Rivlin meets delegation of top Hollywood producers and executives

(JNS.org) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin welcomed a delegation of leading Hollywood producers and executives at his Jerusalem residence Sunday.

Posted on September 11, 2017 .

Israeli rescue teams deployed to South Florida

(JNS.org) Israeli emergency rescue teams departed Saturday night for Miami ahead of Hurricane Irma’s arrival in Florida this weekend.

Posted on September 11, 2017 .

Netanyahu slated to meet Trump in New York before addressing UN

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday he will meet with President Donald Trump in late September during his visit to New York to address the U.N. General Assembly.

Posted on September 11, 2017 .

Netanyahu lauds Shin Bet for foiling 70 terror operations in July and August

(JNS.org) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday praised Israel’s Shin Bet (ISA) security agency for thwarting more than 70 planned terror operations against soldiers and civilians in the Jewish state during the months of July and August.

Posted on September 10, 2017 .

Hamas leader visits Cairo for talks with Egyptian security officials

(JNS.org) Ismail Haniyeh, the top leader of Gaza-ruling Hamas, traveled to Egypt Saturday in his first trip outside of the coastal territory since being elected to his new post for the Palestinian terrorist organization in May.

Posted on September 10, 2017 .

Israel hosting prestigious life sciences conference

(JNS.org) Some 1,600 molecular life scientists from more than 34 countries are gathering in Jerusalem Sept. 10-14 for the 2017 Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) Congress.

Posted on September 10, 2017 .

Palestinians attempt to gain full membership in second UN agency

(JNS.org) The Palestinians are reportedly preparing to gain full membership in the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), a U.N. agency, at the group’s upcoming meeting. 

Posted on September 8, 2017 .

Israeli attorney general: Sara Netanyahu to be indicted in residence spending scandal

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit announced Friday that pending a hearing, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, will be indicted over alleged financial irregularities relating to the official prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem, Israel’s Channel 10 reported.

Posted on September 8, 2017 .

Chinese investors eye massive investment in Israeli green technology

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) An Israeli delegation headed by Environmental Protection Minister Ze’ev Elkin is visiting China to bring Israeli firms specializing in green technology together with Chinese companies looking to invest substantially in the growing industry.

Posted on September 8, 2017 .

Berlin’s mayor denounces anti-Israel BDS movement after outcry

(JNS.org) Berlin’s Mayor Michael Muller, who had come under fire from Jewish organizations for not publicly condemning the BDS movement, has pledged his commitment to working against organizations that promote boycotts of Israel. 

Posted on September 8, 2017 .

Israeli, Jewish emergency and relief services prepare for Hurricane Irma in Florida

(JNS.org) Israeli and Jewish emergency and humanitarian relief services are preparing for the worst scenario in Florida ahead of Hurricane Irma, which is expected to strike the state Sunday.

Posted on September 8, 2017 .

7,200-year-old vessel unearthed in Israel shows rituality of food storage

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A 7,200-year-old pottery vessel recently unearthed at the prehistoric site of Tel Tsaf in Israel’s Jordan Valley is the first evidence of the ritualistic and political significance of large-scale food storage in the ancient Near East, the University of Haifa reported Wednesday.

Posted on September 7, 2017 .

Rivlin tells Merkel that Iran, Hezbollah are forcing Israel to react

(JNS.org) During an official state visit, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin warned German Chancellor Angela Merkel that Iran and Hezbollah are attempting to create a permanent foothold in Syria that will “force Israel to react.”

Posted on September 7, 2017 .

Lieberman: Israel will prevent Iran from establishing ‘Shi’a corridor’ in Middle East

(JNS.org) Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman vowed to prevent Iran from establishing a “Shi’a corridor” from Tehran to Damascus. He made the statement just hours after Israel purportedly struck a Syrian military center believed to be producing chemical weapons and precision missiles.

Posted on September 7, 2017 .

Chabad emissaries in Caribbean’s St. Martin ‘saved by mikvah’ in Hurricane Irma

(JNS.org) The Chabad emissaries on the Caribbean island of St. Martin, which was ravaged by Hurricane Irma Wednesday, say they were saved by relocating into their mikvah during the heart of the storm.

Posted on September 7, 2017 .

Foreign investment in Israel up 7 percent

(JNS.org) Foreign investment in Israel amounted to $12.6 billion in 2016, a 7-percent increase from the previous year, according to the Foreign Investments Authority at the Israeli Ministry of Economy and Industry.

Posted on September 7, 2017 .

Alleged Israeli strike destroys Syrian chemical weapons facility

(JNS.org) An Israeli airstrike Thursday destroyed a chemical weapons facility belonging to Syria’s regime, a Syrian government agency claimed.

Posted on September 7, 2017 .

Israeli Foreign Ministry evacuates diplomats ahead of Hurricane Irma

(JNS.org) Israel’s Foreign Ministry issued a warning to Israelis residing in areas expected to be hit by Hurricane Irma, and evacuated its diplomats from the region, as the massive storm approached the East Coast of the U.S.

Posted on September 7, 2017 .

Israeli charities report no change in donations from US Jews amid Western Wall dispute

(JNS.org) Israeli charities are seeing no change in donations from American Jewry following the public dispute between the Israeli government and American Jewish organizations over prayer arrangements at the Western Wall, a new survey has found. 

Posted on September 6, 2017 .

Israel, Switzerland to boost bilateral financial services activity

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon and his Swiss counterpart Ueli Maurer signed a memorandum of understanding Monday to increase bilateral cooperation in the financial services industry.

Posted on September 6, 2017 .