Monday, September 26, 2022


Magen David Adom Receives Award for Tech, Making Them Fastest Emergency Responders in Israel

MDA uses GIS technology as part of its computer-aided dispatch system, enabling the paramedic service to instantly geolocate the ambulances and first responders nearest the scene of a medical emergency.

(Courtesy of MDA) Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s paramedic and Red Cross


Iran Passes Nuke Threshold

After a top Iranian official claims Tehran already has the ability to build an atomic bomb, analysts tell JNS that ‘technologically speaking, they are very, very close.’

Iran can produce a nuclear weapon at will, former Iranian Foreign Minister Kamal Kharrazi announced on Sunday.


Gantz to Meet US National Security Adviser Sullivan, CIA Chief Burns

(JNS) Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz took off for the United States this week to take part in the annual 2022 Aspen Institute’s Security Forum in Colorado.

During the conference, Gantz is scheduled to meet with senior American defense officials, including National Security Adviser Jack Sullivan,


Religious Entities Urge Senate Committee to Boost Security Grant Program in Bill

(JNS) A coalition of multifaith national organizations sent a letter to two committee leaders in the Senate this week, urging them to help protect houses of worship and nonprofits by passing a bill to improve the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP).


Israeli Channel 13 Reporter Sparks Outrage After Visiting Mecca

(Jpost) Gil Tamary, a reporter for Israel’s Channel 13, sparked outrage after he entered Mecca and filmed a report within the Muslim holy city as millions of Muslims from around the world conducted the Hajj (pilgrimage) to the city. Tamary was in Saudi Arabia as he had received a special


Judea and Samaria Drivers Face New Kind of Terrorism: Laser Beams

(JNS via Israel Hayom) Jewish residents in Judea and Samaria have been subject in recent weeks to a new kind of terrorist tactic: laser beams.

Terrorists have been aiming laser beams at drivers’ eyes in an attempt to cause accidents. Incidents have been reported in the Benjamin region near Jerusalem,


IDF Intercepts Apparent Hezbollah Drone in Israeli Airspace

(JNS) The Israel Defense Forces intercepted a drone “likely” belonging to Hezbollah that penetrated Israeli airspace from Lebanon, according to a statement released by the military.

According to Israeli media reports, the


EU to Resume Association Council Meetings With Israel After 10-Year Hiatus

(JNS) The European Union Foreign Affairs Council voted unanimously to resume Association Council meetings with Israel, the last of which was held in 2012.

The ministers “agreed that the Association Council is the highest


UN Demands Israel Free Terrorist on Grounds of ‘Severe Mental Disorders’

(JNS via Israel Hayom) The United Nations is demanding that Israel release, on mental health grounds, a Palestinian terrorist convicted on two counts of attempted murder.

On October 12, 2015, in an attack caught on security cameras, Ahmad Manasra, who was then 13 years old, and his cousin, Hassan Khalid


Interior Ministry: Rabbi Baruch Lanner Won’t Receive Israeli Citizenship

The Interior Ministry has denied the immigration request of an American Orthodox rabbi convicted of sexually assaulting his pupils, the ministry said this week.

However, the disgraced rabbi, Baruch Lanner, will be able to remain in Israel for nearly a full year with the


Israel, US Sign ‘Jerusalem Declaration’

Ahead of U.S. President Joe Biden’s arrival in Israel on Wednesday, senior Israeli officials said on Tuesday that during his visit, the two countries will formalize what one official called “the Jerusalem Declaration on the U.S.-Israel Strategic Partnership.”



Ahead of Biden’s Visit, Gantz Approves ‘Confidence Building Measures’ With the Palestinians

(JNS) Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz approved a series of “confidence building” measures between Israel and the Palestinian authority, ahead of the arrival in Israel on Wednesday, July 13 of U.S. President Joe Biden.

The measures were approved following a meeting last week between Gantz and

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