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Author of New Study of Palestinian Textbooks in UNRWA Schools: Attitude Toward Israel and Jews Has Gotten Worse

Anti-Israel and anti-Jewish bias in textbooks used by Palestinian students in United Nations Relief and Works Agency-run schools in the West Bank and Gaza...

September 28, 2017 4:28 pm

Iraq Suspends All International Flights to Kurdish Capital Erbil in Response to Independence Referendum

All international flights to and from Irbil in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq are to be suspended from Friday, an airport official has said. The order from Iraq's central government adds to pressure to cancel the...

Iraqi Kurdish Leader Says Independence Referendum Approved

JNS.org - The leader of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq, Masoud Barzani, announced on Tuesday that the Kurds have voted “yes” in their independence referendum. In a televised address, Barzani called on Iraq’s central government to...

Saudi Arabia Lifts Driving Ban for Women, Effective June 2018

Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it would allow women to drive, ending a longstanding policy that has become a global symbol of the oppression of women in the ultraconservative kingdom. The change, which will take...

September 26, 2017 3:10 pm
September 26, 2017 11:54 am

Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Movement Praises Har Adar Terrorist as ‘Martyr’

The ruling Fatah movement in the Palestinian Authority rushed on Tuesday to praise Nimer Mahmoud Ahmed Jamal...

September 25, 2017 4:02 pm

Saudi Newspaper: ‘No Lasting Peace Can Exclude Hamas and its Supporters’

Despite an all-time low in relations between the Riyadh government and the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas,...

September 25, 2017 2:24 pm

PA to Hold Cabinet Meeting in Gaza, Solidifying Unity Government With Hamas

JNS.org - The Palestinian Authority (PA) will hold a cabinet meeting in the Gaza Strip next...

September 25, 2017 11:13 am

Iraqi Kurds Vote in Independence Referendum

JNS.org - The Kurdish region of Iraq commenced a historic referendum on Monday, allowing some...

September 28, 2017 4:28 pm

Author of New Study of Palestinian Textbooks in UNRWA Schools: Attitude Toward Israel and Jews Has Gotten Worse

Anti-Israel and anti-Jewish bias in textbooks used by Palestinian students in United Nations Relief and Works Agency-run schools in the West Bank and Gaza Strip...

September 28, 2017 10:16 am

Iraq Suspends All International Flights to Kurdish Capital Erbil in Response to Independence Referendum

All international flights to and from Irbil in the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) of Iraq are to be suspended from Friday, an airport official has...

September 27, 2017 11:08 am

Iraqi Kurdish Leader Says Independence Referendum Approved

JNS.org - The leader of the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq, Masoud Barzani, announced on Tuesday that the Kurds have voted “yes” in their independence referendum. In...

September 27, 2017 9:18 am

Saudi Arabia Lifts Driving Ban for Women, Effective June 2018

Saudi Arabia announced on Tuesday that it would allow women to drive, ending a longstanding policy that has become a global symbol of the oppression...

September 26, 2017 3:10 pm

Turkish, Iranian and Iraqi Leaders Decry Kurdish Independence Vote as Creation of ‘Second Israel,’ Warn ‘Waving Israeli Flags Won’t Save You’

The anti-Kurdish alliance of Turkey, Iran and Iraq has stepped up its accusation that Monday's referendum on independence -- in which more than 90 percent...

September 26, 2017 11:54 am

Palestinian Leader Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Movement Praises Har Adar Terrorist as ‘Martyr’

The ruling Fatah movement in the Palestinian Authority rushed on Tuesday to praise Nimer Mahmoud Ahmed Jamal -- the terrorist who murdered three Israelis in the West...

September 25, 2017 4:02 pm

Saudi Newspaper: ‘No Lasting Peace Can Exclude Hamas and its Supporters’

Despite an all-time low in relations between the Riyadh government and the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas, a leading Saudi newspaper has offered a cautious welcome to...

September 25, 2017 2:24 pm

PA to Hold Cabinet Meeting in Gaza, Solidifying Unity Government With Hamas

JNS.org - The Palestinian Authority (PA) will hold a cabinet meeting in the Gaza Strip next week, for the first time in two years, after the...

September 25, 2017 11:13 am

Iraqi Kurds Vote in Independence Referendum

JNS.org - The Kurdish region of Iraq commenced a historic referendum on Monday, allowing some five million Iraqi Kurds to vote on the creation of...

September 25, 2017 10:12 am

Iran Publicly Displays Russian-Made S-300 Air Defense System in Tehran

Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard has displayed the country’s sophisticated Russian-made S-300 air defense system in central Tehran. This is the first time that the S-300 air...

September 24, 2017 11:04 am

Syria to Top Agenda During Russian Defense Minister’s First Visit to Israel Next Month

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will visit the Jewish state in October and meet with his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman, Russian and Israeli media outlets...

September 24, 2017 9:19 am

US Warns of Possible Unrest During Kurdish Independence Referendum

The US embassy in Iraq cautioned its citizens that there may be unrest during a referendum on independence planned by the Kurdish authorities in northern...

September 23, 2017 11:00 am

Iran-Sponsored Hackers Said to Be Targeting Companies in US, Middle East, Asia

A private cybersecurity firm has identified what it says is a hacking group sponsored by the Iranian government that has targeted organizations in the U.S.,...

September 22, 2017 9:56 am

Abbas Tells Trump Israel-Palestinian Peace Deal Can Be Reached This Year

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told US President Donald Trump Wednesday a peace deal between Israel and the Palestinians can be reached this year, adding it...

Features

Experts Say Iran’s Nuclear Weapons Quest Will Persist, Despite US Moves

JNS.org - Iran is unlikely to halt its drive toward nuclear weapons and ballistic...

New French Jewish Leader Brings Hope of Change to UNESCO

JNS.org - The election of the first Jewish director-general of UNESCO -- French politician Audrey Azoulay -- is raising hopes that she might return the organization...

Israeli Program Helps Aspiring High-Tech Entrepreneurs

JNS.org - As a teenager, Asher Dale created a phone application called “Three Good Things -- A Happiness Journal.” The app sends...

World

In Upcoming Book, Controversial Rutgers Professor Accuses Israel of Sparing...

A professor with a history of supporting terrorism against Israelis is publishing a new book accusing the Jewish state of...

Israel

Israel Condemns ‘Severe Terrorist Attack’ That Killed 16 Egyptian Polic...

JNS.org - Israel condemned on Saturday night a terror attack in Egypt’s Giza province that killed at least 16 Egyptian policemen, in...

Opinion

Israeli Government Cultivates Allies at First Christian Media Summit

JNS.org - Recognizing that it's easier to communicate with journalists who are prone to be supporters of Israel than those with a perceived anti-Israel bias, the Israeli government recently offered Christian media professionals a crash course in the...

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