January 2008 Headlines
CBNNews.com - UN Security Council efforts to reach a consensus on Israeli sanctions in the Gaza Strip were abandoned Tuesday.
CBNNews.com - Six days after tens of thousands of Gaza-based Palestinians crossed into Egypt through the breached barrier at the Rafah border crossing, an estimated 10,000 remain in the Sinai.
CBNNews.com - Following the long-awaited release of the Winograd Commission's report evaluating the government's handling of the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is expected to focus on keeping Labor in his coalition.
Late Wednesday afternoon, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservists will demonstrate outside Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak's Tel Aviv home.
CBNNews.com - Arun Gandhi, grandson of Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi, resigned as head of the Gandhi Institute for Nonviolence, headquartered at the University of Rochester.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) announced a new government policy that effectively divests El Al Airlines of a perceived exclusivity on air travel.
CBNNews.com - Since last week's breaching of the border between the Gaza Strip and Egypt, terror alerts are at the highest level since the beginning of the second intifada (armed Palestinian uprising) in the fall of 2000.
CBNNews.com - On Monday, European Union ministers said they would consider resuming their "monitoring mission at Rafah" (the crossing point between Gaza and Egypt), which ended with the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip last June.
CBNNews.com - With Israel in a fourth consecutive winter of below-average rainfall, National Infrastructure Minister Binyamin (Fuad) Ben-Eliezer (Labor) presented Cabinet ministers with a countrywide water conservation plan.
CBNNews.com - While the U.N. Security Council is considering a third round of sanctions against Iran for its nuclear program, an Iranian official spoke with the country's Revolutionary Guard about the uranium enrichment program.
CBNNews.com - The Israeli government announced on Sunday a resumption of diesel fuel allocations to the Gaza Strip, following petitions to the High Court by two human rights groups against the fuel sanctions.
CBNNews.com - Following a guest appearance at a synagogue in Boca Raton, Florida, Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani told The Jerusalem Post that Israel must make its own decisions vis-à-vis the Gaza Strip.
CBNNews.com - On Sunday, Iranian Foreign Ministry director general for Arab, Middle East and North African affairs Ali Asghar Mohammadi met with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit in Cairo.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - With the clock ticking down to Wednesday's release of the Winograd Commission Report, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is calling on his party to unite behind him, while key coalition players are positioning themselves for the fallout.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - In his remarks at Wednesday night's closing session of the eight annual Herzliya Conference, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert exonerated his handling of the Second Lebanon War in 2006.
CBNNews.com - George Habash, founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), died at Jordan Hospital in Amman Saturday evening. He was 81.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - On Sunday evening, Industry and Trade Minister Eli Yishai, chairman of the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, will brief the party's Council of Torah Sages on his meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who is hoping that the party will remain in his coalition government.
CBNNews.com - A Palestinian terrorist stabbed a border policeman Saturday night during a routine patrol in the Atarot industrial zone in northern Jerusalem.
CBNNews.com - EREZ CROSSING, Israel - Late Thursday morning, a mortar shell fired at the Erez Crossing with the Gaza Strip landed near a group of Palestinian pilgrims en route to visit Bethlehem.
CBNNews.com - Canadian Foreign Minister Maxime Bernier announced that Canada will not participate in the United Nations 2009 conference in Durban, South Africa, due to the meeting's anti-Semitic format.
CBNNews.com - The U.N. Security Council has been debating the content of a nonbinding presidential statement, drafted by Libya, condemning Israel's closure of the Gaza Strip.
CBNNews.com - A source close to the Rafah-based Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) told the Israeli daily Haaretz that Wednesday's destruction of the wall along the Philadelphi corridor had been planned for months.
CBNNews.com - A spokesman for the Egyptian Foreign Ministry told CNN that the Rafah border crossing will remain open "as long as there continues to be a humanitarian crisis in the Strip."
CBNNews.com - At a meeting Wednesday evening, Defense Ministry officials decided the partial blockade of goods into the Gaza Strip will remain in place.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Two Palestinians who pleaded guilty to murdering two off-duty Israeli soldiers last month were given 15-year prison sentences. They were also found guilty of "harming the national interests of the Palestinian people."
CBNNews.com - In his remarks at the eighth annual Herzliya Conference, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton said Israel will most likely have to take out Iranian nuclear facilities on its own.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of General Staff Lt.-General (ret.) Moshe Ya'alon said a look back at the Israeli-Palestinian conflict shows there are no short-term solutions.
CBNNews.com - Israeli appeals to U.N. Security Council members to modify the harsh language in its draft resolution condemning the closure on the Gaza Strip is falling on deaf ears.
CBNNews.com - After masked Palestinian gunmen blew several openings in the concrete wall separating Gaza from the Egyptian Sinai Wednesday morning, thousands of Palestinians poured into Egypt through the breaches.
CBNNews.com - Hamas officials expressed satisfaction with Israel's renewal of diesel fuel shipments to the Gaza Strip, but called on the Muslim Arab world to keep up the pressure on Israel.
CBNNews.com - Palestinian snipers opened fire again on farmers at Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, the same place where a volunteer from Ecuador was shot dead last week.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Monday's launching of the TecSar satellite was to have taken place in September, The Jerusalem Post reports.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - People have a choice -- to believe what we read or hear in the news or turn our hearts heavenward, seeking God's perspective to understand the days in which we're living.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Spokesmen for the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and the Defense Department refuted claims that Gazans face an imminent humanitarian crisis.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Sources close to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he will not accept any attempts for early elections after the publication of the final Winograd Commission report, slated for the end of the month.
CBNNews.com - In an overnight counter-terror operation in the Palestinian Authority- (PA) controlled city of Tulkarm, an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) officer managed to return fire after being wounded, killing the assailant.
CBNNews.com - In another first for Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (IAI), the TecSar satellite was successfully launched into space aboard an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle.
CBNNews.com - Warming relations between rival Palestinian factions plummeted Saturday when Hamas accused Fatah of plotting to assassinate Hamas terror chief Ismail Haniyeh.
CBNNews.com - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will continue its counter-terror operations in the Gaza Strip, aimed at destroying Kassam rocket-launching operations, but will not launch a major incursion at this time.
CBNNews.com - On Sunday, the fourth shipment of fuel from Russia arrived at Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israelis in Sderot and Ashkelon awakened Wednesday to the sound of rockets exploding around them.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Industry and Trade Minister Eli Yishai hit the ground running Thursday, upon his return from a five-day trip to China.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Yossi Beilin, chairman of the ultra-left-wing Meretz party, dismissed speculation of joining the government.
CBNNews.com - Wednesday, Palestinians in Gaza fired more than 50 Kassam rockets on southern Israel.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - On Tuesday, the Palestinian Authority (PA) issued threats to suspend peace talks with Israel if operations continue in the Gaza Strip.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Yisrael Beitenu party head Avigdor Lieberman made good on his promise to quit the government of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert when it began negotiations this week on "core issues" with the Palestinians, which include the status of Jerusalem, final borders, and Judea and Samaria (the West Bank).
CBNNews.com - In a joint pre-dawn operation, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops and the Shin Bet killed Islamic Jihad's top commander in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank).
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - In response to a projected deficit of medical doctors, Nefesh B'Nefesh (soul to soul) has launched an initiative to encourage medical doctors to make aliyah (immigrate to Israel).
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat and Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz toured the Jaffa Road portion of the light rail construction site Tuesday.
CBNNews.com - NEW YORK CITY - On Tuesday, Israel's ambassador to the United Nations, Professor Gabriella Shalev, submitted a letter describing Hamas's use of civilians as human shields.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Major Ro'i Rosner was killed Thursday afternoon in central Gaza and another soldier lightly injured.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak told members of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee Monday that only 2 percent of rockets fired by Palestinian terrorists on Israel hit their targets.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel's strike into Gaza just days ago changed the complexion of the Middle East. What effect this will have on the region will be one just of the major questions for the coming year.
CBNNews.com - ASHDOD, Israel - A fire broke out in an eight-story apartment building in Ashdod Thursday after it was hit by a Katyusha rocket.
CBNNews.com - BEERSHEBA, Israel - Public schools in communities within a 25-mile range of Palestinian rocket fire remained closed Thursday.