Israel: a strategic asset for the United States

Israel: a strategic asset for the United States By ROBERT D. BLACKWILL and WALTER B. SLOCOMBE Israel is a small country in a strategically vital–and increasingly inhospitable–region of the … [Read more...]

Assad kills dozens more despite Arab League initiative

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Dozens of people were reported killed by government forces in the Syrian city of Homs on Thursday, putting the lie to President Bashar Assad ostensible agreement to an … [Read more...]

Jerusalem priests report constant spitting attacks by ultra-Orthodox

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Priests and priesthood students of the Armenian Church have complained of increasing incidents of being spat at and cursed by ultra-Orthodox youth and adults in the … [Read more...]

Sinai Bedouin accused of stealing refugees’ organs

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Bedouin tribes that make their living from smuggling African refugees and trafficking in women across the Sinai from Egypt to Israel are suspected of stealing organs from … [Read more...]

Mini-flotilla of two boats challenging Gaza blockade

JERUSALEM (JWN)—Two yachts left Turkey on Wednesday en route to Gaza via Rhodes to break Israel’s arms blockade on the Hamas terrorist stronghold. Some two dozen Americans, Canadians, Australians, … [Read more...]

Israel halts UNESCO funding over PA membership

JERUSALEM (JWN)—Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu decided on Thursday to withhold Israel’s annual $2 million dollar contribution to United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, … [Read more...]

Israel conducts civil defense, military drills amid talk of Iran strike

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Hundreds of thousands of Israelis living and working in the Tel Aviv region responded to air raid sirens at 10 a.m. Thursday and went orderly to the nearest bomb shelter. … [Read more...]

Israel test fires Jericho 3 ballistic missile

JERUSALEM (JWN)—Israel’s Defense Ministry carried out a test launching of the latest version of the Jericho missile on Wednesday morning. The three-stage ballistic missile was launched from the IDF’s … [Read more...]

Iran warns Israel of heavy retaliation if attacked

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—The head of Iran's military establishment, Hassan Firouzabadi, chief warned Israel and the US on Wednesday that the world would pay a heavy price for an Israeli attack on … [Read more...]

Netanyahu: It’s Israel’s right to build in Jerusalem

  JERUSALEM (JWN)—Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Wednesday amplified the cabinet’s decision the previous day to accelerate construction in Jerusalem and its environs, telling the … [Read more...]

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