News Archive

December 2014

Rabbis Ban New Year's Celebrations in Israel
Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Israel's Chief Rabbinate threatens to take measures against any establishment marking or hosting New Year's parties
Israel: Failed Palestinian UN Bid an 'Embarrassment'
Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2014
After all the noise, Palestinians lose UN bid against Israel even without the use of an American veto
Israel's Top Religious Party in Disarray
Posted on Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Scandals, videotapes and vicious political maneuvering might leave the Shas Party with very few seats in the next Knesset
America: Israel Among Top Most "Unacceptable" Countries
Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Media survey finds that US State Department finds Israel as unsavory as Syria, Iran and North Korea
Palestinian Arabs Claim They'll Soon Outnumber Jews
Posted on Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Palestinians continue to push 'demographic threat' based on population figures repeatedly shown to be inflated
Celebrate and Be Merry! Jesus the Messiah is Palestinian!
Posted on Monday, December 29, 2014
Top Palestinian leaders and religious figures continue to claim Jesus was one of their own, and the lie has caught on
VIDEO: Christmas in Nazareth
Posted on Monday, December 29, 2014
The bustling Christian town of Nazareth in northern Israel really comes to life during the Christmas season
Israeli Media Takes a Positive Look at Messianic Jews
Posted on Sunday, December 28, 2014
Young singer who has become most visible representative of Israel's Messianic community speaks openly of her faith and what it means
Jerusalem Home Hit by Firebomb
Posted on Sunday, December 28, 2014
11-year-old Jewish girl still in serious condition after last week's firebombing said to face long, complicated recovery
The Bible and the Climate
Posted on Friday, December 26, 2014
Leading Israeli geophysicist says modern science largely corroborates weather accounts by biblical figures
Jewish Girl Critical After Palestinian Firebomb Attack
Posted on Friday, December 26, 2014
Ayala Shapira left fighting for her life after Palestinians firebomb her family car near their home outside Jerusalem
Israeli Politicians in Volatile Whatsapp Group
Posted on Thursday, December 25, 2014
Israeli media obtains transcript of raucous Whatsapp group including Knesset members spanning the political spectrum
Some Thoughts on Christmas
Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2014
In the West, Christmas is corrupted by consumerism, and in Bethlehem by Palestinian politics. But is it wrong to celebrate?
Messianic Musician in Top Israeli Singing Contest
Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Shai Sol, 20, boldly proclaims her faith in Yeshua in pre-audition interview for Israel's stop televised singing competition
Synagogue Where Jesus Preached Uncovered
Posted on Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Excavations at ancient synagogue in Magdala where Jesus most certainly preached are now open to the public
Who Won't Be Celebrating Christmas?
Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Israel Today speaks to a number of local Messianic Jews who see Christmas as nice, but wholly un-Jewish
Our Holiday Gift to You!
Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2014
We are please to offer free access to the January 2015 issue of Israel Today Magazine as a special holiday gift
Muslim Cleric Says Jews Should Pray on Temple Mount
Posted on Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Jordanian sheikh acknowledges Jewish connection to Temple Mount and wants Muslims to establish Jewish place of worship
Left-Wing Leaders Vow to Keep Jerusalem United
Posted on Monday, December 22, 2014
Labor Party heads who advocate meeting Arab demands suggest they won't acquiesce to surrender of Jerusalem
ISIS Jihadists Copying From Zionism
Posted on Monday, December 22, 2014
Islamic State using very similar language to that of Zionism to attract young Muslims to leave the West and join the caliphate
Hamas Tries to Calm Gaza Tension After Rocket Strike
Posted on Sunday, December 21, 2014
Following retaliatory Israeli airstrike, Hamas issues statement that it wasn't behind weekend rocket fire on southern Israel
Are Hamas Terrorists? Christian Leader Says 'No'
Posted on Sunday, December 21, 2014
Leading Palestinian Christian human rights lawyer says American must follow Europe in taking Hamas off terror list
Temple Mount Hosts Pro-Hamas Rally
Posted on Sunday, December 21, 2014
Demonstrators don green bandana, wave Hamas flags as they call for Islamist conquest of Jerusalem at Judaism's holiest site
Hamas Missile Hits Southern Israel
Posted on Friday, December 19, 2014
Gaza's terrorist rulers continue to prepare for the next war against Israel, even as Europe tries to whitewash Hamas
Israeli Messianic Leaders: The Church Needs Israel
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014
Veteran Israeli Messianic leaders discuss Israel's restoration and the need to return Jesus to his Jewish context
What Benefit Does Israel Today Have For You?
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014
Send us your response and be entered into our drawing for three free one-year subscriptions to Israel Today Magazine
Sodomite Justice at the EU General Court
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014
The decision by Europe's top court to remove Hamas from its terror list is reminiscent of the twisted justice of Sodom and Gomorrah
Israeli Election Less About Conflict, More About Economy
Posted on Thursday, December 18, 2014
Poll shows centrist bloc focused on housing prices and social welfare would defeat Netanyahu's Likud and leftist Labor parties
Palestinians Fear Their Own rulers
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Will a Palestinian state really be free and democratic? Not according to most Palestinians, who say they fear their own rulers
New Archaeology Supports Existence of King David
Posted on Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Finds in Israel and throughout the Middle East continue to corroborate the biblical account
Hamas-Ruled Gaza Prepares for Next War Against Israel
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Rather than invest international aid in reconstruction, Hamas is building missiles and digging tunnels for next war against Israel
Jewish Parents Honor Slain Druze Police Officer
Posted on Tuesday, December 16, 2014
New York Jewish couple names newborn son after Israeli Druze officer killed during Jerusalem synagogue attack
Netanyahu Applauds Christian IDF Soldiers; 'We Are Brothers!'
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014
Prime minister attends pre-Christmas event in Nazareth, thanks local Christians for binding their fate to that of Israel
West Identifies Yet Another 'Window of Opportunity' for Peace
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014
Netanyahu flies to meet Kerry in Rome to reiterate that Israel will not be manipulated or coerced into a dangerous 'peace'
WATCH: Iranian Militiaman-Turned-Christian Visits Israel
Posted on Monday, December 15, 2014
After growing up with a deep hatred for the Jews, faith in Yeshua leads former militia enforcer to Israel with tears in his eyes
Pollster: Netanyahu Could Lose This Election
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2014
Leading Israeli statistician says Netanyahu's reelection is no longer guaranteed after polls show Labor Party taking the lead
Study: Israeli Home Demolitions Deter Terror
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2014
Survey conducted by prestigious international journal finds that controversial Israeli security measure did save lives
Israeli MK: We Can't Trust in God Alone
Posted on Sunday, December 14, 2014
Religious Jewish lawmaker causes stir when he criticizes those who would trust in God and the Bible alone on political matters
Jewish Family Targeted in Acid Attack
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2014
Acid hurled through window of family car; police brace for weekend of violence following death of PA minister
Young Messianics Draw Closer to Jewish Roots
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2014
A new generation of young Messianic Jews in Israel are favoring Jewish tradition and positions over 'Christianity'
Is Israel a Fulfillment of Prophecy?
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2014
Tel Aviv pastor takes on increasingly popular Evangelical Christian notion that modern Israel isn't related to biblical prophecy
Palestinians, Not IDF, Denied Medical Aid to Dying PA Minister
Posted on Thursday, December 11, 2014
Autopsy backs up Israeli claim Ziad Abu Ein died of heart attack; PA accuses Israel of 'cold-blooded murder' anyway
Poll: Most Palestinians Support Terror Against Jews
Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Muslim cleric atop Temple Mount calls for 'slaughter' of the Jews, the most 'vile creatures' on earth, and praises ISIS
Palestinian Minister Said Killed in Clash With IDF
Posted on Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Senior PA official dies of what appears to be heart attack, but Palestinians quickly blame Israel for 'brutal assassination'
Jerusalem’s Silwan Shows Coexistence is Possible
Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2014
While the media only focuses on isolated incidents of violence, Jews and Arabs mostly get along in contested Jerusalem neighborhood
WATCH: Arab Muslim Discovers He's a Jew
Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2014
After being raised, like all Arab children, to hate Israel, Kuwaiti man discovers his Jewish heritage and moves to the Jewish state
Israel Eco-Disaster: We Must Care for Our World
Posted on Tuesday, December 09, 2014
Massive oil spill in southern Israel highlights need to more gently care for not only this Holy Land, but the whole earth God gave us
Do Israelis Want to Oust Netanyahu?
Posted on Monday, December 08, 2014
Pre-election surveys reveal that a majority of Israelis would prefer someone other than Netanyahu form next government
Poll: Israeli View of Obama Falls (Even Further)
Posted on Monday, December 08, 2014
Only 37 percent of Israelis think Obama is 'positive' toward their nation, and 65 percent say he has damaged America's standing
Syria Furious, Unlikely to Respond Over Alleged Israeli Airstrike
Posted on Monday, December 08, 2014
Two military sites hit in airstrike that Assad regime links to Israeli election; opposition says target was Russian missiles
Christian Affection for Islamic Terrorism
Posted on Sunday, December 07, 2014
New revelation of Presbyterian ties to Lebanon's Hezbollah again highlights problem of Christian support for anti-Israel terror
Star of David Shines in Miss World Beauty Pageant
Posted on Sunday, December 07, 2014
Miss Israel will proudly display the Star of David during this year's Miss World beauty pageant
View From Israel: Aftermath of the US Midterm Elections
Posted on Thursday, December 04, 2014
Israelis are hoping, perhaps unrealistically, that Republican mid-term victory will halt Obama's dangerous policy of appeasement
Messianic Guest House Loses Appeal to Lesbians
Posted on Thursday, December 04, 2014
Yad Hashmonah told by judge it cannot run regular public business and expect to protect its faith-based sensitivities
Netanyahu's Youngest Son Enters the IDF
Posted on Thursday, December 04, 2014
Avner Netanyahu reportedly to serve in combat intelligence role; Netanyahu says he is filled with 'pride and concern'
Early Elections: Who Wins, and Who Thinks They'll Win?
Posted on Wednesday, December 03, 2014
It's official, Israel will have early elections on March 17, and both right- and left-wing think they'll walk away with the prize
'Palestinians No Longer Believe in Two-State Solution'
Posted on Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Leading Israeli human rights lawyer says research shows those Palestinians who don't work for the PA don't want Palestinian state
Muslims Desecrate Temple Mount by Playing Soccer
Posted on Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Fearful of sparking more Muslim violence, police fail to enforce law that forbids desecrating Judaism's holiest site
Kurdish Leaders: Israel, US Could Do More Against ISIS
Posted on Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Israel Today speaks to two Kurdish leaders about the battle against ISIS, the American bombing campaign and relations with Israel
Messianic Video Series Answers Rabbis' Objections to Jesus
Posted on Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Internet-based Israeli Messianic ministry continues to boost efforts with new video series addressing most pressing issues with Yeshua
Netanyahu Fails to Save Coalition, Early Elections Expected
Posted on Tuesday, December 02, 2014
Meeting between Netanyahu and Finance Minister Lapid ends in blow-up; Likud said ready to support dissolution of Knesset
BDS Would Rather Hurt Israel Than Help Palestinians
Posted on Monday, December 01, 2014
Boycott group tries to halt $5.4 billion in aid to rebuild Gaza so as to keep Palestinians in poverty and stir more anger toward Israel
Jerusalem Remembers General Who Halted WWI
Posted on Monday, December 01, 2014
Exhibit celebrates life and exploits of Gen. William Dobbie, a staunch Christian who relied on prayer during his Holy Land service
Terrorist Stabs Israeli Teen Near Bethlehem
Posted on Monday, December 01, 2014
Female terrorist had attempted such an attack three years earlier, but apparently avoided jail time on claims of insanity

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