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Iranian Official Reveals ‘Uncovering’ of Major US Cyber-Attack Plot — Failing to Mention Info Obtained From American Docu-Drama

An Iranian Civil Defense Organization official announced on Monday that the United States is plotting a major cyber-attack on the Islamic Republic that will...

December 12, 2016 1:24 pm

Major Jewish Group Denounces ‘Horrific’ Mass Murder at Coptic Christian Church in Cairo; Urges Incoming US Administration to Help Egypt Overcome Scourge of Religion-Based Terrorism

A global Jewish human rights organization that researches and teaches about the Holocaust in the context of contemporary hatred and terrorism condemned the mass murder of Christians during Sunday mass at a chapel in Cairo. Responding to...

Dozens Dead, Injured in Bombing Attack at Coptic Christian Cathedral in Cairo

A bombing at Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedral killed 25 people and wounded another 35 on Sunday, in one of the deadliest attacks carried out against the religious minority in recent memory. The attack came two...

Iran Announces $16.6 Billion Deal With US Aircraft Maker Boeing for 80 Planes

IranAir said it signed a deal on Sunday to buy 80 passenger planes from U.S. aircraft maker Boeing (BA.N), state news agency IRNA reported, in the biggest U.S.-Iran deal since the 1979 Islamic revolution. The agency...

December 11, 2016 10:28 am

Report: Islamic State Forces Have Retaken Parts of Historic Palmyra in Central Syria

Syrian activists say the Islamic State re-entered the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria on...

December 10, 2016 7:03 pm

At Least 13 Said Dead, 38 Injured in Twin Blasts Outside Istanbul Soccer Stadium

At least 13 people are reported to have been killed in two explosions outside a football...

December 10, 2016 9:30 am

Six Dead in Bombing Attack Near Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt

At least six people have been killed in a bomb attack on a road leading...

December 9, 2016 8:27 am

Iran Working to Sign as Many Oil Deals as Possible Before Donald Trump Takes Office

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran is racing to sign as many oil deals with Western...

December 8, 2016 5:03 pm

Expert: Possibility of Hezbollah Obtaining Chemical, Biological Weapons From Iranian, Syrian Regimes ‘Cannot Be Ruled Out in Principle’

The possibility that Hezbollah is being equipped with chemical and biological weapons cannot be ruled...

December 12, 2016 1:24 pm

Iranian Official Reveals ‘Uncovering’ of Major US Cyber-Attack Plot — Failing to Mention Info Obtained From American Docu-Drama

An Iranian Civil Defense Organization official announced on Monday that the United States is plotting a major cyber-attack on the Islamic Republic that will be...

December 11, 2016 7:32 pm

Major Jewish Group Denounces ‘Horrific’ Mass Murder at Coptic Christian Church in Cairo; Urges Incoming US Administration to Help Egypt Overcome Scourge of Religion-Based Terrorism

A global Jewish human rights organization that researches and teaches about the Holocaust in the context of contemporary hatred and terrorism condemned the mass murder of...

December 11, 2016 11:37 am

Dozens Dead, Injured in Bombing Attack at Coptic Christian Cathedral in Cairo

A bombing at Egypt’s main Coptic Christian cathedral killed 25 people and wounded another 35 on Sunday, in one of the deadliest attacks carried out...

December 11, 2016 10:32 am

Iran Announces $16.6 Billion Deal With US Aircraft Maker Boeing for 80 Planes

IranAir said it signed a deal on Sunday to buy 80 passenger planes from U.S. aircraft maker Boeing (BA.N), state news agency IRNA reported, in...

December 11, 2016 10:28 am

Report: Islamic State Forces Have Retaken Parts of Historic Palmyra in Central Syria

Syrian activists say the Islamic State re-entered the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria on Saturday, pushing back the Russian-backed Syrian army that expelled the group...

December 10, 2016 7:03 pm

At Least 13 Said Dead, 38 Injured in Twin Blasts Outside Istanbul Soccer Stadium

At least 13 people are reported to have been killed in two explosions outside a football stadium in central Istanbul, according to police sources. A further 38...

December 10, 2016 9:30 am

Six Dead in Bombing Attack Near Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt

At least six people have been killed in a bomb attack on a road leading to the Great Pyramid of Giza - a tourist attraction...

December 9, 2016 8:27 am

Iran Working to Sign as Many Oil Deals as Possible Before Donald Trump Takes Office

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran is racing to sign as many oil deals with Western companies as he can before hard-liners at home and President-elect...

December 8, 2016 5:03 pm

Expert: Possibility of Hezbollah Obtaining Chemical, Biological Weapons From Iranian, Syrian Regimes ‘Cannot Be Ruled Out in Principle’

The possibility that Hezbollah is being equipped with chemical and biological weapons cannot be ruled out in principle, an expert in the field told The...

December 8, 2016 5:00 am

Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Says Commitment to Nuclear Deal Serves US Interests

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday it was in the interest of the United States to remain committed to a multilateral nuclear...

December 7, 2016 11:11 am

Shell to Sign Initial Oil, Gas Deals With Tehran, Iranian Official Says

Royal Dutch Shell will sign initial agreements on Wednesday to develop Iranian oil and gas fields, an Iranian official said, the first deal by the...

December 7, 2016 11:08 am

Syria Accuses Israel of Second Missile Strike in a Week

Syria accused Israel of attacking near Damascus for the second time in a week, raising frictions between enemies who have labored to keep spillover from...

December 6, 2016 2:32 pm

As Tehran Issues Daily Threats to US Over Sanctions Extension, Iranian Commander Boasts Enhanced Quantity, Quality of Long-Range Ballistic-Missile Arsenal

Alongside daily threats from the Iranian regime to “retaliate” if US President Barack Obama signs a ten-year extension of the Iran Sanctions Act, the commander of...

December 6, 2016 12:31 pm

Report: Ode to Abbas’ Faction — Singing ‘Slice Open the Enemy’s Chest’ — Broadcast Repeatedly During Fatah Congress

The six-day conference of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction, which came to a close on Sunday, was accompanied by the repeated broadcasting on...

Culture

Israel to Host International Cybertech Conference for 4th Time

JNS.org -- Israel will host the world's most significant cyber technology summit, outside the US, later this month. Dozens of prominent...

Ivanka Trump Shares Snapshot of Kosher Inauguration Cake Featuring Mini Donald

President-elect Donald Trump's Jewish daughter, Ivanka, posted a picture on Instagram of a...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

President Donald Trump Promises ‘Robust’ First 100 Days

The moment Donald Trump swears the oath of office and lifts his hand from the Bible as the 45th president of the United States on Friday, the clock begins on his...

Israel

Netanyahu Congratulates President Trump on Inauguration; Says He Looks Forw...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a congratulatory message to new US President Donald Trump as he took office on...

Opinion

Inaugural Tears of Joy

I watched President Barack Obama’s 2009 inauguration on TV in Israel, alternating between Hebrew- and English-speaking channels, so as not to miss any detail or piece of commentary. The build-up to...

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