Egyptian authorities intercept attempted smuggling of Jewish artifacts

(JNS.org) Several dozen Jewish artifacts were intercepted by Egyptian authorities before they could be smuggled out of the country.

Posted on April 18, 2014 .

U.S., terror victims’ families agree on sale of Iran-linked New York skyscraper

(JNS.org) In the largest terrorism-related forfeiture in U.S. history, the U.S. government has agreed to distribute the proceeds of the sale of an Iran-linked Manhattan skyscraper and other buildings to the families of the victims of Iranian-sponsored terror attacks.

Posted on April 18, 2014 .

Israeli defense company eyes Iron Dome upgrades

(JNS.org) Rafael Advanced Defense Systems, the Israeli company behind the Iron Dome system, is mulling several upgrades to the anti-missile system.

Posted on April 18, 2014 .

Group calls out U.S. for failing to address airline’s discrimination against Israelis

(JNS.org) The Lawfare Project, a nonprofit that says it facilitates “responses to the perversion and misapplication of international & national human rights law,” called out U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx for failing to address discrimination against Israelis by Kuwait Airways.

Posted on April 18, 2014 .

JNS Briefs 4-18-14

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Posted on April 18, 2014 .

Hezbollah terror plot against Israeli tourists in Bangkok foiled

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The investigation into two alleged Hezbollah terrorists arrested in Thailand recently was progressing swiftly, the Bangkok Post reported Thursday, as one of the suspects reportedly admitted to a planned attack on Israeli tourists in Bangkok’s popular Khao San Road tourist hub. There are several Israeli travel agencies and other establishments in the area, along with a Chabad house.

Posted on April 18, 2014 .

11 Israeli backpackers injured in Argentina after minibus overturns

(JNS.org) Eleven Israeli backpackers were injured in Argentina on Thursday when the minibus they were traveling in overturned.

Posted on April 18, 2014 .

Flyer tells Ukrainian Jews to register with authorities or be deported

(JNS.org) A flyer reportedly distributed on Passover to Jews in eastern Ukraine called on Jews to register with authorities or be deported.

Posted on April 17, 2014 .

Mayor of Kansas shooter’s hometown aligns with white supremacist, anti-Semitic views

(JNS.org) The mayor of the Missouri hometown of Frazier Glenn Miller, the man who reportedly carried out the shooting spree that left three people dead at two Kansas City-area Jewish community sites, expressed sympathy for the suspected killer’s white supremacist views and called himself Miller’s friend.

Posted on April 17, 2014 .

Israeli security agency arrests Arab journalist for ties to Hezbollah

(JNS.org) Israel’s Shin Bet security agency said that it has arrested an Israeli-Arab journalist over his alleged ties to the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah.

Posted on April 17, 2014 .

Rioting, violence rage in Hebron and elsewhere on Palestinian ‘Prisoners Day’

(JNS.org) Riots and violent clashes flared up on Thursday as Palestinian protesters attacked Israeli soldiers and border police officers in Hebron. 

Posted on April 17, 2014 .

Syrian Christian refugees seek return to ancient town after government recapture

(JNS.org) Syrian Christian refugees from the ancient town of Maaloula are seeking to return to their home after it was recaptured by Syrian government forces this week.

Posted on April 17, 2014 .

Israeli-Palestinian negotiations move forward despite terror attack

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to move forward with peace negotiations with the Palestinians despite Monday’s terror attack in which a police officer was killed on his way to a Passover seder with his family.

Posted on April 17, 2014 .

British Airways to add more Tel Aviv-London flights

(JNS.org) Starting next winter, British Airways will increase its number of weekly flights between Tel Aviv and London from 14 to 17, Israel Hayom reported. The purpose of the increase is to give travelers from Israel more convenient arrival times as well as shorter connection times.

Posted on April 17, 2014 .

Three Hamas operatives killed in Gaza explosion

(JNS.org) Three operatives of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas were killed and five moderately to seriously wounded in an explosion near Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

Posted on April 17, 2014 .

Search for terrorist continues as Israeli killed on way to seder laid to rest

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Israel Defense Forces has entrusted intelligence entities with the investigation into Monday evening’s terror attack that left a high-ranking Israeli police officer dead, after searches in the Palestinian village of Idhna, where the attacker was thought to be hiding, did not lead to an arrest.

Posted on April 17, 2014 .

Attack near Hebron kills Jewish father, injures wife and two kids

(JNS.org) A suspected terror attack occurred near a checkpoint in Hebron, as a gunman opened fire on a family as they were driving for Passover celebrations.

Posted on April 14, 2014 .

Netanyahu sends condolences for fatal shootings at Kansas Jewish institutions

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu offered condolences to the victims on Sunday’s shootings at a Kansas City-area Jewish Community Center and assisted living facility that left three people dead.

Posted on April 14, 2014 .

ADL: Kansas shootings suspect has long history of anti-Semitism, racism

(JNS.org) A new report issued by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) says that the gunman suspected to be involved in the Kansas City-area Jewish Community Center and assisted living facility shootings on Sunday had a “long history of promoting anti-Semitism and racism.”

Posted on April 14, 2014 .

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Posted on April 14, 2014 .