May 2011 Headlines

Israelis Celebrate Jerusalem Day

Despite the 3,000-year-old Jewish connection to Jerusalem, many people do not fully understand why it should remain the undivided capital of the Jewish state.

Turkey Won't Stop Blockade-Busting Flotilla Plan

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said his government would not interfere with the flotilla's plan to breech Israel's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Israel: Border Opening 'Dangerous Development'

Saturday's opening is seen as a gesture by the new Egyptian government toward Hamas and heralds closer ties with the terrorist organization. 

Netanyahu: Palestinians Must Accept Jewish State

Netanyahu called on Palestinians to be "genuinely committed" to peace and democracy, starting foremost with the public acceptance of a Jewish state.

Egypt Permanently Opens Gaza Border Crossing

After a four-year blockade, Egypt permanently opened the Gaza Strip's main gateway to the outside world.

Hezbollah Leader: 'Resistance' the Only Option

Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah said the only option left to Arabs by the U.S. and Israel is "resistance."

Egyptian Gov't. Opens Rafah Crossing

Egypt's acting government announced the reopening of the Rafah border crossing between the Sinai Peninsula and the Gaza Strip on Wednesday.

Netanyahu Speech Gets Mixed Reviews in Israel

While Netanyahu declared Jerusalem would remain under Israeli rule, he acknowledged some Jewish "settlements" would end up beyond Israel's borders.

P.A.: Netanyahu Address a 'Declaration of War'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is 'not a man of peace,' according to Palestinian Authority chief negotiator Saeb Erekat.

Israel's Netanyahu Stands Firm on Border Issue

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel cannot return to the "indefensible" 1967 lines.

P.A. Prime Minister Suffers Heart Attack in U.S.

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad suffered a heart attack on Sunday while in the United States to attend his son's graduation.

Return to Israel's 1967 Borders National Suicide?

Some people call the 1967 lines "Auschwitz borders," or the kind that could lead to another Holocaust. Others say such a move would be "suicide" for Israel.

Israeli FM: People Support Netanyahu's Stance

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's stance reflects 'most of Israeli society.'

El Al Makes Successful Emergency Landing

An El Al 777 passenger jet returned to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport after discovering a problem with the airliner's wheel.

Netanyahu Tells Obama 1967 Borders 'Indefensible'

President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu are set meet Friday to discuss the president's demand that Israel return to 1967 borders.

Fmr Israeli Diplomat: 'Obama Detached from Reality'

Former Israeli liaison to the U.S. Congress Yoram Ettinger says the president's Mideast address reveals his indifference to the plight of the Jewish state.

Leaders Launch 'Israel, You're Not Alone' Campaign

As Israel prepares to rally opposition to U.N. recognition of a Palestinian state, conservative leaders are launching a campaign to show their support for Israel.

Mideast 'Sideshows' a Distraction from Real Threat?

Author Joel Rosenberg said the "Arab Spring" revolutions in the Mideast may be distracting attention from the region's main threat -- Iran.

Netanyahu Says Abbas ''Grossly Distorting History'

An op-ed in Monday's New York Times by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas spurred a response by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Netanyahu Outlines Plan for Peace

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the core issue in the conflict with the Palestinians is their refusal to recognize Israel's right to exist.

Glenn Beck Announces Jerusalem Rally

Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck announced plans for a rally in Jerusalem in August, which he's calling "Restore Courage."

Israel On Guard Amid Palestinian Protests

Palestinians marked what they call the day of 'catastrophe,' referring to the establishment of the State of Israel, with violence and attempts to breach Israel's borders.

Israeli Deputy FM: Remember the Real 'Nakba'

Deputy FM Danny Ayalon said the 'real Nakba" took place when 'Jews in Arab countries were stripped of their citizenship, relieved of their assets and expelled.

Iran, Hezbollah Condemn Israel's 'Crimes'

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi and Hezbollah chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah condemned Israel's response to the 'Nakba.'

Israel Files U.N. Complaint against Syria, Lebanon

Israel's U.N. delegation filed an official complaint with the U.N. Security Council against Syria and Lebanon.

Congressmen Urge Turkey to Stop Gaza Flotilla

U.S. congressmen urged Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to stop this year's flotilla to Gaza.

Palestinians Mark the 'Catastrophe'

For Israel's Palestinian neighbors, the rebirth of the modern State of Israel was a 'catastrophe.'

As Enemies Close In, Israel Marks Memorial Day

As potential new threats gather along Israel's borders, the Jewish state marked Yom haZicharon - Memorial Day -- with a somber ceremony Monday.

Hamas Chief Calls for 'Armed Resistance'

Exiled Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal continues to call for 'armed resistance' against Israel, following last week's reconciliation agreement between Fatah and Hamas.

Weapons Highway? Egypt-Gaza Border Opening Feared

Concerns in Israel over the change in government in Egypt are increasing as Egypt considers opening its Gaza border.

Israel Keeps Eye on Rising Egyptian Threat

With the recent regime change in Egypt, Israel's newly released five-year military plan includes preparation for war on multiple fronts.

'Izzy's Fire' Puts Human Face on Holocaust

Like many, American Nancy Beasley avoided the memory of the Nazi Holocaust.

Israel: Hamas, Fatah Signing 'Photo-Op'

Israel said Wednesday's ceremony in Cairo uniting Hamas and Fatah in a Palestinian unity government is little more than a "photo op."

Netanyahu: Lessons from Holocaust Yet Unlearned

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the world still has not learned the lessons from the Holocaust.

Palestinians: Mixed Reactions to bin Laden's Death

Palestinian reaction to the death of Osama bin Laden were varied.

Israel: Bin Laden Killing 'Resounding Triumph'

Israeli leaders hailed on Monday the United States killing of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.