December 2009 Headlines
As the international community waits on diplomatic efforts, Israel is working on a sophisticated way to protect itself.
Days before Christmas, archeologists unveiled what they said were the remains of the first dwelling in Nazareth that can be dated back to the time of Jesus.
The tiny Palestinian Christian community in the Gaza Strip remains under intense persecution, according to a Canadian human rights group.
Some senior Israeli officials want to reward Christian Zionists for their faithfulness to the State, but others are fighting the move.
Palestinian terror attacks were significantly reduced in 2009, thanks in large part to the Israel Defense Forces, the Shin Bet reported.
In 2009, a total of 16,244 Jews immigrated to Israel, a 17 percent increase over last year, which saw 13,859 new arrivals.
The fate of 8,700 Ethiopian Jews waiting to be approved for aliyah will be decided by the Knesset within the next three months.
The IDF Home Front Command is holding a wide-scale emergency preparedness exercise on Tuesday at Ben Gurion International Airport.
Israel is defending its decision to build some 700 new apartments in the eastern sector of the city.
Israeli President Shimon Peres hosted Christian leaders at his Jerusalem residence on Monday.
Fewer than 3,000 Palestinians showed up at a rally to mark the one-year anniversary of Israel's military incursion in the Gaza Strip.
This has not been a good week for Israeli Border Police.
Twenty thousand people are expected to fill Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity plaza for midnight mass.
Israeli border guards ordered children off their school bus on Tuesday, telling them to walk the rest of the way home in the rain.
Israel sent its response to Hamas, via the German mediator, on negotiations for a prisoner swap for kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.
The Anti-Defamation League said Jews worldwide suffered backlash from Israel's military incursion into the Gaza Strip a year ago.
Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's attorney released a statement denying all charges against his client.
Israeli cabinet ministers backed legislation that would raise the legal drinking age to 21.
The IDF leaked an 'internal' memo to Israeli media on Sunday, describing how it will deal with violations of the construction freeze.
PA President Mahmoud Abbas' preconditions for resuming talks with Israel make prospects for an agreement in 2010 as elusive as in past years.
A handful of anti-Israel Palestinian Christian leaders are exploiting the Christmas holiday with anti-Israel propaganda.
Israel is ready to revive negotiations with the Palestinians but without any more gestures or preconditions.
Eight IDF soldiers received medals of honor Wednesday evening for their exceptional bravery in Operation Cast Lead.
Israeli MKs signed a petition against the British government's recommendation to label goods from Judea, Samaria and the Golan.
With Christmas only nine days away, the town of Bethlehem, Israel held its annual tree lighting ceremony Tuesday evening.
Hannukah celebrates the victory of a small, vastly outnumbered Jewish fighting over the Syrian army, and the subsequent rededication of the Temple.
Civil Administration inspectors and Border Police arrived in Tzofim on Tuesday to confiscate a bulldozer being used in a sewage project.
The Foreign Ministry warned that the arrest warrant issued against Opposition leader Tzipi Livni could harm Israeli-U.K. relations.
Israeli leaders are denouncing what appears to be a Jewish attack on a West Bank mosque. The incident could further raise already high tensions in the area.
Kadima chairwoman Tzipi Livni's office denied a report that fear of arrest prompted her cancellation of a trip to London.
The Knesset passed the controversial biometric database law by a vote of 40-11, with three abstensions, in its second and third readings.
The European Union has endorsed a watered-down foreign policy declaration calling for Jerusalem to become the capital of two states.
Israelis gathered in a massive demonstration on Wednesday to protest the recent government freeze on building in Judea and Samaria (The West Bank.)
We arrived early for the rally at Jerusalem's Paris Square, just down the street from the prime minister's residence.
Israel transferred 10,000 doses of swine flu vaccine to the Gaza Strip.
Israeli police scuffled with settlers Sunday as they tried to enforce a settlement freeze in the West Bank.
Five Palestinians were diagnosed with swine flu on Sunday, in what Gaza health officials are calling the area's first cases.
Two ultra-Orthodox men were arrested for allegedly torching the car of a Messianic Jew in the Israeli town of Beit Shean.
Study reveals that Israel's national anthem, Hatikva, evokes strong patriotic responses in the vast majority of Israelis.
The EU draft resolution calls for Jerusalem to be divided, with part becoming the capital of a Palestinian state.
Confrontations between government inspectors and residents of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria continued on Wednesday morning.
Israeli MKs began debating the pros and cons of the government's 10-month construction freeze in Judea and Samaria.