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Dozens of Iraqi Protesters Wounded as Anti-Government Unrest Resumes

Two Iraqi police officers were killed and dozens of protesters were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday in clashes with security forces,...

January 20, 2020 11:12 am

Soleimani Strike Marks a Potential Turning Point for Iranian Protesters

JNS.org - In assassinating Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, head of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), in Iraq on Jan. 3, the United States took out the head of the militant...

Jordan Parliament Passes Draft Law to Ban Gas Imports From Israel

Jordan's parliament on Sunday approved a draft law to ban imports of Israeli gas to the country just days after they started under a multibillion-dollar deal struck in 2016 which is opposed by much of...

Iran Has Not Ruled Out Talks to End Nuclear Dispute, Says Official

Iran said on Monday that it had not closed the "door to negotiations" in efforts to resolve a dispute over its nuclear agreement with world powers that has escalated steadily since the United States withdrew...

January 19, 2020 12:41 pm

Having Fled Bombing, Syrian Children Learn to Read in Tent Schools

Syrian teacher Ahmad al Hilal listens to his young pupils sitting on a mat reciting...

January 19, 2020 12:32 pm

More Than 300 People Wounded in Beirut Protest Clashes: Rescuers

Lebanese first responders treated more than 370 people for injuries during several hours of clashes...

January 17, 2020 10:38 am

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...

January 17, 2020 9:04 am

Don’t Turn Plane Crash Into Political Issue: Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman

All countries involved in the Ukrainian airliner crash in Iran should avoid turning it into...

January 17, 2020 6:14 am

Iran Can Take Fight Beyond Its Borders, Khamenei Warns in Rare Friday Sermon

The Revolutionary Guards can take their fight beyond Iran's borders, the country's supreme leader said on...

January 20, 2020 11:12 am

Dozens of Iraqi Protesters Wounded as Anti-Government Unrest Resumes

Two Iraqi police officers were killed and dozens of protesters were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday in clashes with security forces, medical...

January 20, 2020 11:04 am

Soleimani Strike Marks a Potential Turning Point for Iranian Protesters

JNS.org - In assassinating Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, head of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), in Iraq on Jan. 3,...

January 20, 2020 10:14 am

Jordan Parliament Passes Draft Law to Ban Gas Imports From Israel

Jordan's parliament on Sunday approved a draft law to ban imports of Israeli gas to the country just days after they started under a multibillion-dollar...

January 20, 2020 6:12 am

Iran Has Not Ruled Out Talks to End Nuclear Dispute, Says Official

Iran said on Monday that it had not closed the "door to negotiations" in efforts to resolve a dispute over its nuclear agreement with world...

January 19, 2020 12:41 pm

Having Fled Bombing, Syrian Children Learn to Read in Tent Schools

Syrian teacher Ahmad al Hilal listens to his young pupils sitting on a mat reciting the Arabic alphabet in a makeshift school in a tent...

January 19, 2020 12:32 pm

More Than 300 People Wounded in Beirut Protest Clashes: Rescuers

Lebanese first responders treated more than 370 people for injuries during several hours of clashes between security forces and protesters that rocked central Beirut on...

January 17, 2020 10:38 am

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...

January 17, 2020 9:04 am

Don’t Turn Plane Crash Into Political Issue: Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman

All countries involved in the Ukrainian airliner crash in Iran should avoid turning it into a political issue, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on...

January 17, 2020 6:14 am

Iran Can Take Fight Beyond Its Borders, Khamenei Warns in Rare Friday Sermon

The Revolutionary Guards can take their fight beyond Iran's borders, the country's supreme leader said on Friday, responding to the US killing of a top general...

January 16, 2020 6:24 pm

Amid Anti-Regime Protests, Iranians Repeatedly Refuse to Trample American, Israeli Flags

Video and photo evidence coming out of Iran shows multiple crowds refusing to walk on American and Israeli flags amid protests against the Islamic Republic's...

January 16, 2020 12:18 pm

Breaking Down Walls, Iranian Women Fight Home-Built Patriarchy

From breaking down kitchen walls designed to separate women from men to ornately decorating domestic spaces -- an architect has been mapping "signs of resistance"...

January 16, 2020 10:26 am

Iran Accuses Europe of Yielding to ‘High School Bully’ Trump in Nuclear Row

Iran said on Thursday three European states had succumbed to "high school bully" Donald Trump when they triggered a dispute mechanism in a nuclear pact...

January 16, 2020 6:02 am

Iran’s Nuclear Enrichment at Higher Level Than Before 2015 Deal, Rouhani Declares

Iran is now enriching more uranium than Tehran did before it agreed to a nuclear deal with world powers in 2015, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said...

January 15, 2020 2:06 pm

Iranians Bury Dead From Downed Plane After Days of Rage on the Street

Iranians buried their dead from an airliner shot down by the military as authorities on Wednesday identified more of the 176 victims of last week's...

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...

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

Italian Jews Praise Appointment of Expert Milena Santerini to Combat Rising...

Jewish leaders in Italy have warmly welcomed the appointment by the government of a national coordinator against antisemitism, Prof. Milena...

Israel

Israel’s Domestic Security Agency Thwarted 560 Terror Attacks in 2019...

The head of Israel’s domestic security agency, the Shin Bet, revealed on Monday that his organization had thwarted 560 terrorist...

Opinion

Israel’s Role in the Struggle Against Antisemitism

JNS.org - As leaders from more than 40 countries gather in Jerusalem on Thursday for the Fifth World Holocaust Forum, marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, it...

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