(JNS.org) Now that the U.S. and other P5+1 powers made an interim nuclear deal with Iran without involving Israel, the Jewish state is free to act as it sees fit on the Iranian issue without consulting America, former Arkansas governor and 2008 presidential candidate Mike Huckabee told JNS.org.
(JNS.org) The son of Father Gabriel Nadaf, a Greek Orthodox priest who is a leading advocate of Christian enlistment in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), was attacked Dec. 6. Father Nadaf said his pro-IDF stance motivated the attack on his son.
(JNS.org) President Barack Obama said he believes Iran can still have a peaceful nuclear program with “modest enrichment,” while rejecting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s requests for a complete stop to enrichment.
(JNS.org) Germany has reportedly agreed to sell Israel two advanced guided missile navy destroyers as part of a 1 billion euro ($1.3 billion) defense pact between the countries.
(JNS.org) The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) on Thursday praised Israel’s economic growth in 2013 and predicted that its economy will continue to grow in 2014 and 2015 at a rate that exceeds growth projections for the OECD’s other 33 member nations, Israel Hayom reported.
(JNS.org) A vast majority of Israeli Jews—87.5 percent—believe the current Israeli-Palestinian conflict negotiations will not lead to a peace agreement, according to a new Israel Hayom poll that coincided with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s latest visit to the region.
(JNS.org) Jordan will back Israeli control of the Jordan Valley in any peace deal with the Palestinians, according to an anonymous senior Israel official.
(JNS.org) Egyptian media reports indicated that the military-backed government is mulling the possibility of declaring the Muslim Brotherhood a terrorist organization.
(JNS.org) Nelson Mandela, a revered South African leader who was instrumental in the fight against apartheid and is widely considered to be the father of modern South Africa, died Thursday at the age of 95.
(JNS.org) The Dutch Parliament has called on the Dutch government to pressure the Palestinian Authority (PA) to stop giving Palestinian terrorists aid money.
(JNS.org) Israeli actress Gal Gadot has been cast in the role of Wonder Woman in American director Zack Snyder's “Batman vs. Superman” movie, also starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill.
(JNS.org) The eighth candle of Hanukkah was lit Wednesday night on the world’s largest menorah in an array of changing colors next to the Reading Power Station in north Tel Aviv.
(JNS.org) Jewish groups condemned a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign that was launched this week by the United Church of Canada. The campaign, titled “Unsettling Goods,” urges the boycotting of Ahava, Keter Plastics, and SodaStream, which all have factories in Judea and Samaria.
(JNS.org) At a joint press conference in Jerusalem with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu re-emphasized his position that negotiations with Iran must “bring about a final agreement about the termination of Iran’s military nuclear capability.”
(JNS.org) The national council of the American Studies Association (ASA), the oldest and largest association devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history, last week announced its adoption of a resolution to boycott Israel. The ASA’s 5,000 members have until Dec. 15 to vote on the measure.
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Ron Dermer presented his credentials to U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House on Tuesday, officially becoming Israel’s 18th ambassador to the U.S.
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Menachem Begin Heritage Center awarded NGO Monitor the Begin Prize Wednesday night for “the organization’s efforts exposing the political agenda and ideological bias of humanitarian organizations that use the discourse of human rights to discredit Israel and to undermine its position among the nations of the world.”
(JNS.org) A San Diego federal court on Tuesday ordered the Iranian Defense Ministry to pay $9 million in damages to victims of a 1997 double suicide bombing in Jerusalem by Iran-funded Hamas.
(JNS.org) French forensic scientists said Tuesday that former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat did not die from radioactive polonium poisoning, as was suggested by a recent Swiss report.
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli exports have seen significant changes between January and September 2013, said a new report by the Israel Export and International Cooperation Institute. Chemical exports to Turkey saw a 66-percent rise in 2013, amounting to $1.8 billion, making Turkey Israel's third-largest export market, according to the report.