December 2012

'Jesus' prayer shawls cause minor uproar in Jerusalem
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012
Anti-missionary groups outraged to find merchants selling religious Jewish garment with blessing that references Jesus as Messiah
British textbook erases Israel
Posted on Monday, December 31, 2012
In what is hardly an isolated incident, a major British educational publisher completely removes Israel from the Middle East map
Analyst: Palestinians know Israelis don't want to kill them
Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012
Recent poll showed interesting phenomenon in which Palestinians weren't even asked if Israel is perpetrating a genocide against them
Jewish baby nearly killed by Palestinian stone thrower
Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012
Escalation in stone throwing attacks against Jewish motorists has gone almost completely unreported
Analyzing the Election
Posted on Friday, December 28, 2012
Israel Today speaks with Israel's foremost political analyst about the upcoming election and Netanyahu's hopes of forging a stable government
Reports: Israel operating in Syria, US preparing to join
Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2012
IDF reportedly keeping tabs on Syrian chemical weapons, fear them falling into hands of rebel groups that are threatening Israel and local Christians
Have the Palestinians Tied Israel’s Hands?
Posted on Thursday, December 27, 2012
Israel's dubious 'victory' in Gaza and Abbas' success at the UN might end up forcing Jerusalem to treat with a terror-backing, united Palestinian regime
Celebrating Jesus and Israel’s restoration on Mount Zion
Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A Messianic Jewish community on Mount Zion marks its 25th anniversary, and celebrates growing unity with local believers of all backgrounds
Egypt officially under 'Sharia Law'
Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2012
President Morsi signs into law new constitution drafted by his Muslim Brotherhood; opponents say Egypt has gone backwards 100 years
Israelis invited to buy up Greece's infrastructure
Posted on Wednesday, December 26, 2012
In effort to stave off financial ruin, Athens it conducting fire sale of public companies, and Israelis are first in line to buy
Israeli Right re-energized with new leadership
Posted on Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Polls show Jewish Home party revitalized by new young leader will be third largest faction in next Knesset
Bethlehem's Christmas war on Jesus
Posted on Monday, December 24, 2012
A Christian visitor reports on a local pastor's uphill struggle to highlight Jesus during Christmas in Bethlehem
Terror victim relives attack that killed Christian friend
Posted on Monday, December 24, 2012
Two years after terrorist stabbing that killed American Christian friend Kristine Luken, Kay Wilson continues to be a focus of media attention
'Jesus and Mary have become weapons in hands of Israel-haters'
Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2012
Israeli embassy in Ireland further responds to provocative political use of Jesus and Mary by anti-Israel activists, and the hypocritical response when Israel did the same
Netanyahu: We aren't finished with Hamas
Posted on Sunday, December 23, 2012
In pre-election interviews, Netanyahu suggests his goal remains toppling Hamas, and that he still sees no real peace partner on the other side
Israel beefs up cyber defenses
Posted on Friday, December 21, 2012
Israel's internal security agency sets up new cyber defense unit to combat escalating attacks from foreign government agencies
Muslim Guide Book Speaks of Jewish Temple
Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2012
When Muslims today claim there is no Jewish historical connection to Jerusalem's Temple Mount, don't you believe it
Rough winter ahead for needy Israelis
Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2012
Israeli NGO says expected harsh winter conditions will leave 1 in 10 Israelis without enough blankets or clothing to keep adequately warm
Sea of Galilee water level very encouraging
Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2012
Water experts say Sea of Galilee started rising and tributaries started flowing much earlier in the winter than is normal
If Jesus lived in Israel today...
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Would he and his family be safe in Bethlehem? More importantly, does anyone remember that they were Jews?
Israeli expert: Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood wants to destroy us
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Regional analyst says the West is naive if it thinks the Brotherhood has moderated its views, even if it can't or won't start a full-scale war with Israel
Another Israeli warhorse is laid to rest
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Former IDF chief and decorated war hero Amnon Lipkin-Shahak succumbs to cancer; Israel's list of living old school warriors is quickly dwindling
Egypt in downward spiral after referendum on Islamic constitution
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Unveiled women, Christians reportedly denied right to vote on Islamist constitution; Muslim Brotherhood threatens to create armed youth brigades
Polls: Palestinians seek violence, support Hamas
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Recent Gaza war has revived Palestinian hopes of extracting concessions from Israel by force, or even of destroying the Jewish state
Polls: Israelis see no peace partner, still want 2-state solution
Posted on Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Despite having no one with whom to negotiate a genuine peace, Israelis remain ready to divide the land for peace
Are Israeli teachers armed?
Posted on Monday, December 17, 2012
In Israel, owning a gun is a privilege, not a right; perhaps it is time for America to adopt a similar model?
Israel uneasy over Obama selection of Kerry and Hagel
Posted on Monday, December 17, 2012
Two senators not known to take pro-Israel positions are tapped to be next secretaries of state and defense in Obama Administration
Honor killing in Israel puts police in hot seat
Posted on Monday, December 17, 2012
Police accused of doing too little to stop brother from murdering his sister for "family honor"; but when Israel does intervene it is condemned for "Judaizing"
Israel to America: We feel your pain, we are one family
Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2012
Israeli leaders express sorrowful empathy with the people of America following elementary school massacre
South Africans fly in solidarity with Israel
Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2012
Dozens of pilots take to the air to demonstrate support for Israel in a nation that traditionally doesn't play well with the Jewish state
Israel bids farewell to the M-16
Posted on Sunday, December 16, 2012
Israel steps up effort to fully replace aging American-made M-16 with homegrown Tavor assault rifle
Jews told to hide identifying symbols in Denmark, Jordan
Posted on Friday, December 14, 2012
Even as world leaders spout hollow promises of "Never Again," Jews are forced to hide all identifying symbols in supposedly tolerant societies
Israeli leaders disgusted by latest church vandalism
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012
Netanyahu slams 'lowlifes' who defaced monastery in central Jerusalem; local rabbis gather in show of solidarity with Christians
Mahmoud Abbas' duplicitous recognition of Israel
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012
Palestinian leader again states that he recognizes fact that Israel exists, but does he recognize Israel's right to exist?
Storm brewing after Israeli soldier kills Arab wielding fake gun
Posted on Thursday, December 13, 2012
Female officer only discovered after that gun Palestinian youth was using to threaten soldiers was fake; Israeli minister says Palestinians must stop teaching their kids to hate
Israeli FM: Europe doesn't care if we survive
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Lieberman says EU's exaggerated focus on Jewish housing, while all but ignoring hostile Palestinian rhetoric, shows the world might actually want Israel to be destroyed
Why the Focused Rest of Shabbat is Important
Posted on Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Technology was supposed to lead to less work, but instead we are busier than ever. Only the Bible's recipe of rest will benefit us
Is the Bible Objective in the Israeli-Arab Conflict?
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Israel Today speaks to local Messianic leaders about whether or not the Bible is objective when it comes to control of this land
Israel worried by images of troops fleeing Palestinian rioters
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Commander was reportedly afraid that foreign cameramen would misrepresent soldiers' defensive actions; Palestinians hail 'victory' over IDF
Egypt under martial law, 9 hurt in Cairo clashes
Posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Morsi gives army arrest powers until new Islamist constitution is approved; masked gunmen attack liberal demonstrators in Cairo
Netanyahu: This is why true peace remains unachievable
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2012
Israeli leader says recent Hamas rally in Gaza showed enemy's true face, and Abbas' efforts for unity with Hamas put peace out of reach
Israel's popular deputy FM sacked for sake of ties with Turkey?
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2012
Danny Ayalon had become a favorite at home and abroad for his ability to defend Israel in the public arena
Israel picks up hefty water bill for iconic church
Posted on Monday, December 10, 2012
Jerusalem Municipality will cancel $2.3 million water debt owed by Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Palestinians place signs delineating new state
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2012
Official-looking signs warn visitors that they are entering "illegally occupied land" that belongs to the UN-recognized "State of Palestine"
The Moral Paradox of Israel's Gaza War
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2012
Israel is allowing the world to impose upon it an unrealistic moral code of war that means it can never achieve a decisive victory
Israelis find possible cure for malaria
Posted on Sunday, December 09, 2012
Researchers at Hebrew University unlock deceptive DNA sequence that allows parasite behind malaria to trick the body's immune system
A Submarine Thriller's Voyage Into Doomsday
Posted on Friday, December 07, 2012
Israel Today reviews the new 'future history' novel "The Last Israelis," which the author hopes will serve as a very real warning about the Iran nuclear threat
Jerusalem mayor blasts Obama over construction criticism
Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2012
Mayor of Jerusalem says he knows of no other city that has the American president as its regulator, insists new Jewish construction will move forward
Israeli envoy among Canada's most influential politicians
Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2012
Israel's ambassador is the only non-Canadian to make the list of the 25 most influential people in Canadian politics
A clown in the Knesset?
Posted on Thursday, December 06, 2012
Newly-formed Economy Party bring Israel's most popular children's entertainer onto party list ahead of January general election
Netanyahu: The conflict is not about territory
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Israeli PM says refusal by Arabs to recognize Israel's right to exist is the primary obstacle to peace, and the reason the conflict is nowhere near over
Congressman says Israel is America's only true friend
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Israel was only nation to send aid to Hurricane Sandy victims, while others cashed American checks
Irish town cuts ties to Gaza over rocket fire
Posted on Wednesday, December 05, 2012
Less than a year after signing "twin cities" agreement with Gaza City, Irish town ends the relationship as protest over rocket fire
Israel digs in as international community goes on the offensive
Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Europe rebukes Israeli ambassadors over new settlement housing, considers sanctions, but Israeli officials say Obama Administration is behind the diplomatic assault
Israel marks 2 years since worst ever forest fire
Posted on Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Much of the burned area remains barren two years after the tragic inferno, but organizations like Israel Today are working hard to restore the forests
Helping the Lame to Walk
Posted on Monday, December 03, 2012
In his earthly ministry, Yeshua focused on comforting and healing the disabled of Israel; Shalva wants to give that same opportunity to Yeshua's followers today
Palestinian leader Abbas: We'll take Jerusalem, too
Posted on Monday, December 03, 2012
Netanyahu: Abbas rhetoric following UN vote on 'Palestine' proves the conflict is not about sharing the land, but about destroying Israel
UK, France might recall ambassadors over new Jewish housing
Posted on Monday, December 03, 2012
World slams Israeli decision to build a few more Jewish houses as 'death blow' to peace, while remaining mum on Palestinian UN stunt
Israel rejects 'Palestine,' takes punitive action
Posted on Sunday, December 02, 2012
Israeli cabinet rejects UN recognition of 'Palestine,' says motion will not serve as new basis of peace talks; more settlement housing approved
Israel's Labor brings in fresh female faces
Posted on Sunday, December 02, 2012
Left-wing challenger to Netanyahu's Likud will field no fewer than 7 female candidates among its top 25, but list deemed too leftist to make serious bid for premiership
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