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New IDF Multi-Year Master Plan Includes Establishment of Special ‘Iran Directorate’

The IDF released on Thursday a new multi-year master plan for reforming and improving its capabilities -- including the establishment of a special unit...

February 13, 2020 2:04 pm

Explosive Balloon From Gaza Detonates Over School in Southern Israel, No Injuries

An explosives-laden balloon blew up over an elementary school in the southern Israeli city of Sderot on Thursday. The incident came amid a wave of such attacks from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip. According to the Israeli news...

Israel Takes Fight to UNHRC Following Release of Settlement Blacklist

JNS.org - Following Wednesday’s release by the United Nations of a blacklist of companies connected to Israeli settlements, Israel’s Foreign Ministry has asked the country’s US consulates to reach out to the governors of states...

Israel Successfully Tests Anti-Drone Laser Defense System

JNS.org - Israeli defense technology company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems announced on Wednesday that it had successfully carried out a series of tests on the Drone Dome laser system, during which multiple mock UAVs were...

February 13, 2020 10:12 am

Seagate Opens Innovation Lab in Israel

Data storage firm Seagate Technology PLC opened an innovation lab in Israel on Thursday with...

February 12, 2020 4:18 pm

Report: In Phone Call With Zuckerberg, Netanyahu Claims Facebook Biased Against Likud

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday to...

February 12, 2020 3:52 pm

Israel Asks Japan to Release Citizens on Cruise Ship Quarantined Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Israel’s Foreign Ministry contacted Japanese authorities on Wednesday and asked them to allow 14 Israeli...

February 12, 2020 12:04 pm

Following Likud App Breach, Regulator Descends on Offices of Suspected Developer

CTech - A day after Calcalist reported that the personal details of almost 6.5 million...

February 12, 2020 11:56 am

NSO Buys Counter-Drone Company Convexum

CTech - Israeli cyber surveillance company NSO Group is acquiring Convexum, a Tel Aviv startup...

February 13, 2020 2:04 pm

New IDF Multi-Year Master Plan Includes Establishment of Special ‘Iran Directorate’

The IDF released on Thursday a new multi-year master plan for reforming and improving its capabilities -- including the establishment of a special unit to...

February 13, 2020 12:54 pm

Explosive Balloon From Gaza Detonates Over School in Southern Israel, No Injuries

An explosives-laden balloon blew up over an elementary school in the southern Israeli city of Sderot on Thursday. The incident came amid a wave of such...

February 13, 2020 11:52 am

Israel Takes Fight to UNHRC Following Release of Settlement Blacklist

JNS.org - Following Wednesday’s release by the United Nations of a blacklist of companies connected to Israeli settlements, Israel’s Foreign Ministry has asked the country’s...

February 13, 2020 11:14 am

Israel Successfully Tests Anti-Drone Laser Defense System

JNS.org - Israeli defense technology company Rafael Advanced Defense Systems announced on Wednesday that it had successfully carried out a series of tests on the...

February 13, 2020 10:12 am

Seagate Opens Innovation Lab in Israel

Data storage firm Seagate Technology PLC opened an innovation lab in Israel on Thursday with an aim of forming partnerships with businesses. The Tel Aviv center,...

February 12, 2020 4:18 pm

Report: In Phone Call With Zuckerberg, Netanyahu Claims Facebook Biased Against Likud

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Wednesday to complain that the social media network had been biased against...

February 12, 2020 3:52 pm

Israel Asks Japan to Release Citizens on Cruise Ship Quarantined Due to Coronavirus Outbreak

Israel’s Foreign Ministry contacted Japanese authorities on Wednesday and asked them to allow 14 Israeli citizens quarantined on a cruise ship in Japanese waters to...

February 12, 2020 12:04 pm

Following Likud App Breach, Regulator Descends on Offices of Suspected Developer

CTech - A day after Calcalist reported that the personal details of almost 6.5 million Israelis may have been leaked online following a breach in...

February 12, 2020 11:56 am

NSO Buys Counter-Drone Company Convexum

CTech - Israeli cyber surveillance company NSO Group is acquiring Convexum, a Tel Aviv startup developing counter-drone technologies, for $60 million in cash, according to...

February 12, 2020 11:18 am

Israeli Defense Minister: We Won’t Stop Until Iran Has Been Driven From Syria

JNS.org - Israel’s defense minister issued a stern warning to Iran on Tuesday, saying that Jerusalem was “changing the paradigm” and would no longer content...

February 12, 2020 10:36 am

Israel’s Sheba Medical Center Develops Telemedicine to Limit Coronavirus Spread

JNS.org - As fears of the growing coronavirus endemic increase worldwide, Israel’s Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, has developed a groundbreaking way to treat potential...

February 12, 2020 9:54 am

Israel Denounces ‘Shameful’ UN Report on Companies Active in West Bank Settlements

The United Nations human rights office on Wednesday issued a report on companies it said had business ties to Israeli settlements in the West Bank, a...

February 11, 2020 3:38 pm

Stats Reveal High IDF Dropout Rate for Traumatized Sderot Youth

The extent of the trauma caused by rocket attacks on Sderot over the past two decades is demonstrated by the high rate of the southern...

February 11, 2020 1:04 pm

Report: Palestinian Terror Factions in Gaza Agree to Stop Incendiary Balloon Attacks Against Israel

Palestinian terrorist factions in the Gaza Strip, including ruling Hamas, have reportedly agreed to stop launching of incendiary balloons into southern Israel. Citing the Palestinian Al-Quds...

Culture

‘Fauda’ Season 4 Announced by Show Co-Creator in Tel Aviv

The hit Israeli show "Fauda" will get a fourth season, its co-creator Avi...

Leadership of ‘French Oscars’ Resigns Amid Polanski Controversy

The management of the "French Oscars" resigned en masse on Thursday after weeks...

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

Irish MP Blames Mossad ‘Interference’ for Corbyn’s Defeat...

A newly-elected Irish parliamentarian recently claimed on Twitter that Israel's foreign intelligence agency was responsible for UK Labour leader Jeremy...

Opinion

Why Young Europeans Can’t Understand Israeli Settlers

JNS.org - As world leaders gathered in Jerusalem last month to remember Auschwitz and commemorate 75 years since its liberation, I was sitting in my office in Hebron with two...

February 17, 2020 7:50 am

Middle East

Snubbed by Gulf, Lebanon’s PM Diab Hosts Top Iranian Official

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab, who is getting the cold shoulder from Gulf Arab states, on Monday met Iran's parliament speaker, the first senior foreign official to visit since Diab's government...

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