October 2013 Headlines

Israeli Bible Museum Debuts 'Book of Books' Exhibit

A unique exhibition of Bible history opened this week at Jerusalem's Bible Lands Museum.

Volunteers Fulfill Prophecy, One Grape at a Time

Hundreds of Christians travel to Israel each year to help farmers harvest crops. This additional help is not only appreciated, it also fulfills Bible prophecy.

Israel: Building Plans No Surprise to US, P.A.

Israel's plans to build more homes in Jewish communities in eastern Jerusalem and biblical Judea and Samaria is once again causing an international stir.

Residents Fear Takeover by Ultra-Orthodox

After a contentious mayoral election between secular and ultra-Orthodox rivals, this deeply divided city has become a flashpoint of a religious struggle.

Critics: Israel Prisoner Release Catalyst for Terror

In a move intended to promote peace talks with the Palestinians, Israel released 26 terrorists from prison overnight.

Israel Split over Prisoner Release

For the second time in as many months, Israel is set to free convicted Palestinian terrorists as a gesture to keep Palestinians in peace talks with Israel.

Gaza Terrorists Fire Rockets at Ashkelon, Israel

Gaza-based terrorists fired four rockets at the coastal city of Ashkelon early Monday. The Iron Dome Missile Defense System destroyed one of the incoming projectiles.

Texas A&M University Plans New Campus in Israel

Texas A&M University plans to open a campus in the northern Israeli city of Nazareth -- the boyhood home of Jesus.

Bomb Hurled at Israeli School Bus

An unknown assailant hurled a makeshift explosive device at a school bus Friday morning as it traveled near Jenin.

EU Chief Calls for Fatah-Hamas Unity Gov't.

To some, E.U. foreign policy chief Baroness Catherine Ashton's call for reconciliation between the Palestinian Authority's Fatah faction and its rival, Hamas, doesn't come as a surprise.

Abbas Lobbies Europe to Divest from Israel

Mahmoud Abbas is on a mission. And he's becoming increasingly adept at diplomatic doublespeak.

Netanyahu Takes Iran Message to Rome

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his message about Iran to Italy this week.

Israel Targets Syrian Missile Shipment

The Israel Air Force successfully destroyed a Syrian missile shipment to Hezbollah.

Jerusalem Mayor Wins a Second Term

A low voter turnout didn't stop Jerusalemites from reelecting Mayor Nir Barkat for a second five-year term Tuesday.

Palestinian Bus Bomber Killed Resisting Arrest

Islamic Jihad operative Mohammed Assi, who helped plan a terror attack on a Tel Aviv bus last year, died resisting arrest in Bil'in.

Fifth Minor Trembler Shakes Northern Israel

A minor 3.3-magnitude earthquake rumbled near the Sea of Galilee Tuesday morning, the fifth in less than a week.

Hamas Chief Rallies for Third Intifada

Some say Gaza-based Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh is between a rock and a hard place.

Arab Village Flies Nazi Flag, Again

Palestinian residents of the Arab village of Beit Omar on the outskirts of Hebron hoisted the Nazi flag once again, this time higher than they did last May.

Egypt Doctor's Family Rejects Israeli Honor

The family of the first Arab honored by Israel for risking his life to save Jews during the Holocaust has rejected that honor.

Saudi Arabia Rejects Security Council Seat

Saudi Arabia rejected a seat on the U.N. Security Council.

Iran Nuclear Talks Under Way

Iranian negotiators met in Geneva Tuesday with six world powers for talks meant to reduce concerns that Iran is developing nuclear weapons.

US, EU Laud Talks with Iran in Geneva

There were lots of smiling faces among delegates at the two-day meeting, making it appear more like a social gathering at times than high-level discussions.

Israel Urges World Not to Back Down on Iran

 Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is continuing to warn the international community not to back down from economic sanctions against Iran, but to keep up the pressure.

Netanyahu: 'We Want a Sustainable Peace'

For Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the pressure never lets up.

Israeli Military Blows Up Terror Tunnel

The IDF blew up a second terror tunnel on Tuesday near the site where they showed a massive terrorist tunnel to journalists last Sunday.

Egyptians: US Decision to Cut Aid a 'Brazen Betrayal'

President Barack Obama's decision to slash military aid to Egypt in is viewed by many as manipulation and meddling in the nation's internal affairs.

Israeli Military Video a Strong Message to Iran

In what appears to be a message to Iran, the Israeli military posted footage of a long-range flight exercise on YouTube Thursday.


Retired IDF Officer Murdered in Jordan Valley

A retired Israeli army officer was murdered overnight in the latest in a string of terror attacks against Israelis.

IAF Drills Mid-Air Refueling

The Israeli government has been sending messages to Iran and the international community via YouTube.

'Camp Jihad' Partly Funded by US Tax Dollars?

"Camp Jihad" is a 20-minute documentary film exposing summer camps that encourage Palestinian Arab children to take back their homes from Israel violently.


Israel Concerned Over US Decision to Cut Egypt Aid

Israel hopes the Obama administration's decision to cut aid to Egypt won't harm the historic peace accord between the two countries.

Netanyahu Reiterates P.A. Movement's Nazi Roots

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Palestinian national movement is directly linked to Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime.

US Poised to Cut Significant Aid to Egypt

While Saudi Arabia strengthens bilateral ties with Egypt, the U.S. is poised to announce significant cutbacks to its annual aid package.

Gathering the Exiles: Israel Welcomes Ethiopian Jews

The final flights of an operation bringing Jewish people, whose ancestors date to biblical times, landed in Israel recently.

Anti-Semitic Attacks Increasing in Tunisia

Tunisia's small Jewish community, living on the island of Djerba, faces growing persecution by the country's Muslim majority.

Rabbi Yosef Funeral Draws Hundreds of Thousands

Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, longtime spiritual leader of the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party, died Monday afternoon at Jerusalem's Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital.

Netanyahu: Peace Rests on Recognition of Israel

The Palestinian Authority's refusal to recognize Israel as the historic homeland to the Jewish people is the real stumbling block in negotiations.

Child's Screams Help Prevent 'Disaster'

The screams of a 9-year-old girl stabbed by a Palestinian terrorist in her back yard Saturday evening averted a worse disaster.

Israelis Skeptical about US Talking to Iran

Iran took center stage this week in the media and in government talks.

Millions to Gather Sunday to Pray for Jerusalem

This Sunday millions of Christians around the world will take part in a global day of prayer, fulfilling the biblical command to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Israel: Rescind Anti-Circumcison Resolution

The Israeli Foreign Ministry called on the Council of Europe Friday to immediately rescind its anti-circumcision resolution passed earlier this week.

Egypt Warns It May Target Gaza

The Egyptian government says it's considering targeted attacks on the terror infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.

Bibi to UN: Israel Will 'Stand Alone' Against Iran

In a powerful U.N. speech, Israel's prime minister warned Israel will "stand alone," if necessary, to prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons.

Yad Vashem Memorial Honors Egyptian Doctor

Jerusalem's Yad VaShem Holocaust Memorial recently recognized an Egyptian doctor who risked his life to rescue Jews during World War II.

Israeli Prime Minister's UN Address

The full text of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Can Netanyahu Counteract Iran's Charm Offensive?

While Iran is launching a charm offensive, the Israeli prime minister will try once more to warn the world about the dangers of a nuclear Iran.