August 2011 Headlines

Jewish Roots Lead Deep into the 'West Bank'

Palestinians hope to obtain the land known as the West Bank. But the area carries a history that started long before the world ever heard of Palestinians.

Caucus Group Rallies Worldwide Support for Israel

Israel continually faces a host of public relations battles around the world. But the Jewish state is finding allies in some surprising places.

Criticism of Syria Spreading

President Bashar al-Assad has been increasingly subject to international demands to end the deadly crackdown on anti-government protesters.

Israel Dispatches Two Warships to Red Sea

Following warnings that Palestinian terrorists may be planning another attack on southern Israel, the IDF dispatched two warships to the Red Sea.

Israeli Archaeologists Confirm Ossuary's Authenticity

Israeli archaeologists confirmed the authenticity of a 2,000-year-old ossuary believed to have belonged to the family of Caiaphas.

IDF Boosts Forces along Egyptian Border

IDF Chief of Staff deployed more troops along the border with Egypt and the southern Gaza Strip on Monday.

Terror in Tel Aviv: Attack Leaves Eight Injured

In a terror rampage early Monday morning, a Palestinian Arab terrorist injured eight Israelis in south Tel Aviv.

Ahmadinejad: 'No Room For Israel in the Region'

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says after the formation of a Palestinian state there will be no room for Israel in region.

Beck Announces Global Movement to Defend Israel

Nearly 2,000 supporters gathered in the shadow of Jerusalem's Temple Mount to attend Glenn Beck's Restoring Courage rally.

Israel Oks Deployment of Egyptian Troops in Sinai

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak okayed a major deployment of Egyptian troops, including armored vehicles and helicopters, to the Sinai.

Lawmakers: P.A. Risks Losing US Funding

The U.N. could soon vote to recognize a Palestinian state, but a group of United States lawmakers say such a vote would jeopardize assistance to the P.A.

Israelis Targeted by Rockets Despite 'Ceasefire'

More than 20 rockets and missiles hit southern Israel overnight Wednesday despite the 'ceasefire.'

Signs of the Times: Israel Under Siege

Growing threats surrounding Israel will intensify if the United Nations moves to recognize a Palestinian state.  Will the tiny nation withstand the pressure?

Al Qaeda Linked to Recent Israel Attacks

Investigations into the Aug. 18 terror attacks near Israel's border with the Sinai Peninsula are pointing increasingly toward al Qaeda-linked groups.

Postcard from the Past: 2nd Temple Relics Unearthed

Israeli archaeologists discovered a sword, oil lamps, pots and coins believed to date to Second Temple times nearly 2,000 years ago.

Factoring In Israeli Resiliency

The resiliency of 21st century Israelis didn't happen overnight.

A Message of Courage for Israel in the Face of Attacks

Thousands gathered Sunday in a display of solidarity with Israel in the ancient ruins of Caesarea. It was the opening of Glenn Beck's Restoring Courage visit to Israel.

Signs of the Times: Ezekiel’s Prophecies Set to Unfold?

Author Joel Rosenberg says today's events in the Middle East may point to the fulfillment of Ezekiel 38 and 39 sooner than most people realize.

Israel Mulls Response to Gaza Escalation

Israel is formulating its response to the barrage of rocket attacks that killed one man and injured dozens.

Terror Attacks Show Stark Contrasts in Judaism and Islam

The contrast between Judaism, which celebrates life, and Islam, which celebrates death, is stark.

Israel Hit with Rockets Day after Terror Attacks

The assault is the latest development in a series of incidents that began Thursday with the deadliest terrorist attack against Israel in years. 

Media Watchdog Exposes P.A. Plans for Western Wall

The Palestinian Authority plans to build an Arab neighborhood in the area in front of the Kotel -- the Western Wall.

Shalit Negotiations on Hold Indefinitely

Renewed Egyptian-mediated negotiations on a prisoner swap for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit reached an impasse again Wednesday.

Terror Attacks on Buses in Southern Israel

A multi-pronged terror assault in the south killed seven and injured at least 25 Israelis.

Four Hezbollah Men Indicted in Hariri Murder

The Special Tribunal on Lebanon indicted four Hezbollah members for the 2005 assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

US Marines Train in Israeli Warfare Camp

The U.S. Marines have seen a lot of action across the Middle East. But recently, they had a unique experience in the land of their best ally.

P.A. Determined to Take Statehood Bid to UN

Palestinian officials made it clear they're planning to bypass Israel in their attempt to create an independent state.

Israel, Hamas Restart Talks on Shalit Release

Egyptian officials are mediating between Israel and Hamas on a prisoner swap to secure the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

US Restores Funding to Gaza Aid Groups

An Obama administration official said Sunday funding to international aid groups in Gaza would continue.

Rewriting History? P.A. Claims Ancient Shechem

Palestinians want to make the site of biblical Shechem an archaeological park. The dig will help Palestinians rewrite history.

Hamas MP: P.A. Not Serious about Unity Gov't.

The P.A.'s continuing arrest record of Hamas members in the West Bank shows they're not interested in a unity government.

P.A. Envisions a 'Settlement Free' State

P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas told a delegation of U.S. congressmen Thursday he envisions a Palestinian state free of Jewish "settlements."

Bollywood Delegation Visits Israel

For years, filmmakers from India have screened movies at the Jerusalem Film Festival, but now they want to take relations to a different level.

White House Site Scrubs References to 'Jlem, Israel'

ZOA condemned the White House for changing references on its website from "Jerusalem, Israel" to "Jerusalem" only.

Israel Approves More Housing in 'East' Jlem

Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai approved 1,600 new apartments for Ramat Shlomo, a Jewish neighborhood of about 16,000 residents.

Gaza Opens First 'Five-Star' Hotel

July saw the opening of a five-star hotel in the Gaza Strip.

Ya'alon: Turkish Demand for Apology 'Chutzpa'

Israeli Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon called Turkey's demand for an official apology "chutzpa."

Yesha Head Visits Tel Aviv's Tent City

Yeshua Council head Danny Dayan paid a solidarity visit to Tel Aviv's tent city Tuesday morning.

Israel Experiences Biggest Protest Ever

Israel experienced the largest social protest in its history Saturday night.

Poll Reveals 4 out of 5 Palestinians Support Hamas

The desire to annihilate the Jewish people is one of the main goals of the Hamas organization.

Hamas, Hezbollah Can Threaten Israeli Ports

Both Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Hezbollah in Lebanon can target Israeli ports and offshore infrastructure, such as oil rigs.

Israeli Official: Netanyahu Border Position Unchanged

Netanyahu's position on Israel's borders remains the same, despite some media reports alluding to a change in policy.

Source: Mossad Behind Tehran Assassinations

Quoting an anonymous Israeli intelligence source, Germany's Spiegel Online said the Mossad was behind the assassination of Darioush Rezaei.

Israeli Official: No Return to 1967 'Borders'

An Israeli official denied reports that Netanyahu is ready to accept the pre-1967 lines as the basis for restarting negotiations with the P.A.

Netanyahu: IDF Patrol Behaved Correctly

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said an IDF patrol on the northern border responded correctly to Lebanese gunfire early Monday.