December 2007

Hizballah back on Israel's border
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2007
UN resolution ending 2006 Lebanon war was supposed to keep Hizballah out of range of Israeli population centers
Knesset committee blames IDF for war failures
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2007
IDF reservists bust into committee meeting room to demand Knesset hold government responsible for wartime failures
Bin Laden directly threatens Israel
Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007
Al Qaeda leader tells Palestinians he will expand his group's terrorist activities to Israel until Jewish state is eradicated
Israel takes greater pains to avoid Palestinian casualties
Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007
Improved coordination between Israeli air and ground forces means only one civilian is killed for every 30 terrorists taken out
Palestinians exploit European aid for terror
Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007
West Bank terrorists caught trying to transfer bomb-making chemicals to Gaza disguised as sacks of sugar from European Union
IDF hunts for killers of Israeli hikers
Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007
Troops enter hospital in Hebron to search for terrorists wounded during attack on Israeli hikers; Palestinian PM expresses remorse over killings
More rockets and roadside bombs in Gaza
Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2007
15 rockets and mortars hit southern Israel over weekend; IDF patrols along Gaza fence attacked by roadside bombs
Bhutto wanted ties with Israel, sought Mossad protection
Posted on Friday, December 28, 2007
Slain popular Pakistani opposition leader conveyed desire to forge warm ties with Israel, pleaded for Mossad protection in run-up to election
Report: Olmert bows to US, halts Jerusalem construction
Posted on Friday, December 28, 2007
Army Radio reports that Olmert has ordered a full freeze on the constrution of all Jewish housing in Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem
Palestinians murder Israeli hikers
Posted on Friday, December 28, 2007
Terrorist gunmen approach hikers in all terrain vehicle, open fire at close range; armed Israelis return fire, killing at least one terrorist
Leftist leader wants US to 'rape' Israel
Posted on Friday, December 28, 2007
Editor of Ha'aretz newspaper recently told Condoleezza Rice that Israel wants to be raped diplomatically by the Bush Administration
Egypt further shifts blame to Israel
Posted on Friday, December 28, 2007
Egyptian president says Israeli FM "crossed the line" by criticizing his nation's failure to prevent terrorist arms smuggling into Gaza
Israel to trade killers for soldier
Posted on Friday, December 28, 2007
Egypt reportedly convinces Israel to give in to Hamas demands to free jailed terrorists who have killed Israelis
Gaza terrorists nearly down Israeli helicopter
Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2007
Israeli forces operating in Gaza kill five terrorists, wound many more day after 11 terrorist rockets pound southern town of Sderot
Tension builds between Israel and Egypt
Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Israel demands Egypt do more to curb Gaza arms smuggling; Cairo tells Israel to mind its own business, accuses pro-Israel lobby of harming relations with US
Rockets hit southern Israel; Jew nearly lynched in Ramallah
Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Israeli woman treated for shock following barrage on Sderot; young Israeli businessman nearly lynched after entering Ramallah
40 Iranian Jews come home
Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Jewish Agency smuggled group via third country, bringing to 250 the number of Jews who have fled Iran for Israel this year
Bethlehem packed for Christmas
Posted on Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Jesus' birthplace hosts Christmas tourists for first time in seven years; Abbas tells Christians he will soon wrest control of area from Jews
Morning rush-hour disrupted by Arab rockets
Posted on Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Rockets land in Ashkelon and Sderot as local residents are on way to school, work; no injuries or damage reported
Olmert gov't slammed over prisoner release policy
Posted on Monday, December 24, 2007
Government to reassess Israeli policy of not releasing Palestinians who have murdered Israelis in order to meet Abbas demands
IDF educates Israelis for missile attack
Posted on Monday, December 24, 2007
Educational campaign announced days after Syria threatens to strike Israeli nuclear reactor; study predicts Israel would win nuclear exchange with Iran
Israel kills Hamas men, as Olmert rejects ceasefire
Posted on Monday, December 24, 2007
Hamas men targeted as they approach Gaza security fence after rockets pound southern Israel; Olmert gov't rejects idea of ceasefire
Hamas radio from Jerusalem's Temple Mount
Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2007
Islamic terror group starts daily broadcasts from Judaism's holiest site, while Jews and Christians are denied right to ascend the holy hill
Arabs desecrate tombs of biblical heroes
Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2007
Jewish worshippers find tombs of Joshua and Caleb covered in garbage and human and animal feces
Palestinian rocket slams into Israeli schoolyard
Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2007
IDF intel chief says Israel's response to Gaza rockets too limited, calls lack of Israeli casualties in such attacks a "miracle"
Israel prepares for Iranian missiles
Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2007
Special nuclear bunkers reportedly installed at PM's home and office; massive command center bunker constructed outside Jerusalem
Israel mulls new Jerusalem neighborhood
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Planned for northeastern side of the capital, would be largest Jewish neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem; to be built on Jewish-owned lands
US, Britain to raise more funds for Palestinians
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Western powers to put on investors conference in Bethlehem next year, after successful Paris gathering netted $7.4 billion for Palestinian cause
6 female soldiers wounded by Arab rocket
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007
Gaza-based terrorists fire more than 20 rockets and mortars into southern Israel; Palestinian leaders call Israeli military response a "crime"
Palestinians score big at Paris donors conference
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007
In addition to receiving $2 billion more than they were asking, Palestinians also win global condemnation of minor Israeli building project
Despite rising poverty, Gazans still love Hamas
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Poll shows that US belief Palestinians will drop support for an isolated Hamas is false; those who harm Israel will always find backing
Israel kills 10 Gaza terrorists, sparking rocket barrage
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Series of ground and air raids launched after Palestinian rocket attack wounds 3-year-old Israeli boy playing in his living room
Israelis among top scientists of 2007
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Researchers from Tel Aviv University honored for advances in artificial intelligence and treatment of Parkinson's disease
Israel Police ready for Christian crazies
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2007
Every year, Israeli authorities say 30-40 Christian visitors develop "Jerusalem Syndrome" believing themselves to be biblical characters
UN: Gaza fading fast; Rice: It's Hamas' fault
Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007
UN chief appears to once again blame Israel for dire humanitarian situation in Gaza; but Rice sets the record straigh by pointing the finger at Hamas
Israeli child wounded by Gaza rocket fire
Posted on Monday, December 17, 2007
Three-year-old lightly wounded while playing at home; US weighs options to help unwilling Egypt curb smuggling of terrorist arms into Gaza
Israel tries to convince US of Iran intel report error
Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2007
Unscheduled delegation of intelligence officers sent to Washington to present American intelligence with evidence of Iranian nuke program
Study: Palestinians polluting Israeli groundwater
Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2007
Pollution from Palestinian municipal and industrial waste seeping into mountain aquifers before Israel can clean it
Bush to give $500 million more to Palestinians
Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2007
US to make major contribution toward $5.6 billion being requested by Palestinians; Israeli FM warns against bolstering Palestinians at Israel's expense
Americans firmly back Israel against Arabs
Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2007
62% of respondents in new survey say they back Israel in its conflict with the Palestinian Arabs; only 9% take the other side
Arabs fire rocket, stab elderly Jewish woman
Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2007
Rocket from Gaza damages factory in southern Israel; Palestinian assailant stabs elderly Jewish woman in the head in Ashkelon
Renewed Israeli-Palestinian negotiations collapse
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007
Palestinian side comes out swinging; Israelis fire back, noting the Palestinians have yet to meet their most basic peace commitment
Blair refuses to recognize 'Jewish state'
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007
Quartet envoy tells Israeli lawmakers he too would be wary of giving any more land to the Palestinians, but insists Israel must do so anyway
Israeli billionaire to the rescue as more rockets hit south
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007
Three more rockets hit Sderot, as Israeli-Russian industrialist pledges to fortify threatened homes the government refuses to defend
Hamas complicit in persecution of Gaza Christians
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007
Ruling Islamic faction verbally condemns persecution of Gaza Christians, but fails to actually arrest or punish the perpetrators
US Jews less concerned about Israel, will vote for Hillary
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2007
Decreasing number of US Jews see supporting Israel as central to their faith and ethnicity; most will vote for Hillary in upcoming election
Israel: We must be in on Iran talks
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Former Israeli spy-master says Israel must be in on any US-Iran talks; security chiefs and Iranian exiles insist Iran still seeking nuclear weapons
Palestinian rockets pound Sderot; mayor resigns in protest
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Barrage of 18 rockets slams into southern Israel town; gov't refuses to launch broad military response, prompting mayor's resignation
Hamas and Fatah closer than West thinks
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Groups holding reconciliation talks, despite US and Israeli warnings that peace cannot be made with Palestinian Authority and includes Hamas
Israeli forces move into southern Gaza
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Large ground force kills six armed terrorists, nabs 60 more during intense fighting; four Israeli soldiers wounded by anti-tank missiles
Israel surrendering to US dictates, laments lawmaker
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Indefinite suspension of building project in Jerusalem suburb result of American pressure, says Israeli Knesset member
Israel practices distribution of water rations
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Security and emergency forces simulate devastating rocket attack on central Israel town; experts warn West Bank pullout will make it a reality
'Conflict with Iran unavoidable'
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2007
Envoy warns that if Iran does not start to cooperate on nuke program, and stop threatening Israel, there will be war
Israeli activists plant new settlements
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2007
Thousands march on empty hilltops in Judea and Samaria to declare them part of Jewish state, light Hanukkah candles there
250,000 Israelis soon under Hamas rocket threat
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2007
Israel's security minister says Gaza-based terrorists will soon be able to threaten vast population center with growing missile arsenal
Israel tries to lure Israelis back
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2007
Immigration Ministry launches campaign to entice some 700,000 Israelis living abroad to return to Jewish state
Israel won't shy away from striking Iran
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2007
Despite US intelligence report suggesting Iran dropped nuke program, Israel unconvinced and will still defend itself
Palestinians reject compromise peace deal
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2007
Palestinian parliament moves ahead with bill outlawing compromise with Israel over Jerusalem; Abbas says no to provisional sovereignty to test Palestinian sincerity
Jewish settlers will declare independence before evacuating
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2007
Grassroots right-wing movement makes plans for secession from Israel if gov't moves ahead with surrender of Judea and Samaria
Foreign investors bullish on Israeli markets
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2007
US-based venture capital funds rate Israel their top location for expanding overseas investments; financier says Israel's life sciences expertise could make Jewish state the 'world's laboratory'
Sarkozy: Absence of 'Palestine' an injustice
Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2007
French president demands immediate creation of Palestinian state, claims it will lead to victory in the war on Islamic terrorism
Palestinian radio celebrates Hitler
Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2007
Program on Abbas-controlled radio lauds Hitler's victories and heroism, while ignoring the systematic slaughter of Europe's Jews
Israel angered by Egypt's breaking of Gaza seal
Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2007
Egypt opens Gaza-Sinai border for annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca, but Israel says many terrorists also got through and went to Iran for training
Palestinian cop killed in firefight with Israeli soldiers
Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2007
Palestinian police mistake undercover Israeli unit for criminals and open fire; local Arabs violently confront Israeli soldiers who arrive to extract the unit
IDF ready to invade Gaza, says army chief
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Broad ground incursion remains only way to curb terrorist artillery attacks and crush Hamas military machine, say experts
Palestinians blast Israeli construction in Jerusalem
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Relatively routine construction of 300 new apartments in southern Jerusalem neighborhood set to turn into next international crisis
Israeli Arabs unsatisfied with two-state solution
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Leaders of Israel's Arab minority say they demand autonomy in addition to creation of Arab state in Land of Israel; MKs boycott session commemorating UN recognition of Jewish state
Bush to make first presidential visit to Israel
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2007
President wants to maintain momentum created by Annapolis summit; Rice says the US will also throw more money at the Palestinians
Olmert strongly criticized for freeing Palestinian terrorists
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Terror victims organization reports that terrorists freed from Israeli jails have gone on to kill at least 177 Israelis over past decade
Israel rejects US assessment on Iran nukes
Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2007
US intel agencies say Iran halted nuclear program in 2003; Israel says it has since resumed quest for atomic bomb
Scholar decries apathy toward Palestinian Christians
Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Israeli human rights lawyer warns that no Arab Christians will remain in Holy Land in 10 years unless West curbs Muslim persecution
Israeli health care in decline
Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2007
Too few hospital beds, nurses and doctors lead to relatively high infant mortality rate and relatively low life expectancy
Palestinian police murdered young Jewish father
Posted on Monday, December 03, 2007
Israeli army reveals that Mahmoud Abbas' own forces carried out fatal drive-by shooting as he was talking peace in America
Temple Institute readies crown for new high priest
Posted on Monday, December 03, 2007
Craftsman work for over a year to perfectly recreate biblical high priest crown; next task is readying of blueprints for Third Temple
Jailed terrorist icons receive Knesset delegation
Posted on Monday, December 03, 2007
Israeli lawmakers lend legitimacy to blood-soaked Arab killers, as Israel sets free more than 400 who have not yet succeeded in killing Jews
'Olmert gave us the Temple Mount,' say Palestinians
Posted on Sunday, December 02, 2007
Senior Palestinian negotiator says Olmert lied when he told nation Temple Mount was not on chopping block
Israel on alert for 'dirty bomb' attack
Posted on Sunday, December 02, 2007
Security forces on high alert at all ports and border crossings; experts warn that 'dirty bombs' are frighteningly easy to prepare
Palestinians reiterate firm 'NO' to a Jewish state
Posted on Sunday, December 02, 2007
Palestinian leader Abbas says he is prepared to accept Israel as a country populated by Jews and other peoples, and nothing more
Yet another earthquake shakes Israel
Posted on Sunday, December 02, 2007
Fourth tremor to hit the region in less than two weeks registers at 4.1 on Richter scale; epicenter is again the Dead Sea
Druze relations continue to sour
Posted on Sunday, December 02, 2007
Jewish and Druze leaders hold tense meeting aimed at reconciliation; another Druze attack on Jews taints gathering
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