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Woman stabbed outside Modi’in in suspected terrorist attack

(September 26, 2019 / JNS) A 22-year-old Israeli woman was stabbed by a 14-year-old Palestinian near the city of Modi’in on Wednesday in an apparent terrorist attack, Israeli media reported.

The attack took place at the Maccabim Junction on Route 443. The woman, who was not named in the report, was taken in stable condition to Sheba Medical...


Cousins Reunite 75 Years After Being Separated During the Holocaust: ‘We’ve Got Each Other Now’

For 75 years, Morris Sana lived with the belief that his cousin and best friend Simon Mairowitz was dead. But on Saturday, 87-year-old Sana and 85-year-old Mairowitz cried tears of joy when they reunited in Israel.
The cousins were close pals before the Nazis invaded Romania in 1940, forcing both of their respective families to flee the country...


Islamic Jihad seeking to build rockets in West Bank – report

The Islamic Jihad terror group is seeking to set up rocket production capabilities in the heart of the West Bank, threatening to fire the projectiles at cities in central Israel, according to an Israeli television report.

Channel 12 news on Wednesday showed photographs of makeshift rockets assembled in Tulkarem and reported that three Islamic...

Israeli Technology

As attack drones multiply, Israeli firms develop defenses

YEHUD, Israel — Israel, one of the pioneers of drone warfare, is now on the front lines of an arms race to protect against attacks by the unmanned aircraft.

A host of Israeli companies have developed defense systems they say can detect or destroy incoming drones. But obstacles remain, particularly when operating in crowded urban airspaces.

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)

Israel, US urge EU lawmakers to break ties with BDS orgs

(September 26, 2019 / JNS) Israeli and U.S. officials warned in a meeting with European lawmakers on Wednesday of a rise in hate crimes against Jews in Western Europe, and urged the European Union to cut funding to organizations supporting the international boycott of Israel, providing a report detailing the ties between the BDS movement and...


Future US sanctions will hit Hezbollah benefactors: source

Beirut (AFP) - A US official warned Lebanese politicians on Monday that future US sanctions would target any party suspected of providing "material" support to the Iran-backed Hezbollah movement, a Lebanese source told AFP.

Treasury Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea met Prime Minister Saad Hariri and parliament...


Israel angrily rejects Holocaust-Gaza comparison from Turkey’s Erdogan

Israeli leaders on Tuesday lashed out against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who likened the Jewish state’s Gaza policies to the Nazi treatment of the Jews during a meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

According to a report by Turkey’s Anadolu Agency, Erdogan told US Muslim leaders in a Monday meeting in New...


Outcry as Malaysia’s anti-Semitic PM to speak at Columbia University

JTA — Malaysia’s Prime Minster Mahathir Mohamad has called Jews “hook-nosed,” said they “rule the world by proxy” and questioned the number of Jews killed in the Holocaust. He has even said he is “glad to be labeled anti-Semitic.”

Now he is set to address students at Columbia University, as part of of its annual world leaders forum.


Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)

British Labour Party adopts anti-Israel policies, including first formal one on BDS

(September 24, 2019 / JNS) The British Labour Party voted in on Tuesday several anti-Israel policies, including what is believed to be its first formal policy regarding BDS.

During the Labour Party conference in Brighton, delegates voted to support a boycott of Israeli settlement goods and called for the rejection of trade agreements with Israel....

US-Israel Relationship

At UN, Trump calls on Mideast nations to fully normalize ties with Israel

NEW YORK — US President Donald Trump on Tuesday urged Middle Eastern nations to fully normalize diplomatic relations with Israel, while maintaining that crippling US sanctions imposed on Iran would continue until the Islamic Republic changed its behavior.

Speaking before the United Nations General Assembly, the US president accused Tehran of...


U.S. Banks Embroiled in Lawsuit Over Funding of Hamas Terrorists

Victims of the Palestinian Hamas terror group are suing a prominent Turkish-controlled bank with business ties in the United States over the financial institution's backing of the terror group and its violent attacks.

The estate of Eitam Henkin, a U.S. national who was killed in a Hamas terror attack in 2015, alleges in a suit filed Monday in a...

US-Israel Relationship

US official said to warn Lebanon future sanctions will hit Hezbollah benefactors

A US official warned Lebanese politicians on Monday that future US sanctions would target any party suspected of providing “material” support to the Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist group, a Lebanese source told AFP.

Treasury Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing Marshall Billingslea met Prime Minister Saad Hariri and parliament Speaker...


Two rockets explode near US embassy in Baghdad amid US-Iran tensions

BAGHDAD — Two rockets landed near the US embassy in Baghdad overnight, security sources told AFP early Tuesday, with foreign diplomats there reporting emergency sirens repeatedly going off.

The latest attack within the walled-off Green Zone, which hosts foreign embassies and Iraqi government buildings, comes amid heightened tensions between...


UN releases ‘unprecedented’ report linking anti-Semitism to BDS movement

(September 23, 2019 / JNS) Israeli, Jewish and pro-Israel groups all applauded the publication of an ‘unprecedented’ United Nations report on anti-Semitism, that, among other issues, links anti-Semitism to criticism of Israel and the BDS movement.

“This report marks one of the first times the U.N. has addressed the issue of anti-Semitism in any...

Israeli Society

Israeli baseball team qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

(September 23, 2019 / JNS) For the first time, Israel’s national baseball team will vie for gold at the Olympic Games, having qualified in a match against South Africa on Sunday, just days after Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram secured a place in the Olympics rhythmic gymnastics contest.

Former major-leaguer Danny Valencia hit a three-run home run in...


Meeting with Rouhani at UN unlikely, says Trump

(September 23, 2019 / JNS) As U.S. President Donald Trump left the White House on Sunday for the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York on Tuesday, he expressed doubt that a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani would happen at the event. Neither he nor Rouhani was “ready yet,” he said, adding however that he is a “flexible person” and...


US sanctions Central Bank of Iran, going after suspected funding linked to terror groups

(September 20, 2019 / JNS) The United States has sanctioned the Central Bank of Iran, U.S. President Donald Trump told reporters at the White House on Friday, almost a week after the Islamic Republic attacked two Saudi Aramco facilities in which the president this instructed the U.S. Treasury Department to “substantially” increase sanctions on the...

Israeli Society

Israel congratulates Saudi Arabia on its 89th national day

The State of Israel this week congratulated Saudi Arabia on its national day, showering the Gulf kingdom with warm wishes for peace and security, despite the absence of formal diplomatic relations between the two countries.

Arabic-language Twitter accounts run by the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on Sunday and Monday issued at least three...