Jewish group to Kerry’s wife’s foundation: disavow grant to anti-Israel eatery

(JNS.org) The head of Heinz Endowments, a foundation chaired by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s wife Teresa Heinz, wrote a letter to a Jewish organization that criticized the anti-Israel activity of one of the foundation's recently revealed grant recipients.

Posted on October 31, 2014 .

Hezbollah reportedly under severe strain from Syrian civil war

(JNS.org) The Lebanese terror group Hezbollah has come under severe strain from its involvement in the Syrian civil war and from increasing attacks inside of Lebanon from Syrian jihadists. 

 

Posted on October 31, 2014 .

Israeli defense company unveils maritime version of Iron Dome system

(JNS.org) Israel’s Rafael Advanced Defense Systems unveiled a new version of the highly successful Iron Dome anti-missile system called “C-Dome,” which will serve to protect maritime interests such as naval ships or oil and gas platforms.

Posted on October 31, 2014 .

Haaretz cartoon depicts Netanyahu flying plane into World Trade Center

(JNS.org) The Israeli newspaper Haaretz is drawing condemnation for publishing a cartoon depicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu flying a plane marked “Israel” into a building that resembles a World Trade Center tower.

Posted on October 31, 2014 .

Iron Dome won’t fully protect Israel from Hezbollah, official says

(JNS.org) The Iron Dome missile defense system would be unable to fully protect Israel against a massive missile attack by Hezbollah, a senior defense official warned Thursday.

Posted on October 31, 2014 .

Hezbollah operative held in Peru over suspected planning of terror attack

(JNS.org) A Hezbollah operative was arrested in Peru earlier this week over suspicion that he was planning a terror attack.

Posted on October 30, 2014 .

Abbas’s Fatah movement declares Friday ‘day of rage’ in Jerusalem

(JNS.org) Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah movement declared that this Friday will be a “day of rage” in Jerusalem, calling on Palestinian “fighters” to defend the Al-Aqsa mosque amid growing tensions between Jewish and Muslim residents of Israel’s capital.

Posted on October 30, 2014 .

Jerusalem church under siege from local Arabs

(JNS.org) An eastern Jerusalem church has come under siege from local Arab residents as a property dispute has devolved into repeated bouts of harassment, theft, and physical violence against church employees and property.

Posted on October 30, 2014 .

Jewish polio vaccine inventor Jonas Salk gets Google Doodle for 100th birthday

(JNS.org) The late Jewish American researcher Jonas Salk, who discovered the polio vaccine, was honored Oct. 28 with a "Google Doodle" for what would have been his 100th birthday. Before the polio vaccine was introduced in 1957, many children became paralyzed as a result of the illness.

Posted on October 30, 2014 .

Sweden officially recognizes a Palestinian state

(JNS.org) Sweden on Thursday officially recognized a Palestinian state, with Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom saying that the “criteria of international law” have been met because there is “a [Palestinian] territory, a people, and government,” The Associated Press reported.

Posted on October 30, 2014 .

Knesset upholds 6-month suspension of Arab MK Zoabi

(JNS.org) The Israeli Knesset on Wednesday overwhelmingly rejected Arab MK Hanin Zoabi’s appeal of the Knesset Ethics Committee decision to bar her for from Knesset meetings and discussions for six months.

 

Posted on October 30, 2014 .

Jewish umbrella says ‘chickenshit’ damage not undone, group criticizes disability insult

(JNS.org) The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, which represents 51 national Jewish groups, said the Obama administration’s criticism of its official who called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “chickenshit” is a welcome development but does not “undo the damage” of the remark.

Posted on October 30, 2014 .

Activist on Jewish access to Temple Mount seriously wounded in shooting

(JNS.org) Activist Yehuda Glick, a promoter of Jewish access to the Temple Mount, was shot and seriously wounded on Wednesday night by a gunman riding a motorcycle outside of a Jerusalem conference. On Thursday, Israeli police shot and killed the Arab man suspected of trying to assassinate Glick.

Posted on October 30, 2014 .

Head of New Israel Fund-supported group called Israel ‘apartheid regime’

(JNS.org) New research shows that the head of the Human Rights Defenders Fund (HRDF), a controversial Israeli NGO supported by the New Israel Fund (NIF), has called Israel an “apartheid regime” and has ties with the global movement to boycott the Jewish state.

Posted on October 29, 2014 .

India buys anti-tank missiles from Israel for $525 million

(JNS.org) India has decided to purchase anti-tank missiles from Israel in a $525 million deal, instead of an alternative offer from the U.S.

Posted on October 29, 2014 .

SodaStream to close oft-targeted West Bank plant

(JNS.org) The beverage carbonation company SodaStream has decided to close its West Bank plant in Ma’ale Adumim. The plant's location has made it a frequent target of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel—particularly leading up to the 2014 Super Bowl, when it ran a TV advertisement featuring Jewish-American actress Scarlett Johansson.

 

Posted on October 29, 2014 .

White House attempts to distance itself from ‘chickenshit’ Netanyahu slur

(JNS.org) The White House on Wednesday attempted to distance itself from comments by an anonymous senior U.S. official who called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “chickenshit.”

 

Posted on October 29, 2014 .

Qatar funds payment of Hamas civil servants in Gaza

(JNS.org) In a sign of progress in cooperation between the Hamas terrorist group and Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party, Hamas civil servant workers in Gaza on Wednesday received payments via the new West Bank-based Palestinian unity government.

Posted on October 29, 2014 .

Anti-IDF group Breaking the Silence barred from Israeli national service program

(JNS.org) Israel’s national civil service authority has rejected a request by the NGO Breaking the Silence—which brings together former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers dedicated to exposing alleged mistreatment of Palestinians by the IDF—to participate in the country’s national service volunteer program.

Posted on October 29, 2014 .

U.S. and Iran in increasing alignment with each other, report says

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The U.S. and Iran have “moved into an effective state of detente over the past year,” The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

Posted on October 29, 2014 .