IDF hits Gaza terror targets in response to mortar attack, Israel ‘not looking to escalate’

(JNS.org) The IDF carried out artillery and air strikes in the Gaza Strip on Thursday in retaliation for a dozen mortar strikes on Israeli territory. 

Posted on November 30, 2017 .

Palestinian power transfer in Gaza delayed by 10 days amid unresolved disputes

(JNS.org) The rival Palestinian factions Fatah and the Gaza-ruling terror group Hamas agreed Wednesday to delay the full implementation of a Palestinian unity deal that would see control of Gaza transferred to the Fatah-controlled Palestinian Authority (PA). 

Posted on November 30, 2017 .

Report: Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

(JNS.org) President Donald Trump is planning to announce that the U.S. officially recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, Yedioth Ahronoth reported Thursday.

Posted on November 30, 2017 .

Head of British Armed Forces arrives in Israel as guest of IDF chief

(JNS.org) The head of the British Armed Forces, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, arrived in Israel Thursday for an official visit as the guest of IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot.

Posted on November 30, 2017 .

White House says reports of US embassy move to Jerusalem ‘premature’

(JNS.org) The White House downplayed reports that President Donald Trump will announce in the coming days that he will order the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move that would fulfill a key campaign promise. 

Posted on November 29, 2017 .

OECD: Israeli economy will grow 3.4 percent in each of next two years

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel’s economy is expected to grow by 3.4 percent per year in 2018 and 2019, a significantly higher rate than growth projections for the U.S. and Europe during those two years, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) stated in a report released Nov. 28.

Posted on November 29, 2017 .

Hamas vows to move weapons to Judea and Samaria amid Gaza power transfer

(JNS.org) As the Palestinian terror group Hamas’s decade-long rule of the Gaza Strip ends this Friday amid a power transfer to the Palestinian Authority (PA), Hamas has defied calls to disarm and has vowed to move its battle against the Jewish state to Judea and Samaria.

Posted on November 29, 2017 .

Palestinian terrorists given multiple life sentences for Tel Aviv massacre

(JNS.org) On Wednesday in the Tel Aviv District Court, three Palestinian terrorists who were convicted of murder in October for their involvement in the June 2016 terror attack that killed four Israelis in Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market were each given four life sentences and an additional 60 years.

Posted on November 29, 2017 .

Israeli resolution passes at UN with unprecedented 117 co-sponsors

(JNS.org) An Israeli resolution focusing on the use of agricultural technology for sustainable development passed in the United Nations Second Committee on Tuesday with the highest-ever number of co-sponsors for an Israeli initiative at the world body.

Posted on November 29, 2017 .

Korean-Christian support for Israel at all-time high, says Christian-Jewish group leader

(JNS.org) Christian support for Israel in South Korea is stronger than ever, according to the founder and president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship), Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein.

Posted on November 29, 2017 .

Kerry: Israel, Egypt, Saudis pushed US to bomb Iran before nuke deal

(JNS.org) Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that Israel, Egypt and Saudi Arabia encouraged the U.S. to “bomb Iran” before the 2015 nuclear deal was brokered by the Obama administration and other world powers.

Posted on November 29, 2017 .

Security forces destroy structure in Netiv Ha'avot neighborhood

(JNS.org) Israeli security forces destroyed a carpentry shop in Elazar's Netiv Ha'avot neighborhood in Samaria’s Gush Etzion bloc Wednesday morning, implementing an order by Israel’s High Court of Justice in September 2016 to demolish the structure.

Posted on November 29, 2017 .

European Students’ Union visits Israel despite boycott calls

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The European Students’ Union (ESU) began its biannual seminar on Monday in Jerusalem, with 120 student representatives from 37 countries arriving for a week-long visit.

Posted on November 28, 2017 .

Israeli political parties resolve coalition crisis over work on Shabbat

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A crisis within Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition ended on Sunday with the prime minister's Likud party and Israel's haredi parties striking a compromise that will keep the coalition intact.

Posted on November 28, 2017 .

Pence: Trump ‘actively considering’ moving US embassy to Jerusalem

(JNS.org) Vice President Mike Pence said that President Donald Trump is “actively considering” moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, a campaign pledge the president has yet to fulfill. 

Posted on November 28, 2017 .

During Africa visit, Netanyahu announces opening of Israeli embassy in Rwanda

(JNS.org) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced plans to open a new Israeli embassy in Rwanda in a bid to boost the Jewish state’s ties in sub-Saharan Africa. 

Posted on November 28, 2017 .

Saudi Arabia hosts 41 Muslim countries for counter-terrorism summit

(JNS.org) Government officials representing 41 Muslim countries convened in Saudi Arabia last Sunday for the first Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition, headed by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Posted on November 28, 2017 .

6-year-old Israeli boy with rare disease seeks lifesaving treatment

(JNS.org) The family of 6-year-old Israeli boy Shalev Bokovza, who was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) at 6-months-old, has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for an expensive lifesaving treatment for Shalev.

Posted on November 28, 2017 .

Rivlin invites Prince Harry and fiancee Meghan Markle to honeymoon in Israel

(JNS.org) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Monday congratulated the U.K.’s Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle on their engagement, and invited the couple to visit Israel for their honeymoon. 

Posted on November 28, 2017 .

Saudi crown prince calls Iran’s ayatollah ‘the new Hitler’

(JNS.org) Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman referred to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as “the new Hitler of the Middle East” amid an escalating war of words between the regional rivals. 

Posted on November 28, 2017 .