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Over 10 Percent of Israelis Make Weekly Use of Bikes and E-Scooters, Report Says

Ctech - Approximately 12 percent of Israelis use bikes, electric bicycles, and electric scooters on a weekly basis, according to a global public transport...

January 17, 2020 10:49 am

New Nature Reserves to Open in Judea and Samaria for First Time Since Oslo Accords

JNS.org - Israel’s Defense Minister Naftali Bennett approved on Wednesday the creation of seven new nature reserves in Judea and Samaria. This is the first time that new nature reserves have been declared in the disputed territories...

Global Survey Shows Young Israelis Not Optimistic About Resolution of Conflict With Palestinians

A survey of young people from around the world shows that young Israelis are less optimistic than any other group about resolving the conflict in their region, the Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot reported on Thursday. The...

Gaza Balloon Laden With Explosives Detonates in Southern Israel

A balloon laden with explosives was launched into southern Israel from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Thursday and detonated. The Israeli news site Mako reported that the balloon touched down in the Sdot Negev Regional Council....

January 16, 2020 1:02 pm

After Call With Putin, Netanyahu Exudes ‘Optimism’ About Potential Release of Israeli-American Woman Jailed in Russia

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed "optimism" about obtaining the release of a young Israeli-American...

January 16, 2020 11:26 am

Israel, Thailand Hold First Joint Cyber Exercise

JNS.org - The Israeli military this week held its first joint cyber drill with Thai...

January 16, 2020 10:54 am

Israel-Based Edgybees: From Drone-Based Games to Putting Out Fires in Australia

CTech - Three years ago, Edgybees developed and launched the first augmented reality game for...

January 16, 2020 10:44 am

Israel’s Mellanox and IAI to Jointly Develop and Sell Cyber Technologies

CTech - Israel’s defense companies are often in competition when taking on tenders abroad, but...

January 16, 2020 8:06 am

Israeli Court Orders Closed-Door Hearings in NSO Surveillance Firm Case

Amnesty International's legal bid to have Israel revoke the export license of the Israeli NSO...

January 17, 2020 10:49 am

Over 10 Percent of Israelis Make Weekly Use of Bikes and E-Scooters, Report Says

Ctech - Approximately 12 percent of Israelis use bikes, electric bicycles, and electric scooters on a weekly basis, according to a global public transport report...

January 17, 2020 10:29 am

New Nature Reserves to Open in Judea and Samaria for First Time Since Oslo Accords

JNS.org - Israel’s Defense Minister Naftali Bennett approved on Wednesday the creation of seven new nature reserves in Judea and Samaria. This is the first time that...

January 16, 2020 5:06 pm

Global Survey Shows Young Israelis Not Optimistic About Resolution of Conflict With Palestinians

A survey of young people from around the world shows that young Israelis are less optimistic than any other group about resolving the conflict in...

January 16, 2020 3:12 pm

Gaza Balloon Laden With Explosives Detonates in Southern Israel

A balloon laden with explosives was launched into southern Israel from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Thursday and detonated. The Israeli news site Mako reported that...

January 16, 2020 1:02 pm

After Call With Putin, Netanyahu Exudes ‘Optimism’ About Potential Release of Israeli-American Woman Jailed in Russia

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed "optimism" about obtaining the release of a young Israeli-American woman imprisoned in Russia following a phone conversation with Russian...

January 16, 2020 11:26 am

Israel, Thailand Hold First Joint Cyber Exercise

JNS.org - The Israeli military this week held its first joint cyber drill with Thai forces, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit said Wednesday. The training drill was...

January 16, 2020 10:54 am

Israel-Based Edgybees: From Drone-Based Games to Putting Out Fires in Australia

CTech - Three years ago, Edgybees developed and launched the first augmented reality game for drones. The game, which created a virtual course in the...

January 16, 2020 10:44 am

Israel’s Mellanox and IAI to Jointly Develop and Sell Cyber Technologies

CTech - Israel’s defense companies are often in competition when taking on tenders abroad, but when it comes to cyber, collaboration is the word of...

January 16, 2020 8:06 am

Israeli Court Orders Closed-Door Hearings in NSO Surveillance Firm Case

Amnesty International's legal bid to have Israel revoke the export license of the Israeli NSO surveillance firm will be heard behind closed doors, an Israeli...

January 15, 2020 4:38 pm

IDF Targets Hamas Sites in Gaza After Rockets Strike Southern Israel

Four rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, the IDF said, and it responded with air strikes against Hamas facilities in the coastal enclave. No...

January 15, 2020 2:38 pm

Iranian, Syrian Refugees Set to Compete in Tel Aviv Judo Competition

Two judokas originally from Iran and Syria will be in Israel next week to compete in the Tel Aviv Grand Prix 2020 and be honored in...

January 15, 2020 1:02 pm

Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Data Shows 192,000 Survivors Living in Israel

Ahead of next week’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israel’s Holocaust Survivors' Rights Authority at the Ministry of Finance released statistics on the survivors of the...

January 15, 2020 12:38 pm

In Letter to Sisi, Israel’s Rivlin Hails Start of Flow of Natural Gas to Egypt

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin sent an official letter to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi on Wednesday, celebrating the activation of Israel’s natural gas pipeline to...

January 15, 2020 10:57 am

Israel, Russia to Jointly Mark Auschwitz Liberation at UN

JNS.org - In recent months, Israel and Russia have been forging a unique partnership at the United Nations. Amid the backdrop of the 75th anniversary of...

Culture

Roy Nissany Becomes Israel’s First Formula One Driver

JNS.org - Roy Nissany will become the official test driver for the Williams Group, making him Israel’s very first Formula...

Eyewitness to Horror: New York Museum Opens Exhibit of Art by Holocaust Victims

Michael Morris, a curator at New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage, was trying...

Aharon Appelfeld’s ‘To The Edge of Sorrow’ Asks the Right Questions

The Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld died in 2018. His novel To the Edge...

Features

From Harlem to Tel Aviv: Aulcie Perry’s Basketball Journey

Legendary basketball player Aulcie Perry’s life has been remarkable on and off the court.  This African-American athlete’s life changed dramatically after...

Kids in the Kitchen Light Up Hanukkah

JNS.org - Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is one of those holidays that takes over everything. The pantry overflows with...

Give It Up for the (Israeli) Kids: Hanukkah and Charity Drives

JNS.org - The staff and volunteers at Yad Ezra V’Shulamit’s children’s center in Jerusalem began noticing that one little girl...

World

Canada Says Black Boxes From Iran Plane Crash Should Be Sent to France

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged Iran to send the flight and cockpit data recorders from a crashed jet to France for analysis and said the first remains of victims...

Opinion

New York Times Editors Press Democratic Presidential Candidates on Shutting...

Democratic presidential candidates hoping to win the endorsement of The New York Times are being interrogated by Times editors about...

January 17, 2020 11:16 am

Middle East

UN Says Around 350,0000 Syrians Have Fled Russian-Led Assault in Idlib

Around 350,000 Syrians, mostly women and children, have fled a renewed Russian-backed offensive in the opposition-held Idlib province since early December, and have sought shelter in border areas near Turkey,...

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