U.K. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn denies anti-Semitism crisis within his party

(JNS.org) Jeremy Corbyn, who heads the United Kingdom’s Labour Party, has denied that his party has an anti-Semitism problem amid a rash of controversial statements by party members. 

Posted on April 28, 2016 .

Italy arrests Islamic State suspects plotting attack on Israeli embassy, Vatican

(JNS.org) Italian police have arrested four suspects who were conspiring to join the Islamic State terror group and plotting to attack the Vatican as well as the Israeli embassy in Rome.

Posted on April 28, 2016 .

Ex-London mayor suspended from Labour Party for saying Hitler was a Zionist

(JNS.org) Just a day after British Labour Party lawmaker Naz Shah was suspended by the party for saying that Israel should be relocated to the United States as a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Labour on Thursday suspended another one of its party's members—former London mayor Ken Livingstone—for saying that Hitler was a Zionist.

Posted on April 28, 2016 .

Israeli cookbook authors take home top honors at James Beard awards

(JNS.org) A cookbook written by an Israeli-born chef and his associate won the "International" and "Book of the Year" awards at the 2016 James Beard Foundation Book, Broadcast & Journalism Awards on Tuesday night in New York City. The prestigious James Beard awards are often referred to as the "Oscars of Food."

Posted on April 28, 2016 .

Trump: Obama ‘snubbing’ Israel while courting Iran

(JNS.org) In a speech outlining his foreign policy vision, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized President Barack Obama for "snubbing" Israel while cozying up to Iran.

Posted on April 28, 2016 .

Freedom House slammed for downgrading Israeli media to ‘partly free’

(JNS.org) Media commentators slammed the U.S.-based Freedom House NGO for downgrading its designation of the Israeli media from “free” to “partly free” in its 2016 Freedom of the Press report.

Posted on April 28, 2016 .

French embassy in Israel says major bank is violating BDS-related law

(JNS.org) France’s embassy in Israel said that Credit Mutuel, a major French bank, is violating a French law by servicing an account held by an arm of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Posted on April 27, 2016 .

Romania set to pass Holocaust restitution bill

(JNS.org) Romania’s parliament is expected to pass a restitution bill that would ease the process for Holocaust survivors to reclaim property that was stolen from them during the war.

Posted on April 27, 2016 .

Study finds 90 species of endangered plants in Israel

(JNS.org) Ecosystems in Israel and particularly in its coastal plain have 90 species of endangered plants, 28 of them being unique to Israel or the countries that surround it, a newly released study discovered.

Posted on April 27, 2016 .

British Labour MP suspended over Facebook post on Israel’s ‘relocation’

(JNS.org) A British Member of Parliament (MP) who suggested that Israel should be relocated to the United States as a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been suspended by the United Kingdom's Labour Party.

Posted on April 27, 2016 .

U.S. Air Force nominates second Jew for chief of staff

(JNS.org) The U.S. Department of Defense has nominated U.S. Air Force Gen. David Goldfein to succeed retiring Gen. Mark Welsh as U.S. Air Force chief of staff on July 1. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, the 56-year-old current vice chief of staff will be the second Jew in the position after Norton Schwartz, who filled the role between 2008 and 2012.

Posted on April 27, 2016 .

Rome to open Jewish catacombs to the public

(JNS.org) The city of Rome will be opening its 2,000-year-old Villa Randanini Jewish catacombs to the public for the first time between May 1 and June 5 as part of a cultural initiative to broaden the scope of the Jubilee Year of Mercy, launched by Pope Francis last December.

Posted on April 27, 2016 .

In rare procedure, Israeli doctors save Gazan child from paralysis

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A rare procedure performed at the Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem has prevented a 3-year-old Palestinian boy from the Gaza Strip from becoming paralyzed. The boy was released from the hospital walking on his own.

Posted on April 27, 2016 .

Palestinian terror attack thwarted at crossing north of Jerusalem

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Two armed Palestinian terrorists, a male and a female, were shot dead by Israeli security personnel on Wednesday morning at the Qalandiya crossing north of Jerusalem. No Israelis were wounded in the incident.

Posted on April 27, 2016 .

U.S. adopts Israeli military tactic in war against Islamic State in Iraq

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The United States is using an early warning tactic developed by the Israel Defense Forces to minimize civilian casualties in American strikes against Islamic State terror targets in Iraq, a U.S. military official revealed Tuesday.

Posted on April 27, 2016 .

U.N. Security Council rejects Israeli sovereignty in the Golan Heights

(JNS.org) The United Nations Security Council unanimously rejected recent statements by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the Golan Heights will permanently remain under Israeli sovereignty. 

Posted on April 26, 2016 .

Retired Saudi general voices support for embassy in Tel Aviv

(JNS.org) Anwar Eshki, a retired major general in the Saudi military, said on Monday that Saudi Arabia would establish an embassy in Tel Aviv in exchange for Israel adopting the Arab Peace Initiative. 

Posted on April 26, 2016 .

Report finds more than 1,500 defects at aging Israeli nuclear plant

(JNS.org) A recent examination of Israel’s nuclear reactor site in Dimona has revealed signs of 1,537 defects to the site’s aging aluminum core, according to a study released at a scientific forum held in Tel Aviv, Haaretz reported. 

Posted on April 26, 2016 .

Egyptian archaeologist claims Passover story’s Pharaoh was not an Egyptian

(JNS.org) The ancient Pharaoh mentioned during the Passover holiday’s annual retelling of the Jewish Exodus story was not actually an Egyptian, a leading Egyptian archaeologist has claimed.

Posted on April 26, 2016 .

13 Democrats among 17 senators not on letter for increased Israel defense aid

(JNS.org) Among 100 members of the U.S. Senate, 17 lawmakers—13 Democrats, three Republicans, and one independent—decided not to join the strong bipartisan support for a letter arguing that Israel should receive increased annual defense aid from America.

Posted on April 26, 2016 .