Hamas attempts to present new ‘moderate image’

(JNS.org) In response to its international isolation, the Palestinian terror group Hamas has undertaken a new political program in an attempt to present a “more moderate image,” aiming to improve relations with Western countries and neighboring states such as Egypt, The Associated Press reported.  

Posted on March 23, 2017 .

Israel Air Force to host 7 nations in its largest-ever ‘battle lab’

(JNS.org) The Israel Air Force (IAF) this fall will host combat pilots and support crews from seven countries—including the U.S., Greece, Poland, France, Germany, India and Italy—for the largest and most complex air exercise in the Jewish state’s history.

Posted on March 23, 2017 .

NGO director rebukes Arab states at UN body, asks ‘Where are your Jews?’

(JNS.org) Hillel Neuer, executive director of the Geneva-based non-governmental organization U.N. Watch, reprimanded Arab states this week at a United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meeting in Switzerland.

Posted on March 23, 2017 .

Israel rejects US request for construction freeze in Judea and Samaria

(JNS.org) Following meetings this month between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump’s special representative for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, Israel has reportedly rejected a request by the Trump administration to freeze settlement construction in isolated settlement blocs. 

Posted on March 23, 2017 .

Hundreds of liquor bottles belonging to WWI-era British troops unearthed in Israel

(JNS.org) Among several other discoveries, hundreds of liquor bottles belonging to British soldiers from World War I have been excavated in a surprising find near the Israeli city of Ramla. 

Posted on March 23, 2017 .

Israel prepares to annex resource-rich ocean territory bordering Lebanon

(JNS.org) Israel is anticipated to annex a large area of contested maritime territory on its border with Lebanon. 

Posted on March 23, 2017 .

Israeli officials condemn London terror attack that killed 4 near parliament

(JNS.org) Israeli officials condemned Tuesday's terror attack in London and sent their condolences to the British people, following a car-ramming and stabbing incident near the U.K.’s Parliament that killed at least four people and injured 20. 

Posted on March 22, 2017 .

Israel plans mass evacuations in event of new war

(JNS.org) Israel is developing contingency plans to evacuate up to 250,000 civilians living in border communities in the event of a war breaking out with Hamas, Hezbollah or other Islamic terror groups. 

Posted on March 22, 2017 .

Clues about life of Jesus revealed in Israeli archaeological warehouse

(JNS.org) Ahead of Easter, the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) has opened up a 54,000-square-foot warehouse dubbed the “Ali Baba cave,” filled with ancient artifacts that date back to the time of Jesus Christ.

Posted on March 22, 2017 .

18 Palestinian terror suspects arrested in connection with WhatsApp group

(JNS.org) Israeli police have arrested 18 Palestinian terror suspects this week in connection with their membership in a suspicious chat group on the popular messenger app WhatsApp. 

Posted on March 22, 2017 .

Palestinian terrorist who killed American teen gets 4 life sentences

(JNS.org) Palestinian terrorist Mohammed Abdel Basset al-Kharoub, who murdered American teen Ezra Schwartz, 18, in November 2015, received four life sentences from Israel’s Ofer military court.

Posted on March 22, 2017 .

‘Jesus’s tomb’ shrine unveiled after painstaking restoration efforts in Jerusalem

(JNS.org) After several months of meticulous restoration work, the shrine that surrounds what is purported to be the tomb of Jesus Christ has been unveiled at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. 

Posted on March 22, 2017 .

IDF drone crash in Syria likely caused by technical error, investigation reveals

(JNS.org) A military investigation revealed that an Israeli drone’s reported crash in Syria this week likely occurred due to a technical error, rather than being brought down by force.

Posted on March 22, 2017 .

Netanyahu denies changes in Israel-Russia coordination over Syrian skies

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday denied reports there has been an end to his country's coordination with Russia over Syrian airspace.

Posted on March 21, 2017 .

Netanyahu says Israel is 'perfect partner' for China during meeting with President Xi

(JNS.org) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Chinese President Xi Jinping that the Jewish state can be a “perfect partner” for China as the Asian nation seeks to grow its high-tech sector.

Posted on March 21, 2017 .

Israel arrests head of Turkish aid group accused of funneling funds to Hamas

(JNS.org) Israeli security forces arrested the head of a Turkish humanitarian aid group in the Gaza Strip for funneling funds earmarked for reconstruction efforts to the Hamas terror group's "military wing." 

Posted on March 21, 2017 .

BDS movement founder Omar Barghouti arrested for tax fraud

(JNS.org) Israeli authorities have arrested Omar Barghouti, co-founder of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, for evading taxes on $700,000 of his income. 

Posted on March 21, 2017 .

Reports: Israel launches more strikes in Syria, Israeli drone downed

(JNS.org) Israeli jets struck targets in Syria twice within 24 hours and three times in three days, unconfirmed reports said Tuesday.

Posted on March 21, 2017 .

1,400-year-old coins discovered near Christian pilgrimage site in Jerusalem

(JNS.org) The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) Sunday announced the discovery of a hoard of 1,400-year-old coins in excavations near Jerusalem. 

Posted on March 21, 2017 .

Netanyahu touts security and economic ties during visit to Beijing

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touted security and economic cooperation during his visit to Beijing Monday, which marked 25 years of diplomatic relations between the Jewish state and China.

Posted on March 20, 2017 .