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Report: Under Heavy Security, Israel’s UN Envoy Makes Secret Three-Day Visit to Dubai

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon made a secret three-day visit to Dubai this week, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Thursday. Danon, the report...

November 4, 2016 3:52 pm

Turkey Shuts Down Social Media Use After Arrest of Pro-Kurdish Leaders

Internet users in Turkey were on Friday experiencing severe difficulties accessing social media after the country was plunged into new turbulence by the detention of its main pro-Kurdish leaders, correspondents and a watchdog said. The messaging...

ISIS Releases Audiotape of Leader Al-Baghdadi Ordering Iraqis to Defend Mosul Against Army

The Islamic State (IS) group has released an audiotape which it says is from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ordering Iraqis to defend the city of Mosul against the Iraqi army. The recording has not been...

Lebanon’s Newly Elected Pro-Hezbollah President Vows to ‘Liberate Our Lands From Israeli Occupation’

JNS.org - Lebanon's newly elected president, an ally of the Hezbollah terrorist organization, vowed in his inaugural address to “liberate what is left of our lands from the Israeli occupation.” Michael Aoun, 81, a retired general who fought in the Lebanese...

October 31, 2016 9:54 am

Iraqi Troops Resume Suspended Advance Toward ISIS-Held Mosul

Iraqi troops resumed on Monday a coordinated offensive towards Mosul, the last major city held...

October 31, 2016 9:46 am

Turkish Police Detain Staff Members of Opposition Newspaper in Post-Coup Crackdown

Turkish police have detained the editor and several writers of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet amid a...

October 30, 2016 2:23 pm

Israel Calls on Google, Apple to Remove ‘False, Aggressive’ Gaza Game App Encouraging Violence Against IDF Soldiers

Israel's minister of public security, strategic affairs and information -- who has been leading the...

October 30, 2016 2:11 pm

Mideast Analysts: Imminent Election of Hezbollah Ally as Lebanese President to Benefit Iran

The expected election on Monday of a Hezbollah ally as the next president of Lebanon...

October 30, 2016 6:15 am

Shi’ite Militias, Backed by Iran, Join Fight Against ISIS

Iraqi Shi'ite militias backed by Iran said on Friday they would soon join the fight...

November 4, 2016 3:52 pm

Report: Under Heavy Security, Israel’s UN Envoy Makes Secret Three-Day Visit to Dubai

Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon made a secret three-day visit to Dubai this week, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Thursday. Danon, the report said,...

November 4, 2016 7:39 am

Turkey Shuts Down Social Media Use After Arrest of Pro-Kurdish Leaders

Internet users in Turkey were on Friday experiencing severe difficulties accessing social media after the country was plunged into new turbulence by the detention of...

November 3, 2016 9:49 am

ISIS Releases Audiotape of Leader Al-Baghdadi Ordering Iraqis to Defend Mosul Against Army

The Islamic State (IS) group has released an audiotape which it says is from its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ordering Iraqis to defend the city...

October 31, 2016 1:36 pm

Lebanon’s Newly Elected Pro-Hezbollah President Vows to ‘Liberate Our Lands From Israeli Occupation’

JNS.org - Lebanon's newly elected president, an ally of the Hezbollah terrorist organization, vowed in his inaugural address to “liberate what is left of our lands from the Israeli...

October 31, 2016 9:54 am

Iraqi Troops Resume Suspended Advance Toward ISIS-Held Mosul

Iraqi troops resumed on Monday a coordinated offensive towards Mosul, the last major city held by Islamic State, targeting the eastern bank of the Tigris...

October 31, 2016 9:46 am

Turkish Police Detain Staff Members of Opposition Newspaper in Post-Coup Crackdown

Turkish police have detained the editor and several writers of opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet amid a crackdown on media after the failed July coup. The journalists are...

October 30, 2016 2:23 pm

Israel Calls on Google, Apple to Remove ‘False, Aggressive’ Gaza Game App Encouraging Violence Against IDF Soldiers

Israel's minister of public security, strategic affairs and information -- who has been leading the government's battle against incitement on social media -- demanded that...

October 30, 2016 2:11 pm

Mideast Analysts: Imminent Election of Hezbollah Ally as Lebanese President to Benefit Iran

The expected election on Monday of a Hezbollah ally as the next president of Lebanon will benefit Iran, two Mideast experts wrote on Friday. In an...

October 30, 2016 6:15 am

Shi’ite Militias, Backed by Iran, Join Fight Against ISIS

Iraqi Shi'ite militias backed by Iran said on Friday they would soon join the fight against Islamic State on a new front west of Mosul,...

October 28, 2016 9:39 am

UN Says ISIS Using Hostages as Human Shields in Mosul

Islamic State fighters have taken “tens of thousands” of men, women and children hostage in the city of Mosul, and executed at least 232 people...

October 27, 2016 10:04 am

Arab States Pressuring PA President Abbas to Resolve Internal Palestinian Divisions

Saudi Arabia, Egypt and other Arab states are piling pressure on Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to resolve divisions in his Fatah party and with the rival Hamas...

October 27, 2016 9:58 am

Iraqi Army Tries to Reach Town South of Mosul, as ISIS Executes Dozens

The Iraqi army was trying on Thursday to reach a town south of Mosul where Islamic State has reportedly executed dozens to deter the population...

October 26, 2016 3:02 pm

Top Iranian Commander Calls on Country’s Tech Experts to Develop Radar-Evading Missiles

A top Iranian military commander called on his country’s science-and-technology experts to develop a radar-evading device for locally-produced missiles, the Tehran regime's semi-official news agency...

October 26, 2016 10:41 am

Iran Announces Development of ‘Suicide Drone’ to Attack Land, Sea Targets

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said on Wednesday they had developed a "suicide drone" capable of delivering explosives to blow up targets at sea and on...

Culture

Members of India’s ‘Lost Tribe’ of Jews Visit Auschwitz for the First Time

JNS.org - Members of India’s so-called “lost tribe” of Jews visited Auschwitz...

Features

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...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

Baptist Pastor Unearths His Father’s Holocaust Heroism in Wartime Diaries

JNS.org -- Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds never spoke about his experiences as a prisoner...

World

Europe Police Reveal Which Nations ISIS Could Target Next

The Islamic State group is likely to carry out new attacks in the European Union in the near future, probably targeting countries that are members of the US-led coalition fighting...

Israel

Jewish Agency, Boston Philanthropies Distribute Aid to Haifa Fire Victims

JNS.org - The heads of the Jewish Agency and Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) visited Haifa Wednesday to distribute aid funds to victims of last week’s wildfires. “In these trying times, the...

Opinion

Note to Israelis: America Is Not Racist

Since Donald Trump won the US presidential election last month, Israelis have been engaged in a heated debate about how the victory of the billionaire businessman who gets into fights...

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