June 2009 Headlines

Trial Brings Light to Treatment of Messianic Jews

A long-awaited trial is underway in Beersheva, where a Messianic congregation is suing the city's chief rabbi and a powerful anti-missionary organization.

Amid Controversy, Jewish Settlers Speak Out

President Barack Obama has called for a total freeze on all construction in Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria.

Netanyahu Backs Israel's Foreign Minister

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed support for Israel's Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman after French President Nicolas Sarkozy's suggestion that he be fired.

Spain Won't Prosecute Israelis

The Spanish National Court ruled Tuesday that a Spanish judge must stop his pursuit of war crimes charges against seven Israeli officials.

Iranian Reaches out to His People from Israel

What are the Iranians saying to the outside world? One of those listening is an Iranian-born Israeli who's been talking with Iranians for years.

Hezbollah, Hariri Supporters Fight in Beirut

A gunbattle between supporters of Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri and Hezbollah forces too place Sunday in Beirut.

Israel's Sela Wins at Wimbledon

Dudi Sela made history at Wimbledon when he became the first Israeli man in 20 years to advance to the fourth round of the prestigious tournament.

Hamas Rejects Demilitarized Palestinian State Idea

Speaking from Damascus on Thursday, exiled Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal rejected Israel's call for a demilitarized Palestinian state.

Israel Marks Shalit's Kidnapping

Thursday marked three years since Palestinian terrorists kidnapped Israel Defense Forces Cpl. Gilad Shalit.

J'lem Mayor Shuns Gay Parade

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat will not attend Thursday's 'Gay Pride' march, saying the reasons are "my own."

Settlement Issue Delays Israel-U.S. Meeting

U.S. Middle East envoy George Mitchell said the meeting was cancelled due to the ongoing dispute over construction in the West Bank.

Netanyahu to Visit France, Italy

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu left for his first European trip on Tuesday to Italy and France.

PM Extends Mossad Chief's Tenure

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu extended the tenure of Mossad chief Meir Dagan for another year.

Israel PM Stresses a Demilitarized Future Palestine

Israel had every right to insist on demilitarization of a future Palestinian state, the prime minister said.

Israeli Poll: Obama Not Pro-Israel

Israeli perceptions of President Barack Obama's administration as "pro-Israel" have dropped substantially, according to a new poll.

Wilders: Israel the West's First Defense Line

Geert Wilders says Israel is the Western world's "first line of defense" in the war being conducted by radical Islamists.

Red Cross Calls for Shalit Visit

The International Committee of the Red Cross issued a rare criticism of the terrorist group Hamas Thursday.

Israeli Hi-Tech Makes Waves at Paris Expo

Several Israeli inventions made waves at the 48th Paris Air Show, with twelve Israeli companies featuring their advanced aerial technology.

Israeli Prime Minister's Speech

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's address at Bar-Ilan University in its entirety.

Israelis Oppose Settlement Construction Halt

Israelis Oppose Settlement Construction Halt

PA Family Hangs Teen 'Collaborator'

A Palestinian family tortured and killed a teenage son suspected of "collaborating" with Israel.

Trial of Chief Rabbi Begins

The trial against Beersheva's chief Sephardic rabbi and the Yad L'achim anti-missionary organization opened on Wednesday morning.

The Jewish Messiah in the Holocaust

If Jesus had been in Auschwitz, he would have died a nameless victim with a number on his arm.

IDF Foils Attack at Gaza Border

Israel Defense Forces troops foiled a major terror attack near the Karni crossing with the Gaza Strip.

U.S. Pressures Israel to Start Talks

U.S. PresidentObama instructed Mideast envoy George Mitchell to pressure Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to restart negotiations with the Palestinians immediately.

Settler Youth Rebuild Outpost

Despite increasing international pressure to cease settling the land of their forefathers, Israelis will not be deterred.

Muslims Happy with Obama's Speech

Muslim reaction to U.S. President Barack Obama's speech, delivered in Cairo Thursday morning, was very positive.

Muslims Happy with Obama's Speech

Muslim reaction to U.S. President Barack Obama's speech, delivered in Cairo Thursday morning, was very positive.

PM: New Envoy for Shalit Negotiations

Netanyahu appointed Hagai Hadas to lead negotiations for the release of captured Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Cpl. Gilad Shalit.

Hamas: Fight the Palestinian Authority

Hamas called on the Arab population to fight PA security forces in the same way they fight the Israeli "occupation."

PM: No Freeze on Natural Growth

Netanyahu is sticking by his decision to allow construction in existing Israeli settlements in the West Bank to accommodate natural growth.