November 2010 Headlines

Israeli Security Expert: TSA Procedures 'Hysterical'

A top Israeli airport security expert says the new screening procedures being implemented by the TSA are a "hysterical" reaction to the terrorist threat.

Israel Celebrates 3 Million Visitors

Israel is celebrating a new tourism record. For the first time ever, more than 3 million people have visited the Promised Land this year.

Archaeologists Find Roman Pool During Israeli Dig

Israeli archaeologists discovered an 1,800-year-old bathing pool thought to be used by the Roman legion that destroyed the Jewish temple.

Israel to Break Tourism Record in 2010

Israel's Tourism Ministry said, Monday, 2010 will be a historic year in tourism for the Holy Land.

Biblical Animals on Display at Jerusalem Zoo

The 60-acre Biblical Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals. Many of them are native to Israel or have become extinct in the Holy Land.

CBC Report Links Hezbollah to Hariri's Murder

A report on the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri "points overwhelmingly" to Hezbollah.

Israeli Knesset Passes Referendum Law

The Knesset passed the National Referendum Law late Monday evening by a vote of 65 to 33, despite some opposition.

P.A. Official: Western Wall is Muslim

A new Palestinian Authority study claims the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, belongs to Islam.

Israelis Unsure of PM's Stance on Bldg. Freeze

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said ministers would be please to approve the freeze extension once they see the proposal in writing.

Lebanese PM to Visit Iran

Lebanese PM Sa'ad Hariri will lead pay a two-day state visit to Iran next week.

Israeli MI Chief: Tel Aviv Could Be Next Target

outgoing MI chief Maj.-Gen. Amos Yadlin warned that the relative quiet in the recent past should not "mislead anyone."

Israeli, U.S. Jews at Odds

When Hillary Rubin immigrated from the United States to Israel, she felt she had finally arrived in her true home.

Jewish Holy Sites in Israel to become Mosques

A U.N. group has declared Rachel's Tomb near Bethlehem and the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron to be mosques.

Grad Rocket Hits near Ofakim

A long-range Grad missile fired by Palestinians in the Gaza Strip exploded north of the Israeli town of Ofakim.

Palestinian Kids Say 'the Jews' Killed Arafat

P.A. television rebroadcast video clips of Palestinian children's messages, including hate speech against Jews.

Al-Qaeda-linked Group Posts Threat in Hebrew

The Army of Islam posted a threat in Hebrew Thursday vowing to avenge the deaths of two of its commanders.

Netanyahu Pushing U.S. Freeze Deal?

Netanyahu and his staff seem to be working diligently to convince cabinet ministers to accept the U.S. incentive package.

Most Likud Ministers against Freeze

Three more Likud ministers signed a letter opposing an extension of the construction freeze.

Israeli High Tech Adjusts to Asian Challenge

With the Jewish state having quietly prospered as a global haven of innovation, key players here are asking whether the Asian giants might steal their high-tech thunder.

Israeli Opposition to U.S. Proposal Growing

A day after the Israeli government appeared ready to extend the building freeze, opposition to the proposal appears to be growing.

IDF Chief: Hezbollah Planning Lebanon Coup

Israel's military chief of staff warned Monday that the terror group, Hezbollah, could soon take over Lebanon in a violent coup.

Remaining Ethiopian Jews to Immigrate

By a unanimous vote on Sunday, the government approved immigration of the remaining Ethiopian Jews over the next four years.

Temporary Fishing Ban for Sea of Galilee

Beginning on January 1, Israel's Agriculture Ministry will cease issuing commercial fishing licenses for the Sea of Galilee.

Netanyahu Proposes Building Freeze Extension

President Barack Obama said he is encouraged by Israel's willingness to extend the building freeze in Judea and Samaria.

Obama's Revealing Remarks

President Barack Obama expressed his deep displeasure over 1,300 new housing units in Jewish neighborhoods in 'east' Jerusalem.

No Deal Reached in Restarting Mideast Peace Talks

A statement from the two leaders said officials would meet in the coming days to create "conditions for the resumption of direction negotiations."

Israelis Urged to Leave Sinai Again

The Counter-Terrorism Bureau issued a warning late Thursday for "all Israelis in the Sinai to leave immediately and return to Israel."

Ariel Sharon Returns to His Ranch

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was transported to his Negev ranch on Friday morning.

Hamas, Fatah Fail to Reconcile

Following a second meeting in Damascus on Tuesday, Fatah and Hamas failed to reach an agreement.

Netanyahu Confronts Anti-Israel Propaganda in U.S.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's latest U.S. visit appears to be part of a broad effort to stem a rising tide of anti-Israel sentiment in the U.S. government.

Netanyahu: Reaction to J'lem Housing 'Overblown'

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu called Tuesday's brouhaha over new housing units in two Jerusalem neighborhoods "overblown."

Hamas Extends Invitation to Ahmadinejad

Hamas, the Palestinian faction controlling the Gaza Strip, extended an invitation to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Israel Invests in Bomb Shelters Near Gaza Strip

Welcome to Sderot, Israel -- the bomb shelter capital of the world.

Israel to Continue Construction in E. Jerusalem

The Israeli Interior Ministry on Monday said it will move forward with plans to build 1,300 new apartments in east Jerusalem.

Mugniyah Suspected in Hariri Assassination

The U.N. may indict Imad Mugniyeh for the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

Israeli PM: Iran Needs 'Credible Military Threat'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for a "credible military threat" against Iran.

Will GOP-Controlled Congress Benefit Israel?

Republican wins in the U.S. Congress could mean more friends for Israel on Capitol Hill.

P.A. to Try Man for Violating Boycott

The Palestinian Authority arrested and jailed a man for "carrying out commercial transactions with residents of a hostile state."

Former Revolutionary Guard: 'Iran Will Bomb Israel'

The former member told Israel's National Radio that Iran's goal is to bring about total chaos in the world, so that the Islamic messianic figure "the Mahdi" will appear.

Turkish Gov't. Seeks to Islamize Education

A series of reforms proposed by Turkey's National Educational Council would impose Islamic ideology on the nation's youth.

Fatah, Hamas Still Trying to Reconcile

Rival Palestinian factions – Fatah and Hamas – plan to meet in Damascus on November 9.

Hezbollah Plotting Takeover of Beirut

Hezbollah is plotting to take control of Beirut should the U.N. Special Tribunal on Lebanon indict any of its members.

Netanyahu Slams UNESCO's 'Absurd' Decision

Israeli PM Netanyahu denounced the UN statement that the Palestinians have a legitimate claim to Rachel's Tomb and the Cave of the Patriarchs.

J'lem Mayor Inaugurates New Arab School

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat officially inaugurated the opening of a new girls' school in Ras al-Amud on Monday morning.