News Archive

June 2006

“There’s no place to run”
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2006
SDEROT – During a week of rising tensions, two kidnappings and military incursions, rockets launched by Palestinians just 1 kilometer away fell unabated in the Negev town of Sderot, a city of 24,000.
Argentina: The biblical team in the World Cup?
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2006
World Cup fever is gripping Israel right now with Israelis paying extra to their cable companies to be able to watch games or scampering to find a café or restaurant airing the games. One game of particular interest in the Jewish State will be played tonight (Friday): Germany vs. Argentina.
Shabbat Readings and Commentary
Posted on Friday, June 30, 2006
This week’s Torah portion contains further “ordinances.” First, we read about the “water of cleansing,” an atonement mechanism made from ashes of the sacrifice of a red heifer. The ashes are kept (Numbers 19:19). The cleansing of a person who came into contact with a dead body or became unclean even by touching a grave was set for the “third” and “seventh” days.
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Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2006
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Israeli jets fly over Syria
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2006
Israeli Air Force F-16 jets flew over Syrian President Bashar Assad’s mansion in northern Syria on Tuesday. The flight was a warning signal to Assad who is hosting Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in Damascus.
Olmert: No intention of occupying Gaza
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that Israel has no intention of occupying Gaza or remaining there. “We have one central goal and this is to return Gilad Shalit to his family.”
Army arrests Hamas members
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2006
In an unprecedented operation, the Israeli army arrested overnight Wednesday about 100 Hamas members. Although those arrested include ministers and legislators, the majority of those arrested were not.
Missing Yeshiva youth found shot in the head
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2006
The Israeli army confirmed on Thursday that Popular Resistance Committees executed Eliyahu Asheri, 18, of Itamar, who was kidnapped earlier this week.
RFI announces Israeli radio winners
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2006
The French Embassy in Israel held a reception to announce the winners of a radio correspondent competition in an event organized by Radio France Internationale (RFI) and European Union embassies in Israel.
Peres: Israel ready to stop operation
Posted on Thursday, June 29, 2006
Vice Premier Shimon Peres told the leaders of the US “Jewish Republican Coalition” that Israel will immediately cease its operation if the Palestinians release Gilad Shalit.
Israeli army launches offensive in Gaza
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Israeli army tanks rolled into Gaza early Wednesday morning in an operation and took control of Dahaniyeh airstrip and the town of Shuk after Palestinian terrorists captured and refused to release Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
PRC threatens to "butcher" yeshiva student on TV
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2006
The Palestinian Resistance Committee (PRC) said that it was holding Eliyahu Pinchas Asheri, a yeshiva student from the Samarian town of Itamar who went missing on Sunday.
Justice Minister: Mashaal is target for assassination
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Justice Minister Haim Ramon said on Wednesday that Hamas' Syria-based leader Khaled Mashaal is a target for assassination for ordering the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit. “He is definitely in our sights ... he is a target,”
British teen murders Jewish pensioner
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Seventeen-year-old Kemi Adeyoola was found guilty at London’s Old Bailey on Tuesday of murdering 85-year-old Anne Mendel, a Jewish pensioner. The millionaire’s daughter stabbed Mendel 14 times at her London home.
Israeli websites hacked
Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Since Israel has invaded Gaza, hundreds of Israeli websites have been hacked by “Team-Evil Arab hackers u Kill Palestinian people we kill Israel servers.”
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Posted on Wednesday, June 28, 2006
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Peres places responsibility on Khaled Mashaal
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Vice Premier Shimon Peres has placed responsibility for the kidnapping of soldier Gilad Shalit on the head of Hamas’ Political Bureau, Khaled Meshal.
Soldier in Gaza refugee camp
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Israeli army intelligence has said that kidnapped soldier, Corporal Gilad Shalit, is being held in a Palestinian refugee camp in the Rafah area.
Pope calls for the soldier’s release
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Pope Benedict XVI conveyed a message to Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh requesting the release of kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
PM rejects prisoner release
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has rejected Hamas’ demands for the release of Palestinian prisoners in exchange for information about Corporal Gilad Shalit who was kidnapped on Sunday.
Rumsfeld to visit Israel
Posted on Tuesday, June 27, 2006
US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld is scheduled for his first Israel visit this July since his appointment in 2001.
PM says world is fed up with the Palestinians
Posted on Monday, June 26, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that the world is fed up with the Palestinians. “What happened in Gaza is not a military action but an illegitimate action that was carried out within the borders of Israel of which there is a world consensus.
Israel prepares to retaliate for kidnapping
Posted on Monday, June 26, 2006
Israeli infantry forces rolled through the streets of Gaza a day after Hamas and other terrorists attacked an army post near Kerem Shalom, killing two and taking one captive. Corporal Gilad Shalit, 19, is believed to be alive, but wounded in the head and the chest and not in life-threatening condition.
Kidnapped soldier’s parents write letter
Posted on Monday, June 26, 2006
Noam and Aviva Shalit published a letter addressed to their son and his abductors:
Katsav blasts reform rabbi
Posted on Monday, June 26, 2006
President Moshe Katsav attacked Rabbi Eric Yoffie, president of the Union for Reform Judaism, on Sunday, stating that Yoffie “should approach the appropriate authorities” if he is dissatisfied with the way the president addresses him.
Chemical warfare if Israel invades Gaza
Posted on Monday, June 26, 2006
Fatah’s armed military wing, the al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades said that it has developed biological and chemical weapons and will use them if Israel invades Gaza, the Palestinian news agency Ramattan reported.
World Cup fans protest
Posted on Sunday, June 25, 2006
Nearly 120 World Cup fans from England, Israel, Germany and Poland gathered at Dachau, the Nazis first concentration camp over the weekend to protest anti-Semitism and hooliganism.
Israeli army orders restriction on activists
Posted on Sunday, June 25, 2006
GOC Central Command Yair Naveh signed orders last week restricting 13 extreme-right activists’ movements suspected of violence against Palestinian civilians and Israeli security forces.
Palestinian leaders meet
Posted on Sunday, June 25, 2006
In a meeting between Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh on Saturday night, the two leaders failed to reconcile and find a compromise to the Palestinian prisoners’ document.
PM to convene Cabinet
Posted on Sunday, June 25, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is to convene the Cabinet in order to discuss a response to today’s incident in Gaza.
Israeli soldier reported kidnapped
Posted on Sunday, June 25, 2006
Two Israeli soldiers were killed and another is believed to be kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists who attacked an Israeli military post at the Sufa Crossing near Kibbutz Kerem Shalom in southern Israel on Sunday morning.
Israeli Embassy in Sweden
Posted on Friday, June 23, 2006
In a diplomatic gesture of epic proportions, Sweden has offered to the Jewish state a prestigious mansion, formerly the residence of Alfred Nobel among other things, to use as its embassy
Tourism Minister visits Nazareth
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006
Tourism Minister Isaac Herzog made a trip to Nazareth on Wednesday, stopping in one of the most significant towns for thousands of pilgrims who visit Israel each year.
Israel Navy foils smuggling attempt
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006
An Israeli Navy vessel opened fire early Thursday morning on two swimmers in the Mediterranean Sea attempting to smuggle weapons from Egypt into the Gaza Strip.
King Abdullah, Peres discuss projects
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006
Vice Premier Shimon Peres met with Jordan’s King Abdullah in Petra, Jordan to discuss creating projects that will boost economic cooperation between the two countries.
Olmert speaks to the World Zionist Congress
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that in spite of the distress and pain it is impossible to find a viable and complete solution that will remove the threat of Qassams once and for all.
MDA makes history
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006
Magen David Adom (MDA) or “Red Shield of David,” was accepted on Wednesday as a full member into the International Red Cross at an international conference in Geneva.
Israeli missile kills two
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006
Tragic mistake: Two Palestinians were killed and thirteen of their family members, including four children, were injured after an Israeli missile hit their house in Khan-Younis in the Gaza Strip.
Israel is strongest country
Posted on Thursday, June 22, 2006
In a meeting with former prime ministers Ehud Barak, Benjamin Netanyahu and Shimon Peres, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert concluded that Israel is the strongest country within a 1,500-kilometer radius from Jerusalem.
Israel eases entry for Palestinians
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Israel decided yesterday to ease up on restrictions and issued 3,000 permits to Palestinian workers so they can enter the country.
Abbas calls on Palestinians to stop rockets
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Tuesday on various Palestinian factions to immediately halt rocket attacks toward Israel and to abide by the truce with Israel.
Israel will retaliate for rockets
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Israel warned Islamic Jihad and Hamas leaders to stop immediately launching rockets from the Gaza Strip to the Israeli territory.
3 Palestinian children killed
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Three Palestinian children were killed in an Israel air strike on Tuesday evening in the Gaza Strip and another 15 people were wounded.
Dennis Ross: Hamas seeks Israel’s destruction
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Former US special Middle East envoy and negotiator Dennis Ross made a bold statement, saying that “Hamas is interested in annihilating Israel and see her end.” Ross’ statements came prior to a Jerusalem Business conference, which he will attend next week along with other dignitaries.
Japanese pm to visit Israel
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi is scheduled to visit Israel in mid-July and will meet with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Shimon Peres causes storm
Posted on Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres caused a public storm on Monday after he called on the city of Sderot to end the hysteria over Qassam rockets.
Russia will not act behind Israel’s back
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Russian President Vladimir Putin promised Israel that Russia would not act behind Israel’s back in the midst of talks with Hamas.
Olmert to Petra
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is scheduled to travel to Petra, Jordan on Thursday to participate in a second conference for Nobel Peace Prize winners.
Israel rejects int'l inquiry
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that Israel would not subject itself to an international investigation regarding Israeli army operations.
Dogs used for PM's security
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006
The Prime Minister’s Office is beefing up its security by using dogs to detect explosive devices. In a trial run, two dogs were placed at the entrance of the prime minister’s office to sniff out bombs.
Hamas support in decline
Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006
Five months after the Palestinian parliamentary elections, the power of Hamas is in serious decline and the gap between Fatah and Hamas has narrowed drastically.
PA begins paying employees
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2006
The Palestinian Finance Ministry began today to pay $300 to 160,000 government employees who have not received their salaries since March.
Sderot Mayor calls on gov't to resign
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2006
As Qassam rockets continued to fall on Sderot, Mayor Eli Moyal called on Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and his government to resign on Monday for their failure to defend the southern Negev town.
Peres in Kazakhstan
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2006
Vice Prime Minister Shimon Peres met several heads of state at the Conference on Interactions and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA) over the weekend in Kazakhstan.
EU refuses to recognize borders
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2006
In a meeting with Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni (l.) on Monday, Benita Ferrero-Waldner (r.), the Commissioner for External Relations of the European Union, said that the EU would not recognize borders Israel wishes to establish unilaterally.
Middle Eastern families banned
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2006
One ultra-Orthodox community in central Israel is banning families of Middle Eastern descent from its community in order to insulate members of its society from what they allege is a secular influence.
Prime Minister to meet with former PM's
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is slated to meet with former prime ministers including Shimon Peres, Ehud Barak and Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to discuss the immediate Iranian threat.
Israel bananas go to Gaza
Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2006
Israel intends to transfer tons of bananas as part of a humanitarian initiative to Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
PM undergoes medical examination
Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert successfully passed a series of medical examinations he underwent at the Sheba Hospital in Tel Hashomer on Friday.
Hamas asks for probe
Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2006
Hamas has called on the Palestinian Legislative Council to investigate the transfer of about 1,000 weapons to those loyal to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas charging that he was attempting to trigger a civil war among the Palestinians.
Qassam lands in Sderot school
Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2006
After a relatively quiet weekend, the Red Dawn alert systems were once again heard in the southern Negev town of Sderot as a Qassam rocket hit a school, smashing windows.
One-third of NY Jews in poverty
Posted on Sunday, June 18, 2006
Despite the stereotype that New York Jews are all rich, a recent report revealed that one-third of Jews in New York - 329,000 - live below the poverty line or close to it.
DAVID WILKERSON BRINGS MESSAGE OF HOPE TO ISRAEL
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2006
Bringing a message of hope and encouragement, New York City Pastor David Wilkerson held a three-day conference in Jerusalem this week for believers in the nation.
More Qassams fall on Sderot
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006
A sixth Qassam rocket fell on Sderot on Thursday, fired from the Gaza Strip and landing in an open field, wounding three. One rocket fell causing the roof of a factory to collapse.
FM Livni Meets With Russian Rep
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a special representative in his stead to the Middle East to meet with Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni.
Israeli minister visits Cairo
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006
Israeli Knesset (parliament) Minister Haim Ramon made a secret visit to Cairo on behalf of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert earlier this week to meet with the heads of Egyptian intelligence to discuss the prime minister’s convergence plan and the escalated fighting in the Palestinian territories.
Sderot children suffer from post-trauma
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006
Professionals have found that more than 50 percent of the children in Sderot are suffering from post trauma after hundreds of Qassams rockets fell on this Negev town in the past week.
PM OLMERT IN PARIS
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006
In a meeting with French President Jaques Chirac, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Wednesday that his Convergence Plan can’t be avoided or stopped.
Olmert discusses convergence plan
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, in a meeting with the British Parliament, said that Israel will not retreat to its 1967 borders because they are not defensible.
IDF NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR GAZA EXPLOSION
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006
The army has just has just released the conclusions of its investigation into who was responsible for an explosion on a Gaza beach on Friday that killed seven family members of a Palestinian family.
SDEROT RESIDENTS CONTINUE HUNGER STRIKE
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Residents of Sderot began their third day of a hunger strike, sending a message to Defense Minister Amir Peretz who refuses to carry out ground force operations in the Gaza Strip after Palestinians launched nearly more than 100 Qassam rockets into their city and homes.
ISRAEL SENDS DOCTORS TO JUNGLES
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006
The Israeli Embassy in Vietnam recently implemented a humanitarian aid project involving 28 Israeli doctors who ventured out into the Vietnamese jungles and gave free medical care to the poor who never experienced modern medical treatment.
QUALITY OF LIFE IMPROVES FOR ELDERLY
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006
With the Pensioner’s Party surprise victory, winning seven seats in the Israeli Knesset (parliament) elections, the quality of life for senior citizens has improved through increased pensions and enhanced health services.
FIRST FEMALE RABBI RETIRES
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Sally J. Priesand, the first US woman rabbi of the Jewish Reform movement, will be retiring after 40 years of going against all odds and attending Jewish seminary to achieve her lifelong dream to become a teacher of the faith.
HAMAS GUNMEN SHOOT COMMANDER
Posted on Wednesday, June 14, 2006
Hamas gunmen ambushed the car of Rifat Kulab, commander of Preventive Security and loyal to Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, shooting him seven times in the legs.
FIVE KILLED IN TRAIN DERAILMENT
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006
The day after an Israeli passenger train crashed into a truck and derailed killing five people, rescue teams were still working around the clock.
IAF STRIKES TERRORISTS
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006
The Israeli Air Force fired missiles at an Islamic Jihad launching squad transporting rockets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, killing 10 and wounding more than 20.
RABIN ASSASSIN TO HAVE A CHILD
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006
The High Court of Justice ruled on Tuesday that the imprisoned assassin of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, Yigal Amir, and his wife Larissa Trimbobler, may have a child.
OLMERT REFUSES TO APOLOGIZE
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert refuses to apologize to the world for the unfortunate deaths of innocent Palestinian civilians over the weekend.
PERES STILL YOUTHFUL
Posted on Tuesday, June 13, 2006
Although Deputy Prime Minister Shimon Peres will turn 83 this year, the elder statesman has seemingly earned the degree of eternal youth of Israeli politics.
PM OLMERT COMMENDS PRESIDENT BUSH
Posted on Monday, June 12, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert commended US President George W. Bush on the killing of al-Qaeda commander Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.
PM OLMERT VISITS JORDAN
Posted on Monday, June 12, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with King Abdullah on Thursday at the Royal Palace, the first time an Israeli prime minister has visited Amman since September 2000.
JERUSALEM ARAB SHOT
Posted on Monday, June 12, 2006
A 35-year-old Jerusalem Arab was shot and killed and four others were wounded on Sunday on a major highway near Jerusalem in what security officials believe to be a terror attack.
RESIDENTS PROTEST QASSAMS
Posted on Monday, June 12, 2006
A continued barrage of Qassam rockets landed in open areas early Monday morning as residents awoke to the sound of the Red Dawn alert system.
HAREDI UNIT RECRUITS ULTRA-ORTHODOX
Posted on Monday, June 12, 2006
The ultra-Orthodox are finding it difficult to persuade religious youth to serve in the Israel Defense Forces’ Nahal Haredi (religious) infantry battalion unit.
US TEEN TRAVELS TO MIDEAST TO MEET CHAT MATE
Posted on Sunday, June 11, 2006
Sixteen-year-old Katherine Lester from Michigan planned on meeting a 25-year-old Palestinian man from Jericho on MySpace.com and flew to the Middle East to meet him, but was persuaded by US officials in Jordan to return home.
QASSAM ROCKETS CONTINUE FALLING IN ISRAEL
Posted on Sunday, June 11, 2006
Palestinians responded to the death of seven civilians by firing 19 Qassam rockets in the past 24 hours, nine of which landed in Israel.
OLMERT: ISRAELI ARMY MOST ETHICAL ARMY IN THE WORLD
Posted on Sunday, June 11, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert expressed regret over the death of seven civilians who were killed in the Gaza Strip, but claimed that it has never been Israel’s strategy to target civilians.
US TEEN KIDNAPPED IN SAMARIA, RELEASED
Posted on Sunday, June 11, 2006
Jewish American student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Benjamin Bright-Fishbein was released unharmed early Sunday after being abducted in Nablus Saturday night.
ISRAELI AIR FORCE KILLS HAMAS, ISLAMIC JIHAD MEMBERS
Posted on Sunday, June 11, 2006
The Israeli Air Force killed two Hamas operatives in the Gaza Strip after attacking Qassam launching crews near the refugee camp of Beit Lahiya.
WEEKLY TRIVIA
Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006
In which year were the Qumran/Isaiah Scrolls found? And who found them?
SHABBAT READINGS & COMMENTARY
Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006
On this Shabbat we learn about the seven-branch lampstand, the Menorah, which once stood in the Temple. We then read about the separation of the Levites “among the sons of Israel” who were to remain pure because they were ‘wholly given to Me’ (8:16).
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006
PM Ehud Olmert visits Jordanian King Abdullah II in Amman
KOTOOSHU WINS WRESTLING MATCH IN ANCIENT AMPHITHEATER
Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006
A delegation of Japan’s – and the world’s – top sumo wrestlers, made their debut in Israel, holding their first match at the 2000-year-old Roman Amphitheater in Caesarea, thrilling Israelis.
SUMO WRESTLERS IN ISRAEL
Posted on Friday, June 09, 2006
This week Japanese Sumo-Wrestlers visited Israel and in the antique amphitheatre of Caesarea they gave the Israeli audience a show fight with big winner Kotooshu. As closing part of their visit the wrestlers bathed in the Dead Sea.
WORLD WAR III
Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2006
"We are already in the intensification of World War III and if the world does not take a stand together against the terror threat, then we will all fall together.”
HAMAS FM TO ATTEND UN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE MEETING
Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2006
Palestinian foreign minister Mahmoud al-Zahar intends to participate in discussions of the UN Human Rights Committee that will convene this month in Geneva, according to reports by the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
HAMAS TO WITHDRAW SPECIAL FORCES FROM GAZA
Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2006
Hamas agreed on Wednesday to withdraw its controversial special security forces comprised of terrorists from public areas in the Gaza Strip.
Caught on tape: Man murders sister in 'Honor killing'
Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2006
Basel Abu-Dahal of Ramle was indicted in the Tel Aviv District Court on Wednesday as he was caught on tape murdering his 24-year-old sister Miriam, stabbing her 29 times in the parking lot of a Bank Hapoalim.
Pharmacy caters to women during pre-World Cup campaign
Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2006
Israel’s Superpharm drugstore chain has launched a 4.5 million shekel (one million dollars) pre-World Cup marketing campaign targeting women while the men watch soccer.
PM Olmert scheduled for Jordanian visit to calm Abdullah's fears
Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will travel to Jordan on Thursday in an attempt to calm King Abdullah's concerns over his convergence plan and its effect on the Hashemite Kingdom.
PA rejects Israeli assistance in medication, demands cash
Posted on Thursday, June 08, 2006
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni on Wednesday told US Assistant Secretary of State David Welch that the Palestinians refused to accept Israeli aid in medications worth 50 million shekels ($11 million)
TV sales increase before World Cup
Posted on Wednesday, June 07, 2006
About 43,000 Israelis purchase new TVs leading up to the World Cup soccer tournament in Germany, prompting a 24 percent increase in number of sets imported.
Foreign workers banned from Eilat hotels
Posted on Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Industry, Trade and Labor Minister Eli Yishai signed an agreement today banning employment of foreign workers at Eilat’s hotels beginning in January.
Defense Minister orders Israeli hospital to care for Palestinian girl
Posted on Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Defense Minister Amir Peretz ordered Israeli hospitals on Wednesday to provide proper medical care for a Palestinian girl and her uncle wounded in an Israeli Air Force Strike.
Bar Mitzvah Candies proceeds donated to children’s ward
Posted on Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Public and religious schools in the Negev have, for a second consecutive year, sold their Bar Mitzvah candies and donated the proceeds to the children’s ward at the Soroka Hospital in Beersheba.
Israeli security captures wanted murderers
Posted on Wednesday, June 07, 2006
In a joint operation, the Shin Bet (Israel’s Security Services) and Israeli army arrested 34-year-old Ibrahim Alikam and 35-year-old Ibrahim Hani in Ramallah.
American immigrant soldier found dead in apparent suicide
Posted on Wednesday, June 07, 2006
Police are investigating an apparent suicide by an American immigrant after he allegedly desecrated a Mosque on Tuesday night in Samaria.
Bringing the God of Israel to Iran
Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2006
While helping to organize the 1979 Iranian revolution, Reza Safa, a Shiite Moslem, felt an urgency to leave his homeland. He headed to Sweden to live with a friend and there he underwent a spiritual revolution of his own.
Hi-tech US visas run out
Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2006
The US government announced that its annual limit of visas for Israeli hi-tech workers for 2007 has run out. It is believed that at least 1,000 Israeli managers, engineers and experts work in the United States.
Palestinians launch 7 Qassam rockets, one lands on child’s bed
Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Palestinians fired seven Qassam rockets into Israel on Tuesday, one landing in a child’s bed in Sderot and another wounding a women who was later taken to the hospital.
PA compound attacked, factions meet on referendum
Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Rocket propelled grenades were fired on Tuesday at a security compound in the Gaza Strip, wounding three maintenance workers, security officials said. Security personnel retaliated, but the assailants escaped.
Police arrest 3 in Israeli-Canadian human trafficking ring
Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2006
Police arrested three suspects on Tuesday in an international female trafficking ring operating between Israel and Canada. Tel Aviv detectives busted the ring after investigating ads in Russian-Israeli newspapers.
Jordan asks Israel to destroy abandoned palace
Posted on Tuesday, June 06, 2006
The Jordanian government has asked Israel to demolish an abandoned palace in Jerusalem intended for the Jordanian royal family as a place of residence.
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Trial opened of Orthodox man who allegedly murdered son
Posted on Monday, June 05, 2006
The trial of Israel Valas, the 19-year-old accused of murdering his 3-month-old son, opened Monday at the Jerusalem District Court.
Hamas, Fatah deadly clashes continue
Posted on Monday, June 05, 2006
A large explosive device detonated outside a home in the Jabalya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip on Monday killing Ahmed Khali, a Hamas member and wounding two of his relatives.
Hamas, Islamic Jihad reject PA Chairman Abbas' ultimatum
Posted on Monday, June 05, 2006
The armed faction of Hamas, Islamic Jihad and three other Palestinian terrorist groups refused on Monday to accept Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ deadline for adopting a proposal that, among other things, recognizes Israel.
Army intelligence to draw plan amidst increasing violence
Posted on Monday, June 05, 2006
The Israeli army is drafting a plan to deal with “worse case scenarios” as a period of relative calm fades between Israelis and Palestinians.
Sumo-Size it!
Posted on Monday, June 05, 2006
During their Jerusalem trip, a group of 13 sumo wrestlers visited the Mt. of Olives and the Western Wall. Following them were not only an army of journalists and cameramen, but also orthodox Jews.
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Religious Zionist rabbis avoid 'civil war' at all costs
Posted on Sunday, June 04, 2006
More than 20 rabbis of the Religious Zionist Movement signed a petition rejecting incitement against the government.
'Black Eyed Peas' Tel Aviv concert draws thousands
Posted on Sunday, June 04, 2006
Israel’s summer concerts opened on Saturday night at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv with the hip-hop group, the “Black Eyed Peas.”
Hamas resistance: new missile with range to Israeli centers
Posted on Sunday, June 04, 2006
Hamas Leader Abu Abdullah said that the terror group is developing an electronically guided missile that will place major Israeli population centers within firing range.
PA Chairman Abbas gives Hamas referendum extension
Posted on Sunday, June 04, 2006
Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday announced that if Hamas does not approve the prisoners' document, he would send the initiative to a vote.
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TRIVIA
Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2006
Do you know your bible?
SHABBAT READINGS & COMMENTARY
Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2006
On this Shabbat, we read a little more about the matter of the priestly lines from the houses of Gershoni and Merari. The task of these groups of Levites was divided, be it in the setting up and the taking down of the “tent of meeting.”
THE WEEK IN REVIEW
Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2006
Israel tells Hamas officials living in Jerusalem: Leave Hamas or leave Jerusalem
SHAVUOT: A Time of Revelation and New Birth
Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2006
After Passover, the second biblical pilgrimage feast is the first fruits festival, Shavuot, celebrated beginning this evening.
Dear Readers
Posted on Thursday, June 01, 2006
Shavuot, the Feast of the Harvest, begins this evening at sundown.

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