JNS.org At a United Nations Security Council meeting Thursday, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said the world body should focus more attention on the “incredibly destructive nature” of Iran and Hezbollah, and less on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “The Israel-Palestinian issue is an important one, deserving of attention. But...
Marijuana users are rejoicing in Israel as the country has proposed to decriminalize personal marijuana use. Up to 15 grams will be allowed if the new policy is approved and it will be enforced in three months. It will mean that first time offenders caught smoking recreational marijuana will be...
JNS.org A record number of Jews - approximately 1,600 - visited the Temple Mount in Jerusalem during the seven-day Passover holiday this year, breaking last year’s record of 1,015 during the same time, according to non-profit organization Yirah. Additionally, a record number of Jewish visits to the Temple Mount in a...
President Donald Trump said he will visit Israel as part of his first foreign trip as commander-in-chief. “I am proud to make a major and historic announcement this morning, and to share with you that my first foreign trip as president of the United States will be to Saudi Arabia,...
Listen to the sweet sounds of young students from Beir Raban singing 'Keili Ata' at their Msibat Siddur (Siddur party.) Get OS News Live Updates  by email and never miss our top breaking stories   
The translator of David Grossman’s 2017 Man Booker International Prize-winning novel, “A Horse Walks into a Bar,” donated half her winnings to a human rights watchdog group. Jessica Cohen, who split the prize of 50,000 British pounds (approximately $64,000) with the celebrated Israeli novelist, gave half of her portion to B’Tselem,...
By Times of Israel's Daily  Trump’s planned visit to Israel on May 22-23— his first to the Jewish state — coincides with Jerusalem Day, when Israel will celebrate 50 years since the reunification of the city under Israeli control after the 1967 Six Day War. “What better time could there be to...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent his condolences to the Russia people following a deadly explosion on the subway in St. Petersburg on Monday that killed at least 10 and injured some 50 others. "On behalf of the government of Israel, I send condolences to President Putin and to the...
ACTION ALERT! Sign the petition thanking Nikki Haley for her support of the state of Israel at the UN! The petition will be delivered to Amb. Haley at the end of next month! The new United States Ambassador to the United Nations has taken a strong stance against the shameful...
The dates of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Israel—the first trip of its kind by a holder of his office—have been set for July 5-6 as the two countries mark 25 years of diplomatic relations. While the details of Modi’s itinerary are still being worked out, reports...
Adam Abrams/JNS.org Pictured above: Inside the annual CannaTech medical marijuana innovation conference in Tel Aviv March 20, 2017. Moshe Ihea (in center), founder and CEO of Israel-based Cannabliss, discusses his company's cannabis-based medicines that are on display. Credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90.Credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90. Beyond the scent of potent cannabis drifting about the...
Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org Pictured above: Dairy cows in a barn at the Volcani Center—the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture’s research arm—in Beit Dagan, near Tel Aviv. Credit: Yehoshua Maltz/Volcani Center. Self-driving cars. Drip irrigation. Missile defense. Milk? Amid all the buzz around Israel’s “start-up nation,” including Intel’s recent $15 billion acquisition of Mobileye,...
Why don't the Palestinians have their own country? Is it the fault of Israel? Of the Palestinians? Of both parties? David Brog, Executive Director of the Maccabee Task Force, shares the answers. But you may have already guessed, it's not because Israel hasn't made numerous offers of land. In fact...
JNS.org Pictured above: David Mor's winning photograph in the JerusaLens competition. Credit: David Mor via Jewish National Fund. The Jewish National Fund (JNF) announced the winners of its JerusaLens Jerusalem photo contest, held in honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the Israeli capital’s reunification. Participation in the competition saw 2.4 million...
Noémi Schlosser is currently interviewing the 'Youth of 1948' the men and women who built the State of Israel. She travels with her camera across the country to talk to these men and women who were part of the Hagana and the Palmach, who survived the siege of Jerusalem...


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