April 2012 Headlines

A Global Genocide against Christians Underway?

While Saudi Arabia is one of the worst persecutors of Christians in the Middle East, it is a problem that's getting worse throughout the region.

Official Sentenced to Death for Home Sale to Jews

The Palestinian Authority sentenced a former intelligence official to death for selling property to Jews, a capital offense under P.A. law.

Netanyahu's Father Dies at Age 102

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's father, Prof. Ben-Zion Netanyahu, passed away in his Jerusalem residence early Monday morning at the age of 102.

Netanyahu to Decide Next Week on Early Elections

As his strongest coalition partner threatens to bring down the government, Netanyahu says no cave-in to "extortion."

Netanyahu to Bible Students: Come Live in Israel

Dozens of Jewish teenagers from Israel, the U.S. and around the world came to Jerusalem to compete in the International Bible Quiz this year.

Israeli Defense Minister: Must Stop Nuclear Arms Race

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said the world must prepare to "swiftly and firmly" stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Palestinian 'Nakba' Depends on Your Perspective

Nakba demonstrations have always received a good bit of media coverage, but few reports put the historical facts in context.

New Pro-Israel Arab Party in the Making

An Israeli Arab is forming a new political party that will be pro-Israel, reports say.

Modern Israel Turns 64

At sundown Wednesday evening, Israel marks 64 years since its rebirth on May 14, 1948.

Israel Honors Its Fallen

At 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening, a siren will sound across the country ushering in Memorial Day.

Egypt Terminating Gas Contract with Israel

Egyptian Natural Gas Holding Company officials said Monday the company is terminating its contract with Israel.

Israel to Mark Independence Day Despite Tragedy

Israel seems set to go ahead with a gala Independence Day program despite a tragedy that took place during rehearsals in which a soldier died.

Israel Remembers Holocaust amid Rising Anti-Semitism

This year's Holocaust Remembrance Day carries a unique sadness and even fear over the current growth of anti-Semitism in Europe and elsewhere.

Netanyahu: Iran Threatening a Second Holocaust

A nuclear-armed Iran is an existential threat not only to Israel but also to the world, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared Wednesday night.

Israel Lost Two Soldiers Wednesday

Two Israel Defense Forces soldiers died Wednesday.

Freed Palestinian Prisoners Return to Terror

The Shin Bet released the names of two Palestinian Arabs released in October's prisoner exchange who returned to terrorism.

March of the Living Thursday in Poland

An estimated 10,000 people will take part in the 25th annual of the March of the Living in Poland on Thursday.

Erekat Delivers PA Letter to Netanyahu

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad reportedly delivered a much-touted letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday.

Egypt's Brotherhood Launches US 'Charm Offensive'

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood visited Washington recently in what some call a "charm offensive," an attempt to portray a softer image of this terror group.

IDF Investigates Incident with ISM Protester

The Israel Defense Forces is embroiled in an international incident involving an IDF officer and a pro-Palestinian activist.

Israel Creates 'No-fly Zone' for Palestinian Activists

Israel became a no-fly zone for pro-Palestinian activists over the weekend.

Report: Israel Prepping to Attack Iran

Netanyahu said Iran had been given a five-week "freebie" to continue its nuclear enrichment program at the Fordow facility in Qom.

IDF Disperses Arabs near Itamar

Israel Defense Forces troops responded to a rock-throwing incident near the Jewish community of Itamar in the Shomron Thursday morning.

Jordan to Revoke Citizenship of PLO, PA Officials

Jordan's King Abdullah II plans to revoke Jordanian citizenship for officials in the Palestine Liberation Organization and the Palestinian Authority.

Syrian Troops' Shelling Gives way to Uneasy Quiet

Syrian troops remain deployed in cities throughout the country, but calm prevailed after the U.N.-brokered ceasefire went into effect at 6:00 a.m. Thursday.

Israel Rejects Iranian 'Terror Group' Claims

Israel rejected Iranian claims of uncovering a "major terror cell" connected to Israel.

Israel a Christian Haven amid Islamic Persecution

Christians are suffering major persecution throughout the Mideast and North Africa. But there is one place left in the region where they don't have to fear: Israel.

Israel Prepared for Pro-Palestinian 'Flytilla'

Israel is making final preparations for another attempt by pro-Palestinian activists to flood Ben Gurion International Airport on Sunday.

No Sign of Compliance in Syria

By midmorning Tuesday, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gave no indication of beginning to withdraw troops from cities around the country.

Thousands Attend Easter Service in Jerusalem

Christians gathered for a sunrise service at the Garden Tomb -- the place many believe to be the site where Jesus was buried and rose from the dead.

Israel Keeping Guard at the Borders

As the weeklong Passover holiday begins, some Israeli soldiers will be standing guard at Israel's northern and southern borders.

Israel Police on High Alert during Passover

As Israelis prepare to celebrate Passover, police and security forces have been placed on high alert countrywide.

Netanyahu, Fayyad to Meet after Passover

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will welcome a delegation from the Palestinian Authority.

Israel Denies Entry to 'Terrorism Justifier'

Israel is involved in a diplomatic dispute over its refusal to allow a Chilean national, Mauricio Abu-Ghosh, entry into the country.

Military Plans on Iran Leaked in Effort to Thwart Israel?

Why would potential military plans be leaked to the media about how Israel might attack Iran's nuclear facilities? Some say it's part of a campaign to stop a military strike.

P.A. Arrests Journalists for Facebook Posts

The Palestinian Authority has been arresting journalists for comments posted on Facebook criticizing the government.

Red Crescent Workers Arrested in Hamas Terror Plot

Israel arrested 13 members of a Hamas terror cell, including several employed by the Palestinian Red Crescent.

Ultra-Orthodox Man Assaulted with Ax on Way to Pray

An ax-wielding Arab youth attacked an ultra-Orthodox man near the Damascus Gate Monday morning.

Kadima's New Chairman Hopes to Defeat Netanyahu

Kadima MK Shaul Mofaz was officially installed as the party's new chairman and as head of the opposition on Monday.

Christians Flock to Jerusalem for Easter

Christians from across the globe are gathering in Jerusalem for Holy Week.