Hezbollah’s Hassan Nasrallah to Israel: ‘Don’t try us again’

(JNS.org) Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah warned Israel not to “try us again” and said his group is ready to fight Israel in any time and any place.

Posted on January 30, 2015 .

75 senators say they won’t support Palestinian aid until U.S. reviews ICC bid

(JNS.org) Seventy-five of 100 U.S. senators signed a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry stating that they will not support foreign aid to the Palestinian Authority until the Obama administration completes a review of the Palestinians’ decision to unilaterally join the International Criminal Court (ICC).

Posted on January 30, 2015 .

Jihadist terror attacks in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula kill at least 30

(JNS.org) Jihadists affiliated with the Islamic State terror group launched four separate attacks in the northern Sinai Peninsula on Thursday, involving mortars and car bombs that targeted military and police sites. Medical and security officials said that at least 30 people were killed, including several civilians.

Posted on January 30, 2015 .

Israeli Knesset members move to bar Arab MK Zoabi from elections

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Member of Knesset Danny Danon (Likud) and the Yisrael Beiteinu party have joined forces in filing a petition with the Israeli Central Election Committee to bar controversial Arab MK Hanin Zoabi (Balad) from participating in the March 17 elections.

Posted on January 30, 2015 .

Iraqi Yazidis appeal to Israel for military aid to fight Islamic State

(JNS.org) An Iraqi Yazidi military commander has made an appeal to Israel for military aid to help in the fight against the Islamic State terror group.

Posted on January 29, 2015 .

Senate Banking Committee advances Iran sanctions bill

(JNS.org) The U.S. Senate Banking Committee voted on Thursday to advance an Iran sanctions bill that has been a source of deep tension between the White House and Congress. 

 

Posted on January 29, 2015 .

Israel rebuts Turkish reference to ‘massacred’ Palestinians at Holocaust event

(JNS.org) Israel on Thursday rebutted comments made Wednesday by Turkish Parliamentary Speaker Cemil Cicek to members of Turkey’s Jewish community at a Holocaust memorial event. Cicek compared the atrocities of the Holocaust to the death of Palestinians in the war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza last summer.

Posted on January 29, 2015 .

AJC, Hartman Institute host Christian symposium on Judaism and Israel

(JNS.org) The second Christian Leadership Initiative (CLI) Alumni Study Symposium is taking place in Tampa, Fla., from Jan. 30-Feb. 1 on the theme of “Land and Jewish Identity in Israel and North America.” Renowned Christian leaders and scholars will be attending, along with CLI alumni of various Christian denominations and congregations.

Posted on January 29, 2015 .

Israel mourns soldiers killed in Hezbollah attack

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel on Thursday mourned Staff Sgt. Dor Chaim Nini, 20, and Maj. Yochai Kalangel, 25, the two soldiers killed in Wednesday’s Hezbollah attack on northern Israel.

Posted on January 29, 2015 .

Netanyahu: Iran behind Hezbollah attack on northern Israel

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Iran, the state sponsor of Hezbollah, “is the one behind yesterday’s attack” on northern Israel that killed two Israeli soldiers and wounded seven others.

Posted on January 29, 2015 .

President Reuven Rivlin slams ‘absurd’ genocide accusations against Israel at U.N.

(JNS.org) The commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp continued from Tuesday into Wednesday at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, as a result of scheduling changes due to this week’s winter storm on the East Coast. 

Posted on January 28, 2015 .

Palestinian terror groups praise Hezbollah attack on northern Israel

(JNS.org) Palestinian terrorist organizations praised Wednesday's Hezbollah terrorist attack on a military convoy in northern Israel that killed two Israeli soldiers and wounded seven others.

Posted on January 28, 2015 .

State Department-funded group reportedly working to unseat Netanyahu

(JNS.org) A U.S. State Department-funded group is partnering with an Israeli grassroots political organization in an effort to unseat Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Jewish state’s upcoming March election, according to reports.

Posted on January 28, 2015 .

Lebanese Christian leader slams Hezbollah for attack on Israel

(JNS.org) Samir Geagea, a prominent Lebanese Christian leader and senior figure in the country’s anti-Hezbollah political alliance, denounced Hezbollah’s attack on Israel on Wednesday. 

Posted on January 28, 2015 .

Two Israeli soldiers killed in Hezbollah attack along Lebanese border

(JNS.org) Two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven were wounded in a Hezbollah terrorist attack on Wednesday near Mount Dov, along the border with Lebanon, the Israel Defense Forces Spokesperson’s Unit said.

Posted on January 28, 2015 .

Netanyahu: Israel ‘must speak our mind about the dangers to our people’

(JNS.org) Against the backdrop of the Obama administration’s opposition to his upcoming address before Congress on the Iranian nuclear program and radical Islam, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on International Holocaust Remembrance Day that Israel “must speak out” against the threats it faces.

Posted on January 28, 2015 .

Senate Democrats won’t vote for Iran sanctions before March 24

(JNS.org) Ten Democratic U.S. senators who support the Iran Nuclear Weapon Free Act of 2015, a new Iran sanctions bill initiated by Sens. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) and Mark Kirk (R-IL), told President Barack Obama that they would not vote for the sanctions until the deadline for a “political framework agreement” between Iran and the P5+1 powers on March 24.

Posted on January 28, 2015 .

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, survivors and leaders mark 70 years since Auschwitz liberation

(JNS.org) More than 300 Holocaust survivors along with world leaders gathered at the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on Tuesday to commemorate the 1.1 million people killed there, as well as the millions of other victims killed during the Holocaust, as part of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. 

Posted on January 27, 2015 .

'Night Will Fall' documentary revealing Holocaust footage premieres on HBO

(JNS.org) A documentary film has been released about another documentary made in the aftermath of the Holocaust with the involvement of famous director Alfred Hitchock using real footage taken by Soviet and British soldiers while liberating concentration camps such as Bergen-Belsen. 

Posted on January 27, 2015 .

Number of Jewish visitors to Temple Mount up 92 percent since 2009

(JNS.org) The number of Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount has increased by 92 percent since 2009, according to Israeli police statistics released after a freedom of information request by the Jerusalem-based Temple Institute.

Posted on January 27, 2015 .