April 2009 Headlines
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the nations of the world must quit using "land for peace" slogans.
Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek told Israeli President Shimon Peres that he would fight threats to freeze relations with Israel.
NABLUS - Nearly 500 Israelis arriving at the compound housing Joseph's Tomb discovered more than the usual amount of vandalism.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Egypt's Intelligence chief meetings with Israeli government officials in Jerusalem eased recent tensions between the two countries.
A technical problem prevented exiled Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal from delivering an address to British parliamentarians.
German authorities had been prevented from investigating the 1,200-acre property by its previous owners.
Israeli Minister of Education Gideon Sa'ar (Likud) will be teaching once a week in schools throughout the country.
GAZA BORDER - The Hamas terror organization, which controls the Gaza Strip, is continuing to import explosives, longer-range rockets, anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles through an estimated 160 smuggling tunnels at the border with Egypt.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman disagrees with U.S. President Barack Obama's assessment that the Arab peace plan is a "very constructive start."
JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli Arab MK (member of Knesset) Afu Aghbaria (Balad) said Israeli Arab school children should not study the Jewish history of the state.
RAMALLAH - A Palestinian Authority (PA) tribunal held a six-hour hearing of a citizen to be charged with treason for selling land to Jews.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Israelis throughout the country stood in silence at 10 a.m. Tuesday as the siren sounded in memory of the six million Jews who perished.
AUSCHWITZ-BIRKENAU, Poland - Thousands of participants from around the world gathered for this year's March of the Living, a two-mile walk between the two former Nazi death camps, Auschwitz and Birkenau.
LONDON - Damascus-based Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal will speak to a closed meeting of British parliamentarians via videoconferencing.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman ordered Israel's ambassador to Switzerland, Ilan Elgar, to return to Jerusalem on Monday for meetings.
GENEVA, Switzerland - A spokesman for the U.N.'s Durban II racism conference announced Sunday that Germany would not be attending.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli Arab MKs (members of Knesset) voiced strong support for the U.N.-sponsored racism conference, with several attending the week-long event, which begins Monday in Geneva.
Jewish Agency officials welcomed Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's choice of former minister Natan Sharansky for chairman of the Jewish Agency.
RAMALLAH - Zacharia Zubeidi, former commander of the Fatah-affiliated al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades, resigned from the PA (Palestinian Authority) security forces to join the government's Ministry of Prisoner Affairs.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu told U.S. President Barack Obama's special Mideast envoy George Mitchell that Israel would not accept another 'Hamastan' at its back door.
BEIT HAGAI, Israel - Security personnel in the Israeli community of Beit Hagai near Hevron shot and killed a knife-wielding Palestinian who infiltrated the town.
JERUSALEM, Israel - U.S. President Barack Obama's Middle East envoy George Mitchell arrived in Israel Wednesday evening, after spending Tuesday in Morocco.
ESHKOL REGION, Israel - Palestinians in the Gaza Strip resumed rocket attacks on southern Israel Wednesday evening, as the week-long Passover holiday ended.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Following Cairo's arrest last week of 49 members of a Hezbollah terror cell operating in Egypt, the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) tightened security along the borders with Egypt and Jordan.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Beginning Thursday, the IDF'S Home Front Command will help individual families designate a secure room in their homes.
Iran's ambassador to the United Nations charges that Israel has violated the U.N. charter by making threats to attack Iranian nuclear facilities.
JERUSALEM -- An Egyptian official says the Lebanon-based terrorist group Hezbollah will be punished for planning terror attacks on Egyptian soil.
SDEROT, Israel - In unusually sharp criticism of Israel Police forces, a Magistrate Court judge ordered the immediate release of people arrested during a protest march in Sderot on Sunday morning.
CAIRO - For the first time since last week's arrest of a Hezbollah terror cell operating in Egypt, President Hosni Mubarak spoke out about the incident.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Ignoring warnings from the government's Counter-Terrorism Bureau, thousands of Israelis headed for seaside resorts in the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas phoned Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to extend Passover holiday greetings.
SOUTHERN ISRAEL - An unmanned Palestinian fishing boat sailing north toward Israel exploded off the coast of Gaza Monday morning.
After a week in which Iran inaugurated a new nuclear facility, Vice President Joe Biden said Israel would be "ill-advised" to launch an attack on Iran.
GOLAN HEIGHTS, Israel - The economic downturn convinced many Israelis to spend this Passover holiday in the country, bringing occupancy at resorts, guesthouses and hotels to 90 percent capacity.
GAZA STRIP - European Union Middle East envoy Tony Blair helped Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams meet with Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh in the Gaza Strip.
KALKILYA, West Bank - Palestinian Authority (PA) forces discovered an explosives lab in a mosque in the PA-controlled city of Kalkilya on Wednesday evening as Israelis gathered for the traditional Seder meal.
Egypt has accused the Lebanon-based Hezbollah of planning terrorist attacks on Egyptian soil, which could lead to more erosion in relations between Egypt and Hezbollah's primary sponsor, Iran.
L'AQUILA, ITALY - Rescue workers have found the body of 23 year-old Israeli medical student Hussein Hamada, whose dormitory collapsed in Italy's worst earthquake in 30 years.
JERUSALEM, Israel - For thousands of years, Jews have celebrated Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread, according to the Torah (the first five books of Moses).
JERUSALEM, Israel - The government's Counter-Terrorism Bureau issued a warning on Tuesday to Israeli families vacationing during the week of Passover to stay away from the Sinai Peninsula.
JORDAN VALLEY - Just two days before the Passover holiday begins, a team of Israeli archaeologists discovered evidence of the Israelites entry into the land of Canaan after their 40-year sojourn in the wilderness.
JERUSALEM, Israel - The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) published a paper by former national security advisor Major-General (ret.) Giora Eiland, stating that ceding the Golan Heights would endanger Israel's security.
The Israeli Defense Ministry announced the successful conclusion of another test firing of the Arrow 2 ballistic missile defense system on Tuesday.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Responding to U.S. President Barack Obama's remarks to the Turkish parliament on Monday, demanding adherence to a two-state solution, one government minister said Israel is not America's 51st state.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel Defense Forces (IDF) reservists have asked Attorney General Menachem Mazuz to open an investigation against the Israeli newspaper Haaretz.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak invited Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to come to the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - In view of the growing threat of war, the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Home Front Command plans to conduct the nation's largest-ever military exercise, scheduled to take place in about two months.
JERUSALEM, Israel - Israel's National Water Authority, Mekerot, plans to reduce home water usage by 10 percent in 2009.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Israeli defense officials reported an increase in acts of terrorism by Arabs affiliated with Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - IDF (Israel Defense Forces) Chief of General Staff Lt.-General Gabi Ashkenazi said claims of war crimes during the three-week military operation in the Gaza Strip were utterly unfounded.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Parties sitting in the opposition joined forces to protest a Knesset debate on a biennial State budget, which means passing the budget every two years instead of annually as it is now.
CBNNews.com - The city of Tel Aviv-Jaffa launched its 100th anniversary celebration on Thursday evening.
CBNnews.com - The International Tennis Federation (ITF) slapped a $25,000 fine on Sweden's tennis association for holding last month's playoffs between Sweden and Israel behind closed doors.
CBNNews.com - BAT AYIN, Israel - Some 50 residents of Bat Ayin gathered Thursday evening, following the 5:00 p.m. funeral of 13-year-old Shlomo Nativ.
CBNNews.com - CAIRO - The latest round of Egyptian-mediated reconciliation meetings between rival Palestinian factions, described as "a total failure," ended abruptly on Thursday.
CBNNews.com - BAT AYIN, Israel - An ax-wielding Palestinian killed an Israeli teen Thursday and seriously injured a seven-year-old child in the community of Bat Ayin in Gush Etzion.
CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Newly elected MK (member of Knesset) Haneen Zuabi (Balad), the first female Arab MK, expressed her support of Iran and its quest to develop nuclear warheads.
CBNNews.com - ARAVA CROSSING, Israel - Israeli customs officials at the Arava border crossing discovered a weapons cache concealed in a Jordanian truck.
CBNNews.com - U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin both called newly installed Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, congratulating him and extending invitations to visit.