Egypt’s El-Sisi approves deal to hand over strategic Red Sea islands to Saudis

(JNS.org) Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi ratified a treaty that hands over two strategic islands in the Red Sea to Saudi Arabia, despite protests about the move in Egypt.

Posted on June 26, 2017 .

Jewish gay pride flags banned at LGBTQ rally in Chicago

(JNS.org) Jewish gay pride flags were banned Saturday at Chicago’s annual Dyke March.

Posted on June 26, 2017 .

US Jewish leaders express outrage after Israel’s Western Wall prayer decision

(JNS.org) American Jewish leaders reacted with outrage following the Israeli government’s rescinding of a decision to create an egalitarian prayer pavilion at the Western Wall.

Posted on June 26, 2017 .

Israel attempting to thwart latest anti-Israel motion at UNESCO

(JNS.org) The Israeli government is advancing an effort to thwart the latest anti-Israel initiative at the United Nations cultural body UNESCO. 

Posted on June 26, 2017 .

London Mayor Sadiq Khan faces criticism for refusing Hezbollah terror designation

(JNS.org) London Mayor Sadiq Khan has come under fire for refusing to confirm that he would petition U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd to designate all of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.

Posted on June 26, 2017 .

Netanyahu: Israel one of world’s leading cyber powers, deals with constant attacks

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that Israel is undergoing constant cyber attacks, but is a leader in the cyber security field.

Posted on June 26, 2017 .

Jewish groups condemn Hungarian prime minister’s praise for Hitler ally

(JNS.org) The World Jewish Congress (WJC) and the Federation of Hungarian Jewish Communities slammed Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s recent comments praising World War II-era Hungarian leader and Nazi ally Miklos Horthy.

Posted on June 26, 2017 .

Jewish Agency demands Israel nix Western Wall egalitarian prayer section freeze

(JNS.org) The Jewish Agency for Israel’s Board of Governors cancelled a dinner scheduled for Monday night with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and convened an emergency meeting in Jerusalem in response to an Israeli government decision to freeze construction of a state-recognized egalitarian prayer section at the Western Wall.

Posted on June 26, 2017 .

20 Jewish pilgrims arrested for trying to visit Joseph’s Tomb

(JNS.org) About 20 Jewish pilgrims were arrested Sunday when they attempted to visit the Jewish holy site of Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus.

Posted on June 25, 2017 .

Israeli government aims to enhance Israel-India relations ahead of Modi’s visit

(JNS.org) The Israeli cabinet Sunday approved a number of measures that deepen ties with India, ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s historic visit to the Jewish state July 5-6.

Posted on June 25, 2017 .

Netanyahu to meet heads of four central European nations in July

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Budapest next month to take part in a summit with the leaders of four central European nations that make up the Visegrad Group (V4).

Posted on June 25, 2017 .

Iranian envoy may be chosen as UNESCO leader

(JNS.org) The United Nations cultural body UNESCO, which has passed several anti-Israel resolutions during the last year, is likely to elect Iran’s permanent delegate to UNESCO as the agency’s new chairman.

Posted on June 23, 2017 .

Hundreds of thousands of Iranians chant ‘Death to Israel, Death to America’

(JNS.org) Hundreds of thousands of Iranians demonstrated against Israel and the U.S. at the nationwide Al-Quds Day rallies Friday. 

Posted on June 23, 2017 .

Israel’s El Al airline loses landmark case on male-female seating proximity

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A precedent-setting verdict will make it illegal for Israel’s leading airline to ask female passengers to move their seats at the request of haredi men.

Posted on June 23, 2017 .

NBA’s Indiana Pacers draft Israeli-born player T.J. Leaf in first round

(JNS.org) The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) Indiana Pacers Thursday became the second team in the league’s history to pick an Israeli-born player in the first round of the draft, selecting 6-foot-10 power forward T.J. Leaf.

Posted on June 23, 2017 .

Hezbollah operating on Lebanon border as fake environmental group, Israel says

(JNS.org) The IDF has accused the Hezbollah terror group of operating several outposts along the Israel-Lebanon border to spy on the Jewish state under the guise of a fake environmental organization known as “Green Without Borders.” 

Posted on June 22, 2017 .

Israel continues to lead in global innovation, UN index finds

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel continues to cement its status as a leader of global innovation, the United Nations’s Global Innovation Index for 2017 has found.

Posted on June 22, 2017 .

Top Trump aides meet Abbas in Ramallah

(JNS.org) President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, met with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday night in Ramallah to discuss U.S.-led peace efforts.

Posted on June 22, 2017 .

Israelis mark Yoga Day and 25 years of diplomatic relations with India

(JNS.org) Hundreds of Israelis marked a pair of occasions, the 3rd International Yoga Day and the 25th anniversary of Israel-India diplomatic relations, Wednesday in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square.

Posted on June 22, 2017 .

Amazon buys rights to Israeli TV series, will stream it in 200 global locations

(JNS.org) Amazon Studios has purchased the global rights for the Israeli comedic TV series “Lehiyot Ita” (Being with Her), which goes by the name “Beauty and the Baker” in English.

Posted on June 22, 2017 .