December 2008

Palestinian rockets reach Beersheva, trans-Israel highway
Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Missile slams into schoolhouse in 'capital of the Negev'; two wounded in attack on port of Ashdod
France presses Gaza ceasefire, Israel and US resist
Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2008
DM Barak surprises army by considering 48-hour truce; Olmert and Livni want to expand assault until Hamas begs for mercy
Netanyahu jumps into Gaza public relations fray
Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Opposition leader takes charge of campaign to explain Israel's Gaza assault to the international media
Onward Messianic soldier? Israeli believers weigh in on Gaza war
Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2008
As believers, are we permitted to use and support the use of force? Or are we restricted to 'turning the other cheek'?
Israel's use of force in Gaza: Excessive, or just right?
Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Legal expert explains that condemnation of Israel for 'excessive use of force' is illogical and has no legal basis
Egypt and Hizballah in war of words over Gaza
Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Egyptian FM mocks Hizballah as weak and disgraceful after Lebanese group urges Egyptians to rise up
Israeli FM tells al-Jazeera to shape up
Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Livni warns Arab news network that its one-sided coverage is stoking the flames of hatred, not advancing the cause of peace
Israel lets humanitarian aid into Gaza
Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Israel stresses fight is not against Gaza's civilians; Barak urges Gazans to get away from Hamas and its bases
Israeli wounded in another Samaria terror stabbing
Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Attack comes hours after Arab handyman rampaged through Jewish town wounding four local Israelis
US bombs play big role in Gaza assault
Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Israel uses first shipment of advanced US bunker-buster bombs to great effect against Gaza terrorists
Hamas slaughters Gazans who helped Israel
Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Palestinians who helped Israel in past escape when Gaza prison bombed, but locals step in and murder them
Israeli army opens YouTube channel
Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Footage of IDF strikes on Gaza to be uploaded regularly to counter claims of indiscriminate massacre
Report: Hamas hiding most potent missiles under Gaza hospital
Posted on Monday, December 29, 2008
Terrorists said to have huge weapons storage facility beneath Gaza's Shifra Hospital
Israel to press Gaza war; Hamas rockets continue to fall
Posted on Monday, December 29, 2008
Barak says Israel to expand Gaza assault; Netanyahu wants Hamas toppled; Gaza rocket kills Israeli Arab, wounds 15
ANALYSIS: Israeli kids grieved, Arab kids enthused by war
Posted on Monday, December 29, 2008
The way the children of both communities deal with war is indicative of the true roots of the conflict
Arab man stabs four Israelis north of Jerusalem
Posted on Monday, December 29, 2008
Jews attacked on way to synagogue; paramedic ambushed and seriously wounded
Hamas celebrates rocket attacks on Israel
Posted on Monday, December 29, 2008
Even as IAF destroys its symbols of power, Hamas pats itself on the back for killing and wounding Israelis
Besieged Israeli hospital treats injured Gaza Arabs
Posted on Monday, December 29, 2008
Dozens of Gaza Arabs receive treatment in Ashkelon, even as city continues to come under Palestinian rocket fire
Suicide bomber attacks anti-Israel protestors in Iraq
Posted on Monday, December 29, 2008
1 killed, 16 wounded when bomber rides bike into crowd protesting Israeli strikes on Gaza
Saudi, Iranian clerics call for attacks on Jews everywhere
Posted on Monday, December 29, 2008
Iranian leader says Muslims killed while attacking Jews will be considered 'martyrs'
Obama refuses to be pulled into Gaza debate
Posted on Monday, December 29, 2008
Spokesman for Obama says it wouldn't be right for president-elect to comment on Gaza while Bush is still in office
Jewish settlers face widespread discrimination
Posted on Monday, December 29, 2008
Survey finds government focuses on taking down Jews of Judea and Samaria, while ignoring crime elsewhere
Israel: We had no choice but to hit Gaza
Posted on Sunday, December 28, 2008
Israel embarks on PR campaign to counter images from Gaza and wild Arab accusations; Netanyahu pledges unity until Hamas is defeated
US, Australia back Gaza strike; rest of the world doesn't
Posted on Sunday, December 28, 2008
US, Australia blame Hamas alone for Gaza situation, while other leaders try to take more 'balanced' approach by also criticizing Israel
Israel prepares to invade Gaza; Hamas sends missiles deep into Israel
Posted on Sunday, December 28, 2008
Cabinet approves call-up of reserve forces; Hamas fires 150 rockets at Israel; first rockets ever hit port city of Ashdod
Arabs condemn Israel, but also displeased with Hamas
Posted on Sunday, December 28, 2008
Abbas, Egyptian FM slam Hamas for renewing rocket fire on Israel; Hamas reportedly preventing wounded from reaching Egypt
Over 200 terrorists killed in massive Israeli assault on Gaza
Posted on Sunday, December 28, 2008
Israel lulls Hamas into false sense of security before unleashing 'shock and awe' aerial strike on Gaza
Livni: Enough is enough; Israel prepares to attack Gaza
Posted on Thursday, December 25, 2008
Israeli FM rebuffs Egyptian demands for restraint after more than 80 rockets pound southern Israel; Hamas taunts Jerusalem
Hamas rockets hurt more Palestinians than Israelis
Posted on Thursday, December 25, 2008
Nearly 100 Hamas rocket fail to seriously wound any Israelis, but put six Palestinians in the hospital after misfiring
Latest polls give Netanyahu strong right-wing government
Posted on Thursday, December 25, 2008
Right-wing bloc predicted to win commanding 66 seats in next Knesset; left-wing set to drop to just 42 seats
Half of Palestinians support killing Jews
Posted on Thursday, December 25, 2008
Poll shows many Palestinians still want terror and 'peace'; Palestinians also describe themselves as 'religious'
Bethlehem fills with Christmas pilgrims
Posted on Thursday, December 25, 2008
Thousands attend Christmas Mass; reduction in terror has resulted in boom for local tourism industry
Palestinians arrested for raping UN aid worker
Posted on Thursday, December 25, 2008
Three young Arabs arrested on charges of raping and robbing 60-year-old UN employee
Israel blamed as dozens of rockets hit Negev towns
Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Hamas says Israel responsible for 60-rocket barrage on Negev; Egypt reportedly now backs Israeli invasion of Gaza
Hamas lawmakers push Sharia Law on Palestinians
Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Bill calls for whipping those who drink alcohol, severing hands of thieves; death reserved for those who aid Israel
Arab media calls Syria's bluff on peace
Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Major Arab newspaper says if Syria was serious about peace, it would need to cut Iran ties, which it isn't
Hamas mulls extending truce, fires more rockets
Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Hamas leaders talk of new ceasefire, even as terrorists fire more rockets at southern Israel; Israeli towns hold massive rocket drill
Netanyahu, most Israelis say peace not worth Golan Heights
Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Likud leader says gov't headed by his party will never cede Golan; poll shows most Israelis back that position
Tourist finds cache of ancient gold coins in Jerusalem
Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2008
British volunteer on dig in 'City of David' makes astounding find; coins date to rule of Roman Emperor Heraclius
Gaza ceasefire put more Israelis in danger, security chief confirms
Posted on Monday, December 22, 2008
Hamas used period of calm to import more long-range rockets; can now threaten 800,000 Israelis
Venezuela's Chavez helps Syria violate Iran sanctions
Posted on Monday, December 22, 2008
Venezuelan aircraft reportedly ferrying ballistic missile parts from Iran to Syria in violation of UN sanctions
Israel's water crisis continues to worsen
Posted on Monday, December 22, 2008
Less than half of average rainfall so far this winter; officials expect severe water restrictions come spring
Gaza truce ends, rockets rain down on Israel
Posted on Sunday, December 21, 2008
Over 50 rockets and mortars hit southern Israel over weekend; one person wounded, home and youth center destroyed
Chances for Israeli-Syrian peace dim
Posted on Sunday, December 21, 2008
Assad wants all of the Golan, but tells EU diplomats he will never meet Israeli demand that he stop sponsoring terror groups
Jimmy Carter proudly becomes Hamas advisor
Posted on Sunday, December 21, 2008
Former US president says he tried to help Hamas leaders determine demands for hostage Israeli soldier
Gaza ceasefire to expire on Friday
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2008
Israelis say truce is already over as 16 rockets slam into Negev towns; one rocket hits local shopping mall
Britain expands war on Israeli settlements
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2008
UK warns its citizens against buying homes in Judea and Samaria; PM Brown pledges continued aid to Arab war on settlements
Barak warns Iran nukes could target US, too
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2008
DM stresses that Iranian nuclear weapons won't only threaten Israel; bomb could be put on ship and sailed into US port
Israel signs deal to help developing countries
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2008
Cooperative deal with UN will have Israel train struggling African nations in agriculture and water management
US, UN try to handcuff Israel before Netanyahu is elected
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2008
UN Security Council passes US-sponsored resolution declaring everything offered in negotiations is 'irreversible'
Gaza rocket barrage targets Israeli port
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Several rockets hit sensitive port area; nearly 250 rockets over past week, over 10,000 in past eight years
Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty visits Jerusalem
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Popular Republican figure meets with Olmert to discuss greater cooperation between Israel and Minnesota
Palestinian 'peace' ads greet Israeli drivers
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Highway billboard paid for by Palestinian Authority urges Israelis to surrender their land for promise of peace
Report: Palestinian elections in April, Abbas won't run
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Abbas wants elections for both parliament and presidency; Hamas could win both
There is no 'moderate' Islam, Dutch lawmaker tells Israelis
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2008
Dutch MP explains at Jerusalem conference that all Muslims - radical or 'moderate' - seek global domination one way or another
200,000 celebrate Hamas anniversary in Gaza
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2008
Huge turnout for terror group's birthday shows most Palestinians still support Hamas
Poll: Israelis want to keep Hebron
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2008
Violent eviction of Jews from Hebron house strengthens emotional ties to biblical city among most Israelis
Jimmy Carter cozies up to Syrian and Hamas despots
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008
Former president tells Syria that Obama will befriend it, despite support for terrorists and Iran
Israelis not pleased with Obama's 'nuclear umbrella' offer
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008
Why would Obama-ruled US attack Iran later if it won't even stop it now? Striking after Israel's destruction would pose even more problems
Israel wants to renew Gaza truce, let Hamas rebuild and try again
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2008
DM official says Israel knows Hamas wants to destroy it, but current leaders would rather wait group out than defeat it
Livni suggests she will transfer Arabs out of Israel
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2008
Kadima leader appears to adopt what she previously labeled 'racist' policy; also indicates she won't bring Gilad Shalit home
Gaza sends missiles, Israel sends money
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2008
Despite ongoing rocket fire from Gaza, DM Barak approves transfer of $25 million to Hamas regime
UN chief tries to block Israeli ambassador's speech
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2008
General Assembly president fails to silence Israeli envoy, but let's anti-Israel representatives speak after her
Iranian VP wants to destroy Israel, after earlier calling it a 'friend'
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2008
Months ago, Iranian VP said the Islamic Republic was a friend of Israel; now he wants destruction of Jewish state to be global goal
Israel sends post-trauma help to Mumbai
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2008
Team of Israeli experts discretely dispatched to terror-struck Indian city to help prevent onset of post-traumatic stress
Israelis and Palestinians reach secret peace deal, says Blair
Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Blair tells Palestinian newspaper that Olmert and Abbas have agreed to unsigned secret deal that will bind next government
Olmert and Barak deflect calls to attack Gaza
Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Most cabinet ministers want crushing military response to rockets; Barak says he will respond how and when he decides
Muslim growth rate declining in Israel
Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Further evidence that talk of a demographic threat to Israel is false; Jewish majority stable West of Jordan River
Netanyahu's Likud chooses strong right-wing election list
Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Party veterans, right-wing activists finish strong in Likud primary; many of top Netanyahu recruits fail to place well
Iran preparing for war?
Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Islamic Republic reportedly takes up strategic positions in Africa, triples ballistic missile arsenal
Gov't tells Israelis they're irresponsible to live near Gaza
Posted on Monday, December 08, 2008
Now even parts of pre-1967 Israel are viewed as "disputed"; what happens when Tel Aviv comes under fire?
Israelis support Palestinian state, but view it as a threat
Posted on Monday, December 08, 2008
In apparent effort to be politically correct, Israelis back creation of Palestinian state they know poses a danger
Olmert demonizes settlers as instigators of 'pogrom'
Posted on Sunday, December 07, 2008
PM compares Jews who insist they acted in self defense to Russian butchers of Jews in 1800s
Israel brings NATO up to speed on Iran threat
Posted on Sunday, December 07, 2008
Iran developing missile that would threaten Europe; IAEA chief admits EU-led diplomacy has failed to halt Iran nukes
Livni: Time for Israel to reevaluate Gaza policy
Posted on Sunday, December 07, 2008
Now that she's running for prime minister, Livni is in favor of harsh military action against Gaza terrorists
Palestinian diplomat: America is still our enemy
Posted on Sunday, December 07, 2008
PA leader Mahmoud Abbas' ambassador to Lebanon says friendly relations with US are all a show
Palestinian Authority blacklists Al Jazeera
Posted on Sunday, December 07, 2008
Abbas unhappy with media criticism of his government, too much coverage of Hamas
Israel enacts harsh new junk email law
Posted on Sunday, December 07, 2008
No commercial or charitable solicitations without explicit permission; victims can sue spammers without proof
Jews violently evicted from Hebron house
Posted on Friday, December 05, 2008
Olmert, Barak order soldiers to descend suddenly on unsuspecting Hebron Jews and clear them from home they had purchased
Israel may attack Iran without US approval
Posted on Thursday, December 04, 2008
Israeli air force training for strike on Iran that bypasses or otherwise avoids contact with US air forces in Iraq
Olmert alludes to looming 'West Bank' evacuations
Posted on Thursday, December 04, 2008
PM says an unstoppable process has started that will ultimately uproot 'tens of thousands' of Jews
Israel mourns, asks tough questions after Mumbai attacks
Posted on Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Jewish victims laid to rest, as Israelis insist on greater cooperation in war on Islamic terror
Jews, Arabs attack each other in Jerusalem
Posted on Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Jews stab Arab man after Jewish yeshiva student beaten unconscious by Arabs; police fear extension of Hebron riots
Gaza mortars damage lines supplying territory with power
Posted on Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Israel directly supplies Gaza with 70 percent of its electriciy needs
Israel says no NATO troops in 'West Bank'
Posted on Wednesday, December 03, 2008
Statements made day after Obama chooses James Jones as NSA; Jones wants to deploy NATO to Judea-Samaria
Arabs crack Jewish teen's skull in Hebron
Posted on Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Jewish boy seriously wounded by Arabs attacking Jewish-owned house in Hebron; Arabs complain when Jews respond in kind
Israel pleased with Clinton as secretary of state
Posted on Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Believe more hawkish Clinton will offset naive Obama; Arab world less enthusiastic, sees continuation of status quo
European plan to take leading role in Mideast worries Israel
Posted on Tuesday, December 02, 2008
EU document calls for heavy pressure on Israel to meet Arab 'peace' demands, including division of Jerusalem
'Olmert pays for Sderot defenses with settler blood'
Posted on Tuesday, December 02, 2008
PM reportedly orders army to reduce protection of 'West Bank' settlements to pay for defense of Sderot and Gaza Belt towns
Israeli prevents Libyan ship from reaching Gaza
Posted on Monday, December 01, 2008
Cargo ship from Tripoli was highest profile effort yet to break Israeli blockade of Hamas-ruled Gaza
Israeli Arab gov't minister tells beauty queen to stay at home
Posted on Monday, December 01, 2008
Arab minister crowns Arab beauty queen, then chastises her for not staying at home, having kids and backing her husband
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