Erdogan threatens to sever ties with Israel over support for Kurdish independence

(JNS.org) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan indicated Tuesday he would mull severing ties with Israel if the Jewish state does not withdraw its support for an independent Kurdish state.

Posted on September 26, 2017 .

Gal Gadot to host episode of Saturday Night Live in October

(JNS.org) Israeli actress Gal Gadot is slated to host an episode of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” (SNL) next month, in what will be her first time starring on the show.

Posted on September 26, 2017 .

German far-right leader questions country’s relationship with Israel

(JNS.org) The leader of the far-right political party Alternative for Germany (AfD) Monday questioned why Israel’s existence should remain a German national interest, following his party’s third-place finish in Sunday’s election.

Posted on September 26, 2017 .

Decapitated toads found in 4,000-year-old Canaanite jug

(JNS.org) Archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) made a surprising finding—decapitated toads—within a nearly 4,000-year-old jug dating to the Canaanite period, during a recent dig outside of Jerusalem.

Posted on September 25, 2017 .

German far-right leader says Jews have nothing to fear

(JNS.org) The leader of Germany’s far-right party, Alternative for Germany (AfD), said Monday that Jews have nothing to fear from his party’s surprising third-place finish in Sunday’s national elections.

Posted on September 25, 2017 .

Russian defense minister to meet Israeli counterpart next month

(JNS.org) Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu is slated to visit Israel in October to meet with his Israeli counterpart, Avigdor Lieberman, for discussions on security coordination in Syria.

Posted on September 25, 2017 .

Netanyahu delays settlement planning committee ahead of Greenblatt visit

(JNS.org) Ahead of the arrival of Jason Greenblatt, the Trump administration’s international negotiations representative, in the Middle East this week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly delayed a committee meeting on construction efforts in Judea and Samaria.

Posted on September 25, 2017 .

PA to hold cabinet meeting in Gaza, solidifying unity government with Hamas

(JNS.org) The Palestinian Authority (PA) will hold a cabinet meeting in the Gaza Strip next week, for the first time in two years, after the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas recently announced it would form a unity government with PA President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party.

Posted on September 25, 2017 .

Iraqi Kurds vote in historic independence referendum, defying Baghdad

(JNS.org) The Kurdish region of Iraq commenced a historic referendum Monday, allowing some 5 million Iraqi Kurds to vote on the creation of an independent state of Kurdistan. 

Posted on September 25, 2017 .

Netanyahu congratulates Germany’s Merkel on re-election, far-right party places 3rd

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel Sunday after she secured a fourth term as the country’s leader.

Posted on September 25, 2017 .

IBM acquires Israel’s Cloudigo data center company

(JNS.org) The American software giant IBM announced its acquisition of the Israeli data center company Cloudigo for an undisclosed sum.

Posted on September 25, 2017 .

Israel condemns latest Iranian ballistic missile test as ‘provocation’

(JNS.org) Israel has condemned Iran’s latest ballistic missile test as a “provocation” amid growing concerns over the Islamic Republic’s behavior and U.S. threats to end the 2015 landmark nuclear agreement.

Posted on September 24, 2017 .

Software giant SAP buys Israeli start-up Gigya for $350M

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) SAP, the world's fourth-biggest software company, announced over the weekend that it has acquired Israeli start-up Gigya for $350 million in cash. The deal is expected to be finalized within the next few weeks.

Posted on September 24, 2017 .

Israel moves to prevent Palestinian Authority from joining Interpol

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered the Foreign Ministry to increase its efforts to prevent the Palestinian Authority (PA) from joining the international police organization Interpol. The Palestinian membership bid is scheduled to be discussed at Interpol's annual assembly, which will take place Sept. 26-29 in Beijing.

Posted on September 24, 2017 .

Iranian leader slams Trump’s UN speech, warns of a nuclear deal pullout

(JNS.org) Following President Donald Trump’s tough-talking speech to the United Nations General Assembly blasting the Iranian regime over the 2015 nuclear deal, Iran’s president fired back Wednesday.

Posted on September 20, 2017 .

Israeli rescue teams help earthquake-stricken Mexico, Netanyahu orders relief aid

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered humanitarian aid and assistance to Mexico following a major 7.1-magnitude earthquake Tuesday that has killed hundreds as the death toll rises.

Posted on September 20, 2017 .

Netanyahu nixes request from High Court to reconsider Western Wall agreement

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has rejected a request by the High Court of Justice to implement the Western Wall agreement on an egalitarian prayer section.

Posted on September 19, 2017 .

In UN speech, Netanyahu warns of a ‘vast Islamist Iranian empire’ in Mideast

(JNS.org) In a resounding speech to world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned that Iran would expand its “vast Islamist Iranian empire” across the Middle East if the Iranian nuclear deal is not “fixed or nixed.”

Posted on September 19, 2017 .

Trump calls Iran deal ‘embarrassing’ in first UN speech

(JNS.org) President Donald Trump slammed the “embarrassing” Iranian nuclear deal, while accusing Tehran of destabilizing the Middle East, in his first speech to the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday.

Posted on September 19, 2017 .

Polish nationalist leader denounces anti-Semitism, lauds Israel

(JNS.org) The head of Poland’s right-wing nationalist Law and Justice Party, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, denounced anti-Semitism Monday and lauded the “great state” of Israel during a ceremony commemorating Polish citizens who protected the country’s Jews during the Nazi Holocaust.

Posted on September 19, 2017 .