Rare Byzantine-era Christian mosaic uncovered near Jerusalem’s Old City

(JNS.org) Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a rare 1,500-year-old Byzantine-era Christian mosaic near Jerusalem’s Old City, the Israeli Antiquities Authority (IAA) said.

Posted on August 23, 2017 .

Report: longtime GOP foreign policy adviser joins Greenblatt’s Mideast peace team

(JNS.org) Victoria Coates, a member of the National Security Council and former national security adviser to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), has reportedly joined the team tasked by President Donald Trump with renewing U.S.-led efforts to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

Posted on August 23, 2017 .

Report: PA planning to fire 30,000 Gaza employees to ramp up pressure on Hamas

(JNS.org) In a move that shows Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas is holding firm against the Gaza Strip-ruling terror group Hamas, some 30,000 Gaza-based public sector workers whose salaries are paid by the PA will be fired or forced into early retirement, a senior Palestinian official told Israel Hayom.

Posted on August 23, 2017 .

Gal Gadot’s ‘Wonder Woman’ now highest earning superhero movie ever in U.S.

(JNS.org) As of last week, Israeli actress Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” had earned about $404 million in North America, surpassing “Spider-Man” as the highest-grossing superhero movie in U.S. history.

Posted on August 23, 2017 .

Israel to host Christian media summit in Jerusalem in mid-October

(JNS.org) Around 70 Christian media outlets are scheduled to convene in Jerusalem this fall for a first-of-its-kind Christian media Summit.

Posted on August 23, 2017 .

Lebanese beauty queen stripped of title after Israel visit revealed

(JNS.org) A winner of a Lebanese beauty pageant has been stripped of her title after it was revealed she visited Israel.

Posted on August 23, 2017 .

Israeli Air Force successfully tests advanced drone

(JNS.org) Israel has successfully tested a new drone that will be incorporated into the Jewish state’s air force.

Posted on August 23, 2017 .

UN: 2 North Korean shipments to Syria’s chemical weapons program intercepted

(JNS.org) Two North Korean shipments to Syria’s chemical weapons program have been intercepted in the past six months, according to a confidential report from the United Nations.

Posted on August 23, 2017 .

High-level US officials arrive in Israel for peace efforts

(JNS.org) A high-level American diplomatic delegation, led by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, arrives in Israel Wednesday night for continued discussions in renewed U.S.-led peace efforts.

Posted on August 23, 2017 .

Netanyahu meets with bipartisan US Congress delegation

(JNS.org) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Tuesday with a bipartisan delegation from the U.S. Congress, thanking the lawmakers for their “strong support” of the Jewish state, according to a statement from the Israeli leader’s office. 

Posted on August 23, 2017 .

Netanyahu to address Iranian presence in Syria in talks with Putin

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he intends to discuss Iran’s “accelerated” presence in Syria as part of his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi Wednesday.

Posted on August 22, 2017 .

Senior Sudanese official seeks establishing relations with Israel

(JNS.org) In an unusual move, a senior Sudanese government official has expressed support for establishing diplomatic relations between his country and Israel.

Posted on August 22, 2017 .

US urges UN to nix ‘blacklist’ of companies operating in Israel

(JNS.org) The Trump administration is urging United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Prince Zeid bin Ra’ad Zeid al-Hussein not to publish a “blacklist” of international companies with business ties to communities in Judea, Samaria, the Golan Heights and eastern Jerusalem.

Posted on August 22, 2017 .

South Africa expected to boycott Africa-Israel summit in October

(JNS.org) South Africa is expected to boycott a major Africa-Israel summit in Togo in October. The gathering will include leaders from 25-30 African nations.

Posted on August 22, 2017 .

Poll: 1 in 10 Americans say neo-Nazi views are ‘acceptable’

(JNS.org) Nearly one in 10 Americans say it is “acceptable” to hold neo-Nazi views, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.

Posted on August 22, 2017 .

Netanyahu to attend Samaria event marking 50 years of settlement movement

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will attend a special ceremony Aug. 28 to mark 50 years since the Six-Day War and Jewish settlement in Judea and Samaria. 

Posted on August 22, 2017 .

Iran warns it can enrich uranium for nuclear weapons ‘in five days’

(JNS.org) Iran warned Tuesday that it is capable of resuming high-level uranium enrichment—up to 20 percent—within five days. This degree of enrichment can be used in a nuclear weapon.

Posted on August 22, 2017 .

Israel expresses solidarity with Finland after country’s first Islamic terror attack

(JNS.org) The Israeli Foreign Ministry expressed solidarity with the Finnish people Monday, several days after the European nation experienced what has been recorded as its first deadly Islamic terror attack.

Posted on August 22, 2017 .

Rare letters from Albert Einstein, including criticism of Chamberlain, to be auctioned

(JNS.org) A series of letters from the famed German-Jewish physicist Albert Einstein, including criticism of the infamous 1938 Munich Agreement forged by former British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, are set to be auctioned off in Los Angeles Aug. 24.

Posted on August 21, 2017 .

Hezbollah says it carried out drone attack on Islamic State at Lebanon-Syria border

(JNS.org) Hezbollah said it has used a drone to strike an Islamic State position along the Lebanon-Syria border, in a first-of-its-kind public declaration by the Lebanese terror group.

Posted on August 21, 2017 .