October 2010 Headlines

Fox Reporter, Israel Join 'Race for the Cure'

The global fight against breast cancer gained new attention this week in Israel, thanks, in part, to Fox News Correspondent Jennifer Griffin.

Mideast Bishops Call for End to Israel's 'Occupation'

Tensions flared between Israel and the Vatican after a bishops' synod told the Jewish state it should not use the Bible to justify injustices against the Palestinians.

Nasrallah: Boycott U.N. Tribunal

Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah called on Lebanon to boycott the U.N. tribunal investigating Rafik Hariri's 2005 assassination.

Israeli Students Protest Gov't. Stipends

Israeli university students are fed up with government subsidies for ultra-Orthodox yeshiva (seminary) students.

Palestinians Smuggle Cows into Gaza

Palestinians are using tunnels under the Egyptian-Gaza border to smuggle cows into the Gaza Strip for the upcoming Muslim festival Eid al-Adha.

IsraAID Team Leaving for Haiti

An Israeli medical team will leave Thursday night for Haiti to assist with the recent Cholera epidemic.

P.A. Cancels Journalists Tour to Jericho

The Palestinian Authority canceled a field tour of foreign journalists to Jericho, MediaCentral announced on Tuesday.

Israeli Commanders Attend Training Session

IDF officers noted increased kidnapping attempts by Palestinian terrorists over the past year.

Turkish 'Peace Activists' Visit Jihadists in Gaza

Turkish 'peace activists' sailing on the Viva Palestina 5 posed for pictures with Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip.

Bill to Grant Jerusalem Priority Status

The importance of Jerusalem in the hearts and minds of the Jewish people may soon be fortified by a new law granting Israel's capital national priority status.

Google to Post Dead Sea Scrolls Online

The Israel Antiquities Authority has teamed up with Google to help grant free, global access to one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century.

Israel Bars State Airline from Nigeria

Security concerns have forced Israel to bar its state airline "El Al" from flying in thousands of Nigerian Christian pilgrims this year.

Palestinian Authority Discovers Hamas Arms Cache

Palestinian Authority security forces uncovered a large Hamas weapons cache in a residential neighborhood in Ramallah.

Social Media Study Reveals Palestinians' Intentions?

Many Palestinians continue to support terrorism against Israelis, a unique study of Arabic-language Palestinian social media revealed.

Saudi Arabia, Iran Discuss Bilateral Cooperation

Saudi's King Abdullah and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad discussed bilateral cooperation, AFP reported.

Israel's 'Disproportionate' Housing Starts

When the ban on new housing starts in Judea and Samaria ended three weeks ago, Israelis resumed construction on 544 new homes.

Hezbollah Lashes Out at U.N.

Hezbollah lashed out at U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon over a report released on Monday warning of increasing instability in Lebanon.

Israel Invites Chilean Miners for Christmas

Israel invited the 33 rescued Chilean miners to embark on a "spiritual journey" this Christmas in Israel.

Syrian President Meets with Saudi King

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met with Saudi's King Abdullah on Sunday evening to discuss bilateral relations.

Greek Israeli Ties on the Increase

At a time when the rift with its former ally, Turkey, is widening, Israel is looking to broaden ties with other Mediterranean countries.

Land Grants Will Help Develop Negev, Arava

A new agricultural land-grant program will help new Israeli families interesting in farming for a living.

Turkey Boycotts OECD Conference in Israel

Turkey's Culture and Tourism Minister Ertuğrul Günay said Turkey would not attend the OCED.

Israel Rated Top Global Housing Market

Israel has emerged as the top real estate market in the world, despite being located in the Middle East, where it faces a constant threat of war.

Cyber Warfare Against Iran? Worm May be First Strike

Many in the West have been anticipating an Israeli military strike against Iran's nuclear programs, but a different kind of attack could already be underway.

Hamas Closes another Press Office

Hamas closed the Gaza offices of the Palestinian Journalists Syndicate and detained several of its members for questioning.

Israeli-Palestinian 'Back and Forth' Continues

A senior Fatah Central Committee official declared the idea of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is finished.

Arabs Pelt Car Carrying MKs

Residents of Silwan threw rocks at the car of Knesset members touring the City of David and the east Jerusalem neighborhood on Tuesday morning.

Israeli Loyalty Oath Comes Under Fire

A proposed loyalty oath requiring all new citizens of Israel to pledge allegiance to a "Jewish and democratic" state has drawn charges of racism.

Israeli Minister: No Chance for Peace

Minister of Strategic Affairs Moshe Ya'alon said there is no chance of reaching an agreement with the Palestinian Authority.

Knesset Committee Passes Referendum Bill

The government's ministerial committee passed a bill on Monday requiring a national referendum before land annexed to Israel can be ceded.

Turkey Strengthens Ties with Palestinians

Turkey is strengthening its ties with the Palestinians at a time when its once excellent relations with Israel are still on the rocks.

Hamas Claims It Thwarted Shalit Rescue

Hamas claims to have thwarted efforts to pinpoint the location of kidnapped IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.

Israeli Troops Kill Two Hamas Terrorists

Israeli troops killed two members of the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, in a joint operation overnight in Hevron.

Politics Overshadow Israeli-Palestinian Talks

Political pundits are busy speculating whether the newly restarted direct talks between Israelis and Palestinians will falter.

Netanyahu Endorses Citizenship Act Amendment

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proposed an amendment to the Citizenship Act.

Palestinian Authority: A World without Israel

The Palestinian Authority may be talking about a two-state solution, but it continues teaching its people that Israel will cease to exist.

Two Israeli Arabs Arrested for Terror Plots

Two Israeli Arabs were arrested on Wednesday for their involvement in terror-related activities.

Israel's Tourism Ministry Introduces 'iSrael'

Israel's Tourism Ministry launched 'iSrael,' a new iPhone application on Sunday.

Tensions Mount in Lebanon over Hariri Tribunal

Tensions in Lebanon are mounting in anticipation of the findings by the U.N. tribunal investigating the assassination of Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Israeli FM Speaks Out on U.S. Proposal

Israeli FM Avigdor Lieberman isn’t buying President Barack Obama’s proposal for extending the 10-month construction ban in Judea and Samaria.

Syrian President Awarded Iran's Medal of Honor

During his official state visit to Tehran on Saturday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad received Iran's highest national award.

Millions of Christians Unite to Pray for Jerusalem

Hundreds of Christians in Jerusalem and millions more Christians around the world gathered for a global Day of Prayer for the peace of Jerusalem on Sunday.

Netanyahu Stays Committed to Peace

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel wants to continue with direct talks with the Palestinians.

Iran Preparing to Fuel Bushehr Reactor

Iranian nuclear engineers have readied the Bushehr reactor for fuel, the head of Iran's nuclear program announced.

Syrian President Off to Iran Again

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will pay an official state visit to Iran over the weekend.