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Israel: Upgrades to Security Fence Along Egyptian Border Complete

JNS.org -- The Israeli government has announced that it finished upgrades to the electronic security fence between Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. The height of the...

January 19, 2017 3:02 pm

‘Good Riddance, Obama’: Jerusalemites Send Mixed Parting Messages to the Outgoing US President

Ahead of Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, a reporter from the Hebrew news site nrg took to the streets of Jerusalem to ask passersby their views on the current...

Ministers to Discuss Israeli Sovereignty Over Ma’ale Adumim

JNS.org -- Plans are underway to officially present a bill that would apply Israeli sovereignty to the large east Jerusalem settlement of Ma'ale Adumim, leaders of the Knesset's Land of Israel lobby announced Tuesday. At a parliament meeting,...

Israeli Missile-Defense Chief: IAF Entering ‘New Age’ With Receipt of Arrow 3 Interceptor

JNS.org -- The head of Israel's missile defense program said the country has "entered a new age." Moshe Patel said, “Today, we delivered to the air force the first Arrow 3 interceptor, with interception capabilities that are much...

January 18, 2017 12:35 pm

Syrian Mother Names Baby Born in Israeli Hospital ‘Sarah’ in Gesture of Gratitude to Jewish State

A Syrian woman recently gave birth to a girl at a hospital in northern Israel...

January 18, 2017 11:31 am

Israeli Minister Slams Car-Ramming During Home-Demolition Protests as ‘Terrorist Attack That Murdered a Policeman’

The alleged car-ramming incident that killed a policeman during protests over planned home demolitions in...

January 18, 2017 7:04 am

Israeli Policeman Killed in Car-Ramming During Violent Demonstration

JNS.org -- An Israeli policeman was killed Wednesday and several others were wounded when an Israeli-Arab terrorist...

January 17, 2017 3:54 pm

In Parting Words to Outgoing US Ambassador, Israeli President Calls Disagreements Over the Years ‘Friendly’

JNS.org -- In his farewell to the departing American ambassador, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the Jewish...

January 17, 2017 3:51 pm
January 19, 2017 3:02 pm

Israel: Upgrades to Security Fence Along Egyptian Border Complete

JNS.org -- The Israeli government has announced that it finished upgrades to the electronic security fence between Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. The height of the 150-mile...

January 19, 2017 12:36 pm

‘Good Riddance, Obama’: Jerusalemites Send Mixed Parting Messages to the Outgoing US President

Ahead of Friday’s inauguration of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States, a reporter from the Hebrew news site nrg took to the...

January 18, 2017 2:05 pm

Ministers to Discuss Israeli Sovereignty Over Ma’ale Adumim

JNS.org -- Plans are underway to officially present a bill that would apply Israeli sovereignty to the large east Jerusalem settlement of Ma'ale Adumim, leaders of the...

January 18, 2017 2:03 pm

Israeli Missile-Defense Chief: IAF Entering ‘New Age’ With Receipt of Arrow 3 Interceptor

JNS.org -- The head of Israel's missile defense program said the country has "entered a new age." Moshe Patel said, “Today, we delivered to the air force the...

January 18, 2017 12:35 pm

Syrian Mother Names Baby Born in Israeli Hospital ‘Sarah’ in Gesture of Gratitude to Jewish State

A Syrian woman recently gave birth to a girl at a hospital in northern Israel and named the child Sarah as a way of thanking the...

January 18, 2017 11:31 am

Israeli Minister Slams Car-Ramming During Home-Demolition Protests as ‘Terrorist Attack That Murdered a Policeman’

The alleged car-ramming incident that killed a policeman during protests over planned home demolitions in the southern town of Umm al-Hiran on Wednesday was a...

January 18, 2017 7:04 am

Israeli Policeman Killed in Car-Ramming During Violent Demonstration

JNS.org -- An Israeli policeman was killed Wednesday and several others were wounded when an Israeli-Arab terrorist rammed a car into a crowd of officers during violent clashes...

January 17, 2017 3:54 pm

In Parting Words to Outgoing US Ambassador, Israeli President Calls Disagreements Over the Years ‘Friendly’

JNS.org -- In his farewell to the departing American ambassador, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the Jewish state and the US have “had some differences of opinion”...

January 17, 2017 3:51 pm

Billion-Shekel Compound for Israeli PM, With Underground Command Center ‘Bunker’ for National Emergencies, Approved by Jerusalem Building, Planning Committee

The Jerusalem District Planning and Building Committee has approved a plan to erect a massive compound to house the office and private residence of the...

January 17, 2017 3:39 pm

Former High-Ranking Israeli Official Slams Paris Conference, Blames Palestinian Rejectionism for Lack of Peace

With gambits such as the diplomatic summit held in Paris two days ago, the international community “distances peace instead of bringing it closer,” a former director-general...

January 17, 2017 2:18 pm

Left-Wing Israeli NGO Official: Shooting IDF Soldiers ‘Not Terrorism’

JNS.org -- An official from a left-wing nongovernmental organization that publicizes testimonies of former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers criticizing the military, was reportedly caught saying that...

January 16, 2017 2:55 pm

IDF Marks Martin Luther King Day With Video of Soldiers Spreading Civil Rights Leader’s Message of Compassion

In honor of Martin Luther King Day on Monday, the Israel Defense Forces produced a video clip reiterating the assassinated civil rights leader's message of choosing compassion...

January 16, 2017 11:57 am

Search Underway in Tel Aviv for ‘Nice, Friendly’ Monkey Who Fled Safari Over ‘Friction’ With Fellow Simian

Searches continued throughout Monday in the greater Tel Aviv area for a small monkey who escaped from the safari in Ramat Gan, the Hebrew news site...

January 16, 2017 11:00 am

Israeli Minister: Palestinians Can’t Prevent Trump From Moving Embassy to Jerusalem

An Israeli minister said Monday the Palestinians had no way to block incoming US President Donald Trump from moving his country's embassy to Jerusalem. Palestinian President...

Culture

Israel to Host International Cybertech Conference for 4th Time

JNS.org -- Israel will host the world's most significant cyber technology summit, outside the US, later this month. Dozens of prominent...

Ivanka Trump Shares Snapshot of Kosher Inauguration Cake Featuring Mini Donald

President-elect Donald Trump's Jewish daughter, Ivanka, posted a picture on Instagram of a...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

5 Jewish Democrats Among Dozens of Congressmen Boycotting Trump Inauguratio...

JNS.org -- At least five Jewish Democratic lawmakers have announced that they plan to join dozens of other Congressmen in boycotting Friday's inauguration...

Opinion

Generals, Gimmicks and Gobbledygook

[After Gamal Abdel Nasser’s death] the ability of the Arabs to coordinate their political and military activities has diminished. Even previously this ability was not great – now it is...

Middle East

Team Trump Says ‘Stay Tuned’ for Decision on Embassy Move to Je...

A few hours before incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer told journalists on Thursday -- 24 hours before the inauguration...

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