Israel and Arabs have ‘rare opportunity’ for peace, Netanyahu tells AIPAC confab

(JNS.org) The common dangers faced by Israel and its Arab neighbors present a “rare opportunity” to build a more peaceful and secure future in the Middle East, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the AIPAC Policy Conference via satellite Monday.

Posted on March 27, 2017 .

Trump ‘giving serious consideration’ to embassy move in Israel, Pence tells AIPAC

(JNS.org) President Donald Trump is “giving serious consideration” to moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Vice President Mike Pence said at the 2017 AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C.

Posted on March 26, 2017 .

Jerusalem mayor meets with Trump adviser at the White House

(JNS.org) Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat met with President Donald Trump’s special representative for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, last Friday at the White House. 

Posted on March 26, 2017 .

Convicted Palestinian terrorist Rasmea Odeh loses US citizenship

(JNS.org) Rasmea Odeh, a 69-year-old convicted Palestinian terrorist, has accepted a plea bargain that revokes her American citizenship. Although Odeh will not serve any time in a U.S. prison, she will be forced to leave the country.

Posted on March 26, 2017 .

Israel’s future tallest building approved for construction

(JNS.org) Measuring 400 meters (1,312 feet) high, the 100-floor “Tower Between Cities”—which will be Israel’s tallest skyscraper when completed, stripping Tel Aviv’s Moshe Aviv Tower of that designation—has been approved for construction.

Posted on March 26, 2017 .

Texas signs first-ever trade agreement with Israel’s Samaria region

(JNS.org) A special cooperation agreement was recently signed between Texas and Israel’s Samaria region, marking an unprecedented rebuff of those seeking to boycott the Israeli settlement movement.

Posted on March 24, 2017 .

Bipartisan legislation seeks to combat international supporters of BDS

(JNS.org) Republican and Democratic leaders in both chambers of Congress Thursday introduced new legislation to combat international supporters of the BDS movement. 

Posted on March 24, 2017 .

UK puts UN Human Rights Council ‘on notice’ over anti-Israel bias

(JNS.org) British officials put the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) “on notice” Friday after the council passed a series of resolutions singling out Israel for its policies towards the Palestinians while ignoring other countries' human rights violations.

Posted on March 24, 2017 .

Obama’s Israel envoy: Trump’s approach on Israeli-Palestinian issue ‘responsible’

(JNS.org) The Trump administration’s Israel policy earned unexpected praise from a former Obama administration official.

Posted on March 24, 2017 .

Israeli president witnesses Jewish state’s technology in action in Vietnam

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this week visited the Southeast Asian nation of Vietnam, where the countries signed an agreement on collaboration in the fields of industrial research and development. 

Posted on March 24, 2017 .

US Senate confirms Trump’s nominee for ambassador to Israel, David Friedman

(JNS.org) The U.S. Senate Thursday confirmed the nomination of David Friedman, President Donald Trump’s much-debated pick as ambassador to Israel, in a 52-46 vote that largely fell along party lines.

Posted on March 23, 2017 .

Anti-Israel groups will not benefit from national service, new law stipulates

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Knesset finalized a law Wednesday to prevent foreign-funded organizations that operate against Israel from enjoying the benefits of Israel’s national service program. The bill passed in its second and third Knesset readings, with 40 lawmakers voting in favor of the measure and 12 opposing it.

Posted on March 23, 2017 .

Hamas attempts to present new ‘moderate image’

(JNS.org) In response to its international isolation, the Palestinian terror group Hamas has undertaken a new political program in an attempt to present a “more moderate image,” aiming to improve relations with Western countries and neighboring states such as Egypt, The Associated Press reported.  

Posted on March 23, 2017 .

Israel Air Force to host 7 nations in its largest-ever ‘battle lab’

(JNS.org) The Israel Air Force (IAF) this fall will host combat pilots and support crews from seven countries—including the U.S., Greece, Poland, France, Germany, India and Italy—for the largest and most complex air exercise in the Jewish state’s history.

Posted on March 23, 2017 .

NGO director rebukes Arab states at UN body, asks ‘Where are your Jews?’

(JNS.org) Hillel Neuer, executive director of the Geneva-based non-governmental organization U.N. Watch, reprimanded Arab states this week at a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meeting in Switzerland.

Posted on March 23, 2017 .

Israel rejects US request for construction freeze in Judea and Samaria

(JNS.org) Following meetings this month between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump’s special representative for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, Israel has reportedly rejected a request by the Trump administration to freeze settlement construction in isolated settlement blocs. 

Posted on March 23, 2017 .

Hundreds of liquor bottles belonging to WWI-era British troops unearthed in Israel

(JNS.org) Among several other discoveries, hundreds of liquor bottles belonging to British soldiers from World War I have been excavated in a surprising find near the Israeli city of Ramla. 

Posted on March 23, 2017 .

Israel prepares to annex resource-rich ocean territory bordering Lebanon

(JNS.org) Israel is anticipated to annex a large area of contested maritime territory on its border with Lebanon. 

Posted on March 23, 2017 .

Israeli officials condemn London terror attack that killed 4 near parliament

(JNS.org) Israeli officials condemned Tuesday's terror attack in London and sent their condolences to the British people, following a car-ramming and stabbing incident near the U.K.’s Parliament that killed at least four people and injured 20. 

Posted on March 22, 2017 .

Israel plans mass evacuations in event of new war

(JNS.org) Israel is developing contingency plans to evacuate up to 250,000 civilians living in border communities in the event of a war breaking out with Hamas, Hezbollah or other Islamic terror groups. 

Posted on March 22, 2017 .