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Israeli TV Report: Trump Peace Plan Sees Palestinian State on Most of West Bank, Some of East Jerusalem

Israeli television said on Wednesday that US President Donald Trump's peace plan would propose a Palestinian state on as much as 90 percent of...

January 16, 2019 4:32 pm

Think Tank: Biggest Security Threat Facing Israel in 2019 Is Multi-Front War in North and South

The Tel Aviv University-affiliated Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) presented its annual assessment of Israel's security situation to President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday, with the primary conclusion being that a multi-front war on the Jewish...

Producers Reportedly in Talks With Madonna to Make Guest Appearance at Eurovision Contest in Tel Aviv

Producers of the 2019 Eurovision song contest set to be held in Tel Avivm in May are reportedly in talks with American pop star Madonna to make a guest appearance at the end of the...

US Official Cautions Israel Over Chinese Investments

A US official cautioned Israel on Wednesday over investments from China, citing cyber-security concerns and the prospect of Israel's allies limiting intelligence-sharing with it. The Trump administration has taken steps to curb market penetration by Huwaei Technologies Cos Ltd...

January 16, 2019 2:06 pm

Israel’s Netanyahu Praises US Pullout From Iran Nuclear Deal as ‘Most Important Thing’ to Occur in Middle East in Past Year

US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal was the “most...

January 16, 2019 1:14 pm

Israeli PM Hails Burgeoning Economic Ties With Japan, Amid Reported Free Trade Deal Talks

Israel and Japan are currently negotiating free trade agreement, the financial newspaper Calcalist reported on...

January 16, 2019 11:56 am

McDonald’s Israel Becomes First Restaurant Chain to Adopt App Giving Full Access to Blind Customers

McDonald's in Israel is set to become the first restaurant chain in the world to...

January 16, 2019 10:30 am

Microplastics Discovered in Marine Invertebrates Along Israel’s Coastline

JNS.org - A new Tel Aviv University study finds that microplastics—tiny pieces of plastic ingested by aquatic life—are...

January 16, 2019 10:25 am

Israel to Export Natural Gas to Egypt in a Few Months

JNS.org - Israel will start exporting natural gas to Egypt within a few months, a crucial...

January 16, 2019 4:32 pm

Israeli TV Report: Trump Peace Plan Sees Palestinian State on Most of West Bank, Some of East Jerusalem

Israeli television said on Wednesday that US President Donald Trump's peace plan would propose a Palestinian state on as much as 90 percent of the...

January 16, 2019 4:12 pm

Think Tank: Biggest Security Threat Facing Israel in 2019 Is Multi-Front War in North and South

The Tel Aviv University-affiliated Institute for National Security Studies (INSS) presented its annual assessment of Israel's security situation to President Reuven Rivlin on Wednesday, with...

January 16, 2019 3:38 pm

Producers Reportedly in Talks With Madonna to Make Guest Appearance at Eurovision Contest in Tel Aviv

Producers of the 2019 Eurovision song contest set to be held in Tel Avivm in May are reportedly in talks with American pop star Madonna...

January 16, 2019 2:36 pm

US Official Cautions Israel Over Chinese Investments

A US official cautioned Israel on Wednesday over investments from China, citing cyber-security concerns and the prospect of Israel's allies limiting intelligence-sharing with it. The Trump administration has taken...

January 16, 2019 2:06 pm

Israel’s Netanyahu Praises US Pullout From Iran Nuclear Deal as ‘Most Important Thing’ to Occur in Middle East in Past Year

US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal was the “most important thing that happened in the last year” in the...

January 16, 2019 1:14 pm

Israeli PM Hails Burgeoning Economic Ties With Japan, Amid Reported Free Trade Deal Talks

Israel and Japan are currently negotiating free trade agreement, the financial newspaper Calcalist reported on Tuesday. The report came as a delegation of senior Japanese businesspeople...

January 16, 2019 11:56 am

McDonald’s Israel Becomes First Restaurant Chain to Adopt App Giving Full Access to Blind Customers

McDonald's in Israel is set to become the first restaurant chain in the world to offer full access for blind and visually-impaired customers at all...

January 16, 2019 10:30 am

Microplastics Discovered in Marine Invertebrates Along Israel’s Coastline

JNS.org - A new Tel Aviv University study finds that microplastics—tiny pieces of plastic ingested by aquatic life—are present in solitary ascidians, or marine invertebrates, all along the Israeli...

January 16, 2019 10:25 am

Israel to Export Natural Gas to Egypt in a Few Months

JNS.org - Israel will start exporting natural gas to Egypt within a few months, a crucial development in the Jewish state’s plans to sell its increasing...

January 15, 2019 3:18 pm

Changing of the Guard at the IDF: New Chief of Staff Kochavi Officially Assumes Role

New IDF chief of staff, Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, officially entered the role on Tuesday at an installation ceremony at the Israeli military headquarters in Tel...

January 15, 2019 12:48 pm

IDF Tank Goes Out of Control, Crosses Major Highway, After Crew Falls Asleep

In a bizarre accident earlier this week, an IDF tank crew taking part in a training exercises collectively fell asleep, causing the tank to go...

January 15, 2019 12:19 pm

Israeli PM Netanyahu Warns Iran on Syria Presence, Telling It to ‘Get Out of There Quickly’ or Face Further Military Strikes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a stark warning to Iran on Tuesday over its presence in Syria, telling it to “get out of there...

January 15, 2019 11:12 am

MK Smotrich Elected Leader of National Union Party

JNS.org - MK Bezalel Smotrich has been elected the new head of the National Union party. Smotrich beat Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel for leadership of the party...

January 15, 2019 11:02 am

‘If the IDF Won’t Deal With the Terror Threat, We Will,’ Says Residents in Israel’s North

JNS.org - The announcement by Israel Defense Forces on Sunday that “Operation Northern Shield” along Israel’s border with Lebanon had come to a close sparked mixed feelings among...

Features

Meet the Two Most Optimistic People in the Entire Middle East

“You are sitting here, probably, with the two most optimistic people probably in the entire Middle East,” says Sami Saadi,...

Places to Visit in Israel If You Really Want to Learn Its History

Are you or a family member traveling to Israel in 2019? Are you looking for something more than the average...

In New Initiative, Yad Vashem Tackles 21st Century Antisemitism

JNS.org - It is American teachers like Lori Fulton who, with their commitment to Holocaust education, are poised to be...

World

Somali Islamist Terror Group Claims Deadly Nairobi Atrocity Was Response to...

The Somali Islamist terror group that carried out Tuesday's attack on a hotel complex in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi...

Opinion

Antisemitism Is Alive and Well in Europe — If It Ever Left

Saying that antisemitism is integral to European culture does not make one popular in Europe. This does not change if one notes that articulating this fact is radically different from...

January 16, 2019 9:28 am
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Middle East

Gaza Sewage, Excess Garbage Causes Suffering in Southern Israeli Communitie...

JNS.org - Raw wastewater and sewage from Gaza is being pumped into southern Israeli streams, and garbage is being amassed along...

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