July 2010 Headlines

San Remo's Mandate: Israel's 'Magna Carta'

The 1920 San Remo resolution answered a fundamental issue that still plagues the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks today: whether Israel has a right to the land.

Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus

For centuries, Christians have been making spiritual journeys to Israel.  Now there is a way to literally walk where Jesus walked.

Israeli Youth Center Combines Faith, Fun

A partnership between Jews and Christians is building a one-of-a-kind youth training center in the heart of Israel.


Israeli Group Stresses U.S. Midterm Election Votes

An Israeli group is urging American immigrants there not to pass up voting in the key midterm elections this November in the U.S.

Soldiers' Coffins Arrive in Israel

The coffins carrying the remains of six Israeli Air Force soldiers arrived at Tel Nof Air Force Base on Friday morning.

Palestinian Missile Targets Ashkelon

Ashkelon residents ran for shelter Friday morning as the Color Red air raid siren warned of an incoming missile attack.

Israeli President Denies Bid to Foil Peace Talks

Former Justice Minister Haim Ramon denied advising Palestinian chief negotiator Saeb Erekat not to enter direct talks with Israel.

Crash Victims Bodies to be Flown Home

The bodies the six Israeli Air Force soldiers killed in a helicopter crash Monday in Romania will be flown home on Thursday.

Italian Legislators to EU: Add IHH to Terror List

A group of Italian legislators want the European Union to add Turkey's IHH to its list of terrorist groups.

Netanyahu Meets with Jordan's King Abdullah

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu described his unannounced meeting with King Abdullah in Amman on Tuesday as 'very good.'

Israeli Air Force Helicopter Crash Kills Seven

Six IAF soldiers and a Romanian soldier were killed when their helicopter went down during a training exercise on Monday.

Israel, U.S. to Develop New Missile System

Israel and the U.S. signed an agreement on Sunday to develop the Arrow 3 missile defense system.

Arab MK Warns of Third Intifada

Israeli Arab member of Knesset Haneen Zoabi warned that Israel could be in for a third intifada - armed Palestinian uprising.

Christians 'Unite for Israel' at Washington Summit

U.S. Christians have become Israel's staunchest ally. That support was on full display as Christians and Jews gathered for the annual CUFI summit in D.C.

Israel Calls on U.N. to Stop Lebanese Flotilla

Israeli U.N. Ambassador Gabriela Shalev called on Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to help stop a two-vessel Lebanese flotilla.

International Group: Enforce Sanctions on Iran

Cotler was in Jerusalem recently to release a report backed by leading scholars, parliamentarians and human rights activists urging action against Iran.

Archaeologists Unveil Oldest Writing in Jerusalem

Hebrew University archaeologists unearthed a tiny clay fragment etched with the oldest writing ever discovered in Jerusalem.

Analysis: Abbas Doesn't Really Want Peace Talks

Despite the rhetoric, PA President Mahmoud Abbas appears unwilling to sit down with Israelis to talk about the future of both peoples.

Knesset Bans Liquor Sales by Stores after 11:00 P.M.

The Knesset passed a law banning convenience stores from selling alcholic beverages between 11:00 p.m. and 6:00 a.m.

Israeli Forces Thwart Attack on Jewish Town

IDF troops prevented a group of Arab infiltrators from entering the community of Barkan in southern Samaria.

Israeli Forces Respond to Goldstone Report

Israel's Foreign Ministry issued the IDF's response to the U.N.-initiated Goldstone Report on Operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip.

Minister: Mubarak in Good Health

Egypt's Information Minister said reports of Mubarak suffering from terminal cancer are nothing more than rumor.

Is Israel on the Brink of War?

Israel recently held its biggest nationwide drill in history to prepare for the possibility of war -- a thought never far away from the minds or lips of most Israelis.

Israelis Observe Tisha B'Av

Thousands of Israelis flocked to the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City Tuesday evening at the beginning of Tisha B'Av.

Egypt's Mubarak Holds Meeting Despite Illness

Though Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak may have terminal cancer, he is continuing with his responsibilities for now.

Shin Bet Nabs Hamas Terror Cell

The Shin Bet lifted a gag order on Monday to announce the arrest of Hamas members who murdered an Israeli policeman in June.

Netanyahu Opposes Divisive Conversion Bill

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu opposes the conversion bill submitted by Yisrael Beiteinu MK David Rotem because it's divisive.

Germany Bans Pro-Hamas Aid Organization

Germany's Interior Ministry banned IHH for providing $8.3 million to organizations that either belong to or support Hamas.

Libyan 'Flotilla' Passes by Gaza Blockade

Israel faced new pressure against its naval blockade Wednesday when a Libyan chartered aid ship seemed to be headed toward the Gaza Strip.

Israel Cites Faults in Flotilla Raid Planning

Israel has released its official report on its flotilla raid that occurred in May.

PA Alludes to Possibility of Direct Talks

In a bit of an about face on Monday, PA officials in Ramallah said they had not fully ruled out resuming direct talks with Israel.

Clinton to Turkey: Don't Sever Ties with Israel

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davotuglu on Monday not to cut ties with Israel.

Israeli Navy Readies for Libyan Ship

Israeli naval forces were put on high alert Sunday as the Libyan-sponsored cargo ship set sail from Greece for the Gaza Strip.

Public Busses to Service Arab Villages

The Transportation Ministry announced on Sunday that new public bus routes will soon be servicing Arab, Druze and Bedouin villages.

Libya Sending the Next Israel 'Blockade Buster'

A Libyan ship will set sail on Friday on a "humanitarian" mission to break Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.

U.S., Israel Mend Ties, Focus on Iran

The U.S. and Israel have left their strained relations behind them, according to Sens. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., John McCain, R-Ariz., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.

Netanyahu Calls for Direct Talks, Palestinians Stall

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu continued his call for face-to-face negotiations with the Palestinian Authority.

IDF Releases Proof of Hezbollah Arms Buildup

The IDF released maps and other intelligence information confirming Hezbollah's stockpiling of weaponry in southern Lebanon.

Netanyahu Meets with Gates, Wraps Up U.S. Visit

Despite talk of tension and a possible rift, both leaders say their countries have an 'unbreakable' bond.

Egyptian President May Have Cancer

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak may have cancer, the London-based Arab-language daily al-Quds al-Arabi reported on Tuesday.

B'Tselem Report: Israel Built on Arab Land

B'Tselem published a report accusing Israel of expropriating Palestinian land in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank).

Rumor: Syrian Military Hit by Plague

ISID posted a report on Monday alleging that the Syrian military has been hit by a plague.

Gaza Under Hamas: A Taliban-like Regime?

The attack on the U.N. summer camp facility in the Palestinian Gaza Strip is one more sign that Gaza under Hamas is becoming a Taliban-like regime.

Ayalon: No Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon told foreign diplomats that no humanitarian crisis exists in the Gaza Strip.

Netanyahu Speaks Out on Shalit's Return

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened a press conference to speak to the nation about kidnapped IDF Cpl. Gilad Shalit.