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Palestinian Authority: We Will ‘Cancel Recognition’ of Israel if US Embassy Moves to Jerusalem

JNS.org -- Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said he is considering "canceling [Palestinian] recognition of Israel" if US President-elect Donald Trump goes forward with moving America’s embassy...

January 17, 2017 6:28 am

Ahead of Trump Inauguration, Iran Says Nuclear Deal Will Not Be ‘Renegotiated’

Iran's deputy foreign minister says the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers "will not be renegotiated" ahead of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump taking office this week. In a press conference Sunday marking the...

Palestinian Authority Claims ‘Jewish Thieves’ Responsible for Kim Kardashian Robbery

JNS.org -- Official Palestinian Authority (PA) television has claimed that "Jewish thieves" were responsible for the Kim Kardashian jewelry heist, following media reports that 17 suspects had been arrested. PA program "Palestine This Morning" featured an interview Thursday...

Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul University in Battle to Seize City From ISIS Militants

Two Iraqi officers say Iraqi special forces have entered the Mosul University, a tactical achievement in battling Islamic State militants for control of the city. The officers say the troops entered the university grounds on Friday...

January 11, 2017 1:47 pm

Widow of Terrorist Who Committed Deadly Jerusalem Truck-Ramming Attack to Receive $760 Lifetime Monthly Allowance From Palestinian Authority

The widow of the terrorist who committed Sunday’s truck-ramming attack at the Haas Promenade in Jerusalem,...

January 10, 2017 11:02 am

Iran Approves Plans to Expand Military Spending, Develop Missile Program

Iranian lawmakers approved plans on Monday to expand military spending to five percent of the...

January 9, 2017 11:00 am

Egypt: 7 Policemen, 1 Civilian Killed in Sinai Bomb Attack

At least seven policemen and one civilian were killed in a bomb attack on a...

January 9, 2017 6:56 am

Former President Rafsanjani, ‘Founding Father’ of Current Iranian Regime, Dies at Age 82

JNS.org -- A former Iranian president and "founding father" of the current regime died suddenly at age...

January 9, 2017 6:13 am

Jordan, Palestinian Authority Warn Against US Embassy Relocation to Jerusalem

JNS.org - A top Jordanian government minister warned Thursday of “catastrophic” consequences if President-elect Donald Trump,...

January 17, 2017 6:28 am

Palestinian Authority: We Will ‘Cancel Recognition’ of Israel if US Embassy Moves to Jerusalem

JNS.org -- Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said he is considering "canceling [Palestinian] recognition of Israel" if US President-elect Donald Trump goes forward with moving America’s embassy in...

January 15, 2017 11:52 am

Ahead of Trump Inauguration, Iran Says Nuclear Deal Will Not Be ‘Renegotiated’

Iran's deputy foreign minister says the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers "will not be renegotiated" ahead of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump...

January 13, 2017 1:21 pm

Palestinian Authority Claims ‘Jewish Thieves’ Responsible for Kim Kardashian Robbery

JNS.org -- Official Palestinian Authority (PA) television has claimed that "Jewish thieves" were responsible for the Kim Kardashian jewelry heist, following media reports that 17 suspects...

January 13, 2017 11:39 am

Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul University in Battle to Seize City From ISIS Militants

Two Iraqi officers say Iraqi special forces have entered the Mosul University, a tactical achievement in battling Islamic State militants for control of the city. The...

January 11, 2017 1:47 pm

Widow of Terrorist Who Committed Deadly Jerusalem Truck-Ramming Attack to Receive $760 Lifetime Monthly Allowance From Palestinian Authority

The widow of the terrorist who committed Sunday’s truck-ramming attack at the Haas Promenade in Jerusalem, killing four Israeli soldiers and wounding another 15, will receive...

January 10, 2017 11:02 am

Iran Approves Plans to Expand Military Spending, Develop Missile Program

Iranian lawmakers approved plans on Monday to expand military spending to five percent of the budget, including developing the country's long-range missile program which U.S....

January 9, 2017 11:00 am

Egypt: 7 Policemen, 1 Civilian Killed in Sinai Bomb Attack

At least seven policemen and one civilian were killed in a bomb attack on a checkpoint in the northern Sinai city of al-Arish on Monday,...

January 9, 2017 6:56 am

Former President Rafsanjani, ‘Founding Father’ of Current Iranian Regime, Dies at Age 82

JNS.org -- A former Iranian president and "founding father" of the current regime died suddenly at age 82 Sunday. Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who served as president from 1989-1997,...

January 9, 2017 6:13 am

Jordan, Palestinian Authority Warn Against US Embassy Relocation to Jerusalem

JNS.org - A top Jordanian government minister warned Thursday of “catastrophic” consequences if President-elect Donald Trump, following his inauguration, relocates the US embassy in Israel from...

January 6, 2017 1:20 am

Lauding ‘Liberation’ of Aleppo as Major Defeat for United States, Top Iranian Commander Boasts Tehran’s ‘Self-Sufficiency’ in Production of Missiles, Aircraft

Lauding the recent “liberation” of Aleppo as a major defeat for the West in general and the United States in particular, the commander of the Islamic...

January 5, 2017 12:49 pm

Official Palestinian Media Cartoon Depicts Israeli Soldier Killing Santa Claus

JNS.org - In a bloody twist on the Christmas spirit, the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) official newspaper used Santa Claus to promote its libel against Israel...

January 5, 2017 10:52 am

Israel’s UN Ambassador Slams Denial of Jewish State in International Body’s School Books for Palestinian Refugees

JNS.org - Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon blasted the denial of Israel’s Jewish character in textbooks used by UN-operated Palestinian schools. According to...

January 4, 2017 10:57 am

PA Prime Minister: Steep Decline in Foreign Funding Causes Palestinian Budget Cuts

Foreign financial support to the Palestinian budget is running at about half the forecast level, the Palestinian prime minister told local media on Tuesday, meaning...

January 4, 2017 10:54 am

Syrian Ceasefire Falls Apart as Government Forces Advance Around Damascus, Rebels Threaten to Suspend Peace Talks

A Syrian ceasefire backed by Russia and Turkey is crumbling five days after it began, with government forces pushing offensives around Damascus and rebels threatening...

Culture

The Christian, Nebraskan Roots of the Modern Jewish Arbor Day

JNS.org - It’s a little-known quirk of timing and history that the transformation of Tu B’Shvat, which falls on February 11...

Features

Donald Trump Should Buy a Suit From This Holocaust Survivor

Although it seems trivial to critique the clothing of a politician, GQ, Stephen Colbert and even a tailor from London all recently commented on President Donald Trump's...

US-Israel Cybersecurity Ties Grow as Common Enemies Take Battle Online

JNS.org -- New legislation brokering American-Israeli collaboration in cybersecurity has further cemented the Jewish...

In Surprise Discovery, Israeli Archaeologists Uncover 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave

JNS.org - In a surprise discovery, Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a 12th cave that...

World

Jewish Group Calls on Canadian Government to ‘Finally Get Serious Abo...

The Canadian government must “finally get serious about addressing antisemitism,” the CEO of the country’s branch of a prominent Jewish...

Israel

Israeli Foreign Ministry Launches ‘Soft Diplomacy’ Initiative t...

As part of its “soft public diplomacy” efforts, the Israeli Foreign Ministry embarked this week on a new program to...

Opinion

Trump Is Right: The Palestinians Must Earn a Two-State Solution

President Trump raised eyebrows when he mentioned the possibility of a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The context was ambiguous, and no one can know for sure what message...

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