June 2011 Headlines

Ancient Ossuary Belonged to Caiaphas Daughter?

A 2,000-year-old ossuary, an ancient burial bone box, may contain the bones of the daughter of Jesus' crucifier.

Gaza Flotilla Participants Being 'Duped by Terrorists'

Flotilla organizers say they want to break Israel's sea blockade of the Gaza Strip because it's leading to a humanitarian crisis -- a claim many dispute.

Jackpot! Israel on Cusp of Energy Revolution

The Mideast unrest is threatening Israel's energy supply. But natural gas discoveries and oil shale could make the country energy independent in the nick of time.

Flotilla Delayed, Conflicting Stories

Amidst accusations of sabotage and delays, two of the 10 ships planning to take part in Freedom Flotilla 2 have set sail.

Israeli Soldier's Parents Hold Vigil for Son's Return

Five years have passed since Hamas abducted IDF soldier Gilad Shalit.  His parents hope to use this fifth anniversary as a rallying point to bring him home.

Iran Flexes Strength during 'Great Prophet' War Games

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards test fired 14 missiles and unveiled its underground missile silos on the second day of its 10-day war games.

Netanyahu: Recognizing Israel Crucial for Peace

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is calling for other nations to pressure the Palestinian Authority to agree that Israel has a right to exist.

IDF, Shin Bet Op Cracks Palestinian Terror Cells

A joint operation by the IDF and the Shin Bet cracked a major Palestinian terror cell operating near Jerusalem.

Interior Ministry 'Nixing' Visas for Evangelicals

The Interior Ministry is making it difficult for evangelicals to secure visas, the outgoing ICEJ executive director said.

Israel Braces for New Blockade-Busting Flotilla

Israel is bracing for a possible confrontation with ships preparing to break its naval blockade on the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

IDF: International Donors Fund Bil'in Protests

Pro-Palestinian protesters are paid for their weekly attendance at the Bil'in security fence, an IDF officer told reporters on Sunday.

It's Official: P.A. to Seek Statehood at U.N.

The PLO announced it would seek unilateral recognition of statehood at the United Nations in September.

Step Back in Time at New Jerusalem Dig Site

Have you ever wanted to step back 3,000 years into the pages of the Bible? Now, visitors at a new archaeological site in Jerusalem can do just that.

Hamas, Fatah Issue Statements to Israel

The Gaza-based Hamas faction issued two statements on Friday, both regarding prisoner issues.

Bnei Menashe 'Aliyah' Close to Fruition

If everything goes as planned, more than 7,000 members of a lost tribe of Israel will soon call the land of their forefathers home.

Int'l. Red Cross Demands Proof Shalit Alive

The International Red Cross demanded on Thursday that Hamas provide proof that kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is alive.

Apple Removes 'Third Intifada' App

Apple Inc. got rid of a free application that Israel said incites violence against the Jewish state.

Palestinians Spend Big Bucks on Statehood PR

Palestinians are spending millions to convince the nations of the world to back their bid for statehood at the United Nations in September.

Hamas, Fatah Meeting Postponed Indefinitely

The meeting between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Damascus-based Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal has been postponed indefinitely.

Blockade-Busting Flotilla Still Afloat

Last week, the Turkish 'humanitarian relief' organization, IHH, withdrew from Freedom Flotilla Two, but remaining participants say they'll still set sail.

Al Qaeda Chief: Support for 'Palestine'

Newly appointed Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahri assured Palestinian Arabs that his organization 'will never recognize legitimacy for the alleged State of Israel.'

Police Investigating Deadly Gas Blast

Israeli authorities launched a full-scale investigation into Thursday night's deadly gas explosion that killed four and injured dozens more.

Israel Unveils Nation's First Solar Field

The Jewish state's latest search for renewable power isn't underground -- but in the sky.

Israeli Held in Egypt Denies Mossad Ties

American-born Israeli Ilan Grapel continues to deny that he is an undercover agent for the Mossad.

Fatah, Hamas to Announce New Government

Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, reached a consensus Tuesday night on the makeup of an interim unity government.

Israeli Knesset Members Visit Joseph's Tomb

Fifteen Knesset members visited Joseph's Tomb on Tuesday, six weeks after a P.A. policeman opened fire on worshippers, killing one man.

Islam Rising? Turkey's Ruling Party Wins Election

Turkey's ruling party surged to a third term in parliamentary elections Sunday.

Syrian Troops Bombard Northern Town

Backed by helicopter gunships and some 200 tanks, Syrian troops bombarded the northern town of Jisr al-Shoughour on Sunday.

Turkey Election Sparks Fears of Islamic Caliphate

The polls point to the third straight election win for a political party that has worked hard to make one of the most secular Muslim nations on earth even more Islamic.

Turkey PM Accuses Syria's Assad of Barbarism

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Syrian president Bashar al-Assad of committing 'atrocities' against civilians.

P.A. Mulls Postponing U.N. Statehood Bid

The Palestinian Authority said it may postpone plans to seek unilateral recognition of statehood at the United Nations in September.

Understanding Israel's 1967 Six-Day War

In 1967, six days dramatically changed the future of the Jewish state. Forty-four years later, Israel is being pressured to return to these "indefensible borders."

Iran Dispatches Submarines to Red Sea

In a provocative move, Iran dispatched submarines to the Red Sea to gather intelligence information.

IDF on Alert for 'al-Quds' Day

IDF troops and Israel police are on high alert for 'al-Quds Day,' the third of the Palestinian Authority's three-day Naksa observance.

Hamas, Egypt Lock Horns on Gaza Border Crossing

Trouble seems to be brewing among the newlyweds, Hamas and Egypt.

Israel: Syria Misrepresenting Border Protests

Mideast analysts suspect Syria is using the Israel border demonstrations as a tool to divert attention from the uprisings threatening President Assad's regime. 

American Farmers Highlight Israel's Biblical Land

A group of young farmers from America is working to bring awareness to Israel's land and it's biblical significance.

Israel Prepared for Sunday Border Protests

Israeli officials said they're hopeful peace would prevail on the northern and southern borders Sunday when Palestinians mark 'Naksa Day.'

Jerusalem Day Haunted by P.A. Statehood Bid

As Israelis commemorate the Jewish state's 1967 recapture of Jerusalem, Palestinian leaders continue to wrestle the decades-old victory.

Lawmakers Propose Jerusalem as 'Undivided Capital'

Lawmakers on Capitol Hill used Jerusalem Day to promote legislation that would recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel.

Hamas: Egypt Limiting Border Passage

Hamas expressed disappointment over the number of people permitted to enter Egypt through the Rafah crossing.

Jerusalem Gears Up for Annual Light Show

The third annual Jerusalem Festival of Light is just two weeks away. The week-long celebration in the Old City is scheduled for June 15-22.