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Erdogan, Trump Discuss Middle East Conflicts, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Says

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump discussed conflicts in Libya and Syria, as well as a US peace plan for the...

February 15, 2020 1:04 pm

White House Memo Says Strike on Iranian Commander Responded to Past Attacks

President Donald Trump ordered a drone strike that killed a top Iranian military commander last month in response to past attacks, the White House said in a memo released on Friday, despite previous administration assertions...

Former IDF Officer Speaks to Hundreds of California Students About Israel’s Humanitarian Aid to Syrians

A former Israel Defense Forces officer who led a humanitarian response to the bloody Syrian conflict recently spent a week touring university campuses in California, in a bid to counter misinformation and bolster student support...

Pressure Mounts on USA Table Tennis to Accommodate Shabbat-Observant Player at Upcoming Olympic Trials

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) urged USA Table Tennis (USATT) on Friday to accommodate the Shabbat-observance needs of an Orthodox Jewish player at the US Olympic Table Tennis Team trials set to be held in California...

February 14, 2020 1:26 pm

Jewish Security Guard Remembered on Fifth Anniversary of Death in Copenhagen Synagogue Shooting

A Jewish volunteer security guard is being remembered on the fifth anniversary of his death...

February 14, 2020 12:12 pm

Organizers of Long Island Student Robotics Contest Denounce Judge Who Made Antisemitic Remark

The organizers of a Long Island student robotics contest have denounced a volunteer judge who...

February 14, 2020 11:16 am

On the Trail: Bloomberg Targeted by Democratic Rivals, Biden Raises Money for Crucial States

US Democratic presidential candidates took aim on Thursday at a rival whose name has not...

February 14, 2020 11:12 am

US Lawmakers Condemn UN Blacklist of Companies With Ties to Israeli Settlements

JNS.org - Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have condemned the blacklist...

February 14, 2020 11:02 am

UNHRC Worked With NGOs With Terror Ties to Compile Blacklist of Firms

JNS.org - NGOs with terrorist ties were involved in the UN Human Rights Council’s blacklist...

February 15, 2020 1:04 pm

Erdogan, Trump Discuss Middle East Conflicts, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Says

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and US President Donald Trump discussed conflicts in Libya and Syria, as well as a US peace plan for the Middle...

February 15, 2020 1:01 pm

White House Memo Says Strike on Iranian Commander Responded to Past Attacks

President Donald Trump ordered a drone strike that killed a top Iranian military commander last month in response to past attacks, the White House said...

February 14, 2020 2:58 pm

Former IDF Officer Speaks to Hundreds of California Students About Israel’s Humanitarian Aid to Syrians

A former Israel Defense Forces officer who led a humanitarian response to the bloody Syrian conflict recently spent a week touring university campuses in California,...

February 14, 2020 1:52 pm

Pressure Mounts on USA Table Tennis to Accommodate Shabbat-Observant Player at Upcoming Olympic Trials

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) urged USA Table Tennis (USATT) on Friday to accommodate the Shabbat-observance needs of an Orthodox Jewish player at the US Olympic...

February 14, 2020 1:26 pm

Jewish Security Guard Remembered on Fifth Anniversary of Death in Copenhagen Synagogue Shooting

A Jewish volunteer security guard is being remembered on the fifth anniversary of his death in a shooting attack at the Great Synagogue in the...

February 14, 2020 12:12 pm

Organizers of Long Island Student Robotics Contest Denounce Judge Who Made Antisemitic Remark

The organizers of a Long Island student robotics contest have denounced a volunteer judge who was filmed uttering an antisemitic remark during last weekend's competition. “What...

February 14, 2020 11:16 am

On the Trail: Bloomberg Targeted by Democratic Rivals, Biden Raises Money for Crucial States

US Democratic presidential candidates took aim on Thursday at a rival whose name has not yet appeared on the ballot in the early voting states...

February 14, 2020 11:12 am

US Lawmakers Condemn UN Blacklist of Companies With Ties to Israeli Settlements

JNS.org - Members of Congress on both sides of the aisle have condemned the blacklist issued by UN Human Rights Council of 112 companies with...

February 14, 2020 11:02 am

UNHRC Worked With NGOs With Terror Ties to Compile Blacklist of Firms

JNS.org - NGOs with terrorist ties were involved in the UN Human Rights Council’s blacklist of 112 companies with ties to Israeli settlements released on Wednesday,...

February 14, 2020 10:49 am

University of Illinois Rejects BDS Resolution Passed by Student Government

JNS.org - The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) rejected a BDS resolution passed by the student government in the early hours on Thursday morning. “Illinois...

February 14, 2020 10:45 am

Former Lawmaker Removed From Event for Challenging Tlaib on Antisemitism

JNS.org - Former New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind, a Democrat, was removed by police from an event earlier this week after interrupting and questioning...

February 14, 2020 10:34 am

After Efforts to Normalize Ties With Israel, Sudan to Settle With ‘USS Cole’ Victims

JNS.org - Sudan’s transitional government announced on Thursday that it has reached a settlement with families of the victims of the 2000 attack on the...

February 14, 2020 10:29 am

Congresswoman Targeted by AIPAC Facebook Ads Calls Pro-Israel Lobby a ‘Hate Group’

JNS.org - Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) labeled the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) a “hate group” in response to Facebook ads by the pro-Israel...

February 14, 2020 10:12 am

Iranian Hackers Targeted Western Universities: Report

Government-backed Iranian hackers have targeted universities in Europe, the United States and Australia in recent months, consultancy PricewaterhouseCoopers has found, Dutch broadcaster NOS reported on...

Culture

‘Fauda’ Season 4 Announced by Show Co-Creator in Tel Aviv

The hit Israeli show "Fauda" will get a fourth season, its co-creator Avi...

Leadership of ‘French Oscars’ Resigns Amid Polanski Controversy

The management of the "French Oscars" resigned en masse on Thursday after weeks...

Features

From Harlem to Tel Aviv: Aulcie Perry’s Basketball Journey

Legendary basketball player Aulcie Perry’s life has been remarkable on and off the court.  This African-American athlete’s life changed dramatically after...

Kids in the Kitchen Light Up Hanukkah

JNS.org - Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is one of those holidays that takes over everything. The pantry overflows with...

Give It Up for the (Israeli) Kids: Hanukkah and Charity Drives

JNS.org - The staff and volunteers at Yad Ezra V’Shulamit’s children’s center in Jerusalem began noticing that one little girl...

Opinion

Why Young Europeans Can’t Understand Israeli Settlers

JNS.org - As world leaders gathered in Jerusalem last month to remember Auschwitz and commemorate 75 years since its liberation, I was sitting in my office in Hebron with two...

February 17, 2020 7:50 am

Israel

Netanyahu: Accumulation of Power Creates a New Approach for Israel in Midea...

JNS.org - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a delegation of American Jewish leaders that the “accumulation of power is...

Middle East

Snubbed by Gulf, Lebanon’s PM Diab Hosts Top Iranian Official

Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab, who is getting the cold shoulder from Gulf Arab states, on Monday met Iran's parliament speaker, the first senior foreign official to visit since Diab's government...

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