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UN showcases Israel’s innovations in water, agriculture, technology and more

(July 19, 2019 / JNS) An event at the United Nations headquarters in New York City on Wednesday highlighted six Israeli innovative solutions to critical problems around the world.

Hosted by the Israeli Mission to the United Nations, it allowed members of Israeli business community to connect with governments and senior officials from the...

Hezbollah reportedly deploys forces along Israel’s northern border with Lebanon

(July 21, 2019 / Israel Hayom) Hezbollah is reportedly deploying its forces on the Lebanon-Israel border, The Daily Beast reported over the weekend, linking the move by the Iranian-backed Shi’ite terrorist group to the rising tensions in the Persian Gulf.

According to the report, while the majority of the deployment has taken place on the...

Delegation of Arab journalists to make unprecedented Israel visit

Arab journalists from around the Middle East will flock to Israel on Sunday following an invitation from the Foreign Ministry.

Six reporters from countries including Saudi Arabia, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt will cross into Israel via the Allenby Bridge for a series of meetings and events with Israeli officials.

"The delegation will...

Trump, world leaders invited to Jerusalem to mark 75 years since Auschwitz liberation

 

Jerusalem is in the process of organizing an event commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz with world leaders such as US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron, The Jerusalem Post reported on Sunday.

Israeli officials say that the event would be held on January 26, a day before the...

Trump: Report of Iran capturing CIA spies ‘totally false’

US President Donald Trump on Monday categorically denied that Iran had arrested 17 people whom Tehran accused of being CIA spies and had sentenced some to death, calling the reports "totally false."

"The Report of Iran capturing CIA spies is totally false. Zero truth. Just more lies and propaganda (like their shot down drone) put out by a...

Hamas supporter arrested for allegedly planning to bomb Ashdod hotel

A Bedouin man from the Negev town of Rahat was arrested in a joint Shin Bet security agency-Israel Police operation last month on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack in Israel, the Shin Bet reported Sunday.

Adel Abu Hadayeb, 20, who was indicted in the Beersheva District Court on Sunday, told interrogators he had become radicalized after...

U.S. SECRETARY OF ENERGY VISITS KOTEL, YAD VASHEM

 

 

United States Secretary of Energy Rick Perry visited the Western Wall and the Yad Vashem museum in a visit to Jerusalem on Sunday.

Perry was accompanied by his wife, Anita. Both were welcomed by Israel energy minister Yuval Steinitz.

“Welcome to Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Jewish nation,” Steinitz said to Perry. “I am...

Israel breaks into top 10 most innovative nations in UN global rankings

 

For the first time, Israel has been ranked in the top 10 on the UN World Intellectual Property Organization's Global Innovation Index for 2019.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu responded to the news in a post on his Facebook page: "For the first time, the UN is ranking us among the top 10 leading nations on its Global Innovation Index....

US Justice Department Summit seeks response to ‘cancer’ of Jew-hatred, anti-Semitism

 

(July 17, 2019 / JNS) The U.S. Department of Justice hosted its first “Summit on Combating Anti-Semitism” on Monday, where U.S. Attorney General William Barr opened the proceedings by calling Jew-hatred a “cancer.”

An invocation by Rabbi Meir Soloveitchik preceded Barr’s remarks. Soloveitchik quoted U.S. President George Washington’s...

Marking 25 years since Jewish center bombing, Argentina blacklists Hezbollah

 

Argentina’s government on Thursday branded Hezbollah a terrorist organization and froze its assets, 25 years to the day after a bombing blamed on the Iran-backed group destroyed a Jewish community center in Argentina’s capital, killing 85 people.

The nation’s Financial Information Unit took the action a day after Argentinian President...

Oregon to require schools to teach about the Holocaust

Washington (CNN)Oregon Gov. Kate Brown ushered in a new law on Monday that mandates public schools in the state teach students about genocide and the atrocities committed during the Holocaust.

Surrounded by Holocaust survivors, photographs and artifacts, Brown signed the legislation at the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education,...

U.S. Marines jam an Iranian drone in the Gulf, destroying it

U.S. Marines jammed an Iranian drone in the Gulf of Hormuz Thursday, senior defense officials said, bringing the aircraft down and destroying it. It was the latest in a series of tense incidents between Washington and Tehran.

Iran, however, denied that it had lost any drones in the area.

President Donald Trump earlier told reporters at the White...

Greenblatt: Israel is the victim in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

 

(July 18, 2019 / JNS) In an interview with Judy Woodruff for “PBS NewsHour,” U.S. Special Representative for International Negotiations Jason Greenblatt wasn’t to blame for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and said that the Jewish state is “trying their best … under very, very trying circumstances.”

Uploaded to the PBS website on...

U.S. REMOVING TURKEY FROM F-35 PROGRAM ‘WILL HARM STRATEGIC TIES’

The Turkish Foreign Ministry responded to the United States' decision to remove Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program, saying it is 'not fair,' and will harm strategic ties between two NATO allies.

The decision to remove Turkey from the F-35 fighter jet program was announced by the US on Wednesday, a move that had been long threatened and...

WATERGEN PARTNERS WITH FLINT, MICHIGAN WHERE WATER QUALITY IS ‘THIRD-WORLD’

Israel’s Watergen just launched a new partnership with the community of Flint, Michigan, providing what could be the first large scale solution for drinking water by placing a 350 unit in the community church. If successful, it could be a model for similar towns.

As opposed to bringing in plastics that are associated with trucking in water...

Israel thwarts Hamas terror funding scheme linking Gaza, West Bank

 

Hamas terror money transferred between the Gaza Strip and West Bank through civilian firms

Israeli security forces arrested three Palestinian suspects overnight Tuesday as part of an operation to thwart a Hamas terror financing scheme that saw funds transferred between the Gaza Strip and West Bank under the guise of civilian firms.

The...

BREAKTHROUGH PANCREATIC CANCER TREATMENT PHASE III TRIAL OPENS IN ISRAEL

 

Rafael Pharmaceuticals launched a phase III clinical trial on Thursday for pancreatic cancer at eight sites throughout Israel. The primary investigator is Dr. Talia Golan, head of Sheba Medical Center’s Pancreatic Cancer Center.

“It’s exciting to see the growth of cancer metabolism in the region, following the strides that has been...

Anti-Semitic fliers in Massachusetts declare Holocaust ‘fake news’

BOSTON (JTA) — Two anti-Semitic fliers that deny the Holocaust were posted at a Massachusetts synagogue, with reports of similar incidents at synagogues in two other states.

Police are investigating what the Anti-Defamation League described as a coordinated campaign by a national online white supremacist group.

The fliers at Temple Emanu-El in...

i24NEWS EXCLUSIVE: Iranian engineer commanding Hezbollah precision missile project identified

 

 

Israel estimates that Iran-backed Hezbollah possesses an arsenal of 100,000 to 150,000 rockets

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards engineer commanding Hezbollah’s precision missile project in Lebanon has been identified exclusively by i24NEWS as Majed Naveed.

Naveed, 54, is in charge of three sites in Beirut, and two others in...

A ‘game changer’: Vast, developed 9,000-year-old settlement found near Jerusalem

An unprecedentedly vast Neolithic settlement — the largest ever discovered in Israel and the Levant, say archaeologists — is currently being excavated ahead of highway construction five kilometers from Jerusalem, it was announced on Tuesday.

The 9,000-year-old site, located near the town of Motza, is the “Big Bang” for prehistory settlement...