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Team Trump Says ‘Stay Tuned’ for Decision on Embassy Move to Jerusalem as Palestinians Protest, Threaten Violence

A few hours before incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer told journalists on Thursday -- 24 hours before the inauguration of Donald Trump as...

January 19, 2017 3:42 pm

US Military: We Have Amassed Large Enough Arab Force to Advance Fight Against ISIS in Syria

The US-led coalition in Syria has amassed an Arab force it considers large enough to move the fight against Islamic State into the city of Raqqa, US military officials said, which would represent a significant...

Iranian President Calls Trump’s Vow to Rip Up Nuclear Deal ‘Empty Talk’

JNS.org -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that US President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to dismantle the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is “only empty talk." "I don't think he can do much when he goes to...

Report: Hezbollah Transfers to ‘Secure Place’ Israeli Drone That Crashed in Southern Lebanon

Hezbollah fighters Tuesday located an Israeli reconnaissance drone that crashed in south Lebanon a day before and transported it to a "secure place for inspection."

January 17, 2017 6:28 am

Palestinian Authority: We Will ‘Cancel Recognition’ of Israel if US Embassy Moves to Jerusalem

JNS.org -- Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said he is considering "canceling [Palestinian] recognition of Israel" if US...

January 15, 2017 11:52 am

Ahead of Trump Inauguration, Iran Says Nuclear Deal Will Not Be ‘Renegotiated’

Iran's deputy foreign minister says the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers...

January 13, 2017 1:21 pm

Palestinian Authority Claims ‘Jewish Thieves’ Responsible for Kim Kardashian Robbery

JNS.org -- Official Palestinian Authority (PA) television has claimed that "Jewish thieves" were responsible for the...

January 13, 2017 11:39 am

Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul University in Battle to Seize City From ISIS Militants

Two Iraqi officers say Iraqi special forces have entered the Mosul University, a tactical achievement...

January 11, 2017 1:47 pm

Widow of Terrorist Who Committed Deadly Jerusalem Truck-Ramming Attack to Receive $760 Lifetime Monthly Allowance From Palestinian Authority

The widow of the terrorist who committed Sunday’s truck-ramming attack at the Haas Promenade in Jerusalem,...

January 19, 2017 3:42 pm

Team Trump Says ‘Stay Tuned’ for Decision on Embassy Move to Jerusalem as Palestinians Protest, Threaten Violence

A few hours before incoming White House press secretary Sean Spicer told journalists on Thursday -- 24 hours before the inauguration of Donald Trump as the...

January 19, 2017 10:54 am

US Military: We Have Amassed Large Enough Arab Force to Advance Fight Against ISIS in Syria

The US-led coalition in Syria has amassed an Arab force it considers large enough to move the fight against Islamic State into the city of...

January 17, 2017 3:26 pm

Iranian President Calls Trump’s Vow to Rip Up Nuclear Deal ‘Empty Talk’

JNS.org -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that US President-elect Donald Trump’s promise to dismantle the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers is “only empty talk." "I...

January 17, 2017 10:53 am

Report: Hezbollah Transfers to ‘Secure Place’ Israeli Drone That Crashed in Southern Lebanon

Hezbollah fighters Tuesday located an Israeli reconnaissance drone that crashed in south Lebanon a day before and transported it to a "secure place for inspection."

January 17, 2017 6:28 am

Palestinian Authority: We Will ‘Cancel Recognition’ of Israel if US Embassy Moves to Jerusalem

JNS.org -- Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said he is considering "canceling [Palestinian] recognition of Israel" if US President-elect Donald Trump goes forward with moving America’s embassy in...

January 15, 2017 11:52 am

Ahead of Trump Inauguration, Iran Says Nuclear Deal Will Not Be ‘Renegotiated’

Iran's deputy foreign minister says the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers "will not be renegotiated" ahead of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump...

January 13, 2017 1:21 pm

Palestinian Authority Claims ‘Jewish Thieves’ Responsible for Kim Kardashian Robbery

JNS.org -- Official Palestinian Authority (PA) television has claimed that "Jewish thieves" were responsible for the Kim Kardashian jewelry heist, following media reports that 17 suspects...

January 13, 2017 11:39 am

Iraqi Forces Enter Mosul University in Battle to Seize City From ISIS Militants

Two Iraqi officers say Iraqi special forces have entered the Mosul University, a tactical achievement in battling Islamic State militants for control of the city. The...

January 11, 2017 1:47 pm

Widow of Terrorist Who Committed Deadly Jerusalem Truck-Ramming Attack to Receive $760 Lifetime Monthly Allowance From Palestinian Authority

The widow of the terrorist who committed Sunday’s truck-ramming attack at the Haas Promenade in Jerusalem, killing four Israeli soldiers and wounding another 15, will receive...

January 10, 2017 11:02 am

Iran Approves Plans to Expand Military Spending, Develop Missile Program

Iranian lawmakers approved plans on Monday to expand military spending to five percent of the budget, including developing the country's long-range missile program which U.S....

January 9, 2017 11:00 am

Egypt: 7 Policemen, 1 Civilian Killed in Sinai Bomb Attack

At least seven policemen and one civilian were killed in a bomb attack on a checkpoint in the northern Sinai city of al-Arish on Monday,...

January 9, 2017 6:56 am

Former President Rafsanjani, ‘Founding Father’ of Current Iranian Regime, Dies at Age 82

JNS.org -- A former Iranian president and "founding father" of the current regime died suddenly at age 82 Sunday. Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who served as president from 1989-1997,...

January 9, 2017 6:13 am

Jordan, Palestinian Authority Warn Against US Embassy Relocation to Jerusalem

JNS.org - A top Jordanian government minister warned Thursday of “catastrophic” consequences if President-elect Donald Trump, following his inauguration, relocates the US embassy in Israel from...

January 6, 2017 1:20 am

Lauding ‘Liberation’ of Aleppo as Major Defeat for United States, Top Iranian Commander Boasts Tehran’s ‘Self-Sufficiency’ in Production of Missiles, Aircraft

Lauding the recent “liberation” of Aleppo as a major defeat for the West in general and the United States in particular, the commander of the Islamic...

Culture

Israel to Host International Cybertech Conference for 4th Time

JNS.org -- Israel will host the world's most significant cyber technology summit, outside the US, later this month. Dozens of prominent...

Ivanka Trump Shares Snapshot of Kosher Inauguration Cake Featuring Mini Donald

President-elect Donald Trump's Jewish daughter, Ivanka, posted a picture on Instagram of a...

Features

What Will Trump’s Presidency Mean for US Ties With Israel’s Peaceful Arab Neighbors?

JNS.org - The upcoming Donald Trump presidency likely means a sharp break...

Israel’s German-Made Submarines Engulfed by Controversy, Shrouded in Secrecy

JNS.org - Silently cruising in the depths of the seas, the Israeli Navy’s growing...

IDF Welcomes Soldier With Cerebral Palsy

JNS.org -- The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has welcomed its newest member, a soldier with cerebral palsy, as part of the military’s...

World

5 Jewish Democrats Among Dozens of Congressmen Boycotting Trump Inauguratio...

JNS.org -- At least five Jewish Democratic lawmakers have announced that they plan to join dozens of other Congressmen in boycotting Friday's inauguration...

Israel

Israel: Upgrades to Security Fence Along Egyptian Border Complete

JNS.org -- The Israeli government has announced that it finished upgrades to the electronic security fence between Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. The height of the 150-mile fence -- which runs from...

Opinion

Generals, Gimmicks and Gobbledygook

[After Gamal Abdel Nasser’s death] the ability of the Arabs to coordinate their political and military activities has diminished. Even previously this ability was not great – now it is...

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