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Israeli soldier discovers rare 1,800-year-old coin

(JNS) - A rare coin bearing the head of the Roman Emperor Antonius Pius and dating from 158–159 C.E. was found during a training exercise by an Israel Defense Forces soldier on the southern end of M...

 

Stevie Wonder earns Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize

(JNS) - Legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder was awarded Israel's prestigious Wolf Prize on Tuesday along with a group of laureates in the arts and sciences. The "Superstition" singer received...

 

Why Israel leads the world in vaccinating its population

By Charles Lipson (JNS) — No country has been more successful in getting the coronavirus vaccine to its citizens than Israel. Why? Three reasons stand out, and the third one is likely to help people around the world. Israel can vaccinate the...

 
 By Josh Hasten    News    February 12, 2021

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...

 

Israeli drug cured COVID cases in days

Researchers at Tel Aviv’s Ichilov Hospital have discovered that a new cancer drug has been successfully used to treat patients seriously ill with the coronavirus, Kan News reported Friday. The drug EXO-CD24 is based on a biological protein...

 

Israel transfers thousands of vaccines to Palestinians

(JNS) — Israel on Monday transferred 2,000 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to the Palestinian Authority, according to Israel’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. The Moderna vaccines are to be used by medical personnel caring...

 

IDF's Kochavi positions Israel atop regional anti-Iran bloc

(JNS) - When assessing the comments made earlier this week by Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi, who warned against the return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, it is...

 
 By Yoav Limor    News    February 12, 2021

Israel's primary goal: Expose Iran's true colors

(JNS) — Defense officials in Israel believe Iran is behind Friday’s bombing near the Israeli Embassy in New Delhi. The working assumption is that the attack was carried out by contractors as revenge for the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh,...

 

Israelis 16 and up eligible for COVID vaccine

(JNS) — The Israeli Health Ministry on Wednesday announced that beginning on Thursday, COVID-19 vaccines would be available to all Israelis over the age of 16. As of Wednesday morning, 3,237,163 people in Israel had received the first dose of...

 
 By JTA    News    February 12, 2021

Marcus Foundation matches $10 million for Israel Blood Center

The Marcus Foundation announced Dec. 4, 2020, a $10 million matching grant to ensure the completion of Israel’s new national blood services center, a first-of-its-kind shielded blood facility that will protect Israel’s strategic blood reserves...

 

Israel discovers royal purple cloth from King David's era

(JNS) — In a groundbreaking discovery, Israeli archaeologists have recovered scraps of fabric dyed in royal purple, also known as true purple, dating back to the era of the biblical King David. The...

 

Israel surpasses 1 million fully vaccinated with both doses

(JNS) - Israel surpassed the 1 million mark in the number of people who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. As of Monday morning, 1,106, 506 people had received the two doses,...

 
 By Ariel Kahana    News    February 5, 2021

Ambassador David Friedman: 'We left the Middle East in good shape'

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - One winter morning in 2017, a young man arrived at the Kesher Israel synagogue in the heart of Washington. He prayed fervently, as if his heart was filled with a special reque...

 

Green Mediterranean diet lessens liver fat, cuts non-alcoholic liver disease by half

(JNS) - An 18-month trial began in 2017 at the Nuclear Research Center Negev in Dimona, Israel, when 294 workers in their 50s with abdominal obesity were randomly divided into three groups: healthy...

 
 By Erez Linn    News    January 29, 2021

Businessman and philanthropist Sheldon Adelson laid to rest on Mount of Olives above Jerusalem

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Businessman and philanthropist Sheldon Adelson, whose contribution to Israel and Jewish life throughout the world, was laid to rest on Friday in a private ceremony in Jerusal...

 

A new bee species is discovered in Israel

(ISRAEL21c via JNS) - A new species of bee unique to the sand dunes of Israel's coastal plains has been identified and described by Alain Pauly, a taxonomist from the Royal Belgian Institute of...

 
 By Orit Arfa    News    January 29, 2021

For Israeli right, Trump's Middle East legacy will outshine his troubled last days

(JNS) — For most of the Israeli right, U.S. President Donald Trump’s pro-Israel legacy will far outlive the marred reputation of the last days of the presidency. Pro-Trump leaders, activists and analysts said that the Jan. 6 mob invasion of the...

 
 By David Isaac    News    January 22, 2021

Knesset thanks US Amb. Friedman

The Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee held a special meeting on Monday to give MKs a chance to bid farewell and thank U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman. Committee chairman Zvi...

 
 By Yakir Benzion    News    January 22, 2021

Pain-free Covid spit test launched

Israel's world-famous Technion Institute rolled out its accurate, inexpensive and rapid COVID-19 test, launching a campus-wide test program for faculty, staff and students at its Haifa campus. "To sup...

 

Left-wing Jewish, Israel groups issue statement

(JNS) — Left-wing Jewish and Israel groups have issued a joint statement in opposition to adopting the universal definition of anti-Semitism set by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. The collection of groups, known as the...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    January 22, 2021

Israel determined to prevent Iran from achieving 'Syria Project'

(JNS) - Media reports carried news of intensive airstrikes against Iranian-linked targets in eastern Syria early on Wednesday, attributed to the Israeli Air Force. The alleged strikes in the Deir...

 

Iran positions 'suicide drones' in Yemen, within range of Israel

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - As tensions escalate in the Red Sea region, Iran has sent several Shahed-136 loitering munitions, known as "suicide drones," to its proxies in Yemen, Newsweek reported on...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    January 22, 2021

Israel is having yet another election - could Netanyahu lose? Here are the basics.

(JTA) - In about two months, Israelis will vote in a national election.  Seem familiar? It is.  Israel will be holding its fourth election in just two years - the latest sign that in a country...

 

French Jews, political leaders mark 6 years since Hyper Cacher killings

(JTA) — Six years after millions marched across France to protest the killing of 12 people at the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and another four at a kosher supermarket, a lawyer for the families of four victims said the sense of solidarity...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    January 22, 2021

'Next big step': Experts advocate relocating Israel to US military's Central Command

(JNS) — As the Middle East remains on edge due to sky-high tensions between the United States and Iran, and with the U.S. Air Force holding a joint drill with Saudi Arabia’s Royal Air Force, the Pentagon and the Israeli defense establishment rema...

 

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