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Bennett, Sullivan meet in Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Wednesday at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem.

The two discussed a variety of subjects, among them the ongoing negotiations in Vienna between Iran and the other signatories to the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear agreement,…

UN proposing paying nearly $6m to Taliban for security

The United Nations is proposing to pay nearly $6 million for protection in Afghanistan to Taliban-run Interior Ministry personnel, whose chief is under UN and US sanctions and wanted by the FBI, according to a UN document and a source familiar with the matter.
The proposed funds would be paid next year mostly to subsidize the monthly wages of…

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Israel said to arrest over 100 Hamas members in Hebron area in major sweep

Israeli troops operating in the Hebron region in the southern West Bank have in recent days arrested more than 100 Hamas members who were planning to carry out terror attacks, Channel 13 reported on Monday.

There was no official comment from the Israel Defense Forces; however, the TV crew accompanied troops on some of the raids that took place…

Turkey, Russia working closely on Syria issue as US excluded

Turkey and Russia are meeting in Kazakhstan under the banner of the Astana talks that go back five years, hoping to continue their collaboration on Syria issues.

Turkey, Russia and Iran have coordinated on Syria increasingly since 2017. That was part of a process that took place in the wake of Syrian rebels losing Aleppo and Ankara deciding it…

US national security adviser set to arrive in Israel for talks on Iran

US National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan was set to arrive in Israel Tuesday at the head of a US delegation for meetings with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and other top officials. The sides were expected to discuss Iran and other strategic issues.

Sullivan will also participate in the fourth meeting of the Strategic Consultative Group (SCG)…

Iran Fires Ballistic and Cruise Missiles in Gulf War Games

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards fired ballistic and cruise missiles on Tuesday during war games in the Gulf, state TV reported, amid heightened tensions with the United States and Israel over possible Israeli plans to target Iranian nuclear sites.

“The use of ballistic missiles by the Revolutionary Guards’ navy is a new concept … and they hit their…

Illinois poised to divest from Unilever amid continued Ben & Jerry’s boycott fallout

The state of Illinois is expected to divest its pension funds of investments in Unilever this coming Wednesday, JNS has learned.

This looming decision in Illinois marks the latest domino to fall as the global conglomerate continues to come under fire after ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry’s, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Unilever, publicly…

Stabbing attack attempted near Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate

A possible stabbing attack took place in Jerusalem Sunday when a man attempted to stab two Israelis.

The attacker reportedly tried to stab two young ultra-Orthodox Jews who were Breslov hassidim at a parking lot near Damascus Gate. The two are currently being questioned by police, ynet reported.

According to KAN, the attacker approached the…

Israeli forces nab suspected terrorists in deadly West Bank shooting

Israeli security arrested the terrorist cell suspected of carrying out a deadly shooting attack in the West Bank last week, the Shin Bet security agency said Sunday morning.

Six suspects were arrested during an overnight raid in the northern West Bank village of Silat al-Harithiya, near Jenin, by the Israel Defense Forces and Israel Police’s…

Iran’s regime posts image of seeking to engulf Israel in flames

An Arabic language Twitter account of the Islamic Republic of Iran on Sunday published an image that shows the planned burned elimination of the Jewish state in 2022.

The picture shows Israel composed of nails and matches and a book of matches next to words in Hebrew and English declaring: “Just try and you will see.”

The book of matches,…

Antisemitic flyers distributed to Greensboro Jewish community, North Carolina

Antisemitic flyers were distributed to members of the Greensboro Jewish community in North Carolina on Sunday morning.

The flyers featured conspiracies about blaming the Jewish community for COVID-19 and the nation’s efforts to combat its spread, reported by local North Carolina news station Channel 2.

The flyers were sent to both Jewish and…

DC 3rd graders made to reenact Holocaust ‘because Jews ruined Christmas’

A staff member at a Washington DC school has been suspended after making third-grade children reenact scenes from the Holocaust, including getting them to pretend to dig mass graves and shoot victims, and telling them the Germans were angry “because the Jews ruined Christmas,” parents and officials said Sunday.

The incident occurred Friday at…

Indiana University Jewish Community Decries ‘Hatred’ After Sixth Swastika in Weeks Found in Bloomington

At least six swastikas have been found daubed around Bloomington, Indiana, in recent weeks, alarming Jewish students at the city’s flagship university and coming on the heels of a previous spate of antisemitic vandalism.

The sixth such symbol was discovered on Wednesday at Sixth and Madison streets, reported the local Indiana Daily Student,…

Ukraine recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, to open embassy there

Ukraine’s Ambassador to Israel Yevgen Korniychuk said his country recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s “one and only capital,” and will open a branch of its embassy in the city in the coming year upon a visit by President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Korniychuk’s announcement came at an event marking 30 years of Israel-Ukraine ties, which was attended by…

Senator Paul blocks another unanimous vote to replenish Iron Dome

US Senator Rand Paul (R-Kentucky) voted on Wednesday to block another attempt to provide Israel with $1 billion to replenish its Iron Dome system, citing the need to find a financial source to the bill. The vote took place as Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Connecticut) asked for unanimous consent for the Senate to proceed with the House version of…

Clashes in East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah; cop hurt, 2 arrested

Fresh unrest was reported Friday in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, which has been a flashpoint for demonstrations and rioting in recent months.

Police said dozens of people were rioting and hurling chairs at officers at the scene. A cop was lightly hurt after being hit in the head with one of the chairs and was taken to…

Israeli killed in West Bank terror shooting attack

Three IDF battalions scoured the West Bank for the Palestinian gunmen who sprayed a car with bullets on Thursday night, killing Yehuda Dimentman, 25, and wounding two others.

Dimentman was married, with a toddler. He was a resident of the Shavei Shomron settlement and a student at the Homesh Yeshiva, located close to where the attack took…

US Senate sends Biden defense bill, with funding for cyber-cooperation for Israel

The US Senate overwhelmingly passed a $768.2 billion defense bill on Wednesday, which includes hundreds of millions in funding for Israel-related programs, sending the legislation to President Joe Biden for his signature.

Among the amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act is the US Israel Cybersecurity Cooperation Enhancement Act,…