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Palestinian Baby Did Not Die From Gaza Border Clashes, Family Paid by Hamas to Lie

JNS.org – A cousin of the 8-month-old baby, Laila al-Ghandour, whose Palestinian parents claim died of tear-gas inhalation during the Gaza border clashes last...

June 21, 2018 1:26 pm

Iraq’s Top Court Upholds Election Recount, Reverses Vote Cancellations

Iraq's top court upheld on Thursday a law mandating a nationwide recount of votes in a May parliamentary election but ruled that the cancellation of overseas, displaced, and Peshmerga ballots was unconstitutional. Iraq, OPEC's second largest...

Turkey’s Erdogan Says May Seek Coalition If AKP Fails to Get Majority

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his ruling AK Party could seek to form a coalition if it fails to secure a parliamentary majority in Sunday's elections, a prospect which has unsettled investors who fear...

Israelis Cheering Iran, Hope to Rekindle Ties With Native Land

Iran's national team received surprise support in their World Cup fixture against Spain: a group of Israelis of Iranian origin gathered to cheer on the team. About 20 supporters mainly comprising the Hasid family and some...

June 21, 2018 10:06 am

Assad Presses Assault in Southwest, Civilians Flee

Syrian government forces pounded rebel-held areas of the southwest with artillery on Thursday, in a...

June 20, 2018 4:36 pm

Lebanon Minister Moves to Calm Dispute Over Iranian Passport Stamps

Lebanon's interior minister tried on Wednesday to calm a dispute over a change in rules...

June 20, 2018 3:32 pm

White House Adviser Kushner, Saudi Crown Prince Meet on Israeli-Palestinian Peace Effort

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, met on Wednesday with...

June 20, 2018 12:36 pm

HRW: Saudi Arabia Arrests More Women’s Rights Activists

Saudi Arabia detained two more women's rights advocates earlier this month and imposed a travel...

June 20, 2018 11:24 am

Young Turk Voters Show Deep Divisions of Erdogan Era

Eighteen-year-old student Sena Su Baysal, a first-time voter in Turkey's election on Sunday, can't remember...

June 21, 2018 1:26 pm

Palestinian Baby Did Not Die From Gaza Border Clashes, Family Paid by Hamas to Lie

JNS.org – A cousin of the 8-month-old baby, Laila al-Ghandour, whose Palestinian parents claim died of tear-gas inhalation during the Gaza border clashes last month,...

June 21, 2018 12:02 pm

Iraq’s Top Court Upholds Election Recount, Reverses Vote Cancellations

Iraq's top court upheld on Thursday a law mandating a nationwide recount of votes in a May parliamentary election but ruled that the cancellation of...

June 21, 2018 10:51 am

Turkey’s Erdogan Says May Seek Coalition If AKP Fails to Get Majority

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his ruling AK Party could seek to form a coalition if it fails to secure a parliamentary majority in...

June 21, 2018 10:12 am

Israelis Cheering Iran, Hope to Rekindle Ties With Native Land

Iran's national team received surprise support in their World Cup fixture against Spain: a group of Israelis of Iranian origin gathered to cheer on the...

June 21, 2018 10:06 am

Assad Presses Assault in Southwest, Civilians Flee

Syrian government forces pounded rebel-held areas of the southwest with artillery on Thursday, in a steady escalation by President Bashar al-Assad who has vowed to...

June 20, 2018 4:36 pm

Lebanon Minister Moves to Calm Dispute Over Iranian Passport Stamps

Lebanon's interior minister tried on Wednesday to calm a dispute over a change in rules for entering the country, which some politicians feared reflects deepening...

June 20, 2018 3:32 pm

White House Adviser Kushner, Saudi Crown Prince Meet on Israeli-Palestinian Peace Effort

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, met on Wednesday with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, as Kushner readies...

June 20, 2018 12:36 pm

HRW: Saudi Arabia Arrests More Women’s Rights Activists

Saudi Arabia detained two more women's rights advocates earlier this month and imposed a travel ban on several others in an ongoing crackdown in the...

June 20, 2018 11:24 am

Young Turk Voters Show Deep Divisions of Erdogan Era

Eighteen-year-old student Sena Su Baysal, a first-time voter in Turkey's election on Sunday, can't remember life before President Recep Tayyip Erdogan took power but she...

June 20, 2018 9:56 am

Syrian Army Steps Up Attacks in Southwest, Jordan Concerned

The Syrian army stepped up shelling of opposition-held parts of the southwest as it mobilizes for a campaign to regain the area bordering Jordan and...

June 20, 2018 9:36 am

Israeli Drone Crashes in Syria, No Sensitive Material at Risk

JNS.org - An Israeli drone crashed in Syrian territory Tuesday evening, as troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad prepared an assault on the rebel-held Quneitra...

June 19, 2018 11:21 am

Saudi-Led Coalition Captures Large Areas of Yemen’s Hodeidah Airport

Arab coalition troops stormed the airport in Yemen's main port Hodeidah on Tuesday and captured large areas of the compound in battles with Iran-aligned Houthis,...

June 19, 2018 10:28 am

Syria Condemns Turkish, US Presence Around Manbij

Syria said on Tuesday it rejected the presence of Turkish and US forces around the northern town of Manbij, a day after soldiers of the two...

June 19, 2018 10:23 am

Monitor: Warplanes Strike Syrian Opposition-Held Southwest

Warplanes struck an opposition-held area in Syria's southwestern Deraa province on Tuesday, a war monitor and local activists reported, a military escalation in territory where...

Culture

Jewish Professional Dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy Wears Tefillin in New Instagram Video

Professional ballroom dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy shared a video on Tuesday of him putting on...

Features

Amid F-35 Expectations, the F-16 Remains the Backbone of Israel’s Air Power

JNS.org - Despite the excitement and expectations generated by the arrival of the...

Making Beautiful Food and Music: The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Trip to Israel

JNS.org - A delegation of 60 donors from the Philadelphia Jewish Federation traveled to...

Haley: UN Makes ‘Morally Bankrupt Judgement’ by Passing Resolution Against Israel

JNS.org - The UN General Assembly on Wednesday overwhelmingly voted to condemn Israel...

World

No Endemic Bias Against Israel At UN, Russian Foreign Minister Claims

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has adamantly denied that Israel is the target of bias and discrimination within the UN system. Speaking at a joint press conference on Thursday with visiting UN...

Israel

Israeli Company Wins First Prize of $100,000 in Counter-Terrorism Competiti...

JNS.org - An Israeli medical technology company won first prize in an international competition for startups developing anti-terrorism technology. CardioScale, a Ganei...

Opinion

Don’t Separate Families at the Border — but Don’t Expropr...

As an Orthodox rabbi, it is not for me to comment on US Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ invocation of the New...

June 21, 2018 7:35 am
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