News Archive

March 2013

Israeli believers see Yeshua in Passover
Posted on Sunday, March 31, 2013
The entire nation of Israel was united this week in marking the biblical festival of Passover, but for Israeli Messianic believers, it was about more than just the deliverance from Egypt
Hackers vow to 'erase Israel from the Internet'
Posted on Sunday, March 31, 2013
Hackers belonging to aggressive global movement threaten massive attack against Jewish state next month
Israel sets up field hospital for wounded Syrians
Posted on Friday, March 29, 2013
Israeli officials expect number of wounded Syrians crossing border to increase significantly as civil war moves closer to Golan frontier
UN sees Syrian war spilling into Israel
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2013
As fighting moves closer to border, UN Security Council fears Syrian civil war will move into Israel, warns warring parties to respect international peacekeepers
Suspected Satan worship causing uproar in Jordan
Posted on Thursday, March 28, 2013
Five students jailed for a month without trial for allegedly worshiping the devil and ripping up a Koran; prominent Islamic clerics want them executed
Locusts, the Bible and International Double Standards
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2013
When a massive locust swarm attacked Egypt and Israel just before Passover, the media was all over the biblical comparisons. But why isn't the Bible referenced when it comes to Israel's right to this land?
Israelis tell Israel Today what Passover means to them
Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013
After 2,000 years of exile, the Jews are today again celebrating Passover in their promised land. Israel Today went to the streets to ask Israelis what this means to them personally
10 misconceptions behind Obama's speech in Israel
Posted on Monday, March 25, 2013
Obama hit all the right notes to make Israelis like him a bit more, but the same old misconceptions and deceptions were evident for those willing to read between the lines
Apartheid state? Israeli Arab Christian wins popular singing show
Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013
Once again Israel proves it is anything but an apartheid state as Israeli Jews vote overwhelmingly for young Christian Arab girl in popular singing competition reality show
Israeli apology to Turkey creates firestorm at home
Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013
After three years, Israel finally caves to American pressure to apologize to Turkey over deaths of Turkish nationals taking part in flotilla to break Gaza maritime blockade
Israel engages Syrian forces on Golan border
Posted on Sunday, March 24, 2013
Pro-Assad Syrian forces open fire on Israeli border post, prompting retaliatory anti-tank missile fire that wounds two Syrian soldiers
Israelis react to Obama visit
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2013
Israel's mainstream media went gaga over Obama's visit and his obvious charm offensive, but Israel Today decided to ask average Israelis on the street what they really thought
Israelis applaud Obama speech on peace, but is it enough?
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013
Obama's keynote speech in Israel visit hits all the right notes, but it's also just more of the same flowery rhetoric that has failed to yield results for over 15 years
Obama's mixed message: Jews should leave biblical heartland
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013
Obama fails to grasp that if the Jews have no right to build in Judea and Samaria, they also have no right to Tel Aviv; the Arabs understand this, and say so on a nearly daily basis
Obama ate felafel, he hates the Palestinians!
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013
In another example of how deep-rooted the Israeli-Arab conflict has become, Arab media is in a tizzy over the fact that Israel served Obama felafel, which they claim is a "Palestinian dish"
Obama receives chillier reception from Palestinians
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013
Following warm embrace by Israel, Obama is greeted by burning American flags, hostile chants and shoes in Palestinian 'capital' of Ramallah
Obama in highly symbolic visit to Dead Sea Scrolls
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013
By visiting the Dead Sea Scrolls, Obama was reaffirming American support for the Jews' ancient and biblical connection to this land
Gaza rockets hit Israel during Obama visit
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013
Four rockets fired from Gaza at southern Israel on Thursday morning, start of Obama's second day in the country; serious damage to one house in Sderot, but no injuries
Netanyahu focuses on Iran, Obama on Israelis
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013
At joint press conference in Jerusalem, Netanyahu and Obama continue to look chummy; Netanyahu focuses on Iran, while Obama continues charm offensive to win Israeli hearts
Israel's Peres gushes all over Obama
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013
'Your vision can transform the Middle East,' Israeli president tells his American counterpart; Obama then heads over to Netanyahu's house for hours of evening talks on regional issues
Obama in Tel Aviv: Like Israel, our alliance is eternal
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Obama makes first visit to Israel as president, emphasizes the miracle of Jewish state's modern rebirth and pledges that the Israel-US alliance is eternal
'Despite what he tells Israel, Obama won't attack Iran'
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Reports suggest Obama will promise Israel a preemptive strike on Iran if sanctions are still not working by October; but Israeli officials say the president cannot be trusted on this matter
A Muslim father, a Christian mother and a proud IDF soldier
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Israeli Arab girl who grew up confused in dual-religious household says she has found herself in the IDF; rebuffs claims of apartheid by stating she 'feels as Israeli as anybody else'
Abbas says Hamas is not a terrorist organization
Posted on Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Israel's ostensibly moderate peace partner claims the group dedicated to annihilating the Jewish state is not terrorist in nature; this is why Israelis say peace is not currently possible
Reaching out to Palestinian Christians
Posted on Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Palestinian Christians are increasingly being drawn into and used as a tool by a growing anti-Israel movement among Evangelical Christians; some are trying to fight this trend, but they find themselves laboring alone
Why Obama visiting the Dead Sea Scrolls is important
Posted on Monday, March 18, 2013
Obama's stops in Israel might seem 'touristy', but they carry deep meaning and shine a spotlight on the ancient and unbreakable bond between the Jewish people and this land
Israel: Don't expect peace process to advance in coming years
Posted on Monday, March 18, 2013
Incoming government leaders say there is still no genuine Palestinian partner for peace, and far more pressing matters to which to attend
Palestinian gunmen shoot Jewish man in Samaria
Posted on Monday, March 18, 2013
Victim suffers moderate gunshot wounds to the legs while standing at hitchhiking station; incidents of roadside terror on the rise in Judea and Samaria, possibly because of Obama visit
Israeli baby remains in critical condition after attack
Posted on Sunday, March 17, 2013
2-year-old Adele Bitton, critically wounded in a Palestinian stone throwing attack last week, continues to fight for her life; mother and two sisters still recovering from serious injuries
American support for Israel at all-time high
Posted on Sunday, March 17, 2013
Days ahead of Obama visit, poll shows vast majority of Americans support Israel in its conflict with the Palestinians and wider Arab world
Stone throwers are not peaceful protesters
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2013
Palestinian assailants stone truck in Samaria, causing it to swerve into oncoming vehicle and seriously wounding a mother and her three daughters, including a 2-year-old baby
Israel, Jews pleased with new pope
Posted on Friday, March 15, 2013
As archbishop of Buenos Aires, newly dedicated Pope Francis I maintained openly warm relations with the local Jewish community; Peres: He is welcome in the Holy Land any time
Israel's new gov't 'recognizes the importance of Bible study'
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013
Coalition deal emphasizes that new government wants all Israelis to share both the physical and spiritual burdens of the modern Jewish state
Meet Israel's new government
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013
Netanyahu seals last minute deal with centrist and right-wing parties that give him a majority coalition and could drastically change the way things are run in Israel
UN interferes in Netanyahu's coalition building
Posted on Thursday, March 14, 2013
Senior UN envoy openly complains to Israelis about new government's choice of Housing Minister, whose national religious background could lead to more Jewish settlements
Israeli rabbis remain hesitant to accept Christian support
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Many religious Israelis are wary that Christians want only to convert them to what they see as a foreign faith; Jewish believers would like to forge a new Messianic identity to combat this view
Still no Israeli coalition deal as deadline looms
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Netanyahu has only two more days to iron out wrinkles in coalition deal with centrist and right-wing parties; Israel could be forced to endure a new election
Islamist militias taking over Egypt
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Muslim Brotherhood forms civilian militias with other radical Islamic groups, authorizes mobs to police streets and arrest dissenters
Syrian rebels might target Israel next
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Western powers have begun arming and training Syrian rebel groups, but Israel continues to warn these groups are radical Islamists that are likely to turn those weapons on Israel
Israeli chef serves poor Kenyan orphans
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Israeli chef participating in Kenyan culture festival takes detour to feed kids at orphanage in Nairobi's most impoverished slum
Two Israeli pilots killed in helicopter crash
Posted on Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Crash occurred during routine training flight; third aerial accident for the Israeli Air Force over the past year
Two more Native American chiefs pledge support to Israel
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013
Female chiefs of West Coast tribes say their people have much in common with the Jews of Israel, vow to support in every way possible Jewish right to this land
Israel launches Obama visit app for Android, iOS
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013
App to keep journalists, observers indulged with real-time updates of Obama's time in Israel; US Embassy continues carnival-like atmosphere by selling tickets to Obama's big speech
'Obama is a Muslim, America is lucky to have him'
Posted on Sunday, March 10, 2013
Award-winning Palestinian doctor says Obama has so far failed to deliver on Palestinian hopes, but his Muslim background still makes him a favorite in the region
More Arabs doing national service, but hostility remains
Posted on Sunday, March 10, 2013
More than 3,000 young Arabs currently serving in the IDF or doing national service, but lingering societal pressures and open threats prevent many from following their heart
'Cannot comprehend why US is still holding Pollard'
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2013
Former Israeli spymaster says US using Pollard to teach the Jews a lesson; Israelis see it as hypocritical that US still holding Pollard, but presses Jewish state to free blood-soaked Palestinian terrorsists
Hamas blocks humanitarian aid from reaching Gaza
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2013
Israel is trying to get humanitarian aid into Gaza, as it has for years already, but Hamas is blocking the way in order to score PR points against Israel
UN personnel abducted on Israel-Syria border
Posted on Thursday, March 07, 2013
Israel fears growing border violence might lead UN peacekeepers to pull out, opening the way for Al Qaeda-affiliated rebels to operate against the Jewish state
Muslim mob prevents Jews from visiting Temple Mount
Posted on Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Jewish visitors pushed out of Judaism's holiest site by mob of hostile Muslim women; Jewish member of Israeli Knesset denied entry, says Israel has lost sovereignty over Temple Mount
Locusts invade Israel, are stopped in their tracks
Posted on Wednesday, March 06, 2013
One-million-strong swarm breaks away from main locust plague in Egypt and invades Israel; swift use of pesticide nets kills off the pests before too much damage is done
Unique settler rabbi with ties to Arafat laid to rest
Posted on Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Despite firmly supporting Jews' right to Judea and Samaria, Rabbi Froman managed to forge personal friendships with Yasser Arafat and other antagonistic Muslim leaders
Palestinians mourn death of Hugo Chavez
Posted on Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Palestinian officials describe Chavez as 'loyal friend' to their cause after Venezuelan leader loses battle with cancer; Chavez was an outspoken opponent of Israel on the world stage
Endangered Giant Devil Rays massacred in Gaza
Posted on Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Gaza fisherman delighted with return to their waters of endangered giant devil rays, which the Palestinians slaughtered en masse to be sold in local markets
Report: Obama set to strong-arm Netanyahu on Palestinian state
Posted on Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Some say Obama will try to force Jewish withdrawal from Judea-Samaria, while others insist his upcoming visit will focus much more on Iranian threat
The start of something new? A gov't without Israel's ultra-Orthodox
Posted on Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Netanyahu hopes to present new government by next week, and it likely won't have any ultra-Orthodox parties, giving national religious and 'secular' a chance to redefine Israel's religious policies
Egyptian Christians arrested in Libya, besieged in Egypt
Posted on Monday, March 04, 2013
100 Egyptian Christians arrested in Libya for allegedly sharing their faith with Muslims; church in southern Egypt stormed by Muslims who accused it of sheltering convert to Christianity
Locust swarm of biblical proportions plagues Egypt
Posted on Monday, March 04, 2013
Over 30 million locusts descend on southern Cairo causing enormous damage; scenes reminiscent of biblical plague told of in Passover story
Israeli soldiers in danger: Abduction attempts on the rise
Posted on Monday, March 04, 2013
Sharp rise in the number of kidnapping attempts against Israeli soldiers, likely as result of Israel freeing over 1,000 jailed terrorists to win the freedom of Cpl. Gilad Shalit
The Israeli kibbutz in South Sudan
Posted on Monday, March 04, 2013
Israel's new best friend in Africa, South Sudan, looks to emulate the success of the Jewish state's cooperative farming villages, or kibbutzim
Palestinians boycott Jerusalem marathon, cancel soccer peace match
Posted on Friday, March 01, 2013
Despite claims of fostering peace, Palestinian Authority continues to stymie all attempts to bring Israelis and Palestinian Arabs together in cultural contexts

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