June 2010 Headlines

Israeli Leader Thanks Evangelicals at Pa. 'Epicenter'

Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Moshe "Bogie" Ya'alon received three lengthy standing ovations during an appearance at the 2010 Epicenter Conference.

Kassam Rocket Heavily Damages Factory

A Kassam rocket fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip heavily damaged a factory in a community in the Sdot Negev Regional Council.

Israel Envoy: 'Tectonic Shift' in U.S.-Israeli Ties

Michael Oren, Israel's ambassador to the U.S., says relations between the two countries are going through a "tectonic shift."

A Look at Religious Freedom Amid Israeli Arrests

Officials in Israel have announced the arrests of seven Arab Israelis accused of attacking Christians and Jews.

Hamas: U.S. Asked Us to Keep Silent

The U.S. asked Hamas not to talk about contacts with Obama administration officials, according to a senior official in Gaza.

Turkey Closes Airspace to Israeli Military

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey imposed the ban in response to Israel's raid on a flotilla attempting to break the Gaza blockade in May.

Israeli Arab Terror Cell Busted

Seven members of an Israeli Arab terror cell affiliated with al-Qaeda were indicted on Monday in Haifa District Court.

Masked Gunmen Destroy UNRWA Summer Camp

For the second time this month, masked gunmen destroyed the facilities at one of UNRWA's summer camps in the Gaza Strip.

Palin Decries Obama Administration's 'Sellout'

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin accused President Barack Obama of selling out America's allies, such as Israel.

Hamas 'Military Wing' Releases New Shalit Clip

Hamas released a new video clip of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.

Israel Marks Four Years since Shalit's Abduction

Israel marked Friday as the forth anniversary since since IDF Cpl. Gilad Shalit was taken captive by Palestinian terrorists.

Lieberman: EU Ministers Should Visit Gaza

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman recommended that EU ministers visit the Gaza Strip, Israel's Channel 2 reported.

Governments Reinforce Iranian Sanctions

The United States, Canada and several European countries are voting to increase sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Lebanese Gov't. Mulls Stopping Gaza Flotillas

The Lebanese government has withdrawn its support for two Gaza-bound flotillas, according to the Lebanese paper al-Liwaa.

Israel Launches Advanced Spy Satellite

Israel latest spy satellite, launched at 10 p.m. Tuesday, was already transmitting data by Wednesday morning.

Israeli DM: 'Gaza is an Iranian Military Base'

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said the Gaza Strip remains a serious security threat to Israel.

Prophecy Unfolding? Turkey's New Role in Mideast

Israel's defense of its Gaza naval blockade set off a worldwide firestorm of criticism. Some see the pages of Scripture coming alive in this latest Mideast crisis.

U.S. Warns Americans to Avoid Gaza

The U.S. State Department has issued a new travel advisory warning Americans to avoid travel to southern Israel and the Gaza Strip.

Israel Issues New Gaza Policy

Israel announced its broadly revised policy for the Gaza Strip on Sunday.

The Story Behind Israel's Gaza Blockade

Although recent media reports have suggested no humanitarian aid is getting to Gaza, Israeli authorities say that's not the case.

Record Numbers of Tourists Visit Israel

Israel’s Tourism Ministry recently announced the number of visitors is up by 42 percent from the same period in 2009.

Senator Gleans New Perspective on Israel

For years, CNN - through its negative reports - convinced Puerto Rican Senator Carmelo Rios not to come to Israel.

No Decision Yet on Easing Gaza Blockade

Israel's government has delayed a decision on whether to ease its naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Assad: Israeli 'Raid' Risks Regional War

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Israel's naval raid on the Mavi Marmara raised the risks of regional war.

Israel Broadens Gaza Blockade Policy

The Israeli Security Cabinet announced on Thursday it will 'liberalize the system by which civilian goods enter Gaza.'

Israel Faces New Demands Over Blockade

Israel may soon have to confront more ships trying to break its naval blockade of Gaza.

Soldier Faces Charges for Civilian Deaths

An IDF soldier may be charged with killing two Palestinian women during Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip.

IDF Kills Armed Infiltrator at Egyptian Border

IDF troops opened fired on a group of armed infiltrators at the border with Egypt, killing one of the gunmen.

Hamas Broadcasting Cut in Europe

A European satellite provider for Hamas television will halt the station's broadcasts to Europe within 48 hours.

Netanyahu: 'Dark Days Ahead'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said difficult days lie ahead for the Jewish state.

Report: Iran Sending Aid Ships to Gaza

Reports that two Iranian ships are heading for Gaza with humanitarian aid have given rise to new threats of a clash between Israel and the Islamic Republic.

YouTube Removes 'Flotilla Choir'

Citing copyright infringement, YouTube removed Latma's "We Con the Word" on Friday.

Palestinians Kill Israeli Policemen near Hevron

Palestinian gunmen killed one Israeli policemen and injured three others as they traveled along Route 60, southwest of Kiryat Arba.

Messianic Jews Lose Israeli Court Case

An Israeli court ruled against the Messianic Jews’ civil suit this week.

Flotilla 'Eyewitness' Not On Board

A retired U.S. army colonel was not aboard the Turkish flotilla flagship when she 'witnessed the Israeli attack.'

Pro-Israel Rally in Finland

About 2,500 people took to the streets of Helsinki to show their support for Israel.

Russia: Sanctions Don't Affect S-300 Sale

Russia's Foreign Ministry retracted an earlier announcement it had frozen the sale of the S-300 anti-aircraft missiles to Iran.

Experts Concerned Over Turkey-Israel Rift

Many analysts believe the major player in last week's confrontation between Israel and the "freedom flotilla" is Turkey.

Iran Threatens Israel as New Sanctions Close In

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad promised his Turkish counterparts on Tuesday that 'we will breach the Gaza blockade.'

3,500 Year-Old Artifacts Unearthed in Israel

Israeli archaeologists have discovered a cache of ancient items near a town believed by some scholars to have belonged to the tribe of Asher.

IDF Orders Inquiry into Flotilla Operation

Maj.-Gen. (ret.) Giora Eiland will lead an IDF probe into the May 31 operation aboard the Mavi Marara.

Iran Offers Military Protection for Gaza Aid Ships

Iran's Revolutionary Guard offered to give a military escort to the next flotilla to break Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Israeli Navy Thwarts Attack by Sea

The Israeli Navy intercepted a Palestinian terror cell in the Nahal Aza area and open fired, killing four of the gunmen.

Israeli Forces Board Gaza-bound Ship

Israeli forces seized a Gaza-bound aid vessel without meeting resistance on Saturday.

Pipes: Flotilla Raid a War for World's Future

Some, like Islam expert Daniel Pipes, see Israel's raid on the so called 'freedom' flotilla as a battle between radical Islam and the West.

Flotilla Choir: 'We Con the World'

A group of Israelis released a music video mocking the crew of the Turkish-owned flotilla flagship Mavi Mamara.

Irish 'Aid' Flotilla Headed for Gaza

The Irish-owned MV Rachel Corrie 'humanitarian aid' boat expects to reach Israeli waters within 24 hours.

U.S. Pressures Israel to Reconsider Gaza Blockade

Under pressure from the U.S., Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering ways to allow more goods into the Gaza Strip.

Flotilla 'Peace Activists' Linked to al-Qaeda

Armed al-Qaeda terrorists, equipped with bulletproof vests and night-vision goggles, attacked Israeli forces atempting to intercept the ship.

Netanyahu Rejects Criticism of Deadly Raid

Netanyahu tried to explain Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza strip saying Hamas had missiles that can reach major Israeli cities like Tel Aviv and possibly Jerusalem.

Biden Supports Israel's Flotilla Raid

Vice President Joe Biden has spoken in Israel's defense in regard to the country's right to board ships bound for Gaza to prevent weapons smuggling.

Irish 'Aid' Ship May Dock at Ashdod

An agreement between Israeli and Irish officials may stave off a confrontation at sea with the Irish-owned aid ship en route to Gaza.

Israel's Flotilla Raid Sparks Demonstrations in NYC

In New York City, a number of pro-Israeli Jews gathered to show their support for Israel after Monday's bloody flotilla incident.

Israel Prepared to Stop Next 'Freedom Flotilla'

Israeli officials say they are prepared to stop another "freedom flotilla" if it tries to break through its blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Israel Thwarts Terror Attack Along Gaza Strip

As the world community was focusing on Israel's interception of a Gaza flotilla, Palestinian terrorists infiltrated Israel from the Gaza Strip early Tuesday.

PR Ambush? Israel Defends 'Freedom Flotilla' Raid

Critics have accused Israel of using excessive force when its commandos boarded a Gaza flotilla. But Israel says the evidence suggests otherwise.