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Head of Humanitarian Aid Group: ‘Safe Zone for Syrian Civilians Would Benefit US, Israel’

The establishment of a safe zone for civilians in southern Syria would benefit the national security of both the US and Israel, the head...

October 16, 2016 2:44 pm

Palestinian Authority’s Abbas Holds Presidential Reception for Family of Terrorist Who Murdered Israeli Merchant in 2003; Lauds Killer as ‘Hero’

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas held an official reception at his headquarters in Ramallah on Saturday for the family of a terrorist who died last month of a heart attack, the Hebrew news site nrg...

Israel’s Chief Rabbi Calls Syrian Civil War ‘Small Holocaust;’ Urges Jews to Act

Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef on Thursday described the civil war in Syria as “a small holocaust,” and called on Jews to speak out against the situation. Yosef made the comments during a historic meeting between...

Report: Iran Sends Two Warships to Gulf of Aden, Near Yemen

Iran sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden on Thursday, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, establishing a military presence in waters off Yemen where the U.S. military launched cruise missile strikes on areas...

October 11, 2016 12:06 pm

AIPAC: Obama Administration Has Opened Door to Business With Iran’s Top Terrorist Group

With its recent decision to further ease economic sanctions on Tehran, the Obama administration has...

October 11, 2016 9:35 am

Report: Iran Child Bride Convicted of Killing Abusive Husband Could Be Hanged in Coming Days

Human rights activists say a 22-year-old woman whose execution was delayed while she was pregnant...

October 11, 2016 8:17 am

Students in Amman, Abu Dhabi Launch Campaign Against Israel-Jordan Gas Deal, Claiming It Funds ‘Genocidal’ Zionist Regime

Students in Jordan and the United Arab Emirates have launched an anti-normalization campaign against a recent gas deal...

October 10, 2016 11:10 am

Top Hamas Official: We Must Further Enhance Ties With Iran; Palestinian ‘Resistance’ Ready to Enter Real Battle With Israel

A top Hamas official called for the bolstering of his group’s ties with Iran and...

October 9, 2016 1:37 pm

PA President Abbas’ Fatah Movement Hails Terrorist ‘Martyr’ Who Slaughtered 2 Israelis, Wounded 6 Others in Jerusalem Shooting Spree

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction lauded the actions of the terrorist who murdered...

October 16, 2016 2:44 pm

Head of Humanitarian Aid Group: ‘Safe Zone for Syrian Civilians Would Benefit US, Israel’

The establishment of a safe zone for civilians in southern Syria would benefit the national security of both the US and Israel, the head of...

October 16, 2016 12:49 pm

Palestinian Authority’s Abbas Holds Presidential Reception for Family of Terrorist Who Murdered Israeli Merchant in 2003; Lauds Killer as ‘Hero’

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas held an official reception at his headquarters in Ramallah on Saturday for the family of a terrorist who died last...

October 14, 2016 9:38 am

Israel’s Chief Rabbi Calls Syrian Civil War ‘Small Holocaust;’ Urges Jews to Act

Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef on Thursday described the civil war in Syria as “a small holocaust,” and called on Jews to speak out against...

October 13, 2016 10:14 am

Report: Iran Sends Two Warships to Gulf of Aden, Near Yemen

Iran sent two warships to the Gulf of Aden on Thursday, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, establishing a military presence in waters off Yemen...

October 11, 2016 12:06 pm

AIPAC: Obama Administration Has Opened Door to Business With Iran’s Top Terrorist Group

With its recent decision to further ease economic sanctions on Tehran, the Obama administration has “opened the door to business with Iran’s leading terrorist group...

October 11, 2016 9:35 am

Report: Iran Child Bride Convicted of Killing Abusive Husband Could Be Hanged in Coming Days

Human rights activists say a 22-year-old woman whose execution was delayed while she was pregnant could be hanged within days in Iran. Zeinab Sekaanvand was convicted...

October 11, 2016 8:17 am

Students in Amman, Abu Dhabi Launch Campaign Against Israel-Jordan Gas Deal, Claiming It Funds ‘Genocidal’ Zionist Regime

Students in Jordan and the United Arab Emirates have launched an anti-normalization campaign against a recent gas deal signed between Jerusalem and Amman, which they claim supports the “genocidal”...

October 10, 2016 11:10 am

Top Hamas Official: We Must Further Enhance Ties With Iran; Palestinian ‘Resistance’ Ready to Enter Real Battle With Israel

A top Hamas official called for the bolstering of his group’s ties with Iran and issued a threat to Israel, in an interview with the Islamic Republic’s semi-official state...

October 9, 2016 1:37 pm

PA President Abbas’ Fatah Movement Hails Terrorist ‘Martyr’ Who Slaughtered 2 Israelis, Wounded 6 Others in Jerusalem Shooting Spree

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction lauded the actions of the terrorist who murdered two Israelis and wounded at least six on Sunday morning...

October 9, 2016 8:43 am

Obama Administration Further Eases Financial Sanctions on Iran

The Obama administration further eased financial sanctions on Iran through regulatory measures that could significantly bolster Tehran’s ability to access global financial markets and attract...

October 9, 2016 8:40 am

Moroccan Islamist Party Beats Liberal Rivals in Parliamentary Elections

The Islamist party which has headed Morocco's coalition government since Arab Spring-inspired protests five years ago has beaten liberal rivals in parliamentary elections, results showed...

October 6, 2016 9:34 am

Female IDF Soldiers, Cadets Intercept Women’s Gaza-Bound Protest Flotilla

An Israeli naval ship, operated by female combat troops and cadets, intercepted a vessel carrying female activists bound for the Gaza Strip on Wednesday afternoon. The...

October 6, 2016 9:03 am

Iraqi Militias Flood Syria to Help Assad’s Siege of Aleppo

Iraqi militia fighters are pouring into Syria to reinforce the Assad regime’s siege of rebels in Aleppo, further complicating the tangled web of alliances the...

October 6, 2016 6:51 am

Palestinian Authority Postpones Elections by Four Months After Court Rules Out Gaza Participation

JNS.org -- The Palestinian Authority (PA) has postponed municipal elections for an additional four months, after its high court ruled on Tuesday that the vote could only take place...

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

Trump Transition Team Considering New Non-Nuclear Iran Sanctions

Donald Trump's transition team is examining proposals for new non-nuclear sanctions on Iran, the Financial Times reported on Friday, citing congressional sources who have been in contact with the president-elect's...

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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