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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...

December 28, 2017 3:01 pm

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 occurred Sunday night in the city’s Kashi Synagogue, a day...

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, a third of the estimated figure only three weeks ago. Iraq...

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 and its Iranian-backed militia allies to either surrender or face...

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...

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...

December 26, 2017 12:34 pm

Refusing to Obey Harsh Saudi Dress Code, Ukrainian Grandmaster Pulls Out of Riyadh Chess Championship That Banned Israelis

A two-time world chess champion has been forced to surrender her title after refusing to...

December 26, 2017 9:34 am

After Helping Defeat ISIS, Iran-Backed Militants in Iraq Now Targeting US Troops

Now that they’ve helped vanquish the Islamic State from much of Iraq, a battle-hardened militia...

December 26, 2017 9:04 am

Report: Saudi Arabia Releases Corruption Detainees, Others to Stand Trial

Saudi Arabia has released 23 of the 200-or-so powerful individuals detained since November on corruption...

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...

December 26, 2017 12:34 pm

Refusing to Obey Harsh Saudi Dress Code, Ukrainian Grandmaster Pulls Out of Riyadh Chess Championship That Banned Israelis

A two-time world chess champion has been forced to surrender her title after refusing to compete in a major world tournament that began in Saudi...

December 26, 2017 9:34 am

After Helping Defeat ISIS, Iran-Backed Militants in Iraq Now Targeting US Troops

Now that they’ve helped vanquish the Islamic State from much of Iraq, a battle-hardened militia with close ties to Iran may be training its sights...

December 26, 2017 9:04 am

Report: Saudi Arabia Releases Corruption Detainees, Others to Stand Trial

Saudi Arabia has released 23 of the 200-or-so powerful individuals detained since November on corruption charges after they reached deals with the government, the Okaz...

December 26, 2017 8:48 am

Egypt Hangs 15 Militants for Killing Security Forces in Sinai

Egypt hanged 15 men convicted of attacks that killed security forces in the Sinai Peninsula, security sources said on Tuesday, in what appears to be...

December 25, 2017 11:24 am

Iran Confirms Upholding Death Sentence for Academic Accused of Spying for Israel

Iran's Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence against a Sweden-based Iranian academic convicted of spying for Israel, the Tehran prosecutor was quoted as saying...

December 25, 2017 9:04 am

Middle East Needs Two-State Solution, Pope Says in Christmas Message

Pope Francis used his Christmas message on Monday to call for a negotiated two-state solution to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, following US President Donald Trump's recent...

December 25, 2017 8:37 am

Syrian Army Forces, Iran-Backed Militias Advance in Israel Border Area

Syrian army forces backed by Iranian-backed militias pushed deeper into the last rebel-held enclave near a strategic border area with Israel and Lebanon in a...

December 24, 2017 1:26 pm

Critics Highlight Iran’s Persecution of Christians as Foreign Minister Zarif Issues Christmas Greetings

Iran's foreign minister encountered an angry response on Sunday when he took to Twitter on Christmas Eve to wish a "happy and peaceful Christmas to...

Features

IDF Prepares for New High-Tech Home in Southern Israel’s ‘Silicon Wadi’

JNS.org - The IDF is gearing up for a major relocation to southern Israel,...

Longtime Supporters of Peace Process: Abbas Is Disqualified as Negotiating Partner

JNS.org - Some prominent Jewish proponents of the decades-long peace process between Israel and...

Israel’s Wine Industry Grows Better With Age

JNS.org - Israeli winemakers say that, just like the beverage they produce, their industry is growing better with age. More than...

Israel

IDF Soldier Wounded in Attempted Car-Ramming Attack Near Jordan River Bapti...

JNS.org - An Israeli soldier was lightly wounded in an attempted car-ramming terror attack near the Qasr Al-Yahud baptism site in...

Opinion

Why Arabs and Muslims Will Not Accept Israel as the Jewish State

Unsurprisingly, Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital aroused massive outrage in the Arab and Islamic world. This was for two main reasons -- one religious and one nationalist. The religious...

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