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Iranian Regime Leaders Vexed by European Union Stance on US Sanctions

Iranian leaders communicated mixed messages over the weekend concerning their efforts to persuade the European Union to oppose tough US sanctions on the Tehran...

August 19, 2018 12:33 pm

Iran to Unveil New Fighter Jet, Develop Missiles: Minister

Iran will unveil a new fighter jet next week and continue developing missile capabilities as a top priority, the defense minister said on Saturday, defying new US sanctions aimed at curbing Tehran's missile program and...

Rouhani to Appear Before Iranian Parliament Soon, Says Lawmaker

An Iranian lawmaker said on Saturday that President Hassan Rouhani would appear before parliament on Aug. 28 to answer questions on his government's handling of Iran's economic struggles, but an aide to Rouhani denied a...

Flourishing Trade Between Israel and Arab States ‘a Glimpse’ of Hopeful Future, Says Think Tank Led by Former UK PM Tony Blair

Far from being targeted for "boycotts, divestment and sanctions," Israel's trade with its Middle Eastern neighbors is in fact blossoming, a new report from a leading British think tank said on Friday. Total Israeli exports of goods...

August 17, 2018 10:38 am

Turkey’s Lira Weakens More Than 6 Percent on Threat of More US Sanctions

Turkey's battered lira weakened more than 6 percent against the dollar on Friday, after a...

August 16, 2018 11:32 am

Reports Circulate of Possible Ceasefire Agreement Between Israel and Hamas

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has negotiated with the Hamas terror organization responsible...

August 16, 2018 8:16 am

Iranian Ayatollah Admits ‘Mistake’ Over Nuclear Talks

Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted he made a mistake in allowing the country's foreign...

August 15, 2018 2:12 pm

Fatah Official Indicates Internal Palestinian Dissent Over Israel-Hamas Truce Deal in Gaza

The Egypt-brokered Israel-Hamas truce deal currently being finalized represents “a betrayal of the Palestinian people...

August 14, 2018 4:06 pm

Palestinians Wary as UN May Not Open Schools in Time

The United Nations agency dealing with Palestinian refugees may not be able to open schools...

August 19, 2018 12:33 pm

Iranian Regime Leaders Vexed by European Union Stance on US Sanctions

Iranian leaders communicated mixed messages over the weekend concerning their efforts to persuade the European Union to oppose tough US sanctions on the Tehran regime. In...

August 19, 2018 12:20 pm

Iran to Unveil New Fighter Jet, Develop Missiles: Minister

Iran will unveil a new fighter jet next week and continue developing missile capabilities as a top priority, the defense minister said on Saturday, defying...

August 19, 2018 12:12 pm

Rouhani to Appear Before Iranian Parliament Soon, Says Lawmaker

An Iranian lawmaker said on Saturday that President Hassan Rouhani would appear before parliament on Aug. 28 to answer questions on his government's handling of...

August 17, 2018 2:27 pm

Flourishing Trade Between Israel and Arab States ‘a Glimpse’ of Hopeful Future, Says Think Tank Led by Former UK PM Tony Blair

Far from being targeted for "boycotts, divestment and sanctions," Israel's trade with its Middle Eastern neighbors is in fact blossoming, a new report from a leading...

August 17, 2018 10:38 am

Turkey’s Lira Weakens More Than 6 Percent on Threat of More US Sanctions

Turkey's battered lira weakened more than 6 percent against the dollar on Friday, after a US warning that Ankara should expect more economic sanctions unless...

August 16, 2018 11:32 am

Reports Circulate of Possible Ceasefire Agreement Between Israel and Hamas

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government has negotiated with the Hamas terror organization responsible for the recent upsurge in attacks against Israelis along the...

August 16, 2018 8:16 am

Iranian Ayatollah Admits ‘Mistake’ Over Nuclear Talks

Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has admitted he made a mistake in allowing the country's foreign minister to speak to his US counterpart during negotiations that...

August 15, 2018 2:12 pm

Fatah Official Indicates Internal Palestinian Dissent Over Israel-Hamas Truce Deal in Gaza

The Egypt-brokered Israel-Hamas truce deal currently being finalized represents “a betrayal of the Palestinian people and its cause,” a top Fatah official asserted on Wednesday. In...

August 14, 2018 4:06 pm

Palestinians Wary as UN May Not Open Schools in Time

The United Nations agency dealing with Palestinian refugees may not be able to open schools for half a million children because it has run out...

August 14, 2018 1:37 pm

US Jewish Groups Call on New Colombian President to Reverse Palestinian State Recognition

The Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday called on Colombia's newly-elected president to nix the decision of his predecessor, in one of his final actions in the...

August 14, 2018 11:52 am

Yemen Buries Children Killed by Air Strike, Riyadh Insists Raid ‘Legitimate’

Thousands of mourners on Monday buried dozens of children killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a bus in northern Yemen, one of the...

August 14, 2018 8:51 am

Pompeo, Saudi Crown Prince Discuss Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo spoke with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman by phone on Monday to discuss the situations in Syria, Iraq,...

August 13, 2018 2:34 pm

Report: Israel’s Netanyahu Held Secret Meeting in May in Cairo With Egypt’s Sisi to Discuss Potential Gaza Deal

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flew to Cairo at the end of May for a covert meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Israel’s Channel...

August 13, 2018 10:31 am

Erdogan Says He Expects Attacks on Turkish Economy to Continue

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he expected attacks on Turkey's economy to continue but predicted the lira would return to "rational levels" soon, after...

Features

Iranians Furious at Regime as Economy Teeters on the Brink

JNS.org - Thousands of Iranian citizens have been protesting across the country, including in major cities such as Tehran, Karaj,...

Israeli Hospitals Drill the Transition from ‘Routine to War’

JNS.org - Under the expert guidance of IDF Home Front Command, Israeli hospitals across the country are shoring up their...

World

Massachusetts Bishop Accused of Anti-Israel ‘Blood Libel’ Offer...

A US Episcopal Church Bishop has apologized for an incendiary false claim about Israel made at a meeting of senior church leaders...

Israel

Tami, the World’s Oldest Hippopotamus in Captivity, Passes Away at Jerusa...

JNS.org - The oldest hippopotamus living in captivity died in her sleep at Jerusalem’s Biblical Zoo on Thursday. Tami, 59, was...

Opinion

British Jews Say ‘Enough Is Enough’

After it was reported that UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn had laid a wreath at the graves of Palestinian terrorists, the chairman of Britain’s Jewish Leadership Council said, “This man...

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