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 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    July 30, 2021

Lapid to CUFI conference: Israel grateful for unequivocal support during Gaza conflict

(JNS) — In a video address to the 2021 summit of Christians United for Israel, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Monday expressed his appreciation to the largest pro-Israel organization in the United States for their ongoing support — most...

 

Israeli scientists identify 3 existing drugs that can eliminate COVID-19

Hebrew University of Jerusalem studies published in a pair of medical journals suggest that already-existing drugs can be repurposed to fight Covid, the Hebrew-language news sites reported Monday.  The studies give fresh optimism that a solution to...

 

Two rockets fired from Lebanon into Israel

(JNS) — The Israel Defense Forces shelled targets in Lebanon on Tuesday morning after two rockets were launched from Southern Lebanon at northern Israel on Monday night. Israel’s Iron Dome air-defense system downed one of the rockets, while the...

 
 By Josh Hasten    News    July 23, 2021

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...

 

Israel to withhold $182 million from Palestinian Authority to offset terror stipends

(JNS) Israel’s Security Cabinet voted on Sunday to withhold 597 million shekels ($182 million) from the tax revenues it collects for the Palestinian Authority, in accordance with a terror finance law passed in 2018. The amount is equivalent to...

 
 By JD Krebs    News    July 23, 2021

Imagination drives Western Galilee recovery

With local shops and artisanal businesses, stunning artwork, boutique wines, and scrumptious food, it is easy to see how Israel's Western Galilee region was welcoming over 2 million tourists annually...

 

Herzog sworn in as Israel's president

(JNS) — Former Labor Party leader and Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog was sworn in as Israel’s 11th president on Wednesday, saying he would work to repair divisions within Israeli society. The...

 

Israel's Palestinian president

Israel just inaugurated a new president. He is largely a ceremonial figure as the official “head of state.” He has a limited but very structured constitutional role. Nonetheless, amazingly, he is a Palestinian. Isaac “Bougie” Herzog is...

 
 By Josh Hasten    News    July 16, 2021

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...

 
 By David Isaac    News    July 9, 2021

Miriam Adelson donates 150 lifesaving 'ambucycles' to United Hatzalah

(JNS) Passersby were treated to a striking sight outside Jerusalem's City Hall on Tuesday. One-hundred and fifty bright orange "ambucycles" – motorcycles and scooters equipped with lifesaving...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    July 2, 2021

Palestinian Authority looks a gift horse in the mouth

(JTA) — The Palestinian Authority canceled a deal that would have seen Israel give it 1 million COVID vaccine doses in exchange for a later shipment. The P.A. made the move because many of the doses were set to expire in the coming weeks, according...

 
 By Gabe Friedman    News    July 2, 2021

Netanyahu finally agrees to leave the residence - in 3 weeks

(JTA) — After being blasted by critics for staying in the Israeli prime minister’s residence well over a week past his ousting from the role, Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to leave — in another three weeks. He and his successor, Prime Minister...

 

Nine firsts you should know about Israel's new government

(Israel21c via JNS) — For the first time in 12 years, Israel’s Likud Party and its head, Benjamin Netanyahu, have moved from the prime minister’s seat to the opposition in the Knesset. The new government, sworn in Sunday night, brings into powe...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    June 25, 2021

Bubblegum and magic tape: How PM Bennett's kippah stays on, and why it matters

JTA - Israel's new prime minister is probably the first one who has stuck a wad of chewing gum to his head right before a public event. Naftali Bennett, who took office last week, is the first prime m...

 
 By David Isaac    News    June 25, 2021

Haley, Hagee show solidarity in visit to Israel

(JNS) - "Israel, you are not alone. ... We represent 10 million-plus people in America and these people say to you Israel, we have your back." That was the message of Pastor John Hagee, chairman and...

 

Naftali Bennett sworn in as head of 36th Israeli government

(JNS) - Israel's 36th government passed a vote of confidence at a special Knesset session on Sunday night with Yamina Party leader Naftali Bennett sworn in as the country's 13th prime minister....

 

Hamas used Gaza media tower to jam Iron Dome system

(JNS) — Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations Gilad Erdan met with senior leadership of the Associated Press on Monday in New York, where he told the media outlet that Hamas was using the Gaza media tower to jam Iron...

 

Netanyahu attacks Biden in his final speech

Hours before a vote to oust him, outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly accused President Joe Biden of endangering Israel’s security by taking a soft line on Iran. He also compared Biden’s Iran policy to the refusal of the...

 
 By Shahar Klaiman    News    June 18, 2021

'No proof Jewish Temple ever existed on Temple Mount'

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — The years of archaeological excavations Israel has conducted on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City have yielded no proof that a Jewish Temple ever existed in the city, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad...

 
 By Deborah Fineblum    News    June 18, 2021

After a year away, Birthright returns to Israel at a critical time

(JNS) - They're baaaaack! If you're in Israel this month, you can't miss the clusters of them downing falafel on Jerusalem's Ben-Yehuda Street, cooling off in the Dead Sea, climbing Masada at sunrise...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    June 18, 2021

Netanyahu condemns incitement from 'every side'

(JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned violent rhetoric on “every side” of the political spectrum Sunday but also claimed that Israel’s incoming government, which will replace him, is the result of “the greatest...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    June 11, 2021

It's the end of the Netanyahu era

(JTA) - Benjamin Netanyahu will no longer be Israel's prime minister, as his political opponents announced Wednesday night that they have formed a coalition that will replace him, pending a vote in Is...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    June 11, 2021

Netanyahu's rivals are getting death threats as they prepare to replace him

(JTA) - In the days before Benjamin Netanyahu's rival lawmakers announced that they had formed a government to replace the longtime prime minister, one fled her home with her partner and baby after...

 

Herzog is Israel's 11th president

JERUSALEM - Isaac Herzog, former minister, chairman of the Labour Party and leader of the Opposition, was elected by the Knesset (parliament) to serve as Israel's 11th president. Herzog currently...

 

Saving lives 'Under the Iron Dome'

The Iron Dome, Israel’s miraculous missile defense system literally saves the lives of millions of Israeli and Arab civilians during this most recent military conflict. The unique defense system and how it came to be created is the focus of a...

 

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