Abbas sends greetings to North Korea’s Kim Jong-un

(JNS.org) Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent a warm greeting to North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un, congratulating him for “Liberation Day,” a holiday marking the end of Japanese colonial rule.

Posted on August 15, 2017 .

Swiss government denounces anti-Semitism after outrage over hotel sign

(JNS.org) The government of Switzerland denounced anti-Semitism in a message to Israel following outrage over sign in a hotel stating that Jewish guests must shower before entering its pool.

 

Posted on August 15, 2017 .

Iran threatens to quit nuclear deal ‘within hours’ if new sanctions enforced

(JNS.org) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday the Islamic Republic could abandon its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers “within hours” if the U.S. follows through with imposing new sanctions on Iran.

Posted on August 15, 2017 .

Fatah leader calls for ‘enlightened’ changes in Palestinian society

(JNS.org) Fatah Revolutionary Committee member Muwaffaq Matar recently called for fundamental changes in Palestinian society in an op-ed published in the Palestinian Authority’s official daily newspaper, Palestinian Media Watch reported this week.

Posted on August 15, 2017 .

Israel exposes Hamas terrorist payment network in eastern Jerusalem

(JNS.org) Israel’s Shin Bet security agency Tuesday unveiled the discovery of a complex money-transferring scheme run by the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas. 

Posted on August 15, 2017 .

Israeli delegation to meet White House officials for talks on Syria, Lebanon

(JNS.org) A delegation of Israeli security officials, headed by Mossad intelligence agency Director Yossi Cohen, will arrive in Washington, D.C., later this week for talks on the situation in Syria and Lebanon. 

Posted on August 15, 2017 .

Daughter of US ambassador to Israel makes aliyah

(JNS.org) Talia Friedman, daughter of U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, was among the 233 new North American immigrants to arrive in Israel Tuesday.

Posted on August 15, 2017 .

Boston Holocaust Memorial vandalized for the second time this summer

(JNS.org) The Boston-based New England Holocaust Memorial was vandalized Monday for the second time this summer.

Posted on August 15, 2017 .

Trump condemns KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists as ‘repugnant’

(JNS.org) President Donald Trump, facing criticism over his initial statement on Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville, Va., Monday directly condemned white supremacists and neo-Nazis as “repugnant” to American values.

Posted on August 14, 2017 .

Netanyahu planning to become first Israeli prime minister to visit Latin America

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly planning to make a historic trip to Latin America next month, which would make him the first sitting Israeli head of state to visit the region.

Posted on August 14, 2017 .

Neo-Nazi website dropped by GoDaddy domain service

(JNS.org) The neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer is losing its internet domain host after the website published articles mocking the woman killed during last Saturday’s counter-protesting at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Posted on August 14, 2017 .

Israel sending aid to Sierra Leone following deadly flooding and landslide

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed his government to send emergency humanitarian aid to Sierra Leone following a deadly flood and landslide that has killed hundreds.

Posted on August 14, 2017 .

Abbas condemns US senators for supporting Taylor Force Act

(JNS.org) Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas Sunday condemned U.S. senators on the Foreign Relations Committee for voting in favor of the Taylor Force Act anti-terror legislation.

Posted on August 14, 2017 .

500 global healthcare experts to convene in Jerusalem for medical conference

(JNS.org) Some 500 healthcare experts and entrepreneurs from more than 20 countries will convene in Jerusalem and in other cities across the Jewish state next month for the mHealth Israel Conference.

Posted on August 14, 2017 .

Report: Netanyahu calls for establishment of independent Kurdish state

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for establishing an independent Kurdish state, in a rare declaration during an address to a visiting delegation of 33 Republican U.S. lawmakers last week, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Posted on August 14, 2017 .

Kushner and Greenblatt returning to Middle East to continue peace push

(JNS.org) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday Israel will welcome President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, and international negotiations representative Jason Greenblatt later this month for continued discussions in renewed U.S.-led peace efforts.

Posted on August 14, 2017 .

Jewish leaders urge Trump to condemn Charlottesville white supremacists

(JNS.org) Jewish leaders and an Israeli government minister urged the Trump administration to condemn the violence and use of Nazi symbols by white supremacists during a violent rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Va.

Posted on August 14, 2017 .

Jews comprised less than a quarter of tourists visiting Israel in 2016

(JNS.org) New data obtained by Israel Hayom analyzes the rising number of tourists arriving in the Jewish state, including visitors’ age, religion and the nature of their trips.

Posted on August 13, 2017 .

Jerusalem Light Rail security guard wounded in Palestinian terrorist stabbing spree

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A Jerusalem Light Rail security guard was lightly wounded in Jerusalem Saturday by a female Palestinian terrorist who went on a stabbing spree.

Posted on August 13, 2017 .

Israeli boy with special needs realizes dream by becoming police officer for a day

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Ilya Cohen, an 11-year-old Israeli boy with special needs, realized his dream by becoming a police officer for a day.

Posted on August 13, 2017 .