October 2008 Headlines
SINAI, Egypt - Egyptian security forces found eight surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles in an underground bunker in the northern Sinai.
BEERSHEBA, Israel - Yigal Amir, serving a life sentence for assassinating former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, has been punished by the Israel Prison Service for giving telephone interviews to Israeli television.
GAZA BORDER, Israel - For the first time since the temporary truce began last June 19, Palestinian terrorists fired anti-tank missiles at Israel Defense Forces soldiers operating near the Kissufim crossing at the border with the Gaza Strip.
TEHRAN, Iran - According to one member of the IAEA , Iran has stepped up tests for recovering highly enriched uranium from its nuclear reactor's spent fuel.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert plans to restart indirect negotiations with Syria, despite his status as the caretaker of a transitional government.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Despite the government's announcement Tuesday that it would not allow the 'Free Gaza' movement's boat to traverse Israeli waters, outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert reversed the decision.
A water tunnel under excavation at the City of David may be the one referred to by King David during the conquest of Jerusalem.
CBNNews.com - SDEROT, Israel - As talk of extending the nearly six-month-old tadhiyeh between Israel and Hamas continue, Gaza-based Palestinian terrorists fired a Kassam rocket at the southern Israeli community of Sderot.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Former chairman of the ultra left-wing Meretz party, Yossi Beilin, 60, announced his decision to retire from politics Tuesday evening.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli defense officials believe that Hamas, the Gaza-based Palestinian faction, would like to extend the six-month tadhiyeh (temporary calm) with Israel, through the spring.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Even Israelis know about 'Joe the plumber,' whose outspoken opposition to Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama's ideology has gotten a good bit of press.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli Foreign Ministry officials are concerned about increasing anti-Israel sentiment in Germany.
JERUSALEM, Israel - February 10, 2009, seems the most likely date for Israel's general elections.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli officials "at the highest government levels" have decided not to allow the second voyage of the Free Gaza ship free passage through Israeli waters.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel Police National Fraud Unit detectives said an indictment against outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in the Rishon Tours case could be issued long before general elections.
JERUSALEM, Israel - As U.S. presidential hopefuls John McCain and Barack Obama begin the last week of campaigning before next Tuesday's election, events shaping up in Israel, Syria and the Palestinian Authority will no doubt factor into the winning candidate's challenges in the White House.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Archaeologists announced the discovery of copper mines south of the Dead Sea, dating to the 10th century B.C., during the reign of King Solomon.
JERUSALEM, Israel - French President Nicholas Sarkozy remains leery of Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama's stance on Iran, according to reports received by the Israeli government.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Former Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia praised Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni for her willingness to negotiate Jerusalem's future.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Israelis legislators across the political spectrum agree that general elections must be held at the earliest possible date.
AKKO, Israel - Firefighters in the ancient northern coastal city of Akko believe Saturday night's fire in the hesder yeshiva was started by Arab residents of the city.
RAMALLAH, West Bank - The Palestinian Authority's (PA) religious hierarchy has forbidden Jerusalem's Arab residents to vote in the upcoming mayoral race.
JERUSALEM, Israel - On Sunday, the Shin Bet disclosed details of a Hamas plot to kidnap more Israeli soldiers.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Labor MK Ofer Pines-Paz asked Defense Minister Ehud Barak to investigate allegations that the military rabbinate has overstepped its bounds.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni will inform President Shimon Peres Sunday that she has been unable to form a coalition and recommends going to early elections.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Blaming Jews for economic woes is far from a new phenomenon, so it's not surprising that the recent global financial crisis has unleashed a fresh round of anti-Semitism, no less lethal than it's been in the past.
JERUSALEM, Israel - With the winter session of the Israeli Knesset (parliament) beginning next week, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni decided to forfeit the second half of her two-week extension to form a new government, saying instead she'll announce a decision Sunday.
JERUSALEM, Israel - After Friday morning's meeting with Rabbi Ovadia Yosef at his Jerusalem residence, Shas chairman Eli Yishai announced that they would not join Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni's government.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Friends and family of Avraham Ozeri, 86, who died after being stabbed yesterday in Jerusalem, described him as "the salt of the earth."
BUCHAREST, Romania - Romanian officials reported Thursday that 200 graves and 100 monuments were vandalized in a Jewish cemetery in southern Bucharest.
TEHERAN, Iran - Senior Iranian officials are recommending a preemptive strike against Israel, one member of the group told foreign diplomats in London two weeks ago.
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Convicted murderer Samir Kuntar, freed during Israel's prisoner exchange with the Lebanese-based Hezbollah terror organization last July, said his group would continue seeking the destruction of the 'Zionist entity' (Israel).
JERUSALEM, Israel - After consulting with Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, party chairman and Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Eli Yishai turned down Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni's coalition deal Wednesday evening.
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Hezbollah spiritual leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah survived a poisoning attempt, Almalaf, an Iraqi Web site, reported.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli President Shimon Peres met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Thursday at the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
CBNNews.com - TEL AVIV, Israel - Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport expects to service some 870,000 passengers over the fall holidays, a 10 percent increase over last year.
HOF ASHKELON, Israel - Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak closed border crossings with the Gaza Strip Wednesday in response to a Kassam rocket attack Tuesday evening.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's decision to replace two top security commanders has been put on hold temporarily, according to PA sources in Ramallah.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Jerusalem mayoral candidate Nir Barkat said if elected, the city would build a new Jewish neighborhood on state-owned lands adjacent to French Hill, to be called Sha'ar Hamizrach.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Religious youth threw stones at cars, set dumpsters ablaze, and beat up Arab cab drivers in the ultra-Orthodox Jerusalem neighborhood of Mea Shearim Tuesday night, Israel Radio reported.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Foreign Minister and Kadima party chairwoman Tzipi Livni planned to meet with Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz Wednesday.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli officials denied a Kuwaiti newspaper report alleging a secret offer by U.S. President George Bush that Israel would cede the Golan Heights to Syria if it severed ties with Iran.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli officials said renewed interest in the Saudi peace initiative has more to do with transitional political periods in the U.S. and Israel and the stalled diplomatic process than with anything substantive.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Distribution of refurbished gas masks, planned for January, may now be delayed another six months due to budgetary disputes.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Palestinian claims that Jewish neighbors in Judea and Samaria harass olive pickers and destroy their groves are libelous, said the former head of the Yesha Council.
JERUSALEM, Israel - China will not commit its backing of the fourth round of U.N. Security Council sanctions against Iran's nuclear armaments program.
HEBRON, Israel - Initial reports that no weapons or explosives were found in the smuggling tunnel discovered in Hebron Monday have proven false.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli Foreign Minister and newly elected Kadima party chairwoman Tzipi Livni will likely ask President Shimon Peres for a two-week extension to form a coalition.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Hamas will likely choose to extend the six-month tadhiyeh with Israel, which expires in December.
JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israel Air Force (IAF) hopes to have its newest computerized missile warning system up and running within a year and a half.
CHURSHA, Israel - A group of Arabs and left-wing Israelis attacked a small Jewish outpost near the Samarian community of Adei Ad, torching living quarters, prayer books, and bludgeoning a family's puppy to death.
KABATIYA, West Bank - A joint counter-terror operation by the Shin Bet (General Security Agency) and Israel Defense Forces netted four members of an Islamic Jihad terror cell.
JERUSALEM, Israel - The 35,000 participants in Wednesday's Jerusalem March were reminiscent of the biblical account of the pilgrimage feasts, when Jerusalem swelled with Israelis from throughout the land.
JERUSALEM, Israel - The International Christian Embassy Jerusalem (ICEJ) announced the expansion of a global Jewish-Christian alliance, which seeks to indict Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejdad for incitement to genocide.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Despite Egyptian-mediated talks between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah party and Hamas, tension between the two rival Palestinian factions continues to rise.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Labor MK (member of Knesset) Ofer Pines-Paz said Defense Minister and Labor party chairman Ehud Barak's deal with Kadima "lacked vision."
JERUSALEM, Israel - The coalition deal between Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni's Kadima party and Defense Minister Ehud Barak's Labor party, signed just before the beginning of Sukkot (the Feast of Tabernacles), may keep the ultra-Orthodox Shas party from joining Livni's government.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Rev. Jesse Jackson said an Obama administration would rid the United States of "Zionist control," Tuesday's New York Post reported.
HEBRON, Israel - Palestinian Authority security forces discovered a smuggling tunnel beneath a shop in Hebron, which Israel Defense Forces soldiers destroyed.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Late night negotiations between Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni's Kadima party and Defense Minister Ehud Barak's Labor party are expected to yield an agreement before the Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles) holiday begins Monday evening.
JERUSALEM, Israel - A fatal car accident Saturday, which took the life of Future of Austria head Joerg Haider, has elicited accusations that Israeli agents engineered the incident.
Following meetings with Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told reporters that Fatah and Hamas are ready to reconcile with one another.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel Police Chief David Cohen instructed his forces to clamp down on any display of violence from Akko residents, whether Jewish or Arab.
TEL AVIV, Israel - Israeli doctors are continuing their efforts to save the life of a 12-year-old Iranian cancer patient, brought to Israel from a Turkish hospital.
CBNNews.com - BEIRUT, Lebanon - Iran's appointment of a successor to Hezbollah deputy commander Imad Mughniyeh, assassinated by a car bomb in Damascus eight months ago, leaves little doubt as to Iran's role in the Lebanese-based terror group.
AKKO, Israel - Israeli police are on high alert throughout the country following riots during Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) in the ancient northern port city of Akko.
JERUSALEM, Israel - The secretary general of Germany's third largest political party said the Lebanese-based Hezbollah terror group should be banned.
JERUSALEM, Israel - The Jerusalem Magistrate's Court indicted a resident of the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Jebl Mukaber for planning to carry out terror attacks on Israelis.
Israel Air Force (IAF) jets were deployed to the northern border with Lebanon after radar detected an approaching unidentified aircraft.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Magen David Adom, Israel's national emergency service, says paramedics were kept busy during the Yom Kippur fast.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - A group of Ethiopian immigrants spent Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement) outside the prime minister's office in Jerusalem to protest the conditions at the absorption center where the live.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - While headlines in several Israeli papers state that Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni's Kadima party and Defense Minister Ehud Barak's Labor party are close to clinching an agreement, the two parties failed to meet a tentative Tuesday deadline. They plan to try again Friday to finalize a deal.
CBNNews.com - RAHAT, Israel - The mayor of the Bedouin Negev city of Rahat is deeply concerned by the influx of some 4,000 Palestinians who have taken up illegal residence there.
CBNNews.com - HEBRON, Israel - Despite pleas from Jewish residents of Kiryat Arba and Gush Etzion in Judea (the West Bank), Defense Minister Ehud Barak approved the deployment of additional Palestinian Authority (PA) security forces in Hebron.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli security officials warned that time is running out to secure the release of captured Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Corporal Gilad Shalit.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - A delegation of senior Hamas officials from Syria and the Gaza Strip arrived in Cairo Tuesday for talks with Egyptian Intelligence chief Omar Suleiman.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Three prominent Israeli security officials said the Jewish Council for Education and Research used them deceitfully for a campaign video supporting US presidential candidate Barack Obama.
CBNNews.com - ROME - Haifa Chief Rabbi She'ar Yishuv Cohen made history Monday as the first Jew to address the Vatican's Synod of Bishops.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - A resolution passed by Hamas legislators in the Gaza Strip states that it will not recognize Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas after his four-year term ends on January 8.
CBNNews.com - HEBRON, Israel - With Hamas edging ever closer to a takeover of the Palestinian Authority- (PA) controlled city of Hebron, Israel backed a PA request to deploy its security forces to Hebron.
CBNNews.com - GALILEE, Israel - A local Israeli radio station broadcasting in the north pulled a Jews for Jesus ad after scores of listeners called in to complain.
CBNNews.com - RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - If Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan has his way, modesty laws for Saudi women will include covering one eye when outside the home.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - A senior Lockheed Martin official said Israel is the only country in the Middle East in negotiations to purchase the F-35 Lightning II, the newest generation of stealth Joint Strike Fighters (JSF).
CBNNews.com - TEL AVIV, Israel - The Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE) experienced its sharpest decline in eight years Sunday -- 6.3 percent -- following the U.S. Congress' passage of a $700 billion bailout to rescue America's financial industry.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Documents seized in Israel Defense Forces (IDF) counter-terrorism operations in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank) indicate that funding from Islamic organizations abroad are funneled into Israel from the Palestinian Authority (PA).
CBNNews.com - CAIRO, Egypt - Egyptian plans to host an international Middle East peace summit in November, being billed as "Annapolis Two."
CBNNews.com - DAMASCUS, Syria - In a briefing Wednesday, Israeli military officials said Syria is constructing nuclear facilities, with the help of North Korea, patterned after Iran's nuclear program.
CBNNews.com - TIBERIAS, Israel - A two-meter (yard) drop in the water level of the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) this past year is the steepest in recorded history, Mekerot, the national water authority, announced Thursday.
CBNNews.com - Tensions rose between Muslim groups in Egypt and Iran during the three-day Id al-Fitr festival, marking the end of the Islamic month of Ramadan.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Former Shas party leader Arieh Deri lost his bid for a political comeback when the Jerusalem District Court ruled him ineligible to run in the city's mayoral race.
CBNNews.com - TEHERAN - Sounding much like Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Islamic Republic's spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Hamas will succeed in defeating the Zionist occupiers (Israel).
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - The Shin Bet (General Security Agency) detained a 16-year-old Arab girl in Netanya Wednesday after telling her family she planned to carry out a suicide bombing in Israel.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Rival Palestinian factions, Fatah and Hamas, each released prisoners as a goodwill gesture to one another.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Following a meeting with Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, Foreign Ministry Director General Aaron Abramovich announced his resignation from public office.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israelis from across the political spectrum denounced outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's "farewell interview" in the Israeli daily Yediot Aharonot, calling for Israel to cede Judea, Samaria (the West Bank), the Golan Heights and east Jerusalem, to achieve peace.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Police detectives arrived at outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's Jerusalem residence Thursday morning for the eighth round of questioning related to investigations on corruption charges.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moualem says his country can't do anything about weapons smuggling to the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah in Lebanon.
JERUSALEM, Israel - The Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency has announced its approval of the sale of 25 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (JSF) to the Israeli Air Force (IAF).