Jewish philanthropist Adelson pledges $14 million to Israeli-American community

(JNS.org) Republican-Jewish philanthropist Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, are pledging $14 million to the Israeli-American community, Israel Hayom reported.

Posted on September 27, 2016 .

Former Israeli Prime Minister Peres' condition worsens

(JNS.org) Former president and prime minister of Israel Shimon Peres’ condition worsened on Monday, following two weeks of hospitalization for a major stroke.

Posted on September 27, 2016 .

Clinton, Trump spar over Iran nuke deal, Islamic State during first presidential debate

(JNS.org) Presidential candidates Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton squared off in their first presidential debate on Monday evening.

Posted on September 27, 2016 .

Israel signs $10 billion, 15-year natural gas deal with Jordan

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel and Jordan on Monday finalized a landmark 15-year, $10 billion agreement in which Israel will supply its neighbor with natural gas from the offshore Leviathan field.

Posted on September 27, 2016 .

Study finds that U.S. Jews are ‘more pro-choice’ than ‘pro-Israel’ when voting

(JNS.org) A new study examining the roots of liberalism within the American Jewish community has found that Jewish voters are “more pro-choice” than “pro-Israel” when voting. 

Posted on September 26, 2016 .

“Avenger” Holocaust survivor, who tried to poison Nazis, dies at 91

(JNS.org) Holocaust survivor Joseph Harmatz, who led a revenge plot to poison former S.S. officers after World War II, has died at the age of 91.

Posted on September 26, 2016 .

BDS group weighs in on Israeli soccer

(JNS.org) An international NGO has joined the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement’s efforts to pressure FIFA to sanction Israel’s soccer association because they hold matches on “stolen land.”

Posted on September 26, 2016 .

Jordanian Christian assassinated over insulting Islam cartoon

(JNS.org) A well-known Jordanian Christian writer was murdered on the steps of Amman, Jordan’s supreme court building on Sunday prior to his standing trial for sharing online a cartoon considered offensive to Islam.

Posted on September 26, 2016 .

Chinese crackdown on Jewish practices in ancient community of Kaifeng

(JNS.org) The Chinese government has been cracking down on the small Jewish community whose ancestors settled in the central Chinese city Kaifeng over 1,000 years ago, according to The New York Times.

Posted on September 26, 2016 .

British anti-Zionist Jewish group calls to oust Jewish Labour Movement from party

(JNS.org) A British Jewish anti-Zionist group has reportedly called to disassociate the Jewish Labour Movement (JLM) from the U.K.’s Labour Party.

Posted on September 26, 2016 .

Israel calls on Norwegian theatre to denounce 'fake' BDS video

(JNS.org) Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs is calling on the National Theatre of Norway to denounce a video falsely produced on their behalf by Norwegian actors calling for a boycott of Israel’s national theater.

Posted on September 26, 2016 .

Watchdog group calls out LA Times for misinforming readers on Israel terror wave

(JNS.org) The Los Angeles Times is being called out by a media watchdog group for obscuring Palestinian responsibility for a series of recent terror attacks.

Posted on September 26, 2016 .

Netanyahu meets with Trump, Clinton on eve of first presidential debate

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met separately with the two U.S. presidential candidates, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump, in New York City on Sunday.

Posted on September 26, 2016 .

Jewish engagement of Reform Jews highest in new Chabad study

(JNS.org) A first-of-its kind study, conducted by independent researchers, found that Chabad on university campuses has a significant, long-term impact on Jewish students, especially Reform Jews.

Posted on September 23, 2016 .

NY lawmakers and Jewish groups seeking return of Israelis held by Hamas

(JNS.org) A group of New York lawmakers and Jewish communal leaders came together earlier this week to launch a coordinated effort to condemn Hamas for holding the bodies of two deceased Israeli soldiers and two Israeli civilians currently being held captive.

Posted on September 23, 2016 .

Ofek-11 satellite makes first contact after 9 days in orbit

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel's Ofek-11 surveillance satellite transmitted its first images Thursday, nine days after it was launched into orbit, dispelling concerns that it might have been lost in space, the Defense Ministry and Israel Aerospace Industries said in a joint statement.

Posted on September 23, 2016 .

Former Israeli official: $38 billion arms deal good for Israel’s long-term planning

The new 10-year $38 billion Israeli security deal with the U.S. enables Israel to budget for long-term defense plans and prepare for a future after the nuclear deal with Iran ends, said Israeli Maj. Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror in a press call Thursday hosted by the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA).

Posted on September 22, 2016 .

At UN, Netanyahu invites Abbas to Knesset, Abbas blames Israel for peace impasse

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas offered starkly different visions of how to achieve peace, with Netanyahu inviting Abbas to speak to the Israeli Knesset, while Abbas solely blamed Israel for the current impasse on peace.

Posted on September 22, 2016 .

Senate committee holds hearing on Obama’s $1.7 billion cash to Iran

(JNS.org) The Obama administration’s $1.7 billion cash payment to Iran earlier this year came under fire during a hearing by the Senate Banking Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance on Wednesday. 

Posted on September 22, 2016 .

Jewish groups condemn Rouhani’s UN speech

(JNS.org) The Anti-Defamation League and other Jewish groups are calling on world leaders at the U.N. to condemn Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s speech, accusing Israel of oppressing Palestinians and blaming “Zionist pressure groups” in causing the U.S. to violate the nuclear deal.

Posted on September 22, 2016 .