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Yemen Pledging Drive Hopes to Raise $2.4 Billion to Save Aid Ops as Virus Spreads

The United Nations and Saudi Arabia host a pledging conference for war-ravaged Yemen on Tuesday to help raise some $2.4 billion as funding shortages...

June 2, 2020 12:08 pm

Iranian Professor Acquitted of Sanctions Busting Leaves US, Zarif Says

An Iranian professor imprisoned in the United States after being acquitted of stealing trade secrets has left the country and is on his way back to Iran, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an...

World Bank Said Palestinian Economy Could Contract by 11 Percent

JNS.org - The World Bank said on Monday that the Palestinian economy, which is already struggling, is set to shrink by up to 11 percent this year because of the coronavirus crisis. It noted that the...

Lebanon Must Turn Reform Ideas Into Reality, US Ambassador Says

The Lebanese government must turn its reform ideas into reality and take concrete steps to win international support, the US ambassador said in an interview broadcast on Sunday. Dorothy Shea also told OTV it was a...

June 1, 2020 9:26 am

Iran Risks Second Coronavirus Wave if People Ignore Restrictions: Minister

Iran could face a second, stronger wave of novel coronavirus infections if people ignore guidance...

June 1, 2020 9:24 am

Report: Iran Attempted to Raise Chlorine in Israel’s Water Supply to Dangerous Levels

JNS.org - Iranian hackers tried to trick Israeli computers into raising the chlorine content in...

June 1, 2020 8:26 am

Iran Says It Is Ready to Continue Fuel Shipments to Venezuela

Iran will continue fuel shipments to Venezuela if Caracas requests more supplies, an Iranian Foreign...

June 1, 2020 8:12 am

Hundreds Attend Funeral of Palestinian Shot by Israeli Police

Hundreds of people attended the funeral on Sunday of a Palestinian who was fatally shot...

June 1, 2020 7:12 am

UAE Says Israel Should Back Off Threat to Annex West Bank

A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Monday that any unilateral move by Israel to annex...

June 2, 2020 12:08 pm

Yemen Pledging Drive Hopes to Raise $2.4 Billion to Save Aid Ops as Virus Spreads

The United Nations and Saudi Arabia host a pledging conference for war-ravaged Yemen on Tuesday to help raise some $2.4 billion as funding shortages imperil...

June 2, 2020 9:14 am

Iranian Professor Acquitted of Sanctions Busting Leaves US, Zarif Says

An Iranian professor imprisoned in the United States after being acquitted of stealing trade secrets has left the country and is on his way back...

June 2, 2020 9:04 am

World Bank Said Palestinian Economy Could Contract by 11 Percent

JNS.org - The World Bank said on Monday that the Palestinian economy, which is already struggling, is set to shrink by up to 11 percent...

June 1, 2020 9:54 am

Lebanon Must Turn Reform Ideas Into Reality, US Ambassador Says

The Lebanese government must turn its reform ideas into reality and take concrete steps to win international support, the US ambassador said in an interview...

June 1, 2020 9:26 am

Iran Risks Second Coronavirus Wave if People Ignore Restrictions: Minister

Iran could face a second, stronger wave of novel coronavirus infections if people ignore guidance and social distancing rules, health minister Saeed Namaki said on...

June 1, 2020 9:24 am

Report: Iran Attempted to Raise Chlorine in Israel’s Water Supply to Dangerous Levels

JNS.org - Iranian hackers tried to trick Israeli computers into raising the chlorine content in the country’s water supply to dangerous levels, the Financial Times reported...

June 1, 2020 8:26 am

Iran Says It Is Ready to Continue Fuel Shipments to Venezuela

Iran will continue fuel shipments to Venezuela if Caracas requests more supplies, an Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Monday, despite Washington's criticism of the...

June 1, 2020 8:12 am

Hundreds Attend Funeral of Palestinian Shot by Israeli Police

Hundreds of people attended the funeral on Sunday of a Palestinian who was fatally shot by Israeli police in an incident for which Israel's new...

June 1, 2020 7:12 am

UAE Says Israel Should Back Off Threat to Annex West Bank

A senior United Arab Emirates official said on Monday that any unilateral move by Israel to annex parts of the West Bank would be a serious setback...

May 29, 2020 5:00 pm

Islamic State Calls COVID-19 God’s Punishment for Foes: Tape

Islamic State (IS) said the coronavirus pandemic was divine punishment for its enemies, according to an audio broadcast on Thursday, where the jihadists also vowed...

May 29, 2020 10:00 am

Iran Says Nuclear Work Will Not Be Hurt by End of US Sanctions Waivers

A US decision to terminate sanctions waivers that have allowed foreign companies to do some work at Iranian nuclear sites will not affect Iran's nuclear program, Iran’s Atomic...

May 28, 2020 10:23 am

Ramallah to ‘Seek Clarification’ on Arab Stance Regarding Israeli Sovereignty

JNS.org - PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat said on Tuesday that Ramallah will “seek clarifications” regarding reports that many of the moderate Arab states will not...

May 28, 2020 9:35 am

‘Israeli Annexation Bid Will Have Disastrous Consequences,’ Jordanian Foreign Minister Warns

JNS.org - Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi told United Nations Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov on Wednesday that the Israeli plan to apply sovereignty to...

May 28, 2020 9:10 am

Nasrallah Mocks Israeli Defense Minister Over His Role During Lebanon Pullout

JNS.org - Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz is “vastly experienced in the disappointments of south Lebanon,” Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Tuesday. Speaking to Hezbollah’s Nur radio...

Features

‘Your People Will Be My People’: A Shavuot Shout-Out to Ruth’s ‘Daughters’

JNS.org - “You shall love the convert, for you were strangers in the...

One New York Family’s Story of Surviving Coronavirus

JNS.org - For Sarit Haviv, 53, of Mill Basin in Brooklyn, New York, the toughest part of having COVID-19 was...

World

With Class Stuck at Home for COVID-19, Jewish Day School Brings Mobile Grad...

COVID-19 has sidelined graduation ceremonies around the country, but not so for Yeshivat Noam, a Modern Orthodox Jewish day school...

Israel

New Israeli Ballistic Missile Passes Sea Tests With High Level of Accuracy

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) successfully tested on Tuesday its latest ballistic missile, the Israeli news site Walla reported. The LORA missile was tested at sea, with two projectiles fired at prearranged...

Opinion

Abbas: The Leader Who Cried Wolf?

JNS.org - Not a week goes by without the Palestinian Authority (PA) making threats against Israel over its reported plan to apply sovereignty to large parts of Judea and Samaria...

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