February 2016 Headlines

Iran Back in Business with Billions to Spend

In the aftermath of the U.S.-led nuclear deal, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani presented medals to his country's negotiators, while striking multi-billion dollar deals with several European countries.

Israel Increases Work Permits to Counter Terror Attacks

In an effort to decrease the incentive for carrying out terror attacks, Israel will issue an additional 30,000 work permits to Palestinian Arabs living in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank).

Mideast on Fire: Jerusalem the Center of a Coming 'Perfect Storm'

Since 2011, the Middle East has gone through profound and historic changes, killing hundreds of thousands of people and forcing millions of others from their homes. Some believe the region could be on the verge of regional war with global consequences.

Israeli Arab Knesset Members Meet with Terrorists’ Families

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused three Arab Knesset members of “building walls of hatred” rather than helping Arabs integrate more fully into Israeli society.

'Israel Should Be in Every Christian's Top Ten Prayer List'

Praying for Israel should be in every Christian's top 10 most important prayer items, Eliyahu Ben-Haim, chairman of the Intercessors for Israel (IFI) in Jerusalem, said.

Gay Therapy Group Finds New Home in Israel

A U.S. Jewish group promoting a type of gay conversion therapy has moved its work to Israel.

Police Thwart Terror Attack Near Jerusalem's Old City

Three terrorists slipped into Jerusalem from the West Bank and killed one police officer and wounded another as they carried out a terror attack near the Old City.

Poll: Israelis Say International Community Favors Palestinians

More than 80 percent of Israeli Jews believe the international community favors Palestinian interests over Israeli.