Mike Pence takes a ‘victory lap’ in Israel after Jerusalem policy changes

January 23, 2018 by  

Vice President Mike Pence is using his trip to the Middle East this week as an opportunity to tout the Trump administration’s recent policy changes on Jerusalem…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

New York Times accuses Israel of ‘annexation’ and ‘apartheid’ over political moves

January 9, 2018 by  

At the start of 2018, a purportedly emboldened Israeli right initiated new political measures that seemingly enhance Israel’s sovereignty in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem following the recent U.S. policy changes on the Jewish state’s capital…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

Will mass protests divert Iran’s attention inward and away from fighting Israel?…asks Adam Abrams

January 3, 2018 by  

Thousands of protesters took to the streets this weekend in cities throughout Iran to demonstrate against the Islamic Republic’s strained economy, corrupt regime and costly military expansion throughout the region, in what has been characterised as the country’s largest wave of anti-government protests since the “Green Revolution” erupted in 2009 following a controversial presidential election. Read more

Technion’s new China campus fuses Israeli innovation and Chinese resources

December 28, 2017 by  

Last week’s inauguration of the Guangdong Technion Israel Institute of Technology (GTIIT)—the first Israeli university campus in China—represents a fusion of the Jewish state’s innovation with the Asian giant’s abundant resources and comes amid developing ties between the two nations…writes Adam Abrams JNS/org. Read more

Netanyahu’s bitcoin forecast puts Israel at centre of financial technology revolution

December 19, 2017 by  

As digital currencies make historic gains and as the “start-up nation” of Israel emerges as a key player in the blockchain field, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has become one of the first world leaders to weigh in on the cryptocurrency phenomenon, placing the country at the center of the global financial technology revolution. Read more

Europe violently protests Jerusalem changes as Netanyahu visits the continent

December 11, 2017 by  

Anti-Israel and antisemitic demonstrations pervaded Europe this weekend as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the continent days after the Trump administration’s Dec. 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Read more

Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israeli capital, bringing US policy ‘back to reality’

December 7, 2017 by  

President Donald Trump has formally recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital breaking with decades of U.S. policy and enraging the Palestinians. Legal experts, Israeli leaders and pro-Israel organisations noted that Jerusalem has long been the capital and that Trump’s recognition is a simple acknowledgement of reality. Read more

Israel silent on alleged strike, but vows to prevent Iranian entrenchment in Syria

December 4, 2017 by  

Israel, Iran and Syria have remained silent following reports in Arab media of an alleged Israeli strike Friday night on an Iranian military base in Syria that reportedly killed 12 Iranian military personnel. Read more

What Amazon’s big splash in Israel means for the ‘start-up nation’

November 26, 2017 by  

When the online retail giant Amazon recently entered Israel’s high-tech ecosystem, it was far from business as usual in the “start-up nation.”…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

Syrian women seeking medical aid ‘love’ Israel and see its ‘true face’

November 21, 2017 by  

Unprecedented footage broadcast on Israeli television Sunday revealed Syrian women and children crossing into Israel for medical treatment with assistance from the IDF, in the latest showcasing of the Jewish state’s humanitarian aid to its war-torn neighbour…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

Israeli economy flexes its muscle as shekel is deemed world’s 2nd-strongest currency

November 15, 2017 by  

The German financial services giant Deutsche Bank last week ranked the Israeli shekel as the world’s second-strongest currency, bolstering the broader outlook on the Jewish state’s economy…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

Shake-up in Lebanon underscores Hezbollah’s ‘domination’ of Israel’s neighbour

November 8, 2017 by  

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s sudden resignation last weekend underscores the rising power of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terror group in Israel’s northern neighbor, political leaders and Mideast experts said….writes Aden Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

UN launches ‘unprecedented’ $1.3 billion legal campaign against Israel

October 31, 2017 by  

The United Nations has earmarked some $1.3 billion to fund Palestinian legal campaigns against Israel and to support the creation of an independent Palestinian state, in what experts are calling an unprecedented act singling out the Jewish state at the world body…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

UAE apologises to Israeli judo team, but is it ‘too little and too late?’

October 31, 2017 by  

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) officially apologised to Israel following a handshake snub during last week’s Abu Dhabi Grand Slam judo tournament. The Arab country did not, however, apologise for the tournament’s ban on Israeli symbols….writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

Asthma treatment could be Israel’s latest high achievement in medical cannabis

October 27, 2017 by  

In a development that could spark Israel’s latest groundbreaking achievement within the medical cannabis sector, the Israeli-British cannabis biotech start-up CIITECH announced Oct. 24 that it will fund a research project in collaboration with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem exploring methods for treating asthma with medical cannabis…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

Tension rises in Israel’s north as Syria, Iran team to fight ‘Zio-American schemes’

October 23, 2017 by  

The IDF struck three Syrian rocket launchers Saturday after five rockets from Syria entered the Israeli Golan Heights earlier that day, and as Iran’s military chief inked an agreement with Damascus pledging to combat “Zio-American schemes.” Read more

Hamas’s reported agreement to cease terror against Israel seen as ‘highly unlikely’

October 16, 2017 by  

Under the new unity deal brokered last week between the Gaza-controlling Palestinian terror group Hamas and the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) ruling Fatah party, Hamas reportedly agreed to cease all terror attacks against Israelis…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

High time for Israel’s flagship medical cannabis conference to go global

October 11, 2017 by  

While international interest in Israel’s groundbreaking medical cannabis sector grows, a leading Israeli player in that space will take its flagship annual event overseas later this month…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org Read more

New film on Roger Waters seeks to expose BDS frontman’s antisemitism

October 3, 2017 by  

Ahead of former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters’s Canadian tour in October, B’nai Brith Canada and award-winning filmmaker Ian Halperin are set to premiere a new film—“Wish You Weren’t Here”—exposing the anti-Israel rocker’s history of promoting antisemitism…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

IDF: Israel prepared to ‘neutralise’ Hezbollah with ‘overwhelming’ force in next war

September 19, 2017 by  

Despite the raging civil war to Israel’s north and east in Syria, the Jewish state’s northern border has remained precariously quiet over the last decade. No stranger to looming threats, Israeli officials are planning and ready for several worst-case scenarios in the north as Iran and its terror proxy Hezbollah continue to forge their stranglehold on the region…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

Pressure mounts against Netanyahu amid corruption probes

August 7, 2017 by  

Around 3,000 demonstrators gathered in Petah Tikva’s Goren Square near the home of Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit Saturday night, to protest what they view as slow progress in the multiple corruption cases against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

Walls that work: Can Israeli tech be Trump’s solution for Mexico border security?

August 2, 2017 by  

The Trump administration has reportedly reached a new contract with the Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems to implement advanced security systems on the U.S. border with Mexico, similar to the security technology utilised along Israel’s borders…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

Amid Temple Mount crisis, 3 Israelis killed by terrorist who vowed ‘revenge’

July 24, 2017 by  

A Palestinian terrorist fatally stabbed an Israeli father and two of his adult children last Friday night in the Samaria community of Halamish, amid escalating tension over Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. Read more

Maccabiah Games yield ‘positive connections’ to Israel for athletes worldwide

Some 7,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries prepared to head back to their home countries this week following the 20th Maccabiah Games, a two-week event that is being praised for helping create “positive connections” to Israel…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

International Jewish athletes ‘return’ to Jerusalem for 20th Maccabiah Games

During the 20th Maccabiah Games next month, about 7,000 Jewish athletes from 80 countries will descend upon the Holy Land to join 2,500 Israeli athletes in the Olympic-style competition…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.0rg. Read more

‘Wonder Woman,’ big-name concerts upstage cultural boycott of Israel

As Israeli actress Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” film heads toward $400 million in earnings after debuting in early June, and numerous big-name musical acts line up to perform in Israel this summer, the influence of the BDS movement’s cultural boycott of the Jewish state appears to be waning…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

Norway demands Palestinians return funding for youth centre named after terrorist

Acting immediately on a report by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), Norway demanded that the Palestinian Authority (PA) return Norwegian state funding for a women’s youth centre named after female Palestinian terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who masterminded an attack that killed 37 Israelis. Read more

Two-state solution conspicuously absent from Trump’s agenda in Israel

During his meeting with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas Tuesday and in speeches throughout the day, President Donald Trump notably omitted any mention of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more

French election winner Macron again rules out Palestinian statehood recognition

As French citizens voted Sunday, their eventual president-elect reiterated previous statements ruling out unilateral French recognition of Palestinian statehood and committing to support for a two-state solution. Read more

As Marine Le Pen advances in French election, Jewish leaders express alarm

April 25, 2017 by  

Jewish leaders inside and outside France expressed alarm after far-right populist Marine Le Pen’s strong showing in the first round of the French presidential election Sunday.  Read more

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