July 2012

From Islam to Christianity – Apostasy that Enlightens - Part II
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012
'The reason to leave Islam are manifold,' says Israeli researcher; the most important reason, says one Arab convert, is Christ's unconditional love
Obama, Palestinians irked by Romney remarks on Jerusalem
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012
White House calls for clarification, Palestinian officials erupt in anger after Republican candidate clearly identifies Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
From Islam to Christianity – Apostasy that Enlightens - Part I
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012
The recent conversion of two Gaza Christians to Islam made major waves, but the truth is that far more Muslims are turning to Christ every year, to the consternation of the imams
Intel looks to increase investment in Israel
Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012
Computer chip-making giant says it has gotten very good returns on investments in Israel, but feels it is missing opportunities and intends to invest much more
Report: US sees Israeli strike on Iran in October
Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2012
After meeting with top US officials in Washington, senior Israeli analyst says Americans view Israeli strike on Iran as foregone conclusion; DM Barak: Better to deal with Iran now than later
Romney in Israel, vows unprecedented support as president
Posted on Sunday, July 29, 2012
Visiting Republican presidential challenger says Obama has mistreated Israel, suggests he would finally provide White House support for Israel's claim to Jerusalem
Muslims, Christians clash over Garden Tomb
Posted on Friday, July 27, 2012
Muslim encroachment points to a tug of war over the holy places; expanding Muslim cemetery said to be threatening physical integrity of possible place of Jesus burial and resurrection
Arab League gets behind new Palestinian statehood bid
Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2012
Palestinian leadership plans to again petition UN to recognize it as a state, and this time they may succeed; meanwhile, World Bank says a Palestinian state will not survive economically
Archeology again appears to back up biblical account
Posted on Thursday, July 26, 2012
Discovery of burnt wheat in royal palace of ancient Canaanite capital of Hazor provides evidence for biblical account of Joshua's conquest of the city by fire
Arabs for Israel? - Part III
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Practice shows that direct contact between Jews and Arabs is the most efficient tool in conflict resolution. Living side by side with the Jewish people, many Arabs agree that "the devil is not as black as he is painted."
Israeli army remembers abducted soldiers
Posted on Wednesday, July 25, 2012
It was six years ago this month that the Second Lebanon War started as a result of the cross-border abduction of two Israelis soldiers, and four years since they were returned home in coffins
Arabs for Israel? - Part II
Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012
'TV and press are packed with negative images, so if you are exposed to them from an early age, you inevitably start hating the other side,' says Arab official who urges Arabs to get to know Jews
Reality show reveals ingrained Egyptian hatred for Israel
Posted on Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Three Egyptian actors subjected to candid camera interviews with suspected Israeli Jews become outraged and violently attack their interviewers
How Israel could be dragged into Syria's civil war
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012
After Syrian rebels capture border town and government forces enter Golan buffer zone, Israel goes on heightened alert over fears Syria's civil war may soon spill over the border
UPDATE: More political turmoil as Israel's largest party set to split
Posted on Monday, July 23, 2012
Netanyahu nears goal of splitting apart his primary competition - the large Kadima Party; Kadima defectors would rejoin Likud, enabling Netanyahu to easily pass legislation
Arabs for Israel? - Part I
Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2012
Arab leaders and media across the region do their best to paint Israel's Jews as blood-thirsty monsters, but those Arabs who have taken the chance to know the Jews have found something far different
Israel fears another Olympic massacre
Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2012
After bombing of Israeli tour bus in Bulgaria and arrest of terrorist tracking Israelis in Cyprus, officials fear the Olympic Games may be the next target of Iranian-backed anti-Israel forces
Welcome to the “Zionist Games” 2012
Posted on Friday, July 20, 2012
Israeli athletes should feel right at home at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London, if Iranian officials are to be believed that the event is one big Zionist plot. The Jews must be the most industrious people in history, considering how many conspiracies in which they have been implicated of late.
Terrorist attack on Israelis in Bulgaria
Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012
Yesterday, a bomb detonated in a bus with Israeli tourists in Bulgaria. Seven people were killed; among them the driver. 35 people were injured; three of them still hover between life and death.The victims of this attack arrived with
Leading rabbi died at the age of 102 years
Posted on Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Orthodox population was in deep mourning on Wednesday afternoon when rabbi Josef Shalom Elyashiv died. He was rabbi of the Lithuanian Orthodoxy for decisions in matters of the Jewish law (Halacha) and one of the greatest Torah scholars of the past few generations. A crowd of more than 250,000 people accompanied him on his last way in
Break-up... After 70 days
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012
After only two and a half months since Shaul Mofaz and his Kadima party formed a coalition with the government, the party leader announced his withdrawal on Tuesday, reasoning the move by the inability to reach an agreement
New Testaments in the Knesset!
Posted on Wednesday, July 18, 2012
On Monday morning Knesset members opened their mailboxes and they appaled to find a New Testament inside. It was a leather-bound volume of the “Book of Testaments,” which combines the Old
Christians in Gaza forced to conversion
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Christians in Gaza protested against the forced conversion of some of their brothers in faith. They claim that two members of their congregation were kidnapped and had to convert to Islam against their own will.
BMW cars for Ministers of State?
Posted on Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The division for government vehicles of Israel’s government decided to pamper Ministers and other high-ranking persons with new vehicles, which will replace the currently used Audi A6.
Suicide or self-sacrifice?
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012
During the social protests in Tel Aviv on Saturday evening, an Israeli from Haifa set fire to himself. Before he poured a flammable liquid over himself and set fire to himself, Moshe Silman, who is in his forties, read out a manifest written by himself
Terrorist attack foiled on Cyprus
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012
Last week, a 24-year-old Lebanese holding a Swedish passport was arrested on Cyprus. He was under suspicion of terrorist activities. The Cyprian police received some warning from an intelligence service abroad and arrested the man in his hotel room.
Israel and the New Middle East: The Choice between Hope and Panic – Part II
Posted on Sunday, July 15, 2012
The situation is equally bad on the Syrian border with some experts fearing that things will just get worse with Assad’s fall. Syrian's current president has always been a staunch supporter of Iran and its proxies, Hezbollah and Hamas,
Israel and the New Middle East: The Choice between Hope and Panic - Part I
Posted on Friday, July 13, 2012
The inauguration of Muhammad Morsi in Egypt prompted a quick Israeli response: The Prime Minister rushed to congratulate the newly elected president, expressing hope that the two countries will continue to cooperate on various levels;
Israel’s Top-Diva sings in Persian
Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012
Rita Yahan Farouz, one of Israel‘s most successful singers, combines the Hebrew as well as the Persian language in her music. Her new album „Ha'Smachot Shellanu“ (i.e. “our pleasures“) achieved gold status within the first three weeks after release. The performer is regarded as cultural ambassador between Israel and Iran.
She was born at Teheran in 1962 and came to Israel with her family in 1970. For Rita, her music is a return to her roots rather than a political statement. Her new album was compiled in a tenuous period of time. Rita regards it as a bridge between people in her home country and people in her country of origin.
„Arafat is chasing you like Jesus“
Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012
The latest report of the Arabian TV broadcasting station Al-Dschasira, which stated that the departed PLO boss Jassir Arafat died due to polonium toxication, added new fuel to the fire of speculations regarding Arafat’s death. And Jesus comes into the picture as well. Everything began in October, 2004. Back then, Israel’s military intelligence service obtained information stating that Arafat’s state of health had deteriorated tremendously.
Acquittal for former Prime Minister Olmert
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Yesterday, Israel’s former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was acquitted by a Jerusalem Court on all main counts. He had been accused of corruption four years ago and for this reason he was forced to resign.
Navy prepares for defense of gas fields
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The Ministry of Defense and the Navy submitted a plan for the defense of the gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea to Israel’s Cabinet. The plan claims a massive increase in troop strength and general budget.
Heavy machine gun fire out of Gaza
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Israel was attacked from the Gaza Strip on monday after more than one week of silence. However, this time it was different. Palestinian snipers shot a volley of seven 15mm projectiles to Yad Mordechai, hitting several cars and damaging restaurants
Rock music vs. prayer calls
Posted on Tuesday, July 10, 2012
The muezzin calls to prayer five times a day. During the daytime, no one is annoyed by it, but during the night and early morning the Islamic prayer is particularly bothering the non-Muslims eager to get some sleep.
For many years now, the Jewish residential quarter of French Hill, Jerusalem, has been afflicted with the noisy prayer calls of their Arabian neighbors from Isawiya. Now, however, things seem to be changing as the Jewish residents are determined to teach their neighbors a lesson.
"Equal draft for all!"
Posted on Monday, July 09, 2012
This past Saturday night more than 12,000 Israelis gathered at a rally for a universal military service in Tel Aviv. The protesters demand the recruitment of the Orthodox population at 18 years to either military - or civil service.
Warning: The world is ending and the Messiah is coming!
Posted on Monday, July 09, 2012
On one of Israel's largest websites Ynet a yellow banner with large letters appeared on Saturday proclaiming the coming of the Messiah. "The Messiah is in Israel. This will be the last government of Israel." A click on the banner leads directly to the website 871.
In Brief
Posted on Monday, July 09, 2012
+ + + Israel’s official negotiation partner, the President of the Palestinian National Authority Mahmoud Abbas (Picture) accepted an invitation of the Iranian government for a meeting.
King Solomon vs. the Godfather
Posted on Sunday, July 08, 2012
"It only takes a little bit of imagination to link Bible stories with movie plots,” Raveh said at a seminar entitled “Who Is a Hero?” at the Yad Ben Tzvi Institute in Jerusalem.
Arab Self-Criticism in Israel
Posted on Friday, July 06, 2012
As Israeli Arabs become more and more fed up with their elected representatives focusing solely on the Palestinian conflict and condemning Israel, criticism of their behavior is growing
Flirting with Iran: Where is Egypt heading? - Part I
Posted on Thursday, July 05, 2012
Concerns are growing the the Muslim Brotherhood intends to transform Egypt into a Sunni version of the Islamic Republic of Iran; we interviewed several Egyptians about those fears
From Jerusalem to Nairobi with love
Posted on Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Students of Jerusalem school enthusiastically join aid program aimed at helping and encouraging poor orphans in Kenya, where Israel has a long tradition of assistance
Iran readies for war with 'regional' enemies
Posted on Tuesday, July 03, 2012
Islamic Republic conducts three days of advanced long-range missile tests against American-style target bases; Iranian general says exercise shows Tehran is ready to 'wipe Israel from the earth'
Lebanese pro-democracy activist seeks asylum in Sweden
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2012
Hoping for a bit of "Arab Spring" in his own country, a Lebanese activist is forced to flee after advocating true freedom and future warm relations with Israel
Palestinian police violently suppress public demonstration
Posted on Monday, July 02, 2012
PA's brutal treatment of protesters ignored by media, which regularly makes headline news out of Israeli forces quelling violent demonstrations
Arabs urged to serve in Israeli army
Posted on Sunday, July 01, 2012
As Israel debates how to get Orthodox Jews into the army or national service, Arab activists defy their more radical elected officials and say they are ready to serve, too
Report: CIA sees end of Israel by 2022
Posted on Sunday, July 01, 2012
Arab journalist claims he saw CIA memo that revealed US believes Israel will fall in 10 years, Palestinian interviewer thanks Allah for the good news
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