June 2012 Headlines

Dreams, Visions Moving Muslims to Christ

Missionaries to the Muslim world say dreams and visions, along with satellite television, are introducing Muslims to Jesus in unprecedented numbers.

UN Sides with Palestinians on Nativity Church

The United Nations has sided with the Palestinians in a dispute over the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

Tensions Mount along Turkish-Syrian Border

Syrian President Bashar Assad says his country is at war, evena as rebel forces set off a bomb in Damascus on Thursday near a busy market and the Palace of Justice.

Brotherhood's Egypt Win Boosts Islamic Global Agenda

Egypt's choice of Muslim Brotherhood candidate Mohammed Morsi for president marks the first time a modern Arab nation has elected an Islamic leader.

Iranian VP's Anti-Semitic Tirade Bombs with EU

Iranian Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi may have taken his country's anti-Israel rhetoric a step too far Tuesday during a speech at an anti-drug conference in Tehran.

Syrian-Turkish Border Heating Up

The border between Syria and Turkey continues to heat up days after the Syrian military shot down a Turkish F-4 jet fighter.

Hamas Blames Mossad for Damascus Hit

Hamas blamed Israel's Mossad for the death of a senior member who was shot dead in his apartment in a Damascus suburb late Wednesday.

German Circumcision Ban Rooted in Anti-Semitism?

In a ruling that should give Jews in Germany pause, the District Court of Cologne outlawed circumcision.

Palestinians Want Bethlehem as 'Heritage Site'

Palestinians are asking a U.N. agency to designate parts of biblical Bethlehem as endangered world heritage sites.

Egypt President-elect: Iran News Report Fabricated

Iran's semi-official FARS news agency got caught in two major lies in the past two weeks.

Russia Won't Step Up Pressure on Iran

Russia will not step up pressure on Iran to curb its nuclear program despite Israel's urgings.

Gov't. Begins Ulpana Expulsion

On Tuesday morning, the government began moving the first 15 families into temporary trailers that had been hooked up to water, power and telephone lines.

Gaza Celebration of Morsi's Win Turns Deadly

Residents firing live ammunition to celebrate Mohammed Morsi's presidential win in Egypt killed one civilian and wounded six others in Gaza City on Sunday.

Israel Wary of Egypt's New Islamist President

Egypt's new president is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood. In his first speech as president, Mohammed Morsi said he would represent all Egyptians.

Hamas Threatens to Escalate Attacks on Israel

Hamas leaders threatened to escalate attacks on Israel after airstrikes killed several terrorists in Gaza. Israel's strikes came after a week of Palestinian rocket attacks.

Israel PM Netanyahu Hosts Bible Study

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has revived a decades-old tradition: Bible study at the Prime Minister's house.

Obama 'Drops in' on Israeli Deputy PM

President Obama made a "surprise" appearance at a meeting between Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz and National Security Advisor Tom Donilon at the White House.

Syrian Pilot Defects to Jordan

A Syrian Air Force pilot defected to Jordan Thursday morning.

If Syria Falls, Who Gets the Chemical Weapons?

Recent reports that the head of Syria's chemical warfare division may have defected have alarmed Israel and the United States.

Egypt Postpones Announcing Election Results

Egyptian authorities postponed announcing results of the presidential election Thursday, citing complaints of voter fraud by both candidates.

Hamas Calls for Ceasefire, again

Hamas and a Gaza-based global jihadist groups have launched more than 120 missiles, rockets and mortars at southern Israel since Monday.

Gaza Rocket Fire on Israel Continues

Rocket, missile and mortar attacks continued Wednesday morning as a Grad-type Katyusha rocket hit near Beersheva and at least a dozen more in the Eshkol Regional Council.

P5+1 Suspends Talks with Iran

After the third round of meetings with Iran earlier this week, E.U. Foreign Policy Chief Baroness Catherine Ashton announced their indefinite suspension.

Flame Computer Virus a Joint Israeli-US Effort

The computer virus that's been relaying data from Iranian computer networks was jointly developed by Israel and the U.S.to slow Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons.

Russia, Syria Deny War Games with Iran, China

Russian and Syrian officials have dismissed Iranian media reports that Iran, Russia, China and Syria were planning war game exercises for next month.

'Son of Hamas' Makes Movie Exposing Islam

Mosab Hassan Yousef, a Christian convert and the son of a Hamas leader, is now working on a movie about the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

Egypt's Mubarak in Coma as Protests Rage On

Egypt's state news agency reported that former President Hosni Mubarak is in a coma and has been removed from life support.

Hamas Claim 'Partial' Responsibility for Rocket Fire

The Hamas terror group claimed responsibility for escalating rocket and mortar shell attacks on southern Israel in the past 24 hours.

P.A. Publishes Official 'Terminology' Guide

The Palestinian Authority published an official terminology guide that defines terrorism as legitimate and Israel as an illegitimate pariah state.

Egypt: No Clear Winner as Brotherhood Claims Victory

Egyptians went to the polls to elect a new president over the weekend. But Egypt's military rulers took steps to keep control of the country no matter who wins.

Israel Deports 123 Sudanese Monday

One hundred and twenty-three South Sudanese migrant workers left Israel on a chartered flight Sunday night, arriving in Juba on Monday morning.

Ahmadinejad: Iran Will Consider Curbing Enrichment

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reportedly said Sunday if Europe provides 20 percent enriched fuel for its nuclear reactors, it will curb its own enrichment program.

Two Arabs Killed in Carjacking Attempt

An Israeli truck driver shot three Arabs who attempted to kidnap him and hijack his vehicle Sunday, killing two and injuring the third.

Stuxnet, Flame Foretell Age of Cyber Warfare

Today, the world revolves around computers, and many people carry one in their hand. This dependence has also made the world a dangerous place.

Expert Gives Proof of Jewish Sovereignty over Jerusalem

Jerusalem is the most contested city in the world. But who does it belong to according to international law?

Netanyahu Congratulates Pres. Peres for Award

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu congratulated President Shimon Peres by phone early Thursday morning for receiving the Medal of Freedom.

Israeli MK Apologizes for Remarks on Gay Agenda

MK Anastasia Michaeli apologized if "anyone was hurt" by her remarks about Channel 10's programming earlier this week, which she says promotes a gay agenda.

Gilad Shalit Lands Job as Sports Reporter

Gilad Shalit, the kidnapped IDF soldier released last October, has been hired as a sports reporter by the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot.

Russia Providing Assad with Helicopter Gunships

Russia is adding helicopter gunships to the list of weaponry for Syrian President Bashar Assad, as the 15-month-old conflict develops into all-out civil war.

Israel Marks Record Tourism in First Five Months

In the first five months of 2012, Israel welcomed 1.42 million tourists, surpassing a 2010 record by 4 percent.

PMO: Plans for New Beit El Homes Stand

The State Attorney's Office says the plan to build 300 new apartment homes in Beit El is not feasible, but the Prime Minister's Office says there's been no change in policy.

Netanyahu Tears Tendon Playing Soccer

PM Benjamin Netanyahu will be hobbling around on a cast for a few weeks after tearing a tendon during a soccer match between Jewish and Arab youth.

UN Report: Syria Using Children as Human Shields

A UN report released Monday includes Syrian government forces for the first time on a list of 52 governments and armed groups that recruit, kill or sexually attack children in armed conflicts.

Israeli Diplomat Chosen as UN General Assembly VP

Israeli U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor is one of 20 chosen to serve as vice president of the United Nation's General Assembly.

Anti-Semitic Graffiti Sprayed on Holocaust Museum

Workers arriving at Jerusalem's Yad VaShem Holocaust Memorial Monday morning were greeted by anti-Semitic graffiti spray painted on walls.

Israel Preparing Each Year for 'the Next War'

Thousands of missiles and rockets are aimed at Israel from almost all sides of the country, which means every Israeli citizen must prepare for life on the frontlines.

Israel Allies to US: Recognize Jerusalem as Capital

Pro-Israel leaders met in Washington, D.C., to discuss ways to pressure the United States to recognize Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the Jewish State.

Hamas Blames Egypt, P.A., Israel for Fuel Delay

Hamas shut down the Gaza Strip's sole power station late Wednesday, following a hijacking by Islamist militias in the Sinai Peninsula.

'Glowing Light' over Israel Test-Fired Russia Missile

Israelis weren't the only ones who saw a "glowing light" in the sky Thursday night. Lebanon, Turkey, Cyprus, Armenia and Jordan also saw it.

Settlement Leaders Concerned about 'Dangerous Precedent'

Community leaders in Judea and Samaria say even though it sounds like a good deal, it sets a dangerous precedent.

Israel Discovers More OffShore Oil and Gas

An Israeli company announced the discovery of another sizable offshore oil and gas field on Sunday.

Roman Era Gold, Silver Coins and Jewelry Found

Israeli archaeologists uncovered a large stash of gold and silver coins and fine jewelry dating to the Roman period.

Israel PM Faces Heat over Plans to Move Neighborhood

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is embroiled in a conflict that could potentially affect his newly formed majority coalition.

Soldier, Terrorist Killed in Abduction Attempt

An IDF soldier from the Golani Brigade was killed early Friday morning by a Palestinian terrorist who infiltrated from Gaza.