(JTA) — Iran has pulled back from the brink of achieving a nuclear weapon, opting to use over a third of its medium-enriched uranium for civilian purposes, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told a British newspaper.
(JNS.org) Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin has been chosen to receive an honorary doctorate from the prestigious Juilliard School in New York. He will receive the doctorate at a ceremony in May, reported Israel Hayom.
(JNS.org) A top military official from Israel’s northern command believes that international sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program are forcing its leaders to curtail aid to proxy terrorist groups like Hezbollah.
(JTA) – A dozen Israeli children who suffer from cancer were treated to dinner at the Israeli Embassy in Washington and visits to many of the area’s top tourist sites.
The children, as well as a few of their mothers, medical personnel and trip organizers, spent the past few days touring the U.S. Capitol, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, the National Mall and several museums.
(JNS.org) – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter lamented the “vanishing” prospects of Israeli-Palestinian peace during a trip to Jerusalem this week, blaming Israeli construction in the West Bank.
Carter called the current situation “catastrophic” and accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of pursuing a one-state solution, despite Netanyahu’s previous statements committing to a two-state solution, including his 2009 speech at Bar Ilan University.
(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) – An Israel Defense Forces company commander was seriously wounded on Tuesday when an explosive device detonated along the border fence in central Gaza, near the Kissufim crossing, the IDF said.
According to the report, the officer opened a gate as part of a routine checkup to ensure there were no explosives or terrorists along the border, and precisely then the device was detonated. There were no exchanges of fire following the blast.