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Posted on January 31, 2018 .

Before Israel visit, Pence reassures Jordan and Egypt of US role in peace process

(JNS) Ahead of a two-day trip to Israel, Vice President Mike Pence visited neighboring Jordan and Egypt in an attempt to strengthen U.S. ties with the two Arab allies, and to reassure the countries’ leaders of America’s role as a peace broker between Israelis and Palestinians.

Posted on January 21, 2018 .

Israeli micro-satellite start-up signs $100 million deal with ‘major’ operator

(JNS) The Israeli micro-satellite developer Effective Space Solutions last week announced the signing of a $100 million multi-year contract to provide satellite maintenance services to an unnamed client.

Posted on January 21, 2018 .

Israel’s annual anti-Semitism report: ‘Mein Kampf’ now German bestseller

(JNS) Israel’s Minister of Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett on Sunday presented the Jewish state’s annual report on global anti-Semitism to the Israeli government. The report demonstrated that anti-Semitism is on the rise in several notable areas, particularly in Europe.

Posted on January 21, 2018 .

Report: US embassy could relocate to Jerusalem in 2019

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week predicted the U.S. Embassy in Israel would be relocated to Jerusalem within a year, President Donald Trump countered that estimate. The New York Times now reports that the White House is indeed pushing full steam ahead with the embassy’s relocation.

Posted on January 21, 2018 .

Think tank offers $1 million to UNRWA after Trump cut, proposes reforms to agency

(JNS) The Middle East Forum think tank announced that it is offering a $1 million donation to UNRWA, the United Nations agency dedicated to Palestinian refugees, following a $65 million funding cut by the U.S.

Posted on January 19, 2018 .

Hamas establishing terror infrastructure in Lebanon, Israeli defense minister says

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) The Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas is investing considerable resources into establishing terrorist infrastructure in Lebanon, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Friday.

Posted on January 19, 2018 .

IDF soldier injured in attempted car-ramming attack near Jordan River baptism site

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) An Israeli soldier was lightly wounded in an attempted car-ramming terror attack near the Qasr Al-Yahud baptism site in the Jordan Valley on Friday.

Posted on January 19, 2018 .

Ryanair nixes decision to charge only passengers on Israel flights for carry-on luggage

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) Ireland’s low-cost carrier Ryanair on Thursday reversed a controversial policy to charge passengers flying to and from Israel—and no other routes—a fee for carry-on luggage.

Posted on January 19, 2018 .

German Bundestag creates new commissioner to address rising anti-Semitism

(JNS) The German Bundestag on Thursday passed legislation to establish a new commissioner to handle the issue of rising anti-Semitism in the country.

Posted on January 18, 2018 .

Israel and Jordan agree to reopen embassy following tension over July 2017 shooting

(JNS) Israel and Jordan have announced that the Israeli embassy in Amman will reopen after nearly six months of strained relations following the deaths of two Jordanians in a July 2017 shooting at the embassy compound.

Posted on January 18, 2018 .

Poll: worldwide approval of US leadership drops significantly, Israeli approval rises

(JNS) A new Gallup poll testing worldwide confidence in the leaders of world powers reveals that “median approval of U.S. leadership across 134 countries and areas stands at a new low of 30 percent,” down from 48 percent in 2016. Among Israeli respondents, President Donald Trump’s approval rating is 67 percent.

Posted on January 18, 2018 .

Trump says embassy will not move to Jerusalem within one year

(JNS) President Donald Trump said he does not expect the U.S. Embassy in Israel to move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within a year, contradicting comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday.

Posted on January 18, 2018 .

IDF carries out manhunt in Jenin to apprehend terrorists behind drive-by shooting

(JNS) The IDF carried out a manhunt in the Palestinian-controlled city of Jenin on Wednesday night to apprehend suspects in the drive-by shooting terror attack that killed Rabbi Raziel Shevach of the Havat Gilad settlement last week.

Posted on January 18, 2018 .

Netanyahu says $500 million Spike missile deal with India is back on

(JNS) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel’s $500 million Spike missile deal with India is back on after the pact’s reported cancellation last November.

Posted on January 17, 2018 .

Netanyahu predicts that US embassy will move to Jerusalem within a year

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during an address in India on Tuesday that he expects the American embassy that is currently in Tel Aviv to move to Jerusalem within the coming year, as part of a policy announcement last December by President Donald Trump.  

Posted on January 17, 2018 .

PA’s Abbas continues anti-Trump rhetoric, says Jerusalem is the key to peace or war

(JNS) Just days after a fiery speech in which Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas called peace efforts by President Donald Trump “a slap in the face” and cursed the Trump administration by declaring, “May your house be destroyed,” Abbas continued his rhetoric at a conference focused on Jerusalem at Al-Azhar University in Cairo.

Posted on January 17, 2018 .

US international negotiations envoy Greenblatt arrives in Israel ahead of Pence visit

(JNS) President Donald Trump’s international negotiations representative, Jason Greenblatt, is arriving in Israel on Wednesday for meetings with representatives of the European Union, Russia and the United Nations, who together with the U.S. form the Middle East Quartet, a self-appointed group of international entities striving to advance an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal.

Posted on January 17, 2018 .

US withholds $65 million from UN’s Palestinian refugee agency, calls for changes

(JNS) The U.S. on Tuesday announced announced a major cut in its current funding of UNRWA, the United Nations agency dedicated solely to Palestinian refugees, while calling for reforms to the organization.

Posted on January 16, 2018 .

Hamas: Iran is only country that supports Palestinian ‘resistance’

(JNS) The Middle East Media Research Institute reports that the Hamas’s terror group’s deputy political bureau chief, Saleh al-Arouri, told the Lebanese Al-Quds television network that Iran is the only country providing military support to Hamas to fight the “Israeli entity.”

Posted on January 16, 2018 .