Articles by: JewishNews-Ben

Death row prisoner: ‘I have been told I am going to be executed seven times’

Death row prisoner: ‘I have been told I am going to be executed seven times’

  Editor’s note : Shafqat Hussain says he was tortured into making a false confession; campaigners say he was a juvenile when convicted. The following… Read More ›

Newborn baby pulled alive from toilet in Beijing

Newborn baby pulled alive from toilet in Beijing

  Police are searching for the mother of a newborn baby girl found wedged face-down in a Beijing toilet on Sunday. Residents heard cries from… Read More ›

US pledges to defend Israel if Iran attacks

US pledges to defend Israel if Iran attacks

Senior official says military action against Islamic Republic ‘always an option,’ but nuclear deal reduces likelihood it’ll be needed   WASHINGTON — The United States… Read More ›

The easy way to save Israel’s collapsing tourism industry

The easy way to save Israel’s collapsing tourism industry

Op-ed: Israel has a tourist offering unlike any other country: Archaeological sites, great beaches, thumping nightlife, fantastic food and compelling landscapes. But great content means… Read More ›

New film explores struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel

New film explores struggles of gay Palestinians in Israel

The film ‘Oriented’ documents the lives of three gay Palestinians living in the heart of Tel Aviv’s gay community, and highlights the identity conflicts that… Read More ›

Bennett announces extra funds for LGBT youth

Bennett announces extra funds for LGBT youth

In wake of Jerusalem gay pride parade stabbing attack, education minister says no one in Israel should ‘fear walking outside due to their lifestyle.’ Right-wing… Read More ›

Report: Top French official says if Congress rejects Iran deal, a better deal could be achieved

Report: Top French official says if Congress rejects Iran deal, a better deal could be achieved

Hollande’s senior adviser expresses misgivings about the nuclear deal reached with Iran according to Bloomberg report; official tweets denial of report.   Contrary to US… Read More ›

Report: Palestinian baby killed in suspected W. Bank ‘Price Tag’ attack

Report: Palestinian baby killed in suspected W. Bank ‘Price Tag’ attack

It was reported that graffiti in Hebrew was found scrawled on walls near the site of the incident reading “revenge” and “live the king.”  … Read More ›

Hotovely: Netanyahu government will back more settlement building

Hotovely: Netanyahu government will back more settlement building

Beit El settlers shout at deputy foreign minister: “Where were you yesterday during the demolitions?”   Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely pledged on Thursday that… Read More ›

Carter: Successful Iran nuclear deal better than strike

Carter: Successful Iran nuclear deal better than strike

US defense secretary says deal might not be successfully implemented, and to that end ‘we are under instructions from the president to preserve, improve military… Read More ›

Knesset passes controversial ‘Norwegian Law’

Knesset passes controversial ‘Norwegian Law’

The “Norwegian Law,” based on the model of the Scandinavian country’s government, requires each minister to be replaced in the legislature by a candidate from… Read More ›

Authorities study plane debris found off Madagascar for links to missing MH370

Authorities study plane debris found off Madagascar for links to missing MH370

A person familiar with the matter told Reuters the part was almost certainly from a Boeing 777 but that it had not yet been established… Read More ›

Why is Muslim harassment of Jews on the Temple Mount increasing?

Why is Muslim harassment of Jews on the Temple Mount increasing?

The most practical solution is for police to enforce a policy that restricts Muslim mobs from coming within 20 meters of Jewish visitors to the… Read More ›

Israeli, Palestinian peace negotiators meet in secret in Jordan

Israeli, Palestinian peace negotiators meet in secret in Jordan

Silvan Shalom and Saeb Erekat meet in Amman to ‘break the ice’ in attempt to restart peace talks; Netanyahu, Abbas okayed meeting. Minister Silvan Shalom,… Read More ›

Israel’s Arabs don’t have to be Zionists to be loyal

Israel’s Arabs don’t have to be Zionists to be loyal

Op-ed: State of Israel’s anthem is a reflection of Jewish yearning for a national home; Arab citizens cannot and should not be part of that… Read More ›

Kerry to visit region to discuss Iran deal, but skip Israel

Kerry to visit region to discuss Iran deal, but skip Israel

US secretary of state to travel to Egypt and Qatar and meet with allies in attempt to alleviate concerns over nuclear agreement signed with Tehran;… Read More ›

Hamas official: Iranian aid to Gaza halted

Hamas official: Iranian aid to Gaza halted

Deputy head of Palestinian group says Hamas working to strengthen ties with Islamic Republic, “for the benefit of the Palestinian issue.”   A Hamas official… Read More ›

Former US secretary of defense: Releasing Pollard doesn’t make Iran deal any less of a disaster

Former US secretary of defense: Releasing Pollard doesn’t make Iran deal any less of a disaster

Donald Rumsfeld reiterates warning against release of Israeli spy in 1998 and 2001 under Clinton and Bush administrations.   Former United States secretary of defense… Read More ›

Iranian Jews murdered trying to flee to Israel, Mossad reveals

Iranian Jews murdered trying to flee to Israel, Mossad reveals

Jewish population shrunk since revolution, but many remain by choice • 15,000-18,000 still living in Islamic Republic.   Israel’s overseas intelligence agency, the Mossad, has… Read More ›

Newly found UK papers heighten concern over child sex abuse claims

Newly found UK papers heighten concern over child sex abuse claims

  London – A UK report into allegations of the sexual abuse of children by people in, or close to, government in the 1970s and 1980s… Read More ›