February 2013 Headlines

Pat Boone Gives 'Exodus' Song to Holocaust Memorial

In 1960, the movie "Exodus" told millions around the world about the birth of the modern Jewish state.

Netanyahu Close to Coalition Deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly nearing closure with the two parties that finished second and third in the elections.

Syrians Treated in Israeli Hospitals Released

Israeli doctors discharged six of seven Syrians injured in Syria's civil war, the Israeli Defense Force spokesperson's office reported Wednesday.

Palestinians Advise Obama Temple Mount Visit

The PA and Muslim religious leaders want President Obama to coordinate any visit to the Temple Mount with Palestinian or Jordanian officials and not through Israel.

Fatah Fires Retaliatory Rocket at Ashkelon

The al-Aksa Martyrs' Brigade, the military wing of the Palestinian Authority's Fatah faction, claimed credit for a rocket fired at Ashkelon Tuesday.

Déjà Vu: Purim Raises Specter of Evil Persian Ruler

Jews are celebrating the Feast of Purim, a holiday commemorating their deliverance from an ancient Persian ruler. Some wonder if history is repeating itself.

Israeli Defense on High Alert for Prisoner's Funeral

Israel is bracing for trouble after a Palestinian prisoner died over the weekend following weeks of violent protests in flashpoints between Israeli troops and Palestinians.

Israel Successfully Tests Anti-Missile System

The Defense Ministry announced the successful first test of the surface-to-air Arrow 3 missile defense system Monday morning.

Sen. Rubio: Iran Not Just Israel's Problem

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said he believes President Obama's visit to Israel is timely and a positive development.

Netanyahu Struggles to Form Coalition

It seems Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is having a hard time putting together a coalition.

France: Anti-Semitic Attacks Up 58 Pct. in 2012

The French Jewish community saw a 58 percent rise in anti-Semitic attacks in 2012.

Sen. Marco Rubio: Jerusalem is Israel's Capital

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., is taking a stand to support Israel's right to Jerusalem.

Trial in Cyprus Exposes Hezbollah Plots

A terror suspect on trial in Cyprus for allegedly plotting attacks on Israeli tourists admitted he's a member of Hezbollah, the Lebanese-based terror group.

Judge Indicts Lebanese, Syrian Officials in Bomb Plot

A Lebanese judge on Wednesday indicted three people, including a former Cabinet minister and a top Syrian intelligence general, in a bombing plot in Lebanon.

Netanyahu Builds His Government

The Tzipi Livni Party, also known as Hatnua (The Movement), became the first to join Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's new government.

Israel Museum Debuts King Herod Exhibit

Jerusalem's Israel Museum has unveiled the world's first exhibit on the life and legacy of King Herod the Great.

More 'Gazans' Joining Syrian Opposition

Increasing numbers of Palestinian Arab jihadists from the Gaza Strip are joining Syrian opposition fighters.

Netanyahu: N. Korea Proof Sanctions Alone Won't Work

Without a viable military option, Iran, like North Korea, will achieve its nuclear weapons ambitions, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

Israel Vows 'to Build' on Fogel Murder Anniv.

Israelis have experienced many horrific terror attacks over the years, but some linger in the memory more than others.

Obama's Israel Visit Highlights Chilly Relations

After five years in office, President Obama will pay his first visit to Israel next month.

Israeli Students Drill for Rocket Attack

Israeli students nationwide took part in an emergency drill Thursday morning simulating rocket and missile attacks.

Palestinian Fatah-Tanzim Terror Cell Busted

The four-member cell attacked and lightly injured the guard at the Rama army base in northern Jerusalem and stole his M-16 rifle.

Report Says Australian Prisoner a Mossad Agent

A report by ABC Australia says a prisoner who committed suicide in an Israeli prison in 2010 was an Australian citizen named Ben Zygier.

Israeli Rabbi Seeks Religious 'Revolution'

Rabbi David Stav wants to wrest control of Israel's Chief Rabbinate from its longtime hardline leadership.

Beit El Set to Build New Homes

Most Americans are more concerned with Iran building nuclear bombs than Israel building news homes in its biblical heartland, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said this week in Jerusalem.

Understanding the Threat to Israel's Biblical Heartland

Israelis in Judea and Samaria have been branded as the main obstacle to Mideast peace. But the region plays a crucial part in Israel's security and biblical heritage.

Video Vindicates 'Illegally' Parked Tel Aviv Resident

A video that went viral on Facebook helped vindicate a Tel Aviv resident wrongly accused of parking illegally in a handicapped spot.

Netanyahu's Speech at Knesset Swearing In

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered the following remarks at the swearing in ceremonies of the 19th Knesset.

Iran's Supreme Leader Says No to US Nuke Talks

Iran's supreme leader rejected a proposal from Vice President Biden Thursday for direct talks on a range of topics, including the Islamic Republic's disputed nuclear program

Study Whitewashing P.A. Textbook's Anti-Israel Bias?

Israel has long charged that Palestinians teach their children to hate Israel at school and through the media.

Ahmadinejad Gets Cold Welcome from Egypt's Sunnis

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in Egypt for a two-day summit of the Organization of Islamic Conference that began Wednesday in Cairo.

Bulgaria Says Hezbollah Behind Israel Bus Attack

A new report by Bulgarian authorities blames Hezbollah for the bombing that killed five Israelis in that country last July.

Obama Planning First Visit to Israel as President

President Obama is planning his first trip to Israel since taking office in 2008.


Turkish PM Accuses Israel of 'State Terrorism'

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of "waging state terrorism."

Knesset Members Sworn In Tuesday

Tuesday's swearing-in ceremony for the 120 members of the nation's 19th Knesset promises to be a festive occasion.

IDF Arrests Hamas Members in the 'West Bank'

Israel is trying to stop Hamas from infiltrating the West Bank and taking control from the Palestinian Authority as they did in the Gaza Strip.

Israeli Minister: Assad's Fall Imminent

Israel's defense minister says he sees the fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad as imminent, and that it will be a major blow to his country's regional archrival Iran.

Syria Condemns Israeli Strike, Threatens 'Surprise'

Days after an Israeli airstrike inside Syria, there were new reports Friday of Israeli warplanes over southern Lebanon.