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Report: US embassy could relocate to Jerusalem in 2019
After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week predicted the U.S. Embassy in Israel would be relocated to Jerusalem within a year, President Donald Trump countered that estimate. The New York Times now reports that the White House is indeed pushing full steam ahead with the embassy’s relocation.
Israel’s annual anti-Semitism report: ‘Mein Kampf’ now German bestseller
Israel’s Minister of Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett on Sunday presented the Jewish state’s annual report on global anti-Semitism to the Israeli government. The report demonstrated that anti-Semitism is on the rise in several notable areas, particularly in Europe.
Israeli micro-satellite start-up signs $100 million deal with ‘major’ operator
The Israeli micro-satellite developer Effective Space Solutions last week announced the signing of a $100 million multi-year contract to provide satellite maintenance services to an unnamed client.
Before Israel visit, Pence reassures Jordan and Egypt of US role in peace process
Ahead of a two-day trip to Israel, Vice President Mike Pence visited neighboring Jordan and Egypt in an attempt to strengthen U.S. ties with the two Arab allies, and to reassure the countries’ leaders of America’s role as a peace broker between Israelis and Palestinians.
Can the world agree to ‘fix’ the Iran nuclear deal?
Israel and the U.S. are largely on the same page about policy towards Iran. But can Trump get Europe on board?
Hamas establishing terror infrastructure in Lebanon, Israeli defense minister says
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS
The Gaza-ruling Palestinian terror group Hamas is investing considerable resources into establishing terrorist infrastructure in Lebanon, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Friday.
Think tank offers $1 million to UNRWA after Trump cut, proposes reforms to agency
The Middle East Forum think tank announced that it is offering a $1 million donation to UNRWA, the United Nations agency dedicated to Palestinian refugees, following a $65 million funding cut by the U.S.
Longtime Jewish supporters of peace process: Abbas disqualified as negotiating partner
Some prominent Jewish proponents of the decades-long peace process between Israelis and Palestinians now claim that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s controversial speech on Jan. 14 disqualifies him as a negotiating partner, while other dovish Jewish leaders are accusing the Trump administration of provoking the Palestinian leader.
IDF prepares for its new high-tech home in southern Israel’s ‘Silicon Wadi’
The IDF is gearing up for a major relocation to southern Israel, where it plans to create new environs replete with academia and high-tech firms, and to give a significant boost to the Be’er Sheva area.
‘We don’t care about anti-Semitism in this office,’ Senate aide allegedly says
A U.S. Senate staffer allegedly suggested that anti-Semitism is of lesser concern than discrimination against other minority groups, stating twice that “we don’t care about anti-Semitism in this office,” JNS has learned.
Poll: worldwide approval of US leadership drops significantly, Israeli approval rises
Among Israeli respondents, President Donald Trump’s approval rating is 67 percent.
Trump says embassy will not move to Jerusalem within one year
President Donald Trump said he does not expect the U.S. Embassy in Israel to move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within a year, contradicting comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday.
IDF carries out manhunt in Jenin to apprehend terrorists behind drive-by shooting
The IDF carried out a manhunt in the Palestinian-controlled city of Jenin on Wednesday night to apprehend suspects in the drive-by shooting terror attack that killed Rabbi Raziel Shevach.
Netanyahu says $500 million Spike missile deal with India is back on
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel’s $500 million Spike missile deal with India is back on after the pact’s reported cancellation last November.
Israel’s wine industry grows better with age
sraeli winemakers say that, just like the beverage they produce, their industry is growing better with age. In the past few years, Israeli exports of wine and spirits have been consistently growing at around 6 percent annually, according to the Israel Export Institute.