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Israel prepares to launch giant missile-detecting balloon over north

Israel is preparing to launch a massive new balloon equipped with an advanced missile and aircraft detection system into the northern sky, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

The deployment of the radar-based system, set to take place at an unspecified date shortly, comes as part of a general effort by the Israeli Air Force to improve the…

Hundreds march at George Washington University to take stand against anti-Semitism

Chanting “Am Yisrael Chai”—the Jewish people live—hundreds of students at George Washington University marched from the building that houses the Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity to the center of campus to stand against anti-Semitism.

The “Torah Procession and Solidarity Rally” was a response to the desecration of a paper Torah in the fraternity…

Biden’s Approach to Turkey has Washington Treading Water

Turkey’s slide toward authoritarian rule, support for jihadists and warming relationship with Russia have been a source of bipartisan concern for the better part of the last decade. Under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey has undermined its relationship with the U.S. and the strength of NATO, earned U.S. sanctions for…

Syrian bunker full of weapons from Six Day War uncovered

A huge Syrian bunker full of ammunition from the Six Day War has been uncovered in the Golan Heights by the Defense Ministry’s Mine Action Authority.

The bunker was discovered laden with hundreds of rounds of ammunition, mortar bombs of various diameters,  pyrotechnics, explosives, and more. All were found in bulk and in their original…

Holocaust survivor publishes PhD dissertation on ‘serendipity’ of Balfour

Paul Goldstein is not the oldest person to receive a PhD, but he comes pretty close. In September 2020, Goldstein earned a doctorate in political science from Israel’s Ariel University at age 87.

In September 2021, Goldstein’s dissertation on the Balfour Declaration was published as a book by Cambridge Scholars Publishing, another achievement…

Fire set outside Austin, Texas synagogue follows spate of antisemitic acts

A fire set outside a synagogue in Austin, Texas follows a series of antisemitic incidents in the city in recent weeks.

Police are investigating Sunday night’s fire at Congregation Beth Israel as a possible case of arson. The fire was discovered just one week after banners with the words “Vax the Jews” were hung by a neo-Nazi group from an…

For Israeli startups, ‘7 trillion’ reasons to develop climate solutions

The current Israeli government led by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is taking the issue of climate change more seriously than ever before. Israel has brought a delegation of 140 members to the 26th U.N. Climate Change Convention (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.

Bennett pledged this week that Israel will no longer burn coal for electricity…

‘Unprecedented’ IDF Simulation Preps for Full-Scale War Scenario Along Northern Border With Lebanon, Syria

The Israeli army’s Home Front Command together with the Defense Ministry’s National Emergency Management Authority (NEMA) on Sunday embarked on a five-day training exercise along the country’s northern border, to simulate responses to war scenarios and improve the readiness of emergency bodies.

The exercise, dubbed “national home front,” will…

EU refuses to outlaw the entire Hezbollah terrorist entity

Amid complaints by European Jewish leaders that the European Union does not have a serious plan to fight rising antisemitism on the continent, a spokesman for the EU told The Jerusalem Post that the EU will not ban the  entire terrorist movement Hezbollah and declines to say if the Islamic Republic is an antisemitic regime.

When the Post asked…

Crisis with Lebanon rooted in Hezbollah dominance – Saudi minister

Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said on Saturday the latest crisis with Lebanon has its origins in a Lebanese political setup that reinforces the dominance of the Iran-backed Hezbollah armed group and continues to allow endemic instability.

Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries expelled Lebanese envoys in a diplomatic spat that risks adding to…

For first time in 20 months, Israel welcomes back tourists

Israel on Monday opened its borders for the first time since March 2020 to tourists who are vaccinated against COVID-19 or have recovered from the disease.

The vast majority of tourists have effectively been banned from entering Israel since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The reopening of borders has been delayed numerous times…

‘Israel is positioned to become a leader in green technologies’

Part of a 140-member Israeli delegation to Glasgow, Scotland to attend the 26th United Nations Climate Change Convention, Environment Tamar Zandberg tells JNS how she assesses the role that the Jewish state can play in the global effort, and the environmental and economic benefits it will bring to the country.

Where climate is concerned, that…

New York pension fund joins exit from Unilever over Israel restrictions

New York’s $268 billion state pension fund on Thursday became the latest to restrict its holdings in Unilever Plc (ULVR.L)in response to sales limits imposed by the company’s Ben & Jerry’s ice cream brand in the West Bank.

In a statement sent by a spokesman, New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said a review found the company and its…

Hamas has secret foreign investments worth hundreds of millions – report

Hamas is concealing secret foreign investments worth hundreds of millions of dollars in seemingly legitimate businesses, The Jerusalem Post has learned.

Furthermore, if the West cracked down on these investments and the countries facilitating them, some of the Gaza-based terrorist group’s destructive activities could be impaired, according to…

German photographer spills the beans: Jordan flew in IDF aerial drill

A German military photographer posted two pictures of Jordanian fighter jets taking part in this month’s massive Blue Flag aerial exercise on social media on Friday, apparently inadvertently revealing that the kingdom had participated in the Israeli-hosted drill.

Until the cameraman, Falk Bärwald, posted the photographs on his Instagram…

PA Police and Fatah teach 50 girls to see terrorist murderer Mughrabi as role model

Although the summer is over, the PA and Fatah continue what they call “summer camp activities” for youth that present terrorists as role models. At the PA Security Forces’ university, Al-Istiqlal University, the PA’s police administration and Fatah’s Shabiba High School Movement are teaching 50 female teenagers to see terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who…

PA Mufti’s veiled call to kidnap Israelis

During official PA TV’s religious program Fatwa, the PA’s Grand Mufti, Muhammad Hussein called on Palestinians to use “all means” to free Palestinian prisoners – i.e., imprisoned terrorists and murderers. Not only is the term “all means” a Palestinian euphemism for violence and terror, but the Mufti continued with a statement that can certainly be…

Neo-Nazis Stage Crudely Antisemitic Demonstration Outside Jewish Community Center in San Antonio

Four days after they staged an antisemitic stunt at a highway overpass in Austin, Texas, the same crop of white supremacists appeared in the city San Antonio on Tuesday, where they staged a crudely antisemitic demonstration across the street from a Jewish community center.

Under the eye of local police officers, supporters of the neo-Nazi…