September 2012 Headlines

Bibi: Christian Zionists Vital to Israel's Rebirth

The Christian bond with Israel grew stronger recently, but it didn't make international headlines.

Jews, Christians Observe Sukkot Holiday

Jews and many Christians in Israel and around the world will mark the beginning of the biblical Sukkot holiday at sundown on Sunday.

Netanyahu Warns UN 'Hour Grows Late' to Stop Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned the U.N. General Assembly that the hour was growing late to stop Iran from becoming a nuclear power.    

Netanyahu's Address to the United Nations

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used a simple graphic before the UN General Assembly to illustrate the 'red line' against Iran's nuclear weapons aspirations.

Israeli Court Favors Lesbian Couple over Messianic Moshav

An Israeli court ruled in favor of a Lesbian couple over a Messianic moshav on the outskirts of Jerusalem, awarding the women 80,000 shekels (more than $20,000) in "damages."

Bogus Israel Email Goes 'Viral'

A recent email claiming "massive troop movements" within Israel and "anti-aircraft missile deployments throughout the Jerusalem area" has spread rapidly throughout the Internet.

Spanish Jews Immigrate to Israel

Thousands of Sephardites, descendants of Jews in Spain and Portugal, fled in 1492, after a royal decree ordered them to convert to Christianity or face imprisonment, torture and execution.

'Abraham' Project Brings Jewish, Muslim Kids Together

Christians, Jews and Muslims all look to Jerusalem as a holy city.

Netanyahu Speaks to Israelis before UN Address

Before leaving for the States Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu released the following statement to the Israeli people.

Israel Beefs Up Security before Yom Kippur

Israel stepped up security ahead of Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar.

Syrian Mortars Hit Golan Heights

Several mortars fired by Syrian troops against anti-government forces exploded in the northern Golan Heights early Tuesday morning.

Day of Atonement: Yom Kippur Begins Tuesday

By 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, the streets of Jerusalem will be empty.

Israeli Leaders Protest Ahmadinejad's UN Speech

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the U.N. assembly with heated rhetoric despite a warning against incendiary speech.

Egypt Proposing Changes to Peace Treaty with Israel

An advisor to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi has completed an amendment to the 1979 peace treaty with Israel.

Sinai Islamists Claim Friday's Terror Attack

A Sinai-based Salafist group claimed responsibility for Friday's terror attack that claimed the life of 20-year-old Israeli soldier Netanel Yahalomi.

Israel Beefs Up Security Along Border with Egypt

Tension throughout the Middle East means Israel must look beyond its highly publicized problem with Iran.

Muslim Riots: Half Get It, Half Don't

The film, as tacky and ridiculous as it is, seems just an excuse to vent pent-up anger boiling just below the surface throughout the Islamic world.

Turkey: Syrian Missile Brought Jet Down

An investigation into the downing of a Turkish warplane by Syria in June has created more questions than answers.

Scholar: Ancient 'Jesus' Wife' Papyrus Lacks Context

A Harvard researcher professor unveiled an ancient scrap of papyrus that quotes Jesus as saying "my wife" and "Mary" -- a possible reference to Mary Magdalene. 

Abbas Plans to Resign, again

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas told Fatah faction leaders in Ramallah to look for his replacement.

IDF Holds Live-Fire Exercise in Golan

Israel Defense Forces held a surprise live-fire drill Wednesday morning in the Golan Heights.

P.A.'s Erekat on Romney and Refugees

Chief Palestinian Authority negotiator Saeb Erekat has had some unhappy moments lately.

Israel's Netanyahu Appeals to US Voters on Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to the American airwaves, appealing directly to voters to elect a president willing to draw a "red line" with Iran.

IDF Ramps Up Work Along Border with Syria

The flurry of activity by Israeli Engineering Corps troops along the northern border with Syria has intensified over the past two weeks.

Abbas, Obama Wish Israelis Happy New Year

President Obama and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas both wished Israelis a happy new year ahead of the Rosh Hashanah holiday, which begins on Sunday evening.

Netanyahu: Israel Understands America's Grief

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu extended Israel's condolences to the families of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other officials murdered by terrorists in Libya.

White House Denies Snubbing Israeli Prime Minister

The White House has denied reports that President Obama refuses to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington.

U.S. Urges Palestinians to Return to Direct Negotiations

The U.S. State Department wants to convince Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to return to direct negotiations with Israel.

Western Wall Prayer Slips Removed for Burial

With Rosh Hashanah a few days away, the biannual tradition of emptying written prayers from the Kotel -- Western Wall -- began Monday morning.

Americans in Israel a Key Group on Election Day

U.S. citizens living in Israel are showing major interest in this year's elections with more registering to vote than ever before.

Israel: Canada’s Split with Iran a ‘Call to Action’

Until Iran sees a "clear red line," it will not stop its pursuit of nuclear arms, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Canadian television.

Counterterrorism Bureau Issues Pre-Holiday Warning

The government's Counterterrorism Bureau issued a travel advisory for Israelis planning to go abroad during the holidays.

Hamas Claims Pursuit of Salafists in Gaza

Hamas reportedly began arresting members of Salafist Jihadist, a Gaza-based terror group claiming responsibility for recent rocket attacks on southern Israel.

Israel Calls for 'Red Lines' against Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the time has come for the international community to draw a red line on Iran.

Pal. Authority's Prime Minister Threatens to Resign

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad plans to submit his resignation to President Mahmoud Abbas when he returns from a visit to Egypt.

Americans in Israel Register to Vote after DNC Flap

More Americans in Israel now want to vote in the U.S. presidential elections in November.

Media Leaks Prompts PM to Cancel Security Meeting

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu canceled Wednesday morning's Security Cabinet meeting due to media leaks.

Only Egyptians May Own Land in Sinai

Only Egyptian citizens with Egyptian parents will be able to own land in the Sinai Peninsula, a decision that represents a significant policy change.

Israel Welcomes Egypt's Ambassador-Designate

The Israeli Foreign Ministry welcomed the arrival of Atef Salam, appointed as permanent ambassador to Israel by Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi.

Christian Monastery outside Jerusalem Vandalized

Vandals set fire to a wooden door and spray painted hateful anti-Christian graffiti on the monastery walls at Latrun early Monday.

Egypt Presents its First 'Veiled' Anchorwoman

For the first time ever, Egyptian state television presented an anchor wearing the Muslim hijab headscarf on Sunday.

Left-wing Activists Count Migron Destruction a Victory

Most of the 50 families left their homes in Migron Sunday with heavy hearts.