(JNS.org) The Israeli government is petitioning the United Nations cultural body UNESCO to conduct a secret ballot vote on a new motion that would deny Israeli sovereignty in Jerusalem and label Hebron’s Cave of the Patriarchs, a Jewish holy site, as an endangered world heritage site in the “State of Palestine.”
(JNS.org) Israeli Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein delivered a historic speech Wednesday at the Russian Federation Council—the upper house of the Russian parliament in Moscow—30 years after he was released from a Soviet labor camp for his Zionist activism.
(JNS.org) The Tel Aviv-based blockchain start-up Bancor Foundation raised $153 million worth of digital currency this month, in a record-setting initial coin offering (ICO) on the Ethereum digital currency network.
(JNS.org) Russia is reportedly in the midst of negotiations with Israel and Jordan to create safe zones in southern Syria that would shield Israel from an Iranian-led “Shi’ite corridor” developing on the Jewish state’s northern border.
(JNS.org) A re-enactment of one of the most important Crusader battles that occurred in Jerusalem—the Battle of Hattin in 1187—takes place in Israel from June 29-July 1 for the battle’s 828th anniversary.
(JNS.org) A leading member of Syria’s political opposition said most Syrians view Iran as the real enemy and not Israel, adding that Israel could do more to help the Syrian people.
(JNS.org) In an escalation of the feud between Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah Tuesday, Hamas blamed the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority (PA) for the deaths of three infants who were denied entry by the PA for treatment in Israeli hospitals.
(JNS.org) Nine immigrants from English-speaking countries were honored at a Knesset ceremony Monday for their contributions to the state of Israel.
(JNS.org) Israel’s Mossad security and intelligence agency will converge with the Jewish state’s “start-up nation” through the establishment of a technological innovation fund.
(JNS.org) The U.S. and Israel announced a pact to establish a cybersecurity working group.
(JNS.org) The head of Israel’s Shin Bet security agency said the Jewish state has prevented about 2,000 terror attacks since the beginning of 2016 due to cybersecurity efforts.
(JNS.org) The Israeli Air Force (IAF) launched retaliatory airstrikes on two Hamas terror targets in Gaza early Tuesday, in response to the first rocket fired into Israeli territory since March.
(JNS.org) Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Naftali Bennett said Tuesday that Israel’s decisions to freeze the construction of an egalitarian prayer section at the Western Wall and to bolster strict Jewish conversion laws are undermining relations between Israel and diaspora Jews.
(JNS.org) The White House said Monday it has evidence that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is preparing to initiate another chemical weapons attack against civilians.
(JNS.org) Five-time Grammy Award winning pop diva Mariah Carey arrived in Israel this week to promote her new line of beauty products, launched in collaboration with Dead Sea-based Premier Cosmetics.
(JNS.org) Israeli actress and “Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot was ranked first on the latest edition of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors list.
(JNS.org) About 100 graduates from the world’s top universities participated in Israel’s 10th annual Ivy League Yacht Race last week in the Mediterranean Sea, off the coast of Herzliya.
(JNS.org) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi ratified a treaty that hands over two strategic islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia, despite protests about the move in Egypt.
(JNS.org) Jewish gay pride flags were banned Saturday at Chicago’s annual Dyke March.
(JNS.org) American Jewish leaders reacted with outrage following the Israeli government’s rescinding of a decision to create an egalitarian prayer pavilion at the Western Wall.