NEWS

Report: Pentagon to present military options to retaliate for Iran strike on Saudi oil

Friday, September 20, 2019

(September 20, 2019 / JNS) The Pentagon will reportedly present U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday military options to retaliate in the aftermath of Iran attacking two Saudi Aramco facilities on Sept. 14. The options include airstrike targets in Iran, though the president will be warned that a military response could provoke war, U.S. officials … Read More

ARMENIA ANNOUNCES IT WILL OPEN EMBASSY IN ISRAEL

Friday, September 20, 2019

Armenia announced on Thursday that it intends to open an embassy in Tel Aviv, a move expected to bring the once cool ties between the two countries to a different level. “Israel is an important player in the Middle East,” Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan was quoted as saying in a cabinet meeting. “The opening of … Read More

IDF officer hit by rock while driving in West Bank, moderately hurt

Friday, September 20, 2019

An Israeli military officer on leave was moderately wounded Friday afternoon after being hit in the face with a rock while driving in the northern West Bank. The 23-year-old was hit when the rock flew through the windshield of his car near the settlement of Ma’aleh Shomron, west of Nablus. The officer’s father was with … Read More

Treasury Sanctions Iran’s Central Bank and National Development Fund

Friday, September 20, 2019

WASHINGTON- Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action against the Central Bank of Iran (CBI), the National Development Fund of Iran (NDF), and Etemad Tejarate Pars Co. under its counterterrorism authority, Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. Iran’s Central Bank has provided billions of dollars to the Islamic Revolutionary … Read More

Hezbollah member arrested for scouting possible terror sites in New York, Boston

Friday, September 20, 2019

(September 19, 2019 / JNS) A man suspected of being an operative in New York for the U.S.-designated terrorist group Hezbollah was recently arrested. Alexei Saab, 42, of Morristown, N.J., has been in federal custody since July, facing charges for scouting dozens of targets for the terrorist entity, including the Empire State Building, the Statue … Read More

Pompeo: Iranian attack on Saudi oil field an ‘act of war’

Thursday, September 19, 2019

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday said the Iranian attack on a Saudi oil field, which halved the kingdom’s output and sent energy prices skyrocketing, could be considered an “act of war.” Speaking with reporters just before his plane touched down in Saudi Arabia, where he is set to meet with Crown Prince … Read More

Jewish, pro-Israel community react to national security pick

Thursday, September 19, 2019

(September 18, 2019 / JNS) The Jewish and pro-Israel community immediately reacted to the selection of Robert O’Brien as U.S. President Donald Trump’s fourth national security advisor, replacing John Bolton, who was ousted on Sept. 10. “We congratulate Mr. O’Brien on his appointment, and we look forward to working with him to further strengthen the … Read More

Trump announces he will ‘substantially’ increase sanctions on Iran

Thursday, September 19, 2019

(September 18, 2019 / JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that he has ordered U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to “substantially increase” sanctions on Iran. “I have just instructed the Secretary of the Treasury to substantially increase Sanctions on the country of Iran!” tweeted the president, without specifying what or whom the financial … Read More

Rockets fired at Israel fall in Gaza, injuring 7

Thursday, September 19, 2019

(September 19, 2019 / JNS) Seven people were injured in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday when three rockets fired at Israel from the coastal territory landed in the Hamas-controlled enclave. According to eyewitnesses, two of the rockets exploded near a house in Rafah city, while third fell in open territory near the Gaza-Israel border fence. … Read More

ISRAELI RESEARCHERS IDENTIFY BIBLICAL KINGDOM OF EDOM

Thursday, September 19, 2019

The biblical kingdom of Edom has always been a significant puzzle for biblical archaeology. Although evidence is supplied in the Bible, the archaeological record has always had trouble interpreting the text, which said that it existed as a kingdom long before the kings of Israel. But research has uncovered the untold story of a thriving … Read More