Ontario student federation votes to boycott Israel

(JNS.org) The Ontario branch of the Canadian Federation of Students, which represents more than 300,000 students in the Canadian province, has voted unanimously to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

Posted on August 22, 2014 .

Hamas kills 18 suspected collaborators with Israel

(JNS.org) Hamas executed 18 suspected collaborators with Israel in Gaza on Friday, according to reports on social media and Hamas-affiliated news websites.

Posted on August 22, 2014 .

4-year-old Israeli boy killed by Gaza mortar as rockets continue

(JNS.org) A 4-year-old Israeli boy was killed on Friday when a mortar launched from Gaza hit a car near where the boy was standing, Israel’s Channel 2 reported. 

Posted on August 22, 2014 .

11 of 37 U.S. lawmakers who didn’t support Iron Dome funding backed by J Street

(JNS.org) Eleven of 37 U.S. lawmakers who did not vote in favor of emergency aid for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system have received a combined $92,387 from J Street’s political action committee (JStreetPAC).

Posted on August 22, 2014 .

Rockets pound southern Israel, IDF calls up 10,000 reservists

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Hamas terrorists continued to barrage southern Israel on Friday, firing more than 30 rockets at Beersheba, Ashkelon, Sderot, Netivot, and the Gaza periphery communities. The Iron Dome defense system intercepted six rockets fired at heavily populated areas.

Posted on August 22, 2014 .

PA and Hamas leaders meet in Qatar to discuss renewal of cease-fire talks

(JNS.org) Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas traveled to Qatar for a meeting with exiled Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal to discuss renewing indirect cease-fire talks with Israel.

Posted on August 21, 2014 .

Christian organization brings 500 volunteers to Israel to help farmers

(JNS.org) A group of 500 Christian volunteers has traveled to Israel to support farmers in Judea and Samaria as part of a trip organized by the American Christian organization HaYovel.

Posted on August 21, 2014 .

Israeli NGO requests that U.S. extradite Hamas leader over murder of Jewish teens

(JNS.org) The Israeli legal NGO Shurat HaDin has written a request to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder that calls for the extradition of Turkey-based Hamas leader Saleh al-Arouri to stand trial for June’s murder of three Israeli teens. One of the teens, Naftali Frenkel, was an American citizen. 

Posted on August 21, 2014 .

Ohio Jews mourn death of IDF lone soldier

(Cleveland Jewish News/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Columbus, Ohio, Jewish community is mourning the loss of one of its lone soldiers as the Israel Defense Forces continues to investigate the death of Cpl. David Menachem Gordon, whose body was found Aug. 19 in central Israel with gunshot wounds.

Posted on August 21, 2014 .

IDF kills three senior Hamas terrorists

(JNS.org) An Israeli airstrike on Gaza killed three senior Hamas terrorist leaders on Thursday.

Posted on August 21, 2014 .

Temple U. Jewish student punched and called ‘kike’ by SJP members

(JNS.org) A Temple University student was punched in the face and called anti-Semitic slurs by members of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) on the Philadelphia campus Wednesday.

Posted on August 21, 2014 .

Hamas threat against Ben Gurion Airport proves hollow as fighting resumes

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) With the resumption of fighting in Gaza, Hamas on Wednesday returned to issuing threats—this time, against foreign airlines flying in and out of Ben Gurion International Airport.

Posted on August 21, 2014 .

Farmers in Israel’s south to get 120 new shelters

(JNS.org) Farmers in Israeli communities near Gaza will receive some 120 portable shelters to protect the manual laborers who work the land, officials said on Wednesday.

Posted on August 21, 2014 .

WJC’s Lauder urges world leaders to stand up for persecuted Christians

(JNS.org) World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder blasted world leaders for their relative silence on the persecution of Christians.

Posted on August 20, 2014 .

Hamas official claims responsibility for murder of Israeli teens

(JNS.org) Israel's Channel 2 on Wednesday aired a recording of Hamas leader Saleh al-Arouri, who is based in Turkey, claiming responsibility for the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teens in June. The recording is the strongest evidence to date for Hamas's involvement in that crime.

Posted on August 20, 2014 .

Anti-Israel group JVP targets Jewish federations over Gaza

(JNS.org) Thirty members of the anti-Israel group Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) on Wednesday demanded that Jewish federations take an open stance against the blockade of the Gaza Strip and Israel’s Operation Protective Edge in a visit to the UJA-Federation of New York offices

Posted on August 20, 2014 .

Reports of anti-Semitic incidents in U.K. up 500% during Gaza conflict

(JNS.org) The Community Security Trust (CST)—an organization providing security, training, and advice to the Jewish community in the United Kingdom—said reports of anti-Semitic incidents in the country have risen by nearly 500 percent since the start of the current conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza.

Posted on August 20, 2014 .

4 decapitated bodies found in Egypt’s Sinai, Islamic State ‘copycats’ suspected

(JNS.org) The decapitated bodies of four men were found in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, where the Egyptian military has been fighting jihadists over the past year.

Posted on August 20, 2014 .

Hamas targets Israeli offshore gas rig with rockets

(JNS.org) Hamas said it fired two rockets at an Israeli offshore gas rig, in the first such attempt by the Gaza terrorist group since Operation Protective Edge began.

Posted on August 20, 2014 .

Israeli politicians across spectrum call for tougher response to Hamas rockets

(JNS.org) Israeli politicians across the political spectrum are calling for a tougher response to Hamas rocket fire following the terrorist group’s violation of a temporary cease-fire on Tuesday.

Posted on August 20, 2014 .