All 100 US senators demand end to UN’s ‘anti-Israel agenda’

(JNS.org) All 100 U.S. senators signed a letter, sent to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, demanding that the world body end its “anti-Israel agenda.”

Posted on April 28, 2017 .

Memorial hall for fallen Israeli soldiers unveiled on Mount Herzl

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Israeli Defense Ministry Thursday unveiled the newly constructed national Hall of Remembrance for fallen soldiers on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem. The hall will be inaugurated Sunday night for Israel’s Memorial Day.

Posted on April 28, 2017 .

At 69, Israel’s population stands at 8.68 million

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel has approximately 8.68 million residents, more than 10 times the population at its founding in 1948, and is on track to reach more than 15.2 million residents by 2048, the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics reported Thursday ahead of the country’s 69th Independence Day.

Posted on April 28, 2017 .

Univ. of Wisconsin student measure faults Israel for US police violence against minorities

(JNS.org) The student council at the University of Wisconsin-Madison unanimously passed a provocative anti-Israel divestment resolution Wednesday that faults Israel for U.S. police violence against minorities. 

Posted on April 28, 2017 .

Israel downs Syrian drone that violated airspace in Golan Heights

(JNS.org) A Patriot missile successfully downed a Syrian drone that entered Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights Thursday night, the IDF said.

Posted on April 28, 2017 .

Video on an immigrant’s journey wins ‘Inspired by Israel’ contest

(JNS.org) A poetic exploration of a teenager’s five-year journey in Israel since making aliyah recently won the $8,000 grand prize in the second annual “Inspired by Israel” video contest.

Posted on April 27, 2017 .

Lieberman to Russia: Israel ‘won’t allow’ Iran and Hezbollah in Golan Heights

(JNS.org) Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman told Russian officials that Israel “won’t allow concentrations of Iranian and Hezbollah forces on the Golan Heights.”

Posted on April 27, 2017 .

Graves of Israel’s fallen soldiers adorned with flags for Memorial Day

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Slowly and silently, a group of IDF soldiers moved from section to section of the Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem Wednesday—from the graves of soldiers killed in the 1948 War of Independence to the casualties of 2014’s Operation Protective Edge—to honor Israel’s fallen soldiers.

Posted on April 27, 2017 .

New U.S. Mideast strategy needed, says ‘Israel Victory Caucus’

(JNS.org) Republican members of Congress and pro-Israel activists organized an “Israel Victory Caucus” to press for revision of America’s Mideast negotiating strategy. 

Posted on April 27, 2017 .

Syria accuses Israel of airstrike near Damascus airport

(JNS.org) Syrian state media reported Thursday that large explosions during the early morning hours near Damascus International Airport were allegedly the result of an Israeli airstrike.

Posted on April 27, 2017 .

Israel to build 10,000 homes in new Jerusalem neighborhood

(JNS.org) Israel’s Housing Ministry has revived a plan to construct 10,000 homes in a new neighborhood in Jerusalem.

Posted on April 27, 2017 .

Far-right French candidate Le Pen supports ritual slaughter ban

(JNS.org) Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has indicated that if elected, she will move to ban ritual slaughter of animals in France, as well as other methods of slaughter that do not utilize stunning.

Posted on April 27, 2017 .

Trump administration in talks about Israel visit in May, report says

(JNS.org) The Trump administration is in talks with Israeli officials about a possible visit to the Jewish state in late May, Israel’s Channel 2 reported Wednesday.

Posted on April 26, 2017 .

UK refuses to apologize to Palestinians for 1917 Balfour Declaration

(JNS.org) The United Kingdom has rejected a request by the Palestinians to apologize for the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which helped pave the way for the founding of the state of Israel.

Posted on April 26, 2017 .

Tombstones vandalized in Romanian Jewish cemetery

(JNS.org) Some 10 tombstones in a Jewish cemetery in the Romanian capital of Bucharest were vandalized April 23 as Israel marked Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Posted on April 26, 2017 .

Red Cross head says Israel not an ‘apartheid state’

(JNS.org) Jacques de Maio, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) delegation to Israel and the disputed territories, asserted in a rare interview this week that Israel is not an “apartheid state.”

Posted on April 26, 2017 .

Ancient menorah tablet shows ‘clear Jewish presence’ in Caesarea

(JNS.org) Israeli archaeologists announced Wednesday the discovery of a 1,500-year-old mother-of-pearl tablet etched with a menorah in the ancient town of Caesarea.

Posted on April 26, 2017 .

Israeli Air Force recently destroyed 100 Hezbollah missiles in Syria, officer says

(JNS.org) An Israeli Air Force (IAF) strike last month destroyed approximately 100 Syrian missiles, many of which were believed to be headed to the Lebanese terrorist organization Hezbollah, a senior Israeli officer said Tuesday.

Posted on April 26, 2017 .

NBA All-Stars to host summer camp in Israel

(JNS.org) The National Basketball Association (NBA) is preparing to bring an international program to Israel this summer in what will mark the league’s first official visit to the Jewish state.

Posted on April 26, 2017 .

Rothschild Foundation investing more than $27 million to renovate Caesarea

(JNS.org) The Edmond de Rothschild Foundation, Caesarea Development Corporation, Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and Israel Nature and Parks Authority jointly announced Wednesday an unprecedented project to expose, conserve and renovate the ancient town of Caesarea. 

Posted on April 26, 2017 .