U.N. chief feels ‘ashamed’ over Israeli-Palestinian peace process stalemate

(JNS.org) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said he feels “ashamed” over the ongoing stalemate in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. 

Posted on February 5, 2016 .

Thousands of Palestinians turn out in honor of terrorists who killed policewoman

(JNS.org) Thousands of Palestinians on Friday turned out to honor three Palestinian terrorists who murdered an Israeli policewoman earlier in the week.

Posted on February 5, 2016 .

PA inaugurates Brazil embassy as Israel’s chosen envoy remains unapproved

(JNS.org) While the government of Brazil continues to refuse the appointment of Israeli-nominated ambassador Dani Dayan over his former leadership of the settlement movement in Judea and Samaria, the Palestinian Authority (PA) on Feb. 3 inaugurated an embassy and diplomatic mission in the Brazilian capital of Brasilia, despite the fact that the PA is not an officially recognized country.

Posted on February 5, 2016 .

Netherlands grows technology ties with Israel, appoints new innovation attaché

(JNS.org) Israeli and Dutch businesses and government officials met at The Hague on Thursday for "Israel-Holland Innovation Day," spotlighting the nations' growing collaboration in areas such as the development of technology-savvy "smart cities." In addition to Thursday’s event, the Dutch government has also appointed an innovation attaché at the Dutch Embassy in Israel.

Posted on February 5, 2016 .

Hillary Clinton generates media buzz with town hall response to rabbi

(JNS.org) Pundits and the general public were abuzz about Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's response to a question from a New Hampshire rabbi during Wednesday night’s CNN town hall forum.

Posted on February 5, 2016 .

Arab Knesset members under fire for meeting with terrorists’ families

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein said Thursday that they plan to file personal complaints with the Knesset’s Ethics Committee against Arab MKs Hanin Zoabi, Jamal Zahalka, and Basel Ghattas, who met with the families of late Palestinian terrorists earlier this week.

Posted on February 5, 2016 .

As terror rages in Israel, hundreds of ex-combat troops get gun licenses

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Israeli Public Security Ministry on Thursday issued 304 firearm licenses to former members of the IDF’s anti-terrorist unit, Duvdevan. The decision was made in light of the dramatic rise in terrorism across Israel in recent months, and as part of Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan’s stated policy of easing the criteria for carrying a firearm.

Posted on February 5, 2016 .

Iran’s missile program will become stronger, army chief says

(JNS.org) Iran plans to continue developing its missile program, but only the Islamic Republic’s “enemies” should feel threatened, the commander-in-chief of the Iranian Army said.

Posted on February 4, 2016 .

Palestinian Fatah on Facebook: killers of Israeli policewoman are ‘role models’

(JNS.org) The Palestinian Fatah faction, which is led by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, posted on its official Facebook page that the three late terrorists who killed Israeli border policewoman Hadar Cohen and wounded others were “role models.”

Posted on February 4, 2016 .

British judge quits following investigation over anti-Semitic comments

(JNS.org) A British judge in northern London resigned prior to his impending removal over anti-Semitic comments he made on Facebook, the U.K.-based Campaign Against Anti-Semitism (CAA) grassroots group announced Thursday.

Posted on February 4, 2016 .

14 Holocaust survivors sue Hungary in U.S. court

(JNS.org) Fourteen Hungarian Holocaust survivors have filed a class action lawsuit in the U.S. against the Hungarian government and its national train company for cooperation with the Nazis, complicity in the deportation of more than 500,000 Hungarian Jews, and confiscation of property. 

Posted on February 4, 2016 .

Jewish teens convicted of murdering Arab teen receive prison sentences

(JNS.org) Two out of the three Jewish teenagers convicted of the burning 16-year-old Muhammad Abu Khdeir to death in July 2014 received prison sentences on Thursday in a Jerusalem court.

Posted on February 4, 2016 .

Pro-Palestinian groups claim responsibility for New York Times ‘parody’

(JNS.org) The New York City chapter of the pro-Palestinian organization Jewish Voice for Peace and another New York-based pro-Palestinian group—called "Jews Say No!"—claimed responsibility for a fake edition of the New York Times distributed around the city on Feb. 2 that included satirical commentary on news coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Posted on February 4, 2016 .

Palestinian Authority’s Mahmoud Abbas hosts terrorists’ families at his office

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met Wednesday in his office with the relatives of 11 terrorists killed while carrying out attacks against Israelis in recent weeks.

Posted on February 4, 2016 .

Hamas terror tunnels reach deep into Israel, Gaza official warns

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A senior Hamas official warned Wednesday that the Palestinian terrorist group’s efforts to rebuild the Gaza Strip’s terror tunnel grid are advancing rapidly, and that some tunnels dug under the border already run deep into Israeli territory.

Posted on February 4, 2016 .

CBS headline spotlights Palestinian terrorists as victims, ignores slain Israeli

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Israeli Foreign Ministry slammed CBS News on Wednesday over its report on a terrorist attack near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, which carried a headline reading, “3 Palestinians killed as daily violence grinds on.” The Palestinians identified in the headline were actually the terrorists who carried out the attack, which killed 19-year-old Israeli Border Police officer Hadar Cohen.

Posted on February 4, 2016 .

13-year-old girls who ‘came to kill Jews’ stab Israeli guard in Ramla

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Two 13-year-old girls stabbed an Israeli security guard near the central bus station in Ramla on Thursday. During the course of their interrogation, one of the girls declared, “We came to kill Jews.”

Posted on February 4, 2016 .

Top IDF general: Israel sharing intelligence with allies to fight Islamic State

(JNS.org) A top general in the Israel Defense Forces said Wednesday that Israel is sharing intelligence with allies who are fighting against the Islamic State terror group, the Associated Press reported.

Posted on February 3, 2016 .

Palestinian security forces arrest 5 pro-Iranian operatives in Bethlehem

(JNS.org) Palestinian Authority security forces have reportedly arrested five pro-Iranian operatives in Bethlehem who had been receiving funds from Iran while working in Hamas-ruled Gaza to carry out terror attacks against Israel.

Posted on February 3, 2016 .

Israel becomes official member of U.N. Committee on Space Affairs

(JNS.org) The Israel Space Agency (ISA) will become an official member of the United Nations Committee on Space Affairs following the signing of an agreement of cooperation, the Israeli Science, Technology and Space Ministry announced Wednesday.

Posted on February 3, 2016 .