London rejects Palestinian ad campaign targeting Israel and Balfour Declaration

(JNS.org) The city of London has rejected a Palestinian anti-Israel ad campaign claiming that the 1917 Balfour Declaration was the “harbinger of the Palestinian disaster.”

Posted on October 19, 2017 .

Hamas leader doubles down on eradicating Israel

(JNS.org) Yahya Sinwar, chief of the Palestinian terror organization Hamas, said Thursday it will not disarm or ever recognize Israel and vowed to get rid of the Jewish state.

Posted on October 19, 2017 .

Japanese firm finalizes record-setting $1.1 billion acquisition of Israel’s NeuroDerm

(JNS.org) Following announcements in July that Japan’s Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC) would acquire the Israeli pharmaceutical company NeuroDerm for $1.1 billion, the companies announced the deal’s finalization Wednesday.

Posted on October 19, 2017 .

Israeli reps exit Inter-Parliamentary Union assembly after Muslim harassment

(JNS.org) In the wake of Israel announcing its withdrawal from United Nations cultural body UNESCO due to anti-Israel bias, Israeli representatives walked out of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (IPU) gathering in St. Petersburg this week after encountering severe harassment from Arab and Muslim parliamentarians.

Posted on October 19, 2017 .

Trump administration calls on Hamas to disarm, echoing Israeli position

(JNS.org) President Donald Trump’s international negotiations representative, Jason Greenblatt, Thursday called on the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas to disarm and renounce violence amid new attempts to form a unity government with its longtime rival Fatah.

Posted on October 19, 2017 .

Netanyahu calls Putin to discuss Syria conflict amid rise in tensions

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday to discuss the conflict in Syria, just days after Israeli jets hit a Syrian anti-aircraft battery.

Posted on October 18, 2017 .

US, Israel urge UN Security Council to target Iran over terrorism

(JNS.org) U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley urged the U.N. Security Council to consider all of Iran’s “destructive conduct,” not exclusively the 2015 nuclear deal.

Posted on October 18, 2017 .

Chinese social media star cries during meeting with Holocaust survivor in Israel

(JNS.org) A Chinese social media star broke down in tears during a meeting with a famous 93-year-old Holocaust survivor in Israel, as part of an Israeli-Chinese cultural exchange.

Posted on October 18, 2017 .

Iran’s military chief vows to confront Israel during visit to Damascus

(JNS.org) During a visit to Damascus Wednesday for talks with the Syrian military, Iran’s military chief vowed to confront Israel and defend Syria’s regime.

Posted on October 18, 2017 .

Israel elected to UN space committee despite Arab, Palestinian opposition

(JNS.org) In a vote at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, an Israeli representative was elected to a seat on the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), despite opposition from the Palestinians and several Arab countries. 

Posted on October 18, 2017 .

Israeli judo team barred from donning national symbols in Abu Dhabi competition

(JNS.org) Organizers of a major judo tournament in Abu Dhabi barred Israel’s team from donning national symbols and playing the Jewish state’s national anthem.

Posted on October 18, 2017 .

Israel approves new construction permits in Hebron for first time since 2002

(JNS.org) The Jewish community in the Judea and Samaria city of Hebron was granted building permits to construct new homes for the first time since 2002. 

Posted on October 18, 2017 .

Bennett: security cooperation with PA should continue despite Fatah-Hamas unity

(JNS.org) Israel’s security coordination with the Palestinian Authority (PA) should continue despite the recent formation of a Palestinian unity government between the PA’s ruling Fatah party and the Gaza-controlling terror group Hamas, Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday.

Posted on October 18, 2017 .

IDF raids Palestinian media outlets in ‘large-scale operation’ against incitement

(JNS.org) The IDF, in a joint operation with Israel’s Shin Bet security agency and Civil Administration, raided the offices of eight Palestinian media outlets in Judea and Samaria Tuesday night, amid a broad security crackdown against incitement to terror.

Posted on October 18, 2017 .

Israeli doctor to lead prestigious global medical organization

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Medical Association Chairman Prof. Leonid Eidelman has been chosen to serve as the next president of the World Medical Association.

Posted on October 17, 2017 .

Newly elected Austrian leader vows zero tolerance for anti-Semitism in coalition

(JNS.org) Austria’s newly elected leader, Sebastian Kurz, has vowed a zero tolerance policy on anti-Semitism in his governing coalition, seeking to quell fears over a right-wing government that could include a far-right party with Nazi sympathies.

Posted on October 17, 2017 .

Israel rules out negotiating with Palestinian unity government for now

(JNS.org) The Israeli government announced Tuesday it would not engage in diplomatic negotiations with the current iteration of a Palestinian unity government, which includes the terror group Hamas.

Posted on October 17, 2017 .

Israel ‘will not allow’ Iranian buildup in Syria, Netanyahu tells Russian minister

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu in Jerusalem Tuesday for discussions on Iran and security coordination in Syria. 

Posted on October 17, 2017 .

Republican lawmakers introduce resolution defending Israel, condemning UNESCO

(JNS.org) Two Republican lawmakers introduced new legislation condemning the United Nations cultural body UNESCO, shortly after the U.S. and Israel separately announced their plans to withdraw from the organization due to its anti-Israel bias.

Posted on October 17, 2017 .

Israeli racecar driver wins European NASCAR championship

(JNS.org) Racecar driver Alon Day became the first Israeli competitor to win a NASCAR series Sunday, placing first in the American motorsports giant’s European circuit.

Posted on October 17, 2017 .