Governor of Turkish resort area invites Israeli tourists to return

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A delegation of 15 Turkish dignitaries, including the governor of the Mediterranean resort area of Antalya, arrived in Israel May 24 for a three-day visit to promote Israeli tourism in Turkey.

Posted on May 26, 2017 .

French-Israeli environmental research satellite set for launch this summer

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The construction of Venus, Israel’s first environmental research satellite, has been completed. The satellite is set to be launched into space this summer.

Posted on May 26, 2017 .

Mother of slain teen Ezra Schwartz confronts UN over Palestinian terror payments

(JNS.org) The mother of Ezra Schwartz, an 18-year-old Massachusetts native who was killed in a Palestinian terror attack in 2015 during his gap year in Israel, spoke out at the United Nations Thursday against the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) payments to terrorists and their families.

Posted on May 26, 2017 .

Arab students call for intifada in protest at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University

(JNS.org) Arab students called for a renewed intifada (violent uprising) and brandished photos of convicted terrorists in a protest held in solidarity with hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners at Hebrew University of Jerusalem this week.

Posted on May 26, 2017 .

Terrorists attack vehicles carrying Egyptian Christians, killing at least 26 people

(JNS.org) Masked terrorists opened fire on vehicles that were carrying Coptic Christians in southern Egypt Friday, killing at least 26 people, local Christian officials said.

Posted on May 26, 2017 .

Israel’s first-ever malt whisky to go on sale in June

(JNS.org) The Tel Aviv-based Milk & Honey Distillery (M&H) recently unveiled its first-ever malt whisky on World Whisky Day (May 20). The new Israeli spirit officially goes on sale in late June.

Posted on May 25, 2017 .

2,000-year-old evidence of final battle of Jerusalem unveiled

(JNS.org) Amid this week’s celebrations making the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) and the Israel Nature and Parks Authority unveiled evidence of the battle of Jerusalem that took place before the destruction of the Second Temple 2,000 years ago. 

Posted on May 25, 2017 .

Top Palestinian Authority official denies reports of regional peace initiative

(JNS.org) Majdi al-Khalidi, a diplomatic adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Thursday denied reports of a new U.S.-led regional peace plan to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Posted on May 25, 2017 .

New Samaria medical center will treat both Israelis and Palestinians

(JNS.org) The One Israel Fund held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for its new Binyamin Medical Center (BMC), the first major medical facility in Samaria.

Posted on May 25, 2017 .

Netanyahu presented with plan to separate eastern Jerusalem neighborhoods

(JNS.org) Member of Knesset Dr. Anat Berko (Likud) presented Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a plan to separate some eastern Jerusalem neighborhoods from the city and place them under Palestinian municipal responsibility, The Jerusalem Post reported Thursday.

Posted on May 25, 2017 .

Former spy Jonathan Pollard loses bid to ease parole restrictions

(JNS.org) A federal appeals court rejected a bid by Jonathan Pollard, the former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst who was released from prison in November 2015 after serving a 30-year sentence on charges of spying for Israel, to ease restrictions of his parole.

Posted on May 24, 2017 .

Czech Parliament recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, condemns UNESCO

(JNS.org) The Czech Parliament approved a resolution Wednesday recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, while condemning recent anti-Israel resolutions passed by UNESCO.

Posted on May 24, 2017 .

Tillerson says Trump put ‘pressure’ on Netanyahu and Abbas to revive peace talks

(JNS.org) U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said President Donald Trump put “a lot of pressure” on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to revive peace talks during the American leader's recent visit to the region.

Posted on May 24, 2017 .

Zionist pioneer Ze’ev Jabotinsky’s passport to go up for auction

(JNS.org) How much would you pay for a Zionist icon’s passport? The question will be answered next month when J. Greenstein & Company, an auction house specializing in antique Judaica items, takes bids for the passport of Ze’ev Jabotinsky.

Posted on May 24, 2017 .

New ‘life-changing’ Israeli heart treatment could benefit millions

(JNS.org) Researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Sheba Medical Center have developed a new method for treating atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The treatment prevents heart failure by reducing inflammation in the cardiovascular system and plaque in the arteries.

Posted on May 24, 2017 .

Islamic Waqf officials arrested on Temple Mount after attacking Jewish visitors

(JNS.org) Amid the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem’s reunification Wednesday, the Israel Police arrested two guards from the Temple Mount’s Jordanian-run Islamic Waqf after Waqf officials attacked Jewish visitors and police officers at the holy site.

Posted on May 24, 2017 .

Islamic State terrorists take churchgoers hostage in the Philippines

(JNS.org) Islamic State terrorists stormed a cathedral in the Filipino city of Marawi Tuesday, attempting to seize control of the city as well as taking a Catholic priest and more than a dozen churchgoers hostage. 

Posted on May 24, 2017 .

Netanyahu vows Temple Mount will remain under Israeli sovereignty

(JNS.org) During a celebration for Jerusalem Day at the Israeli Knesset, marking the 50th anniversary of the capital city’s reunification, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed the Temple Mount and Western Wall would remain under Israeli sovereignty.

Posted on May 24, 2017 .

Palestinian arsonists burn down Jewish school in Samaria

(JNS.org) Palestinian arsonists burned down a Jewish religious school in Israel’s northern Samaria hills Monday, during a “Day of Rage” in support of an ongoing hunger strike by Palestinian terrorists in Israeli prisons. 

Posted on May 24, 2017 .

Research elucidates ancient Jerusalem reservoirs, known as ‘elephant in the room’

(JNS.org) The massive ancient pools that remain viewable today in Jerusalem's Old City had serviced Jews making pilgrimages to the Second Temple some 2,000 years ago, according to a soon-to-be-published research paper.

Posted on May 23, 2017 .