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Turkey Will Enter Syria’s Manbij If US Doesn’t Remove YPG Fighters, Erdogan Says

Turkish forces will enter the Syrian town of Manbij if the United States does not remove YPG Kurdish fighters, and it will also target...

December 14, 2018 2:03 pm

Yemenis in Hodeidah Hope Truce Holds as Warring Parties Talk Peace

Yemenis dared to hope on Friday that a ceasefire agreed in the contested port city of Hodeidah might bring a permanent end to fighting that has driven many from their homes and into an existential...

Yemen’s Warring Parties Agree to Hodeidah Ceasefire at End of Peace Talks

Yemen's warring parties agreed to a ceasefire in the strategic Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah and to place it under the control of local forces, the United Nations chief said at the close of peace...

Iran Engineers Rial Recovery as It Defies US Sanctions

Iran is intervening in the foreign exchange market and threatening speculators to engineer a dramatic recovery of its rial currency, easing pressure on the oil-exporting economy as Tehran defies renewed US sanctions. The rial jumped to...

December 12, 2018 11:02 am

Saudi Arabia Seeks New Political Bloc in Strategic Red Sea Region

Saudi Arabia is seeking an alliance with six countries bordering the Red Sea and the...

December 12, 2018 9:57 am

Lebanese Leaders Show New Optimism on Ending Government Deadlock

Lebanese leaders expressed fresh confidence on Wednesday about reaching a deal to form a new...

December 12, 2018 9:34 am

Reports: Iran Airlines Need 500 Planes, Official Mulls Sukhoi

Iran needs some 500 planes and would likely back buying the Sukhoi Superjet 100 if...

December 12, 2018 9:26 am

UN: Two Missile Launchers Found in Yemen Appear to Be From Iran

Two launch units for anti-tank guided missiles recovered by a Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen...

December 12, 2018 8:53 am

Iran’s Khamenei Calls for Unity, Warns of US Plots in 2019

The Tehran regime's leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urged Iranians on Wednesday to stay united, saying the...

December 14, 2018 2:03 pm

Turkey Will Enter Syria’s Manbij If US Doesn’t Remove YPG Fighters, Erdogan Says

Turkish forces will enter the Syrian town of Manbij if the United States does not remove YPG Kurdish fighters, and it will also target Kurdish-controlled...

December 14, 2018 10:21 am

Yemenis in Hodeidah Hope Truce Holds as Warring Parties Talk Peace

Yemenis dared to hope on Friday that a ceasefire agreed in the contested port city of Hodeidah might bring a permanent end to fighting that...

December 13, 2018 1:16 pm

Yemen’s Warring Parties Agree to Hodeidah Ceasefire at End of Peace Talks

Yemen's warring parties agreed to a ceasefire in the strategic Houthi-held port city of Hodeidah and to place it under the control of local forces,...

December 13, 2018 10:37 am

Iran Engineers Rial Recovery as It Defies US Sanctions

Iran is intervening in the foreign exchange market and threatening speculators to engineer a dramatic recovery of its rial currency, easing pressure on the oil-exporting...

December 12, 2018 11:02 am

Saudi Arabia Seeks New Political Bloc in Strategic Red Sea Region

Saudi Arabia is seeking an alliance with six countries bordering the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, a strategic area vital to global shipping...

December 12, 2018 9:57 am

Lebanese Leaders Show New Optimism on Ending Government Deadlock

Lebanese leaders expressed fresh confidence on Wednesday about reaching a deal to form a new government, with President Michel Aoun saying results of his efforts...

December 12, 2018 9:34 am

Reports: Iran Airlines Need 500 Planes, Official Mulls Sukhoi

Iran needs some 500 planes and would likely back buying the Sukhoi Superjet 100 if Russia is willing to sell them to its airlines, Iranian...

December 12, 2018 9:26 am

UN: Two Missile Launchers Found in Yemen Appear to Be From Iran

Two launch units for anti-tank guided missiles recovered by a Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen appear to have been manufactured in Iran during 2016 and...

December 12, 2018 8:53 am

Iran’s Khamenei Calls for Unity, Warns of US Plots in 2019

The Tehran regime's leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, urged Iranians on Wednesday to stay united, saying the United States would exploit divisions and was likely to launch...

December 11, 2018 1:36 pm

Tourism in Bethlehem Booming as Christmas Nears

Bethlehem is enjoying its busiest Christmas season on record, the Palestinian Ministry of Tourism said on Monday, with hotels in the birthplace of Jesus almost...

December 11, 2018 12:23 pm

Turkey Says in Talks With UN About Khashoggi Investigation

Turkey is in talks with the United Nations regarding the investigation into the killing of prominent Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu...

December 11, 2018 11:38 am

UNHCR: 250,000 Syrian Refugees Could Return Home Next Year

Up to a 250,000 Syrian refugees could return to their devastated homeland in 2019, while many others face problems with documentation and property that the...

December 11, 2018 7:38 am

Iran Claims New Ballistic Missile Test

A senior Revolutionary Guards commander said on Tuesday that Iran had recently carried out a ballistic missile test, but he did not specify what kind of missile...

December 10, 2018 11:15 am

Qatar Book Fair Continues to Sell Antisemitic Books, Despite ADL Pressure

JNS.org - The Anti-Defamation League has asked the US ‎Embassy in Qatar to pressure Doha to remove antisemitic titles from its government-sponsored ‎book fair, which it...

Features

Is Your Bread Still Kosher? Arnold’s Bread Manufacturer Drops the OU

JNS.org - Bimbo Bakeries USA, which owns many of the nationally-distributed bread and...

Why Should We Light the Menorah With Olive Oil?

Below is an excerpt from the book The Light That Unites: A Chanukah Companion (OU Press) by Aaron Goldscheider. There are...

The Dead Sea Scrolls Monument

In 1946 or 1947 -- no one knows for certain -- a Bedouin goatherd nicknamed Muhammad the Wolf led his...

World

Israeli-Palestinian Dialogue Event at Syracuse University Cancelled Amid Bi...

A dialogue event on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at Syracuse University was nixed last week, allegedly over concerns about its political leanings. The event...

Opinion

The Story of Joseph, the Holocaust, and Why Forgiveness Requires Closure

In 1976, the famous Holocaust survivor and Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal published a small book called The Sunflower. The book was inspired by a troubling and evocative memory that had plagued...

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