April 2013 Headlines

Father of Five Murdered in Samaria

Life for a young Israeli family changed forever Tuesday when a Palestinian Arab knifed and then shot a father of five as he waited to catch a ride to work.

Israel Inaugurates Fifth Dolphin-class Sub

In a ceremony in Kiel, Germany, Monday the Israeli Ministry of Defense and the IDF inaugurated the INS Rahav, the fifth Dolphin-class submarine in the fleet.

IDF Targets Gaza-based Global Jihadist

Israeli pilots killed a known Global Jihad terrorist in a pinpoint airstrike Tuesday morning as he traveled on his motorbike in the northern Gaza Strip.

Hamas Trains Teen 'Resistance' Fighters

Some 5,000 Palestinian Arab teenagers in the Gaza Strip have learned how to shoot Kalashnikov rifles, fire rockets and hurl hand grenades.

Israel Welcomes Iraqi Kids for Open Heart Surgery

Israel has no diplomatic ties with Iraq, yet treats children -- usually without any charge to the family -- who otherwise wouldn't make it.

Hezbollah Denies Drone Launched Toward Israel

Hezbollah denied any connection to Thursday's unmanned aerial vehicle that breached Israeli airspace in late afternoon.

Engage Israel: Youth Called to Help Jews Make Aliyah

For years, Christians worldwide have supported Israel and helped Jews return to the Land. One group is trying to keep that vision alive in the next generation.

Hamas Urges Children to 'Martyrdom'

A leopard doesn't change its spots, nor does Hamas seem to waiver in its ideology.

Israeli General: Syrians Using Chemical Weapons

Israeli officials believe Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad's regime is using chemical weapons against rebel forces.

Israeli Finance Minister Looks to 'Working Class'

Israeli Finance Minister Yair Lapid says he'll promote economic policies that will benefit the working class.

Defense Secretary Hagel Affirms US-Israeli Ties

The U.S. and Israel must maintain close ties as security challenges in the Middle East become more complicated, visiting U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Tuesday.

Kerry Likens Boston Bombings to Turkish Flotilla

More than a few people took issue with Secretary of State John Kerry's comparison of the victims of last week's terror bombing in Boston to pro-Palestinian jihadists aboard the Mavi Marmara.

30+ Palestinian Rockets Fired at Israel this Spring

Palestinians in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip have fired more than 30 rockets on southern Israel in the past two months.

Hagel: No Daylight Between US, Israel on Iran

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met with Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon Monday morning, downplaying differences between the two countries on a military strike policy for Iran.

Hagel to Finalize Arms Deals with Israel, Saudis, UAE

Secretary of State Chuck Hagel will finalize $10 billion worth of arms deals with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

Five Israeli Arabs Indicted on Serious Charges

Life can get complicated in Israel, especially when ordinary looking Arab youth are plotting together to kidnap and kill their ordinary Jewish neighbors.

IDF to Test Israeli-made Hovercraft

The Israeli army will soon begin testing a new hovercraft.

MK: Why Shouldn't Jews Pray on Temple Mount?

For decades, Jews and Christians have been prohibited from praying on the Temple Mount, but a new Israeli parliamentarian thinks that should change.

Netanyahu: Israel Has Right to Act on Syria Weapons

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is warning Israel will do what is necessary to prevent weapons from falling into the hands of Islamic extremists in Syria.

Senate Backs Israel's Right to 'Legitimate Self-Defense'

The Senate approved a resolution earlier this week supporting Israel's "legitimate" right to protect itself.

Israel's Population Crosses 8 Million Mark

Israel's population now numbers more than 8 million, with Jews making up 75 percent of the total.

Israel Extends Condolences, Rocket Attacks Continue

The Jewish state "stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the American people," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday.

Israelis Celebrate 65 Years of Independence

In the few decades since its rebirth, the Jewish state has accomplished more than most people could have ever imagined.

Jordan Ambassador: 'Killer Will Not Be Released'

Jordanian Ambassador to Israel Walid Khalid Obeidat said the convicted killer of seven Israeli school girls would serve out his life sentence.

Palestinian PM Fayyad Resigns Officially

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad resigned on Saturday.

Israel’s Tamar Fuels Dreams of Energy Independence

Israel hopes it can one day reach energy independence now that natural gas is flowing from a large offshore reserve.

Hamas Eager to Abduct IDF Soldiers

In the first quarter of 2013, there have been 33 attempts to kidnap Israeli soldiers serving in Judea and Samaria, up from 24 during the same period last year.

Israelis Set to Honor its Fallen

Israel's annual Memorial Day, Yom Hazikaron, begins at sundown Sunday and continues through sundown Monday.

Justice Served in Terror Attack on Jewish Family

A little more than five years ago, a young Israeli boy opened what looked like a holiday package left on his doorstep. The package was a bomb.

P.A.'s Fayyad Tenders Resignation, again

P.A.Prime Minister Salam Fayyad submitted his resignation again Wednesday, as he's done several times since taking office.

Second Temple Ritual Bath Uncovered in Jerusalem

Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists uncovered a rare mikveh (ritual bath) from the late Second Temple period.

Poll Shows Approval Dropping for Egypt's Morsi

A new poll released Tuesday shows Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi's approval rating is at its lowest point since taking office 10 months ago.

Bahrain Labels Hezbollah Terror Group

While Europe is still dragging its feet about calling Hezbollah a terrorist entity, Bahrain became the first Arab country to do so.

Defense Secretary Hagel Next to Visit Israel

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will visit Israel in two weeks, Israel's Army Radio reported Tuesday morning.

IDF Chief Leads March of the Living

Israel Defense Forces Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz led the March of the Living in Poland on Monday.

Israel Marks Holocaust, Warns World 'Never Forget'

Israelis remembered the Holocaust on Monday and highlighted the Jewish resistance on the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

Kerry Offers P.A. 'Incentives' to Restart Peace Talks

Kerry reportedly offered Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas incentives to restart negotiations with Israel.

Anti-Semitic Incidents Rise 30 Percent in 2012

A survey released Sunday showed a 30 percent increase in anti-Semitism worldwide, especially in Europe.

Cyber-Attack on Israel Gets off to Slow Start

Threats of a massive cyber-attack by the hacktivist group Anonymous that would "wipe Israel off the Internet" failed to materialize on Sunday.

Jewish Refugees History a Warning to the West

Hundreds of thousands of Jewish refugees were expelled from Arab lands in 1948. Today, those refugees are warning that history will repeat if their story is overlooked.

Israel Braces for Massive Cyber-Attack

The hacktivist group Anonymous plans to launch a massive cyber-attack against Israel, beginning Sunday and continuing through Holocaust Memorial Day Monday.

Israeli Skylark Drone a 'Game Changer'

The Israel Defense Forces is using a relatively new type of drone, developed by Elbit Systems, to save Israeli and Palestinian lives.

Kerry Heads to Mideast to Reboot Peace Talks

John Kerry heads to the Middle East this weekend to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Mahmoud Abbas to help estart stalled peace talks.

Terrorists Target Israel's Northern, Southern Borders

Israel came under fire from the north and the south on Tuesday and battled Palestinian rioters from within.

Defying Terrorism: A Playground in Israel's Heartland

Palestinians call it the West Bank. But Jewish people call it their biblical homeland.

Hamas Reelects Politburo Khaled Meshaal

At a meeting in Cairo Tuesday, 60 senior Hamas members reelected Khaled Meshaal as the Islamist group's political leader.

Israel's New Finance Minister Faces Tough Job

Newly appointed Finance Minister Yair Lapid has his work cut out for him, literally, cutting Israel's 30 billion shekel (about $8 billion) deficit.

Israel's Natural Gas Reservoir Begins Flowing

Israel has begunn delivering its first natural gas from the Tamar offshore reservoir, just four years after its discovery.