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Christians in Shock After Deadly Attack on Coptic Church in Egypt; Doorman Recounts Harrowing Details

At an hour that Sama'an Farag usually spends leisurely sipping his morning tea, the doorman at the Mar Mina Coptic Church near Cairo found...

December 31, 2017 9:27 am

Protesters Rally in Iran as Anti-Regime Demonstrations Spread

Demonstrators chanted anti-government slogans in several cities across Iran on Friday, Iranian news agencies and social media reports said, as price protests turned into the largest wave of demonstrations since nationwide pro-reform unrest in 2009. Police...

Protests Rally in Western Iran, Some Demonstrators Detained in Tehran

Iranian police dispersed anti-government protesters in the western city of Kermanshah on Friday, the Fars semi-official news agency said, as protests spread to Tehran and apparently several other cities a day after rallies in the...

Syrian Rebels Set to Depart Enclave in South, as Army Gains in North

Syrian rebels prepared to evacuate an enclave in southwestern Syria on Friday in a surrender deal with the government, state media said, as the army thrust into the northwest -- the insurgents' main remaining stronghold. Government...

December 29, 2017 11:09 am

Israeli PM Netanyahu Slams Tehran Regime Over Treatment of Iranian Christians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the Tehran regime on Friday over its treatment of...

December 29, 2017 8:37 am

Gaza Rocket Strikes Southern Israel; IDF Hits Hamas Targets in Retaliation

JNS.org - The IDF hit Hamas terror targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday after...

December 29, 2017 8:29 am

Gunmen Attack Coptic Church Near Cairo, Killing at Least 9

Gunmen killed at least nine people including three police in an attack on a Coptic...

December 28, 2017 4:47 pm

Israeli Embassy in Cairo Hails Egyptian Scholar Who Questioned Holiness of Jerusalem to Muslims

The Israeli Embassy in Cairo praised on Tuesday an Egyptian scholar who -- in televised...

December 28, 2017 3:01 pm

Lebanese Foreign Minister Denounced Over Israel Comments

Lebanese politicians on Thursday criticized Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil over a television interview in which...

December 31, 2017 9:27 am

Christians in Shock After Deadly Attack on Coptic Church in Egypt; Doorman Recounts Harrowing Details

At an hour that Sama'an Farag usually spends leisurely sipping his morning tea, the doorman at the Mar Mina Coptic Church near Cairo found himself...

December 30, 2017 9:00 am

Protesters Rally in Iran as Anti-Regime Demonstrations Spread

Demonstrators chanted anti-government slogans in several cities across Iran on Friday, Iranian news agencies and social media reports said, as price protests turned into the...

December 29, 2017 12:14 pm

Protests Rally in Western Iran, Some Demonstrators Detained in Tehran

Iranian police dispersed anti-government protesters in the western city of Kermanshah on Friday, the Fars semi-official news agency said, as protests spread to Tehran and...

December 29, 2017 11:23 am

Syrian Rebels Set to Depart Enclave in South, as Army Gains in North

Syrian rebels prepared to evacuate an enclave in southwestern Syria on Friday in a surrender deal with the government, state media said, as the army...

December 29, 2017 11:09 am

Israeli PM Netanyahu Slams Tehran Regime Over Treatment of Iranian Christians

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed the Tehran regime on Friday over its treatment of Iranian Christians. Referring to Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s recent...

December 29, 2017 8:37 am

Gaza Rocket Strikes Southern Israel; IDF Hits Hamas Targets in Retaliation

JNS.org - The IDF hit Hamas terror targets in the Gaza Strip on Friday after three rockets were fired from the coastal territory toward southern...

December 29, 2017 8:29 am

Gunmen Attack Coptic Church Near Cairo, Killing at Least 9

Gunmen killed at least nine people including three police in an attack on a Coptic Christian church south of Cairo on Friday, medical and security...

December 28, 2017 4:47 pm

Israeli Embassy in Cairo Hails Egyptian Scholar Who Questioned Holiness of Jerusalem to Muslims

The Israeli Embassy in Cairo praised on Tuesday an Egyptian scholar who -- in televised remarks last weekend -- questioned the sanctity of Jerusalem to...

December 28, 2017 3:01 pm

Lebanese Foreign Minister Denounced Over Israel Comments

Lebanese politicians on Thursday criticized Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil over a television interview in which he was shown saying that Lebanon did not have an...

December 28, 2017 11:39 am

Second Synagogue Reported Vandalized in Iranian City of Shiraz, Torah Scrolls Damaged

A second synagogue in the Iranian city of Shiraz was reportedly attacked last weekend, with vandals damaging Torah scrolls, siddurim and other ritual items. The incident...

December 27, 2017 4:32 pm

Less Than 1,000 ISIS fighters Remain in Iraq and Syria, Coalition Says

Fewer than 1,000 Islamic State fighters remain in Iraq and Syria, the United States-led international coalition fighting the hardline Sunni militant group said on Wednesday,...

December 27, 2017 9:34 am

Syrian Army, Iranian Proxies Demand Surrender of Rebels Near Israel Border

Syrian rebels pinned down in a strategic area where the Israeli and Lebanese borders meet with Syria were handed an ultimatum by the Syrian army...

December 27, 2017 9:02 am

Turkey’s Erdogan Calls Syria’s Assad a Terrorist, Says Impossible to Continue With Him

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called Syrian President Bashar al-Assad a terrorist and said it was impossible for Syrian peace efforts to continue...

December 26, 2017 4:12 pm

Top US Jewish Group Condemns Reported Vandalism at Synagogue in Iran

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Tuesday condemned reported acts of vandalism at a synagogue in the southern Iranian city of...

Features

Netanyahu Trip Comes as Israel-India Defense and Tech Ties Continue to Grow

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s visit to India is occurring against the...

As Iranian Minorities Join Protests, Could the US and Israel Arm Them?

JNS.org - As the anti-regime protests wind down in Iran, the White House said on...

Report Details Scope of Persecution in the Cradle of Christianity

JNS.org - While Christianity traces its birthplace to the Middle East, that region has been arguably the most hostile area for...

World

Labour MP to UK Students: Anti-Zionism Is ‘New Antisemitism,’ M...

A British parliamentarian urged the Labour Party to adopt a zero-tolerance attitude toward anti-Zionism, which she called “the new antisemitism”...

Israel

Israeli PM Netanyahu Proudly Hails First-Ever Appointment of Female Air For...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proudly hailed on Thursday the first-ever appointment of a female to serve as a squadron...

Opinion

Why the Muslim Brotherhood Declared the US an Enemy State

In the first official statement of its kind, the Muslim Brotherhood announced last month that it now regards the United States as an enemy, following President Trump's decision to move...

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