September 2009 Headlines

Jews Observe Yom Kippur

Jews worldwide will observe Yom Kippur Saturday, the holiest day of the Jewish year, with fasting -- and a special prayer.

Israel to Free Prisoners for Proof Shalit Alive

Israel agreed to free 20 female Palestinian prisoners in exchange for "tangible proof" that kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit is alive.

IDF Targets Three Gaza Smuggling Tunnels

Israel Air Force jets targeted Hamas smuggling tunnels along the border with Egypt on Tuesday night.

U.K. Court Mulls Immunity for Barak

A U.K. court deferred a petition by a pro-Palestinian group to arrest Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak in London this week.

Jewish Brain Power Fuels Israeli Technology

Israel may be one of the world's smallest countries, but it is a global leader in technology. A ground breaking new book points out the implications for the United States.

Israel Mum on Iranian Threats, Missiles

Israel was keeping a low profile on Tuesday over the Iranian test firing earlier this week of missiles that could be equipped with nuclear warheads.

Spain Bans Israeli Team from Competition

Spanish officials disqualified a team of Israeli students from Ariel University in Samaria from a solar power design competition.

Egyptian Daily: Joseph-era Coins Found

Egyptian archaeologists found a cache of coins from the time of the Pharaohs.

Olmert's Trial Begins with Postponement

Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert arrived at the Jerusalem District Court Friday morning.

Netanyahu Urges Peace, Stance Against Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says his government and people will make peace with the Palestinians if they truly want it.

Palestinians Disappointed with 'Summit'

Palestinian Authority officials were not happy with Tuesday's three-way "summit" in New York on Tuesday.

'Technical Glitch' Prevented Terror Attack

A technical malfunction spared vacationing Israelis from a terror attack.

Ahmadinejad Rebuffed at U.N.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed a half-empty chamber at the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday.

Unemployment Down, Economy Up

August statistics from the Israel Employment Service showed the lowest rate of unemployment in more than a year.

Second Temple 'Mikveh' Uncovered

Israeli archaeologists uncovered a 2,000-year-old ritual bath in the ongoing excavation of the Western Wall tunnels.

IDF Troops Kill Arab near Checkpoint

IDF troops at the Beitar checkpoint near Bethlehem shot and killed an Israeli Arab who tried to run over them.

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.

IDF Thwarts Terror Attack at Gaza Border

IDF soldiers thwarted an attempted terror attack at the border with the Gaza Strip on Sunday.

Police Arrest Four Arabs in Arson Attack

Israel Police arrested four Arabs suspected of setting a fire that destroyed one caravan home and seriously damaged a second in Havat Gilad.

CBN President Speaks with Jerusalem's Mayor

CBN President Michael Little recently spoke with Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat about his plans for his city.

Israeli Expert: U.S. Trivializing Iranian Threat

Western nations are not taking seriously enough Iran's development of a missile system that could deliver nuclear weapons.

Foreign Ministry: British Trade Union Boycott Not Unexpected

Israel's Foreign Ministry wasn't surprised by the British labor federation's boycott of Israeli products from Judea and Samaria.

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.

IDF Leveling 100 Roadblocks

The IDF is removing 100 roadblocks in Judea and Samaria this week to ease access for the Palestinians to main roads.

Former IDF Soldiers Rescue U.S. Mother, Child

Ten former IDF soldiers rescued an American woman and her child who had been held captive in a PA-controlled area for three years.

Netanyahu: No Complete Halt to Construction

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu met with U.S. envoy George Mitchell on Tuesday morning.

Bin Laden to U.S.: Break Ties with Israel

In a audio speech posted on an Islamic Web site, al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden advised the U.S. to break its ties with Israel.

Netanyahu, Mubarak Meet in Cairo

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak told Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu that "settlement" construction is stalemating the peace process.

Archaeologists Uncover Route to Temple Mount

Israeli archaeologists excavating path used by Second Temple Pilgrims to ascend to the Temple Mount.

Iran, Turkey Seek Closer Ties

Iran and Turkey are seeking closer ties, according to FARS, Iran's state news agency.

PFLP: Hamas Establishing Islamic Law

The Palestinian Hamas faction is continuing to impose Sharia (Islamic) law in the Gaza Strip.

Mashaal: Hamas Gathering Weapons

Damascus-based Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal said Hamas is accruing the weapons it needs in the Gaza Strip.

Erekat: No Palestinian State without Gaza

Senior Palestinian Authority negotiator Saeb Erekat said there would be no Palestinian state without the Gaza Strip.

PM: 'We Will Not Be Taken for Fools'

Netanyahu: 'We have proven that we desire peace and we are willing to compromise, but we will not be taken for fools.'

Lebanese PM-Designate Resigns

Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri resigned on Thursday, after failing to form a coalition.

Livni, Kadima Lose Ground in Poll

A recent poll showed that Tzipi Livni's Kadima party would lose four mandates if elections were held today.

Ya'alon: Withdrawals Entice Enemy

Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon said withdrawing from Jewish communities has "only whetted our neighbors' appetite."

Hamas, Fatah Mull Reconciliation by 2010

Rival Palestinian factions - Hamas and Fatah - appear closer than ever to an elusive reconciliation.

Hezbollah: No to One-Third of the Cabinet

Hezbollah rejected an offer by Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Hariri for 10 of the 30 Cabinet posts in the new government.

Netanyahu, Mubarak to Meet

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanayahu will meet with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak next Sunday in Cairo.

PA Cancels Economic Talks with Israel

PA Economic Minister Bassem Khoury said he will not be meeting with representatives of the Jewish state for the foreseeable future.

Emergency Drill Evokes Real Memories

An emergency drill in Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda open air market on Sunday brought back memories of past terror attacks.

Netanyahu to Approve West Bank Construction

Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu will approve plans for hundreds of new housing units in Judea and Samaria in addition to the 2,500 already under construction.

IAF Strikes Gaza Smuggling Tunnel

The IAF targeted a smuggling tunnel Thursday night in response to a seven mortar shell barrage launched into Israel from the Gaza Strip.

Soldiers 'Making Waves' in Israel

Soldiers in Israel are making waves - radio air waves - that have captured the imagination of Israel's public.

Settlements to Iran: A Look at Israel's Challenges

In just five months, Israel's government under Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has seen its share of challenges.

Russia Confirms MIG Sales to Syria

Russia plans to provide Syria with MiG fighter jets, according to the Russian newspaper Kommersant.

Art Exhibit Includes 'Holy' Terrorists

An art exhibit in Tel Aviv features paintings of Palestinian suicide bombers depicted as Mary with the baby Jesus.

Hezbollah Accruing Non-Conventional Weapons

Hezbollah has added chemical weapons to its arms cache, according to a report in the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Siyasa.

Minister: No Deal with Obama on Construction

Minister-without-portfolio Yossi Peled said Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has not made a deal with President Barack Obama to freeze construction in Judea and Samaria.

Israeli, PA Ministers Meet in Jerusalem

For the first time since the Netanyahu government was installed last March, Israeli and Palestinian ministers met in Jerusalem on Wednesday.

Where Would You Mail a Letter to God?

If you mailed a letter to God, where would you send it?

Israeli Children Head Back to School

Some 1.5 million Israeli children started the new school year Tuesday morning.