April 2014 Headlines

Israel's 'Eternal Memorial' a Light to Never Forget

It's important to educate people about the evils of the Holocaust to keep them from happening again. That's what Yad Vashem in Jerusalem is all about.

Israeli Researcher: European Jews Have No Future

Anti-Semitism continues to rise in Europe amid a surge in popularity of extremist parties in the region.

Israeli Minister: Strengthen Palestinian Autonomy

With negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians officially over, Israeli Economy Minister Naftali Bennett says it's time for "realistic" solutions.

Israel Minister: End of Talks Signals 'New Era'

The Israeli government continues to assess the latest collapse of negotiations with the Palestinians.

Kerry Backpedals on Israel 'Apartheid' Remark

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry apologized for saying Israel could become an "apartheid" state if it fails to reach a two-state deal with the Palestinians.

Netanyahu: Abbas' Holocaust Remarks Misleading

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' statement on the Nazi Holocaust is meant to "placate" the world, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said.

Israel Suspends Peace Talks with Palestinians

Israel formally cancelled its participation in U.S.-backed peace talks with the Palestinians on Thursday.

Hamas-Fatah Unity Deal Jeopardizes Peace Talks

Fatah and Hamas, the two main Palestinian factions, have announced a reconciliation deal and pledged to form a unity government within weeks.

IDF Encouraging Arab Christians to Join

The Israeli army is inviting Arab Christians to enlist.

New Documentary Unveils 'Schindler' of Music World

Most people have never heard of Branislav Huberman. The great Polish violinist used music to rescue hundreds of Jews from Nazis death camps.

Jordan Blames Israel for Temple Mount Riots

Jordan accused Israel of fostering recent violence on the Temple Mount, calling Israel's response to violence "an extreme insult to bilateral relations."

Israeli Official: Palestinians Don't Want Peace

The P.A. is uninterested in peace, a senior Israeli government official said.

Israel Air Force Welcomes 'Samson' to Fleet

The delivery of a new Hercules cargo plane highlights the strong military ties between the U.S. and Israel.

Official Criticized for Calling Jewish Blood 'Precious'

Angry Palestinians are waging a smear campaign against one of their own after a government minister called Jewish blood "precious," according to a Gatestone Institute report.

Supreme Court to Review Jerusalem Birthplace Law

The U.S. Supreme Court will again review a 2002 lower court ruling that prohibits American Jews born in Jerusalem from listing Israel as their place of birth on their passports.

Netanyahu Chides PA's Mixed Messages

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chided the Palestinian Authority over its mixed messages Monday on the sidelines of a Mimouna celebration.

Jerusalem Dateline Show: Easter Special

Every year, thousands of Christians from around the world celebrate Easter week in Jerusalem. We'll take you to the places of the passion and resurrection.

Bennett: Judea, Samaria Key to Israel's Security

The world wants Israel to give Judea and Samaria to the Palestinians in a peace deal. But Israel's economic minister says it's crucial that never happens.

Film Spotlighting 'Honor Abuse' Called Islamophobic

A new film intended to raise awareness about honor killings and abuse of Muslim and other women is being labeled "Islamaphobic" by a U.S. Muslim group.

Israelis, Palestinians Meet Again Thursday

After cancelling Wednesday's meeting, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators are meeting again Thursday.

Israel Closes Temple Mount to 'Non-Muslims'

Israel Police closed the Temple Mount to non-Muslims Thursday, following Wednesday's riots that injured two officers.

Ottoman Remains Raise Questions about Jesus' Trial

The exact location of Jesus' trial has remained a mystery for 2,000 years. Now a recent discovery is causing some Christians to question their long-held theories.

Israel Passover Eve Murder Blamed on 'Incitement'

Netanyahu blamed the Palestinian Authority's ongoing incitement for a terror attack that left one Israeli dead and his family wounded before the start of the Passover holiday.

Israel Closes Temple Mount after Riots

Police closed the Temple Mount to visitors Wednesday morning following more Arab riots that injured two officers.

Kidnapping Israeli Soldiers 'Top Priority' Hamas says

Kidnapping Israeli soldiers is a "top priority," Gaza-based Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh, was quoted as saying.

Lots of Matzah: Passover's 'Bread of Affliction'

Every year Jews worldwide are commanded to re-tell the story of their Exodus from Egyptian slavery with a Passover seder and to eat unleavened bread.

Jewish Families Move Back to Hebron Bldg.

Three Jewish families will be spending the Passover holiday in Beit Hashalom, a four-story building just outside Kiryat Arba on the main road to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

Jewish Center Shooting Suspect Linked to KKK

A man with white supremacist ties is being accused of this weekend's deadly shootings at Jewish facilities in Kansas City, Kan.

Researcher: P.A. Planned Mideast Talks Crisis

An Israeli researcher released a report Thursday detailing how the Palestinians preplanned the current crisis in peace talks.

Abbas: 'Willing' to Extend Talks

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas said he's willing to extend the current round of U.S.-brokered talks based on his criteria.

Israel Launches Sixth 'Spy' Satellite

Israel successfully launched its sixth spy satellite into orbit Wednesday evening, nearly two years after the last launch.

Netanyahu to Ministers: Stop Contact with P.A.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asked his ministers to discontinue high-level contacts with the P.A. outside of security-related issues.

Tourist's Tragic Death Brings New Life

The tragic death last week of a Christian tourist from South Africa, who died from a severe allergic reaction, brought new life to at least four Israelis.

Israeli Navy Prepares for Two New Subs

The Israel Navy is preparing to put two new Dolphin-class submarines into service this year.

US May Be Arming Syrian Rebels

Syrian rebels have been photographed with advanced anti-aircraft missiles, which some reports say have been supplied by the Obama administration.

Chief PA Negotiator: Hamas Not a Terror Group

Saeb Erekat, a senior member of the PLO and chief negotiator in the Israeli-Arab talks called for unity with Hamas, the Islamist faction ruling the Gaza Strip.

Hezbollah Chief Owns Up to Border Attack

Hezbollah chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah claimed responsibility for last month's attack on an Israeli border patrol on the Golan Heights, which injured four soldiers.

Israel-Palestinians: To Talk or Not to Talk

Palestinian officials continued blaming Israel for the breakdown of talks Monday.

Israeli Negotiator: No Fourth-Stage Prisoner Release

Israel won't free a fourth round of Palestinian prisoners, chief Israeli negotiator Tzipi Livni announced Thursday.

Could Birds Be Israel's Most Formidable Foes?

While Israel is surrounded by enemies, it must also deal with a different type foe closer to home.

US Lawmakers May Cut Aid to Palestinians

U.S. congressmen may try to withhold aid to the Palestinian Authority over its 15 applications to U.N.-affiliated international bodies.

Palestinian UN Statehood Push Threatens Mideast Talks

Talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority appear to be hanging by thread again after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry canceled his visit there. 

Byzantine Monastery Uncovered in Negev Desert

Israeli archaeologists unveiled a recent discovery that has them marveling.

Despite Posturing, Peace Talks Likely to Continue

By anyone's standards, this has been a particularly tumultuous week for the U.S.-brokered peace talks.

Kerry Cancels Meeting with Abbas over UN Application

Secretary of State John Kerry has cancelled his planned trip to meet with President Mahmoud Abbas Wednesday.

Israeli Spy's Release Rumored to Extend Peace Talks

The United States may give up an Israeli spy to extend the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.