News Archive

January 2008

Lebanon War report lets Olmert off the hook
Posted on Thursday, January 31, 2008
Winograd Committee investigation says Israel lost war, but asserts Olmert led wartime effort with "best intentions"; army criticized for being unprepared
Snow blankets Israel
Posted on Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Six inches of snow and slush in Jerusalem bring public transportation to a standstill, closes schools and courthouses
Bush: All the elements in place for Mideast peace
Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2008
President's final State of the Union address ignores Hamas electoral victory and Israeli concerns with sovereign Palestinian state
Obama rejects Palestinian 'right of return'
Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Democratic presidential hopeful says Israeli-Palestinian peace deal cannot result in two states dominated by Arabs
Palestinians, Egyptians cheat one another in Rafah
Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Palestinians pay for goods in Egypt with fake Israeli money; Egyptians sell Palestinians perishable goods that have expired
Israel alone blamed for Gaza crisis
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2008
Arab League ignores Gaza rocket fire in statement condeming Israel for embargo imposed in response to daily artillery attacks
Iran tries to exploit situation in Gaza
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2008
Tehran offers to provide aid to Gazans; Islamic Republic already top provider of arms, funds and terrorist know-how to Gaza
Israel faces severe water crisis
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2008
Only half of expected rainfall actually fell in 2007, bringing Sea of Galilee to within less than two feet of bottom red line
Israel to apologize for canceling Beatles concert
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2008
Government denied British band necessary permits to perform 1965 concert over fears music would corrupt Israeli youth
Palestinians attack Jewish religious school
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2008
School counselors overcome and kill the terrorists after suffering light stab wounds; terrorists were released from Israeli jail last week
Arabs kill policeman in Jerusalem shooting
Posted on Friday, January 25, 2008
Supreme Court recently ruled that police could not close Jerusalem roadblocks, which allowed attackers to kill police
Hamas to keep attacking Israel, even if Gaza embargo lifted
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008
Damascus-based Hamas leader says even if Israel allowed unhindered access to and from Gaza, attacks on Jewish state could continue
Bolton: Israel is last chance for military strike on Iran
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008
Former US ambassador to UN says recent intelligence estimate made it impossible for Bush Admin to stop Iranian nuke quest
School threatened with legal action for forbidding Jewish prayers
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008
Lawyer decries fact that young Jews are being harassed for holding Jewish prayers on public property in the Jewish state
Mayor approves 8,000 new Jewish homes in East Jerusalem
Posted on Thursday, January 24, 2008
Move flies in face of purported instructions by PM Olmert that all new Jewish housing in eastern Jerusalem must be approved by him
Israel argues right to battle Gaza terror at UN
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Security Council meets in emergency session to condemn Israeli measures against Gaza terror; US vows to veto biased resolution
Gazans burst through Sinai border
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2008
More than 350,000 Palestinians pour into Egyptian Sinai after militants blow holes in border fence to protest Israeli embargo
Olmert must OK all new Jewish houses in East Jerusalem
Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Jerusalem mayor says Israel in danger of becoming first nation to turn its capital city into an "illegal" outpost
Israel bows to pressure, renews Gaza fuel supply
Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008
As UN Security Council meets in emergency sessions to criticize Israeli defensive measures, Jerusalem capitulates and ends blockade on industrial fuel to Gaza terror haven
Palestinians fire rockets, snipe at Israeli farmers
Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Four rockets land just outside Sderot as children are making their way to school; terrorist snipers attack farming community where foreign laborer was killed last week
Abbas threatens to nix peace talks over bogus Gaza power crisis
Posted on Monday, January 21, 2008
Israeli fuel embargo shuts down Gaza power plant, but officials note that Israel supplies over 70% of Gaza's power anyway
West Bank Jewish population exploding
Posted on Monday, January 21, 2008
Interior Ministry figures show more than 10,000 new Israelis living in Judea and Samaria compared to last year; 280,000 total
Israel launches innovative new spy satellite
Posted on Monday, January 21, 2008
New radar-based imaging system will allow TECSAR to monitor regional threats even through dense cloud cover
Israel children suffering rocket-related stress
Posted on Thursday, January 17, 2008
As 40 more rockets pound Sderot, study shows nearly all children living there exhibit symptoms of post-traumatic stress
Olmert government moves step closer to collapse
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Right-wing Israel Beiteinu Party quits government over Olmert's intention to surrender to Arab demands despite unlikely peace
More than 90 rockets on Israel in 48 hours
Posted on Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Gaza-based terrorists fire 50 rockets at southern Israel on Wednesday, 40 more a day earlier; numerous people wounded
Israel responds fiercely as Gaza terror is unleashed
Posted on Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Four Israelis wounded in barrage of 25 Palestinian rockets; foreign worker murdered by Palestinian sniper; IDF kills 16 terrorists in retaliation
Olmert rejects Gaza op as Israel opens talks with Palestinians
Posted on Monday, January 14, 2008
PM brushes aside recommendations to invade Gaza, as FM Livni opens talks with Palestinians on "core issues" preventing peace deal
Egypt allowed Gaza to bring $100 million into Gaza
Posted on Monday, January 14, 2008
Ignored Israeli objections to allowing Gazans to freely flow across Gaza-Egypt border without security checks during pilgrimage to Mecca
'Gazans must run for cover, just like Israelis'
Posted on Monday, January 14, 2008
Israeli minister says Israel must escalate military response to ongoing Gaza rocket fire until it become unbearable and the Palestinians cease fire
Gaza mortars pound Israeli village
Posted on Monday, January 14, 2008
Eight mortars strike village, damaging several houses; miraculously, no one is wounded
Report: Bush green-lights Gaza invasion
Posted on Sunday, January 13, 2008
But president insists that in fighting Palestinian terrorists deeply embedded in population centers, Israel must not harm civilians
Bush sees Palestine by year's end
Posted on Friday, January 11, 2008
Visiting US president certain Palestine will rise in 2008, strongly urges opponents in Israeli government not to stand in its way
Netanyahu to Bush: Jerusalem is ours forever
Posted on Friday, January 11, 2008
Opposition leader presents Bush with ancient coin from 1st century revolt against Rome proving Jewish link to Jerusalem that far predates Arab conquest
Bush declared founding father of Hamastine
Posted on Friday, January 11, 2008
Israeli protestors note how rapidly Gaza became leading terrorist haven after Israel fully surrendered it to Palestinian control
Israel cancels Gaza embargo as rockets continue to fall
Posted on Friday, January 11, 2008
Government bows to local and international pressure to not "collectively punish" Palestinians for terrorists' actions
Missile destroys part of Gaza's American school
Posted on Friday, January 11, 2008
Palestinians respond to Bush's insistence that they abandon violence by blasting US-funded high school in Gaza Strip
Bush warns Shas not to hinder his peace plans
Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2008
US president says he is optimistic he can bring peace between Israel and Arabs; sternly warns right-wing government partners not to hinder those plans
Rockets pound Israel as Bush arrives
Posted on Wednesday, January 09, 2008
Gaza-based terrorists fire 19 rockets at southern Israel; residents express outrage that Bush is here to coerce rather than enable Israel
Muslim holiday invented to keep Jews off Temple Mount
Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Police suddenly close Temple Mount to Jewish visitors as group arrives to pray there, claiming to have discovered lost Muslim holy day
Missiles from Lebanon hit northern Israel
Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Missiles slam into small town in northern Israel causing damage but no injuries; DM Barak says Israel will not respond to provocation
Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian suicide terror couple
Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Couple holding hands approaches Israeli checkpoint, then opens fire; soldiers find bomb belt on body of female terrorist
Israeli rocket victims sue Egypt
Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Lawsuit holds Egypt directly responsible for daily Palestinian rocket attacks due to failure to prevent arms smuggling from Sinai
Olmert vows to cling to power
Posted on Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Prime minister vows to resist efforts to remove him from power even if he is found guilty of mismanagement during Second Lebanon War
Talk of dividing Jerusalem illegal, warn Israeli lawyers
Posted on Monday, January 07, 2008
Israel's Basic Law prohibits surrendering parts of the city to foreign control, and states that the law can only be changed by a new law passed by a Knesset majority
Bush may not back Israeli strike on Iran
Posted on Monday, January 07, 2008
President tells Israeli paper that despite evidence of mounting Iranian threat to Israel, US will not deviate from path of diplomacy
Israeli forces wrap up successful West Bank op
Posted on Monday, January 07, 2008
Building blocks for West Bank rocket terror found and destroyed; PA complains that it was just about to move against terrorists
Israelis wounded in weekend rocket attacks
Posted on Monday, January 07, 2008
Weekend barrages leave at least three Israelis suffering from shock; huge majority of Israelis want to escalate war on Gaza terror
Israelis to urge Bush to return to the Bible
Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008
Grassroots organization purchases billboard space in Jerusalem to put up poster calling on Bush to read Bible and realize God gave Israel to the Jews
Israel prohibits Jewish prayers atop Temple Mount
Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008
Jews even forbidden to silently move lips in prayer while walking atop Temple Mount alone for fear of Muslim explosion of violence
Palestinian police murdered Israeli hikers
Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008
Killers immediately turned themselves in to PA police comrades to evade capture by Israeli forces; DM Barak warns they better stay in jail
Gaza rocket crews strike deep into Israel
Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008
Katyusha missile hits northern side of coastal city of Ashkelon; 250,000 Israelis now under direct rocket threat; 3 rockets hit Sderot
Egypt threatens to attack Israel diplomatically
Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Cairo says if Israel doesn't shut up over arms smuggling into Gaza, it will use clout to harm Israeli relations with African nations
Sea of Galilee at lowest level in 5 years
Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Three consecutive years of poor rainfall drop lake to more than 12 feet below "red line"; new campaign urges Israelis to practice water conservation
Jew-free Gaza is leading source of anti-Israel terror
Posted on Wednesday, January 02, 2008
In addition to regular rocket barrages, Gaza-based terrorists are today funding and training their comrades in the West Bank
Olmert set on dividing Jerusalem
Posted on Tuesday, January 01, 2008
Israeli PM claims that even Israel's stauchest supporters back the division of Jerusalem and surrender to Arab demands in the city
Palestinians upset Bush won't pay respects to Arafat
Posted on Tuesday, January 01, 2008
All visiting foreign dignitaries have since Arafat's death in 2004 have laid a wreatch at his tomb when visiting Ramallah

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