January 2010 Headlines

Israeli Artist Creates Beauty from War Materials

One Israeli artist is working to turn years suffering from rockets fired from the Gaza strip into beauty.

Palestinian Journalists Meet at Knesset

For the first time in the history of the Knesset, Palestinian journalists joined their Jewish counterparts to share differing viewpoints.

IDF Medical Team Returns from Haiti

PM Binyamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi welcomed the Israeli team home from Haiti.

Hamas: Israel Assassinated our Brother

Hamas, the Palestinian faction ruling the Gaza Strip, blamed Israel for the death of Mahmoud Abdel Rauf al-Mabhouh.

Israel Displays Blueprints of Nazi Death Camp

This week, Israel displayed the blueprints for Auschwitz, the largest Nazi death camp and a stark reminder of the millions of Jews who died during the Holocaust.

More Cooperation between NATO, IDF on Global Terror

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi left Tuesday to attend the NATO Military Chiefs of Defense conference in Brussels.

Israel, Operation Blessing Send 2nd Team to Haiti

They'll bring their expertise to the people of Haiti on a life and death mission.

IDF Delegation Winds Up Haiti Mission

Israel Defense Forces medical and search-and-rescue teams are winding up their work in Haiti.

Israel Denies Gaza Entry to Belgium Minister

Israel's Foreign Ministry denied a Belgium minister's request to visit the Gaza Strip.

Netanyahu: Settlement Blocs Part of Israel

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said 'major settlement blocs' will always be part of the State of Israel.

Haitian President Thanks Israel

Haitian President Rene Preval publicly thanked Israel for its timely response to his nation following the massive earthquake on January 12.

NGO Monitor: HRW Report More Israel Bashing

HRW's annual report is a rehashing of the usual anti-Israel bashing says NGO Monitor.

J'lem Municipality Refutes BBC Commentator

The Jerusalem Municipality refuted allegations by BBC's Jane Corbin that home demolitions in east Jerusalem "have been increasing in recent days."

Israeli Police to Join Int'l. Force in Haiti

Israel Police will dispatch a delegation of 100 officers to join the international peacekeeping force in Haiti.

Jordanian Lawyers File Lawsuit against Israeli MKs

A lawsuit filed by four Jordanian attorneys charges two Israeli legislators with threatening Jordan's sovereignty and security.

Israel Sends Second Delegation to Haiti

A second Israeli delegation headed by Maj.-Gen. Yair Golan, OC Home Front Command, left for Haiti Monday night.

Flooding in North Follows South

Following two days of record rainfall in the south, heavy downpours in the north flooded rail lines, bridges and homes in the north.

ICEJ Donates More Shelters to Gaza-vicinity Communities

For students at the ORT Amit technical high school in the coastal city of Ashkelon, it wasn't long before rockets started again.

Quake Survivor Names Newborn 'Israel'

Israeli doctors delivered a healthy baby boy in an IDF field hospital in Port-au-Prince on Saturday night.

Operation Blessing, Israeli Doctors Team Up in Haiti

Operation Blessing has teamed up with Israeli medical staff in Haiti's earthquake-stricken capital.

Israeli Airport Unveils Revolutionary Security System

It's called Unipass - a revolutionary airport security system officials say is the first of its kind in the world.

PM: Israel Responds to Haiti with a 'Big Heart'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke with cabinet ministers on the medical and search and rescue teams dispatched to Haiti.

ZAKA Rescues Eight Students in Haiti

A ZAKA International Rescue Unit pulled eight students from a collapsed eight-story Port-au-Prince university building.

Terrorists Target Israeli Convoy in Jordan

Security officials said faulty saved the lives of Israeli passengers in a diplomatic convoy in Jordan.

Deputy FM Issues 'Apology' on Turkish Affair

Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon issued an apology for not having taken a more diplomatic approach with Turkey's ambassador.

Israel Sends Help to Haiti

Despite its small size, Israel is sending a large contingent of aid workers and help to quake-stricken Haiti.

Israel Dispatches Rescue Team to Haiti

Israel dispatched the first teams of rescue workers to Haiti on Wednesday morning in the aftermath of Tuesday's earthquake.

Analysis: Let's Talk Turkey

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon summoned the Turkish ambassador on Monday to discuss the latest anti-Israel Turkish propaganda.

8,000-Year-Old Bldg. Uncovered in Tel Aviv

Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists uncovered the remains of an 8,000-year-old building in Tel Aviv.

Israeli, Palestinian Rescue Services Working Together

Representatives of Israeli and Palestinian emergency rescue services addressed journalists at a Mideast Press Club meeting on Sunday.

Israeli Prof. Deciphers Earliest Hebrew Text

Ancient Hebrew text has been hailed as the earliest known Hebrew writing, dating to King David's reign in the 10th century B.C.

Israel Rebuffs U.S. Envoy’s Remarks

Israel rejected Mideast envoy George Mitchell's remarks that the U.S. may withhold loan guarantees to Israel.

Israeli Air Force Targets Terror Gaza Infrastructure

Israeli jets targeted sites in the Gaza Strip overnight after a day of Palestinian mortar and rocket fire on southern Israel.

Israeli DM Amends Construction Ban Orders

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak approved amended orders on the government's construction freeze in Judea and Samaria.

Egypt Moves to End Hamas Smuggling

Egypt is building an underground wall that could stop weapons smuggling by Hamas from the country.

Israel's Iron Dome Defense System Nearly Ready

Israeli officials were pleased with Wednesday's test performance of the Iron Dome Missile Defense System.

IDF Delegation Cancels Trip to UK

A delegation of IDF officers declined an invitation by the British army after the government said they could not guarantee their safety.

Jordan Claims Ownership of Dead Sea Scrolls

The Jordanian government wants Canada to seize the Dead Sea Scroll exhibition, which has been on display in Toronto.

Israel's Third Desalination Plant On Line

Israel's third desalination plant, built in the northern coastal city of Hadera, is partially operational.

Int'l. Petition Calls Iran to Accountability

Canadian MP Irwin Cotler launched a global petition in Jerusalem, calling on the international community to act against threats posed by Iran.