Tzippe Barrow

TzippeBarrow

From her perch high atop the mountains surrounding Jerusalem, Tzippe Barrow tries to provide a bird’s eye view of events unfolding in her country.

Tzippe’s parents were born to Russian Jewish immigrants, who fled the czar’s pogroms to make a new life in America.

As a teenager, Tzippe wanted to spend a summer in Israel, but her parents, sensing the very real possibility that she might want to live there, sent her and her sister to Switzerland instead.

Twenty years later, the Lord opened the door to visit the ancient homeland of her people.

My Stories

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Hanukkah: Celebrating God's Faithfulness

Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, begins Tuesday evening -- 25 Kislev on the Hebrew calendar.

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Abbas Is 'Going for Broke'

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas says he's ready to create an independent Palestinian state at any cost.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Shin Bet Thwarts Multiple Terror Attacks

In a report released Thursday, the Shin Bet revealed details from the arrest of more than 30 Hamas operatives in Judea and Samaria planning multiple terror attacks.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Netanyahu Backs 'Home Bill' Despite Opposition

In what appears to be efforts to avoid a coalition crisis, a vote on the Jewish home bill, originally slated for Wednesday, has been postponed for a week.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Israel Acts against Terrorists, Not Arabs

Israeli authorities are taking several tough measures to counter would-be terrorists from carrying out their missions.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Analysis: The Two-State Illusion

In the 20-odd years since it's been on the drawing board, the concept of dividing Israel into two states has never really gelled.

Friday, November 07, 2014

Commentary: Mourning Israel's Innocents

It seems one no longer needs a bulldozer to kill Israelis. Any old car will do.

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

US Supreme Court to Rule on Jlem Passport Status

The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments Monday on the legality of listing Israel as the country of birth on U.S. passports of Israeli-born Jews holding dual citizenship.

Monday, November 03, 2014

Israel, Egypt Close Borders with Gaza Strip

Israel closed its border crossings with the Gaza Strip on Sunday following a rocket attack Friday night.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Pal. Authority Chair Calls for Jerusalem 'Day of Rage'

Rainy weather may put a damper on P.A. Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's call to observe a "day of rage" on Friday to defend the al-Aksa Mosque on Jerusalem's Temple Mount.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Jerusalem: 'A Very Heavy Stone'

With Jerusalem increasingly the focus of much of the world, the words of the ancient Jewish prophet Zechariah come to mind.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Why the Outcry over Jewish Building in Jerusalem?

Criticism over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's authorization of new housing units in Jerusalem drew the usual outcry from the usual sources.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Egypt Declares State of Emergency

Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi declared a state of emergency after massive terror attacks this weekend in the northern Sinai killed 30 soldiers and wounded 31.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Palestinian Unity Gov't. Still Sputtering

The P.A. unity government has yet to function as a cohesive coalition, as disputes between rival Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, continue.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Israel Flourishing Despite Struggles

Conflict is not something new for Israel.

Thursday, October 02, 2014

Netanyahu: White House Needs to 'Get the Facts Right'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with President Barack Obama to address areas of tension in the U.S.-Israeli relationship.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ceasefire Holds as Rosh Hashanah Begins

With the Jewish New Year beginning Wednesday at sundown, there's an undeniable optimism in the air -- evidence of Israel's determination to turn lemons into lemonade.

Friday, September 19, 2014

P.A. Unity Gov't. Disintegrating, Again

The reconciliation agreement signed last April between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority's Fatah faction, ostensibly to pave the way for a P.A. unity government, is eroding.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Israeli Tourism in Recovery Mode

Israel's tourism industry is scrambling to recover after Palestinian rocket barrages on Israeli cities and towns took a tremendous toll on summer tourism.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Why Israelis Welcome the Sabbath

As the weekly Sabbath rest approaches, it's been another tumultuous six days in Israel.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Netanyahu Defends Ceasefire, Says Hamas 'Hit Hard'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the nation Wednesday evening for the first time since the Egyptian-mediated ceasefire took effect 24 hours earlier.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Abbas Prepares 'New' UN Statehood Initiative

P.A. chairman Mahmoud Abbas is upping the ante against Israel even as Hamas continued firing massive rocket barrages on Israel over the weekend.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Opinion: Israel's God Won't Abandon the Jews

If the U.S. administration's decision to impose an arms embargo on Israel proves to be true, it would just be the latest in a long list of injustices.

Saturday, August 09, 2014

Opinion: God's Word: Israel's Glue

Sunset brought Shabbat, a day cherished by religious and secular alike -- and perhaps even more in time of war.

Friday, August 01, 2014

Opinion: Israel Held to a Different Standard

Israel's death toll in the struggle to restore calm and protect its citizens from Hamas rocket fire reached 63 by Friday morning and it's not over yet.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Opinion: The Absurdity of Equating Israel with Hamas

Some people understand what's going on in the IDF's ground incursion in the Gaza Strip, and some don't.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Battle Draws Israel to God's Promises

On Friday morning, a family in Herzliya learned their son had been killed hours after Israel's ground incursion into the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Rocket Fire Not Stopping Biblical Promise to Israel

Hamas rockets could not deter two planeloads of French Jews from immigrating to their historical homeland Wednesday, which many see as the fulfillment of biblical promises.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Hamas, Fatah Post Facebook Threats

To understand the ideology embraced by Hamas and Fatah, a working knowledge of Arabic is very helpful.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

World Condemns Israel for Protecting Its People

As Israel fights back against Hamas - the Palestinian terror group that openly declares its intention to wipe the Jewish state off the map - it faces condemnation.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Tunnel Explosion Kills Hamas 'Martyrs'

Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip reported five Izz al-Din al-Qassam members killed and several wounded in a Gaza smuggling tunnel explosion Thursday.

Monday, June 16, 2014

US Backing of PA Unity Gov't. 'Encourages Terror'

Israeli Tourism Minister Uzi Landau said the Obama administration bears some responsibility for the kidnapping of three Israeli teens.

Friday, June 13, 2014

He 'Neither Slumbers Nor Sleeps'

Friday morning, a masked terrorist opened fire with an automatic rifle at a checkpoint near Ramallah, where the Palestinian Authority has its headquarters.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

New Israeli President Has Deep Jerusalem Roots

Israelis seem both optimistic and supportive of President-elect Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin, calling him a "unifying" force and one who will represent the nation in a nonpolitical way.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Gaza Rocket Fire Continues with PA Unity Gov't.

Gaza-based Palestinian jihadists fired a rocket at southern Israel Wednesday morning.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Netanyahu: To Guard Jerusalem Is to Guard Our Heart

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Jerusalem is Israel's heart, and it will never be divided again.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Video Prompts Calls to Investigate Israel for Arab Deaths

The deaths of two young Palestinian Arabs during demonstrations over Israel's statehood are prompting calls for an international investigation.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Israeli Minister Defends Mtg. with PA's Abbas

Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni sloughed off criticism about her London meeting with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas two weeks ago.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Israel: Pope Francis Coming for 'Everybody'

While Israel's Tourism Ministry prepares for Sunday's arrival of Pope Francis, the Palestinian Authority says his decision to start in Bethlehem speaks volumes.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Israel's 'Nakba' Fatalities May Spur more Violence

Israeli police and security forces are on heightened alert Friday as Arab residents bury two youths killed in yesterday's Nakba (catastrophe) Day observance.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Iran Continues Missile Development, Western Powers Resume Talks

Two days after FARS news agency posted three "exclusive stories" on Iran's development of cruise missiles, talks with Western powers on its nuclear program reconvened in Vienna.

Friday, May 09, 2014

Seeing Israel through God's Eyes

Most have heard the phrase, “God works in mysterious ways,” or to paraphrase the prophet Isaiah, God’s ways are a whole lot higher than ours.

Wednesday, May 07, 2014

PA Policy Paper Exposes Its Deception

A policy paper by Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, dated March 9, shows the PA never intended to reach a negotiated settlement with Israel.

Monday, May 05, 2014

Rejoice with Israel, Be Glad for Her!

As Israelis prepare to celebrate the nation’s 66th Independence Day, Yom Ha’atzmaut, it’s a timely reminder that God really is watching over His Word to perform it.

Friday, May 02, 2014

Netanyahu Backs 'Jewish State' Basic Law

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wants to pass a new law officially defining Israel as a Jewish state.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Israeli Minister: Strengthen Palestinian Autonomy

With negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians officially over, Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett says it's time for "realistic" solutions.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Netanyahu: Abbas' Holocaust Remarks Misleading

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' statement on the Nazi Holocaust is meant to "placate" the world, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Netanyahu Chides PA's Mixed Messages

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chided the Palestinian Authority over its mixed messages Monday on the sidelines of a Mimouna celebration.

Monday, April 07, 2014

Israel-Palestinians: To Talk or Not to Talk

Palestinian officials continued blaming Israel for the breakdown of talks Monday.

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Despite Posturing, Peace Talks Likely to Continue

By anyone's standards, this has been a particularly tumultuous week for the U.S.-brokered peace talks.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Israeli, EU Trade in Tact Despite BDS

Military threats aren't the only challenge facing Israel. The nation must also deal with an intense economic campaign, called BDS (boycott, divest, and sanction).

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Israeli DM Clarifies Critique of US Foreign Policy

Two days after Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said the U.S. administration couldn't be trusted to take the lead on Iran, he was forced to clarify his remarks.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Purim is about God

There’s no lack of information about the Jewish Festival of Purim on the Internet.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Purim 2014: Let the Celebration Begin!

The Festival of Purim, commemorated by Jews every year, tells the story of an attempt thousands of years ago to annihilate the Jews. Sound familiar?

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Netanyahu: Israel Most Pro-American State

PM Benjamin Netanyahu said he was drawing a line between "life and death" when he addressed the 14,000 attendees at this year's AIPAC conference.

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Netanyahu: Israel's Taken 'Unprecedented Steps'

The Palestinians must want peace as badly as Israel does to achieve a negotiated settlement, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told President Obama.

Monday, March 03, 2014

Netanyahu: We Will Maintain 'Stability and Security'

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel's "stability and security" remain his highest priority.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Rising Anti-Semitism: Time of the Hunters?

The spike in attacks against Jewish people in Ukraine has some questioning whether this might be the fulfillment of biblical prophecy.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Turkish Opposition Demands Erdogan Resign

The man some say is trying to turn Turkey into an Islamic Caliphate may just be undone by a corruption scandal leaked on YouTube Monday.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Netanyahu: German Delegation 'Friends' of Israel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Israel Monday with a delegation of 16 government ministers, one of the largest in the history of the two nations' bilateral ties.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Israelis Unfazed by Stalemated Peace Talks

Despite the pronouncements of many media pundits, Israeli- Palestinian talks are as stalemated as they’ve ever been.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Abbas, Erekat: Arabs Here for 'Thousands' of Years

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told 300 Israeli students over the weekend that Arabs have lived in Judea and Samaria for thousands of years.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Israel Dismisses Erdogan's 'Ultimatum'

Israel's Foreign Ministry dismissed Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ultimatum for normalizing ties with Israel.

Friday, February 07, 2014

Fmr Envoy: Long History Between US, Brotherhood

The relationship between U.S. administrations and the Muslim Brotherhood dates back to the Cold War, a former Israeli diplomat told CBN News.

Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Rice Tweets: Kerry's Support for Israel 'Rock Solid'

National Security Advisor Susan Rice took to the airwaves to defend Sec. of State John Kerry, saying "personal attacks" against him are "totally unfounded and unacceptable."

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

US: Israeli-Palestinian Deal Needs Time

Secretary of State John Kerry has lowered expectations of reaching an agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority within the nine-month time period.

Monday, February 03, 2014

Ya'alon: 'We'll Manage' Either Way'

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon said he hopes an agreement can be reached with the Palestinian Authority, but the Jewish state will "manage" either way.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Poll: Jewish Home Party Jumps Five Seats

It appears Economy Minister Naftali Bennett's opposition to the concept of Jews living under Palestinian Authority sovereignty is shared by many Israelis.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Netanyahu: Why Not a 'Jewish Minority' in Palestine?

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would not uproot one Jewish community or resident in the context of a peace agreement with the Palestinian Authority.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Netanyahu: 'Good News' from Davos

Netanyahu's meetings with leaders in the hi-tech and cyber defense world promise to generate new business opportunities for Israeli companies.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Netanyahu: 'Israel's What's Right in the Middle East'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says a strong Israeli economy benefits both Israelis and Palestinians -- and the peace process itself.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Netanyahu: Iran Deceiving the World with Smiles

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is deceiving the world with smiles, while continuing to spin a web of lies, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Canada Stands with Israel through 'Water and Fire'

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's unflinching support of Israel is a rare commodity these days.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Israelis Celebrate Tu B'Shvat

Thousands of school children will spend today planting saplings with their classmates in observance of Tu Bishvat, the New Year of the Trees.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

US Demands Apology from Israeli Defense Minister

The Obama administration demanded and got an apology for Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon's criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Iranian Leader: Israel a 'Rabid Dog'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised Russian Jewish community leaders in Moscow Thursday Iran will not have nuclear weapons.

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

US Poised to Impose Its Two-State Solution

According to the latest media reports, Kerry intends to convey U.S. intentions to present its formula for a permanent solution in January.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Israel: Building Plans No Surprise to US, P.A.

Israel's plans to build more homes in Jewish communities in eastern Jerusalem and biblical Judea and Samaria is once again causing an international stir.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Israel Split over Prisoner Release

For the second time in as many months, Israel is set to free convicted Palestinian terrorists as a gesture to keep Palestinians in peace talks with Israel.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Abbas Lobbies Europe to Divest from Israel

Mahmoud Abbas is on a mission. And he's becoming increasingly adept at diplomatic doublespeak.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

US, EU Laud Talks with Iran in Geneva

There were lots of smiling faces among delegates at the two-day meeting, making it appear more like a social gathering at times than high-level discussions.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Netanyahu: 'We Want a Sustainable Peace'

For Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the pressure never lets up.

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

US Poised to Cut Significant Aid to Egypt

While Saudi Arabia strengthens bilateral ties with Egypt, the U.S. is poised to announce significant cutbacks to its annual aid package.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Iran Pres. Rouhani's UN Speech More of the Same

Israelis weren't the only ones who saw through Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's charm offensive at the United Nations earlier this week.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Israeli Diplomat: West Should Support Egypt

The West should support the transition taking place in Egypt, former Israeli ambassador to Egypt tells CBN News.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Friday Marks 20 Years since Oslo Accords

Friday marks the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Oslo Accords by then-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and former PLO chairman Yasser Arafat on the White House lawn.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Israel Observes the Day of Atonement

By 4:00 p.m. Friday, a hush will descend over all of Israel.

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Israelis Celebrate New Year Despite Unrest

On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu encouraged Israelis to enjoy the holiday, knowing the security establishment is keeping watch on Syria.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

'A Family Reunion': Israel Welcomes Ethiopian Jews

Two planeloads of Ethiopian immigrants arrived at Ben Gurion's Terminal 1 Wednesday afternoon to a warm and enthusiastic welcome.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

After Ambush, Hamas Urges Opening Up Border

Hamas is calling on the Egyptian government to reopen the Rafah Border Crossing to the Sinai Peninsula.

Friday, August 16, 2013

President Obama Cancels US-Egypt Military Drill

President Adli Mansour responded to President Obama's cancellation of the military drills by pleading the case for the use of force in his country.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Palestinian Prisoner Release 'Sad Day' for Israelis

Tuesday promises to be a tough day for Israelis, especially for families whose loved ones died at the hands of the Arab inmates being released as a "goodwill gesture" to the P.A.

Friday, August 09, 2013

Israeli PM: EU Boycott Zeroes Future Agreements

Economic relations between Israel and Europe just got rockier.

Monday, August 05, 2013

White House to Iran: US Could Be a 'Willing Partner'

The White House is taking a conciliatory stance toward Iran's new president while Jerusalem is warning that he is just as dangerous as the former one.

Monday, July 29, 2013

P.A. Prisoner Release a 'Cloud' over Mideast Talks

Israel's planned release of Palestinian prisoners who have murdered Israelis in exchange for coming to the negotiating table is like a "dark cloud" hanging over the peace process.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Turkey: Israel Must Admit 'Wrongful Act'

Turkey's Islamist government upped the ante over the 2010 confrontation aboard the Mavi Marmara, saying Israel's apology and compensation for families wasn't enough.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Arab MK Suspended as Knesset Deputy Speaker

Arab Israeli Knesset member Ahmed Tibi (United Arab List-Ta'al) will not serve as deputy speaker during the summer session.

Friday, July 19, 2013

PLO, Fatah Reject Kerry's Plan for Peace Talks

If one were to have believed midweek headlines, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry would have announced the resumption of talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Iran's Rowhani Reaches Out to Assad, Nasrallah

If anyone thought the new Iranian president might be more open to Israel, it's clear that's not the case.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

EU Directive Punishes Israel

The EU's directive requires a clause in any agreement with Israel stating that all land beyond the 1948 lines does not belong to the Jewish state.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Anti-Semitic Film 'Family Entertainment' for Ramadan

Film makers are promoting an anti-Semitic mini-series on the Muslim massacre of Jews as "family entertainment" for Ramadan.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Egypt to Deploy More Troops to Sinai

There's a burgeoning problem with Islamic terror groups in the Sinai Desert that Egypt's new interim government plans to address.

Friday, July 05, 2013

Syria's Assad: Morsi Ouster End of 'Political Islam'

Syrian President Bashar Assad said events in Egypt spell the end of "political Islam."

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Poll: Most Believe Apology to Turkey a Mistake

A recent poll revealed that 71 percent of Israelis think it was a mistake to apologize for the 2010 confrontation aboard the Turkish-owned flotilla flagship Mavi Marmara.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Israeli Lawmaker Criticizes Peres' Costly Birthday Bash

Not everyone was happy with Israeli President Shimon Peres' 90th birthday celebration gala Tuesday evening.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Is a Third Intifada Brewing in Israel?

There's been talk that a third intifada -- armed Palestinian uprising -- may be brewing. Some dismiss the notion as baseless while others sense it's true.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Syrian Forces, Rebels Have Israel in the Crosshairs

Whatever the eventual outcome of Syria's civil war, both Assad and the rebel forces have Israel in the crosshairs.

Monday, June 10, 2013

State Sec'y Kerry Postpones Fifth Trip to Israel

U.S. Secretary of State won't be returning to Israel this week for his fifth attempt to restart talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Israel Marks Six-Day War's 46th Anniversary

Forty-six years ago Wednesday, Israeli pilots carried out a preemptive strike on the Egyptian Air Force, effectively grounding the entire fleet.

Monday, June 03, 2013

Israeli Family Donates Kidney to Palestinian Child

A 10-year-old Palestinian youngster can look forward to a new life thanks to a skilled Israeli medical team and a Jewish family who believes every life is worth saving.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Nazi Flag Flies in Palestinian Village

Earlier this week, Israelis driving to work were shocked to see a Nazi flag flying openly in Beit Omar, a Palestinian Arab village on the outskirts of Hebron.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Kerry Presents $4B Stimulus Package to P.A.

Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up the forum Sunday afternoon by presenting a $4 billion stimulus plan to the Palestinian Authority.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Israeli Committee Presents 'al-Dura' Findings

A government committee presented its findings Monday on the controversial death of Mohammed al-Dura, an Arab youth allegedly killed by Israeli troops in September 2000.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Netanyahu Firm on Syrian Threat to Tel Aviv

Israeli Prime Minister says Israel will continue to stop arms shipments to Hezbollah despite Syrian threat against Tel Aviv in London newspaper report.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Russia Steps Up Missile Sales to Syria

Russia has also provided anti-ship cruise missiles with advanced guidance systems to Syria, the New York Times reported.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Netanyahu, Putin to Discuss Syria Weapons Sale

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu plans to meet with Russian Premier Vladimir Putin to discuss the delivery of weapons to Syria.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Official: Israeli-Palestinian Talks to Resume Soon

Secretary of State John Kerry plans to return to Israel in two weeks to keep the momentum up for restarting peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.

Friday, May 03, 2013

Terrorist: P.A. Gave 'Green Light' to Carry Out Attack

The Palestinian Authority praised al-Zaghal as a hero of the "resistance" and Fatah posted accolades on its Facebook page.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Father of Five Murdered in Samaria

Life for a young Israeli family changed forever Tuesday when a Palestinian Arab knifed and then shot a father of five as he waited to catch a ride to work.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Israeli Finance Minister Looks to 'Working Class'

Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid says he'll promote economic policies that will benefit the working class.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Kerry Likens Boston Bombings to Turkish Flotilla

More than a few people took issue with Secretary of State John Kerry's comparison of the victims of last week's terror bombing in Boston to pro-Palestinian jihadists aboard the Mavi Marmara.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Senate Backs Israel's Right to 'Self-Defense'

The Senate approved a resolution earlier this week supporting Israel's "legitimate" right to protect itself.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Israel Extends Condolences, Rocket Attacks Continue

The Jewish state "stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the American people," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Jordan Ambassador: 'Killer Will Not Be Released'

Jordanian Ambassador to Israel Walid Khalid Obeidat said the convicted killer of seven Israeli school girls would serve out his life sentence.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

P.A.'s Fayyad Tenders Resignation, again

P.A.Prime Minister Salam Fayyad submitted his resignation again Wednesday, as he's done several times since taking office.

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Defense Secretary Hagel Next to Visit Israel

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will visit Israel in two weeks, Israel's Army Radio reported Tuesday morning.

Monday, April 08, 2013

Anti-Semitic Incidents Rise 30 Percent in 2012

A survey released Sunday showed a 30 percent increase in anti-Semitism worldwide, especially in Europe.

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Terrorists Target Israel's Northern, Southern Borders

Israel came under fire from the north and the south on Tuesday and battled Palestinian rioters from within.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Pursuing an Elusive Peace

Arab reaction to President Barack Obama's three-day visit to Israel seems, for the most part, less than positive.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Rockets from Gaza, Protests in Ramallah

Just after 7:00 a.m. Thursday, residents of the southern Israeli city of Sderot rushed to bomb shelters after the all-too-familiar air raid sirens sounded.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Palestinian Authority Mulls Response to Obama Visit

With President Obama's visit to Israel less than a week away, the Palestinian Authority is scrambling to formulate its response to his visit.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Israeli President Addresses EU Parliament

While Israeli President Shimon Peres was in Europe Tuesday to address the E.U. parliament, some European lawmakers were in Israel visiting Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Netanyahu Close to Coalition Deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly nearing closure with the two parties that finished second and third in the elections.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Palestinians Advise Obama Temple Mount Visit

The PA and Muslim religious leaders want President Obama to coordinate any visit to the Temple Mount with Palestinian or Jordanian officials and not through Israel.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Israeli Defense on High Alert for Prisoner's Funeral

Israel is bracing for trouble after a Palestinian prisoner died over the weekend following weeks of violent protests in flashpoints between Israeli troops and Palestinians.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Netanyahu Struggles to Form Coalition

It seems Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is having a hard time putting together a coalition.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Netanyahu Builds His Government

The Tzipi Livni Party, also known as Hatnua (The Movement), became the first to join Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Israel Vows 'to Build' on Fogel Murder Anniv.

Israelis have experienced many horrific terror attacks over the years, but some linger in the memory more than others.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Beit El Set to Build New Homes

Most Americans are more concerned with Iran building nuclear bombs than Israel building news homes in its biblical heartland, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said this week in Jerusalem.

Monday, February 04, 2013

IDF Arrests Hamas Members in the 'West Bank'

Israel is trying to stop Hamas from infiltrating the West Bank and taking control from the Palestinian Authority as they did in the Gaza Strip.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Israelis Mark the 'New Year of the Trees'

Tu B'Shvat, the New Year of the Trees, begins at sundown on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shvat, or Friday, Jan. 25, at sundown on the Gregorian calendar.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Intercessors Gather in Jerusalem to Pray for Israel

Prayer warriors from around the world gathered in Jerusalem to intercede for Israeli elections this week.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Committee Disqualifies Arab MK from Elections

The Central Elections Committee voted Wednesday to ban Arab Knesset member Hanin Zoabi from running in the Jan. 22 elections.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Hanukkah -- A Great Miracle Happened Here!

On the same day Israelis began celebrating Hanukkah this year, Hamas political leader Khaled Meshaal vowed to destroy the Jewish state.

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Battle for Jerusalem Continues

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement on developing the E1 area connecting Maale Adumim with Jerusalem is not new.

Monday, December 03, 2012

'Nothing New under the Sun'

What did Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas really accomplish last week at the United Nations?

Monday, November 26, 2012

Cease-Fire Heightens Islamist Rhetoric

The U.S.-sponsored cease-fire between Hamas and Israel seems to have bolstered ties between Hamas. Iran and Egypt.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Israel Battles Jihadist Forces

Israel is once again at war with terror groups in the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hamas Military Commander Killed in Israeli Airstrike

An Israeli Defense Force spokesman announced Israel is now in Operation Cloud Pillar as war with Hamas is rapidly escalating.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Brotherhood: Israel Seeking Political Gain in Gaza

The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party accused Israel of stoking the flames in Gaza to achieve political gains in the upcoming January election.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Egyptian Sheikh Calls for Destroying Pyramids, Sphinx

A Salafist cleric in Egypt has called for the destruction of the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx, citing Islamic law on eliminating idols.

Friday, November 02, 2012

Israeli Vote Could Impact US Election

A new poll released Thursday by The Times of Israel revealed that at least 45 percent of Israelis favor Republican candidate Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Likud to Merge with Second Party for Elections

Likud Central Committee members voted overwhelmingly Monday evening to run under a joint Knesset list with Yisrael Beitenu.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Palestinian Rocket Fire Continues in the South

Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip picked up the pace of rocket fire again Sunday evening, firing more than 20 potentially deadly projectiles on Israel through midday Monday.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Egypt Mediates 'Ceasefire' between Israel and Hamas

Palestinian rocket and mortar fire on southern Israel never stopped Wednesday, climbing to more than 80 attacks by the end of the day.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hamas, Egypt Use Social Aid to Promote Jihad

Like most people, Israelis want to live normal lives, working, marrying, raising their families.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Israel Says Jewish Residents Can Return to Disputed Home

It's a familiar scenario -- one that uncomfortably pits Israelis against Israelis.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Palestinian Arabs Granted Egyptian Citizenship

In an extremely rare move, Egypt has granted citizenship to tens of thousands of Palestinian Arabs, mostly from the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Largest Ever Joint US-Israel Air Defense Drill Scheduled

The largest joint U.S.-Israeli air defense drill to date, the Austere Challenge 12, is due to take place later this month.

Friday, October 05, 2012

Jordan's King Abdullah Dissolves Parliament

King Abdullah II paved the way for early elections Thursday when he issued a royal decree dissolving Jordan's parliament.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Israeli Elections May Follow US

Despite its size, Israeli politics are often every bit as tumultuous as they are in other countries.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Israeli Court Favors Lesbian Couple over Messianic Moshav

An Israeli court ruled in favor of a Lesbian couple over a Messianic moshav on the outskirts of Jerusalem, awarding the women 80,000 shekels (more than $20,000) in "damages."

Friday, September 21, 2012

Muslim Riots: Half Get It, Half Don't

The film, as tacky and ridiculous as it is, seems just an excuse to vent pent-up anger boiling just below the surface throughout the Islamic world.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

P.A.'s Erekat on Romney and Refugees

Chief Palestinian Authority negotiator Saeb Erekat has had some unhappy moments lately.

Sunday, September 02, 2012

Left-wing Activists Count Migron Destruction a Victory

Most of the 50 families left their homes in Migron Sunday with heavy hearts.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Iran's Khamenei Denies Nuclear Weapons Ambitions

Iranian leaders continue to insist their nuclear program is strictly for peaceful use but their behavior often belies their explanations.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

FM: Time to Think 'Out of the Box'

In the seemingly never-ending saga of "peace talks" between Israel and the Palestinians, the facts often are hidden under a flurry of diplomatic stone throwing.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Jerusalem: A Cup of Trembling (Zech. 12)

According to Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli Jews are "occupiers" of Jerusalem, with no historical connection to "the city."

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Conflicting Signals Indicate a More Dangerous Egypt

In the less than two months since Egypt's new Islamist president has been in office, there's been a mixed bag of information coming from Cairo.

Friday, August 17, 2012

US, Not Israel, Primary Target of Nuclear Iran

A fundamentally different worldview accounts for reports the U.S. wants the Israeli media to oppose a preemptive military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, a former Israeli ambassador said.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Egypt's Morsi Sacks Defense Minister, Chief of Staff

The Muslim Brotherhood is subtly but speedily gaining control over the Egyptian army and other institutions.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Egyptian Gunships Fire on Islamists in Sinai

For the first time since the 1973 Yom Kippur War, Egyptian helicopter gunships fired on Islamic terror cells in Sinai, killing about 20 suspected terrorists.

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Israel, Egypt Mull Next Steps after Terror Attack

Israeli and Egyptian leaders are pouring over details of Sunday's cross-border attack that killed 16 Egyptian soldiers and injured seven others.

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Hamas Blasts P.A. Official's Auschwitz Visit

Maybe if he had to do it all over again, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' advisor for Christian affairs would not visit the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland.

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Egypt's Morsi Denies 'Greeting' to Israeli President

It was billed as the first official contact by Egypt's new president, Mohammed Morsi, with the Jewish state.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Arab MK Blames Israel for Tour Bus Attack

An Israeli Arab Knesset member, Haneen Zoabi, is blaming her own country, Israel, for the terror attack in Bulgaria two weeks ago.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

EU Rejects 'Terror' Label for Hezbollah

The European Union says it will not label Hezbollah a terror group at this time due in part to its involvement in the political process.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Israeli FM: No Apologies for the Mavi Mamara

It has been a little over two years since the confrontation between Israeli naval commandos and pro-Palestinian Turkish activists aboard the ill-fated Mavi Mamara.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Egypt Opens Door to Palestinian Arabs

The new Egyptian government under Islamist President Mohammed Morsi is already making some dramatic changes.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Israel Brings Home its Dead and Wounded

Just after midnight Thursday, the last plane from Bulgaria brought the bodies of five Israeli tourists killed in Wednesday's terror attack.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Knesset Members Furious over New Testament Gift

Israeli Knesset members were shocked when they opened up a package in their mailboxes: the annotated Hebrew Bible, including the New Testament.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Gaza Christians Protest Forced Conversions

Christians in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip are taking a public stand against forced conversion to Islam.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Clinton Visits Israel ahead of Romney's Trip

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Israel late Sunday for a 24-hour visit, the first since September 2010.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Court Acquits Olmert, Still Faces 'Holyland' Charges

In a first of its kind case, a former Israeli prime minister was found guilty of breach of trust on Tuesday but was acquitted in two other cases.

Friday, July 06, 2012

'Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy'

It's a commandment, as simple as that: 'Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.'

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

German Circumcision Ban Rooted in Anti-Semitism?

In a ruling that should give Jews in Germany pause, the District Court of Cologne outlawed circumcision.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Gov't. Begins Ulpana Expulsion

On Tuesday morning, the government began moving the first 15 families into temporary trailers that had been hooked up to water, power and telephone lines.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Hamas Calls for Ceasefire, again

Hamas and a Gaza-based global jihadist groups have launched more than 120 missiles, rockets and mortars at southern Israel since Monday.

Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Settlement Leaders Concerned about 'Dangerous Precedent'

Community leaders in Judea and Samaria say even though it sounds like a good deal, it sets a dangerous precedent.

Monday, June 04, 2012

Israel PM Faces Heat over Plans to Move Neighborhood

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is embroiled in a conflict that could potentially affect his newly formed majority coalition.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Turkish Court Upholds IDF Officers' Indictments

The Turkish government indicted four Israeli army officers on bizarre charges stemming from an incident two years ago that drew international attention.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Russian Firm: New Cyber Attack on Iran

A Russian-based cyber-security firm discovered a powerful computer spyware program that has invaded computers in Iran and other countries.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Hamas, Fatah Unity Government 'On Again'

The on-again, off-again Fatah, Hamas unity government is on again, at least for now.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Abbas, Fayyad's Verbal Jihad

The Palestinian Authority's president and prime minister used their Nakba speeches Tuesday to threaten and denigrate the Jewish state.

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Israel's Unity Gov't -- What does it mean?

Debate among Israelis is practically a national sport.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Netanyahu Forms Unity Gov't, Avoids Early Elections

Israelis woke up to a stunning reversal Tuesday morning as the prime minister and Kadima Party chairman reached an agreement to form a unity government.

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Israel Gears Up for Early Elections

Instead of the possibility of a military strike on Iran this summer, Israel is gearing up for early elections.

Monday, April 30, 2012

Netanyahu's Father Dies at Age 102

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's father, Prof. Ben-Zion Netanyahu, passed away in his Jerusalem residence early Monday morning at the age of 102.

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Palestinian 'Nakba' Depends on Your Perspective

Nakba demonstrations have always received a good bit of media coverage, but few reports put the historical facts in context.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

IDF Investigates Incident with ISM Protester

The Israel Defense Forces is embroiled in an international incident involving an IDF officer and a pro-Palestinian activist.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

IDF Disperses Arabs near Itamar

Israel Defense Forces troops responded to a rock-throwing incident near the Jewish community of Itamar in the Shomron Thursday morning.

Friday, April 06, 2012

Israel Keeping Guard at the Borders

As the weeklong Passover holiday begins, some Israeli soldiers will be standing guard at Israel's northern and southern borders.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fatah's Barghouti Calls for Renewed Violence

Former Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti called on the Palestinian Authority to sever all ties with Israel and launch a third intifada against the Jewish state.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Israeli Attorney Addresses Palestinian Rights Abuses

Attorney Calev Myers delivered a report to the EU detailing the human rights record of the Palestinian Authority and Hamas governments.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Global March Aims to 'Liberate Jerusalem'

Organizers of the Global March to Jerusalem hope to further their goal of liberating Jerusalem from the "illegal Zionist occupation."

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Israel, Germany Close Deal for Sixth Submarine

Israel and Germany finalized a deal Wednesday that will add a sixth Dolphin-class submarine to the Israeli Navy's fleet.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Rabbi, Children Murdered in Toulouse Buried in Jerusalem

Thousands of Israelis attended the funerals of Monday's shooting victims at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Abbas Covering All His Bases

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas threatened to deliver an ultimatum to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu within a few days.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Diplomatic Roller Coaster Ahead with Egypt's Brotherhood

The U.S. government may be in for a diplomatic roller coaster ride with the Islamist-dominated Egyptian parliament.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Rockets Follow Assassination of Gaza Terror Chief

Gaza-based Palestinians barraged southern Israel with rocket fire over the weekend following the targeted assassination of a terrorist leader.

Friday, March 09, 2012

Déjà vu for Messianic Bombing Victims

Four years after a Messianic Jewish teenager was critically injured by a bomb hidden in a Purim gift package, an unknown prankster may have played a "joke" on the same family Thursday.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Hamas: 'We Won't Do Iran's Bidding'

In an interesting turnaround, Hamas says it will not get involved in a war between Israel and Iran.

Friday, March 02, 2012

'Former' Terrorist Turned TV Hostess

Ahlam Tamimi, 31, says she has no regrets.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

With War Looming, Purim Recalls God's Faithfulness

The faith and traditions that set Judaism apart has often made it the target of bigotry and hatred.

Monday, February 27, 2012

P.A.'s 'Peaceful Demonstrations' Heating Up

Instead of attending Friday prayers at the Temple Mount, some "worshippers" come with a different idea in mind.

Friday, February 24, 2012

More 'Double Talk' Threatens P.A. Unity

Considerable differences between Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas continues to delay the formation of the much-touted unity government.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Turkey Unhappy with Netanyahu Visit to Cyprus

Turkey expressed its deep dissatisfaction over warming ties between Israel and Cyprus.

Thursday, February 09, 2012

Israeli PM 'Agreed' to Wait for Sanctions to Work

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to allow more time for economic sanctions against Iran to take their toll.

Monday, February 06, 2012

P.A. Leader Abbas to Head Interim Unity Gov't.

P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas agreed to head up an interim Hamas-Fatah unity government.

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Netanyahu Easily Wins Likud Primary

With 85 percent of the ballots counted, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu won at least 75 percent of the vote in Tuesday's Likud party primaries.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Israeli Arab MKs Voice Extreme Anti-Israel Views

Two Israeli Arab Knesset members recently publicly voiced extreme anti-Israel views.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Persecution of Christians Rising in Islamic Countries

With Islamists poised to take over governments overthrown during the "Arab spring," Christians and other minorities may soon be subject to Sharia law.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hamas Uses Muslim Brotherhood Tactics

Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal blamed Israel Monday for trying to torpedo reconciliation efforts with the Palestinian Authority's Fatah faction.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Romney Says He'll Visit Israel First

GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says if he's elected in 2012, he'll visit Israel first.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Russia, Iran Denounce New Sanctions

The Iranian and Russian foreign ministries called the latest set of sanctions against Iran's nuclear arms program "futile" and "unacceptable."

Friday, November 18, 2011

Winter Rains Cause Flooding, Road Accidents

If you live in a country with year-round precipitation, it's hard to imagine what the winter rainy season brings to Israelis.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Fatah, Hamas Renew Unity Government Talks

The Palestinian Authority and Hamas are moving closer to implementing the unity agreement signed at the end of April this year in Cairo.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Report: P.A. Does Not Meet UNESCO Standards

A new report released Tuesday says the Palestinian Authority does not meet UNESCO's standards for membership.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

What the Prisoner Release Revealed

Remarks by Palestinian Arab leadership following Tuesday's prisoner exchange don't bode well for peaceful coexistence with Israel.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Israeli Prisoner Swap: A Matter of Perspective

With the lopsided prisoner exchange less than 24 hours away, families of terror victims presented their petitions to the High Court Monday.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Israel Comes to Grips with Prisoner Exchange

The long-awaited prisoner swap to secure the release of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has elicited strong emotional responses.

Monday, October 10, 2011

P.A. Seeks World Heritage Status for Biblical Sites

If the P.A. succeeds in its membership bid in UNESCO, it plans to seek World Heritage status for a number of Christian and Jewish holy sites.

Thursday, October 06, 2011

P.A. Calls U.S. Funding Cuts 'Blackmail'

Palestinian Authority officials called the $200 million freeze in U.S. aid to the P.A., announced earlier this week, "political blackmail."

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The 'Kick em and Kiss em' Syndrome

President Barack Obama endeared himself to the Israeli public with his U.N. speech Friday. It appeared the Palestinian's strategy lost its punch. But nothing has changed.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Anti-Israel Rally Fizzles in Jordan

Jordanian police easily handled the few hundred protesters who showed up Thursday evening in front of Israel's embassy in Amman.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Turkey's Leader Increasingly Defriending Israel

Turkey ramped up its threats against Israel another notch on Tuesday.

Friday, September 09, 2011

Turkey's Erdogan Continues Threatening Israel

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to send gunboats with his next "aid" flotilla to the Gaza Strip.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Turkish Police Harass Israeli Passengers

Israeli passengers who landed at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul on Monday morning were interrogated by police.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Israel Oks Deployment of Egyptian Troops in Sinai

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak okayed a major deployment of Egyptian troops, including armored vehicles and helicopters, to the Sinai.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Al Qaeda Linked to Recent Israel Attacks

Investigations into the Aug. 18 terror attacks near Israel's border with the Sinai Peninsula are pointing increasingly toward al Qaeda-linked groups.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Factoring In Israeli Resiliency

The resiliency of 21st century Israelis didn't happen overnight.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Israel Mulls Response to Gaza Escalation

Israel is formulating its response to the barrage of rocket attacks that killed one man and injured dozens.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Terror Attacks Show Stark Contrasts in Judaism and Islam

The contrast between Judaism, which celebrates life, and Islam, which celebrates death, is stark.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Terror Attacks on Buses in Southern Israel

A multi-pronged terror assault in the south killed seven and injured at least 25 Israelis.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Four Hezbollah Men Indicted in Hariri Murder

The Special Tribunal on Lebanon indicted four Hezbollah members for the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Gaza Opens First 'Five-Star' Hotel

July saw the opening of a five-star hotel in the Gaza Strip.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Israel Experiences Biggest Protest Ever

Israel experienced the largest social protest in its history Saturday night.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Israeli Official: Netanyahu Border Position Unchanged

Netanyahu's position on Israel's borders remains the same, despite some media reports alluding to a change in policy.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Israeli Official: No Return to 1967 'Borders'

An Israeli official denied reports that Netanyahu is ready to accept the pre-1967 lines as the basis for restarting negotiations with the P.A.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Israeli Official Calls Erdogan a 'Bully'

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's demand for an apology from Armenia's president prompted one Israeli official to call him a "bully."

Monday, July 25, 2011

P.A. Denounces Israeli 'West Bank' Video

Palestinian Authority chief negotiator Saeb Erekat slammed a YouTube presentation on the "West Bank."

Friday, July 15, 2011

Israel Targets Terror Infrastructure in Gaza

Israeli jets struck parts of the terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip overnight Thursday in response to increasing Palestinian rocket fire.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Mixed Reaction to Israel's 'Boycott Bill'

Reactions to a controversial "boycott bill" passed by the Knesset late Monday might have been pretty much divided along party lines.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Real Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Thousands upon thousands of meetings over nearly two decades have not resolved the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Lebanon Responds to Hariri Tribunal Indictment

The U.N. Special Tribunal on Lebanon indicted four senior Hezbollah members for the 2005 slaying of former PM Rafik Hariri.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Flotilla Delayed, Conflicting Stories

Amidst accusations of sabotage and delays, two of the 10 ships planning to take part in Freedom Flotilla 2 have set sail.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Hamas, Fatah Issue Statements to Israel

The Gaza-based Hamas faction issued two statements on Friday, both regarding prisoner issues.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Bnei Menashe 'Aliyah' Close to Fruition

If everything goes as planned, more than 7,000 members of a lost tribe of Israel will soon call the land of their forefathers home.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Blockade-Busting Flotilla Still Afloat

Last week, the Turkish 'humanitarian relief' organization, IHH, withdrew from Freedom Flotilla Two, but remaining participants say they'll still set sail.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Syrian Troops Bombard Northern Town

Backed by helicopter gunships and some 200 tanks, Syrian troops bombarded the northern town of Jisr al-Shoughour on Sunday.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Turkey PM Accuses Syria's Assad of Barbarism

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Syrian president Bashar al-Assad of committing 'atrocities' against civilians.

Thursday, June 09, 2011

P.A. Mulls Postponing U.N. Statehood Bid

The Palestinian Authority said it may postpone plans to seek unilateral recognition of statehood at the United Nations in September.

Friday, June 03, 2011

Israel Prepared for Sunday Border Protests

Israeli officials said they're hopeful peace would prevail on the northern and southern borders Sunday when Palestinians mark 'Naksa Day.'

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Israelis Celebrate Jerusalem Day

Despite the 3,000-year-old Jewish connection to Jerusalem, many people do not fully understand why it should remain the undivided capital of the Jewish state.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Turkey Won't Stop Blockade-Busting Flotilla Plan

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said his government would not interfere with the flotilla's plan to breech Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Hezbollah Leader: 'Resistance' the Only Option

Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said the only option left to Arabs by the U.S. and Israel is "resistance."

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Netanyahu Outlines Plan for Peace

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the core issue in the conflict with the Palestinians is their refusal to recognize Israel's right to exist.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Palestinians Mark the 'Catastrophe'

For Israel's Palestinian neighbors, the rebirth of the modern State of Israel was a 'catastrophe.'

Monday, May 09, 2011

Hamas Chief Calls for 'Armed Resistance'

Exiled Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal continues to call for 'armed resistance' against Israel, following last week's reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas.

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Israel: Hamas, Fatah Signing 'Photo-Op'

Israel said Wednesday's ceremony in Cairo uniting Hamas and Fatah in a Palestinian unity government is little more than a "photo op."

Monday, May 02, 2011

Palestinians: Mixed Reactions to bin Laden's Death

Palestinian reaction to the death of Osama bin Laden were varied.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Syria: Protesters Promise Big Demos Friday

Anti-government protesters promised the biggest nationwide demonstrations to date in Syria following Muslim prayers on Friday.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Israeli Foreign Minister Faces Indictment

Wednesday's announcement of the impending indictment of Israeli FM Avigdor Lieberman had many questioning its potential to bring down the Netanyahu government.

Friday, April 08, 2011

'The State of Things'

Thursday afternoon about the time Israeli kids were riding home from school, Hamas fired an anti-tank missile at a school bus.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Goldstone: No Plans to Cancel Report

Former South African judge Richard Goldstone denied reports he would seek to nullify the Goldstone Commission's report accusing Israel of war crimes.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Travelujah, More than a Travel Agency

Travelujah aims to become a "one-stop shop" for Christians planning a trip to Israel by providing some unique services for its clientele.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Israel Downplays Facebook's March Threat

Israel says it's not overly concerned about the recent rash of Facebook pages calling for organized protests on behalf of self-described Palestinian refugees.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Facebook Closes 'Third Palestinian Intifada' Page

Facebook executives reversed their earlier decision and shut down the "Third Palestinian Intifada" page on Tuesday morning.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Israeli Knesset Confronts 'J Street'

J Street bills itself as a pro-Israel lobby, but many question its stance on critical issues facing the Jewish state.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Ahmadinejad Voted Best Haman 2011

Will the fate of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad be the same as Haman's, the Persian prime minister who plotted the Jews' destruction?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Analysis: Why Jewish Building Infuriates the World

The Israeli response to Friday night's brutal terror attack is not revenge - it is to keep building the Jewish homeland.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Victims of Palestinian Terror Attack Laid to Rest

Twenty thousand mourners attended the funerals in Jerusalem on Sunday of five members of the Fogel family murdered by Palestinian terrorists Friday evening.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement

Unless Hamas changes its ideology, a Fatah-Hamas unity government would be unlikely to live in peaceful coexistence with the Jewish state.

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Iran's Growing Foothold in the Mideast

For Israel, surrounded and vastly outnumbered by less-than-friendly Arab countries, the first two months of the new year have been anything but dull.

Friday, February 25, 2011

U.S., Palestinian Relations: Honeymoon Over?

President Barack Obama has put extraordinary effort into currying favor in the Arab and Muslim world.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Libya's Gadhafi Gov't Spins Out of Control

Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi's appeared on state television briefly Monday night to quell rumors that he had fled to Venezuela.

Friday, February 18, 2011

U.S. Vetoes Resolution Condemning 'Settlements'

The U.S. has vetoed a U.N. resolution condemning so-called Israeli settlements and demanding a halt to construction.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Army Locks Down Bahrain, Police Storm Protest

Bahrain armed forces clamped down on the fourth day of demonstrations in Manama early Thursday morning, effectively shutting down the capital. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bad Omen? Brotherhood to Form Political Party

The Muslim Brotherhood announced plans to form a political party in Egypt, underscoring its intentions to play a key role in the country's future.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Palestine PM Disbands Cabinet, Erekat Resigns

It has been a busy weekend for the Ramallah-based Palestine Liberation Organization.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Benny Gantz Takes over as IDF Chief of Staff

Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz was sworn in on Monday as the 20th chief of general staff of the Israel Defense Forces.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Mubarak's Hold on Power Slipping

The 30-year tenure of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak may be nearing an end.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Relative Calm Follows 'Day of Rage' in Lebanon

Supporters of ousted Lebanese Prime Minister Sa'ad Hariri took to the streets by the tens of thousands on Tuesday.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Israel's Turkel Commission Findings No Surprise

The Turkel Commission concluded that Israel acted within the boundaries of international law when it stopped the Gaza-bound Turkish-owned flagship on May 31, 2010.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

U.N. Tribunal Issues Indictment in Hariri Murder

The U.N. tribunal issued a draft indictment on Monday in the 2005 murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Hariri to Oversee Transitory Lebanese Gov't.

Lebanese President Michel Suleiman and Prime Minister Sa'ad Hariri are determined to stay the course until a new government is formed.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Israel PM Questions Iran Report, Palestinian Sincerity

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about Iran and advancing the peace process at the annual press conference for foreign journalists.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Netanyahu Formally Requests Pollard's Release

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week became the nation's first premier to issue a formal request for the release of convicted spy Jonathan Pollard.

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

U.S. Homeland Security Chief Tours Israeli Airport

U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said Israel's airport security methodology would not necessarily work in America.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Israeli Knesset Passes Referendum Law

The Knesset passed the National Referendum Law late Monday evening by a vote of 65 to 33, despite some opposition.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Israelis Unsure of PM's Stance on Bldg. Freeze

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said ministers would be please to approve the freeze extension once they see the proposal in writing.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Netanyahu Pushing U.S. Freeze Deal?

Netanyahu and his staff seem to be working diligently to convince cabinet ministers to accept the U.S. incentive package.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Israeli Opposition to U.S. Proposal Growing

A day after the Israeli government appeared ready to extend the building freeze, opposition to the proposal appears to be growing.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Netanyahu Proposes Building Freeze Extension

President Barack Obama said he is encouraged by Israel's willingness to extend the building freeze in Judea and Samaria.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Obama's Revealing Remarks

President Barack Obama expressed his deep displeasure over 1,300 new housing units in Jewish neighborhoods in 'east' Jerusalem.

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Netanyahu Confronts Anti-Israel Propaganda in U.S.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's latest U.S. visit appears to be part of a broad effort to stem a rising tide of anti-Israel sentiment in the U.S. government.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Israeli PM: Iran Needs 'Credible Military Threat'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a "credible military threat" against Iran.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Fatah, Hamas Still Trying to Reconcile

Rival Palestinian factions – Fatah and Hamas – plan to meet in Damascus on November 9.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Israeli Students Protest Gov't. Stipends

Israeli university students are fed up with government subsidies for ultra-Orthodox yeshiva (seminary) students.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Bill to Grant Jerusalem Priority Status

The importance of Jerusalem in the hearts and minds of the Jewish people may soon be fortified by a new law granting Israel's capital national priority status.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Israel's 'Disproportionate' Housing Starts

When the ban on new housing starts in Judea and Samaria ended three weeks ago, Israelis resumed construction on 544 new homes.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Social Media Study Reveals Palestinians' Intentions?

Many Palestinians continue to support terrorism against Israelis, a unique study of Arabic-language Palestinian social media revealed.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Israeli-Palestinian 'Back and Forth' Continues

A senior Fatah Central Committee official declared the idea of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is finished.

Friday, October 08, 2010

Turkey Strengthens Ties with Palestinians

Turkey is strengthening its ties with the Palestinians at a time when its once excellent relations with Israel are still on the rocks.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Politics Overshadow Israeli-Palestinian Talks

Political pundits are busy speculating whether the newly restarted direct talks between Israelis and Palestinians will falter.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Israeli FM Speaks Out on U.S. Proposal

Israeli FM Avigdor Lieberman isn’t buying President Barack Obama’s proposal for extending the 10-month construction ban in Judea and Samaria.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Solidarity Rally Planned for Gilad Shalit

Christian supporters of the Israel plan to gather for a solidarity demonstration in Geneva on Tuesday, September 28.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Analysis: Will the Real Pal. Authority PM Stand Up?

Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Salam Fayyad is known for his calm demeanor and diplomatic skills.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Pal. Authority: Death Penalty for Selling Land to Jews

Israel's peace partner said Palestinians convicted of selling land to Jews would face the death penalty for "high treason."

Friday, September 17, 2010

Israel Reverently Halts for Yom Kippur

On Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, Jews often say to one another, 'g'mar chatima tova,' - "May you be inscribed for a good year."

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Analysis: Syria's 'Peace Commitment' Doubletalk

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he is committed to "a just and comprehensive peace."

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Netanyahu Tries to Reassure Public

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Rosh Hashanah greeting sought to bolster the public's faith.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Hamas Ratchets Up Attacks Amid Peace Talks

Hamas claimed responsibility for a second drive-by shooting at an Israeli couple Wednesday night.

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

Israeli Terror Victims Laid to Rest

The four Israeli victims of Tuesday night's Palestinian terror attack will be buried at three different cemeteries.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Syria, Hezbollah Sign Defense Pact

Syria and the Hezbollah Shiite group have signed a defense pact that includes broad-based "field understandings."

Friday, August 27, 2010

Netanyahu Proposes Bi-Weekly Mtgs. with Abbas

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has called for bi-weekly meetings with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hagee Ministries May Drop Funds for Pro-Israel Group

John Hagee Ministries will no longer donate funds to the Israeli student organization Im Tirtzu.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Israel Welcomes Start of Direct Palestinian Talks

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he welcomed the U.S. invitation to start direct talks with the Palestinian Authority.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Netanyahu: No Preconditions for Peace Talks

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has not changed his stance on the PA's list of preconditions for entering into direct talks.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

IDF Chief Testifies to Flotilla Commission

IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi testified before the Turkel Commission on Wednesday.

Monday, August 09, 2010

Netanyahu Testifies in Turkish Flotilla Inquiry

Netanyahu testified before the Turkel Commission on Monday about the confrontation aboard the Turkish flagship that tried to break the Gaza blockade.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Assad, Nasrallah Defend Lebanese Army

When the facts emerged from Tuesday's clash on the northern border, the Lebanese Army admitted they opened fire on IDF troops.

Monday, August 02, 2010

Analysis: Hamas Rockets Meant to Torpedo Talks

Increasing rocket attacks by Hamas terror cells in Gaza may be meant to torpedo direct talks between Israel and the PA.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Israeli President Denies Bid to Foil Peace Talks

Former Justice Minister Haim Ramon denied advising Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat not to enter direct talks with Israel.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Israeli Air Force Helicopter Crash Kills Seven

Six IAF soldiers and a Romanian soldier were killed when their helicopter went down during a training exercise on Monday.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Israel Calls on U.N. to Stop Lebanese Flotilla

Israeli U.N. Ambassador Gabriela Shalev called on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to help stop a two-vessel Lebanese flotilla.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Analysis: Abbas Doesn't Really Want Peace Talks

Despite the rhetoric, PA President Mahmoud Abbas appears unwilling to sit down with Israelis to talk about the future of both peoples.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Israeli Forces Respond to Goldstone Report

Israel's Foreign Ministry issued the IDF's response to the U.N.-initiated Goldstone Report on Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Netanyahu Opposes Divisive Conversion Bill

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu opposes the conversion bill submitted by Yisrael Beiteinu MK David Rotem because it's divisive.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Germany Bans Pro-Hamas Aid Organization

Germany's Interior Ministry banned IHH for providing $8.3 million to organizations that either belong to or support Hamas.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Libyan 'Flotilla' Passes by Gaza Blockade

Israel faced new pressure against its naval blockade Wednesday when a Libyan chartered aid ship seemed to be headed toward the Gaza Strip.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

PA Alludes to Possibility of Direct Talks

In a bit of an about face on Monday, PA officials in Ramallah said they had not fully ruled out resuming direct talks with Israel.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Netanyahu Calls for Direct Talks, Palestinians Stall

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued his call for face-to-face negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

B'Tselem Report: Israel Built on Arab Land

B'Tselem published a report accusing Israel of expropriating Palestinian land in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank).

Friday, June 25, 2010

Israel Marks Four Years since Shalit's Abduction

Israel marked Friday as the forth anniversary since since IDF Cpl. Gilad Shalit was taken captive by Palestinian terrorists.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Governments Reinforce Iranian Sanctions

The United States, Canada and several European countries are voting to increase sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Israel Issues New Gaza Policy

Israel announced its broadly revised policy for the Gaza Strip on Sunday.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Israel Broadens Gaza Blockade Policy

The Israeli Security Cabinet announced on Thursday it will 'liberalize the system by which civilian goods enter Gaza.'

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Netanyahu: 'Dark Days Ahead'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said difficult days lie ahead for the Jewish state.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Iran Threatens Israel as New Sanctions Close In

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promised his Turkish counterparts on Tuesday that 'we will breach the Gaza blockade.'

Friday, June 04, 2010

Flotilla Choir: 'We Con the World'

A group of Israelis released a music video mocking the crew of the Turkish-owned flotilla flagship Mavi Mamara.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Irish 'Aid' Ship May Dock at Ashdod

An agreement between Israeli and Irish officials may stave off a confrontation at sea with the Irish-owned aid ship en route to Gaza.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Flotilla 'Peace Activists' Linked to al-Qaeda

Armed al-Qaeda terrorists, equipped with bulletproof vests and night-vision goggles, attacked Israeli forces atempting to intercept the ship.

Monday, May 31, 2010

IDF Flotilla Raid Results in Deadly Showdown

Protesters on board the Gaza flotilla used guns, knives, clubs and metal pipes to attack IDF naval forces who boarded the vessels.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

'Blockade Busting' Flotilla Set to Aid Hamas?

Sometime over the weekend, Israeli naval forces expect to spot the nine-vessel flotilla en route to the Gaza Strip.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Obama Invites Netanyahu Back to Washington

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with President Barack Obama next week in Washington.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Yesha Council Urges Response to PA Boycott

The Yesha Council wants the Israeli government to step up the pressure on the Palestinian Authority to end its boycott of Israeli goods.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Battle for Jerusalem is the Battle for Truth

The battle over Jerusalem is for truth and justice, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu said at the beginning of celebrations marking Jerusalem Day.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Israel Joins 'Elite Club' of World Economies

Israel’s acceptance on Monday to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) was a proud moment for the Jewish state.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Court to Rule on Teitel's Fitness to Stand Trial

The Jerusalem District Court postponed its ruling on whether an Israeli facing multiple terror-related charges is fit to stand trial.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Bolton: Obama Pressuring Israel on Nuke Program

Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton said President Barack Obama is working against Israel's nuclear deterrent program.

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Syria's Scud Transfers Only 'Tip of the Iceberg'

Syria's transfer of long-range missiles to Hezbollah is 'only the tip of the iceberg,' a senior Israeli military source said on Tuesday.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Hamas Cartoon Mocks Father of Captive Soldier

Hamas released a short film on Sunday mocking the father of captured Israeli soldier, Sgt. Gilad Shalit.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Celebrating the State of Israel

At sundown on Monday evening, Israel literally transitioned from mourning its fallen heroes to celebrating its independence.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Netanyahu Cancels Plans to Attend Nuclear Summit

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled plans to attend the U.S.-sponsored nuclear security summit next week in Washington.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Israeli FM: 'We Weathered Pharaoh'

Despite the complex challenges facing the Jewish state, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman remains optimistic.

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Lebanese Druze Leader Reconciles with Syria

The leaders' first meeting in six years came a few weeks after Jumblatt publicly apologized for his former remarks about Assad, calling them "improper." 

Friday, March 26, 2010

Netanyahu Welcomed at Home

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu was warmly greeted when he returned home from Washington on Thursday.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Analysis: Clinton's Telltale Blooper

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s blooper at the AIPAC convention earlier this week would be laughable if it weren’t so serious.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Iran, Syria: Axis of Nuclear Power?

Syria's deputy foreign minister said his country is pursuing "alternative energy sources, including nuclear energy."

Friday, March 05, 2010

Hamas Official: Abbas Should Resign

A Hamas official said PA President Mahmoud Abbas has no mandate for resuming talks with Israel and should resign.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Stalemate in Prisoner Exchange Talks

Three months have passed since Hamas responded to Israel on a prisoner exchange for captured IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Obama Admin. Criticizes Israeli Heritage Sites

The Obama administration expressed its displeasure with the inclusion of the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel's Tomb in Jewish Heritage Sites.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Purim 2010:Starring Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

This year, the festival of Purim begans just as the Sabbath ends, at sunset on Saturday, Feb. 27.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Dubai Police Chief: Mossad Behind Assassination

Dubai's police chief is certain the Mossad is behind the assassination of senior Hamas operative Mahmoud al-Mabhouh in a Dubai hotel on January 20.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Intercessors for Israel: Praying on the Front Lines

Not surprisingly, Iran topped the agenda of the recent International Prayer Conference in Jerusalem.

Friday, February 12, 2010

New Info Undermines Report's Credibility

The JCPA presented new information exposing fundamental flaws in the U.N.-sponsored Goldstone Report.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Netanyahu Says Israelis Living Abroad Should Vote

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Israelis living abroad should be eligible to vote in national elections.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Netanyahu: Ezekiel 37 Fulfilled in Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Ezekiel's vision of the dry bones has been fulfilled.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Huckabee: Israel is Vital to America

Israel is vital to America, former Arkansas Governor and GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said in Jerusalem on Tuesday.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Palestinian Journalists Meet at Knesset

For the first time in the history of the Knesset, Palestinian journalists joined their Jewish counterparts to share differing viewpoints.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Netanyahu: Settlement Blocs Part of Israel

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said 'major settlement blocs' will always be part of the State of Israel.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Analysis: Let's Talk Turkey

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon summoned the Turkish ambassador on Monday to discuss the latest anti-Israel Turkish propaganda.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Int'l. Petition Calls Iran to Accountability

Canadian MP Irwin Cotler launched a global petition in Jerusalem, calling on the international community to act against threats posed by Iran.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Analysis: Prospects for Middle East Peace in 2010

PA President Mahmoud Abbas' preconditions for resuming talks with Israel make prospects for an agreement in 2010 as elusive as in past years.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Hannukah: 'A Great Miracle Happened Here'

Hannukah celebrates the victory of a small, vastly outnumbered Jewish fighting over the Syrian army, and the subsequent rededication of the Temple.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Jerusalem Rally Stirs Israelis

We arrived early for the rally at Jerusalem's Paris Square, just down the street from the prime minister's residence.

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Confrontations Continue in Judea and Samaria

Confrontations between government inspectors and residents of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria continued on Wednesday morning.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Knesset Debates Construction Freeze

Israeli MKs began debating the pros and cons of the government's 10-month construction freeze in Judea and Samaria.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Israel Reacts to Construction Moratorium

Reaction to Netanyahu’s announcement of a 10-month construction freeze in Judea and Samaria ran the gamut from support to rejection.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Netanyahu to Announce Construction Moratorium

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will announce a 10-month moratorium on construction in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Abbas: A Third Intifada?

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said his people would not launch a third intifada (armed Palestinian uprising).

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Netanyahu: No Building Restriction in Capital

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will not limit building in Jerusalem.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Palestinians Seek U.N. Recognition of Statehood

Chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said the Palestinian Authority will seek U.N. Security Council recognition as a sovereign state.

Friday, October 02, 2009

PA Sends Mixed Messages

Senior PA negotiator Saeb Erekat said the PA had not changed its position on endorsing the Goldstone Report.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

The Joy of Sukkot - Feast of Tabernacles

Israeli families are preparing to celebrate Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles, according to the commandment in the Book of Leviticus.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Welcome Rains Arrive on Rosh Hashanah

Heavy rains didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits on Saturday, the first day of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Israel Responds to U.N. 'Fact Finding' Report

Israel rejected allegations of "crimes against humanity" in the U.N. "Gaza Fact-Finding Mission Report," released on Thursday.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Analysis: The Writing on the Wall

Israelis are less confident of the prime minister's ability to stand up against the dictates of the U.S. government and its allies worldwide.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Gush Katif Families Revive Aging Survivors

Former residents of the Gush Katif Settlement Bloc in the Gaza Strip have brought 'new life' to elderly Holocaust survivors.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Gaza Bible Society Bombed

The Gaza branch of the Palestinian Bible Society, known as the Teacher's Bookshop and Community Center, sustained heavy damage from a large bomb placed at its door early Sunday morning.

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Muslims Happy with Obama's Speech

Muslim reaction to U.S. President Barack Obama's speech, delivered in Cairo Thursday morning, was very positive.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Shavuot: Celebrating the Harvest

This year, Israel will begin celebrating Shavuot, the Festival of Weeks, on Tuesday evening at sundown.