News Archive

May 2007

Israeli boy dies of rocket-inflicted wounds
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007
Attack and death were not widely reported for unexplained reasons
Russia wants control of downtown Jerusalem
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007
Moscow ready to buy area known as the Russian Compound for $100 million
Ministers propose developing 'Israeli Kassam'
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007
Primitive projectiles would satisfy calls for proportionate force
Israel rejects truce in Gaza
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Cabinet decides to keep up military pressure on Hamas and other terror groups
Poll: Israelis now see Gaza pullout as mistake
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Most believe there is a military solution to ongoing terrorist rocket attacks
Palestinian urges Israel to hit Gaza hard
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Former collaborator now under daily threat as resident of Sderot
Israel helps US truckers save fuel
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007
New device significantly reduces drag, thereby reducing fuel consumption
Abbas' Fatah threatening Palestinian businesses
Posted on Wednesday, May 30, 2007
Locals shops closing down due to high rate of extortion
Olmert government in trouble as Labor ousts leader
Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Peretz fails to extend chairmanship; Ehud Barak and Ami Ayalon to face each other in run-off
Israel stops Muslim burials near Temple Mount
Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Islam trying to block Messiah's return by putting corpses between Mount of Olives and Golden Gate
Treasonous former Arab lawmaker appears on Hizballah TV
Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Bishara tells Jordanian newspaper he never liked Israel, or sitting in the Knesset
Man nabs leopard with bare hands
Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Wild killer was stalking family cat; got big surprise after entering owner's bedroom
Israel's Foreign Ministry battles hatred on the Internet
Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Focus of the effort is on anti-Israel videos hosted by Google's YouTube
Israelis at Harvard try to bring down former IDF chief
Posted on Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Wanted posters go up accusing Halutz of indiscriminately slaughtering Lebanese civilians
Palestinian baby rushed to Israeli hospital
Posted on Monday, May 28, 2007
Jewish doctors mend Arab child's severely damaged heart
Netanyahu still favored as prime minister
Posted on Monday, May 28, 2007
Labor Party primaries raise possibility of current government's downfall, early elections
Israel's first Kenyan soldier
Posted on Monday, May 28, 2007
Arusi Medlia discovers deceased father was a Jew and Israeli citizen and promptly immigrates
Palestinian cleric: Hamas is too Jewish
Posted on Monday, May 28, 2007
Says the Jews have more mercy on Palestinians than does Hamas
Israelis support bill to take Sundays off
Posted on Monday, May 28, 2007
Only ultra-Orthodox reject idea of following Christian world's lead
Israeli man killed by Palestinian rocket
Posted on Sunday, May 27, 2007
Sderot looks to cancel current school year as students flee town to hold classes elsewhere
Jerusalem police committed to gay parade
Posted on Sunday, May 27, 2007
Homosexuals plan to march through the holy city in massive display of debauchery next month
Ex-IDF chief: We must invade Gaza
Posted on Sunday, May 27, 2007
Abbas has refused to act against Hamas terror, and therefore is no partner for peace
Hamas threatens to kill captive Israeli soldier
Posted on Sunday, May 27, 2007
Shalit to be executed if Israel continues to respond forcefully to Hamas aggression
Israeli officers wounded in Jerusalem terror shooting
Posted on Sunday, May 27, 2007
Terrorist gunmen, innocent bystander killed in exchange of fire near popular tourist site
Arab rockets destroy Jewish crops
Posted on Sunday, May 27, 2007
The burning of huge swaths of Israeli farm land by Palestinian rockets has somehow gone completely unnoticed
Four hurt in weekend of rocket fire
Posted on Sunday, May 27, 2007
Ongoing attacks force Sderot students to resume their studies outside town
Gaza - where a beard can get you killed
Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2007
Young Hamas members are quickly shaving their beards to avoid detection by Fatah rivals
Israel rejects truce offer, arrests Hamas minister
Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2007
Officials insist Hamas will not be rewarded for halting its own escalating aggression
Government, billionaire spar over care of rocket refugees
Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2007
Russian tycoon sets up tent cities near Jerusalem and Tel Aviv for fleeing Sderot residents
Gaza money-changers bombed for aiding Hamas
Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2007
Millions in Syrian and Iranian donations funneled to the terror group
Israel worried by failure to stop Iran nukes
Posted on Thursday, May 24, 2007
Blasts notion that world just accept Iran as nuclear-capable power
Terrorists timed fatal rocket attack for evening news
Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday's salvo left one Israeli women dead and another 13 people wounded
Disney issues muted response to Hamas Mickey Mouse
Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Felt any kind of legal action against the Palestinian Authority would ultimately be ineffective
Israel may face milk shortage
Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Dairy farmers in Israel say they may be unable to meet rapidly growing demand for milk products
Religious Jewish group takes aim at home computing
Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2007
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect in Israel is urging its followers to get rid of their personal computers
Israel threatens to kill Hamas leaders
Posted on Monday, May 21, 2007
Even Damascus-based chief Khaled Mashaal put on notice
Israel aids remote regions of Vietnam
Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2007
Israel's embassy in Hanoi last week bankrolled an Israeli-led humanitarian mission to remote jungle areas of Vietnam.
Palestinian journalist slams Hamas' use of Mickey Mouse
Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2007
A respected Palestinian journalist reporting out of the Gaza Strip slammed Hamas' use of a Mickey Mouse look-alike to teach hatred of Israel, while completely ignoring that far more Palestinians have been killed by Palestinians this year than by the Israeli army.
Billionaire picks up where government failed
Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2007
Israeli-Russian billionaire Arcadi Gaydamak has offered to construct safe rooms in 1,300 houses in the hard-hit southern town of Sderot, something the government of Israel promised to do two years ago.
125 rockets in five days
Posted on Sunday, May 20, 2007
The southern Israel town of Sderot and surrounding communities have been hit by more than 125 Palestinian rockets since last Tuesday, according to an Israel Police report on Sunday morning.
Beating the Tax
Posted on Friday, May 18, 2007
When the Lebanon War broke out last summer, Christian organizations responded swiftly with shipments of aid for Israelis stuck in shelters while their businesses and homes were damaged and destroyed. But the shipments were subject to a heavy import tax. So Messianic lawyer Calev Myers stepped in to help relieve the relief organizations.
Rabbis may ban Judeo-Christian Knesset conference
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007
Israel's Chief Rabbinate was due to meet on Thursday to consider declaring a Judeo-Christian women's conference at the Knesset to be in violation of Jewish law.
Residents continue to flee Sderot amid rocket storm
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007
The exodus of Israelis from the southern town of Sderot continued apace Thursday morning, as more rockets fired from the Palestinian-controlled Gaza slammed into the battered community.
Would-be Palestinian assassin aided by humanitarian group
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007
The humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders aided, presumably inadvertently, a Palestinian Arab who planned to assassinate Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
Heavy rains dampen Jerusalem Day
Posted on Thursday, May 17, 2007
Torrential rains in Jerusalem on Wednesday forced the postponement and cancellation of some of the central events marking the 40th anniversary of the reunification of the holy city under Israeli rule.
Palestinian rockets wound 30; Sderot partially evacuated
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Israel on Wednesday began evacuating parts of the southern town of Sderot, after more than 30 Palestinian rockets slammed into the community over a 12-hour period.
Jerusalem Day photos
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2007
The 40th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem was celebrated with much color, sound and enthusiastic support for the Jewish state from both Israelis and Christians.
Messianic Jews march in Jerusalem Day parade
Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Messianic Jews on Tuesday joined in the central march kicking off the 40th anniversary celebration of the reunification of Jerusalem.
Text: Olmert's Jerusalem Day speech
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007
"Today, we celebrate 40 years since the reunification of the two parts of the city. So many have yearned for it, so many have longed for it and so many have sacrificed their lives for it. And we, who are blessed with such a capital, must ask ourselves, every year anew, what we are doing for this city in order to be deserving of it?"
Israel seeks ways to bolster hold on Jerusalem
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Israel on Wednesday will celebrate 40 years with a unified Jerusalem as its capital, despite the fact that most of the world refuses to recognize Jewish sovereignty over the entire holy city.
Tel Aviv murder portends wave of violence, police fear
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Israeli police officials on Tuesday expressed concern that the murder of an Arab taxi driver by a recent Jewish immigrant in Tel Aviv a day earlier could lead to a wave of revenge attacks.
IDF dragged into Gaza infighting
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Israeli soldiers on Tuesday found themselves engaging rival Palestinian gunmen who were battling each other at the Karni Crossing between the Gaza Strip and southern Israel.
Muslim leader makes move on Jerusalem
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Sheikh Raad Salah, leader of the northern Israel branch of the Islamic Movement, has launched an effort to ensure Muslim control over Jerusalem's Temple Mount, and eventually the entire city.
Dig produces artifacts from time of David and Solomon
Posted on Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Israeli archeologists on Monday unveiled a number of signet rings believed to be from the time of the biblical kings David and Solomon.
Israeli town to sue Palestinians over rocket damage
Posted on Monday, May 14, 2007
The battered residents of southern Israel plan to file a law suit against the Palestinian Authority for failing to prevent those living under its jurisdiction from firing rockets out of the nearby Gaza Strip.
Jerusalem official tries to stem Christian exodus
Posted on Monday, May 14, 2007
A Jerusalem municipal official on Sunday urged the government to make it easier for Christian Arabs, even those identified as "Palestinians," to make their homes in the Israeli capital.
Israeli lawmaker wants Sundays off
Posted on Monday, May 14, 2007
Israeli Member of Knesset Zevulun Orlev, chairman of the National Religious Party (NRP), submitted a bill at the weekend to make Sunday an official day off of work in Israel.
Israeli teen reminds nation about hostage soldiers
Posted on Monday, May 14, 2007
An Israeli teenager from the southern town of Beersheba has launched an initiative to remind his countrymen that three of their soldiers are still being held hostage by Islamic foes in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.
Jerusalem Day not on US ambassadors schedule
Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2007
American diplomatic sources revealed on Sunday that US Ambassador to Israel Richard Jones will not attend a state ceremony marking the 40th anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification under Israeli rule.
EU ambassadors to boycott Jerusalem Day
Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2007
European ambassadors to Israel say they will boycott Wednesday's national celebration of the reunification of Jerusalem under Israeli rule in 1967.
IDF says US plan will increase terror
Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2007
Israeli defense officials say the demands of a new Bush Administration peace initiative would, if implemented at this time, lead to a significant increase in Palestinian terrorism against the Jewish state.
Palestinian girls sold to rapists
Posted on Sunday, May 13, 2007
Two Palestinian Arab sisters living in the Samarian town of Ramallah were recently sold by their parents to two young men previously convicted of raping minors.
Shabbat Reading: “BeHar – BeChukkotai”
Posted on Friday, May 11, 2007
This week we again have a double Torah portion. In the first part, "BeHar – At the mount (Sinai)," God’s appointed times of rest are stressed. God ordered resting times for mankind and for nature, which He connected with the number seven.
Israelis don't want to cede, or live in Jerusalem
Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007
A majority of Israelis oppose surrendering any part of Jerusalem in a peace settlement with the Palestinians, though most also say they would never consider living in the capital, according to a recent poll.
New Jerusalem neighborhoods approved
Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007
Jerusalem's Planning and Construction Committee last week approved a plan to build three new Jewish neighborhoods that officials say will create contiguity between the capital and large nearby blocs of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
Boy jumps out window during rocket attack
Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007
A 10-year-old Israeli child was wounded Thursday after he jumped out of the window of his home during a Palestinian rocket attack on the southern Israel town of Sderot.
Palestinians blast discovery of King Herod's tomb
Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007
A Palestinian official on Wednesday labeled as unsubstantiated propaganda an Israeli archeologist's announcement a day earlier that he had discovered the tomb of King Herod south of Jerusalem.
US immigrant soldier honored for bravery in Lebanon
Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007
Yehuda Werdesheim, who immigrated from the US to Israel in order to serve in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), has been nominated to receive a Citation of Excellence for his outstanding bravery during one of the Second Lebanon War's most fierce battles last summer.
Likud calls for partial elections
Posted on Thursday, May 10, 2007
Likud lawmaker Yisrael Katz on Wednesday submitted a bill calling for a special election within 60 days to allow Israelis to choose a new prime minister.
Israel's other missing soldier: Majdi Halabi
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Much is made of three Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers being held hostage in Lebanon and Gaza, while Israel's Jews and the international community have all but forgotten about an Israeli Druze soldier missing since 2005.
Israel to aid Darfur refugees
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Israel's Foreign Ministry will donate $5 million toward aiding the millions of refugees created by ongoing violence in Sudan's Darfur region.
'Christian missionaries' targeted in Gaza
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007
A Palestinian Islamic group confirmed on Tuesday that its "armed wing" is targeting what it called "Christian missionary activity" in the Gaza Strip.
Poll: Most Israelis are Zionists, but see moral decay
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007
The results of a public opinion poll released on Tuesday show that the vast majority of Israeli Jews view themselves as Zionists, but see a steady and worrying decay in the moral fiber of their nation.
Israel increases maternity leave; expectant mothers unsatisfied
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007
Israel's Knesset on Monday approved a bill to immediately extend paid maternity leave in the Jewish state from 12 to 14 weeks. It was the first time Israel has increased the time mothers can stay at home with their newborns and still receive a salary in over 53 years.
Arab family attacks police for saving girl's life
Posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2007
An Israeli Arab family on Tuesday reacted violently after police officers prevented a teenage girl related to them from committing suicide.
Israel: US plan is naive
Posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2007
An Israeli official this week blasted as "quite naive" an American effort to set parallel timelines for the implementation of Israeli and Palestinian peace obligations.
Israel pleased with new French president
Posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Nicolas Sarkozy is "a friend of Israel," and his victory in France's presidential election on Sunday heralds a more balanced French approach to the Middle East conflict, said Israeli leaders.
Olmert gov't survives no-confidence votes
Posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2007
The government of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert survived three no-confidence votes on Monday, as Israel's Knesset kicked off what promises to be a dramatic summer session.
Jerusalem's Arab population expanding
Posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2007
The Arab population in Jerusalem is increasing at double the rate of the capital's Jewish population, warned researchers in a survey published on Monday.
Israel invites Palestinian Christians for Pentecost
Posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Israel will open its gates to thousands of Palestinian Christians who want to visit holy sites in Jerusalem, Haifa, Nazareth and Tiberias for Pentecost later this month.
Archeologists find Herod's tomb
Posted on Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Israeli archeologists from Jerusalem's Hebrew University announced on Monday the discovery of King Herod's grave and tomb at an ancient fortress complex south of the Israeli capital.
Gaza rockets pound Sderot
Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007
Gaza-based Palestinian rocket crews pounded the southern Israel town of Sderot Sunday afternoon and Monday morning, leaving two people moderately wounded and many others suffering from shock.
Palestinian 'Mickey Mouse' teaches kids to hate
Posted on Monday, May 07, 2007
The newest Palestinian television children's program host bears a striking resemblance to Mickey Mouse, providing the show with instant success and a large and attentive audience of youngsters in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip.
Israelis ignite mass bonfires for Lag Ba Omer
Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007
The semi-gloomy skies on Sunday morning were nothing more than lingering smoke from the previous night’s mass bonfires that lit up the country for Lag Ba Omer.
Hamas vows to thwart peace efforts
Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007
The Hamas terrorist organization at the weekend vowed to use its political power in the Palestinian Authority and its armed forces on the ground to thwart an American initiative to move the region closer to peace.
An Israeli tourist in Tehran
Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007
An Israeli tourist en route from Istanbul to Mumbai, India on Friday was forced to spend an anxious night in Tehran when his Turkish Airlines flight made an emergency landing in the Iranian capital.
IDF being restrained until Israelis are killed
Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007
Israel has operational plans to deal decisively with the Gaza-based terrorist infrastructure, but is waiting to send the army into action until terrorist-fired rockets manage to actually kill Israelis.
Israelis, Palestinians collaborate on computing revolution
Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007
A group of tech-savvy Israelis and Palestinians have joined forces to create what they hope will amount to nothing short of a revolution in the way people use their computers.
Palestinian executed for helping Israel
Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007
A 26-year-old Palestinian man was brutally executed in Ramallah on Saturday on suspicion that he helped Israel combat terrorism in line with signed peace agreements.
Peres eyes possible return to power
Posted on Sunday, May 06, 2007
Israeli Vice Premier Shimon Peres at the weekend urged his Kadima Party colleagues to stop trying to bring down Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, but noted that if the latter is unable to hold on to the top position, he is interested in the job.
150,000 rally against Olmert
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007
Organizers of a Tel Aviv rally against the continued leadership of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said that more than 150,000 Israelis attended the Thursday evening event.
Israel leads way in water defense
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has signed on as one of the financial backers of Israeli research aimed at protecting water supplies from chemical attacks by terrorists.
Committee recommends medical exams for older drivers
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007
A committee of experts established by Israel's ministries of health and transportation has recommended medical exams for all drivers over the age of 40.
Former Arab MK accused of feeding Hizballah targets
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007
Former Israeli Arab lawmaker Azmi Bishara stands accused of helping Lebanon's Hizballah to identify targets in northern Israel during last summer's war.
Microsoft to expand Israel operations
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007
Computer software giant Microsoft is set to expand its Israel operations with the opening of a new research and development center in the Tel Aviv suburb of Herzliya.
Syria still preparing for war
Posted on Thursday, May 03, 2007
Syria is conducting the largest military buildup along its border with Israel since the outbreak of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, warned Israeli Ambassador to the US Salai Meridor on Wednesday.
Olmert's party turns on him
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's Kadima Party on Tuesday began discussing ways to respectfully remove their leader from office in order to avoid early elections in the wake of a damaging appraisal of the government's handling of the Second Lebanon War.
PA Speaker prays for Jews' annihilation
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007
The speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council petitioned Allah during a sermon at a mosque in Sudan last week to kill every single Jew on the face of the earth.
All polls point to Netanyahu as desired PM
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007
If change comes via elections, the public intends to firmly place control of the government in the hands of Binyamin Netanyahu and his Likud Party.
Fatah launches 'Summer Storm' against Israel
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Two terrorist cells affiliated with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement announced this week the start of the "Summer Storm" campaign of violence against the Jewish state.
Students protest in third week of strikes
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Students at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design took to the streets of Jerusalem in an unusual demonstration, artistically protesting the government's decision to raise tuition.
Israeli doctors and nurses lock horns
Posted on Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Israel's Medical Union on Wednesday threatened to launch a public protest over a Health Ministry decision to expand the authority of nurses.
War findings pose threat to US-backed 'two-state solution'
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007
While the Bush Administration declined to comment directly on the findings of Israel's Winograd Commission, it acknowledged that the public outcry against Prime Minister Ehud Olmert would hindering efforts to divide the biblical Land of Israel.
Hizballah pleased with Israeli war probe
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007
The Lebanese terrorist organization Hizballah on Monday expressed satisfaction with the critical findings of the Winograd Commission into the Israeli leadership's handling of last summer's Second Lebanon War.
Syria: US efforts in Mideast are failing
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Syrian leader Bashar Assad on Monday said that America's vision for a "new Middle East" is failing, as conflicts rage in Iraq, Lebanon and the Palestinian-controlled territories.
Text: Lebanon war probe findings
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Select excerpts of the primary findings of the Winograd Commission into the handling of last summer's Second Lebanon War.
Olmert defiantly clings to power amid public outcry
Posted on Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on Monday rejected widespread calls for his resignation after the Winograd Commission into the handling of last summer's Second Lebanon War found him guilty of ineffective wartime leadership.

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