U.S. aircraft carrier heads to Yemen to intercept rebel-bound Iranian arms

(JNS.org) A U.S. aircraft carrier is heading to Yemen as part of an effort to intercept Iranian arms shipments to that country’s Shi’a Muslim Houthi rebels.

 

Posted on April 20, 2015 .

Islamic State executes more Christians in Libya

(JNS.org) The Islamic State terror group on Sunday released a video showing its execution of about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

 

Posted on April 20, 2015 .

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: U.S. invented ‘myth’ of Iranian nuclear weapons

(JNS.org) Just weeks after Iran and the P5+1 powers (a group that includes the U.S.) reached a framework nuclear agreement, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said that America is responsible for creating the “myth” of Iran's nuclear weapons in order to portray the country as a threat.

Posted on April 20, 2015 .

Hungarian Holocaust survivors thank U.S. troops who saved them

(JNS.org) A group of Hungarian Holocaust survivors on Sunday thanked American troops who helped rescue them from a train that was taking them from one Nazi concentration camp to another 70 years ago.

Posted on April 20, 2015 .

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Posted on April 20, 2015 .

Pope Francis meets with leading European rabbis at Vatican

(JNS.org) Pope Francis met with a delegation of leading European rabbis at the Vatican on Monday to discuss Jewish-Christian relations and the ongoing surge of European anti-Semitism.

Posted on April 20, 2015 .

Netanyahu receives 14-day extension to form governing coalition

(JNS.org) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received a two-week extension from President Reuven Rivlin to finalize negotiations over forming Israel’s next governing coalition.

Posted on April 20, 2015 .

Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, renowned religious Zionist leader, dies at 81

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, a leading religious Zionist figure and the chief rabbi of the prestigious Har Etzion yeshiva in Judea, died on Monday at 81.

Posted on April 20, 2015 .

Israeli soldier with cerebral palsy to be honored for excellence

(JNS.org) Cpl. Ori Cohen, 20, an Israeli soldier from Rehovot who was born with cerebral palsy, will be among the 120 soldiers to be honored for excellence at Israel’s annual Independence Day ceremony on Thursday.

Posted on April 20, 2015 .

Israeli economy saw highest growth in years in fourth quarter of 2014

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Israeli economy grew 7 percent in the last quarter of 2014, its highest rate of growth in recent years, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics reported.

 

Posted on April 19, 2015 .

Netanyahu: ‘Death to Israel’ inscription on Iranian missiles never changes

(JNS.org) Commenting on Iran’s exhibition of its weapons during a military parade in Tehran on Saturday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would “do whatever is necessary to defend the security of the state and its citizens.”

Posted on April 19, 2015 .

French PM announces $107 million plan to combat anti-Semitism and racism

(JNS.org) French Prime Minister Manuel Valls announced an ambitious government plan on Friday to spend 100 million euros ($107 million) on a program to combat rising anti-Semitism and other forms of racism in France.

Posted on April 17, 2015 .

Obama invites Gulf Arab leaders to White House for summit to discuss Iran

(JNS.org) President Barack Obama has invited the heads of several of America’s Arab allies from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to the White House and then to Camp David to discuss several important Mideast regional issues such as the situations in Iran, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen.

Posted on April 17, 2015 .

Lebanon set to receive $3 billion French-Saudi arms package

(JNS.org) The Lebanese military is set to receive the first round of a massive $3 billion arms package from France to bolster its defense against increasing threats by terror groups in Syria.

 

Posted on April 17, 2015 .

Israelis mourn victim of suspected car-ramming attack

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Thousands of Israelis accompanied Shalom Yohai Sherki, who was run down and killed by an Arab driver in Jerusalem on Wednesday in a suspected vehicular terrorist attack, to his final resting place on Thursday.

 

Posted on April 17, 2015 .

Actress Moran Atias to represent Israel at world expo in Italy

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli actress, model, and television hostess Moran Atias was selected to represent Israel at Expo Milano 2015, the upcoming world’s fair set to begin in the Italian city of Milan on May 1.

Posted on April 17, 2015 .

Hamas leader calls for more kidnappings of Israelis

(JNS.org) A Hamas terrorist leader called for more kidnappings of Israelis in order to facilitate the release of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel.

Posted on April 16, 2015 .

16 EU ministers endorse ‘Made in the West Bank’ label for Israeli products

(JNS.org) Sixteen European Union (EU) foreign ministers have signed a letter calling on the EU’s foreign policy chief to label Israeli products made beyond the 1949 armistice line as “Made in the West Bank.”

 

Posted on April 16, 2015 .

Russia’s Putin: Iranian behavior in nuclear talks influenced missile deal

(JNS.org) Russian President Vladimir Putin cited Iran’s “positive” behavior and “flexibility” during the nuclear talks with world powers as playing a role in his decision to renew a contract to deliver the advanced S-300 missile defense system to the Islamic Republic.

 

Posted on April 16, 2015 .

Israel’s Elbit creates system to detect terror tunnels

(JNS.org) The Israeli defense electronics firm Elbit Systems announced that it has created a system to detect terror tunnels that run under the Israel-Gaza border. 

 

Posted on April 16, 2015 .