UN investigating Iranian ballistic missile violations

(JNS) United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned this week that Iran is defying the U.N.’s calls to halt its ballistic missile development program.

Posted on December 14, 2017 .

Family of Mumbai terror victims granted home in Israel

(JNS) Rabbi Nachman and Freida Holtzberg, who lost their son and daughter-in-law in the 2008 terror attack on the Indian city of Mumbai’s Chabad House, have been granted a government-owned apartment in Israel.

Posted on December 14, 2017 .

Jewish leaders: Abbas’s Istanbul speech a rejection of peace, insult to Judaism

(JNS) Leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Wednesday criticized Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech at the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation’s conference in Istanbul earlier that day, calling it an “outright rejection” of achieving peace with Israel.

Posted on December 14, 2017 .

Gaza rockets rain down on Israel for 6th consecutive night, damage UN school

(JNS) The Israeli Air Force struck three positions in the Gaza Strip belonging to the Palestinian terror group Hamas on Wednesday night in response to four rockets launched from the territory at the southern Israeli cities of Sderot and Eshkol.

Posted on December 14, 2017 .

Pence postpones visit to Israel

(JNS) Vice President Mike Pence has delayed his upcoming visit to Israel due to issues with U.S. tax reform legislation, which is intended to pass through Congress before Christmas.  

Posted on December 14, 2017 .

White House says Abbas’s rhetoric has ‘prevented peace for decades’

(JNS) The White House criticized Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday for his comments against U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying that such rhetoric has “prevented peace for decades.”

Posted on December 14, 2017 .

Jerusalem cable car system will link landmarks, aim to further boost Israeli tourism

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) A planned cable car system linking key landmarks in Jerusalem “will be yet another boost to tourism” in the capital city, Israeli Tourism Minister Yariv Levin said this week.

Posted on December 13, 2017 .

Iran pledges support for Palestinian terror groups fighting US Jerusalem move

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) Iran has officially offered Palestinian terrorist groups its support in mounting “resistance aimed at blocking the implications” of President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Posted on December 13, 2017 .

Israeli defense minister urges cooperation with Saudis against Iran

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has called on moderate Sunni states, especially Saudi Arabia, to bolster their security ties with Israel in an effort to fight global terrorism and counter the Iranian threat.

Posted on December 13, 2017 .

IDF is Israel’s most trusted public institution, survey shows

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) The IDF is the most trusted public institution in Israel, according to the newly released 2017 Israel Democracy Index survey.

Posted on December 13, 2017 .

Interfaith delegation from Bahrain makes unprecedented visit to Israel

(JNS) An interfaith delegation from Bahrain is visiting Israel during Hanukkah in an unprecedented trip.

Posted on December 13, 2017 .

Israeli security forces thwart Hamas’s Hanukkah kidnapping plot

(JNS) Israeli security forces—including the Shin Bet security agency, Israel Police and IDF—have thwarted an attempt by the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas to kidnap Israelis in Samaria during Hanukkah. 

Posted on December 13, 2017 .

IDF hits Hamas targets after rockets fired into Israel for 5th consecutive night

(JNS) The Israeli Air Force struck positions of the Palestinian terror group Hamas on Tuesday night after several rockets were launched at the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon, marking the fifth consecutive night of rocket fire from Hamas-ruled Gaza.

Posted on December 13, 2017 .

Jerusalem Municipality to distribute free Christmas trees

(JNS) In a warm holiday gesture during Israel’s winter season, the Jerusalem Municipality will continue its annual tradition of distributing free Christmas trees to the city’s Christian residents.

Posted on December 13, 2017 .

Abbas announces withdrawal from all peace agreements with Israel since Oslo

(JNS) Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said Wednesday that the Palestinians are withdrawing from all peace agreements with Israel since the 1993 Oslo Accords.

Posted on December 13, 2017 .

Erdogan calls on world to recognize eastern Jerusalem as Palestinian capital

(JNS) Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called on world leaders to recognize eastern Jerusalem as the capital of a Palestinian state in response to President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Posted on December 13, 2017 .

Controversial Shabbat bill passes first reading in Israeli Knesset

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) The Israeli Knesset on Tuesday approved a controversial bill that would limit commerce on Shabbat. The legislation passed its first reading in a 59-54 vote and will now head to the Knesset’s Internal Affairs Committee, which will draft it for its second and third readings.

Posted on December 12, 2017 .

Israeli Finance Ministry announces $227 million tax cuts on consumer items

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon on Monday announced that Israel’s government will reduce customs and sales taxes on dozens of items, a move he said would save Israeli consumers more than 800 million shekels ($227 million) annually.

Posted on December 12, 2017 .

Israeli archaeologists reveal Hanukkah-related discoveries on eve of holiday

(JNS) Two archaeological discoveries with highly symbolic value dating back to the ancient Jewish kingdoms of Israel have been revealed on the eve of Hanukkah. 

Posted on December 12, 2017 .

Israel expects insufficient winter rainfall as Sea of Galilee nears historically low level

(JNS) Israel’s Meteorological Service has forecasted that the country should anticipate insufficient rainfall this winter.

Posted on December 12, 2017 .