(JNS.org) Jewish-American actor Leonard Nimoy, most famous for his iconic role as Spock on “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning at his home in Los Angeles at the age of 83.
(JNS.org) The Italian legislature became the latest European body to back a non-binding resolution supporting the unilateral recognition of Palestinian statehood.
(Paul Miller/JNS.org) As the international press repeatedly aired Madonna’s stage tumble during the “Brit Awards,” the American singer/actress was addressing more serious issues.
(JNS.org) Former Florida governor and expected Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said in an interview with Israel Hayom published Friday that the Obama administration’s approach in the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran is “inexplicable.”
(JNS.org) An Argentine federal judge has dismissed a complaint against President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner over her alleged cover-up of Iran’s involvement in the 1994 Argentine-Israeli Mutual Association (AMIA) Jewish center bombing, a probe launched by late prosecutor Alberto Nisman.
(JNS.org) The White House will be sending National Security Advisor Susan Rice and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power to address the March 1-3 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference.
(JNS.org) The student government at Virginia’s Liberty University on Tuesday passed an amendment to its constitution that forbids legislation supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
(JNS.org) The governments of Israel and Jordan have signed a major agreement to build a desalination plant near the Jordanian tourist resort of Akaba, with the goal of working together to replenish the Dead Sea.
(JNS.org) A European Union-funded survey conducted by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) between October and December of 2014 shows that Palestinians working in Israeli-controlled territory earn more than double the wages of Palestinians working in Palestinian Authority (PA)-controlled areas of the West Bank.
(JNS.org) Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC), the student government at University of California (UC), Berkeley, on Wednesday passed a bill condemning anti-Semitism in a unanimous 20-0 vote.
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met with Apple CEO Tim Cook on Wednesday in Jerusalem. Cook is heading an Apple delegation visiting Israel ahead of the inauguration of the computer giant’s new local office in Herzliya.
(JNS.org) The Al-Jazeera network retracted and issued an apology for a story that claimed Israel purposely opened up dams in southern Israel that caused severe flooding in Gaza on Feb. 23.
(JNS.org) The Jewish Agency for Israel paid tribute to several Christian groups for their assistance in aliyah operations from Ukraine.
(JNS.org) The administration of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is repealing a regulation established by former mayor Michael Bloomberg that requires mohels (Jewish ritual circumcisers) to get signed permission from parents before they can orally remove blood from an infant's wound during a brit milah.
(JNS.org) The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) student government is under fire after questioning the candidacy of a Jewish student based on her religion.
(JNS.org) Libyan General Khalifa Haftar, who is attempting to form a coalition to fight Islamists in Libya, will reportedly meet with Israeli officials in the Jordanian capital of Amman.
(JNS.org) In closed talks with European lawmakers, Saudi diplomats have expressed their willingness to cooperate with Israel on a possible attack against Iran’s nuclear facilities, Israel’s Channel 2 television network reported Tuesday.
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel’s Arrow 2 missile interceptor has recently undergone a series of upgrades and improvements following a failed test held last September, during which it was able to acquire its target but failed to neutralize it, a defense official said Tuesday.
(JNS.org) Israel’s Voice and Voice of the Copts, along with other grassroots organizations, are organizing a rally in Washington, DC to support Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's March 3 speech to Congress about the Iranian nuclear threat.
(JNS.org) The descendants of Jewish art dealers persecuted during the Holocaust have filed a U.S. lawsuit against Germany, asking that a German museum return a Medieval Christian art collection that belonged to their ancestors.