ADL Chief Abraham Foxman Slams Polish Pr...

One of America's most storied campaigners against antisemitism and racial hatred slammed Polish President Andrzej Duda on Thursday for espousing "fake history,"...

Israel

Israeli PM Netanyahu: At Least Six States Considering Moving Embassies to J...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that "at least half a dozen" countries were considering moving their embassies...

Opinion

The US and Its Allies Bombed Syria. Now What?

JNS.org - The US bombing of Syria could resurrect America’s posture of deterrence and evolve into a geostrategic game-changer in Syria, the Middle East, and throughout the globe. That’s provided that...

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