Israeli ambassador to US to DNC: Israel is committed to two-state solution

(JNS.org) Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer told a gathering of Democrats at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Philadelphia that Israel still believes that a two-state solution is the best outcome to the conflict with the Palestinians.

Posted on July 28, 2016 .

Netanyahu marks Egypt's National Day, praises El-Sisi peace push

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended a reception on Thursday in honor of Egypt’s National Day, which commemorates the Egyptian revolution of 1952, at the Egyptian ambassador to Israel’s residence.

Posted on July 28, 2016 .

Israeli gift card startup raises $9.5 million

(JNS.org) An Israeli-based startup app for users who want to buy and sell unused gift cards, announced on Wednesday it has raised $9.5 million in a Series B funding round led by Scale-Up Venture Capital.

Posted on July 28, 2016 .

Netanyahu notes calm along Gaza border as Israel beefs up home defense

(JNS.org) Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday noted the relative quiet over the last two years since the 2014 summer war between Israel and Hamas, during a ceremony marking the completion of a structural reinforcement project for homes in Sderot.

Posted on July 28, 2016 .

US State Department slams recent Israeli building plans

(JNS.org) The U.S. State Department on Wednesday expressed concern over Israel's plans to build over the pre-1967 Green Line, including 323 housing units eastern Jerusalem and 770 housing units in Gilo, a Jewish neighborhood southwest of Jerusalem.

Posted on July 28, 2016 .

Saudis: Israel visit doesn’t reflect government stance

(JNS.org) The Saudi government distanced itself on Wednesday from a recent visit to Israel by a delegation of Saudi citizens, which included a former military general.

Posted on July 28, 2016 .

Joint IDF, US Marines exercise focuses on war against Islamic State

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Israel Defense Forces and the U.S. Marine Corps recently completed a joint exercise in southern Israel, Channel 2 reported Thursday.

Posted on July 28, 2016 .

Bernie Sanders supporters burn Israeli flag, praise intifada outside of DNC

(JNS.org) After Hillary Clinton was officially nominated as the Democratic party’s candidate for president at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday, supporters of her primary opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) were filmed burning an Israeli flag outside of the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia where the convention is being held.

Posted on July 27, 2016 .

Israel authorizes transfer of aid into Syria

(JNS.org) The Israeli government has authorized the delivery of humanitarian aid into Syria for the first time since the beginning of the Syrian civil war.

Posted on July 27, 2016 .

DNC staffer argues over honoring Holocaust Remembrance Day

(JNS.org) A Democratic National Committee (DNC) staff member questioned whether Holocaust Remembrance Day was worth publishing a statement to honor the day, the Daily Caller discovered in recent emails from the DNC staff leaked by WikiLeaks.

Posted on July 27, 2016 .

During nomination, DNC praises Clinton's record on Mideast issues

(JNS.org) The Democratic National Convention praised Hillary Clinton's record as secretary of state, highlighting her role in handling Middle East conflicts, prior to choosing Clinton as the first female presidential nominee of a major party.

Posted on July 27, 2016 .

Pro-Israel African Christian delegation expresses solidarity in Jerusalem

(JNS.org) A delegation of African Christian leaders on Wednesday presented an award to Natan Sharansky, Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel, in Jerusalem on behalf of millions of Christian Africans who support Israel.

Posted on July 27, 2016 .

Hamas terrorist behind murder of rabbi killed in IDF arrest raid

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A Hamas terrorist who killed a rabbi in a drive-by shooting attack earlier this month was killed during an IDF arrest raid near Hebron Tuesday.

Posted on July 27, 2016 .

U.S. sees jump in anti-Semitic attacks in 2015

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Anti-Semitic incidents in the U.S. increased in 2015, with the number of violent attacks jumping from 36 in 2014 to 56 in 2015, the Anti-Defamation League reports.

Posted on July 27, 2016 .

Palestinians to sue British over the 1917 Balfour Declaration

(JNS.org) The Palestinians are seeking to sue the United Kingdom for issuing the 1917 Balfour Declaration, which they see as the direct cause of the “Palestinian Nakba.”

Posted on July 26, 2016 .

Israel's president condemns terror attack on Catholic church in France

(JNS.org) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday condemned the terror attack in the Normandy region of France, in which a priest was murdered and another wounded after both were taken hostage during a morning Mass service.

Posted on July 26, 2016 .

Israeli soccer club members arrested for criminal activity

(JNS.org) Israeli Police on Tuesday arrested 56 members of a Beitar Jerusalem soccer club for illegal weapons trafficking and intent to use pyrotechnics at soccer games.

Posted on July 26, 2016 .

Democratic lawmaker expands apology for comparing Israeli settlers to ‘termites’

(JNS.org) A Democratic member of Congress on Monday compared Jews who live in communities located beyond Israel’s 1967 lines to “termites” during a speech at an anti-Israel event in Philadelphia.

Posted on July 26, 2016 .

JNS Briefs 7-26-16

 

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Posted on July 26, 2016 .

Israeli teens unearth remains of 3,700-year-old Canaanite fortress

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A group of teenagers working on an archaeological dig in the village of Ibillin in northern Israel uncovered a Canaanite-era fortress dating back 3,700 years.

Posted on July 26, 2016 .