At least 21 JCCs, Jewish day schools targeted in latest wave of bomb threats

(JNS.org) At least 21 Jewish community centers (JCCs) and Jewish day schools were targeted with bomb threats Monday in the latest wave of attacks on the U.S. Jewish community in recent weeks that has seen several dozen JCCs threatened and Jewish cemeteries vandalized.

Posted on February 27, 2017 .

Jewish-Christian group urges unity to counter wave of anti-Semitism

(JNS.org) The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) has launched an online campaign urging supporters to condemn the ongoing wave of anti-Semitism across the United States in recent weeks while calling for unity between Christians and Jews in response to the attacks.

Posted on February 27, 2017 .

Bipartisan House taskforce on anti-Semitism resumes in wake of recent attacks

(JNS.org) The U.S. House of Representatives announced Monday its re-launch of a bipartisan taskforce for combating anti-Semitism in the wake of a recent wave of anti-Jewish incidents.

Posted on February 27, 2017 .

New data reveals massive extent of Turkish leader Erdogan’s crackdown on opponents

(JNS.org) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamist regime has been carrying out a massive crackdown on its opponents in the public-sector workforce, recent research from several sources has revealed.

Posted on February 27, 2017 .

Report: US considers withdrawing from UN human rights body, citing anti-Israel bias

(JNS.org) The U.S. is reportedly considering withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), a body that has been accused of harboring deep anti-Israel bias and favoring countries with authoritarian governments.

Posted on February 27, 2017 .

Egyptian army destroys Gaza border tunnels, Christians forced to flee Islamic State

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Egyptian military said it has discovered and destroyed weapons-smuggling tunnels in the northern Sinai Peninsula next to Egypt’s border with the Gaza Strip, which is ruled by the Palestinian terror group Hamas.

Posted on February 27, 2017 .

Vandals target Philadelphia Jewish cemetery in latest attack on US Jewish sites

(JNS.org) Hundreds of headstones were found overturned Sunday in a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia in the latest attack targeting the American Jewish community. 

Posted on February 27, 2017 .

Following rocket attack, Israeli Air Force hits Hamas positions in Gaza

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli aircraft attacked targets in the Gaza Strip Monday afternoon in retaliation for a rocket attack early that morning. Palestinian media reported that the aircraft hit Hamas terror group positions in northern Gaza.

Posted on February 27, 2017 .

UN human rights office calls Israeli soldier’s prison sentence ‘excessively lenient’

(JNS.org) The human rights office of the United Nations described the 18-month prison sentence of Israel Defense Forces Sgt. Elor Azaria, who killed an incapacitated Palestinian terrorist last March, as “excessively lenient” and “unacceptable.”

Posted on February 24, 2017 .

Israel closes Hamas-operated school in eastern Jerusalem over incitement

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Israeli Education Ministry, Jerusalem District Police and Shin Bet security agency Thursday shut down a Hamas-operated school in eastern Jerusalem for incitement.

Posted on February 24, 2017 .

Impeachment proceedings underway for Arab Knesset member

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Environmental Protection Minister Ze’ev Elkin filed a petition with Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein to begin impeachment proceedings against Arab lawmaker Member of Knesset Basel Ghattas, following Ghattas’s indictment for allegedly smuggling cell phones and other materials to Palestinian security prisoners.

Posted on February 24, 2017 .

India’s Modi approves $2.5 billion missile deal with Israel

(JNS.org) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the $2.5 billion purchase of an advanced Israeli-made anti-aircraft missile system for India's army Wednesday.

Posted on February 23, 2017 .

South Carolina the latest state to tackle campus anti-Semitism

(JNS.org) South Carolina lawmakers are considering a new bill to help school administrators better combat anti-Semitism at state universities, making their state the latest to tackle the phenomenon of campus anti-Semitism.

Posted on February 23, 2017 .

Jewish, Christian groups to fund and implement security upgrades for Jews in Nice

(JNS.org) Two international organizations announced that they will fund and implement security upgrades to protect the Jewish community in the French city of Nice, where an Islamic State truck-ramming terror attack killed 86 people last July. 

Posted on February 23, 2017 .

New Iron Dome interceptor successfully tested, Israel’s defense ministry says

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A new missile interceptor developed for the Iron Dome defense system was recently successfully tested, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday. The routine tests are part of the anti-rocket system's ongoing developments and upgrade, the ministry said.

Posted on February 23, 2017 .

Israel names four new conservative justices to Supreme Court

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel’s Judicial Nomination Committee named four new justices to the country’s 15-member Supreme Court, out of 27 candidates who were short-listed for the bench.

Posted on February 23, 2017 .

Pence visits vandalized Missouri Jewish cemetery, pitches in on repair effort

(JNS.org) Vice President Mike Pence visited the vandalized Jewish cemetery near St. Louis, Mo., Wednesday to pitch in on efforts to repair more than 170 tombstones that were damaged.

Posted on February 23, 2017 .

ADL receives bomb scare amid wave of threats to Jewish community

(JNS.org) The national headquarters of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) was targeted with a bomb threat Wednesday amid a wave of threats against the American Jewish community.

Posted on February 22, 2017 .

UN envoy Haley mets with family of slain IDF soldier kidnapped by Hamas

(JNS.org) U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley met with the family of Lt. Hadar Goldin, an Israeli soldier who was killed during the 2014 Gaza war and whose remains are held by the Hamas terror group.

Posted on February 22, 2017 .

Netanyahu speaks of rising anti-Semitism in address to Australian Jews

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke of the rising anti-Semitism across the world in an address to Australia’s Jewish community Wednesday.

Posted on February 22, 2017 .