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Tourists in Israel Experience ‘Spiritual’ Atmosphere of Yom Kippur

Tens of thousands of tourists will spend the Yom Kippur holiday in Israel, including many Jews but also some non-Jewish travelers. Israeli news site Mako...

October 8, 2019 12:18 pm

Israel Shuts Down as Holiest Day of Jewish Year, Yom Kippur, Gets Underway

Israeli security forces and medical services were on high alert on Tuesday as Yom Kippur -- the holiest day on the Jewish calendar -- got underway. The Israeli news site Mako reported that complete closure of...

Portals to History and Conflict: The Gates of Jerusalem’s Old City

Jews, Muslims and Christians pass daily through the gates of Jerusalem's Old City, on their way to and from prayers or simply to go about their everyday business in one of the most politically-sensitive spots...

Netanyahu Pre-Indictment Hearings Draw to a Close

JNS.org - The fourth and final day of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-indictment hearings for multiple corruption, bribery, and breach of trust charges ended Monday night after 10 hours, giving way to the next...

October 8, 2019 9:46 am

Netanyahu Proposes Air-Defense System to Defend Against Iran

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed an advanced air-defense system in a cabinet...

October 8, 2019 9:40 am

Israeli Interior Minister Announces Effort to Strip BDS Leader of Residency

JNS.org - Interior Minister Aryeh Deri announced on Sunday that he has asked the Population...

October 8, 2019 9:37 am

100 ‘Olim’ From 45 Countries Experience Pre-Yom Kippur Prayer at Western Wall

JNS.org - Jewish Agency for Israel chair Isaac Herzog led 100 new olim (“new immigrants“) from...

October 8, 2019 8:19 am

Israel Police Had Surveillance Plan to Track Negative Posts and Comments on Social Media

CTech - Israel Police had planned to create an automatic real-time monitoring system that would...

October 7, 2019 4:26 pm

Amid Rising Iran Threat, IDF Chief of Staff Pledges Israel Will Respond to Any Attack ‘With Great Power’

Amid concerns that Israel may be facing a potential direct attack from Iran, IDF Chief...

October 8, 2019 12:18 pm

Tourists in Israel Experience ‘Spiritual’ Atmosphere of Yom Kippur

Tens of thousands of tourists will spend the Yom Kippur holiday in Israel, including many Jews but also some non-Jewish travelers. Israeli news site Mako quoted...

October 8, 2019 11:38 am

Israel Shuts Down as Holiest Day of Jewish Year, Yom Kippur, Gets Underway

Israeli security forces and medical services were on high alert on Tuesday as Yom Kippur -- the holiest day on the Jewish calendar -- got...

October 8, 2019 10:54 am

Portals to History and Conflict: The Gates of Jerusalem’s Old City

Jews, Muslims and Christians pass daily through the gates of Jerusalem's Old City, on their way to and from prayers or simply to go about...

October 8, 2019 10:04 am

Netanyahu Pre-Indictment Hearings Draw to a Close

JNS.org - The fourth and final day of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-indictment hearings for multiple corruption, bribery, and breach of trust charges ended...

October 8, 2019 9:46 am

Netanyahu Proposes Air-Defense System to Defend Against Iran

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed an advanced air-defense system in a cabinet meeting on Sunday that would counter the Iranian threat, reported...

October 8, 2019 9:40 am

Israeli Interior Minister Announces Effort to Strip BDS Leader of Residency

JNS.org - Interior Minister Aryeh Deri announced on Sunday that he has asked the Population and Immigration Authority to prepare a legal opinion to be...

October 8, 2019 9:37 am

100 ‘Olim’ From 45 Countries Experience Pre-Yom Kippur Prayer at Western Wall

JNS.org - Jewish Agency for Israel chair Isaac Herzog led 100 new olim (“new immigrants“) from 45 countries to selichot services—special prayers said by Jews worldwide during the...

October 8, 2019 8:19 am

Israel Police Had Surveillance Plan to Track Negative Posts and Comments on Social Media

CTech - Israel Police had planned to create an automatic real-time monitoring system that would track negative posts and comments made on social media against...

October 7, 2019 4:26 pm

Amid Rising Iran Threat, IDF Chief of Staff Pledges Israel Will Respond to Any Attack ‘With Great Power’

Amid concerns that Israel may be facing a potential direct attack from Iran, IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi pledged on Monday a...

October 7, 2019 3:16 pm

Top Israeli Politicians Lament Trump Decision to Pull US Forces From Northern Syria

Yair Lapid -- co-chairman of Israel's centrist Blue and White party -- issued a rare, if indirect, criticism of the Trump administration on Monday, expressing...

October 7, 2019 1:52 pm

Tourist Entries to Israel in September Increased by 44 Percent Year-Over-Year

CTech - Approximately 405,000 tourist entries into Israel were recorded in September, 44 percent more than in September 2018 and 46 percent more than September...

October 7, 2019 11:36 am

Stockholm-Listed SKF Acquires Israeli Predictive Maintenance Startup Presenso

CTech - Stockholm-listed SKF Group has agreed to acquire Haifa-based predictive maintenance startup Presenso, the latter announced Monday. The financial details of the acquisition were...

October 6, 2019 10:01 pm

IDF Sets Up New Anti-Tunnel Company to Detect, Destroy Threats in Israel’s North

The Israel Defense Forces have set up a special engineering corps company to discover and prevent terror tunnels dug across Israel’s northern border from Lebanon. The...

October 6, 2019 9:39 pm

Security Establishment Fears Iran Will Directly Attack Israel Following Strike on Saudi Arabia Oil Facilities

The Israeli security establishment is concerned that Iran may seek to strike the Jewish state in the same manner as it did a Saudi Arabian...

World

Iran to Continue Scaling Back Commitments to Nuclear Deal: Rouhani

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that Tehran would continue to scale back its commitments to the 2015 nuclear agreement until the European Union fulfills promises it made under...

Opinion

The Americans, the Kurds, the War

JNS.org - Two days after announcing the betrayal of America’s Kurdish allies in Syria, US President Donald Trump decided to belittle them for good measure. “Now the Kurds are fighting...

October 13, 2019 6:07 am

Middle East

Russia-Backed Syrian Forces Step in as US Retreats

Russia-backed Syrian forces wasted no time in taking advantage of an abrupt US retreat from Syria on Monday, deploying deep inside Kurdish-held territory south of the Turkish frontier less than...

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