20 Jewish pilgrims arrested for trying to visit Joseph’s Tomb

(JNS.org) About 20 Jewish pilgrims were arrested Sunday when they attempted to visit the Jewish holy site of Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus.

Posted on June 25, 2017 .

Israeli government aims to enhance Israel-India relations ahead of Modi’s visit

(JNS.org) The Israeli cabinet Sunday was set to approve a number of measures that deepen ties with India, ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to the Jewish state July 5-6.

Posted on June 25, 2017 .

Netanyahu to meet heads of four central European nations in July

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Budapest next month to take part in a summit with the leaders of four central European nations that make up the Visegrad Group (V4).

Posted on June 25, 2017 .

Iranian envoy may be chosen as UNESCO leader

(JNS.org) The United Nations cultural body UNESCO, which has passed several anti-Israel resolutions during the last year, is likely to elect Iran’s permanent delegate to UNESCO as the agency’s new chairman.

Posted on June 23, 2017 .

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians chant ‘Death to Israel, Death to America’

(JNS.org) Hundreds of thousands of Iranians demonstrated against Israel and the U.S. at the nationwide Al-Quds Day rallies Friday. 

Posted on June 23, 2017 .

Israel’s El Al airline loses landmark case on male-female seating proximity

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A precedent-setting verdict will make it illegal for Israel’s leading airline to ask female passengers to move their seats at the request of haredi men.

Posted on June 23, 2017 .

NBA’s Indiana Pacers draft Israeli-born player T.J. Leaf in first round

(JNS.org) The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Indiana Pacers Thursday became the second team in the league’s history to pick an Israeli-born player in the first round of the draft, selecting 6-foot-10 power forward T.J. Leaf.

Posted on June 23, 2017 .

Hezbollah operating on Lebanon border as fake environmental group, Israel says

(JNS.org) The IDF has accused the Hezbollah terror group of operating several outposts along the Israel-Lebanon border to spy on the Jewish state under the guise of a fake environmental organization known as “Green Without Borders.” 

Posted on June 22, 2017 .

Israel continues to lead in global innovation, UN index finds

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel continues to cement its status as a leader of global innovation, the United Nations’s Global Innovation Index for 2017 has found.

Posted on June 22, 2017 .

Top Trump aides meet Abbas in Ramallah

(JNS.org) President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, met with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday night in Ramallah to discuss U.S.-led peace efforts.

Posted on June 22, 2017 .

Israelis mark Yoga Day and 25 years of diplomatic relations with India

(JNS.org) Hundreds of Israelis marked a pair of occasions, the 3rd International Yoga Day and the 25th anniversary of Israel-India diplomatic relations, Wednesday in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square.

Posted on June 22, 2017 .

Amazon buys rights to Israeli TV series, will stream it in 200 global locations

(JNS.org) Amazon Studios has purchased the global rights for the Israeli comedic TV series “Lehiyot Ita” (Being with Her), which goes by the name “Beauty and the Baker” in English.

Posted on June 22, 2017 .

60 new Ethiopian immigrants arrive in Israel

(JNS.org) Sixty new Jewish immigrants from Ethiopia arrived at Israel’s Ben Gurion Airport this week. They were greeted by jubilant family members and supporters, who danced and waved Israeli flags. 

Posted on June 22, 2017 .

Foreign representatives meet in Israel to prepare for massive air force exercise

(JNS.org) Representatives from several foreign air forces convened this week at the Ovda Air Base in southern Israel to prepare for the biennial “Blue Flag” exercise, which is set for November.

Posted on June 22, 2017 .

Support for Israel plummeting among US Jewish college students, study says

(JNS.org) Support for Israel is significantly declining among American Jewish college students, according to a research study released by the Brand Israel Group at this week’s Herzliya Conference.

Posted on June 22, 2017 .

Israel will strike with ‘full force’ in any future conflict with Hezbollah, general says

(JNS.org) Israeli Air Force Commander Maj. Gen. Amir Eshel warned Wednesday that the Jewish state will strike Hezbollah “with full force” in any future conflict with the Lebanese terror group. 

Posted on June 21, 2017 .

Kushner meets with Netanyahu amid Trump administration’s peace push

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Wednesday in Jerusalem.

Posted on June 21, 2017 .

Israel and Cyprus sign live donor pact to promote kidney transplants

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel and Cyprus signed a live donor treaty that is expected to help hundreds of kidney transplant candidates in both countries.

Posted on June 21, 2017 .

Nikki Haley tells UN that states supporting Hamas should face ‘consequences’

(JNS.org) U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told fellow members of the U.N. Security Council that states supporting the Palestinian terror group Hamas should face “consequences.”

Posted on June 21, 2017 .

Saudi king appoints son as crown prince in move with possible implications for Israel

(JNS.org) Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has promoted his 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin Salman, to crown prince, making him next in line to be king. The move reportedly may have implications for Israeli-Saudi ties and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.

Posted on June 21, 2017 .