News Archive

July 2006

A rise in donations to the Libi Fund
Posted on Monday, July 31, 2006
The Libi Fund - a Fund for the Strengthening of Israel’s Defense, and which cares for the education, medical and social needs of the Israel Defense Forces soldiers, has reported a sharp rise in donations to the IDF from all around the world since fighting broke out in Gaza and in the north.
Head of GSS: No Deal in sight for Shalit
Posted on Monday, July 31, 2006
Head of Israel’s General Security Services Yuval Diskin said today that there is very little feasibility for a deal that will free kidnapped IDF soldier Corporal Gilad Shalit. “Abu-Mazen, Egypt, and Hamas are trying amongst themselves to find a formula which will allow for the release of Shalit.
Defense Minister Peretz: there is no ceasefire
Posted on Monday, July 31, 2006
Israeli Defense Minister Amir Peretz said today that Israel had agreed to limit the air force’s activities to 48 hours, but stressed that the Israel Defense Forces will deepen and expand its activities against Hizballah.
Israelis to avoid Muslim areas abroad
Posted on Monday, July 31, 2006
The Israeli Foreign Ministry and the General Security Services have instructed all Israeli embassies abroad to request local authorities to augment the security on Israeli missions, diplomats, and Jewish institutions, in fear that terrorist groups might plan revenge attacks against Israeli and Jewish targets.
Palestinians protest the killings in Kfar Kana
Posted on Monday, July 31, 2006
Thousands of Palestinians in cities across Judea and Samaria and in Gaza held protests for the killing of Lebanese citizens in Kfar Kana. The protesters shouted “Death to America” and “Death to Israel,” and called for the terrorist groups to strike Israel with terrorist attacks.
Condi calls for Lebanon settlement this week
Posted on Monday, July 31, 2006
United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will leave Israel this morning and will return to Washington. In a press conference held in Jerusalem, Rice called for the UN Security Council to act quickly and decisively in reaching a long term agreement between the sides this week.
Israel to halt air attacks for 48 hours
Posted on Monday, July 31, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert agreed yesterday to the demands of the United States to halt all air strikes in Lebanon for a period of 48 hours for the purpose of investigating the Kfar Kana incident.
Dalia Itzik Announces Int’l Public Diplomacy Blitz
Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2006
Knesset Speaker Dalia Itzik, decided, in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on a “Public Diplomacy Blitz” of Knesset members to different international capitals.
Lebanese Belgians file suit against Israel
Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2006
A group of Belgian citizens of Lebanese background have filed a lawsuit for alleged war crimes to the federal public prosecutor in Belgium against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Amir Peretz, and Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Dan Halutz.
Olmert warns Lebanese to flee southern region
Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told government leaders on Sunday that residents of the entire southern Lebanon region have been warned to leave the area.
Concerned Citizen Olmert Couldn’t Sleep
Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2006
Tali Horn, the soldier who answers the phone in the Homefront Command’s call center, could not believe what she was hearing. On the phone was none other than Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
Only a week to ten days of fighting left
Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2006
Israel has a week to ten days left in its military operation in Lebanon. This is what came out of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s second visit to Israel yesterday.
Israeli flag found in World Trade Center ruins
Posted on Sunday, July 30, 2006
The New York Police Department was able to find a torn Israeli flag among the wreckage of the WTC buildings which were hit in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
1 killed, 4 wounded in Lebanon strikes
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006
Israeli warplanes renewed attacks on suspected Hizballah targets in southern Lebanon on Friday, killing at least one person and wounding four others, Lebanese security officials said.
Report: Hizballah using UN post as a shield
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006
A Canadian UN peacekeeper who was killed in Lebanon overnight Tuesday by an IAF missile strike on his post wrote in an email to his former commander in the Canadian army six days before his death that Hizballah was using the UN post as a human shield.
Settler found murdered in Samaria
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006
The body of Dr. Danny Yaakovi from a settlement in Samaria was found Thursday in the trunk of his car near Nablus. Police and army personnel believe the murder was terror-, not criminally motivated.
Report: Contact made between Israel, Hizballah
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006
The London-based pan-Arab newspaper al-Hayat reported that representatives of Germany and the Red Cross mediated initial contacts between Israel and Hizballah aimed at an agreement to end fighting in north and exchange prisoners.
Rocket hits kindergarten; 2 children hurt
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2006
A rocket landed next to a kindergarten in south of Ashkelon, wounding two children, while eight suffered from shock on Friday morning.
US initiating own plan for Lebanese crisis
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006
After mediated talks in Rome failed on Wednesday to reach any conclusion to the ongoing conflict, the US is developing a plan of its own in hopes of solving the crisis in Lebanon.
Olmert meets with northern community leaders
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert traveled to the north and met with the heads of 20 northern communities on Wednesday afternoon.
Five Palestinian fugitives arrested in Judea-Samaria
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006
Five Palestinian fugitives were arrested by Israel Defense Forces in overnight operations throughout Judea and Samaria.
Nine IDF soldiers killed in Hizballah ambush
Posted on Thursday, July 27, 2006
Israel suffered the worst casualties it has seen in years in a cunning Hizballah ambush in Bint Jbeil on Wednesday that left eight combat soldiers and one paratrooper dead and more than 22 wounded.
IDF suffers casualties as battle rages in Bint Jbeil
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006
The fierce battle raging in southern Lebanon between Israel Defense Forces and Hizballah terrorists continued on Wednesday in Bint Jbeil, where at least 20 Israeli soldiers have suffered severe casualties.
PM to US supporters: we will not cease
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert spoke yesterday in a meeting with a special delegation of the United Jewish Congress (UJC) which arrived from the United States to show its support for Israel, and said that the work will continue until the objectives are reached.
Israel to establish “virtual” security zone
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Defense Minister Amir Peretz said yesterday that Israel is establishing a security zone close to the border with Lebanon which will be clean of Hizballah fighters and weapons.
Tensions mounting with UN
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Prime Minister Olmert called UN Secretary General Kofi Annan and expressed Israel’s great regret for the mistaken killing of the four UNIFIL soldiers in Lebanon. The PM said that he will instruct the IDF to conduct an in-depth investigation of the incident and will share its findings with the Secretary General.
Lebanon will deploy its army in the south
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006
Lebanese Interior Minister Ahmad Fatfat said that after the war, the Lebanese government is determined to deploy its armed forces in the south of Lebanon. “Up until now, the government was afraid to confront Hizballah and was hesitating between an internal conflict and a war with Israel. When we see the damage this war has brought, the decision will be for the first alternative, despite all the difficulties.”
Cabinet sets aside millions of shekels for the north
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006
The Israeli Government will allot a budget of tens of millions of Shekels to local municipalities hit by the conflict in the northern border.
Families of kidnapped soldiers to travel to Paris
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006
A delegation of members of the Goldwasser, Regev, and Shalit families is on its way to Paris in order to raise public support in France, which could influence Hamas and Hizballah to prove signs of life and ensure the safety of the three kidnapped soldiers.
UN official calls Hizballah cowards
Posted on Wednesday, July 26, 2006
UN Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Jan Egeland arrived in Israel and will visit sites hit by Kaytusha rockets.
Knesset meets in emergency session
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2006
JERUSALEM – In a special session of the Knesset on Tuesday, Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres spoke uncharacteristically tough, stressing Israel’s need to fight and defend itself.
Rice vetoes temporary solutions
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2006
US Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice arrived in Israel on a diplomatic mission to the Middle East, namely Israel and Lebanon, to resolve the current conflict.
Report: Hizballah banks bombed
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2006
A television report said that Israel has bombed Lebanese banks holding Hizballah money. NBC, an American network, reported that in the past few days Israel has intentionally targeted financial institutions in Beirut and other cities throughout Lebanon, among them Tyre, Sidon and Nabatiyeh.
Four Israeli soldiers killed in Monday fighting
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Two Israeli soldiers were killed in a harsh battle in southern Lebanon while two were killed when their helicopter crashed to the ground in northern Israel.
Gaza militants ready to release Shalit for ceasefire
Posted on Tuesday, July 25, 2006
Militant groups in Gaza, including Hamas, would accept a cease-fire deal with Israel, including releasing kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, according to the Palestinian agriculture minister, who also heads the coordinating committee of Palestinian organizations there.
Combat helicopter crashes near Safed
Posted on Monday, July 24, 2006
An Israeli combat helicopter crashed Monday afternoon in the Safed area, wounding the two pilots.
Government officials demand compensation for residents
Posted on Monday, July 24, 2006
Ministers are demanding that the government provide economic assistance for the residents who live in the north and surrounding areas.
Rocket barrages hit all over north; 1 injured
Posted on Monday, July 24, 2006
Rockets landed in open areas near Haifa, Safed, Acre and Nahariya and a Western Galilee community on Monday causing damage in Acre and injuring a person in Nahariya. A number of fires also broke out.
Los Angeles rally in support of Israel
Posted on Monday, July 24, 2006
Several thousand Jews and supporters of Israel filled Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, California waving Israeli and American flags and cheering speakers.
Israel has information on the three kidnapped soldiers
Posted on Monday, July 24, 2006
Vice Premier Shimon Peres visited yesterday with the family of the wife of Ehud Goldwasser, one of the two soldiers kidnapped in Lebanon.
General: Iran invested $100 million in Hizballah
Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2006
Head of the IDF Intelligence Corps Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin said that Iran has invested $100 million to reinforce the terrorist group Hizballah in Lebanon. Iran is financially backing this current operation and has supplied the group in the past.
Olmert: There will be more ups and downs
Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with college students on Sunday to discuss national security.
Jewish Americans rescue tourism
Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2006
A committee of American Jewish organizations’ presidents has developed an initiative to rescue tourism in the north from collapse. This northern operation involves “virtual tourism” where tourists pay now via credit card and come later. At a time when 50 percent of tourists are canceling their trips, Jewish groups are finding ways to keep hotels open and workers paid.
Israel hits 2 rocket launchers in Tyre
Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2006
Israeli warplanes hit two rocket launchers and two vehicles used by Hizballah shortly after two people were killed in Haifa. The Air Force said its Lebanese operation has two goals: the destruction of terrorist infrastructure and rocket launch sites.
Injured Lebanese woman treated in Israel
Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2006
A Lebanese woman injured in the Israel-Lebanon conflict was brought to the “enemy’s” side for treatment. The woman was transferred by Israeli forces from Maroun al-Ras, Lebanon to an ambulance waiting on the border. She was taken to a Safed hospital, accompanied by her son.
Immigrant hurt by rocket stays in Israel
Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2006
A Russian immigrant who lost her foot in a rocket attack on Haifa, said she loves Israel and will stay despite the attacks.
Two killed in Sunday rocket attacks
Posted on Sunday, July 23, 2006
Two people were killed in Haifa and 12 were injured, one seriously in a new barrage of rockets on Sunday. Thirteen rockets landed in the city area, directly hitting cars and two houses.
65 Katyushas strike the north, ten wounded
Posted on Saturday, July 22, 2006
65 Katyusha rockets landed across the north of Israel Saturday morning injuring ten people.
Hizballah rockets strike UN observation post
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2006
A barrage of Hizballah rockets aimed at northern Israel fell short of their targets, and instead struck a United Nations observation post, an army spokesman said. It wasn’t immediately clear if anyone was injured.
Nasrallah: Nazareth children are martyrs
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2006
Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah, who survived an Israeli assassination attempt, called two Arab-Israeli boys who were killed by a Hizballah rocket in Nazareth “martyrs.”
Four soldiers killed in fighting; Pilot killed as 2 helicopters collide
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2006
Four Israeli soldiers were killed in heavy fighting with Hizballah terrorists in the Lebanese village of Maroun al-Ras, near Israel’s Moshav Avivim, where much fighting has taken place in recent days. Six soldiers were wounded.
Palestinians say 5 killed in Gaza
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2006
Palestinians said that a mother, three of her children and another relative were killed when an Israeli shell was fired at gunman firing anti-tank missile at soldiers in the northern Gaza Strip.
5,000 Reserves called up, including 2 Israel Today staffers
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2006
Israel has called up hundreds of reserve soldiers to take part in the fighting or to take over in Judea and Samaria, in order to allow the army’s regular forces to move north.
Initiative: Talkback offensive in support of Israel
Posted on Friday, July 21, 2006
In hopes of reversing a tide of anti-Israeli protests, a pro-Israeli organization launched a campaign to defend Israel and sway public opinion in her favor by “talking back” on websites based all over the world.

Two-front war continues
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2006
Israel continued all-out fighting on two fronts today, pounding Hizballah targets in the south and in Beirut and also re-entering the Gaza Strip.
Chief of Staff: Fighting may last a long time
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2006
Chief of Staff Lt. General Dan Halutz said in a letter to his soldiers, the first since the war in Lebanon began, that there is no time frame for its activity in Lebanon and to be prepared for an extended operation.
Peres: Hizballah and Hamas running wild
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2006
Vice Premier Shimon Peres said Iran disgraces the international community and until there will be a real response to the action of this country Hizballah and Hamas will “continue to run wild.”
EU Envoy Solana meets with Israeli leaders
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2006
The European Union’s High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy Javier Solana met with Israel’s government leaders today to discuss the current crisis in northern Israel and Lebanon.
Nazareth children buried
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2006
Two children, aged nine and three, were buried in Nazareth today after Katyusha rockets fell into the area where they were playing on Wednesday. The two boys are among the first of Israeli-Arabs killed by Hizballah since the terrorist organization captured Israeli soldiers causing a major crisis in the north.
PM Olmert telephones Canadian PM
Posted on Thursday, July 20, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert telephoned Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper yesterday to express his appreciation for Canada's statements of support for Israel in the campaign against Hizballah and Hamas.
IDF ground forces, Hizballah exchange fire
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006
In a heavy exchange of fire, Israeli ground troops clashed with Hizballah terrorists at Israel’s northern border near Moshav Avivim, just north of Safed this afternoon.
Peretz: Hizballah's flag will not fly over our borders
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Minister of Defense, Amir Peretz, said at the opening of his meeting with Secretary-General of the Council of the European Union, Javier Solana, "We stand on the principle that Hizballah will retreat from the border such that Hizballah's flag will not fly over our border fences."
Israeli army enters central Gaza
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Israeli infantry, engineering and armor forces moved into central Gaza overnight Tuesday as part of a wide scale operation to thwart terror and Kassam attacks and damage terrorist infrastructures.
The security cabinet decides to continue “intense fighting”
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006
The security cabinet decided on Tuesday that “intense fighting” against Hizballah would continue, including “strikes against the terrorist infrastructure and its program, its operational capabilities, its combat materials with the goal of bringing the abducted soldiers back to Israel” and to remove the threat of rockets from Israel.<
IDF drops leaflets in Lebanon
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006
As part of the IDF's operation against Hizballah to stop the rocket barrages against Israel, the IDF dropped leaflets intending to warn the Lebanese civilian population to stay clear of areas from which rockets are launched against Israel, as these will be targeted by the IDF and civilians present in those areas are endangering their lives.
Peres calls on Jewish world to join in Israeli development
Posted on Wednesday, July 19, 2006
Vice Premier Shimon Peres called on the Jewish world to join in the development of the Negev and the Galilee in the midst of Israel’s pending crisis.
Kidnapped or not kidnapped?
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2006
The al-Aksa Martyrs’ Brigades claimed that they kidnapped a Border Patrol soldier in the West Bank. The Border Patrol published an official denial stating that the report was not true and as a result of their investigation confirmed that a soldier was not kidnapped and that all Border Patrol soldiers were accounted for either at their base or at home.
Israel pulls out of Beit Hanoun
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Israeli troops pulled out of the Palestinian refugee camp of Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip overnight Monday at the end of a long-standing operation of the Israel Defense Forces to destroy the terrorist infrastructure there.
Livni meets with UN envoy
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni met this morning with the United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan's team of special envoys to the Middle East, including political advisor Vijay Nambiar, to discuss with them possible solutions to ending the crisis in the north.
IDF expects to complete operation in “weeks”
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2006
The Deputy Chief of the General Staff Moshe Kaplinsky said that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) would continue its operations in Lebanon, but expects the offensive to be complete “in a matter of weeks.”
Immigrants arrive in midst of war
Posted on Tuesday, July 18, 2006
While katyushas continue to fall on Israeli territory and may have deterred tourists, new immigrants continue to return home to Israel.
G8 blames Islamic groups for Middle East fighting
Posted on Monday, July 17, 2006
US President George Bush and other world leaders blamed Hizballah and Hamas for beginning the fighting in the Middle East. During its meeting in Russia, the Group of Eight (G-8) also called for “an immediate end to the current violence,” demanding that Hizballah and Hamas halt their rocket attacks on Israel and Israeli forces end their military response.
Israel makes 60 air strikes on Lebanon
Posted on Monday, July 17, 2006
Israel Air Force jets continued their bombardment of Beirut on Monday, taking out the port and a gas tank and shelling the southern suburbs. At least 21 people had been killed by noon Monday, the sixth day of violence, in more than 60 strikes, Lebanese reports said.
Palestinian caught with bomb in Jerusalem
Posted on Monday, July 17, 2006
In the midst of fighting on both southern and northern fronts, Israeli police caught a would-be suicide bomber in the nation’s capital intending to carry out an attack in Jerusalem.
Six wounded in Haifa building collapse
Posted on Monday, July 17, 2006
Six people were wounded Monday afternoon when a building in Haifa collapsed after taking a direct hit from a Katyusha rocket fired by Hizballah in Lebanon. The rocket tore the front off the building, crushing cars underneath. Medics said an initial inspection indicated no one was trapped under the rubble.
Israel warns citizens of kidnappings of Israelis abroad
Posted on Monday, July 17, 2006
Security officials warned the public of Hizballah’s attempts to kidnap Israeli citizens abroad.
Israeli army operates in Beit Hanoun
Posted on Monday, July 17, 2006
Israeli forces attempted to bring down the terrorist infrastructure in the area of Beit Hanoun on Sunday in the northern Gaza Strip.
Hamas is thwarted by Nasrallah
Posted on Monday, July 17, 2006
Head of the Shin Bet (General Security Services) Yuval Diskin said if Hamas was ready to come to a deal concerning the release of captured soldier Gilad Shalit, its plans have been thwarted as Hizballah has demanded a much higher price for the soldiers, making it harder for Hamas to deal with Israel alone.
Intelligence briefing on Nasrallah
Posted on Monday, July 17, 2006
Head of Intelligence Amos Yadlin said that if Hizballah’s Hassan Nasrallah would have known in advance the situation he would not have abducted the soldiers.
Rockets fall on north overnight
Posted on Monday, July 17, 2006
It was a starry night with lights of Hizballah rockets raining down on northern Israel overnight Sunday, wounding six. Rockets landed for the first time in Afula, south of Nazareth and in the Jezreel Valley, its furthest distance south so far.
PM: Nothing will deter us
Posted on Sunday, July 16, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert spoke for the first time publicly on the escalated fighting in Lebanon and in northern Israel since Wednesday’s attacks, at the weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday.
WEEKEND WRAP: Israeli-Hizballah battle intensifies
Posted on Sunday, July 16, 2006
Israeli and Hizballah fighting intensified as Katyushas rained down on northern Israel over the weekend. Defense Minister Amir Peretz declared martial law throughout the north giving the defense establishment the authority to issue instructions to civilians as well as impose a curfew if necessary.
Abbas meets with head of Shin Bet
Posted on Sunday, July 16, 2006
In a private meeting, the head of the Shin Bet (General Security Services) Yuval Diskin met with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas concerning the release of abducted soldier Gilad Shalit and the escalation of events in the Gaza Strip in Amman.
Israeli troops re-enter Gaza
Posted on Sunday, July 16, 2006
The Israeli air force reentered Gaza on Saturday night and attacked a building used as a Hamas base in the northern Gaza Strip.
Israel has 72-hour period before UN gets involved
Posted on Sunday, July 16, 2006
Israel believes it has a 72-hour window before the international community steps in and intervenes in its current operations in Lebanon.
Israel deploys Patriot Missiles in Haifa
Posted on Sunday, July 16, 2006
Israel deployed three Patriot missile batteries at an air base in Haifa overnight Saturday after over 700 katyusha rockets fell into Israel since last Wednesday. In spite of this, 10-15 rockets fell on Haifa Sunday morning killing eight and wounding dozens.
Rabbi: ‘Holy Land, not Homo Land’
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2006
Orthodox Jews, Moslems and Christians have banded together to try to prevent this convergence of gays and lesbians from all over the world for a week of activities in Israel’s capital.
Lebanon offensive continues
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2006
The terrorist group Hizballah has launched more than 100 rockets from southern Lebanon at northern Israeli towns while Israeli warplanes continued to pound Hizballah strongholds in Lebanon.
The Week in Review
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2006
Israeli warplanes strike Beirut’s international airport and widen its offensive against the terrorist group Hizballah and other Lebanese targets from the air, ground and sea
Shabbat Readings & Commentary
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2006
In our previous Torah portion we read how Israel was saved by God from the curses of the Moabite king Balak and his seer Balaam. Instead of cursing, Balaam “gave counsel to trespass against the LORD” (31:16).
Mass prayer service in Mea Shearim
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006
In light of the escalating security situation a mass prayer service will be held in Jerusalem’s Mea Shearim neighborhood this evening.

A poster, calling on residents to attend the service, was posted in the religious neighborhoods in Jerusalem. The service is a call to prayer “for Israel’s blood which is being spilt like water.”
Rocket barrages hit the north
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006
After rocket barrages hit Nahariya this morning killing one woman as a result of a direct hit on a residential building, rocket barrages also hit the northern communites throughout the day.
Markets slump as tensions rise
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006
Israeli stocks have plummeted as Israel takes on two fronts and the fighting escalates. The New Israeli Shekel was heading for its biggest two-day decline in eight years. The currency fell to 4.4960 from 4.4452 against the US dollar, declining just under 3 percent.
Durable home front - part of change in the game
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006
Defense Minister Amir Peretz warned that the military operations in Lebanon would not cease until the army controls southern Lebanon.
Israel considers Emergency Government
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006
In an emergency cabinet meeting held late Wednesday Israel considered calling for the establishment of an emergency government as the fighting in Lebanon escalates.
Israel widens offensive against Hizballah
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006
Israeli warplanes struck Beirut’s international airport and blasted southern Lebanon for a second day, widening it’s offensive against the terrorist group Hizballah and other Lebanese targets from the air, ground and sea, military officials said.
US supports Israeli action
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006
According to a poll conducted by the American Hasbara program entitled “Project Israel” in coordination with the Foreign Ministry, American support for military operations in defense of its people is up.
Woman killed in northern rocket attack
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006
A 40-year-old woman was killed in her bedroom and another 12 residents were injured after Hezballah launched a barrage of rockets at the northern coastal town of Nahariya. The wounded were hospitalized with shrapnel and shockwave injuries.
Olmert: Unprovoked attack is “an act of war”
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Israeli forces moved into Lebanon on Wednesday after the terrorist group Hezballah, which operates in southern Lebanon, kidnapped two Israeli soldiers—a move Israel has labeled an “act of war.”
A prime minister’s best friend
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert appears to be following in the footsteps of several American presidents: When the Olmert family moved into the prime minister’s residence, the family dog, Pita, came right along with them.
Watchmen on the walls
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006
It will look to some like the British Mandate is back: The stoic guards bedecked with red coats and furry black hats that characterize Buckingham Palace in London will stand at Jaffa Gate of Jerusalem’s Old City.
Convergence will include 30,000 settlers
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Knesset Member Otniel Schneller said that the convergence plan would include evacuating 30,000 settlers and not 70,000 from Judea and Samaria, which was assumed in the beginning.
Hamas terrorist wounded
Posted on Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Israeli troops entered central Gaza on Tuesday night and attempted to assassinate Hamas commander Mohammed Deif who was seriously wounded in the Israeli air strike.
Tensions rise over “realignment”
Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Tensions rose at a Knesset meeting on Monday when Minister of Housing and Construction Meir Sheetrit expressed disapproval for the planned Israeli withdrawal from Judea and Samaria.
Syrian ambassador meets with Jews in London
Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2006
In an unprecedented meeting, delegates of the Jewish community in Britain and British parliamentarians met with the Syrian ambassador in London after staging a demonstration outside the Syrian embassy for the release of a kidnapped Israeli soldier.
20,000 Shekels offered to kill gays
Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2006
Protesters in the ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim distributed fliers on Tuesday offering a 20,000 shekel (nearly $4,500) reward for killing gays during the World Gay Pride Jerusalem Parade to take place next month.
Israeli use of folic acid increased
Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2006
The Health Ministry has reported that since 2000, the number of women taking folic acid has increased 650 percent, which has significantly reduced the risk of neural disorders in babies.
Al Aksa Martyrs’ Brigades recruits 100 women
Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2006
The Al-Aksa Martyrs’ Brigades, the terrorist branch of Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party, announced on Monday that it has recruited 100 women ready to launch suicide attacks against Israel.
Demonstrations opposite Syrian Embassies
Posted on Monday, July 10, 2006
Demonstrations for the release of abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit will take place today opposite Syrian embassies throughout the world.
West Bank withdrawal despite Gaza terror
Posted on Monday, July 10, 2006
JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that despite the constant terror that has plagued Israel since it pulled out of Gaza last August, he would press on with his “realignment” plan of evacuating Jewish settlements in Judea and Samaria and creating a Palestinian state.
Missing boy’s body found near Nitzanim
Posted on Monday, July 10, 2006
After an extensive overnight search, police and Zaka (an acronym for Zihui Korbanot Ason, Hebrew for Identification of Disaster Victims) found the body of eight-year-old Shimon Tzriker who disappeared on Sunday during a class field trip to the Nitzanim Beach.
Mashaal reportedly backs deal with Israel
Posted on Monday, July 10, 2006
According to Hamas leaders, it was reported that Khaled Mashaal, Hamas’ political chief in Damascus, said he supports Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh's call for a cease-fire between Israel and the Palestinians.
Arab communities benefit
Posted on Monday, July 10, 2006
Israel has decided that all Israeli-Arab communities will be classified as class A areas, making them eligible for state funding and tax benefits.
Israel bans Palestinian Americans from entering country
Posted on Monday, July 10, 2006
For the first time since 1967, Israel is preventing Palestinians with foreign citizenship, mostly Americans, from entering the country. Many of those rejected had worked or lived many years in Judea and Samaria.
PM: This war not bound by time
Posted on Sunday, July 09, 2006
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told Cabinet ministers on Sunday that negotiating for the release of abducted soldier Gilad Shalit will encourage more kidnappings and said, "We will not hold negotiations with Hamas – we will not hold negotiations with terrorists."
Yad Sarah - 30 years old
Posted on Sunday, July 09, 2006
For a country splintered by war, terror and illness one organization, thirty years later, is still meeting the needs of thousands. Yad Sarah remains Israel’s leading volunteer organization providing everything from free medical supplies to home care support, and many other services, to anyone who asks for their assistance.
Gaza two weeks later
Posted on Sunday, July 09, 2006
It’s been two weeks and things have not changed since the abduction of Corporal Gilad Shalit and still Israel has no information or knowledge of his whereabouts.
Israeli wins first Grand Slam at Wimbledon
Posted on Sunday, July 09, 2006
Israeli Andy Ram partnered with Russian Vera Zvonareva and together grand slammed their way to victory at Wimbledon’s finals against Americans Bob Bryan and Venus Williams in the mixed doubles.
Kassam lands in Sderot home, 4 wounded
Posted on Sunday, July 09, 2006
Two Kassam rockets landed in the southern Negev town of Sderot early Sunday morning. Four were wounded after one of the Kassams landed in the house of resident Shlomo Ohayon.
Friday Feature: Israel goes down under for runner
Posted on Friday, July 07, 2006
The Jewish state has gone fishing down under with hopes that Michael Budlender, Australia’s fastest Jewish man, will don the blue and white Israeli uniform and carry Israel to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, according to Australian Jewish News.
Shabbat Readings and Commentary
Posted on Friday, July 07, 2006
Just a reminder from last weekend’s feature: The captain of the German soccer team, Michael Ballak, and his team lost this week to Italy. His name, Ballak, is ironically similar to the name of this week’s Torah portion!
No intention to stay in Gaza
Posted on Thursday, July 06, 2006
“We have no intention of remaining in Gaza. We exited from there not to return." So said Defense Minister Amir Peretz at the start of the Israeli offensive in northern Gaza. "We have tried all avenues and have no choice but to execute this military offensive.”
Israel supporters rally in New York City
Posted on Thursday, July 06, 2006
The New York based Committee Lmaan Zion (For the Sake of Zion) is hosting a pro-Israel rally in front of the Israeli Consulate in New York City on Thursday to encourage Israel to stand strong in the midst of increased terror threats.
Mea Shearim mob blocks arrest of shop owner
Posted on Thursday, July 06, 2006
A mob of religious men attempted to block Israeli security officials from entering the Jerusalem ultra-Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim on Thursday to arrest a butcher-shop owner employing a Palestinian living in Israel without a permit.
Doctors believe Haredi baby was strongly shaken
Posted on Thursday, July 06, 2006
Doctors who treated Israel Valas’ baby said the child was strongly shaken. Valas, the 19-year-old ultra-Orthodox father was arrested on suspicion that he murdered his child.
Troops step up operations in Gaza
Posted on Thursday, July 06, 2006
Israeli ground troops entered northern Gaza on Thursday after a second Kassam rocket landed in the Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon. Eight were treated for shock, including four children. Terrorists have reached new heights with their ability to travel further distances attacking Israeli cities.
Israel to expand operations in Gaza
Posted on Wednesday, July 05, 2006
The Security Cabinet on Wednesday authorized Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Defense Minister Amir Peretz to order security forces to prepare for an extended operation in Gaza intended to bring about the release of abducted soldier, Gilad Shalit.
Abductors don't believe Mubarak
Posted on Wednesday, July 05, 2006
According to reports in a London-based Saudi newspaper, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s promises to ensure the security of Palestinian prisoners by Israelis in exchange for kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit was not enough to convince the captors to adhere to Israel’s plea.
Israel air force strikes Gaza Interior Ministry
Posted on Wednesday, July 05, 2006
The Israeli Air Force hit the Palestinian Interior Ministry building in Gaza City early Wednesday morning after terrorists launched a Kassam rocket into an Ashkelon school.
Israel considers residential incursion into Gaza
Posted on Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Israeli government officials issued a warning to Hamas after it launched Kassam rockets at an Ashkelon school on Tuesday. The officials are considering approving a possible incursion in residential Palestinian areas for the first time since Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza last summer.
Terror Attack Thwarted
Posted on Wednesday, July 05, 2006
Intelligence information led troops to a Palestinian would-be suicide bomber on Wednesday morning as he entered the Barkan industrial zone near Ariel.
Netanyahu: Entebbe was “turning point" in the war on terror
Posted on Tuesday, July 04, 2006
On the 30th anniversary of Israel’s dramatic rescue of hostages at the Entebbe Airport in Uganda, former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israel Today that the operation was a “turning point” in the war on terror.” Netanyahu’s brother, Jonathan “Yoni,” was the only soldier killed in the mission.
Rabbis call on community to protest Gay Pride Parade
Posted on Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Israel’s ultra-Orthodox community is planning a mass protest on the day of the International Gay Pride Parade to be held in Jerusalem next month.
Islamic Army: We will not kill Shalit
Posted on Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Gilad Shalit’s abductors announced that they will not kill him, but said they will no longer transmit information on the soldier’s condition. After Israel rejected the ultimatum to release Palestinian prisoners by its deadline of today at 6 a.m., the Islamic Army spokesman, Abu Muthana, said it is against Islam to kill Shalit, but failed to say whether Shalit was dead or alive.
Weekly Special Offer
Posted on Monday, July 03, 2006
Due to the overwhelming demand, we are offering another week of Israel’s hottest summer style for a discounted price! Grecian lace-up style sandals with soft leather uppers, leather lining and flexible sole.
Israel will not surrender to blackmail
Posted on Monday, July 03, 2006
“The government of Israel will not surrender to the blackmail of the Palestinian Authority or to Hamas that is run by murderous terrorist groups. We will not take part in any negotiations for the release of prisoners.”
Justice Ministry drafts civil marriage bill
Posted on Monday, July 03, 2006
Justice Minister Haim Ramon intends to present a bill to the Knesset, drafted by the Justice Ministry, pushing for civil marriages for couples, which cannot marry according to Jewish Law.
Police may ban gay pride parade
Posted on Monday, July 03, 2006
The Jerusalem Police will decide later this week whether to allow the International Gay Pride parade slated for next month.
Israel is given ultimatum
Posted on Monday, July 03, 2006
Gilad Shalit’s abductors are giving Israel until 6 a.m. on Tuesday to release its prisoners and meet their demands.
No release of prisoners with blood on their hands
Posted on Monday, July 03, 2006
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) said that it would be willing to release Palestinian prisoners in exchange for abducted Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.
Israeli tanks destroy tunnels
Posted on Monday, July 03, 2006
Israeli tanks and armored bulldozers moved into northern Gaza on Monday as part of a military operation to destroy tunnels dug by terrorists to infiltrate into Israel.
Weekly Special Offer
Posted on Sunday, July 02, 2006
Due to the overwhelming demand, we are offering another week of Israel’s hottest summer style for a discounted price! Grecian lace-up style sandals with soft leather uppers, leather lining and flexible sole.
Israel strikes office of Hamas prime minister
Posted on Sunday, July 02, 2006
The Israeli air force (IAF) attacked the office of Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh in Gaza City overnight Saturday setting the building ablaze.
PM Olmert: Israel won’t give into terror
Posted on Sunday, July 02, 2006
At a weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that "these are difficult days for Israel, but we won't give in to terror."
Interior Minister revokes residency of Hamas ministers
Posted on Sunday, July 02, 2006
Interior Minister Roni Bar-On revoked the permanent residence status of four Hamas ministers including the Palestinian Authority Jerusalem Affairs minister on Friday.
Egypt gives Hamas Sunday deadline
Posted on Sunday, July 02, 2006
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has told Hamas to respond to its proposal by the end of today to end the crisis over the abduction of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

Current Issue

ARCHIVE