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December 24, 2020 10:08 am
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‘A Dream Come True’: Israel’s Avdija Starts for Wizards, Scores 7 Points in NBA Debut

Israeli rookie Deni Avdija gave a solid performance in his NBA debut on Wednesday, notching seven points and four rebounds, as his Washington Wizards fell...

December 14, 2020 10:28 am
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‘Happy Hanukkah!’: Israeli Hoopster Avdija Drops 15 Points in First NBA Action

Israeli hoopster Deni Avdija made a strong impression in his first NBA action on Sunday, scoring 15 points and pulling down four rebounds for the...

December 11, 2020 12:54 pm
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NBA’s Wizards Open Hebrew Twitter Account, Featuring Israeli Rookie Avdija

The National Basketball Association's Washington Wizards opened a Hebrew-language Twitter account on Friday, weeks after drafting Israeli 19-year-old Deni Avdija. "Introducing our Hebrew language and Israel-focused...

October 20, 2020 4:08 pm
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Israeli Airline Arkia Starts Selling Tickets for Direct Tel Aviv-Dubai Flights

The Israeli airline Arkia announced on Tuesday it would begin offering daily direct flights between Tel Aviv and Dubai in early January. Arkia -- Israel's second-largest...

October 20, 2020 12:54 pm
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Israeli Military Uncovers New ‘Terror Tunnel’ Under Border With Hamas-Ruled Gaza

The Israeli military revealed on Tuesday it had found a new tunnel running under the border from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. "This is a violation of...

October 14, 2020 1:54 pm
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US and Israeli Air Forces Hone Readiness With Latest Joint F-35 Drill

F-35 stealth fighters jets from the US and Israeli air forces were seen in the skies above the Jewish state earlier this week as they...

September 30, 2020 3:28 pm
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US Army Receives First Iron Dome Aerial Defense Battery From Israel

Israel delivered on Wednesday the first of two Iron Dome aerial defense batteries purchased last year by the US Army. "These batteries will be employed in...

September 21, 2020 11:08 am
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‘She Was an Inspiration to Millions’: Jewish Groups Pay Tribute to Late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Jewish groups are paying tribute to late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg following her death at the age of 87 on Friday. “We are...

September 15, 2020 4:28 pm
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‘Pivot of History’ in Middle East Heralded at Israel-UAE-Bahrain Signing Ceremony

On a pristine late summer day in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, leaders from three Middle Eastern nations gathered on the White House’s South Lawn to...

September 9, 2020 11:14 am
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With Israel Peace in the Offing, Abu Dhabi Tells Hotels to Offer Kosher Food Options to Guests

With Israel and the United Arab Emirates set to ink their recently-announced normalization agreement next week, hotels in Abu Dhabi have been instructed by local...

September 8, 2020 2:54 pm
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Trump to Host White House Signing Ceremony for Israel-UAE Normalization Deal on Sept. 15

A signing ceremony will be hosted by US President Donald Trump at the White House next week for the Israel‐UAE normalization deal that was announced...

August 28, 2020 10:52 am
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Biden Calls Delaware Chabad Arson ‘Deeply Disturbing,’ Speaks of ‘Moral Obligation’ to Fight Rising Antisemitism in US

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden condemned on Thursday an arson incident at a Jewish institution in his home state of Delaware. In a tweet referring to...

March 9, 2020 1:04 pm
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Pro-Israel Democratic Group Endorses Biden for President

The Democratic Majority for Israel (DMFI) officially threw its support on Monday behind former Vice President Joe Biden. “Vice President Biden is Democrats’ best hope for...

March 2, 2020 3:04 pm
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Israeli Exit Polls Show Advantage, but Not Outright Majority, for Netanyahu and Right-Wing Bloc

The exit polls from Israel's elections on Monday showed an advantage, but not an outright majority, for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud party and the...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

World

Iranian ‘Supreme Leader’ Khamenei Delivers ‘Quds Day̵...

Iran's so-called "Supreme Leader," Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, delivered a lengthy speech devoted to the elimination of the State of Israel...

Israel

Jerusalem Tensions High as Thousands Head to Al-Aqsa After Clashes

Israel said it was beefing up security forces on Saturday in anticipation of more confrontations with Palestinian protesters, a day after fierce clashes at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque. Tensions have mounted in...

Middle East

Iran’s Zarif Says Onus on US to Revive Nuclear Deal

Iran's foreign minister said on Saturday that the United States had an obligation to help revive Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers which Washington had abandoned, after President...

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