February 2008 Headlines
ISRAELI/LEBANESE BORDER -- This week, Israel's Defense Force gave a demonstration of its Merkeva tank, considered by many the best battle tank in the world.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israelis across the political spectrum are growing increasingly discontent with the government's failure to take effective action in stopping the daily Kassam rocket attacks by Gaza-based Palestinians.
CBNNNews.com - AMMAN, Jordan - In an interview with Jordan's al-Dustur newspaper, Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas said he's proud to have fired "the first bullet of the resistance" back in 1965.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - A controversial bill sponsored by the ultra-Orthodox Shas party, requiring Internet providers to block Web sites featuring pornography, extreme violence and gambling, passed its first reading in the Knesset (parliament).
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - In a survey conducted by the Airports Council International (ACI), Ben Gurion International Airport's passenger terminal was rated the best in the Middle East.
CBNNews.com - Israeli Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz called an emergency session of the National Road Safety Authority (NRSA) to address the high number of road fatalities.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Surgeons worked for three hours Monday to save 10-year-old Yossi Haimov arm and shoulder.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - During a tour of the OC Central Command's Jerusalem headquarters Tuesday, Major General Gadi Shamni told Israeli President Shimon Peres that Hamas is working toward a West Bank takeover.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Saudi Arabia's Islamic Development Bank agreed to finance a project to connect the Gaza Strip to Egypt's electricity grid.
CBNNews.com - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama shared his personal views on Israeli politics in a "closed" meeting with Jewish community leaders at a Cleveland, Ohio synagogue.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - On Monday, the Israeli Knesset (parliament) passed legislation outlawing Nazi or racist activities in the Jewish state.
CBNNews.com - The widow of arch-terrorist Imad Mughniyeh, assassinated on February 12, holds Syria responsible for her husband's death.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Costa Rica's decision to formally recognize a Palestinian state was a great disappointment to Israel.
CBNNews.com - Passengers on inbound flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport will be asked to remain seated once the aircraft is within 180 miles of the airport.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - At Sunday's Cabinet meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said thousands of African refugees would be deported from Israel by the end of the week.
CBNNews.com - When Iranian Chastity Police bloodied the face of a young woman they deemed "inappropriately dressed" and beat a bystander who came to her aid Saturday, dozens of citizens began rioting.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni said Israel will not attend the Durban II conference in 2009.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, accompanied by 20 of the nation's leading businessmen, left for Japan Sunday afternoon under tight security.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Over the weekend, Israel's Foreign Ministry responded to the International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) report, released Friday, on Iran's nuclear program.
CBNNews.com - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) deployed additional troops to Israel's border with the Gaza Strip should Hamas send thousands of unarmed civilians to attempt a takeover of border crossings.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - At Sunday's weekly Cabinet Meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert promised that by 2010, the government would provide "an appropriate answer…against Kassam rockets."
CBNNews.com - Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, Dan Gillerman, met with UN Secretary General Ban ki-Moon Wednesday to discuss recent remarks by Iranian government officials.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Speaking at the graduation ceremony of ground forces officers, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of General Staff Gabi Ashkenazi said war may be just "on the horizon."
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli state comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss said he will conduct an administrative investigation of the president's residence.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - On Wednesday, Likud chairman and opposition leader Binyamin Netanyahu said there's no doubt that the Olmert government is planning to divide Jerusalem.
CBNNews.com - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Home Front Command launched a broadcast studio Wednesday.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - An exiled Iranian opposition group claims Teheran is making rapid progress in its nuclear weapons program.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Following Tuesday's meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, the two sides issued diametrically opposed statements.
CBNNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel's Channel 2 television announced the Defense Department's decision to stop collecting nearly seven million gas masks that need refurbishing.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Member of Knesset (MK) Tzahi Hanegbi (Kadima) echoed Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik's call for a national unity government under Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
CBNNews.com - Senior Abbas aide and member of the Palestinian Authority (PA) negotiating team said the PA should declare independence in light of stalled peace talks.
CBNNews.com - According to a report in The Jerusalem Post, U.S. and Israeli officials are discussing the pros and cons of deploying NATO forces in the West Bank (Judea and Samaria) to pave the way for an Israeli withdrawal.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel rejected United Nation's Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs John Holmes' assessment of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as a "vicious cycle of violence."
CBNNews.com - For the first time since the Second Lebanon War in the summer of 2006, Israel has deployed Patriot missile defense systems near the northern port city of Haifa.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) could come up $500 million short of its 2008 budget due to the devalued dollar.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israel Air Force (IAF) is upgrading its Nevatim base, which will include a 2.5-mile landing strip, the largest in the Middle East.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Member of Knesset (MK)Ofer Pines-Paz (Labor) initiated a bill that would bring the Kinneret (Sea of Galilee) under Israel's Beach Protection Law.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Speaking at the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Sunday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said he was not optimistic about the fate of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - A ministerial committee chaired by Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert allocated a $97-million package to fortify 3,600 homes within a three-mile range of the Gaza Strip.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - During gun battles Sunday between Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops and Palestinians in the southern Gaza Strip, an Israeli soldier was seriously injured by sniper fire.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - The Islamic Movement blamed Israel for damage at the Temple Mount caused by Friday's earthquake.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - A massive explosion Saturday leveled the three-story home of Ayman Atallah Fayyed, a senior member of Islamic Jihad. Six other houses were damaged by the blast.
CBNNews.com - Citing the republication of cartoons of Islam's prophet Mohammed in a Danish newspaper, as-yet unidentified gunmen blew up the library at the YMCA in Gaza.
CBNNews.com - Following last week's assassination of Hezbollah chief Imad Mugniyeh, the terror group has put its membership on high alert, according to a report Saturday in the Lebanese paper as-Safir.
CBNNews.com - GAZA STRIP - At a press conference in Gaza City Saturday, Hamas broadcast videotaped confessions of alleged suicide bombers who planned to assassinate Ismail Haniyeh.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Following the assassination of terrorist mastermind Imad Mugniyeh Tuesday night, the Shin Bet (Israel's General Security Agency) instructed Israeli embassies, Jewish Agency branches and El Al airlines to heighten their alert level.
CBNNews.com - U.S. President George W. Bush issued an executive order Wednesday calling for new sanctions against Syria.
CBNNews.com - Iranian centrifuges set up in January have begun producing small amounts of the gas needed to manufacture the fissile core of nuclear warheads.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - On Wednesday, Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni briefed 70 foreign ambassadors during a tour of the border with the Gaza Strip.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - The Defense Ministry will resume construction of the security fence around Jerusalem within the next few weeks.
CBNNews.com - A car bombing late Tuesday night in an upscale residential neighborhood in Damascus targeted arch-terrorist Imad Mughniyeh, 45, Hezbollah's al-Manar satellite television reported.
CBNNews.com - In a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in Berlin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel offered her "deepest sympathy" for victims of last week's suicide bombing in Dimona, which killed one woman and injured 11 others.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - On Wednesday, the Knesset (Israeli parliament) will vote on a bill legalizing civil marriages in the Jewish state.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - A Palestinian stabbed an Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier in the back of the neck near the Palestinian Authority- (PA) controlled city of Jenin in Samaria Tuesday afternoon.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - On Tuesday, Israeli Interior Minister Meir Sheetrit (Kadima) announced his intentions to build a new Arab city in the Galilee.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of General Staff Lt. General Gabi Ashkenazi said when the government gives the order, the military is ready to launch a large-scale operation in the Gaza Strip.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - On Tuesday, Housing Minister Ze'ev Boim (Kadima) denied remarks by Jerusalem city manager Yair Maayan that the government was delaying construction of hundreds of apartments in Jewish neighborhoods in east Jerusalem.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - In a joint operation, Israeli security forces confiscated cash from Palestinian money changers in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank).
CBNNews.com - According to the London-based al-Sharq al-Awsat daily, the Egyptian government has ordered its security forces to search out and seal smuggling tunnels along the border with the Gaza Strip.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - In a weekend interview with Jerusalem Post Editor-in-Chief David Horovitz, former British prime minister and EU envoy to the Middle East Tony Blair said the Arab's view of peace is "very close to what Israel is wanting."
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - On Sunday, quoting senior Palestinian officials in Ramallah, The Jerusalem Post reported that Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and former Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Ahmed Qureia have been "secretly" negotiating Jerusalem's future.
CBNNews.com - Israel granted amnesty to 32 members of al-Aksa Martyrs' Brigades, the armed wing of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - After Gaza-based Palestinian terrorists launched four dozen Kassam rockets on southern Israeli communities over the weekend, Sderot residents came to Jerusalem to protest the government's inaction.
CBNNNews.com - In an interview with the Reuters news agency in Austin, Texas, Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Salam Fayyad said a final peace accord with Israel is unlikely in 2008.
CBNNews.com - A Kassam rocket fired by Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip severed the leg of an eight-year-old boy in Sderot, wounded his 19-year-old brother and sent several others into shock.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Following a visit to the rocket-beleaguered city of Sderot Saturday, Internal Security Minister Avi Dichter said Israel must increase its operations against Kassam rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Speaking on Channel 2's Meet the Press, Transportation Minister Shaul Mofaz said he would consider running against Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert for chairmanship of the Kadima party.
TEL AVIV - The New Year brings new worry to the Middle East. In the past few weeks, Russia has delivered several more shipments of nuclear fuel to Iran.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will be ready to resume control of the Philadelphi Corridor, the narrow strip of land separating the Gaza Strip from Egypt, should that become necessary.
CBNNews.com - The weakened American dollar may force Israeli industries to size down by letting thousands of employees go.
CBNNews.com - The Hamas terror organization's representative in Iran warned that a new wave of suicide bombers would soon be dispatched inside Israel.
CBNNews.com - On Wednesday, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers returned to the home of Muhammad al-Harbawi, one of the two Palestinian suicide bombers in Monday's attack in Dimona.
CBNNews.com - Three Kassam rockets fired by Palestinian terrorists in the Gaza Strip landed in a national park near Ashkelon's southern industrial zone Tuesday night.
CBNNews.com - Arab filmmaker and lecturer Nizar Hassan has been asked to apologize to the Israeli soldier who came to a Sapir College classroom in his uniform.
CBNNews.com - Three hesder yeshiva (religiously observant) Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers refused to participate in a course taught by female soldiers.
CBNNews.com - Following protests by several Jewish organizations, Pope Benedict XVI approved changes to a prayer on Good Friday referring to Jews.
JERUSALEM, Israel - A suicide bombing attack in Israel has left one woman dead and at least ten wounded.
CBNNews.com - Israeli Professor David Newman of the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev withdrew from a panel discussion at the Imperial College slated for Tuesday.
CBNNews.com - Senior officials in Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's government closed ranks behind their leader following criticism by one Fatah official.
Retired Judge Eliyahu Winograd first delivered his report personally to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Ehud Barak. Then Winograd and his panel released it to the press.