June 2014 Headlines

Israeli Military Finds Bodies of Missing Teens

Israeli soldiers located the remains on Monday of three Israeli teens abducted on June 12 as they waited at a bus stop on their way home from school.

Gaza Rockets Rain Down on Israel

Palestinian terrorists launched 15 rockets at Israel Monday morning from the Gaza Strip.  Most of the rockets hit in open fields.

Netanyahu Urges 'Don't Surrender to Iran' on Nukes

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is urging the countries negotiating with Iran on its nuclear program not to "surrender."

Israeli President Awarded Congressional Gold Medal

In his last official trip to Washington before he leaves office next month, Israeli President Shimon Peres was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.

Cash for Killers: US Funding Palestinian Terrorists?

The Palestinian Authority regularly glorifies terrorists who kill Israelis. Nevertheless, U.S. taxes help pay salaries of these convicted Palestinian terrorists.

Investing in Israel: Fanning the Entrepreneur Spirit

Israel is a great place to do business -- a message that's being shared with Christian business people and investors from abroad.

Terrorists ID'd in Israeli Teen Kidnapping Case

The Israel Security Service, identified two main suspects in the Palestinian terrorist kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers, one of whom holds American citizenship.

Netanyahu: Presbyterian Divestment 'Disgraceful'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is criticizing the Presbyterian Church (USA) for its decision to sell its stock in U.S. businesses that operate in Judea and Samaria.

Palestinian Terrorists Get Salaries in Israeli Jails

An Israeli gov't minister branded Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas a "mega terrorist" for stipend payments the P.A. makes to Palestinian security prisoners in Israeli jails.

Israeli Hospital Saving Palestinian Children's Lives

Despite Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the terrorist abduction of three Israeli teenagers, Israeli doctors are continuing to provide life-saving care to Palestinian children.

Huckabee: US Response to Hamas Kidnappings 'Weak'

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said President Barack Obama should be speaking out boldly on behalf of an abducted American teenager in Israel.

Israel Hits Syrian Army Posts after Teen Killed

Israeli jets struck nine targets inside Syria overnight in response to a cross-border mortar attack that killed an Israeli teenager.

Immigration to Israel Up 50 Percent

The Jewish Agency also helped nearly twice as many Ukrainian Jews immigrate so far this year.

Palestinians Hail Teens' Capture with 3-Finger Salute

A three-finger salute was just one of the ways Palestinians celebrated the terrorist kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers.

Tunnel Explosion Kills Hamas 'Martyrs'

Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip reported five Izz al-Din al-Qassam members killed and several wounded in a Gaza smuggling tunnel explosion Thursday.

Former Jlem Mayor Sentenced to Six Years

Former Jerusalem Mayor Uri Lupolianski was sentenced to six years in prison for his role in the Holyland real estate affair.

IDF Vows to Weaken Hamas as It Hunts for Teens

Israeli troops arrested 30 members of Hamas overnight Thursday, bringing the total number of detainees to 280, as the search for the three abducted teens continues.

Terrorists Released in Shalit Prisoner Swap Re-arrested

The IDF arrested dozens of Hamas members -- some of whom were released in the prisoner exchange for Gilad Shalit -- as it searched for kidnapped Israeli teenagers.

IDF Uncovers Weapons Caches in Search for Teens

The drama surrounding the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers continued on Tuesday. One of the teens holds dual U.S.-Israeli citizenship.

Hunt for Abducted Israeli Teens Enters Fourth Day

A massive manhunt for three Israeli teenagers, one of whom is also an American citizen, entered its fourth day on Monday.

US Backing of PA Unity Gov't. 'Encourages Terror'

Israeli Tourism Minister Uzi Landau said the Obama administration bears some responsibility for the kidnapping of three Israeli teens.

Three Israeli Teens Feared Abducted by Jihadists

An American-Israeli teenager was reportedly one of three Israeli teens apparently kidnapped by terrorists in Judea two nights ago.

He 'Neither Slumbers Nor Sleeps'

Friday morning, a masked terrorist opened fire with an automatic rifle at a checkpoint near Ramallah, where the Palestinian Authority has its headquarters.

New Israeli President Has Deep Jerusalem Roots

Israelis seem both optimistic and supportive of President-elect Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin, calling him a "unifying" force and one who will represent the nation in a nonpolitical way.

Israel Arrests PA Soccer Player

It was a good cover while it lasted. A Palestinian soccer player apparently used his position as a means to pass messages between Israel's enemies in different places.

Gaza Rocket Fire Continues with PA Unity Gov't.

Gaza-based Palestinian jihadists fired a rocket at southern Israel Wednesday morning.

Knesset Elects Israel's Tenth President

Israel's Knesset has chosen a new president to succeed Shimon Peres.

Cracks Appear in New Palestinian Government

Palestinian unity once again looked more like a mirage than reality Monday when P.A. police forces broke up a Hamas demonstration in Ramallah.

Israel DM: No Peace with Incitement

While Iran remains the biggest threat to Israel and the Middle East, the crux of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is the refusal to recognize Israel's right to exist.

Iranian President Visits Turkey to Strengthen Ties

According to Iran's semi-official IRNA news agency, President Rouhani's trip to Turkey  "can play a crucial role in promoting Iran-Turkey ties."

Former Hamas Spokeman: Abbas Lying

Former Hamas spokesman Ihab al-Ghussein says PA President Mahmoud Abbas is lying to Americans, the Palestinian Media Watch reported on Monday.

Knesset Approves Emergency Aliyah Plan

With the meteoric rise of anti-Semitism in Europe, Israel's Ministry of Absorption embarked on a campaign to help European Jews immigrate to Israel.

IDF Chief: Hezbollah Armed, Hamas Arming

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz says the Jewish state must remain strong, united and vigilant to protect itself in a sea of Middle Eastern instability.

Netanyahu Warns of Hamas Rise in W. Bank

At Sunday's cabinet meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian unity deal will cause re-emergence of Hamas.

PLO’s Ashwari Decries Australia’s J’lem Decision

PLO senior member Hanan Ashwari called Australia’s decision not to refer to east Jerusalem as occupied territory “absolutely disgraceful and shocking.”

Qatar Pledges Aid to Hamas-Fatah Gov’t.

Qatar’s offer to help cover the salaries of Palestinian Authority government workers in the Gaza Strip didn’t take many in Israel by surprise.

Rolling Stones Defy Boycott, Rock Israel

Rolling Stones fan or not, most Israelis appreciated the group’s decision to defy calls to boycott Israel and perform its first concert here.

Palestinian Gov't. Asks US to Pressure Israel

Israel announced 1,500 new building tenders for Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, prompting the new Palestinian government to call on the U.S. to pressure Israel.

Syria's Assad Claims Landslide Victory

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says he won nearly 89 percent of the vote and would serve a third term as head of the country.

Israelis Celebrate Shavuot in Heat Wave

Temperatures in the nation's capital soared to 110 degrees Fahrenheit Wednesday as Israelis celebrated Shavuot, the harvest festival.

Jlem Museum Displays Fragment from John's Gospel

Jerusalem's Bible Lands Museum is displaying one of the earliest manuscript fragments from the Gospel of John in its Book of Books exhibit.

Palestinian Terrorist Opens Fire at Israeli Checkpoint

A Palestinian Arab opened fire on an Israeli Border Police officer at the Tapuach junction in the pre-dawn hours Tuesday morning.

Apocalyptic Dust Storm Swallows Tehran, Iran

An apocalyptic dust storm accompanied by gale-force winds engulfed Tehran late Monday afternoon, killing at least four people and injuring 30 others.

US Will Work with Palestinian Government

The U.S. administration openly welcomed the new Palestinian unity government, despite its partnership with a terror group.

Israel Urges World Not to Accept Palestinian Gov't

Israel is urging the international community not to recognize the Palestinian government because it includes the terror organization Hamas.