June 2013 Headlines

Israel Biblical Lands Target of 'Agricultural Jihad'

Palestinians still refuse to recognize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state. They also want their land and are using creative new methods to try and take it.

Netanyahu: 'Peace Is Founded on Security'

Speaking at a ceremony marking the 109th anniversary of the death of Theodor Herzl, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a bi-national state and said security is paramount.

'Flames' Creeping Up on Hezbollah's Leader

Lebanese-based Hezbollah chief Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah may have fanned the fires by sending troop reinforcements to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Evidence of Rome's Jerusalem Siege Unearthed

Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists discovered evidence of the siege in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago.

Netanyahu: 'Peace Is Founded on Security'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected the concept of a bi-national state and said security is paramount.

IDF Chief: 'Flames' Creeping Up on Nasrallah

IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz told graduating air force cadets that Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah may have fanned the fires by sending reinforcements to Bashar Assad.

What Developments in Iran, Syria Mean for Israel

Several major developments are taking place in the Middle East that could have serious implications for the State of Israel.

IDF Uncovers Weapons Cache in Nablus

In an overnight sting operation in Nablus based on intelligence information, Israeli soldiers uncovered a sizable weapons cache.

Fatah Official: PA Ready to Meet with Israel

Senior Fatah official Jabril Rajoub says the Palestinian Authority is ready to resume peace negotiations with Israel.

Archaeologists Unearth Roman-era Road to Jerusalem

A team of Israeli archaeologists unearthed a section of a major road between the Mediterranean coastal city of Jaffa and Jerusalem.

Nigeria to Prosecute Hezbollah Terror Cell

Nigeria says three Lebanese men with a massive weapons cache were members of Hezbollah. The weapons were meant to be used against Americans and Israelis.

European Anti-Semitism Continues to Rise

There seems to be no end in sight to rising anti-Semitism in Europe.

Kerry Hopes to Rekindle Israeli-PA Peace Talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will return to Israel Thursday hoping to arrange a meeting between the two Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

IDF Drills for Jihadist Attacks

The exercise drilled responses to scenarios from commandeering buildings, kidnappings, mass shootings and the like, simulating dozens of civilian deaths and injuries.

Israel's Iron Dome Intercepts Two Gaza Rockets

Palestinian terror cells in the Gaza Strip fired six rockets at Israel Sunday evening, setting off the Color Red air raid system in Beersheva and Netivot.

Netanyahu Invites TV Viewers to 'Experience Israel'

Last year, Netanyahu said the goal of the project is to draw more visitors by showing "the other Israel" so people can see "this is a fun country."

UN Accuses Israel of Abusing Palestinian Children

The U.N. Committee on the Rights of the Child claimed Israeli soldiers and police torture Palestinian children while questioning them and use them as human shields.

Guard Kills Suspected Terrorist near Western Wall

There was tragedy at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City early Friday when a private security guard shot and killed a man he suspected was a terrorist.

American Writers, Bloggers Explore Israel

The America-Israel Friendship League recently sent a delegation of writers and bloggers to Israel to learn more about the heart and face of this tiny country.

Centrifuges Spin on as West Sizes Up 'New' Iran

After eight bombastic years under former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iran has a new president. His name is Sayyed Hassan Rowhani.

New Palestinian PM Resigns over 'Dispute over His Powers'

Newly appointed Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah submitted his resignation just two weeks after being sworn in.

Iranian President-Elect Linked to 1994 Terror Attack

Iranian President-elect Haassan Rowhani served on the committee that approved the 1994 terror attack on a Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires.

Israeli Lawmaker Criticizes Peres' Costly Birthday Bash

Not everyone was happy with Israeli President Shimon Peres' 90th birthday celebration gala Tuesday evening.

Egyptian Official Spreads Blood Libel

In an interview posted on al-Hafez television, Egyptian politician Khaled Zaafrani smilingly repeats an age-old blood libel.

Arab Mob Attacks Car in East Jerusalem

Police rescued two Israeli Jews just in time Wednesday morning after Israeli Arabs bombarded their car with rocks, smashing all the windows.

Israel's President Peres Honored on 90th Birthday

Israeli President Shimon Peres celebrated his 90th birthday with a host of celebrities and diplomats Tuesday evening.

Rockets Fired at Ashkelon

At least one rocket didn't make it into Israel, exploding on the Gaza side of the border.

Israeli Budget Passes 1st Knesset Reading

The 2013-2014 State budget passed its first reading Monday night by a 58-44 vote.

Russia Providing Drones to Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin is providing "concrete military assistance" to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

Egyptian Performers Denounce Brotherhood

The government of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi continues efforts to impose Islamist ideology on all its citizenry.

Is a Third Intifada Brewing in Israel?

There's been talk that a third intifada -- armed Palestinian uprising -- may be brewing. Some dismiss the notion as baseless while others sense it's true.

Israeli PM Expects No 'Genuine Change' in Iran

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Western countries Sunday they shouldn't be fooled by Iran's new president who many are calling a "moderate."

Syrian Forces, Rebels Have Israel in the Crosshairs

Whatever the eventual outcome of Syria's civil war, both Assad and the rebel forces have Israel in the crosshairs.

Israelis Thrill to Formula One 'Peace Road Show'

An estimated 100,000 people lined the streets to see some of the fastest cars on earth drive through one of the oldest cities in the world.

Jerusalem Bureau Team Wins Photo Contest

A photograph by the CBN News Jerusalem Bureau team won one of the top awards at this year's Festival of Lights in the capital's Old City.

Syrian Doctor Sends Note with Wounded Man

A critically wounded Syrian is being treated at an Israeli hospital if Safed, the closest medical center to the northern border.

'Summer Camp' in the Gaza Strip

It's summertime again and for kids in the Gaza Strip, that means dressing up like jihadists and learning how to fight the Zionist enemy.

Austria Begins Withdrawing Peacekeepers from Golan

Israel's border with Syria is getting increasingly tense.

Poll: Leaving Judea, Samaria Would Harm Security

Palestinians want all of Judea and Samaria -- also known as the West Bank -- for a future Palestinian state. Some claim all of Israel, too.

Cairo: Cabinet Minister Talks of War with US, Israel

An Egyptian official spoke about war with the United States and Israel during a cabinet meeting officiated by President Mohammed Morsi.

Google Purchases Israeli Startup Waze

Google announced Tuesday the acquisition of Waze, a popular Israeli mapping service for an estimated $1.3 billion.

Israeli Minister: Iran Plans 'Nuclear Arsenal'

The United States, Israel and Europe are all underestimating the scale of Iran's military nuclear ambitions.

State Sec'y Kerry Postpones Fifth Trip to Israel

U.S. Secretary of State won't be returning to Israel this week for his fifth attempt to restart talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Fit for a King: Find Testifies to David's Royalty

Eilat Mazar discoverS an ancient structure near Jerusalem that supports the biblical accounts of King David and his son Solomon.

Where Did Jesus Teach the Lord's Prayer?

Some historians say Jesus probably taught "The Lord's Prayer" many times and in many places.


Did David, Solomon Exist? Dig Refutes Naysayers

Did characters like David and Solomon really exists? CBN News met with two archaeologists who are digging up parts of David's life that supports the biblical accounts.

Russia Deploys Warships to Mediterranean

Russia delivered on its promise to deploy warships to the Mediterranean Sea, a plan that's been in the works for decades.

JNF Will Not Fund Clinton Speech

The Jewish National Fund will not help fund former U.S. President Bill Clinton's address honoring President Shimon Peres' 90th birthday.

Palestinian Authority Swears in New Government

The Palestinian Authority swore in its new government Thursday under newly appointed Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah.

King David's Palace Brings Biblical Account to Life

Israeli archaeologist Eilat Mazar announced to the world in 2005 she had uncovered the ruins of King David's palace in Jerusalem.

Assad's Forces Recapture Golan Crossing

Syrian troops regained control of the Quneitra Crossing by midday Thursday, after rebel forces took temporary control of the area earlier in the day.

Netanyahu Urges P.A. to 'Give Peace a Chance'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu again urged the Palestinian Authority to return to the negotiating table to "give peace a chance."

Zion Website Lets Christians be 'Shofar for Israel'

For decades, Paul Wilbur has been known around the world for his Messianic music and worship concerts.

Israel Marks Six-Day War's 46th Anniversary

Forty-six years ago Wednesday, Israeli pilots carried out a preemptive strike on the Egyptian Air Force, effectively grounding the entire fleet.

Jordan Orders 300+ Websites Blocked

Jordanian citizens will be unable to access more than 300 Internet sites not registered with the government, the Committee to Protect Journalists reported on its website.

U.S. Bases in Gulf on High Alert

With Syria's ongoing civil war and Iraq experiencing its worst upsurge in violence in years, American bases in the Persian Gulf have been put on heightened alert.

Turkey's Erdogan Unmoved as 2nd Protestor Killed

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told reporters in Morocco Monday the situation would return to normal in a few days.

State Sec'y Kerry Praises P.A.'s New Prime Minister

On Sunday, P.A. leader Mahmoud Abbas announced that Rami Hamdallah would replace outgoing Prime Minister Salaam Fayyad.

Israeli Family Donates Kidney to Palestinian Child

A 10-year-old Palestinian youngster can look forward to a new life thanks to a skilled Israeli medical team and a Jewish family who believes every life is worth saving.