News Archive

September 2007

Nazi threat increases in Israel
Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2007
Synagogues around Israel targeted by Nazi groups; elderly Jewish woman seriously beaten in Haifa
Israelis say use of nukes justified
Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2007
Huge 71 percent majority of Israelis believe their nation should employ nuclear weapons if severely threatened
Palestinians arrested for eating during Ramadan
Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2007
Government of "moderate" Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas establishes "morality police" to enforce compliance with Islam
UN Human Rights Council admits unfair treatment of Israel
Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2007
International body has wrongly focused on trying to find instances of Israeli violations against Arabs, said council head
Palestinians battle in local mosque
Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2007
Nine wounded after Hamas and Fatah forces clash over attempted change of local preacher at Gaza mosque
Hamas says it has 50,000-man Gaza army
Posted on Sunday, September 30, 2007
Additional 400 recruited and trained as on-call suicide bombers; Israel estimates Hamas has 20,000-strong standing army
Chag Sameach - Happy Sukkot!
Posted on Wednesday, September 26, 2007
The staff of Israel Today would like to wish a happy Sukkot holiday to all our readers. News updates will resume on Sunday, September 30.
North Korea tries to shift nuclear focus on US, Israel
Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Pyongyang claims US provided Israel with everything it needed to build nuclear weapons; accusations come just weeks after Israeli jets allegedly bomb North Korea-provided nuke center in Syria
Jerusalem to build massive candy sukkah
Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Two tons of candy brought into capital to construct 10,000-square-foot sukkah outside Jerusalem City Hall
Israel to establish military academy
Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Institute to be modeled on US and British military academies, offering full range of degrees
Israeli Arabs accused of trying to execute Palestinian
Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Three Arab youths from Galilee kidnap, strip, beat and hang young Palestinian on suspicion he stole copies of Koran from local mosque
Palestinians: Olmert agreed to surrender Jerusalem
Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Senior Arab source says Israeli PM has assured Palestinians he will ultimately surrender the eastern half of Jerusalem
Ahmadinejad: Israel is not a nation
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2007
In interview with major American network, Iranian leader refuses to say he will ever accept Israel as the Jewish state
IDF: Chances of war with Syria still high
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2007
Israeli army remains on highest alert following alleged air force raid on Syrian nuclear installation; Damascus has vowed to respond
Israel's Home Front Command launches new website
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2007
Offered in Hebrew, Arabic and English, the site provides detailed instructions on how to respond to natural disasters and missile attacks
Report: Cheney drew up plans for Israeli-US strike on Iran
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2007
Limited Israeli strike would be used to provoke Iranian response which would spark US assault on nuclear targets in Iran
Giuliani wants Israel in NATO
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2007
Inclusion of Israel in alliance would serve to warn Iran and Syria, and create a democracy-based alternative to the UN
Netanyahu turns down offer to join government
Posted on Sunday, September 23, 2007
Olmert government extends informal invitation to Netanyahu; Likud leader says no chance he will join government that advocates dividing the land
Crashed Syrian fighter causes scare in Israel
Posted on Sunday, September 23, 2007
Israeli jets scrambled to intercept possible intruder; incident highlights how close Israel and Syria may be to war
Young girl killed while riding bike on Yom Kippur
Posted on Sunday, September 23, 2007
Most Israeli kids love Yom Kippur as it is an opportunity to ride freely on public streets; but an Arab wildly driving an ATV brought tragedy to one such child and her family
Morocco in an uproar over Israeli dates
Posted on Sunday, September 23, 2007
Packages of Israeli dates found in markets throughout Morocco's largest cities; clearly and boldly labeled as "Produce of Israel"
Gaza children wounded while playing with bomb
Posted on Sunday, September 23, 2007
Palestinians regularly fall victim to explosives prepared by their own terror groups for use against Israel
Minister's recommendation to divide Jerusalem not well received
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2007
Olmert's right-hand man says Israel should surrender Arab neighborhoods to Palestinians; seen as trial balloon by Olmert
Israeli army resumes training for war
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2007
Thousands of troops and hundreds of tanks take part in major military exercise atop Golan Heights
World complains, US supports Israeli decision on Gaza
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2007
UN chief urges Israel to reverse decision to declare Hamas-run Gaza an enemy entity; Rice voices support for move, saying Hamas is also enemy of the US
Israeli pharmaceutical giant lauded
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2007
Israel's Teva Pharmaceuticals is largest drug company in the US, commanding a nearly 12% share of the market
Iran has plans to bomb Israel
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Tehran threatens crushing response to any further "silly mistakes" by Israel one week after Israeli jets reportedly bomb nuclear facility in Syria
Israel declares Gaza 'enemy entity'
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Cabinet decision comes amid incessant rocket attacks; ministers also approve limited economic sanctions against Hamas regime
Rabbis forbid Jews to attend Christian Feast of Tabernacles celebration
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Israel's chief rabbinical authorities claim Christian Embassy's Feast of Tabernacles event will be forum for conversion of Jews
Iranians turn to Israelis to identify crash victims
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Many Iranians and Israelis killed in Phuket plane crash; Thailand won't release bodies until they are identified
Israelis plant coral on artificial reefs
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Experts oversee local Eilat teens in building new underwater reefs to entice divers away from damaged natural reefs
Israeli diplomat throws out first pitch at Red Sox game
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Invitation to throw out first pitch seen as great honor since Red Sox are leading contender going into post-season playoffs
Rabbi: Madonna drawn to Judaism as evil is drawn to holiness
Posted on Monday, September 17, 2007
Head of Kabbala yeshiva in Jerusalem says Hollywood stars attracted to Judaism because evil is attracted to holiness
Israel has exported food to 90 countries in 2007
Posted on Monday, September 17, 2007
Despite its small size, Israeli food exports expand by 20 percent over last year; largest importer of Israeli food is America
IDF to fully integrate female soldiers
Posted on Monday, September 17, 2007
Study recommends allowing female soldiers to join all units, including elite combat teams; mandatory service to be lengthened for women
Israeli air raid raises fears of nuclear-armed Syria
Posted on Sunday, September 16, 2007
Major newspapers citing US and Israeli officials say raid deep into Syria targeted nuclear equipment provided by North Korea
Middle East peace summit falling apart
Posted on Sunday, September 16, 2007
No Arab state is willing to confirm participation in US-hosted gathering since Israeli capitulation to demands appears unlikely
Hamas army drills for Israeli invasion
Posted on Sunday, September 16, 2007
Well-armed and highly-trained Hamas military force prepares for expected Israeli ground incursion into Gaza in respones to rockets
Three Israelis wounded in holiday terror shooting
Posted on Sunday, September 16, 2007
Palestinian gunmen ambush Jewish motorists marking Rosh Hashanah holiday weekend in Samaria
SHANA TOVA!
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007
The staff of Israel Today wishes a shana tova u'metuka - a good and sweet new year filled with the Lord's blessings - to all of our readers.
Media confirms Israel attacked Syria
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Unnamed Israeli and US officials tell top media outlets that squadron of Israeli jets either attacked Iranian arms shipment or gathered intel on possible nuclear installations
Rabbis say Clinton would be best for Israel
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Most see no difference between Republicans and Democrats in support for Israel; Giuliani closely follows Clinton as prefered candidate
Obama defends pro-Israel policy as compatible with US interests
Posted on Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Leading Democratic presidential hopeful slams new book claiming pro-Israel Jews and Christians control US foreign policy
Israel considers response after 67 wounded by Palestinian rocket
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Dozens of sleeping Israelis soldiers wounded by single rocket fired from Gaza; Olmert gov't refuses to launch major military response
Palestinians receive Russian intel training
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Palestinian official says Russian methods now seen as more effective than American methods after defeat by Hamas
Hamas employing US arms against Israel
Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Bush Administration made large shipment of arms to Abbas just months before Hamas coup; weapons now being used against Israel
Jews flocking back to Germany
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2007
Thousands of Jews immigrated to Germany in 2006, including 4,000 Israelis; numbers appear to be even large for 2007
Jerusalem drainage system from Second Temple period found
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2007
Massive drain tunnel collected rain water from upper areas of the city; acted as shelter during Roman siege of Jerusalem
Most Israelis want US-style government
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2007
Ineffective functioning of Israeli governments leaves majority longing for presidential system modeled on US government
Young American Jews feel little attachment to Israel
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2007
Only 19 percent of young American Jews who have never visited Israel feel any connection to their ancestral homeland
Israeli water technology industry expects future boom
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2007
Israel already exports over $1 billion in desalination, drip irrigation and water purification technology every year
Israeli leaders warn against peace deal with Palestinians
Posted on Sunday, September 09, 2007
Growing chorus of top Israeli officials say PLO boss Abbas not viable peace partner, cannot or will not fulfill obligations
Arabs caught destroying Jewish vines
Posted on Sunday, September 09, 2007
180 vine seedlings uprooted by group of Palestinians in Samaria; last month, Arabs destroyed more than 5,000 vines
Tel Aviv among best cities to do business
Posted on Sunday, September 09, 2007
Israel's popular coastal city recognized as major destination for technology companies and traveling business people
Israeli friends fondly remember Pavarotti
Posted on Sunday, September 09, 2007
Italian legend first visited Israel in 1979, preparing a gourmet meal for his hosts following a performance with the Israel Philharmonic
Palestinian terror websites hosted in US
Posted on Sunday, September 09, 2007
Hate-filled Islamic Jihad websites registered and hosted by US Internet companies, including Yahoo!
Jews urge Christians to help save the Temple
Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2007
Jerusalem's Temple Institute warns Muslims are erasing Jewish connection to Temple Mount, reaches out to Christians for help
Britain's Prince Edward comes to Israel
Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2007
Youngest son of Queen Elizabeth on private visit to Jewish state, which has still never hosted an official royal visit
Ancient beehives found in Israel
Posted on Thursday, September 06, 2007
30 intact beehives date back to 900 BC, providing evidence of major honey industry in biblical Israel
Israel mulls punishing Gaza over rocket fire
Posted on Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Cabinet looks at option of cutting off basic services to Hamas-controlled Gaza after rocket hits day care center
Israelis pull kids out of rocket-threatened schools
Posted on Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Education system in Sderot shut down two days after Palestinian rocket hits day care center; parents protest in front of Knesset
Palestinian forces scramble to thwart Hamas terror
Posted on Wednesday, September 05, 2007
But the goal is not protecting Israelis; Abbas knows that Hamas mega-attack will prevent him from receiving concessions
Fish and honey sales to skyrocket for holidays
Posted on Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Israelis consume more than double the normal amount of fish and honey during the Fall biblical feasts of Rosh Hashanah and Succot
British magazine equates IDF youth programs to terrorist summer camps
Posted on Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Popular current affairs publication insists there is no difference between Israeli self defense and Palestinian terror
Olmert wants to boost Palestinian economy, release more prisoners
Posted on Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Israel teams up with Blair to save Palestinian economy from the Palestinians; Olmert looks at freeing more terrorists in Ramadan goodwill gesture
Israeli day care evacuated amid Palestinian rocket attack
Posted on Monday, September 03, 2007
Twelve children taken to hospital suffering from shock after rocket slams into house adjacent to day care; Olmert insists fortifications are not needed
Lieberman takes aim at illegal Palestinian construction
Posted on Monday, September 03, 2007
Number of empty buildings thrown up without permits in Palestinian towns far outstrips unauthorized Jewish construction
Israel praised over number of nature reserves
Posted on Monday, September 03, 2007
A full 16 percent of Israeli territory is set aside as protected nature reserves; neighboring Lebanon has only 0.5 percent nature reserves
Iran: US aiding Zionist interests in name of Christianity
Posted on Sunday, September 02, 2007
Top Muslim cleric says Bush is leader of Christian movement to return Jews to Israel in hopes of hastening return of Jesus
Hamas guns down Gaza teen
Posted on Sunday, September 02, 2007
Hamas security forces open fire on demonstrators demanding Egypt open Gaza-Sinai border crossing; protesters were Hamas backers
Israeli kids head back to school
Posted on Sunday, September 02, 2007
Army on highest alert in southern Israel to ensure first day of studies is not disrupted by Palestinian rockets
Peres pleased with suspicion over Israeli nukes
Posted on Sunday, September 02, 2007
Israeli president believed to be behind birth of Israel's alleged nuclear arms program; dodges question on joining Non-Proliferation Treaty
Israelis hold fifth annual 'Be Nice' Day
Posted on Sunday, September 02, 2007
Group urges all Israelis to make concerted effort to be friendly to strangers; convoy of do-gooders heads to Sderot to show solidarity
Israeli researcher finds solution to wrinkles
Posted on Sunday, September 02, 2007
New antioxidant treatment resists oxidation, is impervious to heat and deals with the breakdown of collagen and elastin at a very deep level

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