60 percent of Israel’s Arabs are ‘proud’ to be Israeli, new poll shows

(JNS.org) Seventy-three percent of Israel’s Arabs feel a sense of belonging in the Jewish state and 60 percent are proud to be Israelis, according to a new poll commissioned by Israel Hayom and conducted by the New Wave Research Institute.

Posted on November 22, 2017 .

Looking to increase Israeli ventures, India bids for offshore exploration rights

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A consortium of Indian companies has applied for an Israeli Energy Ministry tender for offshore exploration licenses, signaling another step in the warming ties between Israel and India.

Posted on November 22, 2017 .

Israel intercepts massive Gaza-bound explosives shipment

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel prevented a shipment containing several tons of explosives from reaching the Gaza Strip, the Israeli Defense Ministry revealed Wednesday.

Posted on November 22, 2017 .

In return to Lebanon, Prime Minister Saad Hariri delays resignation

(JNS.org) In his latest surprise move, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said that he is delaying his resignation. On Wednesday, Hariri returned to Lebanon following weeks of speculation over his whereabouts. 

Posted on November 22, 2017 .

Israeli teen girl injured in 2011 Palestinian terror attack succumbs to wounds

(JNS.org) An Israeli girl who was wounded in a March 2011 Palestinian terror attack succumbed to her wounds on Wednesday after six years in a coma.

Posted on November 22, 2017 .

Israel’s Lieberman: ‘dramatic changes’ warrant $1.4 billion defense budget increase

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday expressed the need for an increase of $1.4 billion to the Jewish state’s defense budget, citing “dramatic changes” in the Middle East region.

Posted on November 21, 2017 .

Israeli minister looks to disqualify pro-BDS groups from national service program

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Strategic Affairs and Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan on Monday sent a letter to Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel, who is in charge of Israel’s national service program, asking Ariel to rescind eligibility quotas for organizations that boycott Israel or support the BDS movement.

Posted on November 21, 2017 .

Netanyahu denounces ‘incitement’ against Israeli president over Hebron shooter

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday condemned what he described as “incitement” against Israeli President Reuven Rivlin over the latter’s decision to deny a pardon for Elor Azaria, the IDF soldier imprisoned for fatally shooting a subdued Palestinian terrorist in Hebron in March 2016.

Posted on November 21, 2017 .

Australian rock star Nick Cave refuses to cave to boycotters, says ‘I love Israel’

(JNS.org) Australian rock star Nick Cave is facing backlash from BDS supporters following a performance in Tel Aviv, where he accused the anti-Israel movement of trying to bully and censor him.

Posted on November 21, 2017 .

Abbas freezes ties with US over move to close Palestinians’ mission in Washington

(JNS.org) Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas announced that he has frozen all contact with the U.S. over the Trump administration’s move to shutter the Palestinians’ mission in Washington, D.C.

Posted on November 21, 2017 .

Lebanon’s army chief warns of ‘Israeli threat,’ urges readiness for conflict

(JNS.org) Lebanon’s army chief on Tuesday warned of an “Israeli threat” and urged his soldiers to be ready for a conflict with the Jewish state. 

Posted on November 21, 2017 .

Chabad centers to open in Uganda, Laos, Montenegro

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Chabad-Lubavitch Hasidic movement on Sunday announced that it will open three new centers—in Uganda, Montenegro and Laos. 

Posted on November 20, 2017 .

Israeli energy minister reveals Jewish state’s covert ties with Saudi Arabia

(JNS.org) Israel has maintained covert contact with Saudi Arabia regarding Iran and other areas of common interest, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz revealed Sunday.

Posted on November 20, 2017 .

India reportedly cancels $525 million missile deal with Israeli firm

(JNS.org) India has cancelled a $525 million missile deal with Israel, in a development that goes against the grain of the growing relations between the two countries, Indian media reported Monday.

Posted on November 20, 2017 .

Cathay Pacific airline to open Israel office, upgrade Tel Aviv-Hong Kong route

(JNS.org) Cathay Pacific, the flagship airline of Hong Kong, is set to launch an office in Israel as well as daily Tel Aviv-Hong Kong flights beginning in 2018.

Posted on November 20, 2017 .

Egypt briefly opens Gaza border after PA assumes full control of Rafah crossing

(JNS.org) Egypt opened its Rafah border crossing with the Gaza Strip for three days starting Saturday, after the Gaza-ruling Hamas terror group handed over administrative control of the checkpoint to the Palestinian Authority (PA) earlier this month.

Posted on November 19, 2017 .

PA threatens to sever communication with Trump over closure of PLO’s DC office

(JNS.org) The Palestinian Authority (PA) threatened Saturday to sever communication with the Trump administration if the U.S. follows through with a threat to shutter the office of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) in Washington, D.C.

Posted on November 19, 2017 .

IDF fires ‘warning shot’ in response to Syrian military construction near Israel

(JNS.org) An IDF tank fired a “warning shot” across Israel’s northern border with Syria on Saturday in response to the Syrian military constructing an outpost in the demilitarized zone of the Golan Heights, in violation of the 1974 truce between the two countries.

Posted on November 19, 2017 .

Israel’s Economy Minister thanks US lawmaker for pushing anti-BDS legislation

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Economy and Industry Minister Eli Cohen met with U.S. Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 15, and thanked him for introducing legislation in March that would combat the anti-Israel BDS movement.

Posted on November 17, 2017 .

Israeli education minister bans anti-IDF group Breaking the Silence from schools

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Representatives of Breaking the Silence—an NGO that publicizes testimonies of former IDF soldiers in order to spread criticism of the Israeli military—will not be allowed to meet with students in Israel’s public schools, Education Minister Naftali Bennett announced Thursday.

Posted on November 17, 2017 .