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Israel Denies Visas to Staff Members of ‘Extreme, Hostile’ NGO Human Rights Watch

Israel is refusing to issue visas to the international staff of one of the most prominent international human rights NGOs -- Human Rights Watch...

February 24, 2017 11:10 am

Report: Number of Female Soldiers Serving in IDF Ground Forces Jumped 350% in 2016

The number of female soldiers serving in combat roles in the IDF Ground Forces jumped 350% from 2015 to 2016, Israel Defense reported on Thursday. The IDF, the report said, has been seeking ways to boost...

East Jerusalem Elementary School Established, Run, Funded by Hamas to Be Closed Over Violent Anti-Israel Curriculum

A private school in east Jerusalem is being shut down for incitement, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Thursday. According to the report, the curriculum of the Al-Nukhba elementary school -- established by Hamas in the Tsur...

Four New Conservative Justices Appointed to Israeli Supreme Court

JNS.org - Four new conservative-leaning justices were named Wednesday to Israel's Supreme Court. The new members of the 15-seat bench, selected from a short-list of 27 candidates, include: Jerusalem District Court Judge David Mintz, Haifa District Court President...

February 23, 2017 1:27 pm

Prison Sentence of Former Israeli Chief Rabbi Extended by One Year Despite Plea Bargain

Former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel Yona Metzger was told Thursday afternoon by the courts...

February 23, 2017 12:39 pm

Leviathan Gas Field Developers Approve $3.75 Billion Investment

Developers of the Leviathan natural gas field have approved a $3.75 billion investment (FID) in...

February 23, 2017 10:34 am

Israeli Defense Ministry: New Iron Dome Interceptor Successfully Tested

JNS.org - A new missile interceptor developed for the Iron Dome defense system has been successfully...

February 22, 2017 3:17 pm

For First Time, Christian Arab Earns Spot in Elite Israeli Air Force Course

JNS.org - For the first time, a Christian Arab Israeli has been accepted into the...

February 22, 2017 3:14 pm

Netanyahu Speaks of Rising Antisemitism in Address to Australian Jews

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of "the resurgent antisemitism...in many parts of the...

February 24, 2017 11:10 am

Israel Denies Visas to Staff Members of ‘Extreme, Hostile’ NGO Human Rights Watch

Israel is refusing to issue visas to the international staff of one of the most prominent international human rights NGOs -- Human Rights Watch –...

February 23, 2017 8:52 pm

Report: Number of Female Soldiers Serving in IDF Ground Forces Jumped 350% in 2016

The number of female soldiers serving in combat roles in the IDF Ground Forces jumped 350% from 2015 to 2016, Israel Defense reported on Thursday. The...

February 23, 2017 5:40 pm

East Jerusalem Elementary School Established, Run, Funded by Hamas to Be Closed Over Violent Anti-Israel Curriculum

A private school in east Jerusalem is being shut down for incitement, Israel’s Channel 2 reported on Thursday. According to the report, the curriculum of the...

February 23, 2017 1:32 pm

Four New Conservative Justices Appointed to Israeli Supreme Court

JNS.org - Four new conservative-leaning justices were named Wednesday to Israel's Supreme Court. The new members of the 15-seat bench, selected from a short-list of 27 candidates, include:...

February 23, 2017 1:27 pm

Prison Sentence of Former Israeli Chief Rabbi Extended by One Year Despite Plea Bargain

Former Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel Yona Metzger was told Thursday afternoon by the courts that his prison sentence of three-and-a-half years would be increased...

February 23, 2017 12:39 pm

Leviathan Gas Field Developers Approve $3.75 Billion Investment

Developers of the Leviathan natural gas field have approved a $3.75 billion investment (FID) in the first phase of the largest energy project in Israel's...

February 23, 2017 10:34 am

Israeli Defense Ministry: New Iron Dome Interceptor Successfully Tested

JNS.org - A new missile interceptor developed for the Iron Dome defense system has been successfully tested, the Israeli Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The new interceptor, named...

February 22, 2017 3:17 pm

For First Time, Christian Arab Earns Spot in Elite Israeli Air Force Course

JNS.org - For the first time, a Christian Arab Israeli has been accepted into the military's prestigious pilots course, Israel Hayom has learned. The young man, whose name...

February 22, 2017 3:14 pm

Netanyahu Speaks of Rising Antisemitism in Address to Australian Jews

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of "the resurgent antisemitism...in many parts of the world" in his Wednesday address to Australian Jewry. “We have a battle against...

February 22, 2017 8:14 am

Israeli Prime Minister Makes Historic Visit to Australia

JNS.org - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began his historic visit to Australia, the first by a sitting Israeli prime minister, by praising the commitment of his Australian...

February 21, 2017 1:17 pm

IDF Soldier Handed 18-Month Prison Sentence for Killing Neutralized Palestinian Terrorist in Hebron

JNS.org - Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier Elor Azaria, convicted on manslaughter charges for shooting and killing an incapacitated terrorist in Hebron last March, was...

February 20, 2017 4:23 pm

Holocaust Survivors Among Israeli Consumers No Longer to Have Power Cut Off Due to Arrears in Electricity Bill Payments

The Israel Electric Authority announced on Monday that Holocaust survivors and consumers using life-saving devices will not have their power cut off, even if they are unable...

February 20, 2017 10:44 am

Arab-Israeli Indicted for Planning ISIS-Style Attacks in Jewish State

JNS.org - An Arab-Israeli man was indicted Monday for his alleged links to the Islamic State terror group and his plans to orchestrate attacks in Israel. Anas...

February 20, 2017 6:09 am

Netanyahu Rejects Report That Former US Secretary of State Kerry Initiated Secret Peace Meeting in Jordan Last Year

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu participated in a secret diplomatic summit a year ago in Aqaba, Jordan, with then-US Secretary of State John Kerry,...

Culture

Finding ‘The Lost Book of Moses’

The Lost Book of Moses is an account of author Chanan Tigay’s exhaustive search for the whereabouts and authenticity of the...

TripAdvisor Ranks Eilat Hotel Best in Middle East, 25th Worldwide

A luxury hotel in the southern Israeli resort town of Eilat was ranked first in the region and 25th internationally by a...

Features

A Muslim Woman’s Fight Against Radical Islam

If there is a single question that defines the geo-politics of our age, it might be the question that Farhana Qazi has been...

International Jewish Youth Convention’s Delicate Balancing Act On Refugee Debate

JNS.org -- In an ever-polarized American era, nonprofits often need to decide how to make...

International Conference of Jewish Teens About Vision and Resolve

JNS.org -- My interview with Aaron Mantell and Danielle Wadler, two teens from New York’s Long Island region, was drowned out by...

World

Trump: Two-State Solution Preferable, But Up to Israel, Palestinians to Dec...

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he likes the concept of a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, expressing...

Opinion

New York Times Promotes Myth That Jews Oppose Organ Donation

The first paragraph of a New York Times opinion piece inaccurately portrays Judaism as opposed to organ donation. The Times article, by Ariana Tobin, an “engagement reporter” at the nonprofit news...

Middle East

Iranian President Rouhani, Touted in West as ‘Moderate,’ Calls ...

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani -- touted by many in the West as a “moderate” -- hailed on Wednesday the “tireless...

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