Israel

Senators Urge Blinken To More Strongly Condemn ICC War-Crimes Probe Of Israel

ISRAEL (JNS) — Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) are urging U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken to take a stronger position against the International Criminal Cour...

Israeli Supreme Court Recognizes Reform, Conservative Converts As Jews Regarding Law Of Return

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a landmark ruling, the Israeli Supreme Court ruled Monday that conversion performed by the Reform and Conservative movements in Israel will be recognized b...

First Emirati Ambassador To Israel Arrives To Start Post

JERUSALEM (AP) — The United Arab Emirates’ first ambassador to Israel arrived Monday to start his posting in Tel Aviv, barely half a year after the countries formally established d...

Report: Obama Offered Syria Israeli Withdrawal From Golan Heights

WASHINGTON (JNS) - Just a few months before the Syrian civil war erupted in March 2011, the Obama administration offered the Assad regime an Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heigh...

Netanyahu Accuses Iran Of Attacking Israeli-Owned Cargo Ship

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday accused Iran of attacking an Israeli-owned ship in the Gulf of Oman last week, a mysterious explosion that furt...

Israel Rules Out Greek Tanker As Suspect In Mediterranean Oil Spill

JERUSALEM (JNS) - The Greek tanker Minerva Helen was not the source of the tons of toxic tar that washed up on Israel’s shores last weekend, Israel’s Environmental Protection Minis...

Thousands Of Chareidi Families Trudge To Jerusalem By Foot After Govt. Closes Entrance Roads

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — In a crude attempt to prevent the large gatherings of chasidim on Purim in Jerusalem which this year took place on Sunday, the Israeli government closed the r...

Watch: Purim Tishes In Jerusalem, Megilla Reading At Rachel’s Tomb

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JERUSALEM (VINnews) — For the first time in a year, many chasidic groups conducted a  Tish (table gathering) honoring Purim. The tishes took place in Jerusalem Sunday, which was th...

Syria Reports Israeli Missile Attack Near Capital, Damascus

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DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian air defenses were activated in the capital Damascus and its southern suburbs Sunday night to repel an Israeli missile attack, state media reported. Th...

Israel Approves Plan To Vaccinate West Bank Laborers

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel on Sunday announced plans to vaccinate tens of thousands of Palestinians who work inside Israel and its West Bank settlements, at a time of vast disparities...

Arab Israeli Faces Treason Charges For Sharing Iron Dome Locations With Hamas

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JERUSALEM (JNS) - An Israeli citizen acted as a Hamas agent in Israel and worked for the terrorist organization’s military wing in Gaza, the Shin Bet and Israel Police revealed on ...

Israeli-owned Ship Docked In Dubai After Mysterious Blast

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Israeli-owned cargo ship that suffered a mysterious explosion in the Gulf of Oman came to Dubai's port for repairs Sunday, days after the blas...

Explosion Strikes Israeli-Owned Ship In Mideast Amid Tension

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An explosion struck an Israeli-owned cargo ship sailing out of the Middle East on Friday, an unexplained blast renewing concerns about ship secur...

Ten Fabulous Fortresses In Israel

JERUSALEM (JNS/Israel21C)- When you think of Israel, castles probably aren’t the first thing that come to mind—which is a shame, considering that the country boasts some truly magn...

Opinion: Get Vaccinated Now; The Torah Commands It

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JERUSALEM (JNS/Rabbi David Baruch Lau) - During my visits to coronavirus wards at hospitals across Israel, I encountered a most worrying statistic. All of the hospitalized were rel...

In Wake Of Tar Spill, Israeli Heath Ministry Bans Sale Of Fish From Mediterranean

JERUSALEM (JNS) - Israel’s Health Ministry on Wednesday announced a temporary ban on the sale of fish from Mediterranean Sea, due to the massive tar spill last weekend along the co...

Secretive Israeli Nuclear Facility Undergoes Major Project

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JERUSAELM (AP) — A secretive Israeli nuclear facility at the center of the nation's undeclared atomic weapons program is undergoing what appears to be its biggest construction proj...

80 Israelis Stranded In Frankfurt Airport After Lufthansa Rescue Flight Leaves Without Them

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FRANKFURT (VINnews) — 80 Israelis were stranded in Frankfurt airport Tuesday evening after a rescue flight which was due to bring them back to Israel left with only half of the 160...

Israeli DM Moves To Halt Plan To Share Virus Vaccines

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s defense minister on Thursday called for an immediate halt in plans to ship surplus coronavirus vaccines to a group of allied nations, accusing Prime Minis...

Bahrain: Crown Prince Calls Israel PM On Iran Nuclear Talks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain’s crown prince spoke with the Israeli prime minister on Thursday about the return to nuclear talks with Iran, Bahrain’s state-run news ag...