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Terrorist Bombing Injures 21 in Jerusalem

At least 21 people were injured Monday in a terrorist bus explosion in Jerusalem.

The bombing occurred in the early evening hours in Israel. Police initially did not confirm the explosion as a terror-related incident. Following an investigation, Jerusalem Police Chief  Yoram Levy told the

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Netanyahu Orders Halt of Cement Shipments to Gaza After Tunnel Discovery

(JNS.org) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday ordered a halt to Gaza-bound cement shipments, following the discovery of a Hamas terror tunnel under the Israel-Gaza border.

‘Young Ambassadors’ From Israel and Worldwide Convene to Cope With Terror

For Americans, it has been the Oklahoma City bombing, the 9/11 attacks, the San Bernardino shooting and school shootings. For Israelis, it’s the daily threat of terrorism. Last month saw massive terror attacks in Istanbul and Brussels. As Sarri Singer puts it, terrorism knows no borders and doesn’t differentiate between race, religion

House Asks Obama to Veto UN-Imposed Israeli-Palestinian Agreement

Some 394 members of the House of Representatives—90 percent of the total—have signed a letter urging President Barack Obama “not to back any resolution at the United Nations that sets parameters for Israeli-Palestinian talks.”

In the letter, the members of Congress declared they are “deeply

Fast-Growing Pentecostal Movement Enthusiastically Affirms Support for Israel

Bishop John E. Putnam stood at the podium and exclaimed to the crowd, “Who here loves Israel and the Jewish people?” The thunderous applause indicated the ecstatic approval by more than 500 pastors, ministers and their families attending a recent conference of United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI). Putnam, superintendent of

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Israel Urges Passover Travelers to Avoid Turkey, Crowded Places in Europe

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Ahead of the Passover holiday, with more than 1 million Israelis preparing to jet off for vacations abroad, the Counter-Terrorism Bureau in the Israeli Prime

Israeli Trade Winds Are Blowing in the Midwest

Ask the average Israeli where he or she has visited in the United States, and you’ll likely get New York, Los Angeles or Washington, DC. But that’s beginning to change. According to Guy Cohen, Israel’s consul for economic affairs to the Midwest, there are substantial economic collaborations emerging between the American

On Iran, Congress Must Lead If Obama Won’t

Last week, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on friends and allies around the world to take “immediate punitive steps” against Iran after it conducted the latest in a series of ballistic missile tests. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif defended these provocations, asserting instead that Iran was

Despite Wane in Palestinian Terrorism, Israel’s Shin Bet Warns of Concrete Threat

Is the current wave of Palestinian terrorism waning? The Israeli Shin Bet security agency’s latest data says yes. But the agency maintains that the Islamic Movement in Israel is still trying to stir violence on the Temple Mount holy site, and that terrorist groups plan to perpetrate large attacks against Israeli targets in the

Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif Says Tehran’s Defense Capabilities Are Not Up for Discussion

Iran’s foreign minister is saying the country’s missile program is not up for negotiation with the United States.

The missile program and “defense capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran” are not negotiable, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Sunday, after meeting

Panama Papers Shed Light on Shady Abbas Family Business Dealings

The son of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas owned nearly $1 million of shares in a company with deep ties to multiple sectors of the Palestinian economy, Haaretz reported. The newspaper based its reporting on the “Panama Papers,” the massive leak of documents belonging to the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, which

Israel to Tax Google and Facebook Following Citizen ‘Tax Rebellion’

Tel Aviv—A torrent of Israeli taxes is about to hit the global tech giants Google, Facebook, Amazon and eBay as new directives were announced on Monday by the Israel Tax Authority (ITA).

The new policy follows civil protests against the tax rate paid by the large corporations,

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