102 ‘lost’ Indian Jews immigrating to Israel this week

(JNS.org) One-hundred and two members of India’s Bnei Menashe community are arriving in Israel this week, marking the latest group of so-called “lost” Jews to make aliyah.

Posted on February 13, 2017 .

Netanyahu says he sees ‘eye to eye’ with Trump upon departing for Washington

(JNS.org) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he sees “eye to eye” with President Donald Trump on the dangers facing the Middle East as the Israeli leader boarded his plane Monday for his first official meeting with the new American president. 

Posted on February 13, 2017 .

Hamas elects radical new political leader in Gaza Strip

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Hamas has elected a new political leader in the Gaza Strip to replace Ismail Haniyeh, Palestinian media reported Monday. Haniyeh, meanwhile, is slated to replace Khaled Mashaal as the terrorist organization's political bureau chief.

Posted on February 13, 2017 .

In first, Israeli company offers tours of North Korea

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Israeli company Tarbutu announced Sunday that it is adding North Korea to its list of destinations, the first time an Israeli travel agency has offered organized tours to the East Asian rogue state.

Posted on February 13, 2017 .

UN to delay ‘blacklist’ report on companies with Israeli settlement ties

(JNS.org) An upcoming United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) report that would establish a database of companies with ties to Israeli settlements has been delayed until later this year. 

Posted on February 10, 2017 .

Israeli defense firm to showcase drone technology at India aerospace expo

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will showcase its cutting-edge drones and other strategic defense systems at Aero India 2017—the world's second-largest air show—in Bangalore, India, Feb. 14-18.

Posted on February 10, 2017 .

Trump says settlements ‘don’t help’ peace process, still ‘studying’ embassy move

(JNS.org) In an interview published Friday, President Donald Trump told the Israeli daily newspaper Israel Hayom that he believes settlements “don’t help the [peace] process” and that he is still “studying” the potential move of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. 

Posted on February 10, 2017 .

France’s Marine Le Pen: if elected, Jews will need to renounce Israeli citizenship

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) In an interview with France 2 TV Thursday, France's far-right National Front party leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said that if elected, she would ban dual citizenship with non-European Union member states. Asked whether her immigration program would affect French Jews with dual Israeli citizenship, she said it would.

Posted on February 10, 2017 .

At least 7 Israelis wounded in terror attack in Petah Tikva

(JNS.org) At least seven Israelis were wounded after a shooting and stabbing terror attack Thursday at an open-air market in the central city of Petah Tikva, a suburb of Tel Aviv.

Posted on February 9, 2017 .

Hamas claims it turned down Israeli prisoner exchange offer

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Palestinian terror group Hamas claimed Wednesday that it recently turned down an Israeli offer of a prisoner exchange deal meant to secure the return of two civilians and the remains of two soldiers held in the Gaza Strip.

Posted on February 9, 2017 .

Israel's Iron Dome intercepts 3 rockets fired at Eilat by Islamic State affiliate

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Four rockets were fired Wednesday night at the southern Israeli city of Eilat. The Iron Dome defense system battery stationed in that city intercepted three projectiles, while the fourth exploded in an open area, causing no harm.

Posted on February 9, 2017 .

6 of 7 Trump travel ban nations reject Israeli passports, Jewish group highlights

(JNS.org) The Zionist of Organization of America (ZOA) called attention to the fact that six of the seven Muslim-majority nations covered by President Donald Trump’s temporary travel ban currently deny entry to travelers who hold Israeli passports.

Posted on February 8, 2017 .

Netanyahu to Africa envoys: changing UN voting patterns is top diplomatic goal

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a gathering of Israel’s envoys to Africa that his top diplomatic goal is to end African countries’ “automatic” votes against the Jewish state at the United Nations. 

Posted on February 8, 2017 .

Patriots owner Kraft to donate $6 million for Israel’s first American football stadium

(JNS.org) On the heels of his franchise’s latest Super Bowl title, New England Patriots owner and five-time National Football League (NFL) champion Robert Kraft has announced that he will donate $6 million to a new regulation-sized American football stadium near Jerusalem.

Posted on February 8, 2017 .

In surprise discovery, Israeli archaeologists uncover 12th Dead Sea Scrolls cave

(JNS.org) In a surprise discovery, Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a 12th cave in the Qumran region of the northern Judean Desert that once held portions of the Dead Sea Scrolls, until they were likely looted in the mid-20th century. 

Posted on February 8, 2017 .

Israel’s attorney general may argue against settlement legalization law in court

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit, who opposes the newly passed law to retroactively legalize 4,000 settlement outpost homes that sit on private Palestinian land, may argue against the measure in court, Israel’s Channel 2 reported Tuesday.

Posted on February 8, 2017 .

Pope Francis meets Hebrew University officials to plan interfaith education program

(JNS.org) Pope Francis met with officials from Hebrew University of Jerusalem to develop and plan an interfaith educational program seeking to promote civic opportunity and dialogue among youths from the Middle East and around the world. 

Posted on February 8, 2017 .

US mum on outpost bill as international community condemns Israel’s move

(JNS.org) The U.S. has remained mum on the historic, yet controversial passage of an Israeli bill that retroactively legalizes settlement outposts in Judea and Samaria.

Posted on February 7, 2017 .

Iranian leader Khamenei vows ‘demonstration’ against Trump’s threats

(JNS.org) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed to hold an upcoming “demonstration” against threats by President Donald Trump. 

Posted on February 7, 2017 .

3 Hamas operatives indicted for planning multiple terrorist attacks

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Three Hamas operatives were indicted Monday on suspicion of planning multiple terrorist attacks in Israel, including shootings, bombings and abductions.

Posted on February 7, 2017 .