September 2014 Headlines

Report: Palestinian 'Death Boats' a Scandal

Hundreds of Palestinians are missing and may have drowned as boats carrying them away from the Gaza Strip sank in the Mediterranean.

Defeating ISIS, Ignoring Iran 'Loses the War'

If the applause during Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech before the U.N. General Assembly Monday is any measure, he won an Oscar.

Can Christians, Jews and Muslims Be Friends?

It's hard to believe that Jews, Muslims and Christians can be friends given their long complicated history. But at Bialik-Rogozin, a school in Tel Aviv, it's a reality.

Former Muslims: ISIS Not Islamic? We Beg to Differ

As the U.S. continues strikes on the Islamic State, some former Muslims are challenging the president's claim that the group is not Islamic. They say say the practices embraced by ISIS come straight from the Koran. 

 

 

Safe Haven: Immigration to Israel at 5-Year High

Much of the world may see Israel as a dangerous place, but Jews escaping the world's current hot spots have brought the number of immigrants entering the country to a five-year high.

Awakening Needed as Anti-Israel Sentiment Rises

Joshua Muravchik, author of the new book Making David into Goliath: How the World Turned Against Israel, spoke with CBN Political Editor John Waage about the rising tide of global animosity against Israel.

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.

Dershowitz: US Attack Mirrors Israel Gaza Attack

The U.S. air attacks in Syria against ISIS have some strong similarities to Israel's military campaign in the Gaza Strip this summer, according to noted constitutional attorney and author Alan Dershowitz.

 

'Network of Death': Obama Vows to Dismantle ISIS

One day after launching airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Syria, President Barack Obama vowed before the U.N. to lead a coalition to dismantle what he called ISIS's "network of death."

Israel Shoots Down Syrian Fighter Jet over Golan

Early Tuesday morning, Israel shot down a Syrian jet fighter that crossed into Israeli airspace over the Golan Heights.

Netanyahu: Israel a Beacon of Freedom

In his Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) address, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said "Israel is an amazing success story."

Israel Teens' Murderers Killed Resisting Arrest

The two Arab men who kidnapped and murdered three Israeli teens last June have been killed resisting arrest.

Israel Establishes National Authority for Cyber Defense

Israel is stepping up its cyber defenses with the establishment of a national authority.

Israel's Population Nears 9 Million

For the first time, more than six million Jews will be living in the modern State of Israel.

How a Pakistani Muslim Became a Zionist

Kasim Hafeez, a Pakistani Muslim born, raised, and living in Great Britain, describes his personal journey from being blatantly anti-Semitic to a pro-Israel Zionist.

Ancient Prayer Book Highlights Judeo-Christian Heritage

A rare Jewish prayer book on display for the first time ever highlights the Jewish-Christian heritage of the Bible and the Jewish roots of Christianity.

Senate Bill Makes Israel "Major Strategic Partner"

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill designating Israel as a "major strategic partner." 

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.

Israel Recognizes 'Arameans' as Nationality

In what many are applauding as an "historic decision," Israeli Interior Ministry Gideon Sa'ar approved the designation of Aramean Christians as a nationality in Israel.

Police Prevent Terror Attack near Jerusalem

Israeli Border Police prevented a terror attack Wednesday by detaining an Arab man carrying an ax under his clothing.

Risky Business: The Danger of Arming Syrian Rebels

U.S. President Barack Obama reversed his decision not to support or arm Syrian rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad.

Israeli Defense: Don't Expect a Quiet Year

Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon warned Israelis not to expect a quiet year in light of the regional situation.

Israeli Police Arrest Arab Rioters

Israel Police and Border Police are working together to crack down on Arab residents of Jerusalem who've been targeting Jewish civilians and police with rocks and firebombs.

Israeli Travel Advisory: 'Threat Has Grown'

The world is not a safer place for Israeli families planning to travel abroad during the upcoming fall holidays.

Caliphate: Islamic World's 'Dream Come True'

When ISIS leader Abu al-Bagdadi established a new caliphate this summer called the Islamic State, it sent shock waves through the Middle East.

Turkey's Erdogan: Brotherhood Leaders Welcome

Islamist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan invited seven Muslim Brotherhood leaders ousted from Qatar to come live in Turkey.

German Chancellor Merkel: 'No More Jew Hatred'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel led a rally against anti-Semitism in Berlin on Sunday.

Rare Trove: Exhibit Unveils Jerusalem's Golden Past

The city of Jerusalem is often called the city of gold. Now a new exhibit shows that gold often played a big part in the city's history.

Responsibility Saved Israeli Economy, Netanyahu Says

Netanyahu says tesponsible leadership and accurate defense spending saved the Israeli economy from decline as in other Western nations.

Hezbollah Improving Warfare by Fighting in Syria

Hezbollah is learning lessons of warfare it will eventually turn against Israel, an Israeli official was quoted in press reports on Monday.

Israel Wants to Ban e-Cigarettes

Israel's Health Ministry wants to ban electronic cigarettes from being produced, imported, marketed or advertised here in Israel.

IDF Investigating 'Exceptional Incidents' from Gaza War

The IDF initiated an investigation of Operation Protective Edge in line with its commitment to uphold the standards of international law for armed conflict.

Netanyahu: Fight ISIS, But Don't Neglect Iran

As the Obama administration gears up to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a warning on the anniversary of 9/11: Don't neglect the nuclear threat posed by Iran.

 

Hamas, ISIS, Boko Haram from 'Same Poisonous Tree'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country fully supports President Barack Obama's call for united action against the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS.

Is the World Close to Armageddon?

What are the two prerequisites for Christ's return? Are more Jewish people putting their faith in Christ? Author Asher Intrater talks about what's really happening in the Middle East from a biblical perspective.

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.

Israeli-Arab Unity: SodaStream Helping Fulfill Isaiah?

SodaStream isn't just the world's leading manufacturer of home beverage carbonation systems. It also has a practical solution for building Israeli-Palestinian Arab relations, turning a prophecy of Isaiah into reality.

New Jihadi Threat Has Israel's North Border on Alert

Less than a month after a ceasefire with Hamas took effect, Israel faces another threat on its northern border.

Violinist Plays Mozart During Surgery

Israeli brain surgeons helped a professional violinist return to her first love.

Israel Providing Satellite Images of ISIS

Israeli satellites are providing the U.S. government with real-time imagery on the movement of Islamic State terrorists.

Ya'alon: Turkey Sponsors Terrorism

It's not the first time Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon has spoken out about Turkey, but he's now talking about its support of terrorism.

Israel, U.S. Conduct Joint Test of Arrow 2

Israel and the United States conducted an intercept test of the Arrow 2 anti-missile defense system on Tuesday.

J'lem Mayor Nir Barkat Condemns Rioting

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat called on security forces to take a strong stance against rioting emanating from predominantly Arab neighborhoods in the city.

French 'Aliyah' Leads the World

Rising anti-Semitism in France is spurring many of the country's Jewish residents to immigrate to Israel.

UN Report: Limited Damage by IDF Strikes on Gaza

The U.N. Office of Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs confirmed that Israeli airstrikes targeted the terror infrastructure, with minimal collateral damage.

ISIS Bullseye on Jordan, Next Stop: Israel

The Islamic State rolled through major parts of Iraq and occupies land in Syria, but its ambitions spread far beyond the land it now controls.

Petition Calls for UN Chair to Step Down

UN Watch has announced it will file a legal petition calling on the chairman of a U.N. fact-finding commission to step down.

Israel Will 'Deeply' Miss Comedian Joan Rivers

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu eulogized Joan Rivers on Thursday evening saying the Jewish state would miss her "deeply."

Israel Retaliates after Syria Mortar Lands in Golan

Israel's military confirmed that it fired a rocket into Syria, Thursday, after a mortar landed in the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. The mortar fire was a by-product of fighting between the Syrian Army and Islamist rebels.

Israeli Shale Oil Pilot Project Denied

The Jerusalem District Committee for Planning and Building voted down a pilot project for the shale oil initiative in the Shfela basin.

Israeli Minister: Building the Antidote to Terrorism

Israel's announcement to convert close to 1,000 acres in Gush Etzion to state land drew harsh criticism from the United Nations, State Department, Britain and the Palestinian Authority.

War Still Fresh, Israeli Children Return to School

More than 2 million Israeli children started back to school Monday, many having spent large chunks of the summer running for shelter from rockets fired from the Gaza Strip.