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Another amazing find in Israel

(JNS) — An Israeli army reservist stumbled upon an ancient Assyrian scarab amulet while hiking in northern Israel’s Nahal Tabor Nature Reserve during a day off, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Wednesday. “I received a two-day leave...

 
 By Pesach Benson    News    February 2, 2024

Gaza children protest against Hamas

(JNS) - Dozens of Palestinian children in the central Gaza city of Deir al-Balah held a rare protest against Hamas on Wednesday, calling on the terrorist organization to release Israeli hostages and e...

 

Israeli forces recover bodies of three hostages from Gaza

(JNS) — Israel Defense Forces soldiers have recovered the body of hostage Elia Toledano, the IDF announced on Friday morning. The body of the 28-year-old Toledano was identified by medical and rabbinical officials as well as the Israel Police. The I...

 
 By Pesach Benson    News    December 8, 2023

Son of Hamas founder urges Israel to kill his father if hostages not freed

(JNS) — Mosab Hassan Yousef, the son of one of Hamas’s original founders, on Tuesday called on Israel to set a time limit for the terror group to release all Israeli hostages, and to assassinate his father, Sheikh Hassan Yousef, and other Hamas lea...

 
 By Pesach Benson    News    October 27, 2023

Israeli researchers unmask how cancer camouflages itself

(JNS) — In the ever-evolving battle against cancer, Israeli researchers have uncovered a previously unknown strategy employed by cancer cells to evade detection by the immune system. The findings may open the door for doctors to increase the e...

 

Israeli researchers create synthetic embryos from stem cells

(JNS) - Scientists at Israel's Weizmann Institute of Science have successfully created complete synthetic models of human embryos using laboratory-grown stem cells, according to an official release fr...

 

Israeli heart valve implanted in first US patients

(JNS) — Trisol Medical Ltd., an Israeli medical device company, has successfully implanted its Transcatheter Tricuspid Valve in two patients in the United States. The procedure involved the replacement of the tricuspid valve through a minimally i...

 

Arrival of 215 immigrants sparks dancing at Ben-Gurion Airport

(JNS) - A planeload of 215 immigrants from the U.S. and Canada landed at Ben-Gurion Airport on Wednesday, sparking emotional family reunions and even dancing in one of the terminals. "I don't think...

 

Teen discovers 1,500-year-old 'magic mirror' at Galilee excavation

(JNS) - A teenage student uncovered a 1,500-year-old "magical mirror" from the Byzantine period this week during an Israel Antiquities Authority excavation at the ancient site of Usha in northern...

 
 By Pesach Benson    News    February 4, 2022

Evacuation of Ukraine Jews

Israeli government officials have begun laying the groundwork for the possible evacuation of Ukrainian Jews as fears of a Russian invasion continue to rise, Haaretz reported. According to the report, representatives from the Prime Minister’s Office,...

 

Dutch Party calls Holocaust commemoration racist

The Netherlands’ far-Left BIJ1 party has called for the cancelation of the country’s annual Holocaust commemoration ceremony, calling the event “inherently racist,” according to a Dutch report picked up by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. “The BIJ1 par...

 

Pope sides with Abbas over Israel, pushes for Palestinian state

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas visited the Vatican on Thursday where he had a private audience with Pope Francis. A Vatican press release described the talks as “cordial” and called for renewed peace talks towards a two-state sol...

 

COVID-19 imperils local Jewish media

(JTA) — The Baltimore Jewish Times newsroom was always quietest on Wednesdays. Given the unyielding Tuesday editorial deadlines, Wednesday was the best day to get out of the office to meet people, follow a hunch or find inspiration. If Ira Rifkin, o...

 

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