Belieb it: Justin Bieber to perform in Israel in 2017

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Canadian pop star Justin Bieber will perform in Israel as part of his Purpose World Tour, it was announced Thursday. The singer is scheduled to perform May 3, 2017, at Tel Aviv's Yarkon Park.

Posted on December 9, 2016 .

Israel signs trilateral research and development pact with Greece, Cyprus

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Jerusalem Thursday, with the three nations signing a trilateral research and development agreement to advance joint ventures and projects.

Posted on December 9, 2016 .

Media watchdog calls out AFP over employment of aspiring Palestinian politician

(JNS.org) A media watchdog organization renewed its criticism of the Agence France-Presse (AFP) news agency over the “conflict of interest” of employing the chairman of the anti-Israel Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate (PJS) as a reporter on Israeli-Palestinian affairs.

Posted on December 9, 2016 .

Israeli NGO draws large viewership on video claiming Facebook enables terrorism

(JNS.org) An Israeli legal rights NGO’s video claiming that Facebook aides and abets terrorism garnered more than 750,000 views in the three days after it was launched.

Posted on December 9, 2016 .

Israeli security forces break up Hamas terror cell in Hebron

(JNS.org) Israeli security forces announced Thursday that they broke up a Hamas terror cell operating in the Hebron area in October through a joint Israel Defense Forces (IDF), police, and Shin Bet security agency operation.

Posted on December 8, 2016 .

Israel’s attorney general to streamline citizenship process for LGBT couples

(JNS.org) Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelbilt informed the country’s High Court of Justice Thursday that he will work to streamline the process of obtaining citizenship for the foreign partners of LGBT Israelis in order to bring that process in line with the experience of heterosexual couples.  

Posted on December 8, 2016 .

Israeli defense chief vows to prevent sophisticated weapons from reaching Hezbollah

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel "does what is necessary" to prevent game-changing weapons from falling into the Hezbollah terror group’s hands, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.

Posted on December 8, 2016 .

IDF and Technion join forces to develop ‘medical’ glider

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Medical Corps of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) has collaborated with the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology on the development of a glider that could save lives on the battlefield, Israel Hayom reported Wednesday.

Posted on December 8, 2016 .

Israeli security forces thwart stabbing attack in Samaria, terrorist killed

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli security forces foiled a terrorist attack Thursday morning at Tapuach Junction in Samaria.

Posted on December 8, 2016 .

Netanyahu tells France’s Hollande he will not attend Paris peace conference

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told French President Francois Hollande that he will not attend an upcoming international peace conference led by France. 

Posted on December 7, 2016 .

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate to hold meeting to ‘reform’ conversion process

(JNS.org) Israel’s two chief rabbis, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau and Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, announced Wednesday that they plan to hold a meeting next week with the country’s Chief Rabbinate Council and Supreme Rabbinical Court to outline standards for accepting conversions to Judaism that were performed outside of Israel. 

Posted on December 7, 2016 .

German leader Angela Merkel’s CDU party declares BDS movement anti-Semitic

(JNS.org) German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party announced Wednesday that it passed a resolution declaring that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is anti-Semitic. 

Posted on December 7, 2016 .

U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn visits Nazi death camp in Czech Republic

(JNS.org) United Kingdom’s Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who has been plagued by allegations of personal and party-wide anti-Semitism, visited the site the Theresienstadt concentration camp in the Czech Republic during a trip to continental Europe to meet with left-wing political leaders. 

Posted on December 7, 2016 .

Israel inks deal with India to boost scientific and technological collaboration

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis, who is on a state visit to New Delhi, met Tuesday with his Indian counterpart Harsh Vardhan.

Posted on December 7, 2016 .

In world first, Israeli biotech firm successfully transplants lab-grown bone

(JNS.org) An Israeli start-up biotech company announced Monday that it has successfully used lab-grown bone tissue to repair bone loss, in the world's first procedure of its kind.

Posted on December 6, 2016 .

Israeli minister: Nearly 90% of waste water recycled, 4 times higher than any other nation

(JNS.org) At a time when many countries are facing drought and severe water shortages, Israel now recycles nearly 90 percent of its waste water, around four times higher than any other country in the world, according to Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy Gilad Erdan.

Posted on December 6, 2016 .

Jewish Home’s Bennett says outpost bill paves way for annexation of Judea and Samaria

(JNS.org) Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett, leader of the Jewish Home party, hailed the preliminary passage of a controversial bill to legalize Israeli settlement outposts as paving the way for Israel’s eventual annexation of Judea and Samaria.

Posted on December 6, 2016 .

Paleo diet debunked? Israeli archaeologists reveal prehistoric man's plant-based diet

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Remains of plants believed to be 780,000 years old were unearthed during excavations at Gesher Bnot Yaakov, a Stone Age archaeological site in the Hula Valley in northern Israel. The discovery provides proof of a plant-based diet in the Paleolithic era, countering the common claim that ancient humans' diet was based heavily on animal products.

Posted on December 6, 2016 .

Israeli airport authorities deny entry to BDS activist for first time

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel refused entry to an activist with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement Monday, the first such case since the Israeli government introduced a bill to that effect in November.

Posted on December 6, 2016 .

More than a dozen high-level African officials attend Jerusalem agriculture summit

(JNS.org) In the latest sign of growing ties between Israel and Africa, a delegation of more than a dozen African officials gathered Monday in Jerusalem as part of a three-day agricultural summit.

Posted on December 5, 2016 .