Netanyahu appoints new chief negotiator for release of Israelis from Hamas

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appointed former Shin Bet security agency official Yaron Blum as the new head of negotiations to coordinate the release of Israelis held captive by Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas.

Posted on October 22, 2017 .

Germany reportedly to approve $1.5 billion submarine deal with Israel

(JNS.org) The German government will reportedly approve the sale of three submarines to Israel from the manufacturer ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS), following previous reports that it had suspended the $1.5 billion deal amid ongoing criminal investigations.

Posted on October 22, 2017 .

Israel condemns ‘severe terrorist attack’ that killed 16 Egyptian policemen

(JNS.org) Israel Saturday night condemned a terror attack in Egypt’s Giza province that killed at least 16 Egyptian policemen, in one of the deadliest attacks against the Arab country’s security forces in years.

Posted on October 22, 2017 .

Senior Hamas officials visit Iran to improve relations

(JNS.org) A delegation of senior Hamas officials arrived in Iran Friday to improve ties between the Palestinian terror group and the Islamic Republic.

Posted on October 20, 2017 .

Israeli-developed breakthrough cancer drug receives FDA approval

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Kite Pharma, founded by Israeli-American professor Arie Belldegrun in 2009, announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted regular approval for its cancer treatment, Yescarta.

Posted on October 20, 2017 .

German prosecutors charge former Majdanek death camp guard

(JNS.org) German prosecutors have charged a former guard at the Majdanek death camp in Nazi-occupied Poland with accessory to the murder of at least 17,000 Jews.

Posted on October 20, 2017 .

Netanyahu reportedly lobbying world leaders to support Iraqi Kurds

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been reportedly lobbying world leaders to support the Iraqi Kurds, who are losing territory to Iraq’s government. 

Posted on October 20, 2017 .

London rejects Palestinian ad campaign targeting Israel and Balfour Declaration

(JNS.org) The city of London has rejected a Palestinian anti-Israel ad campaign claiming the 1917 Balfour Declaration was the “harbinger of the Palestinian disaster.”

Posted on October 19, 2017 .

Hamas leader doubles down on eradicating Israel

(JNS.org) Yahya Sinwar, the political chief in Gaza for the Palestinian terrorist organization Hamas, said Thursday the group will not disarm or ever recognize Israel, and vowed to eradicate the Jewish state.

Posted on October 19, 2017 .

Japanese firm finalizes record-setting $1.1 billion acquisition of Israel’s NeuroDerm

(JNS.org) Following announcements in July that Japan’s Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma Corporation (MTPC) would acquire the Israeli pharmaceutical company NeuroDerm for $1.1 billion, the companies announced the deal’s finalization Wednesday.

Posted on October 19, 2017 .

Israeli reps exit Inter-Parliamentary Union assembly after Muslim harassment

(JNS.org) In the wake of Israel announcing its withdrawal from United Nations cultural body UNESCO due to anti-Israel bias, Israeli representatives walked out of the Inter-Parliamentary Union’s (IPU) gathering in St. Petersburg this week after encountering severe harassment from Arab and Muslim parliamentarians.

Posted on October 19, 2017 .

Trump administration calls on Hamas to disarm, echoing Israeli position

(JNS.org) President Donald Trump’s international negotiations representative, Jason Greenblatt, Thursday called on the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas to disarm and renounce violence amid new attempts to form a unity government with its longtime rival Fatah.

Posted on October 19, 2017 .

Netanyahu calls Putin to discuss Syria conflict amid rise in tensions

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called Russian President Vladimir Putin Wednesday to discuss the conflict in Syria, just days after Israeli jets hit a Syrian anti-aircraft battery.

Posted on October 18, 2017 .

US, Israel urge UN Security Council to target Iran over terrorism

(JNS.org) U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley urged the U.N. Security Council to consider all of Iran’s “destructive conduct,” not exclusively the 2015 nuclear deal.

Posted on October 18, 2017 .

Chinese social media star cries during meeting with Holocaust survivor in Israel

(JNS.org) A Chinese social media star broke down in tears during a meeting with a famous 93-year-old Holocaust survivor in Israel, as part of an Israeli-Chinese cultural exchange.

Posted on October 18, 2017 .

Iran’s military chief vows to confront Israel during visit to Damascus

(JNS.org) During a visit to Damascus Wednesday for talks with the Syrian military, Iran’s military chief vowed to confront Israel and defend Syria’s regime.

Posted on October 18, 2017 .

Israel elected to UN space committee despite Arab, Palestinian opposition

(JNS.org) In a vote at the United Nations General Assembly Tuesday, an Israeli representative was elected to a seat on the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), despite opposition from the Palestinians and several Arab countries. 

Posted on October 18, 2017 .

Israeli judo team barred from donning national symbols in Abu Dhabi competition

(JNS.org) Organizers of a major judo tournament in Abu Dhabi barred Israel’s team from donning national symbols and playing the Jewish state’s national anthem.

Posted on October 18, 2017 .

Israel approves new construction permits in Hebron for first time since 2002

(JNS.org) The Jewish community in the Judea and Samaria city of Hebron was granted building permits to construct new homes for the first time since 2002. 

Posted on October 18, 2017 .

Bennett: security cooperation with PA should continue despite Fatah-Hamas unity

(JNS.org) Israel’s security coordination with the Palestinian Authority (PA) should continue despite the recent formation of a Palestinian unity government between the PA’s ruling Fatah party and the Gaza-controlling terror group Hamas, Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday.

Posted on October 18, 2017 .