October 2011 Headlines

Sukkot: 'Living Under God's Protection'

Celebration of Sukkot is an ancient biblical commandment that's still being kept today. Some call it a Jewish camping trip with the conveniences of home. 

Israel: Misinformation Affecting the Peace Process

Israel is again facing accusations of trying to sabotage the peace process over plans to build in Jerusalem.  But is the criticism due to misinformation?

US Cuts $60M to UNESCO after P.A. Vote

Hours after UNESCO voted to grant full member status to "Palestine," the U.S. cut millions in funding to the organization.

Israeli Archaeologists Find Christian Relic

Israeli archaeologists have announced they unearthed a tiny token of the Christian faith just outside the walls of Jerusalem's Old City.

Obama Admin. to Sell Gunships to Turkey

The Obama administration plans to sell three Super Cobra helicopter gunships to Ankara.

Saudi Prince Offers Bounty for Israeli Soldiers

A member of Saudi Arabia's royal family has increased a reward to $1 million for any captured Israeli soldier to be used in exchange for Palestinian prisoners.

Gaza Rocket Barrage against Israel Sparks War Talk

Weekend rocket attacks on southern Israel -- which killed one Israeli -- have sparked concerns that Israel could soon slide into a war.

Israeli Killed in Grad Missile Attack

Gaza-based Palestinian Arabs fired more than 30 missiles, rockets and mortar shells at southern Israel over the weekend, killing one man.

'Israel Experience' Combatting Anti-Israel Propaganda

One of Israel's main battlefields can be found on American university campuses, often where anti-Israel propaganda is prominent.

Israel, P.A. to Submit Proposals in Three Months

Israel and the Palestinian Authority have agreed to present "comprehensive proposals" addressing territory and security within three months.

Israeli 'Spy' Traded for 25 Egyptian Prisoners

Israel will free 25 Egyptian prisoners in exchange for Ilan Grapel, who has been imprisoned in Egypt on alleged espionage charges.

US Ambassador Recalled over Safety Concerns

The State Department recalled Ambassador Robert Ford from Damascus over concerns for his safety.

Rescuers Hunt for Turkey Quake Survivors

More than 200 people are confirmed dead and many more still missing after a powerful earthquake hit eastern Turkey on Sunday.

Hezbollah Chief Threatens Israel, Again

Hezbollah spiritual leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah warned Friday that Tel Aviv will be the first target in the next war with Israel.

Egypt Arrests Israeli Arab Smuggling Weapons

Egyptian border guards arrested an Israeli Arab attempting to smuggle weapons into Egypt on Thursday.

What the Prisoner Release Revealed

Remarks by Palestinian Arab leadership following Tuesday's prisoner exchange don't bode well for peaceful coexistence with Israel.

Jerusalem Dateline: The Price for One Soldier

This week, we examine the release of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in exchange for more than 1,000 prisoners; Plus, America and Israel's "brotherhood of destiny."

Hamas Urged to Capture More Israeli Soldiers

Thousands celebrated the release of 477 Palestinian prisoners in Israel. Hamas organized the event, which turned into a show of strength for the militant movement.

Freed Israeli Soldier Gilad Shalit Reunites with Family

After more than five years in Hamas captivity, Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit returned home Tuesday.

Netanyahu Consoles Terror Victims' Families

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the decision on Shalit's release "one of the hardest" he's ever made.

Israeli Prisoner Swap: A Matter of Perspective

With the lopsided prisoner exchange less than 24 hours away, families of terror victims presented their petitions to the High Court Monday.

Israeli Soldier's Father: 'We Are Waiting for Him'

It's been a long week for the family of abducted Israeli solider Gilad Shalit.

Israel Comes to Grips with Prisoner Exchange

The long-awaited prisoner swap to secure the release of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit has elicited strong emotional responses.

Israeli Cabinet Approves Prisoner Swap for Soldier

There was dancing in the streets of Jerusalem on Tuesday when Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a deal to free Gilad Shalit.

Captured Israeli Solder to Be Freed in Prisoner Deal

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sgt. Gilad Shalit, an Israeli soldier held by the terror group since 2006, could be returning home in 'coming days.'

P.A. Seeks World Heritage Status for Biblical Sites

If the P.A. succeeds in its membership bid in UNESCO, it plans to seek World Heritage status for a number of Christian and Jewish holy sites.

Virtual Dead Sea Scrolls Gets 1M Hits in a Week

Almost one week after debuting online, the web site featuring the 2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scrolls has already drawn more than a million hits.

Israel on High Alert for Yom Kippur

As the nation readies itself to observe Yom Kippur, Israeli security and rescue services have been placed on high alert.

P.A. Calls U.S. Funding Cuts 'Blackmail'

Palestinian Authority officials called the $200 million freeze in U.S. aid to the P.A., announced earlier this week, "political blackmail."

Assad Threatens to Target Israel if Attacked

Syrian President Bashar Assad says he will shower Tel Aviv with rockets if outside forces launch a military strike against his country.

Israeli Wins Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Israeli Prof. Daniel Shechtman received the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his 1982 discovery of quasicrystals.

Egypt: Muslim Brotherhood Gears Up for Elections

The Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party hopes to win at least 40 percent of the seats when Egypt holds its parliamentary elections.

Israeli Leaders Condemn Mosque Attack

Israel Police arrested several people Monday morning believed to have taken part in an attack on a mosque in a Bedouin village.

Christians Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem

Millions of Christians around the world joined the Global Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem on Sunday.

Panetta Warns of Israel's Growing Isolation

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived in Israel Monday for his first visit since replacing outgoing Secretary Robert Gates six months ago.