August 2014 Headlines

Why Israelis Welcome the Sabbath

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

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.

Israel Leading the West's War against Radical Islam

Israel is literally the West's frontline in confronting radical Islamic groups, former Israeli National Security Advisor Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Yaakov Amidror said.

Israeli Officer Wounded in Syrian Border Fire

Israeli Defense Forces launched an artillery strike at Syrian army post Wednesday after an Israeli officer was wounded by fire from across the border.

Reaction Mixed as Hamas 'Snatches Win from Defeat'

Israelis had mixed reactions to the latest Egyptian-brokered ceasefire on Wednesday.

Hamas: Ceasefire 'Paves Way to Liberate Palestine'

Fifty days after the start of Operation Protective Edge, Israel and Hamas announced an unlimited ceasefire.

Israel, Hamas Agree to Ceasefire in Gaza War

Israel and Hamas Hamas have accepted an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire plan to end a seven-week operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Israeli official said.

Middle East a Big Mess: 'We Can Only Weep'

The Middle East is in a "big mess" due to American passivity in the region.

Growing Unrest against Hamas in Gaza

Reports emerging from Gaza point to increasing dissatisfaction with Hamas, the Islamist faction ruling the Strip.

Israel: Hamas Will Pay Heavy Price for Its Crimes

Israel bombed a Hamas command and control center in the Gaza Strip over the weekend.

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.

Executions: 'Hamas Is a Death Cult Running Gaza'

Hamas' military wing executed 18 Palestinians Friday morning for allegedly collaborating with Israel.

Anne Graham Lotz, NRB Make Solidarity Visit to Israel

Despite the war between Hamas and Israel, a diverse group of Christian leaders from the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) paid a solidarity visit to Israel.

Airstrikes Target Hamas, 'the Enemies of Peace'

Israel killed two top Hamas military leaders in its Gaza campaign, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated the terrorist group are "enemies of all civilized countries."

Rockets Fly, Israel Targets Terrorists

For nearly 11 days, Israelis breathed a collective sigh of relief as Egyptian mediators managed to bring a tenuous halt to Hamas rocket fire and retaliatory Israeli strikes.

Airstrikes Resume as Hamas Rockets Pummel Israel

Hamas rocket fire forced Israelis to take shelter again on Wednesday after the terrorist group broke a ceasefire, triggering more Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.

Hamas Breaks Ceasefire, Israel Targets Terror Sites

A 24-hour truce extension for Gaza was broken by Hamas early this morning when it launched three rockets into Israel.

Israel Foils Hamas Plot to Overthrow Pal. Authority

The Shin Bet (Israel Security Service) says it's foiled a major Hamas plot to attack Israel and overthrow the Palestinian Authority.

School Children to Discuss Gaza Op

When Israeli children head back to school on September 1, they'll spend the first two weeks discussing Operation Protective Edge.

Egypt Seeks Extension of Israeli-Hamas Ceasefire

Egyptian mediators hope to extend the third temporary truce between Israel and Hamas, which expires at midnight Monday, while talks continue in Cairo.

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.

Global Attacks on Jews Rise in Wake of Gaza Op

Incidents of hatred against Jews have jumped "dramatically" since Israel's Operation Protective Shield military campaign in the Gaza Strip, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League.

Israelis Call for End to Gaza Rocket Attacks

Tens of thousands of Israelis gathered in Tel Aviv's Rabin Square on Thursday evening calling for an end to all rocket fire on southern Israel.

Netanyahu: Looking for War Crimes? Try Hamas, ISIS

Rockets from the Gaza Strip followed by targeted Israeli airstrikes disturbed the fragile ceasefire between Hamas and Israel overnight, but a new truce is still holding.

Senators Call for Investigation of UN Agency

A bi-partisan group of U.S. senators has called for an investigation of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

Israel Unmoved by UN Probe, Stands Ground on Hamas

Israel and Hamas are approaching the final hours of a three-day ceasefire, and Israeli leaders are warning the world they won't tolerate a terrorist enclave in the Gaza Strip.

Financial Strangulation 'Only Way' to Defeat Hamas

With Israel and Hamas holding to a fragile ceasefire, some in Israel argue it's time to step up the economic war against the terror group.

Actor Jon Voight Slams Obama, Kerry on Gaza Op

Actor Jon Voight spoke out strongly against President Barack Obama and Secretary John Kerry at a pro-Israel rally in Las Vegas.

Ceasefire Talks Resume, Hamas Holds Rocket Fire

Hamas has once again stopped firing rockets at Israel as another ceasefire went into effect.

We Support You: CUFI Visits Israel's 'Rocket Town'

Christians are among the strongest backers of Israel. Recently, a high profile visit by Christian leaders from the U.S. demonstrated that support.

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.

Netanyahu: Israel Will Not Negotiate Under Fire

Palestinian negotiators on Sunday said they had accepted an Egyptian proposal for a new 72-hour truce with Israel, but Israel refuses to negotiate while under fire.

Israeli Communities Face Threats from Land, Sea, Air

Israelis living near the Gaza border face terror threats from air, land and sea.

Israeli UN Ambassador Puts Gaza in Context

Ambassador Ron Proser quotes the late Winston Churchill's World War II warning as a wakeup call to the imminent danger posed by Islamic terror groups such as Hamas.

Hamas Rocket Fire Resumes as Ceasefire Ends

Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists in the Gaza Strip shattered a three-day ceasefire Friday morning.

Gaza Bishop: Hamas Used Church to Fire Rockets

Hamas is not only using mosques to launch attacks against Israelis. It has also used a church compound.

Hamas Warns 'Meet Demands or Resume Fighting'

The temporary ceasefire is holding for now, but Hamas continues to threaten and Israel vows to respond if rocket fire resumes.

Israel to Reporters: Support Terrorists or Democracy

Israel's prime minister told foreign journalists the world is being tested on whether it will allow a terrorist organization to operate or blame a democracy for defending itself.

Syrian War Spillover Threatens Lebanese Territory

Sunni jihadist groups in Syria are waging war against Shiites and the national army in Lebanon, signaling that the Syrian civil war is spreading across the border.

Media War: Where Are All the Hamas Fighters?

In all of the disturbing images coming out of the Gaza fighting, one major issue is missing: Where are those fighting for Hamas?

2,000-Year-Old Coin Cache Uncovered

Pottery shards found during construction to widen the Jerusalem-Tel Aviv Highway led archeologists to a previously unknown settlement from the time of Jesus.

Two Separate Terror Attacks Strike Jerusalem

Two separate terror attacks in Jerusalem left one person dead and a number of others wounded on Monday.

Jews Prepare to Observe Tisha B'Av

Israel Police will be out in force to protect participants in the traditional march around Jerusalem's Old City walls on Tisha B'Av, which begins at 10:00 p.m.

Gaza War Triggers Anti-Iranian Regional Alliance

The most profound legacy of Israel's military operation against Hamas may be an emergency regional alliance to combat a nuclear-armed Iran.

Israel Pulls Most Troops from Gaza

Israel pulled most of its ground troops from Gaza after an eventful weekend brought news that a missing Israeli soldier was found dead and heated words from Prime Minister Netanyahu to the White House.

Envoy: Hamas the' Real Culprit' in UN School Strike

Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer says an Israeli strike last week on a U.N. school shows how Hamas continues to use Palestinians as human shields.

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.