April 2007

No choice but to invade Gaza - IDF
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi on Sunday said that the only way to halt attacks from Gaza on southern Israel was to launch a major military ground offensive.
Jewish aliyah 'makes Muslim hearts weep'
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007
A leading Palestinian Muslim cleric on Sunday issued a religious decree forbidding Palestinian Arabs from emigrating to other countries, and warning that doing so was permitting immigrating Jews to fundamentally alter the demographic balance west of the Jordan River.
IDF mulls opening more combat jobs to women
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) recently appointed a committee to study the possibility of allowing women to join front-line combat units.
Russian billionaire wants to be mayor of Jerusalem
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007
Russian-Jewish billionaire Arcadi Gaydamak has announced his intention to run for mayor of Jerusalem when elections for the prestigious post are held next year.
Palestinian clerics issue guidelines for barbers
Posted on Monday, April 30, 2007
A leading group of Palestinian Muslim clerics this week issued a religious ruling demanding Palestinian hairdressers stay in line with Islamic law.
IDF chief: Hizballah trying to redeploy
Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi told Sunday's cabinet meeting in Jerusalem that Hizballah is trying to redeploy its armed forces to southern Lebanon in violation of the UN-brokered ceasefire that ended last summer's war.
Netanyahu would beat even Herzl for prime minister
Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007
In a special survey on Sunday to mark the 147th birthday of the father of modern Zionism, Theodore Herzl, Geocartographia asked 500 Israelis who they would most like to see lead the nation.
Olmert won't let war probe bring him down
Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert will not allow harsh criticism of his leadership by an investigative committee into the handling of last summer's war against Lebanon's Hizballah prematurely end his tenure, insisted sources close to the Israeli leader on Sunday.
Hamas defends rocket attacks, promises more
Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007
Hamas leader Khaled Mashal on Saturday defended his group's rocket barrage on southern Israel last week as "legitimate resistance," and promised more of the same if Israel did not stop acting against Palestinian terrorists in Judea and Samaria.
Three times more Palestinians killed by Palestinians than IDF
Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007
Figures from the first quarter of 2007 show that three times as many Palestinian Arabs were killed by their own people than in confrontation with the Israel Defense Forces.
Shabbat-Reading “Achrei Mot / Kedoshim”
Posted on Friday, April 27, 2007
Our weekly Torah portion continues with additional rules and guidelines for the children of Israel, this week, how to live Holy and pure lives before the LORD.
Author decries Israeli schools' flawed Bible lessons
Posted on Friday, April 27, 2007
Asaf Wohl, winner of the Deacon's Prize at Haifa University in the subject of Israel's history, laments the state of Israel's secondary education system, which is making the Bible irrelevant to future generations of Israelis.
Israel tests 'smart sign' to reduce traffic accidents
Posted on Friday, April 27, 2007
Most people are aware that Israel is afflicted by terrorism, but few realize the Holy Land is plagued by an even more prolific killer - traffic accidents.
Israeli MK: Egypt could attack us again
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007
While Israel is focusing its attention on mounting Iranian and Syrian threats, Egypt may be the country most actively setting the stage for a fourth pan-Arab attempt to annihilate the Jewish state, warned a prominent Israeli lawmaker.
Palestinians renew truce, then fire rocket
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007
Palestinian terrorists operating out of the Gaza Strip fired a rocket into southern Israel on Thursday, despite having recommitted themselves to a cessation of violence just hours earlier.
Israel draws up plans to aid Darfur refugees
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007
Israel's Foreign Ministry this week ordered several of its departments to draw up plans to directly aid the millions of Sudanese residents of the Darfur region who have been made refugees by a rampaging government-backed Arab militia.
Palestinians tried to assassinate Knesset member
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007
A terrorist cell affiliated with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement has revealed that it attempted to assassinate an Israeli Knesset member earlier this year, but instead killed a well-known doctor by mistake.
Arab League to expand Israel boycott
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007
The Arab League held a four-day conference in Damascus this week to discuss expanding its economic and trade boycott of Israel by blacklisting an additional undisclosed number of firms doing business with the Jewish state.
Israel develops key component of next-generation fighter jet
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007
The next-generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter being developed to replace the current air forces of several Western powers will rely heavily on an Israeli-developed component - an advanced pilot's helmet that will do away the need for a traditional heads-up display.
Israelis look to reclaim more of Hebron
Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Jewish settlers in Judea are looking to buy two more properties adjacent to a house they recently purchased in Hebron that has become the source of an international controversy.
Bible Quiz champ displays biblical morals, tries to return award
Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Displaying not only knowledge of the Bible, but also devotion to its precepts, World Bible Quiz champion Yishai Gaspan on Tuesday pleaded to have is score docked and the first place prize awarded to the runner-up after discovering that one of his answers has been partially incorrect.
Israel mulls response to Gaza rocket barrage
Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert met with senior defense officials on Wednesday to discuss a possible military response to a Palestinian rocket barrage launched against southern Israel from the Gaza Strip a day earlier.
Palestinians want to kidnap more IDF soldiers
Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Hamas and the other terror groups that call Judea, Samaria and Gaza their home see the abduction of Israeli soldiers as an effective policy that should be implemented repeatedly.
Israeli-Arab Knesset Member Resigns
Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007
The Arab Balad Party is to replace its party leader with Said Nafaa on Tuesday. Nafaa is Druse who has been active in strengthening Arab national identity. The replacement came following Balad Party Chairman Azmi Bishara’s resignation, which he announced from the Israeli Embassy in Egypt on Sunday.
Israel says Syria preparing for war
Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007
Syria is preparing for full-scale war with the Jewish state and is setting the stage to justify such a conflagration, Israeli officials warned in meetings with visiting US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates last week.
Hamas calls for new terrorist offensive
Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007
The ruling Palestinian faction Hamas on Sunday called for a fresh terrorist offensive against Israel after nine Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces at the weekend during counter-terror operations in Samaria and Gaza.
Israel stands still to remember its fallen
Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007
Israel came to a standstill for two minutes on Monday morning as air raid sirens were sounded throughout the land in honor of the 22,305 soldiers that have fallen defending the reborn nation during its short modern history.
Olmert looks to counter Lebanon War criticism
Posted on Monday, April 23, 2007
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is preparing a media blitz to counter what is expected to be harsh criticism of his leadership when the Winograd Commission into the handling of the Second Lebanon War publishes its interim findings on Sunday.
Israelis gear up for 46th annual Israel Festival
Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2007
Israelis are gearing up for its 46th annual Israel Festival, slated for the end of May, with opening performances by China’s Circus of Wan at the Jerusalem International Convention Center.
Security forces on high alert for national celebrations
Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2007
A full closure was imposed on Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip on Saturday night and will continue through Wednesday night.
Finance minister under investigation, suspends himself
Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2007
Finance Minister Avraham Hirchson, who has been under investigation for alleged embezzlement, suspended himself on Sunday for three months as finance minister and Knesset member.
Israelis to honor fallen soldiers and terror victims
Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2007
The State of Israel will stand on Sunday evening and remember its fallen soldiers and those who have been victims of terror.
Kassam lands in Sderot home
Posted on Sunday, April 22, 2007
Two Palestinian terrorists were killed by Israeli army fire on Sunday morning in an operation in Nablus, bringing the death toll of Palestinian gunmen since the weekend to eight.
Shabbat Reading
Posted on Friday, April 20, 2007

“Tazria – Metzora”
Leviticus 12:1–18:30; 2 Kings 4:42 – 5:19

In last week’s Torah portion we learned about clean and unclean animals. This week’s reading begins with, “when a woman gives birth (tazria).” When a child is born, it is the beginning of all things.

Israeli Police hunt war criminals
Posted on Friday, April 20, 2007
More than 60 years after World War II, the hunt for Nazis continues and the Israeli Police are helping to investigate war crimes committed against the Jews during the Holocaust.
Living monuments
Posted on Friday, April 20, 2007

Ultra Orthodox name children after Holocaust victims

Israelis, whether Holocaust survivors themselves or the heirs of survivors, commemorated Holocaust Remembrance Day this past week by honoring the victims who suffered at the hands of the Nazis.

Extreme Right group call on gov't to free Yigal Amir
Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2007
Right-wing activists are launching an extensive campaign calling for the release of Yigal Amir, the man who assassinated former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
Organic Health food store to open in Israel
Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2007
With organic and specialized health foods a growing trend, the largest health food store in the Middle East is set to open in Netanya this June. The store, to be called, Eden Teva Market, was a $6 million project, invested by businessman Guy Provisor.
Islamic Jihad refuses to halt Kassam attacks
Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2007
Amidst ‘Road Map’ requirements and the Saudi Peace Plan to cease terrorist activity, Palestinian factions such as Islamic Jihad have said they would not halt Kassam attacks against Israel.
US Defense Sec'y praises int'l action against Iran
Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2007
US Defense Secretary Robert Gates (photo) who is in Israel to bolster a strategic alliance against the Iranian nuclear threat, praised the international community on Wednesday for their diplomatic efforts because they’re “working.”
Settlers to celebrate Independence Day in evacuated settlement
Posted on Thursday, April 19, 2007
Families evacuated from the former Samarian settlement of Homesh plan to head to the ruins for a second time on Independence Day next week, Army Radio reported on Thursday.
Israel denies Egyptian spied for Mossad
Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007
In the second spy case of its kind since the beginning of the year, Egyptian authorities announced on Tuesday that a nuclear engineer at the country’s Atomic Energy Agency has been charged with handing information over to Israel’s spy agency, the Mossad.
Defense Ministry changes gravestone captions
Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Following the government’s decision to officially call last summer’s war “The Second Lebanon War,” the Defense Ministry began changing the captions on the tombstones of fallen soldiers on Tuesday. Gravestones will be changed from “died at battle” to “died at war.”
Iran attempts to recruit Israelis to spy
Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007
The Shin Bet (Israel’s Security Agency) revealed on Tuesday that Israelis have been recruited to spy for Iran and reveal information when visiting their families. During the past two years the Shin Bet has questioned 10 Israelis, some of them Jews, who’ve agreed to spy for the Islamic Republic.
Knesset Member calls Hebron Jews ‘deluded’
Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Member of Knesset Yossi Beilin (photo) visited the disputed building in Hebron and intends to submit a “bill calling for evacuation of all Jews from Hebron.”

Fatah, Hamas: Abduct More Israelis
Posted on Wednesday, April 18, 2007
In separate statements released this week, Hamas and Fatah have called for the immediate abduction of Israelis. The terrorist organizations said by holding Israelis hostage they would have greater leverage in the release of the most vile of terrorists serving time in Israeli prisons.
Meretz youth protest treatment of Sudan refugees
Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Several members of the Meretz Youth movement protested outside the Interior Ministry in Jerusalem yesterday over what they said was unfair treatment of refugees from Darfur by Israel.
Some rabbis discourage teen marriage
Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Two prominent religious Zionist rabbis came out with a stern warning for religious Jewish teens this week: Grow up before you get married!
Israeli photographer wins Pulitzer
Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007
One man's honor is another man's shame. While Israeli photographer Oded Balilty received a Pulitzer prize for a photo he took during the forcible evacuation of a Jewish settlement in Judea, the State of Israel wasn't getting any kudos for the content of the picture.
Gunmen wound 3 in shooting attack near Modi'in
Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Three people were wounded in a shooting attack when gunmen opened fire at the entrance of the Na’aleh settlement near Modi’in on Tuesday, the police said.
Israeli professor killed in Virginia Tech Massacre
Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007
In the deadliest shooting rampage in US history, it was reported on Tuesday that an Israeli, Professor Liviu Librescu, was among the 32 people massacred on Monday at Virginia Tech College.
Ahead of Independence Day, Israeli Flag Sales Down
Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007
With Israel’s 59th Independence Day just a week away, parading one’s national pride around may not be the latest trend this year as Israeli flag sales are down.
Herzog “deeply ashamed” at situation of survivors
Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007
Social Affairs Minister, Yitzhak Herzog, said that he felt “deeply ashamed” at the situation of thousands of Holocaust survivors who are living in deplorable conditions.
Film director Claude Lanzmann visits Israel
Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007
Claude Lanzmann, film director, philosopher and journalist, is visiting Israel to attend the Kisufim Conference of Jewish Writers in Jerusalem. Lanzmann is also being hosted by the Cinematheque in Jerusalem where parts of his renowned film, “Shoah,” will be screened.
Rafi Eitan heads the “March of the Living” in Poland
Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007

Minister of Pensioner Affairs, Rafi Eitan, is representing the Israeli government and heading the "March of the Living” which commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day taking place today, April 16.
Israelis honor survivors on Holocaust Remembrance Day
Posted on Monday, April 16, 2007
The majority of television stations were on a 24-hour break, shops closed early and Israelis stood in silence on Monday, honoring the victims of the Holocaust.
Eight Israeli hikers found in Chilean mountains
Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2007
The eight Israeli backpackers reported lost in South America were found late Saturday evening in Chile’s Puyehue National Park. A Chilean Air Force helicopter spotted the Israelis and the rescue was made.
Israeli youth fear another Holocaust
Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2007
On the eve of Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Day 2007, a recent poll revealed that 37 percent of Israel's youth, many of whom are the grandchildren of Holocaust survivors or who had family who perished at the hands of the Nazis, feel another Holocaust is possible.
Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorated
Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2007

On Sunday night the State of Israel will commemorate the six million Jews murdered by the Nazis by marking the start of Holocaust Remembrance Day.
Bible Society, internet cafes attacked in Gaza City
Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2007
Three explosions that went off in Gaza City on Sunday morning damaged two internet cafes and a Christian bookstore. No injuries were reported and no group claimed responsibility for the attack, Palestinian security officials reported.
Israel considering joining Arab League working group
Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2007
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is expected to tell Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday that Israel is not ruling out the possibility of participating in groups set up by the Arab League working towards endorsing full normalization in a return for a withdrawal to the Green Line, senior sources said.
Shabbat Commentary
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2007

“Shemini – on the Eighth (day)” Leviticus 9:1–11:47; II Samuel 6:1-7:17

This week’s parasha discusses two main issues: The first, the dedication of the Mishkan (tabernacle), which included sacrifices and the cleansing of the priests. In the midst of the “festivities” we read of the sudden death of Aaron’s sons Nadav and Avihu after offering a “strange fire” before the LORD.

Non-violent Palestinian PR
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2007
Not all Palestinians are seeking to publicize their cause through violent acts such as terrorist attacks, kidnappings and rocket launchings.
Worshipping in the Byways
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2007
TEL AVIV – It was a most unlikely scenario: More than 300 young Israeli and international believers fervently worshiped God to Hebrew praise songs while crowded into a rundown, dive of a bar in industrial Tel Aviv.
Israel fighter jets escort US airliner
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007
Four fighter jets, two F-16s and two F-15s, scrambled to intercept a Continental flight when it failed to make contact with Air Traffic Control at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.
Water Authority: Sea of Galilee down two meters
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007
The Sea of Galilee has seen worse winters, but this one wasn’t necessarily successful either as the water level of the Galilee rests two meters below the upper red line level.
Bank of Israel refuses to “weaken” shekel
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007
Amid increasing calls for the central bank to take action against the shekel, including demands to continue lowering the interest rate, Bank of Israel Governor Stanley Fischer said the shekel must not be viewed only in the context of the dollar and the central bank does not plan on dipping into the foreign exchange markets to curb the shekels sharp advances.
British millionaire attends own house warming
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007
Leave it up to a British Jewish millionaire to purchase property in Israel and that’s exactly what Cyril Stein did. Stein flew from London last week to attend his own house warming party in an illegal outpost in Samaria.
Bishara's family returns to Israel
Posted on Thursday, April 12, 2007
Amidst rumors that Member of Knesset Azmi Bishara has fled Israel, his wife and children returned and MK Jamal Zahalka denied the reports in an interview with Army Radio on Thursday.
Officials urge army to beef up security at checkpoints
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Defense officials called for a revision of security procedures at Israeli checkpoints in Judea and Samaria on Tuesday after it was released for publication that a would-be Palestinian suicide bomber with 100 kilograms of explosives drove to Tel Aviv last month.
Google invests in Israeli-Chinese browser
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Google has invested nearly $1 million in the Israeli-Chinese owned Maxthon browser, TechCrunch blog on technology start-ups reported Tuesday.
Israeli civilian shot in West Bank drive-by attack
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007
An Israeli citizen was wounded late Tuesday night when Palestinians fired at the hitchhiker in Samaria near the settlement of Karnei Shomron, southwest of Nablus.
Al-Aksa seizes Nablus property, clashes continue
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Clashes continued through the night between Palestinian security officials and terrorists in the Samarian town of Nablus as police attempted to prevent Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigades members from seizing property belonging to a local con man who stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from dozens of Palestinian families.
Peretz to order evacuation of disputed Hebron home
Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Defense Minister Amir Peretz ordered that settlers living in a home of disputed ownership receive evacuation orders on Wednesday in the Judean city of Hebron.
EL AL cancels Antalya route, replaced by Turkish airline
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007
The Turkish charter company, Corendon Airlines, took over flights between Israel and Turkey last week following EL AL’s suspension of its route to Antalya.
Israelis flock to the North, first time since the war
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Israelis flooded tourist sites in the north during the Passover holiday for the first time since the war in Lebanon this past summer.
Egypt uncovers two tunnels leading into Gaza
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Egyptian authorities uncovered two new tunnels along the Gaza border and arrested a Palestinian man in the Sinai Peninsula who allegedly crossed from the Gaza Strip into Egypt, a security official said Sunday.
Palestinian police clash with terrorists in Nablus
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Palestinian security officers exchanged heavy fire with terrorists in the Samarian town of Nablus on Monday, wounding three people and paralyzing the city center.
Israeli security foils attempted suicide attack
Posted on Tuesday, April 10, 2007
An attempted suicide attack plan in Tel Aviv was thwarted during Passover and cleared for publication on Tuesday. The Shin Bet and Israeli military troops arrested 19 Hamas members from Kalkilya who were involved in planting 220 pounds of explosives in a vehicle intended to be detonated in the Tel Aviv area.
The Seventh Day of Passover
Posted on Sunday, April 08, 2007
The seventh day of Passover is the conclusion of Passover. This day of Passover marks the day when many miracles were performed for our forefathers at the Red Sea. The Torah (in Exodus, 12:16) states, ”…and the seventh day shall be declared a holy day for you. No work shall be done on that day.”
A synagogue with a view
Posted on Friday, April 06, 2007
Architects in a southern Jerusalem neighborhood are building a temple that will become the only Jewish house of worship with a view facing the Temple Mount.
The ‘Messiah’ …
Posted on Friday, April 06, 2007
It was standing room only for the opening night of Handel’s Messiah in Jerusalem this week, performed for the first time ever in Hebrew. The Pavilion, which seats 600, was packed, while two performances of Hebrew version – aptly set in the middle of Passover week – as the choruses retell the prophecies, birth, life, death and resurrection of the Messiah, Yeshua.
Israeli Shay Doron drafted to WNBA
Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007
Israeli Shay Doron, who plays basketball for the University of Maryland, has become the first Israeli drafted to the Women’s Basketball Association in American, fulfilling a childhood dream.
Sderot protestors demand action
Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007
Hundreds of Israelis spent the first day of Passover demonstrating in Sderot, the southern Israeli town pummeled by Palestinian rockets for years.
Report: 20 percent of army reservists unprepared
Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007
According to an Israel Defense Forces report, about 20 percent of IDF reserve units are unprepared for military operations and need fundamental training.
Israeli protests stalled US-Saudi arms sale
Posted on Thursday, April 05, 2007
A major arms deal between the United States and Saudi Arabia for the purpose of shoring up defense against Iran has been delayed due to Israeli objections to the sale, the New York Times reported.
Palestinians “offended” by Merkel’s Israel visit
Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Palestinian officials have accused German Chancellor Angela Merkel of “offending the Palestinians’ feelings” during her visit on Monday to Ramallah when she met Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Tel Aviv ranks 105 in world in quality of living poll
Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Tel Aviv' is once again ranked 105th in the Mercer Human Resource Consulting 2007 Quality of Living Index Survey. The Israeli capital of Jerusalem, however, climbed two places this year from 124 to 122.
Sephardic Chief Rabbi to become next Shas leader
Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, leader of this Sephardic generation, announced at a Torah scholars conference in Jerusalem that Rabbi Shlomo Moshe Amar, the Sephardic chief rabbi of Israel would succeed him in gaining Shas leadership. Shas is a political party, which represents ultra-Orthodox Sephardic Judaism.
Kassam rocket lands in open Negev
Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007
Palestinian terrorists launched a Kassam rocket into Israel from the northern Gaza Strip on Tuesday. The rocket landed in an open area in the western part of the Negev and there were no reports of injuries or damage.
Israeli soldier wounded in Jenin
Posted on Wednesday, April 04, 2007
An Israel soldier was wounded on Tuesday night when his unit came under fire in a Jenin refugee camp.
Passover, a night different from all other nights
Posted on Monday, April 02, 2007
Tonight Israelis will celebrate the night that is different from all other nights when they sit down with friends and family for the Passover Seder meal and remember God’s deliverance of His people from the hand of Pharaoh and the Exodus from Egypt.
Matza prices soar for Passover
Posted on Sunday, April 01, 2007
Specialized matzot, including bran and whole grains, have doubled in price, according to matza manufacturers, but these prices have not kept dieters away.
US delegation tours Israel
Posted on Sunday, April 01, 2007
US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi toured Jerusalem holy sites on Saturday along with a congressional delegation, including the first Moslem elected to Congress, Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison.
Territories closed for Passover holiday
Posted on Sunday, April 01, 2007
A full closure has been imposed on Judea and Samaria, which started late Saturday night and is to continue through the end of Passover. The closure will be lifted after the holiday, following a security assessment.
Olmert praises Saudi initiative
Posted on Sunday, April 01, 2007
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is satisfied with the “active role” Saudi Arabia is playing in the Middle East peace process. Olmert told Time Magazine that the 2002 Saudi initiative, revived by the Arab Quartet, is a “very interesting approach.”
Hamas threatens to attack Israeli troops
Posted on Sunday, April 01, 2007
Hamas terrorists are gearing up for Israeli troops to enter the Gaza Strip by holding intensive training sessions. Izz al-Din al-Qassam, Hamas’ military wing, warned Israel that if it entered Gaza it would suffer major losses.
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