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Iran Satellite Launch, Which US Warned Against, Fails

Iran's bid to put a satellite into orbit, in defiance of US warnings, failed on Tuesday after the rocket carrying it did not reach...

January 15, 2019 8:27 am

Tunisia’s New Jewish Tourism Minister: ‘I Think My Nomination Is a Message’

Tunisia's newly-appointed tourism minister, Jewish businessman Rene Trabelsi, believes his nomination sends a strong signal to the rest of the world. "I think my nomination is a message," he told i24NEWS. "I was told by people...

In Lebanon, US State Department Official Calls Hezbollah ‘Unacceptable’

The US State Department criticized Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group on Monday for digging tunnels into Israel and stockpiling rockets, as Washington steps up efforts to isolate Tehran. In recent weeks, Israeli forces uncovered tunnels they said were...

US-Backed Syrian Force: Islamic State in Its ‘Final Moments’

Islamic State militants are "living their final moments" in the last enclave they hold near the Iraqi border, where US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are attacking them, an SDF official said on Sunday. A defeat of...

January 14, 2019 9:53 am

Military Cargo Plane Crashes in Iran, 15 Killed

A Boeing 707 military cargo plane crashed in bad weather on Monday west of the...

January 14, 2019 9:36 am

Iran Says It Is Taking Initial Steps to Design Reactor Fuel

Iran is taking preliminary steps to design uranium fuel with a purity of 20 percent...

January 13, 2019 2:41 pm

Report: Iran Facing Massive Water Crisis, All Natural Sources May Be Gone Within 40 Years

Iran is reportedly undergoing a major water crisis, to the point where it may lose...

January 13, 2019 11:31 am

Iran Protests to Poland Over Iran-Focused Summit

Iran's foreign ministry summoned a senior Polish diplomat to protest at Poland jointly hosting a global summit...

January 13, 2019 11:19 am

Secretary of State Pompeo Urges Gulf States to Heal Rift

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that a rift between Qatar and its Gulf...

January 15, 2019 8:27 am

Iran Satellite Launch, Which US Warned Against, Fails

Iran's bid to put a satellite into orbit, in defiance of US warnings, failed on Tuesday after the rocket carrying it did not reach escape...

January 14, 2019 4:34 pm

Tunisia’s New Jewish Tourism Minister: ‘I Think My Nomination Is a Message’

Tunisia's newly-appointed tourism minister, Jewish businessman Rene Trabelsi, believes his nomination sends a strong signal to the rest of the world. "I think my nomination is...

January 14, 2019 1:34 pm

In Lebanon, US State Department Official Calls Hezbollah ‘Unacceptable’

The US State Department criticized Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah group on Monday for digging tunnels into Israel and stockpiling rockets, as Washington steps up efforts to isolate...

January 14, 2019 9:58 am

US-Backed Syrian Force: Islamic State in Its ‘Final Moments’

Islamic State militants are "living their final moments" in the last enclave they hold near the Iraqi border, where US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) are...

January 14, 2019 9:53 am

Military Cargo Plane Crashes in Iran, 15 Killed

A Boeing 707 military cargo plane crashed in bad weather on Monday west of the Iranian capital, killing 15 out of the 16 people on...

January 14, 2019 9:36 am

Iran Says It Is Taking Initial Steps to Design Reactor Fuel

Iran is taking preliminary steps to design uranium fuel with a purity of 20 percent for reactors instead of having to copy foreign designs, Iran's...

January 13, 2019 2:41 pm

Report: Iran Facing Massive Water Crisis, All Natural Sources May Be Gone Within 40 Years

Iran is reportedly undergoing a major water crisis, to the point where it may lose all its natural water sources within 40 years. According to the...

January 13, 2019 11:31 am

Iran Protests to Poland Over Iran-Focused Summit

Iran's foreign ministry summoned a senior Polish diplomat to protest at Poland jointly hosting a global summit with the United States focused on the Middle East, particularly...

January 13, 2019 11:19 am

Secretary of State Pompeo Urges Gulf States to Heal Rift

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that a rift between Qatar and its Gulf Arab neighbors had gone on for too long and was...

January 12, 2019 12:39 pm

Pompeo Says Good Outcome Possible for Both Turkey and Syrian Kurds

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he was optimistic that a "good outcome" could be reached between Turkey and Syrian Kurdish groups,...

January 11, 2019 10:39 am

Near Syrian Border, Turkish Defense Minister Vows Operation When Time Is Right

Turkey's defense minister on Friday pledged to wage a campaign against a US-backed Syrian Kurdish militia, sharpening focus on a potential conflict the United States...

January 11, 2019 10:22 am

Sources: Iran’s Crude Exports Stay Subdued in Jan Despite Waivers

Iran will see its crude exports severely curtailed for a third month in January as it is struggling to find new buyers amid US sanctions...

January 10, 2019 3:18 pm

Iranian IRGC Official Claims Lebanese, Palestinian ‘Resistance’ Groups Can ‘End the Disgraceful Life’ of Israel

A spokesman for Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) asserted on Wednesday that Lebanese and Palestinian "resistance" organizations -- i.e. the Hezbollah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad terror...

January 10, 2019 10:32 am

Turkey Says Military Operation in Syria Not Dependent on US Pullout

A military operation against the Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey has pledged to carry out in northern Syria, is not dependent on a US pullout from...

Features

Meet the Two Most Optimistic People in the Entire Middle East

“You are sitting here, probably, with the two most optimistic people probably in the entire Middle East,” says Sami Saadi,...

Places to Visit in Israel If You Really Want to Learn Its History

Are you or a family member traveling to Israel in 2019? Are you looking for something more than the average...

In New Initiative, Yad Vashem Tackles 21st Century Antisemitism

JNS.org - It is American teachers like Lori Fulton who, with their commitment to Holocaust education, are poised to be...

World

ADL Offers Reward of Up to $5,000 for Info on Latest Anti-Jewish Assault in...

The Anti-Defamation League is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the perpetrator...

Israel

Israel and Chad Officially Reestablish Diplomatic Ties, as Netanyahu Visits...

Israel and Chad officially reestablished diplomatic ties on Sunday, nearly five decades after they were severed. The announcement was made by...

Opinion

New York Times Columnist Cheers for Boycotting Israel

“Time to break the silence on Palestine,” is the headline over New York Times opinion columnist Michelle Alexander’s article, and a pretty good indication of where it’s going, because there’s...

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