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Iran Won’t Hand Over ‘Damaged’ Black Box of Ukraine Plane: Ministers

The black box of a Ukrainian passenger plane accidentally shot down over Iran last month is damaged but Iran will not hand it over...

February 19, 2020 11:18 am

In Northern Syria, Currency Switch Shows Turkey’s Influence

Last month Hussam Shamo, a baker in northern Syria, stopped selling his bread in Syrian pounds after the latest slump in the currency forced him to push up prices yet again. Taking his lead from the...

Newly Renovated Alexandria Synagogue Hosts Egypt’s Largest Service in Decades

JNS.org - A recently restored synagogue in Alexandria, Egypt, just hosted the country’s biggest Jewish prayer service in decades. About 180 Diaspora Jews who have Egyptian roots traveled to Egypt to participate in Shabbat services celebrating...

Two Test Positive for Coronavirus in Iran: Health Ministry Spokesman

Iran confirmed on Wednesday its first two cases of the new coronavirus, the government's spokesman said, shortly after reports that preliminary tests on the two had come back positive. "As we had promised to announce any...

February 18, 2020 10:12 am

UN Envoy Condemns Use of Birdshot Against Iraqi Protesters

The top United Nations envoy to Iraq condemned on Monday the use of hunting rifles...

February 18, 2020 10:03 am

Report: Egypt Dissuades Israel From Targeting Hamas Leaders Opposing Ceasefire

JNS.org - Israel considered assassinating two high-ranking Hamas leaders due to their opposition to the...

February 18, 2020 9:47 am

UAE Moves to Start First Arab Nuclear Power Plant

JNS.org - The United Arab Emirates announced on Monday that it has issued an operating...

February 18, 2020 9:38 am

Iran’s Judiciary Says Jailed German Freed, Returned Home

Iran has freed a German citizen sentenced to three years in jail, the Iranian judiciary...

February 18, 2020 6:12 am

‘From Bad to Worse’ — Dashed Hopes May Deter Many Iranians From Polls

Confrontation with America, economic hardship and an airline tragedy have battered Iranians' confidence in their leaders,...

February 19, 2020 11:18 am

Iran Won’t Hand Over ‘Damaged’ Black Box of Ukraine Plane: Ministers

The black box of a Ukrainian passenger plane accidentally shot down over Iran last month is damaged but Iran will not hand it over to...

February 19, 2020 10:54 am

In Northern Syria, Currency Switch Shows Turkey’s Influence

Last month Hussam Shamo, a baker in northern Syria, stopped selling his bread in Syrian pounds after the latest slump in the currency forced him...

February 19, 2020 10:44 am

Newly Renovated Alexandria Synagogue Hosts Egypt’s Largest Service in Decades

JNS.org - A recently restored synagogue in Alexandria, Egypt, just hosted the country’s biggest Jewish prayer service in decades. About 180 Diaspora Jews who have Egyptian...

February 19, 2020 10:28 am

Two Test Positive for Coronavirus in Iran: Health Ministry Spokesman

Iran confirmed on Wednesday its first two cases of the new coronavirus, the government's spokesman said, shortly after reports that preliminary tests on the two...

February 18, 2020 10:12 am

UN Envoy Condemns Use of Birdshot Against Iraqi Protesters

The top United Nations envoy to Iraq condemned on Monday the use of hunting rifles loaded with birdshot against peaceful protesters in Baghdad and urged...

February 18, 2020 10:03 am

Report: Egypt Dissuades Israel From Targeting Hamas Leaders Opposing Ceasefire

JNS.org - Israel considered assassinating two high-ranking Hamas leaders due to their opposition to the parameters of the ceasefire agreement currently in place, senior Egyptian...

February 18, 2020 9:47 am

UAE Moves to Start First Arab Nuclear Power Plant

JNS.org - The United Arab Emirates announced on Monday that it has issued an operating license for the first of four reactors at its Barakah...

February 18, 2020 9:38 am

Iran’s Judiciary Says Jailed German Freed, Returned Home

Iran has freed a German citizen sentenced to three years in jail, the Iranian judiciary said on Tuesday, a day after Tehran said a detained...

February 18, 2020 6:12 am

‘From Bad to Worse’ — Dashed Hopes May Deter Many Iranians From Polls

Confrontation with America, economic hardship and an airline tragedy have battered Iranians' confidence in their leaders, posing a potential problem for the authorities in a parliamentary...

February 17, 2020 1:18 pm

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...

February 17, 2020 12:38 pm

Hezbollah Leader’s Son Called Out Over Wearing US-Made Clothing, Despite Father’s Boycott

The son of the leader of the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah has aroused a storm of criticism on social media after he was photographed wearing...

February 17, 2020 11:28 am

Syrian Forces Consolidate Control of Aleppo, Airstrikes Under Way

The Syrian army said on Monday it had taken full control of dozens of towns in Aleppo's northwestern countryside and it would press on with...

February 17, 2020 11:14 am

No Let Up in Taliban Attacks, Fresh Orders Awaited Over Deal With US

Taliban fighters attacked Afghan government forces overnight, and militant commanders said on Monday insurgency operations would go-ahead until they receive fresh instructions based on a...

February 17, 2020 10:54 am

Crisis Puts Lebanon’s Survival at Stake, Hezbollah Warns

Lebanon may not survive if its new government fails, the powerful Hezbollah warned on Sunday, urging the country's divided politicians not to obstruct the cabinet...

Culture

Comedian Chelsea Handler Talks About Embracing Jewish Faith When Growing Up

Comedian Chelsea Handler opened up recently about discovering her mother was not Jewish...

New Film Explores the ‘Virus’ of Global Antisemitism

Why has the virus of antisemitism endured so long and spread so far? "It is because of its power to...

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 Who Tweeted Antisemitic Claims Revealed to Have Long History of Pr...

A newly-elected Irish parliamentarian who The Sunday Times reported had recently claimed on Twitter that Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency was responsible...

Israel

New Research Aims to Uncover Ancient Shipwrecks Off Israel’s Coast

A new three-year marine archaeology project will seek to explore Israel’s coasts, including ancient shipwrecks and submerged villages, aiming to find clues to the history of the last 11,000 years...

Opinion

Winds of Mideast Change Worth Remembering at the Ballot Box

JNS.org - The significance of two events that have been upstaged this week by the Hebrew media’s incessant coronavirus coverage cannot be overemphasized -- particularly with the fast approach of...

February 19, 2020 8:36 am

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