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Saudis to Seek $20 Billion Investments for Planned Tourism Landmark

Saudi Arabia is targeting up to $20 billion of investments through 2035 for a planned landmark tourism destination and will hold a global investor...

March 20, 2019 9:52 am

Turkey Escalates Crackdown on Dissent Six Years After Gezi Protests

Unzile Aksakoglu struggles to explain to her seven-year-old daughter why her father Yigit has spent four months in jail and may never leave, because of his alleged role in mass protests against Turkey's government when...

Iran Denies Joint Operation With Turkey Against PKK

Turkey repeated on Monday that it and Iran were carrying out a joint operation against Kurdish militants, despite a denial from Tehran that it was involved. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the joint operation targeting...

Jordanian Lawmakers Call for Expelling Israeli Ambassador Over Temple Mount Dispute

JNS.org - Jordanian lawmakers are calling for expelling the Israeli ambassador in Amman, Amir Weissbrod, in retaliation for “ongoing Israel aggression” at Jerusalem’s holy sites, including the Temple Mount. “The parliament recommended the government recall the Jordanian...

March 19, 2019 10:22 am

Islamic State Loses Big Part of Enclave, SDF Sees Defeat ‘Very Soon’

US-backed Syrian forces said they were close to defeating Islamic State in its final scrap...

March 19, 2019 10:03 am

Hamas Arrests, Beats Seven Journalists Covering Economic Protests in Gaza

JNS.org - Seven Palestinian reporters were in Hamas’s custody on Sunday, reported The Times of Israel, citing a...

March 18, 2019 2:38 pm

Iran Demands US Leave Syria, Assad Regime Threatens Kurds

Iran and Syria on Monday demanded the United States withdraw its troops from Syria, and the...

March 18, 2019 10:29 am

Hamas Pummels Protesters in Gaza for Third Straight Day

JNS.org - Hamas engaged in the violent suppression of protests for reform in the Gaza Strip...

March 18, 2019 9:54 am

Rouhani Says Iran Will File Legal Case Against US for Sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the government would file a legal case...

March 20, 2019 9:52 am

Saudis to Seek $20 Billion Investments for Planned Tourism Landmark

Saudi Arabia is targeting up to $20 billion of investments through 2035 for a planned landmark tourism destination and will hold a global investor roadshow...

March 19, 2019 10:52 am

Turkey Escalates Crackdown on Dissent Six Years After Gezi Protests

Unzile Aksakoglu struggles to explain to her seven-year-old daughter why her father Yigit has spent four months in jail and may never leave, because of...

March 19, 2019 10:28 am

Iran Denies Joint Operation With Turkey Against PKK

Turkey repeated on Monday that it and Iran were carrying out a joint operation against Kurdish militants, despite a denial from Tehran that it was...

March 19, 2019 10:22 am

Jordanian Lawmakers Call for Expelling Israeli Ambassador Over Temple Mount Dispute

JNS.org - Jordanian lawmakers are calling for expelling the Israeli ambassador in Amman, Amir Weissbrod, in retaliation for “ongoing Israel aggression” at Jerusalem’s holy sites, including...

March 19, 2019 10:22 am

Islamic State Loses Big Part of Enclave, SDF Sees Defeat ‘Very Soon’

US-backed Syrian forces said they were close to defeating Islamic State in its final scrap of territory at Baghouz in eastern Syria after seizing an...

March 19, 2019 10:03 am

Hamas Arrests, Beats Seven Journalists Covering Economic Protests in Gaza

JNS.org - Seven Palestinian reporters were in Hamas’s custody on Sunday, reported The Times of Israel, citing a source with the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate, as they were covering...

March 18, 2019 2:38 pm

Iran Demands US Leave Syria, Assad Regime Threatens Kurds

Iran and Syria on Monday demanded the United States withdraw its troops from Syria, and the Damascus government threatened to defeat Washington's Kurdish allies by force...

March 18, 2019 10:29 am

Hamas Pummels Protesters in Gaza for Third Straight Day

JNS.org - Hamas engaged in the violent suppression of protests for reform in the Gaza Strip for the third straight day. The protests against high rates of...

March 18, 2019 9:54 am

Rouhani Says Iran Will File Legal Case Against US for Sanctions

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Monday that the government would file a legal case in Iran against US officials who imposed sanctions on the...

March 18, 2019 9:26 am

US-Backed Force Says It Has Taken Positions in Islamic State Syria Camp

US-backed fighters said they had taken positions in Islamic State's last enclave in eastern Syria and air strikes pounded the tiny patch of land beside...

March 17, 2019 12:43 pm

Over 60,000 People, Mostly Civilians, Have Fled Last Islamic State Syria Enclave

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Sunday that more than 60,000 people, mostly civilians, had flooded out of Islamic State's last enclave in...

March 17, 2019 12:04 pm

UN Official Condemns Hamas Crackdown on Gaza Economic Protests

A UN envoy condemned Gaza's ruling Hamas group on Sunday for what he called its campaign of arrests and violence in confronting street protests over...

March 17, 2019 10:02 am

Yemen’s Houthis Say Ready to Strike Riyadh, Abu Dhabi If Coalition Moves on Hodeidah

Yemen's Houthi group said they were building their ballistic capabilities and their forces stand ready to strike Riyadh and Abu Dhabi if implementation of a...

March 17, 2019 9:56 am

Iran’s Oil Minister Blames US for Market Tensions

Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said on Saturday frequent US comments about oil prices had created market tensions, the ministry's news website SHANA reported. US President...

Culture

Patriots Owner Kraft Apologizes in First Statement Since Charges

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft apologized on Saturday in his first public statement since he was charged for soliciting...

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner Give Hamentashen to White House Reporters for Purim

Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner gave hamentashen to White House reporters on Wednesday for...

Features

Albert Einstein’s Brilliance, Humor, and Literal Connection to Israel

JNS.org - One thing is for sure: While the writing on the pages...

Jewish Singer Uses Music to Get Through a Rocky Road

In the age of streaming music, releasing an album with 21 songs might not be the best business move. Giving...

Volunteers Bond with Residents at ‘Special’ Center in the Negev

JNS.org - When Nina Paul first visited ALEH Negev Nahalat-Eran several years ago,...

World

Jewish Council Warns Against Antisemitism at Scottish Universities

A representative body of Scottish Jewish communities has warned of concerning levels of antisemitism faced by Jewish students and teachers at Scottish universities. In a submission to the Equality and Human Rights...

Israel

On 40th Anniversary, Israel-Egypt Peace Deal Hailed for Opening ‘New ...

Tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of the signing of the Israel-Egypt peace treaty. The 1979 agreement -- brokered by then-US President...

Opinion

The Campaign to Make Ilhan Omar’s Antisemitism Unassailable

Two prominent American-Islamist political activists, both avowed opponents of Israel's existence, renewed complaints last week that the recent controversy involving Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN)'s series of antisemitic statements was unjust. At...

March 26, 2019 2:43 pm
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