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Israel Indirectly to Blame for Downing of Plane Over Syria, Russia Says

Russia on Tuesday accused Israel of indirectly causing a Russian military plane to be shot down near Syria's Mediterranean coast, and threatened to retaliate against Israel for what...

September 18, 2018 8:38 am

Russia and Turkey Agree to Create Buffer Zone in Syria’s Idlib

Russian and Turkish troops are to enforce a new demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib region from which "radical" rebels will be required to withdraw by the middle of next month, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on...

Turkey’s Erdogan Says His Meeting With Putin on Syria Will Bring Hope

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that a joint statement on Syria due to be made after his meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin would bring "new hope" to the region. Erdogan was speaking to...

Iran Asserts US Pullout From Nuclear Deal Threatens Regional Peace

The US withdrawal from the nuclear deal struck between Iran and major powers is "doomed" to seriously affect peace and security in the Middle East, Iran's atomic chief said on Monday. President Donald Trump announced in...

September 17, 2018 9:28 am

Iran Claims Twitter Shut Legitimate Accounts, but Not Anti-Government Ones

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday accused Twitter of closing accounts of "real"...

September 16, 2018 10:22 am

Kushner Says US Measures Against Palestinians Increase Chances for Mideast Peace

JNS.org - The chances for Middle East peace have improved by eliminating the “false realities” that...

September 16, 2018 9:56 am

Palestinian Official Says US Will Never Present Middle East Peace Plan

The United States will not present its long-awaited plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace any time soon...

September 16, 2018 9:52 am

Israeli Human Rights Org Files Criminal Charges Against Hamas Leader in World Court

JNS.org - An Israeli human rights organization has filed a request at the International Criminal Court...

September 16, 2018 9:41 am

Syrian State Media: Air Defenses Down Israeli Missiles Near Damascus Airport

Syrian military air defenses downed several missiles that Israel fired in an act of "aggression"...

September 18, 2018 8:38 am

Israel Indirectly to Blame for Downing of Plane Over Syria, Russia Says

Russia on Tuesday accused Israel of indirectly causing a Russian military plane to be shot down near Syria's Mediterranean coast, and threatened to retaliate against Israel for what it...

September 17, 2018 2:37 pm

Russia and Turkey Agree to Create Buffer Zone in Syria’s Idlib

Russian and Turkish troops are to enforce a new demilitarized zone in Syria's Idlib region from which "radical" rebels will be required to withdraw by the...

September 17, 2018 9:58 am

Turkey’s Erdogan Says His Meeting With Putin on Syria Will Bring Hope

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that a joint statement on Syria due to be made after his meeting with Russia's Vladimir Putin...

September 17, 2018 9:37 am

Iran Asserts US Pullout From Nuclear Deal Threatens Regional Peace

The US withdrawal from the nuclear deal struck between Iran and major powers is "doomed" to seriously affect peace and security in the Middle East,...

September 17, 2018 9:28 am

Iran Claims Twitter Shut Legitimate Accounts, but Not Anti-Government Ones

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday accused Twitter of closing accounts of "real" Iranians, while allowing anti-government ones backed by the United States. In...

September 16, 2018 10:22 am

Kushner Says US Measures Against Palestinians Increase Chances for Mideast Peace

JNS.org - The chances for Middle East peace have improved by eliminating the “false realities” that surround the peacemaking process between the Israelis and Palestinians despite...

September 16, 2018 9:56 am

Palestinian Official Says US Will Never Present Middle East Peace Plan

The United States will not present its long-awaited plan for Israeli-Palestinian peace any time soon and is instead trying to unilaterally change the terms of...

September 16, 2018 9:52 am

Israeli Human Rights Org Files Criminal Charges Against Hamas Leader in World Court

JNS.org - An Israeli human rights organization has filed a request at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, asking the organization to investigate Hamas...

September 16, 2018 9:41 am

Syrian State Media: Air Defenses Down Israeli Missiles Near Damascus Airport

Syrian military air defenses downed several missiles that Israel fired in an act of "aggression" near Damascus airport on Saturday, Syrian state media said. An Israeli...

September 16, 2018 9:26 am

Iran Accuses French Police of Slow Reaction to Attack on Paris Embassy

Iran said on Saturday that Kurdish activists attacked its embassy in Paris and it accused French police of arriving late on the scene. Paris police confirmed...

September 14, 2018 4:54 pm

Iranian Regime Minister Says German Government-Funded Foundation Remains Committed to Joint Research Projects

Iran's official news agency reported on Friday that a cooperation agreement between a group of Iranian universities and a major German research foundation remains in force,...

September 14, 2018 9:53 am

Iran Says Missile Attack on Kurdish Dissidents a Warning to Hostile Powers

The chief of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps said on Thursday that Tehran's missile attack on an Iranian Kurdish rebel base in northern Iraq last...

September 13, 2018 1:08 pm

Poll: One-Third of Palestinians, Half of Gazans, Want to Emigrate; Three-Quarters Say Life Was Better Before Oslo Accords

A new poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research revealed that one-third of all Palestinians and one-half of Gazans want to...

September 13, 2018 12:05 pm

UN Bemoans Unsustainable Palestinian Economy

Palestinian citizens are trapped in an economy of jobless growth with no prospects, especially in Gaza, which is undergoing "de-development," the United Nations trade and...

Culture

Yeshiva University Grad Writes Book to Help Children Understand Death

What should parents tell their children when a loved one dies? It’s a...

New England Patriots Star Shares Western Wall Photo With Jewish High Holidays Message

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman posted pictures of himself in Israel, including...

Features

A Look at the Candidates to Become Jerusalem’s Next Mayor

JNS.org - The late Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek used to say that if one wanted to uproot and replant a tree...

Faith and Fasting: A Look at the Practice Ahead of Yom Kippur

JNS.org - Fasting is the most commonly known Yom Kippur ritual. According to a 2016 Pew survey, 40% of American...

A New Generation of Galvanized Young Jews Fight Antisemitism on Campus

JNS.org - IfNotNow (INN) has a plan. It’s determined, according to its website, to...

World

University of Michigan Regent Denounces Professor’s ‘Antisemiti...

The president of the University of Michigan pledged on Thursday to take "appropriate steps" to address a professor's refusal to help...

Israel

Israel to Deduct Money Sent to Family of Ari Fuld’s Murderer from Fun...

Israel will withhold the amount paid to Ari Fuld's murderer from funds earmarked for transfer to the Palestinian Authority. Fuld, a...

Opinion

Sukkot and Impermanence

In discussing the festival of Sukkot, the Talmud gives all the various possible explanations for the origin and purpose of a Sukkah. Its final idea is that of impermanence. “Leave...

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