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Iranian Vessels ‘Harassed’ US Navy Ship in Persian Gulf, Defense Department Says

A US Navy coastal patrol ship changed course after a fast-attack craft from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 100 yards (91 meters)...

September 7, 2016 11:05 am

Obama Admin Admits Transfer of $1.7 Billion to Iran as American Hostages Released

The Obama administration disclosed to Congress on Tuesday that it transferred a total of $1.7  billion in cash through Swiss banks to Iran around the time American hostages were released this year, about four times...

Swarthmore Promises Swift, Serious Investigation Into Swastika Graffiti on Campus

With antisemitic activity becoming more commonplace at big-name American universities, a small liberal arts college in Pennsylvania promises that an investigation into the appearance of swastika graffiti will be handled swiftly and seriously, a school official...

Campus Trends Report: Chicago-Area Colleges ‘New Hub’ of Anti-Israel Activism

Anti-Israel activism on campus is undergoing a regional shift, with Chicago emerging as the “new hub," and the West Coast on the wane, a new study revealed. According to the “2015-2016 Campus Trends Report,” conducted and released by...

September 6, 2016 10:47 am

Oberlin Faculty Members Question Why Investigation of Prof Who Blamed Jews, Israel for 9/11 Still Dragging on

Faculty at Oberlin College are voicing concerns over the drawn-out investigation of an assistant professor who blamed Jews...

September 6, 2016 9:19 am

Congress Tries to Block Obama Admin From Giving Iran Billions in ‘Ransom’ Payment

Congress is set to consider new legislation that would block the Obama administration from awarding...

September 5, 2016 5:04 pm

No Need to Tie Mel Gibson’s Past Antisemitism With His Upcoming WWII Film Starring Jewish Actor, Group Says

Mel Gibson’s past antisemitic behavior is irrelevant to an upcoming World War II movie directed...

September 5, 2016 7:17 am

Syracuse U Professor Slams ‘Hypocritical’ Colleagues for Rescinding Invitation to Israeli Academic/Filmmaker (INTERVIEW)

A Syracuse University professor slammed colleagues on Friday for allowing a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)...

September 4, 2016 12:34 pm
September 7, 2016 11:05 am

Iranian Vessels ‘Harassed’ US Navy Ship in Persian Gulf, Defense Department Says

A US Navy coastal patrol ship changed course after a fast-attack craft from Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 100 yards (91 meters) of...

September 7, 2016 11:03 am

Obama Admin Admits Transfer of $1.7 Billion to Iran as American Hostages Released

The Obama administration disclosed to Congress on Tuesday that it transferred a total of $1.7  billion in cash through Swiss banks to Iran around the...

September 7, 2016 10:36 am

Swarthmore Promises Swift, Serious Investigation Into Swastika Graffiti on Campus

With antisemitic activity becoming more commonplace at big-name American universities, a small liberal arts college in Pennsylvania promises that an investigation into the appearance of swastika...

September 6, 2016 4:15 pm

Campus Trends Report: Chicago-Area Colleges ‘New Hub’ of Anti-Israel Activism

Anti-Israel activism on campus is undergoing a regional shift, with Chicago emerging as the “new hub," and the West Coast on the wane, a new study revealed. According...

September 6, 2016 10:47 am

Oberlin Faculty Members Question Why Investigation of Prof Who Blamed Jews, Israel for 9/11 Still Dragging on

Faculty at Oberlin College are voicing concerns over the drawn-out investigation of an assistant professor who blamed Jews and Israel for 9/11, the student newspaper The Oberlin Review...

September 6, 2016 9:19 am

Congress Tries to Block Obama Admin From Giving Iran Billions in ‘Ransom’ Payment

Congress is set to consider new legislation that would block the Obama administration from awarding Iran billions of US taxpayer dollars in what many describe as...

September 5, 2016 5:04 pm

No Need to Tie Mel Gibson’s Past Antisemitism With His Upcoming WWII Film Starring Jewish Actor, Group Says

Mel Gibson’s past antisemitic behavior is irrelevant to an upcoming World War II movie directed by the filmmaker that stars a Jewish actor, an official...

September 5, 2016 7:17 am

Syracuse U Professor Slams ‘Hypocritical’ Colleagues for Rescinding Invitation to Israeli Academic/Filmmaker (INTERVIEW)

A Syracuse University professor slammed colleagues on Friday for allowing a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) advocate to speak on campus after rescinding an invitation to an Israeli...

September 4, 2016 12:34 pm

Israeli Government Has Stake in, Capability of Creating ‘Blue and White’ Communications Satellites, Says Space Industry Source in Wake of Amos 6 Explosion

A space industry source told the website Defense News on Sunday that it was “not for nothing” that the Israeli government invested so much in...

September 4, 2016 10:09 am

Clinton, Trump Tied in Latest Poll

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has pulled into an effective tie with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, erasing a substantial deficit as he consolidated support among...

September 4, 2016 9:21 am

Trump Dons Jewish Prayer Shawl During Visit to Black Church in Detroit

Donald Trump was gifted a traditional Jewish prayer shawl by a pastor during a visit to a black church in Detroit. Bishop Wayne Jackson of the...

September 3, 2016 9:30 am

FBI Report: Clinton Said She Could Not Recall Briefings Due to Concussion

Hillary Clinton told the FBI she did not recall all the briefings she received on handling sensitive information as she made the transition from her...

September 2, 2016 4:05 pm

Major Jewish Groups Bitterly Rebuke UCLA Over Departure of Student Leader Due to BDS Harassment

The heads of major Jewish groups told The Algemeiner on Friday that they were outraged over the handling by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)...

September 2, 2016 3:55 pm

Former Top Israeli Security Official Says Obama Administration’s Push to Set International Drone Strike Guidelines Threatens Global Anti-Terrorism Efforts

A new Obama administration initiative to establish international guidelines for drone strikes poses a danger to global anti-terrorism efforts, a former top Israeli security official...

Culture

New Biography of Philanthropist Fails to Ask Key Jewish Questions (REVIEW)

JNS.org - Professor Hasia Diner has a well-earned reputation as an insightful historian. But...

Conan O’Brien Tries Winning Over Israeli Woman While Covered in Dead Sea Mud

Conan O'Brien shared on his late night talk show on Monday a video...

15,000 People Attend Largest-Ever Israeli Cultural Festival in Europe

JNS.org - The largest-ever Israeli cultural event in Europe, TLV in LDN, attracted some...

Features

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust

You have probably heard of "Schindler’s List" -- Steven Spielberg’s movie, which brought to life...

IDF’s Underground Gaza Wall May Change Hamas Terror Strategies

Time may be running out for one of Hamas' main weapons against Israel:...

World

North Korea Threatens US With ‘Horrible Nuclear Strike’

North Korea warned Tuesday that the US will be destroyed if it chooses to defy the "military giant" led by leader Kim Jong Un. "In case the US opts for confrontation...

Israel

Israel Closes West Bank, Gaza Strip for Rosh Hashanah

The IDF announced on Tuesday that it will put in place a closure of the West Bank and Gaza Strip beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday, ahead of the holiday...

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