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Israeli-Arab Man Convicted for Joining ISIS in Iraq

JNS.org - An Israeli-Arab man was convicted on Tuesday on several charges related to involvement with the Islamic State terror group in Iraq. The Haifa District...

June 14, 2017 10:45 am

US-Backed Syrian Forces Capture Parts of ISIS-Controlled Raqqa

A US-backed Syrian opposition force said Sunday it has captured a northwestern neighborhood of the Islamic State group’s de-facto capital of Raqqa the second district to fall in their hands in days after the group...

Qatari Foreign Minister: Hamas ‘a Legitimate Resistance Movement’

JNS.org - Amid the growing spat between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors over the former’s funding of Islamic terror organizations and cooperation with Iran, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani said on Saturday that the Palestinian terror...

Top Palestinian Authority Official Makes Major Donation to Israeli Hospital Where He Received Life-Saving Treatment

Palestinian Authority official has donated tens of thousands of shekels to the Rambam Medical Center after receiving life-saving treatment at the Haifa-area hospital, the hospital said. According to a statement from Rambam, the unnamed PA official...

June 11, 2017 3:25 pm

Palestinian Movie Theater’s Boycott of ‘Wonder Woman’ Exudes ‘Weakness and Fear,’ Israeli Official Says

The decision by a Ramallah movie theater to not screen the blockbuster film “Wonder Woman”...

June 11, 2017 3:20 pm

Report: Egypt Demands That Hamas Distance Itself From Iran

A Hamas delegation -- led by Yahya Sinwar -- visited Cairo last week for meetings...

June 11, 2017 8:42 am

Iran Airlifts Five Planeloads of Food to Blockaded Qatar

Iran has sent five planeloads of food to Qatar, which is suffering shortages amid a...

June 11, 2017 8:33 am

Report: Iran Finalizes Deal With Boeing to Purchase 60 Planes

Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's Aseman Airlines has finalized a...

June 9, 2017 9:49 am

Israel: Top Hamas Official, Expelled From Qatar, Now Living in Lebanon and Plotting Attacks Against Israel

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman warned Friday that a senior official in the Palestinian Hamas terror...

June 14, 2017 10:45 am

Israeli-Arab Man Convicted for Joining ISIS in Iraq

JNS.org - An Israeli-Arab man was convicted on Tuesday on several charges related to involvement with the Islamic State terror group in Iraq. The Haifa District Court...

June 13, 2017 10:01 am

US-Backed Syrian Forces Capture Parts of ISIS-Controlled Raqqa

A US-backed Syrian opposition force said Sunday it has captured a northwestern neighborhood of the Islamic State group’s de-facto capital of Raqqa the second district...

June 12, 2017 10:16 am

Qatari Foreign Minister: Hamas ‘a Legitimate Resistance Movement’

JNS.org - Amid the growing spat between Qatar and its Gulf neighbors over the former’s funding of Islamic terror organizations and cooperation with Iran, Qatari Foreign Minister Mohammed...

June 12, 2017 10:06 am

Top Palestinian Authority Official Makes Major Donation to Israeli Hospital Where He Received Life-Saving Treatment

Palestinian Authority official has donated tens of thousands of shekels to the Rambam Medical Center after receiving life-saving treatment at the Haifa-area hospital, the hospital...

June 11, 2017 3:25 pm

Palestinian Movie Theater’s Boycott of ‘Wonder Woman’ Exudes ‘Weakness and Fear,’ Israeli Official Says

The decision by a Ramallah movie theater to not screen the blockbuster film “Wonder Woman” due to the starring role of Israel actress Gal Gadot...

June 11, 2017 3:20 pm

Report: Egypt Demands That Hamas Distance Itself From Iran

A Hamas delegation -- led by Yahya Sinwar -- visited Cairo last week for meetings with Egyptian government officials, the Hebrew news site nrg reported...

June 11, 2017 8:42 am

Iran Airlifts Five Planeloads of Food to Blockaded Qatar

Iran has sent five planeloads of food to Qatar, which is suffering shortages amid a regional blockade. A number of nations, including Iran's major rival Saudi...

June 11, 2017 8:33 am

Report: Iran Finalizes Deal With Boeing to Purchase 60 Planes

Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that the country's Aseman Airlines has finalized a deal to purchase 60 planes from the American company Boeing. The...

June 9, 2017 9:49 am

Israel: Top Hamas Official, Expelled From Qatar, Now Living in Lebanon and Plotting Attacks Against Israel

Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman warned Friday that a senior official in the Palestinian Hamas terror group, Saleh al-Arouri, recently expelled from Qatar, has resettled in...

June 9, 2017 9:12 am

Hamas Terror Commander Killed in Gaza Explosion

JNS.org - A terrorist commander from Hamas, Ibrahim Hussein Abu al-Naja, was killed on Wednesday night in what the Gaza-ruling group described as an “accidental” explosion. The...

June 8, 2017 12:58 pm

Report: Abbas to Temporarily Shelve Demand of Israeli Settlement Construction Freeze as Negotiations Precondition

JNS.org - Amid the Trump administration’s Mideast peace push, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas will temporarily shelve his longtime demand that Israel freeze construction in...

June 7, 2017 4:05 pm

On 50th Anniversary of Six-Day War, Netanyahu Pledges to ‘Preserve, Strengthen’ Settlements

JNS.org - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged to “preserve” and “strengthen” Israel’s settlement enterprise during a Wednesday ceremony at the Israeli Knesset to mark the Gregorian calendar’s 50th anniversary...

June 7, 2017 3:53 pm

First Wave of Ethiopian Jews Arrive in Israel Since Special Aliyah Program’s Renewal

JNS.org - Seventy-two new Jewish immigrants from Ethiopia arrived at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Tuesday night, a first since the Israeli government renewed the Ethiopian aliyah program in...

June 7, 2017 2:09 pm

PA Leader Rajoub Denies Recognizing Jewish Sovereignty Over Western Wall in Israeli TV Interview

Leading Palestinian Authority (PA) figure Jibril Rajoub has rapidly walked back comments he recently made on Israeli television in which he recognized Jewish sovereignty over...

Features

Canadian Islamist Groups Lose Charity Status Over Potential Militant Financing

Canadian authorities have stripped two former affiliates of the Islamic Society of North America's Canada...

A Tale of Two Palestinian Worlds

JNS.org - For slightly more than a decade, the two main areas slated for a future Palestinian state -- the disputed territories in...

World

House Committee Approves Strict Restrictions on US Funding for UN and Pales...

Tough conditions on American funding for both the UN and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have been approved by the congressional committee...

Israel

Amid Ongoing Terror Surge, ‘Mi Shebeirach’ Prayer for Israeli S...

The wording of the “Mi Shebeirach” prayer for members of Israeli security forces has officially been updated to include police...

Opinion

New York Times Obituary of Harvard Figure Omits His Clashes With Jewish Com...

A laudatory New York Times obituary of a Harvard “neurobiologist and explorer,” S. Allen Counter, managed somehow to omit any...

July 20, 2017 12:47 pm
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