(JNS.org) Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer said at the sixth annual Israeli American Council (IAC) gala that the people of Israel “don’t want a piece of paper” out of the current U.S.-brokered peace talks with the Palestinians, but want “a real peace, and genuine peace, a peace that’s based on mutual recognition.”
(JNS.org) Nadia Haroun, the deputy head of Egypt’s Jewish community, was buried Tuesday. She died last Thursday from a heart attack at the age of 59. The funeral ceremony was led by Haroun’s sister Magda, who is now the leader of the small remaining Jewish community in the country.
(JNS.org) The Norwegian Cruise Line announced Tuesday that it is canceling all of its remaining port calls to Tunisia and ceasing all future port calls there in response to the Tunisian government's refusal to allow a group of Israelis to disembark the Norwegian Jade ship in the Tunis-based port of La Goulette on Sunday.
(JNS.org) Ahead of Purim, Innovation: Africa (iA)—a U.N. award-winning organization that brings Israeli technology to rural Africa—hosted a series of events to raise funds and awareness for that continent’s energy crisis.
(JNS.org) The Israeli Air Force struck and killed three Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists in Gaza following a mortar attack on an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) patrol near the Israel-Gaza border, the IDF said.
(JNS.org) The head of the World Jewish Congress has called on the Swedish government to step up security at Jewish sites around Stockholm following a recent anti-Semitic incident.
(JNS.org) Hamas unveiled a new rocket-shaped statue in Gaza on Monday, highlighting the Palestinian terror group’s ability to strike inside of Israel.
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Riots broke out in Amman following Monday’s incident in which a Jordanian citizen was shot and killed at the Allenby Bridge crossing between the West Bank and Jordan after he apparently attacked an Israeli soldier and tried to take his rifle.
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Tel Aviv District Court on Monday sentenced 20-year-old Tayibe resident Mohammed Mafarja to 25 years in jail for placing an explosive device on a Tel Aviv bus in November 2012, an attack that wounded 24 people.
(JNS.org) The Ruderman Family Foundation on Tuesday announced the opening of a global competition for its third annual $250,000 Ruderman Prize in Inclusion, to be split equally among five organizations that have “demonstrated their commitment to the full inclusion of people with disabilities into the Jewish community through innovative programs and services.”
(JNS.org) A collaboration between an order of nuns and a British Jewish scribe to restore an ancient Hebrew scroll telling the story of Purim is drawing attention as a sign of progress in Catholic-Jewish relations.
(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday toured a display of Syrian-made missiles that were intercepted by the Israeli Navy on a Gaza-bound ship from Iran last week. The rockets are being displayed in the Red Sea port of Eilat, where the ship was brought last weekend.
(JNS.org) The U.S. State Department has begun a policy of denying visa requests from members of Israel’s intelligence and defense sectors, Ma’ariv reported.
(JNS.org) “War crimes, starvation and death” are being carried out against Palestinians in Syria, according to a new report issued by Amnesty International ahead of the three-year anniversary of the beginning of the Syrian civil war.
(JNS.org) The Louis D. Brandeis Center (LDB) for Human Rights Under Law said it “welcomes” an apology by Brooklyn College President Karen Gould for the school’s forcible ejection of four pro-Israel Jewish students at an anti-Israel event hosted by the college last year.
(JNS.org) Imprisoned Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard returned to his jail cell in North Carolina on Sunday after undergoing emergency surgery on his kidneys, intestines and, gallbladder last week.
(JNS.org) The United States on Monday announced the immediate transfer of $429 million to Israel to continue manufacturing and purchasing Iron Dome anti-rocket batteries.
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz arrived in the U.S. on Sunday for an official visit.
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) 2013 saw a record number of births in Israel, data published over the weekend by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics showed.