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NBA Hall of Famer Ray Allen experiences the Holy Land
(JNS) — NBA Hall of Famer Ray Allen wrapped up a whirlwind tour of Israel this week, taking time to speak with members of the press before heading back to the United States. Allen, a two-time world champion and team USA Olympic gold medalist, was...
Tour unpacks the complexities of life in Judea and Samaria
(JNS) - The Sovereignty Movement recently organized a tour of Judea and Samaria for public figures, journalists, social media influencers and others to explore the complexities and dichotomies of...
Religion meets the rink: Orthodox skater to represent Israel at Beijing Olympics
(JNS) - In a true "Cinderella story," 19-year-old Hailey Kops, a religiously observant athlete from West Orange, N.J., is preparing to take on the world's finest ice skaters while proudly...
How three Israeli filmmakers wound up becoming the story in Africa
(JNS) - Three Israeli documentary filmmakers arrived home safely from Nigeria at the end of last week, after what they described as 20 "hellish days" detained under inhumane conditions by the...
Countdown has begun: Israel redoubles efforts for second attempt to land on moon
(JNS) - SpaceIL, an Israeli nonprofit organization that strives to inspire the next generation of scientists, engineers, and dreamers through innovative space missions, announced this week that it...
New government criticized for approving lackluster building projects in Judea and Samaria
(JNS) — At the end of June, the new Israeli government led by Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett approved 31 new building projects throughout Judea and Samaria. The projects were green-lighted by the subcommittee on Jewish “settlements...
Parents of slain US teen want Jerusalem terrorist extradited
(JNS) - Frimet and Arnold Roth, whose 15-year-old daughter Malki, a U.S. national, was murdered in August 2001 in the Sbarro pizzeria bombing in Jerusalem, published a new video this week calling...
The ongoing battle over illegal construction in Judea and Samaria
(JNS) - According to Gabi Harow, a resident of the Israeli settlement of Nokdim in Gush Etzion, there have been massive changes in the landscape since he moved to the community with his family in...
Israel headed toward 1 million residents living in the West Bank
(JNS) - The latest edition of the "West Bank Jewish Population Stats Report," commissioned annually by former Member of Knesset and National Union Party head Yaakov "Ketzaleh" Katz, shows a 2.62...
Coronavirus chief: 'Israel has lowest mortality rate in world'
(JNS) — According to Israel’s Coronavirus Project coordinator, Ronni Gamzu, his main goal right now is to combat and contain the virus “without implementing a full lockdown on the country.” “I am not sure we will succeed, but I am...
Two Jewish pioneers are building an oasis amid uncertainty
(JNS) - Atop a nearly barren mountain ridge at the tip of southeastern Gush Etzion, with breathtaking views overlooking the Judean Desert and the Dead Sea, two American immigrants are building an...
When a saver of lives needs to be saved: Eli Beer's story
(JNS)-United Hatzalah of Israel, the country's largest independent volunteer emergency medical response organization, put on an online fundraising telethon on Sunday to support the group's...
Extension of high-speed rail to Old City Jerusalem expected to alleviate traffic, boost tourism
(JNS)—In what is being dubbed as a historical development, Israel’s Transportation Ministry announced this week that it is moving forward with plans to extend the new Tel Aviv-Jerusalem high-speed rail line in order to connect Ben-Gurion... Full story
As Israel baseball team preps for Olympics, it's soon to get its own field of dreams
(JNS)-Israel might be known globally as a high-tech juggernaut, but the "Startup Nation" is on the verge of being a superpower in diamonds as well. No, not the kinds that shine, but the kinds you use... Full story
Christian Zionist group dropped by Amazon, claims it is being targeted for pro-Israel views
(JNS)-Proclaiming Justice to The Nations, a Tennessee-based nonprofit evangelical Christian organization committed to standing with Israel and fighting anti-Semitism, has been removed from the... Full story
'We're here to save lives,' stress those associated with Israel's Rescuers Without Borders
(JNS)-It was the year 2000, at the beginning of the Second Intifada, and Arab terror attacks were being carried out against Israelis on a nearly daily basis throughout the country, and particularly... Full story
In remembering 1929 Hebron massacre, top Israeli leaders visit... and make history
(JNS)-"We are not strangers in Hebron, and we will stay here forever!" were the climactic remarks made on Wednesday by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during an official state ceremony at... Full story
Israeli youth discuss sovereignty, and future prospects in Judea and Samaria
(JNS)—Traveling two hours from Haifa to Ramat Gan, Liza Kouniavsky, 16, arrived at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan for the second “Youth Sovereignty Conference” to date on June 13, telling JNS that “I’m here because I love my country. I... Full story
DeSantis hailed for making the sunshine state 'most pro-Israel' in America
(JNS)-In the midst of his whirlwind week-long Florida governor's business development mission to Israel with more than 100 delegation participants, Gov. Ron DeSantis visited the Gush Etzion region, ju... Full story
Is Israel's security barrier a terrorism deterrent or political tool?
(JNS)-Many have pointed to Israel's security barrier in Judea and Samaria as being one of the primary contributors to the reduction in Palestinian terrorism since the years of the Second Intifada, fro... Full story
Deconstructing the Oslo Accords 25 years later: Was it a gift or a curse?
(JNS)-It's hard to believe that it's been a quarter of a century: Sept. 13 marked the 25th anniversary of the 1993 signing of the U.S.-brokered Declaration of Principles between Israel and the... Full story
Why Israelis aren't as worked up about the Western Wall as Diaspora Jews
(JNS)-The future of prayer at the Western Wall has become one of the most contentious issues among Diaspora Jewry in the past year, mainly as a result of the Israeli government's June 2017, suspension... Full story
Jerusalem court issues lien on ships headed to Gaza, with proceeds going to Israeli victims of terror
(JNS)—In a rather rare judgment, a Jerusalem District Court just issued a lien on two large ships that are part of a Gaza-bound flotilla set to arrive in Israeli waters later this month, with the intent that the sea vessels can be sold, with... Full story
Filmmaker calls for UNRWA 'self-introspection' over Palestinian classroom incitement
A newly released 10-minute online video produced by the Jerusalem-based Center for Near East Policy Research says that many of the Palestinians who have murdered Israelis during the so-called... Full story