November 2009 Headlines

Lost Tribes of Jews from China, India Make 'Aliyah'

Old Testament prophets told of a day when Jews would return to Israel from the four corners of the earth. Some Jews are now returning from China and India.

Israeli Bombing Victim Forgives Attacker

Ami Ortiz, the Israeli Messanic Jew injured after opening a bomb disguised as a gift, says he forgives the man who tried to kill him.

Start-Up Nation: Israel's Economic Miracle

How does the tiny nation of Israel produce more startup companies than many of the world's most developed nations?

Israel to Swap 980 Prisoners for Shalit

The State Prosecutor's Office announced that Israel will release 980 Palestinian prisoners for kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

Iran Fears Potential Israeli Strike

Iran has enlisted more than 100 nations in an effort to ban potential attacks on its nuclear facilities.

Israeli Air Force Targets Terror Cell

The Israel Air Force targeted a rocket-launching cell in the northern Gaza Strip early Friday, killing one terrorist.

Israel Pardons 92 al-Aksa Members

Israel granted amnesty to 92 members of the al-Aksa Martyrs' Brigades, the "armed wing" of the president's Fatah party.

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.

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.

Abbas: A Third Intifada?

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

Abbas Set to Formally Postpone Elections

PA President Mahmoud Abbas will indefinitely postpone presidential and legislative elections, which had been scheduled for January 24.

Progress Reported on Prisoner Exchange

Arab media reported progress in negotiations on a prisoner exchange for kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

Controversy Lingers as Settlements Go Up in Israel

Israel has started construction on a new set of housing units in a Jerusalem suburb, and it is causing an uproar from Ramallah to Washington.

Barghouti: Talks Will Fail

Former Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti said Israeli-Palestinian negotiations would never succeed.

Former Ambassadors: Media Hype Spurs Controversy

Former Israeli ambassadors said media hype played a key role in the hullabaloo over the construction in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Gilo.

IDF Targets Terror Infrastructure in Gaza

The IAF targeted two smuggling tunnels near the Rafah border crossing and a weapons factory in southern Gaza near Khan Younis.

Netanyahu: No Building Restriction in Capital

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

Abbas May Seek UN Approval of Palestinian State

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is losing political ground to the terrorist group Hamas, and now striking a "no compromise" attitude with Israel.

PM Postpones Vote on Biometric Bill

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu postponed the vote on the biometric law, scheduled for Monday.

Déjà vu: 'Unilateral' Palestinian Statehood

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

Israeli Economy Continues to Strengthen

Israeli Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz expressed cautious optimism when he addressed the Knesset Finance Committee this week.

Accused Ortiz Bomber in Court: God is Proud

Yaacov Teitel said in a Jerusalem court, Thursday, that God is proud of his actions.

PM Office Denies Golan Pullout Report

The Prime Minister's Office has denied a report that Israel is ready to discuss a pullout from the Golan Heights in exchange for peace with Syria.

Nasrallah: Obama More Biased than Bush

Hezbollah spiritual leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah accused President Barack Obama of being more pro-Israel than his predecessor.

Exposing the 'Mirage of Peace' in the Mideast

Palestinian President Abbas threatened to resign last week in the latest in a series of setbacks for Middle East peace going back almost 50 years.

Ahmadinejad to Obama: Choose Israel or Iran

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad called on President Barack Obama to choose between Israel and Iran.

Oren Addresses Jewish Federations General Assembly

Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren addressed the General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America.

Netanyahu's Speech at the General Assembly

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addressed the Jewish Federations of North America's General Assembly in Washington, DC.

J'lem Mayor Receives Bi-Partisan Support in U.S.

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat's vision of a united Jerusalem was exceptionally well-received by U.S. congressmen in Washington.

Israel Rejects U.N. Vote on Goldstone Report

Israel rejected Thursday's vote by the United Nations General Assembly adopting the Goldstone Report.

Suspect Arrest Announced in Ami Ortiz Case

An alleged "Jewish terrorist" has been arrested in connection with several bombings, including one that harmed Messianic believer Ami Ortiz.

Hezbollah Denies Arms Were Meant for Them

The Israeli Navy seized hundreds of tons of weapons believed sent from Iran and bound for the Hezbollah terrorist organization early Wednesday.

Syria: Ship Carried 'Goods' not Arms

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem said the Iranian ship intercepted by Israel yesterday was transporting goods, not arms.

Israeli Navy Captures Iranian Arms Ship

In a predawn raid, the Israeli Navy seized a large Iranian arms shipment on a cargo ship flying under an Antiguan flag.

Israel: Hamas Rocket Can Threaten Tel Aviv

Israeli Military Intelligence chief General Amos Yadlin said Hamas missiles can strike Tel Aviv.

Clinton Backs off Praise for Israel after Criticism

In light of Arab criticism, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton backed off praise for Israel, saying that while they were moving in the right direction, their offer "falls far short" of expectations.

Marble Hoard Uncovered in Akko

Israeli archaeologists uncovered some 350 pieces of marble buried beneath the floor of a room dating to the Crusader period.

One in Four Israelis Impoverished

One in four Israelis are living below the poverty line, according to a report released on Monday.