October 2012 Headlines
Christians and Jews in Israel are banding together to stamp out what they say could become a trend of Christian persecution in the Holy Land.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu left for a two-day state visit to France Wednesday, his first since French President Francois Hollande took office five months ago.
Likud Central Committee members voted overwhelmingly Monday evening to run under a joint Knesset list with Yisrael Beitenu.
Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip picked up the pace of rocket fire again Sunday evening, firing more than 20 potentially deadly projectiles on Israel through midday Monday.
The Israel Defense Forces and the U.S. military began the largest-ever joint anti-missile exercise this week as Hamas launched one of the biggest missile barrages of the year at southern Israel
Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi called his Sudanese counterpart Thursday to condemn Tuesday's airstrike on a weapons factory in Khartoum, which is being blamed on Israel.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman announced that the Likud and Yisrael Beiteinu parties will run as a joint list in the January election.
Palestinian rocket and mortar fire on southern Israel never stopped Wednesday, climbing to more than 80 attacks by the end of the day.
By midmorning Wednesday, Palestinian Arabs in the Gaza Strip fired more than 60 rocket and mortar shells on southern Israel, injuring three foreign workers, two seriously.
Like most people, Israelis want to live normal lives, working, marrying, raising their families.
A Givati Brigade commander suffered serious injuries when a bomb planted along the security fence near the Kissufim crossing exploded.
Tuesday's visit by Qatar Emir al-Thani has "great political significance," Hamas spokesman Taher al-Nunu said. And few would disagree.
A New York Times
report has emerged claiming the United States and Iran are engaged in direct negotiations.
Israeli Navy commandoes boarded a Swedish-owned vessel after it refused to divert it course to the port of Ashdod.
The Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, the "military wing" of the Hamas terror organization, marked the one-year anniversary of the prisoner exchange for Gilad Shalit with a parade in the Gaza Strip.
A teacher in southern Egypt punished two 12-year-old girls for coming to school unveiled by cutting their hair.
Some 1,000 U.S. military personnel have begun arriving in Israel for what is being described as the largest joint missile defense exercise in the history of U.S.-Israel relations.
Though it rarely makes headlines anymore, Israel continues to be pummeled with Palestinian rocket fire on an average of one a day.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would consider responding militarily to prevent Syria's chemical and biological weapons cache from falling into terrorist hands.
In its third and final reading late Monday evening, Israeli parliamentarians voted to dissolve the 18th Knesset, paving the way for early elections on Jan. 22.
With the U.S. leading the call for sanctions against Iran in hopes of impacting its nuclear weapons program, American grain and medical exports to Iran rose by one-third in 2012.
Muslim Brotherhood spiritual leader Sheikh Mohammed Badie called on Islamists worldwide to take Jerusalem by "holy jihad."
It's a familiar scenario -- one that uncomfortably pits Israelis against Israelis.
Israel is working to build a "digital Iron Dome" to defend against increasing cyber-attacks, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.
In an extremely rare move, Egypt has granted citizenship to tens of thousands of Palestinian Arabs, mostly from the Gaza Strip.
Hezbollah's Hassan Nasrallah announced his group sent an Iranian-made drone to spy on Israel last weekend. But Israel dismissed it as a "failed mission."
Thousands of Israelis and Jews from around the world packed the Western Wall Plaza during the Sukkot holiday to participate in an ancient biblical tradition.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced the end of his government and called for early elections, meaning elections could take place early next year.
The largest joint U.S.-Israeli air defense drill to date, the Austere Challenge 12, is due to take place later this month.
The Swedish ship, Estelle, left the Gulf of Naples Saturday in the latest attempt by pro-Palestinian activists to breach Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian Arabs pummeled Israel with more than 30 rockets and mortar shells early Monday, the last day of the Sukkot holiday.
As they have for the past 10 years, Christians around the world will gather Sunday to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, as instructed in Psalm 122.
King Abdullah II paved the way for early elections Thursday when he issued a royal decree dissolving Jordan's parliament.
Archaeologists digging beneath Jerusalem's Old City have discovered a huge reservoir near the Temple Mount dating back to the time of King Solomon.
Jews visiting the Temple Mount the week of Sukkot have been greeted several times by hostile crowds of Muslims chanting Allahu Akbar.
Turkey continued firing heavy artillery into Syria Wednesday, killing several Syrian soldiers at a military outpost.
Despite its size, Israeli politics are often every bit as tumultuous as they are in other countries.
An Iraqi government spokesman said it's not possible to inspect every aircraft traversing its airspace.
The Israel Air Force fleet of F-16 fighter jets, the backbone of its force, have been returned to service, the IAF stated on its website.