News Archive

August 2012

Russian Chess in the Middle East - Part IV
Posted on Friday, August 31, 2012
Moscow has an interest in keeping Iran's anti-America regime in power to use leverage, but where does that leave Israel?
Netanyahu: Zionism succeeded because of Christian support
Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012
In re-dedication of iconic Jerusalem windmill made possible by Dutch Christians, Netanyahu says the Zionist dream of reestablishing Israel was realized because of such Christian friends
Egyptian professor: We are stoking the flames of conflict
Posted on Thursday, August 30, 2012
Political science professor from Egypt gives glimpse into why younger generations of Arabs across the region hate Israel even more than their parents, despite peace treaties and processes
Russian Chess in the Middle East - Part III
Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Putin he may be Russia’s most pro-Jewish leader, says expert, who suggests Russians have great sympathy for Israel, which may lead to greater cooperation in the future
Celebrating Israel's 'Spicy' History
Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Israel has a storied past in so many different areas. One of those is as the ancient world's gateway to the exotic and highly valued spices of the Middle East and Orient
Axe-wielding Palestinian attacks Jewish protester
Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Victim was among group protesting and documenting illegal Palestinian construction in Samaria, which is routinely ignored by the international community
More rocket attacks from Gaza, Israel strikes back
Posted on Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Third day of rocket attacks on southern Israel, as local children return to newly fortified school buildings; officials expect attacks to increase
Messianic Commentary: The Stones Speak Hebrew
Posted on Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Try as they may to dismiss and rewrite history, Palestinian nationalists and their supporters are left to contend with the very stones of the Land, which are speaking out...in Hebrew!
Russian Chess in the Middle East - Part II
Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012
Israeli experts believe Russia and the US are in a major tug-of-war over Iran, with Moscow fearing that a regime change there would tighten the American Middle East noose around Russia
Palestinians name soccer tournament after terrorist killers
Posted on Monday, August 27, 2012
Official Palestinian Authority incitement continues with naming of youth sporting event after three terrorists who killed a Jewish father and rabbi
Russian Chess in the Middle East - Part I
Posted on Sunday, August 26, 2012
Israel and the Arab states are at ground level for the current regional turmoil, but America and Russia are largely pulling the strings; join us for a unique look into what drives the superpowers' Middle East policies
Rockets hit southern Israel towns
Posted on Sunday, August 26, 2012
Unprovoked attack on southern Israel leaves two injured, several buildings damaged; police surprised by increased accuracy of Gaza rocket crews
The Chutzpa!: Catch Mahmoud Abbas and The PLOs on tour
Posted on Friday, August 24, 2012
After more than a year out of the limelight, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is ready to again rock the international community!
Quest for an Independent (Israel-friendly?) Kurdistan - Part III
Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2012
Will regional turmoil finally lead to Kurdish independence? And will a Kurdish state be friendly toward Israel, as Iraq's Kurds already are? Experts say "yes"
Israel slams South Africa for targeting 'settlement' products
Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2012
South African gov't bans "Made in Israel" labels on products coming from "West Bank"; Israel charges Pretoria is returning to its apartheid roots with discriminatory action
Israelis angered by Facebook page for God
Posted on Thursday, August 23, 2012
Facebook profile created by Israeli atheist posing as the Almighty garners 8,000 "Likes" by poking fun at belief in the Bible, but draws even more criticism
A tale of two photos: Israeli and Palestinian education toward 'peace'
Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2012
One holiday (Eid al-Fitr), two photos, and a world of difference between how Jews and Arabs have in general been educated to view one another
Businessman angers fellow Palestinians by talking peace with Jews
Posted on Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Palestinian Authority reaction to Arab businessman holding friendly peace talks with Jews in Judea speaks poorly of the prospect for genuine peace
Quest for an Independent (Israel-friendly?) Kurdistan - Part II
Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Israeli experts and Kurdish activists weigh in on the possibility of the Middle East's huge Kurdish population finally gaining its freedom as a result of the Arab Spring
Messianic Commentary: Prophecy Through Jewish Eyes
Posted on Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Christians and Jews have taken to interpreting prophecy as a means of combating one another's beliefs; this column seeks to use prophetic interpretation to bolster faith
Israel becoming concerned by Egypt's Sinai deployment
Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012
Israel allowed temporary deployment of extra troops in Sinai; but now Egypt is rolling in tanks in gross violation of the Camp David Accords, and experts believe they are there to stay
Quest for an Independent (Israel-friendly?) Kurdistan - Part I
Posted on Monday, August 20, 2012
The still-stateless, 50 million-strong Kurdish people have high hopes that the the so-called "Arab Spring" will bring them freedom, too; and most are already friends of Israel
Ahmadinejad: We will destroy Israel soon
Posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012
Iranian leader reiterates threat to wipe Israel off the map, while Israelis prepare for a war many of them now feel cannot be avoided
Israel vows to punish suspected Jew-on-Arab violence
Posted on Sunday, August 19, 2012
Netanyahu government angered by suspected attacks by Israeli Jews on Palestinian Arabs; commenters note contrast with Palestinian leaders, who praise Arabs who attack Jews
While world bashes Israel, Arab princes try to evict Africans
Posted on Friday, August 17, 2012
Hypocritical international community that vigorously condemns Israel over the eviction of a single Arab family all but ignores an African tribe whose land is threatened by Arab princes
The Changing Middle East: Revolt Against Artificial Borders - Part III
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2012
With the Syrian regime's fall presumed imminent, Israeli experts agree that dangerous days are ahead, but that Israel could benefit greatly if it handles the situation properly
Terrorist missiles fired at Eilat
Posted on Thursday, August 16, 2012
Explosions rock resort town of 4,000 are gathered for beach concert by popular Israeli artist; missiles land outside Eilat, causing no injuries or damage
The Changing Middle East: Revolt Against Artificial Borders - Part II
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Some Israeli experts believe the end result of the Arab Spring will be a Middle East with new borders, some of which will be good, and others bad for Israel; see their speculative map here
Israel has removed most 'West Bank' roadblocks
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012
A mere 10 roadblocks and checkpoints remain in the "West Bank," yet the Palestinian economy is in severe trouble; meanwhile, Gaza is flourishing despite supposedly being choked by Israel
National Geographic hails Israel National Trail as "epic"
Posted on Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Despite measuring only 300 miles from end to end, Israel has over 6,000 miles of hiking trails; Foreign Minister: Israeli love of walking the land has biblical roots
The Changing Middle East: Revolt Against Artificial Borders - Part I
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2012
The Arab Spring is turning out to be a revolt against the Middle East borders artificially created by Western powers after World War I as much as it is a pro-democracy movement
Disney heiress slams Israel's AHAVA skin care company
Posted on Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Granddaughter of Disney company founder renounces profits from family investment in AHAVA because its main factory is located in the so-called "West Bank"
Muslim Brotherhood seizes control of Egyptian military
Posted on Monday, August 13, 2012
President Morsi stuns region by firing military brass, installing commanders subservient to Brotherhood; Israel sees Sinai terror becoming an even bigger problem
Israelis unsure they can trust US to stop Iran
Posted on Sunday, August 12, 2012
Top official says there is no way Obama can really guarantee Iran won't go nuclear; Israeli news points out that Bush also broke promise to prevent North Korea from building the bomb
The Chutzpa!: Ahmadinejad outraged by comparison to Nazi regime
Posted on Sunday, August 12, 2012
Join Israel Today's new satirist as he takes a light-hearted look at the threats surrounding us. Sometimes, you just have to laugh and trust Someone more capable is in control
Israeli professor completes 30-year Bible editing project
Posted on Friday, August 10, 2012
Renowned Judaic scholar spent three decades studying thousands of ancient and historical manuscripts in order to make some 1,500 grammatical edits to the biblical text
Love Your Enemy: Israelis infiltrate Syria to provide aid - Part III
Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2012
Israeli aid infiltrator: 'I still haven’t asked Syrians if they would have done the same for me, but I don’t care, all I do care about is my conscience'
Why is Netanyahu mum on findings legalizing Jewish settlement?
Posted on Thursday, August 09, 2012
Committee of top Israeli jurists rules Jewish presence in 'West Bank' cannot be labeled 'occupation' under international law, but Netanyahu seems too scared of Obama to accept the conclusion
Love Your Enemy: Israelis infiltrate Syria to provide aid - Part II
Posted on Wednesday, August 08, 2012
'No one asks permission to kill, so we don't ask permission to give aid,' declares Israel group that speaks to Israel Today about its dangerous and illegal aid runs into Syria
Syria could break apart, engulf Israel in violence
Posted on Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Regional leaders believe Syria could split as a result of civil war, creating a severely dangerous situation for Israel as terror groups and other powers establish new bases of power
Exclusive: Israelis infiltrate Syria to provide clandestine aid
Posted on Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Israelis - both Jews and Arabs - tell Israel Today about secret humanitarian aid missions across enemy lines in Syria
Iran: We must 'annihilate the Zionist regime'
Posted on Monday, August 06, 2012
Ahmadinejad repeats his long-standing goal to destroy Israel, says Jews control the world; Netanyahu warns that Ahmadinejad's boss is even more dangerous
Terrorists attempt audacious cross-border attack from Sinai
Posted on Monday, August 06, 2012
Global jihad terror cell storms Egyptian border post, commandeers two armored vehicles and crashes through into southern Israel; 16 Egyptian soldiers killed
Egypt's Christians on the ropes
Posted on Sunday, August 05, 2012
Leaders of Egypt's Coptic Church says persecution is rising after nation's new Islamist rulers go back on their promise to support greater freedom and influence for Christians
Differences remain between Israel and US over nuclear Iran
Posted on Friday, August 03, 2012
While Obama Admin promises to not let Iran build a nuclear bomb, for Israel that's not enough; even the capability to build a bomb either now or later is too dangerous
From Islam to Christianity – Apostasy that Enlightens - Part III
Posted on Thursday, August 02, 2012
If jihad is the "spread of Islam...until the whole world is under the rule of Islam", then Muslims are losing the battle; that may account for the recent political surge by Islamists
Egyptian president: I was not cordial to Israel's Peres!
Posted on Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Egyptian government responds angrily after Israeli newspapers publish image of cordial letter reportedly sent by new Egyptian President to Shimon Peres

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