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France Freezes Assets of Three People, Nine Firms Over Syria Chemical Weapons

France said on Friday it had frozen the assets of three people and nine companies suspected of involvement in the development of chemical weapons...

May 18, 2018 10:26 am

Turkey: Muslims Must Stop Other Countries Opening Jerusalem Embassies

Turkey called on Muslim countries on Friday to stop other nations from following the United States and moving their embassies in Israel to Jerusalem, as it opened a meeting in Istanbul on Friday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip...

Russia’s Putin, France’s Macron to Discuss Iran at St. Petersburg Meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss Iran, Syria and Ukraine when Macron visits St Petersburg on May 24-25, the Kremlin said on Friday. Macron is set to visit Russia to attend...

EU Considers Iran Central Bank Transfers to Beat US Sanctions

The European Commission is proposing that EU governments make direct money transfers to Iran's central bank to avoid US penalties, an EU official said, in what would be the most forthright challenge to Washington's newly...

May 17, 2018 5:48 pm

Over 60 Groups Urge Columbia, NYU, Syracuse, UC Irvine to Counter ‘Hostile Climate for Jewish, Zionist Students’

More than 60 groups have called on Columbia University, New York University, Syracuse University, and...

May 17, 2018 4:58 pm

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Criticized for Ignoring Hamas Role in Gaza Violence

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau encountered strong criticism on Thursday over his earlier statement condemning the violence...

May 17, 2018 3:39 pm

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s Son: ‘No One Is as Gentle in Self-Defense as Israel’

No other country is as "gentle" as Israel when it comes to methods of self-defense, the son...

May 17, 2018 3:23 pm

Syria’s Assad Flies to Russia for Talks With Putin

Syrian President President Bashar al-Assad traveled to the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi for...

May 17, 2018 3:11 pm

‘By Supporting UNRWA, We Keep The Conflict Alive,’ Swiss Foreign Minister Declares After Visit to Jordan

In an unexpected departure from the international consensus in support of UNRWA -- the UN body that...

May 18, 2018 10:26 am

France Freezes Assets of Three People, Nine Firms Over Syria Chemical Weapons

France said on Friday it had frozen the assets of three people and nine companies suspected of involvement in the development of chemical weapons in...

May 18, 2018 10:08 am

Turkey: Muslims Must Stop Other Countries Opening Jerusalem Embassies

Turkey called on Muslim countries on Friday to stop other nations from following the United States and moving their embassies in Israel to Jerusalem, as it...

May 18, 2018 9:56 am

Russia’s Putin, France’s Macron to Discuss Iran at St. Petersburg Meeting

Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss Iran, Syria and Ukraine when Macron visits St Petersburg on May 24-25, the Kremlin...

May 18, 2018 9:24 am

EU Considers Iran Central Bank Transfers to Beat US Sanctions

The European Commission is proposing that EU governments make direct money transfers to Iran's central bank to avoid US penalties, an EU official said, in...

May 17, 2018 5:48 pm

Over 60 Groups Urge Columbia, NYU, Syracuse, UC Irvine to Counter ‘Hostile Climate for Jewish, Zionist Students’

More than 60 groups have called on Columbia University, New York University, Syracuse University, and University of California Irvine on Tuesday to act against "a...

May 17, 2018 4:58 pm

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau Criticized for Ignoring Hamas Role in Gaza Violence

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau encountered strong criticism on Thursday over his earlier statement condemning the violence on the Israel-Gaza Strip border that excluded any mention of...

May 17, 2018 3:39 pm

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s Son: ‘No One Is as Gentle in Self-Defense as Israel’

No other country is as "gentle" as Israel when it comes to methods of self-defense, the son of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said in an op-ed published...

May 17, 2018 3:23 pm

Syria’s Assad Flies to Russia for Talks With Putin

Syrian President President Bashar al-Assad traveled to the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi for talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, the Kremlin said on...

May 17, 2018 3:11 pm

‘By Supporting UNRWA, We Keep The Conflict Alive,’ Swiss Foreign Minister Declares After Visit to Jordan

In an unexpected departure from the international consensus in support of UNRWA -- the UN body that sustains the descendants of the Palestinian refugees of the 1948 War...

May 17, 2018 2:53 pm

New US Sanctions Hit at Hezbollah Financiers, Funding

The United States sought to further choke off funding sources for Iranian-backed Hezbollah on Thursday, sanctioning one of its financiers and its representative to Iran, as well...

May 17, 2018 1:24 pm

Palestinian Authority Official Urges Arabs to Recall Ambassadors From Washington

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki suggested on Thursday that Arab countries should recall their ambassadors to the United States in response to Washington moving...

May 17, 2018 11:14 am

Bosnia Declines to Extradite Man Sought by Tunisia Over 2016 Killing

A Bosnian court said on Thursday it had rejected a request from Tunisia to hand over a Bosnian national wanted on terrorism charges over his...

May 17, 2018 10:27 am

South Korea Offers to Mediate to Clear Doubts Over North Korea-US Summit

South Korea said on Thursday it intends to play the role of mediator after North Korea threatened to pull out of a summit with the...

May 17, 2018 10:13 am

Binghamton University to Host Alternative Graduation Ceremony for Jewish Students

JNS.org - For the first time to date, Binghamton University will host an alternative graduation ceremony to accommodate observant Jewish students and their family members who...

Features

Dairy, First Fruits, and More: Welcoming Shavuot With Customs of the Season

JNS.org - I’ve often heard, and many rabbis lament, that Shavuot is the only...

Tapping Into the Brilliance of Israel and the Zionist Dream

JNS.org - As Israel celebrates its 70th birthday, the global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement has been propagating the idea of...

Reminiscing: Israel at 70

I celebrated my 12th birthday one week before the birth of the State of Israel. I was about to begin lessons...

Opinion

Gaza and the Fallacy of Moral Equivalence

Rarely does the photo, four columns wide, of a dead baby appear on page one of The New York Times as it did on May 17. The sorrowful death of Layla...

Israel

Israeli Minister Invites Arab States to Next Year’s Eurovision Contest in...

Israel’s Communications Minister has invited several Arab states to take part in next year’s Eurovision song contest in Jerusalem. Israeli singer...

Middle East

Egypt’s Sisi Orders Gaza Border Opened for Ramadan

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi ordered on Thursday that the Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip be opened for the whole of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, he...

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