Second British venue cancels event honoring Palestinian terrorist Barghouti

(JNS.org) The Copthorne Tara Hotel in London canceled Sunday’s scheduled screening of a film honoring Palestinian arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti, after being informed by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) that doing so may violate British law. 

Posted on April 24, 2017 .

Studies: US anti-Semitic incidents surge 86% as global anti-Semitism declines

(JNS.org) New statistics released by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) Monday, in the organization’s annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents, show an 86-percent increase in U.S. anti-Semitic incidents during the first quarter of 2017.

Posted on April 24, 2017 .

UN chief vows to combat anti-Israel bias and anti-Semitism 

(JNS.org) United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres reassured Jewish community leaders Sunday that he would oppose any anti-Israel bias at the United Nations.

Posted on April 24, 2017 .

Israel charges teenage suspect in bomb threats case following US indictment

(JNS.org) Following last Friday’s U.S. Justice Department indictment of an Israeli-American teenager who is accused of making more than 150 bomb threats against Jewish institutions in early 2017, Israel has also formally indicted the suspect.

Posted on April 24, 2017 .

Israel reportedly strikes pro-regime military base in Syria

(JNS.org) The Israeli military launched an attack on a military base belonging to pro-regime forces in Syria Sunday, according to reports.

Posted on April 23, 2017 .

Israeli and American researchers develop new hi-tech water filtration solution

(JNS.org) A collaborative effort between researchers from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) has developed a new method for filtering viruses from treated municipal wastewater used for drinking.

Posted on April 23, 2017 .

US Justice Department charges teen over JCC bomb threats

(JNS.org) The U.S. Justice Department filed criminal charges Friday against an Israeli-American teenager who is accused of making more than 150 bomb threats against Jewish institutions in early 2017, stoking fears of rising anti-Semitism. 

Posted on April 23, 2017 .

Haley to UN: focus on ‘destructive nature’ of Iran and Hezbollah, not on Israel

(JNS.org) At a United Nations Security Council meeting Thursday, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said the world body should focus more attention on the “incredibly destructive nature” of Iran and Hezbollah, and less on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

Posted on April 21, 2017 .

Lebanese prime minister asks UN to help on permanent cease-fire with Israel

(JNS.org) Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri asked the United Nations Friday for help in forging a permanent cease-fire with Israel, ending what he called the Jewish state’s “continuous violations” of Lebanese territory.

Posted on April 21, 2017 .

In meeting with Mattis, Netanyahu praises ‘strategic change’ in US Mideast policy

(JNS.org) U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis made his first official visit to Israel Friday as part of a weeklong tour of allies in the Middle East. 

Posted on April 21, 2017 .

Texas becomes latest state to pass anti-BDS legislation

(JNS.org) Texas became the latest U.S. state to pass legislation targeting the anti-Israel BDS movement Thursday. 

Posted on April 21, 2017 .

Hezbollah deputy says terror group has deterred Israel from ‘foolish’ war

(JNS.org) Israel has been deterred by Hezbollah and it would be “foolish and reckless” for the Jewish state to launch a military campaign on its northern border, the Lebanese terror group’s deputy leader said Thursday.

Posted on April 20, 2017 .

Abbas ready to meet Netanyahu ‘anytime’ in Washington, with preconditions

(JNS.org) Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday expressed willingness to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu under the auspices of renewed peace talks initiated by the Trump administration. 

Posted on April 20, 2017 .

Israeli intelligence: ‘hard to believe’ Assad had no knowledge of chemical attack

(JNS.org) It is difficult to believe that President Bashar al-Assad had no knowledge of the deadly chemical attack on Syrian civilians in early April, a senior Israeli intelligence officer said Wednesday.

Posted on April 20, 2017 .

Palestinian sisters caught smuggling explosives labeled as cancer medication

(JNS.org) Israel foiled an attempt by two Palestinian sisters from Gaza to smuggle explosives disguised as cancer medicine into the coastal territory at the behest of the enclave’s ruling terror group, Hamas. 

Posted on April 20, 2017 .

Israel is latest stop on Mideast tour for US Defense Secretary Mattis

(JNS.org) U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem Friday.

Posted on April 20, 2017 .

China calls for establishment of ‘independent’ Palestinian state

(JNS.org) Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi called for the establishment of an “independent” Palestinian state.

Posted on April 20, 2017 .

Nanosatellite built by Israeli teens heads to International Space Station

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A nanosatellite built by Israeli teenagers was launched to the International Space Station Tuesday evening. Named for Israel's national bird, Duchifat 2 (Hoopoe) is one of 28 nanosatellites from around the world sent into space. Tuesday's launch of the student-built satellite was a joint initiative of the Israel Space Agency and the Herzliya Science Center.

Posted on April 19, 2017 .

Trump to host Abbas May 3 at White House, seeks ‘conflict-ending’ deal

(JNS.org) President Donald Trump is set to host Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas May 3 at the White House as he seeks to forge an elusive peace deal between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Posted on April 19, 2017 .

Rivlin calls persecution of Mideast Christians ‘a stain on humanity’

(JNS.org) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said the persecution of Middle East Christians is “a stain on humanity” during a meeting Wednesday with the head of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch and other Christian leaders.

Posted on April 19, 2017 .