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Endless Superlatives to Honor a Palestinian Killer, in Official PA and Fatah Media

JNS.org - The Palestinian Authority and Fatah celebrated the anniversary of the death of arch-terrorist Abu Jihad, who planned attacks in which 125 Israelis were...

April 30, 2018 9:40 am

Saudi Court Starts Trial of Two Arabs Accused of Spying for Mossad

A Saudi Arabian court began the trial of two Jordanians accused of spying against the kingdom for Israel's Mossad intelligence agency, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya said on Monday. The charges under consideration by the Specialized Criminal Court include...

Palestinian Forum Convened After 22 Years, Beset by Boycotts and Divisions

A powerful but rarely convened assembly that calls itself the Palestinian "supreme authority" meets for the first time in 22 years on Monday, but boycotts and rifts suggest it will struggle to achieve its stated...

Syrian Army Says ‘Enemy’ Rockets Hit Military Bases

The Syrian army said on Sunday that rockets had struck several military bases in the Hama and Aleppo countryside in what it said was new "aggression" by its enemies, state television said. In a news flash,...

April 29, 2018 12:14 pm

Silence of Pro-Palestinian Activists Amid Ongoing Syrian Regime Assault on Yarmouk Refugee Camp Draws Charges of Hypocrisy

The silence of pro-Palestinian activists amid the Assad regime’s ongoing military assault on the Yarmouk...

April 29, 2018 11:58 am

Syrian Army, Islamic State Wage Fierce Battle in South Damascus

The Syrian army and its allies engaged in a fierce battle on Saturday with Islamic...

April 29, 2018 11:54 am

Iran Confirms Holding British-Iranian Academic on Security Charges

Iran confirmed on Sunday that it had arrested a British-Iranian academic on security charges, state...

April 29, 2018 11:37 am

Rivals See Ruse in Palestinian Political Forum to Be Convened by Abbas

Political rivals accused Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday of pushing ahead with a rare...

April 29, 2018 10:28 am

Fifth Week of Rioting Along Gaza-Israel Border, Hamas Vows More Protests in May

JNS.org - Thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip once again took to the border with...

April 30, 2018 9:40 am

Endless Superlatives to Honor a Palestinian Killer, in Official PA and Fatah Media

JNS.org - The Palestinian Authority and Fatah celebrated the anniversary of the death of arch-terrorist Abu Jihad, who planned attacks in which 125 Israelis were murdered,...

April 30, 2018 9:38 am

Saudi Court Starts Trial of Two Arabs Accused of Spying for Mossad

A Saudi Arabian court began the trial of two Jordanians accused of spying against the kingdom for Israel's Mossad intelligence agency, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya said on...

April 30, 2018 8:57 am

Palestinian Forum Convened After 22 Years, Beset by Boycotts and Divisions

A powerful but rarely convened assembly that calls itself the Palestinian "supreme authority" meets for the first time in 22 years on Monday, but boycotts...

April 30, 2018 7:32 am

Syrian Army Says ‘Enemy’ Rockets Hit Military Bases

The Syrian army said on Sunday that rockets had struck several military bases in the Hama and Aleppo countryside in what it said was new...

April 29, 2018 12:14 pm

Silence of Pro-Palestinian Activists Amid Ongoing Syrian Regime Assault on Yarmouk Refugee Camp Draws Charges of Hypocrisy

The silence of pro-Palestinian activists amid the Assad regime’s ongoing military assault on the Yarmouk refugee camp in the Syrian capital of Damascus has drawn...

April 29, 2018 11:58 am

Syrian Army, Islamic State Wage Fierce Battle in South Damascus

The Syrian army and its allies engaged in a fierce battle on Saturday with Islamic State fighters in an enclave south of Damascus held by...

April 29, 2018 11:54 am

Iran Confirms Holding British-Iranian Academic on Security Charges

Iran confirmed on Sunday that it had arrested a British-Iranian academic on security charges, state media reported, the latest in a string of arrests of...

April 29, 2018 11:37 am

Rivals See Ruse in Palestinian Political Forum to Be Convened by Abbas

Political rivals accused Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday of pushing ahead with a rare and disputed national decision-making meeting to tighten his grip on...

April 29, 2018 10:28 am

Fifth Week of Rioting Along Gaza-Israel Border, Hamas Vows More Protests in May

JNS.org - Thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip once again took to the border with Israel on Friday to riot and protest as part of...

April 29, 2018 10:28 am

Hamas Blames Palestinian Authority Men for PM Assassination Attempt

Gaza's ruling Hamas group blamed Palestinian Authority (PA) officials on Saturday for the attempted assassination in the enclave of PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah on...

April 29, 2018 10:14 am

Amid First Overseas Trip as Secretary of State, Pompeo Meets With Israeli PM Netanyahu to Talk Iran

New US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met in Tel Aviv on Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Pompeo flew to Israel from Riyadh, where...

April 29, 2018 9:26 am

Pompeo Starts Middle East Tour With Call for New Iran Sanctions

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia on Saturday on a hastily-arranged visit to the Middle East as the United States aims to muster support...

April 27, 2018 11:57 am

Hamas Engineer Killed in Malaysia Is Buried in Gaza

The body of Fadi al-Batsh, a Palestinian engineer and Hamas operative who was gunned down in Malaysia at the weekend, was repatriated to Gaza and...

April 27, 2018 11:52 am

Israeli Defense Minister: Idea of Achieving Middle East Peace Is an ‘Illusion’

The idea of achieving peace in the Middle East is an “illusion,” Israel’s defense minister said on Friday during a visit to the US. “I think...

Features

Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream

JNS.org - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...

World

South Korea Says North Korea Committed to Trump Summit and ‘Complete&...

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his commitment to "complete" denuclearization of the Korean peninsula and to a planned...

Israel

Israel to Issue Its Own Report on Gaza Riots, Won’t Collaborate With ...

Israel will not collaborate with the United Nations Human Rights Council on an investigation into the recent riots on the...

Opinion

The New State Solution: Turning Gaza Into an Opportunity for Regional Peace

Recent events have again demonstrated that Gaza, not the West Bank, constitutes the most pressing challenge to Israel and regional stability. Yet Gaza also constitutes the richest opportunity to end the Israel-Palestinian...

May 27, 2018 10:56 am
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