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Turkey’s Erdogan: Whoever is on Israel’s side, we are against them

Monday, July 29, 2019

“Whoever is on the side of Israel, let everyone know that we are against them,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, according to Iran’s Press TV. Erdogan made the comments as he addressed senior provincial officials from the ruling AKP party in Ankara. “We do not approve of silence on the state terror … Read More

Incendiary balloons from Hamas in Gaza cause dozens of fires in southern Israel

Friday, June 28, 2019

(June 27, 2019 / JNS) Incendiary balloons launched from Gaza on Thursday caused at least 30 fires, including 17 substantial ones, in southern Israel, according to estimates by Israeli authorities. “The rash of arson attacks put Thursday on pace to see the largest number of fires started by Gazan balloons in a single day since … Read More

Top UAE minister urges strategic shift in Arab-Israel ties; boycott was mistake

Thursday, March 28, 2019

A senior United Arab Emirates minister on Wednesday called for a “strategic shift” in Israel-Arab ties, saying that Arab world’s decades-old decision to boycott the Jewish state had been a mistake. “Many, many years ago, when there was an Arab decision not to have contact with Israel, that was a very, very wrong decision, looking back,” … Read More

Russian aircrew deaths: Putin and Netanyahu defuse tension

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

The leaders of Russia and Israel have sought to defuse tension after a Russian plane was shot down by Syrian forces amid an Israeli air raid. In a call to Vladimir Putin, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu expressed regret at the loss of 15 Russian personnel, but stressed again that Syria was to blame. Mr Putin … Read More

Israel-Palestinian Negotiations: History & Overview

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Israel-PLO Recognition In September 1993, following intense behind-the-scenes contacts between Israeli and Palestinian negotiators in Oslo, an agreement was achieved between Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat. On September 9, 1993, Arafat sent a letter to Prime Minister Rabin, in which he stated unequivocally that the PLO: Recognizes the right of … Read More

From Balfour to Nikki Haley: A Century of Christian Zionist Support for Israel

Friday, November 3, 2017

There were many driving factors behind Foreign Secretary Lord Arthur James Balfour’s decision on November 2, 1917, to write a letter to Britain’s most illustrious Jewish citizen, Baron Lionel Walter Rothschild, expressing the British government’s support for a Jewish homeland in Palestine. On the one hand, British imperialism was a driving force; the British parliament … Read More

Israeli boy, 12, injured in rock attack at Hebron spring

Monday, October 23, 2017

An Israeli boy was knocked unconscious after being hit in the head by a stone while at a spring in the West Bank city of Hebron, in what the army said was an attack by a Palestinian assailant Saturday. The incident occurred at the Abraham’s Well spring in the Jewish enclave of the city. According … Read More

UNESCO-affiliated scholars slam agency’s anti-Israel bias, plead for rethink

Monday, October 23, 2017

A group of scholars affiliated with UNESCO criticized the agency for recent one-sided resolutions on Jerusalem, calling for a new approach to sensitive holy sites that takes into consideration everyone’s religious sensitivities. “The UNESCO decisions on the holy sites in Jerusalem have failed to draw on expert scholarship and knowledge,” the scholars said in a … Read More

Israeli-developed ALS treatment reversing motor decline breakthrough

Saturday, October 21, 2017

You may recall friends and family dumping buckets of ice on their head to raise funds for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a debilitating neuro-degenerative disease. Current treatments are able to slow ALS’ progression but fail to maintain or restore motor movement. Now, multiple clinical trials conducted by an Israeli firm, Brainstorm Cell Therapeutics, show … Read More

Massive section of Western Wall and Roman theater uncovered after 1,700 years

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Archaeologists are one step closer to solving the riddle of what took place in Jerusalem following the destruction of the city by Romans in 70 CE. Israel Antiquity Authority archaeologists announced Monday that for the past two years they have been excavating and exposing a massive eight-meter deep section of Jerusalem’s Western Wall, unseen for … Read More