Anti-Israel resolution fails in CUNY doctoral students’ vote

(JNS.org) A resolution calling for a boycott of Israeli academic institutions failed Friday in a vote by the Doctoral Students Council (DSC) of the City University of New York (CUNY), garnering 31 out of the 39 votes it needed for passage.

Posted on October 24, 2014 .

Israeli genealogy website MyHeritage to partner with DNA firm 23andMe

(JNS.org) The Israeli start-up MyHeritage, one of the world’s largest genealogy research websites, has announced a strategic collaboration with personal genetics company 23andMe, the largest DNA ancestry service in the world.

Posted on October 24, 2014 .

Palestinians say they will not postpone U.N. Security Council petition

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Chief Palestinian Authority (PA) negotiator Dr. Saeb Erekat on Thursday denied reports that the Palestinians were willing to postpone by two months a petition to the U.N. Security Council calling for Israel to withdraw from the West Bank by November 2016.

Posted on October 24, 2014 .

Poll: 85% of Israelis want Arab MK Zoabi removed from Knesset

(JNS.org) The vast majority of Jewish Israelis would like to see Balad MK Hanin Zoabi removed from the Knesset, according to a new poll commissioned by Israel Hayom from the New Wave Research Institute.

Posted on October 24, 2014 .

Israeli state comptroller launches review of Operation Protective Edge

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli State Comptroller Yosef Shapira on Thursday began his official review this summer’s Operation Protective Edge in the Gaza Strip. The review will scrutinize the decision-making process in the government and the Israel Defense Forces throughout the 50-day operation.

Posted on October 24, 2014 .

Two Israeli tourists reportedly killed in Nepal bus crash

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Less than two weeks after four Israelis were killed in an avalanche in Nepal, two Israeli tourists and at least nine other people reportedly died Friday when a bus fell down a mountainside en route from the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, to the Langtang National Park.

Posted on October 24, 2014 .

Jerusalem conference promotes interfaith environmental activism

(JNS.org) More than 100 clergy members, seminary students, and others brainstormed how to use religion for environmental education and action at Wednesday's Faith and Ecology Conference in Jerusalem. The event drew Jewish, Christian, and Muslim participants.

Posted on October 23, 2014 .

Jerusalem police: ‘zero tolerance’ for continued violence

(JNS.org) A day after a Palestinian terrorist slammed his vehicle into pedestrians exiting Jerusalem’s light rail, killing an infant and injuring others, Jerusalem’s police force announced a new policy of "zero tolerance" against any violence as well as increased patrols around the city—especially in the riot-plagued eastern parts.

Posted on October 23, 2014 .

2016 Rio Olympics will be served by Israeli security company

(JNS.org) The Israeli security company ISDS has been selected to provide security during the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. The company has been given a $2.2 billion security budget for the event.

Posted on October 23, 2014 .

Israel and Australia sign new work visa deal

(JNS.org) Israel and Australia signed an agreement on Wednesday that will allow young adults from both countries to get work visas from the other. The deal was part of a recent effort to secure work arrangements for young Israelis abroad, to prevent them from getting in legal trouble when looking for work.

Posted on October 23, 2014 .

Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif is alive, Mashaal claims

(JNS.org) Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal said in a Vanity Fair interview published Tuesday that the terrorist organization’s military wing commander, Mohammed Deif, is still alive, having survived the Israeli assassination attempt during Operation Protective Edge this summer.

Posted on October 23, 2014 .

Infant killed in Jerusalem light rail attack was U.S. citizen

(JNS.org) Three-month-old infant Chaya Zissel Braun, who died in the hospital after her stroller was hit in Wednesday’s vehicular terror attack on the Ammunition Hill light rail station in Jerusalem, was a U.S. citizen.

Posted on October 23, 2014 .

Baby killed as Hamas terrorist plows car into Jerusalem rail station

(JNS.org) A 3-month-old baby girl was killed and eight others were wounded in what Israel identified as a Hamas terrorist attack in Jerusalem on Wednesday, as a car plowed into passengers exiting a light rail train. The driver of the vehicle was shot by police officers and then hospitalized after being detained.

Posted on October 22, 2014 .

U.S. paying social security payments to deported Nazi criminals

(JNS.org) A new report has revealed that the United States continues to make social security payments to former concentration camp guards and other Nazi collaborators who had been living in the U.S., but were expelled once their Holocaust history became apparent.

Posted on October 22, 2014 .

Germany offers to sell naval ships to Israel

(JNS.org) The German government has proposed the sale of naval ships to Israel for the protection of the Jewish state’s Exclusive Economic Zone in the Mediterranean Sea, an area that contains underwater gas reservoirs.

Posted on October 22, 2014 .

In meeting of defense chiefs, Ya’alon blasts Turkey’s support of Hamas

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) In a meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel at the Pentagon on Tuesday, Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon criticized Turkey for the support it provides to Hamas.

Posted on October 22, 2014 .

Jordan’s King Abdullah seeks to prevent Jewish prayer on Temple Mount

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) King Abdullah II and other Jordanian government officials are working to prevent the Israeli Knesset from passing a bill that would permit Jews to pray on the Temple Mount, the Palestinian Ma’an News Agency reported Tuesday.

Posted on October 22, 2014 .

New police unit to deal with Jerusalem unrest

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday approved a plan introduced by Public Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch for the formation of a new police unit dedicated to dealing with the civil and security unrest in Jerusalem.

Posted on October 22, 2014 .

Israel Police welcomes first female Druze police commander

(JNS.org) Fattan Nasser El-din made history on Tuesday when she became the first Druze policewoman to complete the Israel Police’s officers’ training course.

Posted on October 22, 2014 .

Israeli teens nab top prizes in international physics competition

(JNS.org) Eight Israeli high school students from the Ilan Ramon Youth Physics Center at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have earned the top prizes in the First Step to Nobel Prize in Physics international competition.

Posted on October 22, 2014 .