January 2009 Headlines
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - During his first week in office, President Barack Obama said at least one thing Israelis wanted to hear.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - With national elections 11 days away, Foreign Minister and Kadima party chairwoman Tzipi Livni continues trying to distance herself from outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israelis were appalled by a Spanish judge's decision to investigate seven Israelis for alleged "war crimes" in the 2002 targeted killing of senior Hamas terrorist Salah Shehadeh.
CBNNews.com - TEHERAN, Iran - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad presented Lebanese-based Hezbollah terrorist Samir Kuntar, who was held in an Israeli prison for almost 30 years, with an honorary award for his murder of several Israelis.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - A Gaza farm family spoke out about the abuse they have suffered at the hands of Hamas, the ruling Palestinian faction in the Gaza Strip.
CBNNews.com - LIMASSOL PORT, Cyprus - Cypriot officials have detained an Iranian arms ship at the behest of Israel and the United States.
CBNNews.com - DOHA, Qatar - Exiled Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal rejected Israel's conditions for an extended cease-fire, calling them "unacceptable."
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel's Channel 2 reported Wednesday evening that Israeli Intelligence agencies thwarted a major attack by Hezbollah terrorists in Europe.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - In response to a decision to reinstate a bishop who denies the Holocaust, Israel's Chief Rabbinate severed official ties with the Vatican and cancelled a March meeting in Rome with the Holy See's Commission for Religious Relations with the Jews.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) archaeologists uncovered an 1,800-year-old marble bust in the City of David, just outside Jerusalem's Old City walls.
CBNNews.com - NEW YORK CITY - United Nations General Assembly President Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann chose not to attend the UN's International Holocaust Remembrance Day on Tuesday.
CBNNews.com - HAIFA, Israel - Organizers of an initiative to host 48 Palestinian orphans, whose parents were inadvertently killed in Operation Cast Lead, hope that Wednesday's border closure won't prevent the children from entering Israel.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - In pre-dawn strikes Wednesday, Israeli aircraft targeted arms smuggling tunnels along the Philadelphi Corridor, the narrow strip of land separating the Egyptian Sinai from the Gaza Strip.
CBNNews.com - SUEZ CANAL, Egypt - An Iranian freighter has not been allowed to cross through the Suez Canal to the Mediterranean.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli Interior Minister Meir Sheetrit turned down a request by four senior Hamas members to reissue their Israeli identity cards.
CBNNews.com - RAMALLAH, West Bank - A 28-year-old former member of the PA's elite presidential guard became the eighth Palestinian to be sentenced to death by firing squad for alleged collaboration with Israel.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - A recently released Jewish Agency report attributed a 300 percent rise in anti-Semitic attacks in January 2009, compared with January 2008, to Israel's three-week operation in the Gaza Strip.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - A Hamas delegation in Cairo announced its terms for a one-year cease-fire with Israel.
CBNNews.com - WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Barack Obama's promise "to actively and aggressively" pursue a solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict came as no surprise to many Israelis.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - An Israeli NGO (non-governmental organization) launched a counter-attack against international calls to charge the nation's leaders with war crimes for Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - The Hamas terror organization has taken over the smuggling tunnels that survived Operation Cast Lead, including those operated by local Palestinian clans.
CBNNews.com - BARCELONA, Spain - Overwhelming support for Palestinians by the Spanish public prompted the city government to cancel Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremonies, scheduled for January 27.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert updated newly installed U.S. President Barack Obama Wednesday on the situation in the Gaza Strip.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - An Israeli organization is launching a PR campaign aimed at giving Europeans and Americans an inside look at victims of Islamic terror groups.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - Israel continued to facilitate the flow of humanitarian aid into the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, while a group of citizens in Tel Aviv collected food and clothing for Gaza residents.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - Despite the IAF's (Israel Air Force) destruction of some 80 percent of the arms smuggling tunnels between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, the remaining tunnels are active again.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - The Indian navy plans to purchase two Israeli-manufactured radar systems, The Indian Express reported.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) pulled its remaining troops out of the Gaza Strip Wednesday morning, though a sizable number are deployed on the Israeli side of the border to respond to violations of the cease-fire.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - In the first violations since the cease-fire went into effect on Sunday, Hamas gunmen opened fire on IDF (Israel Defense Forces) troops in two separate incidences Tuesday.
CBNNews.com - KOCHAV HASHAHAR, Israel - An Arab gunman critically wounded an Israeli man in a drive-by shooting east of the Palestinian Authority- (PA) controlled city of Ramallah.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - Hamas spokesman Abu Obaida told reporters on Monday that Hamas would resume arms smuggling as soon as possible.
CBNNews.com - ASHKELON, Israel - Extensive damage to infrastructure, along with loss of business before, during and after the Gaza op, prompted the Knesset Lobby for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses to meet with community leaders, owners of small businesses and other industry.
CBNNews.com - SDEROT, Israel - During the three-week-long Operation Cast Lead, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired 849 rockets, Grad missiles and mortar shells on southern Israeli communities.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Ehud Barak rescinded earlier statements that IDF (Israel Defense Forces) troops would remain in Gaza.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - The High Court cleared the way late last week to seal the home of Ala Abu Dheim with cement.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - After declaring a cease-fire in Gaza this weekend, Israel now says its forces will be out of Gaza in time for President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration as U.S. President Tuesday.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Likud and the center-right parties strengthened their lead, following the government 's announcement of a unilateral cease-fire in the Gaza opeart.
CBNNews.com - SDEROT, Israel - The government failed to meet one of its two stated goals for Operation Lead Shield in the Gaza Strip, namely to stop Palestinian rocket fire on southern Israeli communities.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Military Intelligence chief Major-General Amos Yadlin said Israel can expect Hamas to continue carrying out terror attacks and firing rockets.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - A report by The Associated Press that the Israeli army has begun withdrawing its troops from the Gaza Strip was not confirmed by the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), the Prime Minister's Office said.
CBNNews.com - One day after the demise of Hamas Interior Minister Said Siam, Hamas vowed to continue its attacks against Israel.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - Hamas Interior Minister Said Siam (pronounced Sah-eed See-ahm) was killed Thursday evening in an Israeli air strike on his brother's home in Jabalya.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - United Nations Secretary-General Ban ki-Moon met with Israeli government officials to press for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - An organization called "Thank Israeli Soldiers," formed two months ago, delivered 3,000 care packages to Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops deployed just outside Gaza City.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - The 'Iranian Unit' of Hamas, whose members were trained by Iran's Revolutionary Guards, has been destroyed, according to Palestinian sources.
CBNNews.com - BEERSHEBA, Israel - A seven-year-old boy wounded by shrapnel that penetrated his skull is fighting for his life at Beersheva's Soroka University Medical Center.
CBNNews.com - DUISBURG, Germany - During a massive anti-Israel demonstration last Saturday, German police confiscated Israeli flags from an apartment home.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Results of a Tel Aviv University survey revealed that 94 percent of Israelis strongly support Operation Cast Lead, while 92 percent believe it will benefit the nation's security.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Colonel Moshe Levy, head of the Gaza Coordination and Liaison Administration (CLA), said less than 25 percent of Palestinians killed in the Gaza op were civilians.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel's 20-day military operation in Gaza may soon end. Hamas says it will accept Egypt's proposal for a cease-fire. But in the meantime, the fighting in Gaza is more intense than ever.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - A few minutes before 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Jerusalemites got a taste of what Israelis in the south and the north have experienced time and time again: an air raid siren.
CBNNews.com - KIRYAT SHMONA, Israel - For the second time this week, Lebanese terrorists fired Katyusha rockets on northern Israel.
JERUSALEM, Israel - A new audiotape - supposedly from Osama bin Laden - calls on Muslims to launch a jihad to stop Israel's military action in Gaza.
CBNNews.com - ARAVA BORDER CROSSING, Israel - A Jordanian soldier fired at an Israeli Border Police patrol early Tuesday morning.
CBNNews.com - ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER - United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has left for a week-long visit to the Middle East. He'll try to impose a Gaza cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.
CBNNews.com - KIRYAT ARBA, Israel - Palestinians from the village of Jabel Johar near Hebron opened fire at an IDF (Israel Defense Forces) patrol.
CBNNews.com - TEL AVIV, Israel - Israel's national El Al airlines is negotiating with representatives of the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox ) community to provide strictly kosher flights.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - Hamas operatives stole contents from 100 humanitarian aid trucks Monday and resold the products to Gaza residents, The Jerusalem Post reported.
CBNNews.com - SDEROT, Israel - Since the start of Operation Cast Lead 17 days ago, Palestinian rocket fire on southern Israeli towns has been reduced by nearly half.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israel Defense Forces' (IDF) decision to launch a YouTube site to post videos of the operation in Gaza has done very well so far.
CBNNews.com - HAIFA, Israel - The Haifa Magistrate's Court extended the remand of three Israeli Arab teenagers who pelted police with stones during demonstrations against the Gaza operative.
CBNNews.com - SDEROT, Israel - Joe Wurzelbacher, who became known as Joe the Plumber during the U.S. presidential campaign, is in Sderot reporting for PJTV.com.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops diffused a bomb, set with a timer, inside a school, with a fuse that ran to a nearby zoo.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - The majority of Israeli Knesset members (MKs) oppose postponing national elections because of the operation in the Gaza Strip.
ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER - Thousands of reservists joined Israel's Gaza force this weekend, as Israeli soldiers pushed toward the heart of Gaza City.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Despite international pressure calling for a cease-fire, the Israeli government ordered the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) to expand Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Paratrooper's Brigade soldiers discovered a map detailing Hamas's strategy in the northern Gaza town of al-Atatra.
CBNNews.com - WASHINGTON - With Barack Obama just 10 days away from being installed as the next U.S. president, his advisors are urging him to open a dialogue with the Hamas terror organization, according to Britain's The Guardian.
CBNNews.com - NEW YORK CITY - The UN Security Council passed a resolution Thursday calling for an "immediate, durable and fully respected cease-fire, leading to a full withdrawal of Israeli forces from Gaza."
CBNNews.com - ASHKELON, Israel - By late morning on day 14 of Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip, Palestinians fired more than 30 rockets, missiles and mortar shells on southern Israeli cities and towns.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - The U.N. Security Council has called for an immediate cease fire between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip. The vote was 14 to nothing, with the U.S. abstaining. But the vote has had little impact on the ground in Gaza. Click play for more analysis of the situation in Israel with CBN News' Gary Lane following this report.
CBNNews.com - RAMALLAH - Hamas officials said as of Friday, they would no longer recognize Mahmoud Abbas as president of the Palestinian Authority (PA). His term, which began in January 2005, officially ended yesterday.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - Two more Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers were killed Thursday evening, following the earlier announcement of the death of 27-year-old Major Ro'i Rosner.
CBNNews.com - NAHARIYA, Israel - Lebanese-based terrorists fired at least three Katyusha rockets on the northern coastal town of Nahariya at 8:00 a.m.Thursday morning, one scoring a direct hit on a nursing home.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) targeted arms smuggling tunnels along the Philadelphi Corridor -- the narrow strip of land separating the Gaza Strip from the Egyptian Sinai.
CBNNews.com - CAIRO, Egypt - An Israeli delegation, led by Major General Amos Gilad, will travel to Cairo Thursday to discuss the Egyptian-initiated plan for a cease-fire in the Gaza Strip.
CBNNews.com - DAMASCUS, Syria - Ali Larijani, speaker of the Iranian parliament, is in Syria to confer with Damascus-based Hamas leaders.
CBNNews.com - ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish basketball fans at the Eurocup playoffs in Ankara stormed the court, cursing the Israeli team for the war against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - While the world blames Israel for the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, reports coming from the Strip tell a different story.
CBNNews.com - CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela announced Tuesday that it is expelling the Israeli ambassador to protest Israel's operation in the Gaza Strip.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops in the Gaza Strip will hold up operations for three hours Wednesday to allow residents time to restock essential provisions.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - The United Nations Security Council met Tuesday to discuss the ongoing war between Hamas and Israel.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - The death toll of Israeli soldiers killed in Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip rose to six Tuesday.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - At 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, a time of public prayer on behalf of the soldiers fighting in Gaza will be held at the Kotel -- the western wall of the Temple Mount.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - Senior Hamas leader Mahmoud al-Zahar spurred on Hamas operatives "to crush" Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops who have entered the Gaza Strip.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Christians at the Bethel Gospel Assembly in Harlem took part in a special prayer meeting in support of the Gaza operation.
ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER - Israeli forces are moving cautiously in their war on Hamas, knowing that the casualties will grow in the dense northern Gaza neighborhoods.
CBNNews.com - ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Allah would punish Israel for its "crimes against humanity" in the Gaza Strip.
CBNNews.com - AMMAN, Jordan - Jordanian Prime Minister Nader Dahabi said the Hashemite Kingdom is reevaluating its diplomatic ties with Israel in view of the Gaza operation.
CBNNews.com - DOHA, Qatar - Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani joined the chorus of Arab voices against the Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - A Golani Brigades soldier escaped an attempted kidnapping by Hamas terrorists, Israel Radio reported Monday.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Staff Sgt. Dvir Emanueloff, who died of injuries sustained from a mortar shell, was laid to rest Sunday evening at the Mt. Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem.
CBNNews.com - ASHKELON, Israel - By Monday afternoon, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired 28 rockets on southern Israeli cities.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - After more than a week of air strikes against Hamas, Israel launched a ground invasion of the Gaza Strip this weekend.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - IDF (Israel Defense Forces) infantry, armored and artillery corps troops, accompanied by engineering and intelligence forces, entered the northern Gaza Strip Saturday evening for the first time since the start of Operation Cast Lead one week ago.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - On day four of Operation Cast Lead, Israel is preparing to go 'all the way' to achieve fundamental changes for its citizens in the south.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Results of the latest political survey showed the Likud and Labor parties each gaining seats and Kadima losing ground.
CBNNews.com - ASHKELON, Israel - An Ashkelon resident suffered shrapnel injuries when a Grad missile scored a direct hit on his home.
CBNNews.com - Day seven of Israel's operation in the Gaza Strip began with a pre-dawn air strike on houses belong to Hamas terror leaders.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli police in Jerusalem faced hostile demonstrators in several locations in the city.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip vowed to avenge the assassination of arch-terrorist Sheikh Nizar Rayyan.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - Sheikh Nizar Rayyan, a senior Hamas leader, was killed Thursday afternoon in an air strike on his home in Jabalya.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - Israel Air Force (IAF) aircraft targeted three Hamas government buildings before dawn Thursday.
CBNNews.com - KEREM SHALOM CROSSING, Israel - Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak ordered the border crossings with the Gaza Strip to remain closed Thursday, with the exception of the Kerem Shalom crossing.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - On day six of Operation Cast Lead, the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) continues honing its preparations for a major ground incursion into the Gaza Strip.