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WATCH: French President Macron Gets Testy With Israeli Police in Jerusalem’s Old City

JERUSALEM (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday lost his temper with Israeli security agents during a visit to a French church in Jerusalem and angrily ordered one o...

Ukraine’s Jewish President Heaps Praise on Israel in Pre-Visit Interview

UKRAINE (JTA) - President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine extolled Israelis as a “united, strong, powerful” and “unique” people in his first interview for an Israeli publication. ...

Hamas Official Threatens More Explosive Balloons Into Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Incendiary balloons Palestinians launched from the Gaza Strip recently were a signal to Israel to accelerate unofficial “understandings” meant to ease ...

Israeli ARMY Kills 3 Palestinians After Attack at Gaza Fence

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The Israeli military said its soldiers killed three Palestinians who crossed the Gaza border fence and threw an explosive device at troops on Tuesday. ...

Israel’s Security Force for World Holocaust Forum Will Be Nearly 10,000 Strong

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A security force nearly 10,000 strong will be protecting world leaders and others attending the 5th World Holocaust Forum at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem on Thursday. ...

Poland Calls on Putin to Tell Truth at WWII Event in Israel

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland has appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin to refrain from using World War II and Holocaust victims for current political goals and pointed to wa...

Benny Gantz Says He Will Annex Jordan Valley After Elections

JERUSALEM (JTA) - Benny Gantz said that following national elections in March, he will work to establish Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley “in coordination with the inter...

Netanyahu Equates Iran’s Nuclear Program To The Nazi Genocide

JERUSALEM (JNS) — Ahead of the Fifth World Holocaust Forum this week in Jerusalem, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu compared the Nazi genocide of the Jewish people to Iran...

Netanyahu Tries to Rally Global Opposition to ICC Case

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling on the world to take “concrete actions” against the International Criminal Court ahead of a possible war-crime...
Ethiopians and supporters take part in a protest against police violence and discrimination following the death of 19-year-old Ethiopian, Solomon Tekah who was shot and killed few days ago in Kiryat Haim by an off-duty police officer, in Tel Aviv, July 8, 2019. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90

Israel’s Rabbinical Chief Council Recognizes Ethiopians As Jews

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — The Chief Rabbinate Council, a body of senior rabbis in the Israeli chief rabbinate, decided recently to reinforce the recognition of members of Ethiopia’s Be...

Jordan Passes Draft Law To Ban Israeli Gas Imports

JORDAN (JNS) — Jordan’s parliament on Sunday approved a draft law banning the import of Israeli natural gas. The motion was passed unanimously by all 130 lawmakers, but legal ob...

Mother Of Naama Issachar Hopes Putin Will Grant A Pardon Soon

JERUSALEM (JNS) — The mother of an Israeli-American woman currently serving a seven-and-a-half-year sentence in Russia on drug charges expressed hope on Sunday that Russian Preside...

Italy Will ‘Absolutely’ Recognize Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital, Top Italian Politician Says

JERUSALEM (Israel Hayom) — These are tumultuous days for Matteo Salvini, head of Italy’s right-wing Lega (League) Party. Recent polls have projected that were elections to be held ...

Report: Secret Document Shows Iran Was Building A Nuclear Weapon In 2002

JERUSALEM (JNS) — A secret document seized during a raid by Israeli intelligence on a compound in Tehran in 2018 proves Iran was building a nuclear weapon back in 2002, according t...

Israel Building Underground Defense System On Lebanon Border

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's military said it began construction of an underground defense system Sunday along its northern frontier with Lebanon to protect against cross-border tunne...

Jordanians Protest Gas Deal With Israel

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Hundreds of Jordanians demonstrated in downtown Amman on Friday, calling on the government to cancel an agreement in which Israel began pumping natural gas to ...

Muslims Chant About Killing Jews Outside Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque

JERUALEM (JTA) — Hundreds of Muslims chanted about killing Jews outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem on Friday morning, prompting police to disperse the crowd. The chants beg...

Film Director Tries to Get Inside the Head of Yitzhak Rabin’s Killer

LOS ANGELES (JTA) – Over the past century, Jews have endured what filmmaker Yaron Zilberman calls a “trilogy of traumas”: the Holocaust, the Yom Kippur War and the assassination of...

Mike Pence to Attend Holocaust Forum in Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Vice President Mike Pence will attend a conference on the Holocaust in Israel. The White House announced Wednesday that Pence and his wife, Karen, would atten...

Israel Hits Hamas Target in Gaza as Balloon Attacks Resume

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said an attack helicopter struck a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip late Thursday in response to the launch of incendiary balloons into...