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Hijackers Surrender After Threat to Blow Up Libyan Plane

Two hijackers diverted a Libyan commercial plane to Malta on Friday and threatened to blow it up with hand grenades before surrendering, Maltese authorities...

December 24, 2016 9:07 am

Airbus, Iran Finalize Deal for 100 Planes; Delivery to Begin in Coming Months

Airbus and Iran Air have finalized a deal for 100 planes worth billions of dollars seen as an important boost for Iran's post-sanctions economy. Under the contract, initially announced in January and finalized Thursday, deliveries of...

IDF Official Confirms Hezbollah Using American Military Equipment in Syrian War

JNS.org - A senior officer in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has confirmed that the Lebanon-based terror group Hezbollah is using American-made military equipment to fight in Syria. The anonymous source said Hezbollah took the US armored personnel...

Moroccan King Attends Historic Synagogue Inauguration in Casablanca

JNS.org - Morocco’s King Mohammed VI attended the inauguration of the historic Ettedgui Synagogue and the adjacent El Mellah Jewish Museum last week in Casablanca. The ceremony to rededicate the synagogue museum is part of an effort...

December 20, 2016 12:39 pm

Iranian Atomic Energy Official: Islamic Republic’s Nuclear Program in Better Shape Since Forging of Deal With World Powers

The second-in-command of Iran’s atomic energy agency (AEOI) declared on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic’s...

December 20, 2016 9:41 am

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Deadly Shooting Attacks in Jordan

The extremist Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a series of shooting attacks in...

December 20, 2016 8:54 am

Tunisia Suspects Foreign Involvement in Slaying of Hamas Drone Engineer

JNS.org - The Tunisian government claims it has found evidence of foreign involvement in the assassination...

December 19, 2016 1:43 pm

With Trump Presidency Looming, Iranian Officials Vow to Accelerate Nuclear Propulsion, Ballistic Missile Programs

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced on Monday that he had fulfilled his pledge to replace...

December 19, 2016 10:49 am

Jordan Shuts Down Popular Tourist Site After Deadly Attack, Launches Investigation

Jordanian troops with armored vehicles have blocked access to a popular tourist site — a...

December 24, 2016 9:07 am

Hijackers Surrender After Threat to Blow Up Libyan Plane

Two hijackers diverted a Libyan commercial plane to Malta on Friday and threatened to blow it up with hand grenades before surrendering, Maltese authorities and...

December 23, 2016 9:03 am

Airbus, Iran Finalize Deal for 100 Planes; Delivery to Begin in Coming Months

Airbus and Iran Air have finalized a deal for 100 planes worth billions of dollars seen as an important boost for Iran's post-sanctions economy. Under the...

December 22, 2016 12:47 pm

IDF Official Confirms Hezbollah Using American Military Equipment in Syrian War

JNS.org - A senior officer in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has confirmed that the Lebanon-based terror group Hezbollah is using American-made military equipment to fight in...

December 21, 2016 5:52 am

Moroccan King Attends Historic Synagogue Inauguration in Casablanca

JNS.org - Morocco’s King Mohammed VI attended the inauguration of the historic Ettedgui Synagogue and the adjacent El Mellah Jewish Museum last week in Casablanca. The ceremony...

December 20, 2016 12:39 pm

Iranian Atomic Energy Official: Islamic Republic’s Nuclear Program in Better Shape Since Forging of Deal With World Powers

The second-in-command of Iran’s atomic energy agency (AEOI) declared on Tuesday that the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program was in better shape since the forging of the Joint...

December 20, 2016 9:41 am

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Deadly Shooting Attacks in Jordan

The extremist Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a series of shooting attacks in Jordan that killed nine Jordanians and a Canadian tourist. The U.S.-based...

December 20, 2016 8:54 am

Tunisia Suspects Foreign Involvement in Slaying of Hamas Drone Engineer

JNS.org - The Tunisian government claims it has found evidence of foreign involvement in the assassination of the head of the Hamas terror group’s drone program,...

December 19, 2016 1:43 pm

With Trump Presidency Looming, Iranian Officials Vow to Accelerate Nuclear Propulsion, Ballistic Missile Programs

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani announced on Monday that he had fulfilled his pledge to replace the country’s centrifuges with the most advanced and modern ones...

December 19, 2016 10:49 am

Jordan Shuts Down Popular Tourist Site After Deadly Attack, Launches Investigation

Jordanian troops with armored vehicles have blocked access to a popular tourist site — a Crusader castle — following attacks in the area that killed...

December 19, 2016 10:42 am

Aleppo Evacuations Continue as UN Prepares to Vote on Sending Monitoring Group

Thousands more people were evacuated from what remained of the smashed rebel enclaves in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday, as the U.N. Security...

December 18, 2016 8:38 pm

Expert: Cash Transferred by Obama Admin to Tehran Led to Expansion of Iranian Military Budget by 39 Percent

The controversial transfer of hundreds of millions of dollars in cash to Tehran by the Obama administration a few months ago is likely being used...

December 18, 2016 11:06 am

Iran Requests Meeting With Monitoring Commission Over US ‘Violations’ of Nuclear Deal

Iran has requested a meeting of a commission overseeing the implementation of its 2015 nuclear deal with world powers, Iranian state media reported on Saturday,...

December 17, 2016 7:22 pm

New Humanitarian Agreement Could Lead to Restarting of Aleppo Evacuation

An agreement was reached Saturday to allow "humanitarian cases" to leave two besieged government-held Shiite villages in northwestern Syria, a step that would allow the...

December 15, 2016 10:48 am

ISIS Claims Responsibility for Failed Rocket Attack Against Israel

ISIS claimed responsibility overnight Wednesday for a rocket fired at the Nitzana border crossing separating Israel and Egypt on Tuesday, despite the fact that the...

Culture

Finding ‘The Lost Book of Moses’

The Lost Book of Moses is an account of author Chanan Tigay’s exhaustive search for the whereabouts and authenticity of the...

TripAdvisor Ranks Eilat Hotel Best in Middle East, 25th Worldwide

A luxury hotel in the southern Israeli resort town of Eilat was ranked first in the region and 25th internationally by a...

Features

A Muslim Woman’s Fight Against Radical Islam

If there is a single question that defines the geo-politics of our age, it might be the question that Farhana Qazi has been...

International Jewish Youth Convention’s Delicate Balancing Act On Refugee Debate

JNS.org -- In an ever-polarized American era, nonprofits often need to decide how to make...

International Conference of Jewish Teens About Vision and Resolve

JNS.org -- My interview with Aaron Mantell and Danielle Wadler, two teens from New York’s Long Island region, was drowned out by...

World

Israeli Spokesman: Attempts by BDS Movement to Paint False Image of Success...

An Israeli government representative slammed the BDS movement on Friday for falsely implying that a prominent US literary society had...

Israel

Watchdog: Human Rights Watch ‘Deeply Implicated in BDS and Other Form...

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is “deeply implicated in BDS and other forms of political warfare” against the Jewish state, a...

Opinion

Alan Dershowitz: Why I Will Leave the Democratic Party If Ellison Is Electe...

Tomorrow the Democratic National Committee (DNC) will have to choose the direction of the Democratic Party, as well as its...

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