Over a dozen high-level African officials attend Jerusalem agriculture summit

(JNS.org) In yet another sign of growing ties between Israel and Africa,  a delegation of over a dozen African officials gathered in Jerusalem on Monday as part of a three-day agricultural summit.

Posted on December 5, 2016 .

Netanyahu says he will speak with Trump about ‘bad nuclear deal’ with Iran

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that he is looking forward to speaking with President-elect Donald Trump about the "bad nuclear deal" with Iran.

Posted on December 5, 2016 .

Israel’s new ambassador to Turkey presents credentials to Erdogan

(JNS.org) Israel’s new ambassador to Turkey, Eitan Na’eh, met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Monday. Na’eh presented his diplomatic credentials to Erdogan, marking one of the final steps in restoring relations between the former close regional allies. 

Posted on December 5, 2016 .

Netanyahu reaches compromise with Jewish Home’s Bennett on Amona eviction

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett met Sunday and were able to reach an agreement that would facilitate presenting the much-debated outpost regulation bill to the Knesset for its first reading.

Posted on December 5, 2016 .

Trump administration spells ‘end of two-state solution,’ Oren says

(JNS.org) Member of Knesset Michael Oren (Kulanu), the deputy minister for diplomacy in the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office and Israel’s former U.S. ambassador, said Monday that the forthcoming Donald Trump administration “spells the end of the two-state solution.”

Posted on December 5, 2016 .

Anti-BDS legislation introduced in Nevada

(JNS.org) Nevada Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchinson and pro-Israel activists introduced a new resolution seeking to counter the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. 

Posted on December 2, 2016 .

Jewish Voice newspaper calls for boycott of French products after 1967 lines labeling

(JNS.org) The New York-based newspaper The Jewish Voice is calling on the pro-Israel community to boycott French-made products in response to France’s recent decision to issue labels distinguishing between Israeli products from within and beyond the 1967 lines.

Posted on December 2, 2016 .

Phoenix Jewish News joins consortium running 4 other Jewish newspapers

(JNS.org) The Phoenix area’s Jewish community newspaper has joined a consortium that publishes and manages four other Jewish newspapers.

Posted on December 2, 2016 .

Twitter grants Muslim Brotherhood verification

(JNS.org) The social media platform Twitter recently granted verification to the official mouthpiece of the Muslim Brotherhood, an Egypt-based Islamist organization that has been designated as a terrorist organization in its home country since December 2013.

Posted on December 2, 2016 .

U.K. Home Secretary Amber Rudd says she will spend millions to protect Jews

(JNS.org) United Kingdom Home Secretary Amber Rudd has promised to spend millions to provide security guards for all Jewish schools and synagogues in the country.

Posted on December 2, 2016 .

Candidate for head of U.K. Jewish student union supports BDS movement

(JNS.org) A candidate for president of the U.K.’s largest Jewish student organization is a supporter of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and is involved with pro-Palestinian student groups.

Posted on December 2, 2016 .

UCLA pro-Israel students slam SJP’s anti-Semitic film event featuring Roger Waters

(JNS.org) A group of pro-Israel student leaders at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) slammed a documentary film screening event on campus that was hosted Nov. 30 by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and attended by former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, an outspoken anti-Israel activist.

Posted on December 2, 2016 .

Trump selects Gen. James Mattis, critic of Israeli settlements, as defense chief

(JNS.org) President-elect Donald Trump announced Thursday evening that he would nominate retired Marine General James Mattis as his next secretary of defense.

Posted on December 2, 2016 .

U.S. Senate unanimously votes to extend Iran sanctions

(JNS.org) The U.S. Senate voted Thursday 99-0 to extend sanctions against Iran for another 10 years, just weeks after the House of Representatives passed the same bill in a 419-1 vote.

Posted on December 2, 2016 .

Israeli science minister visiting India and Hong Kong

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Science, Technology and Space Minister Ofir Akunis will head to India for an official visit Saturday. 

Posted on December 2, 2016 .

ADL questions Ellison’s pro-Israel credentials after controversial speech revealed

(JNS.org) The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is questioning U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison’s (D-Minn.) pro-Israel credentials after the revelation of controversial past remarks made by the leading candidate to head the Democratic National Committee. 

Posted on December 1, 2016 .

Hands off Israel at UN, Republican lawmakers urge Obama

(JNS.org) Republican members of the House of Representatives are pressing President Barack Obama to veto any forthcoming United Nations Security Council resolutions on Palestinian statehood.

Posted on December 1, 2016 .

Jewish Agency, Boston CJP visit Haifa and distribute aid to city's fire victims

(JNS.org) The heads of the Jewish Agency of Israel and Boston’s Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP) visited Haifa Wednesday to distribute aid funds to victims of last week’s wildfires. 

Posted on December 1, 2016 .

Kosovo's president bans sale and distribution of anti-Semitic books

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The president of Kosovo has banned the sale and distribution of anti-Semitic literature following a complaint from experts on anti-Semitism, Jewish Business News reported Wednesday.

Posted on December 1, 2016 .

Israeli public security minister says nearly half of fires were arson

(JNS.org) Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said between 40 and 50 percent of the fires that broke out across Israel last week were the result of arson.

Posted on December 1, 2016 .