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Israeli Journalist Embedded With Iraqi Forces Fighting ISIS Reports From Mosul Front Lines

An Israeli reporter recently traveled to the Fertile Crescent and documented first-hand the ongoing battle between the Iraqi military and ISIS for control of...

February 21, 2017 4:08 pm

Egyptian, Jordanian Leaders Urge Not to ‘Give Up’ on Two-State Solution

JNS.org - Jordanian and Egyptian leadership reaffirmed their support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinan conflict at a meeting in Cairo on Tuesday. Jordan’s King Abdullah and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi "discussed future movements...

Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei Trashes Israel at Conference Supporting Palestinians

Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday used the podium of a pro-Palestinian gathering in Tehran to lash out at Israel, calling the Jewish state a "fake" nation in a "dirty chapter" of history. The remarks by Ayatollah...

Egyptian Presidential Spokesman: Report of El-Sisi’s Part in Clandestine Peace Summit in Jordan Last Year Includes ‘False Information’

A spokesman for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi railed against a report in the Israeli media about his country's part in a clandestine Mideast peace summit in Jordan last year, hosted by King Abdullah II...

February 20, 2017 10:58 am

Saudi Arabia, Israel Unite Against Iran as US Seeks to Impose New Sanctions

Saudi Arabia and Israel both called on Sunday for a new push against Iran, signaling...

February 20, 2017 9:03 am

ISIS Proxy in Sinai Fires 2 Rockets at Southern Israel

JNS.org - Two rockets fired from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula hit southern Israel Monday morning. The...

February 19, 2017 2:11 pm

Israel’s UN Envoy Calls on Security Council to ‘Publicly Condemn’ Hezbollah Chief’s Threat Against Vital Infrastructure Sites in Jewish State

The United Nations Security Council must “publicly condemn” Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s recent threat to...

February 19, 2017 12:12 pm

Israeli Defense Minister: Middle East Dividing Line Is Extremists vs. Moderates, Not Judaism vs. Islam

With the support it provides to terrorist groups, Iran is "undermining the stability of the...

February 19, 2017 11:18 am

Report: Hezbollah Has Acquired Advanced Russian-Made Yakhnot Missiles

The Lebanese Iranian-backed Hezbollah militant group has obtained at least eight Russian-made anti-ship Yakhnot missiles,...

February 21, 2017 4:08 pm

Israeli Journalist Embedded With Iraqi Forces Fighting ISIS Reports From Mosul Front Lines

An Israeli reporter recently traveled to the Fertile Crescent and documented first-hand the ongoing battle between the Iraqi military and ISIS for control of the...

February 21, 2017 3:19 pm

Egyptian, Jordanian Leaders Urge Not to ‘Give Up’ on Two-State Solution

JNS.org - Jordanian and Egyptian leadership reaffirmed their support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinan conflict at a meeting in Cairo on Tuesday. Jordan’s King...

February 21, 2017 1:19 pm

Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei Trashes Israel at Conference Supporting Palestinians

Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday used the podium of a pro-Palestinian gathering in Tehran to lash out at Israel, calling the Jewish state a "fake"...

February 20, 2017 3:55 pm

Egyptian Presidential Spokesman: Report of El-Sisi’s Part in Clandestine Peace Summit in Jordan Last Year Includes ‘False Information’

A spokesman for Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi railed against a report in the Israeli media about his country's part in a clandestine Mideast peace...

February 20, 2017 10:58 am

Saudi Arabia, Israel Unite Against Iran as US Seeks to Impose New Sanctions

Saudi Arabia and Israel both called on Sunday for a new push against Iran, signaling a growing alignment in their interests, while U.S. lawmakers promised...

February 20, 2017 9:03 am

ISIS Proxy in Sinai Fires 2 Rockets at Southern Israel

JNS.org - Two rockets fired from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula hit southern Israel Monday morning. The projectiles exploded in open areas in the northwestern Negev’s Eshkol...

February 19, 2017 2:11 pm

Israel’s UN Envoy Calls on Security Council to ‘Publicly Condemn’ Hezbollah Chief’s Threat Against Vital Infrastructure Sites in Jewish State

The United Nations Security Council must “publicly condemn” Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah’s recent threat to strike vital infrastructure sites in Israel in a future war,...

February 19, 2017 12:12 pm

Israeli Defense Minister: Middle East Dividing Line Is Extremists vs. Moderates, Not Judaism vs. Islam

With the support it provides to terrorist groups, Iran is "undermining the stability of the entire region,” Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Sunday...

February 19, 2017 11:18 am

Report: Hezbollah Has Acquired Advanced Russian-Made Yakhnot Missiles

The Lebanese Iranian-backed Hezbollah militant group has obtained at least eight Russian-made anti-ship Yakhnot missiles, the Hebrew Media outlet Yedioth Ahronoth reported Sunday. The missiles, which...

February 17, 2017 2:47 pm

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah Boasts About Hitting Israel’s Nuclear Facilities

JNS.org - Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah boasted Thursday about being able to target Israel’s nuclear facilities. "Israel knows we can turn the reactor in Dimona [in Israel's Negev...

February 17, 2017 12:32 pm

Iran’s Rouhani Under Fire for Muted Response to Trump’s Travel Ban

When the United States suddenly issued a ban on entry by nationals from Iran and six other countries, sending the world’s airports into chaos, Iranian...

February 17, 2017 12:29 pm

Hezbollah Seeing Continued Battleground Success in Syrian Civil War

As Syrian forces closed in on the last opposition strongholds in Aleppo, a rebel commander braced himself for the worst scenario: fighters from Hezbollah, the...

February 16, 2017 1:07 pm

Think Tank: Iran Continues to Call for Israel’s Destruction, Despite Nuclear Deal

JNS.org - Iran’s leadership has continued to call for Israel’s destruction since the nuclear deal with world powers was forged in July 2015, according to a...

February 16, 2017 11:24 am

Revolutionary Guards Defeat US Navy in New Animated Film Soon to Open in Iran

A full-length animated film depicting an armed confrontation between Iran's Revolutionary Guards and the U.S. Navy is soon to open in Iranian cinemas, amid rising...

Culture

Israeli President Rivlin Witnesses Jewish State’s Technology in Action in Vietnam

JNS.org- Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week visited the Southeast Asian nation of Vietnam,...

Hundreds of Liquor Bottles Belonging to WWI-Era British Troops Unearthed in Israel

JNS.org - Among several other discoveries, hundreds of liquor bottles belonging to British soldiers from...

Israeli Music Icon Idan Raichel Jams With Students at Chicago Cultural Center

Israeli music icon Idan Raichel turned what was supposed to be a lesson...

Features

As Recreational Use Clears Hurdle, Medical Cannabis Rides High in Israel

JNS.org - Beyond the scent of cannabis drifting through the venue, there was an extra...

‘Jesus’s Tomb’ Shrine Unveiled After Painstaking Restoration Efforts in Jerusalem

JNS.org - After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that...

Hezbollah Uses Terror Recruitment to Threaten Israel

JNS.org - When it comes to the threat posed by Hezbollah, Israelis often worry about rocket attacks or other conventional arms. But...

World

Bipartisan Legislation Seeks to Combat International Supporters of BDS

JNS.org - Republican and Democratic leaders in both chambers of Congress Thursday introduced new legislation to combat international supporters of the BDS movement. The Israel Anti-Boycott Act, introduced by Sens. Rob Portman...

Israel

Israelis Get Down and Dirty at First-Ever ‘Mud Day’ Race in Tel...

Around 5,000 people got down and dirty on Friday during Israel’s first-ever “Mud Day” race in Tel Aviv’s Hayarkon Park,...

Opinion

Westminster Carnage, Turkish Delight

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan didn’t know he was going to get so lucky on Wednesday, when a threat he issued instantly materialized. Indeed, the Islamist leader of the former modernizing...

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