News Archive

November 2008

Israel to release 250 Palestinian terrorists, receive nothing
Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2008
Israel 'has made enough gestures to the Palestinians without having received anything in return,' laments minister
Bush calls out Olmert on foolish Golan give-away
Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2008
President told Olmert he shouldn't surrender Golan for nothing, and shouldn't put trust in Assad
Lebanon to recognize 'State of Palestine'
Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2008
Decision will upgrade PLO mission in Beirut to full embassy status
Obama rehires advisor who wants to invade Israel
Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2008
Samantha Power to serve as foreign policy advisor after recommending US invasion of Israel
Mumbai attack reportedly targeted Israelis and Jews
Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2008
At least 8 Israelis and Jews killed amid horrific carnage at Mumbai Chabad Jewish outreach center
Gaza mortars wound 8 Israeli soldiers
Posted on Sunday, November 30, 2008
Israeli deputy DM warns of looming Gaza invasion, but then suggests ceasefire with Hamas is still in place
Indian commandos storm Jewish center in Mumbai
Posted on Friday, November 28, 2008
At least 10 Jewish hostages held in local Chabad center; 2 Israelis freed from nearby hotel held by terrorists
Israeli officials want to renew Gaza war
Posted on Friday, November 28, 2008
Top defense officials don't want to renew tattered Gaza truce; renewed warfare could lead to quicker release for Shalit
At least 10 Israelis held hostage in Mumbai
Posted on Thursday, November 27, 2008
Foreign Ministry confirms 10-15 Israelis among 100-200 hostages in Indian city; another 20-25 Israelis have not contacted home
Israel's attorney-general decides to indict Olmert
Posted on Thursday, November 27, 2008
Olmert to be charged with double booking speaking tours to finance family trips; Livni demands he step down now
Polls show Netanyahu's Likud extending lead
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Latest pre-election poll has Likud winning 37 Knesset seats to just 25 for Kadima; right-wing bloc wins commanding 68 seats
Jordan to join Middle East nuclear mix
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Amman signs civilian nuclear development deal with China; observers fear it could eventually fall into Palestinian hands
Major cat fight at Gaza university
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Female students at Khan Younis University throw fists, chairs during argument over Hamas and Fatah ruling styles
Israeli surgeons use laser to close incisions
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Israeli doctors first in the world to close incisions after operation with medical lasers
Bush warns Israel against Gaza, Iran attacks
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Outgoing president doesn't want Israel to jeopardize his policy legacy in Iraq and the Palestinian peace process
Half of Sderot population hurt by Gaza rockets
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Survey paints heart-rending picture of effect of years of terrorist rocket fire on small Negev town
Iraqi lawmaker won't be executed for visiting Israel
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Baghdad court acquits lawmaker prosecuted for visiting Israel, an "enemy state," twice over the past five years
Rice: Peace thwarted by Israeli politics
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2008
Bush Admin holds view that if not for fall of Olmert government, it could have concluded Israeli-Palestinian peace deal
Syria decorates terrorist killer of Israeli child
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2008
Samir Kuntar given hero's welcome in Damascus, honored with Syria's highest medal
Israeli Arab women have no problem being slapped
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2008
Poll shows vast majority of Israeli Arab women do not view being struck by husbands as domestic violence
Vietnam decides to open embassy in Israel
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2008
Israel has had embassy in Hanoi since 1990s, hopes reciprocal move by Vietnam will open up greater trade
Does Olmert-Bush summit portend strike on Iran?
Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2008
Why else would the two lame duck leaders need to urgently get together just weeks before leaving office?
Former IDF chief says Israeli Arabs remain a fifth column
Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2008
New Likud member Moshe Yaalon says most Israeli Arabs see all Jews, even in Tel Aviv, as 'settlers'
'Israeli spy' executed in Iran
Posted on Sunday, November 23, 2008
Iranian businessman hanged on charges of spying for Jewish state; young blogger arrested for having visited Israel
Olmert, Barak in secret meeting with Jordan's king over Gaza
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2008
Jordan's Abdullah presses Israeli leaders to scrap plans for strong respone to Gaza rockets, as it could destabilize his kingdom
Netanyahu's Likud surges in election polls
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2008
Netanyahu has brought a number of popular political and military figures into Likud ahead of February election
Israel ready to train Arab doctors in peace bid
Posted on Thursday, November 20, 2008
Top French doctor presents plan to have Arab doctors from across Middle East train in Israel
Israeli air force ready to hit Iran nuclear sites
Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Air Force chief says only question over whether or not to attack Iran is political
Pig's head hung at Jewish cemetery in Germany
Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Some 800 anti-Semitic attacks have been logged in Germany this year alone
Obama dedicates himself to two-state solution
Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Palestinian Authority to buy ad space in Israeli papers to convince Israelis to back Saudi peace plan
Peres spars with hecklers at Oxford
Posted on Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Dovish Israeli president called 'war criminal' by British students, fires back that Israel doesn't need their permission to defend itself
British FM backs Israeli response to Gaza rockets
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Says Israel must look to defense of its own citizens first; but then tells Palestinians that Israeli 'settlements' are unacceptable
Water rationing likely in Israel by spring
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Water officials warn that if Israel has another dry winter, as forecast, Israeli households will come under strict water usage rules
Israeli universities win top ranking
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Weizmann Institute and Hebrew University ranked top two places outside the US for academics to work
Americans back Israel, but for their own reasons
Posted on Monday, November 17, 2008
Poll shows most Americans support Israel, but do so primarily because of US, not Israeli, interests
Israeli hurt in Samaria shooting
Posted on Monday, November 17, 2008
Man shot twice by Palestinian while trying to shop in Arab village; eight Gaza rockets slam into southern Israel
Peres: Israel must close its eyes to make peace
Posted on Monday, November 17, 2008
Israeli president acknowledges nonsensical nature of land-for-peace process, then justifies it
Obama to adopt Saudi plan, ram home Israel-Arab peace deal
Posted on Sunday, November 16, 2008
Advisors say they impressed upon Obama to focus on Israeli-Arab peace deal during first year in office
UN miffed by Israeli response to Gaza rockets
Posted on Sunday, November 16, 2008
UN chief complains about Israeli blockade, doesn't mention terrorist rocket fire; Israeli DM threatens Gaza invasion
Russia to buy Israeli drones after facing them in battle
Posted on Sunday, November 16, 2008
Russian army impressed by Israeli drones deployed by Georgian army last summer
Israel avoids strong response to Gaza rocket fire
Posted on Friday, November 14, 2008
PM Olmert says renewed Hamas rocket fire unacceptable, but fails to authorize strong response
Peres gushes, Livni guarded at UN interfaith summit
Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2008
Peres heaps praise on Saudi king even though he won't talk to Israelis; Livni says Muslims must go beyond rhetoric
Palestinian PM forgets to mention Jewish connection to Jerusalem
Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2008
Fayad tells UN gathering that Jerusalem holy to Islam and Christianity, leaves out Jewish connection
Palestinian man condemned to death for fighting terror
Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2008
24-year-old Arab convicted by Palestinian court for helping Israeli identify and find wanted terrorists
Galilee Bedouins say Obama is one of theirs
Posted on Thursday, November 13, 2008
Israeli Arab clan says it has evidence that US president-elect is a long-lost relative
Netanyahu will halt land-for-peace process after all
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Likud leader's office clarifies that policy is to stop territorial negotiations, focus on building Palestinian economy
Israel leaves terrorists' bodies at Gaza border
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Four Palestinian gunmen killed during battle with Israeli forces along Gaza security fence
Jerusalem gets a new mayor
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Former high-tech businessman Nir Barkat is Jerusalem's new mayor; promises to clean up city, increase tourism
Abbas encourages Palestinians to embrace terrorism
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Memorializing Arafat, 'moderate' Abbas says ways of late PLO terror boss should still be emulated by young Palestinians
New terrorist tactic: Sexually harass Israeli women
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Prominent female Egyptian lawyer encourages Palestinian men to sexually harass Jewish women and force them to flee
Livni rejects Olmert's call for total surrender
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2008
FM says she will not be bound by Olmert's defeatist remarks, but in the past she has supported them
Netanyahu backtracks on Israeli-Arab peace policy
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Hours after meeting with Rice and Blair, Netanyahu says he'll continue land-for-peace talks with Palestinians
Hamas says it's already talking to Obama
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Obama reportedly sent advisors to Gaza to meet Hamas even before winning election
Israel caves to world pressure, renews fuel supply to Gaza
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Tony Blair demands Israel renew fuel supplies to Gaza, despite ongoing rocket attacks
Uranium found at Syrian nuke site bombed by Israel
Posted on Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Finding seems to justify alleged Israeli bombing raid against suspected Syrian nuclear facility
Report: Obama lied about firing anti-Israel advisor
Posted on Monday, November 10, 2008
Obama has dispatched advisor with ties to Hamas to carry message to Egypt and Syria
Did Shimon Peres compare McCain and Republicans to Hitler and Nazis?
Posted on Monday, November 10, 2008
In radio interview, Israeli president declares Obama victory a moral blow to racism and the likes of Hitler and the Nazis
FEATURE: With Obama at helm, Iranian threat looms lar
Posted on Sunday, November 09, 2008
Israeli experts say they are concerned by Obama's intention to 'conciliate with our enemies, not support our friends'
Iran: Obama must accept our right to nukes
Posted on Sunday, November 09, 2008
Iranian official says Obama's 'change' cannot be willingness to talk alone, but include recognition of Iranian 'rights'
Livni says Israel recognizes need for Palestinian state
Posted on Sunday, November 09, 2008
Israeli FM tells international peace brokers she will give Palestinians a state if they promise to not be violent
Rice: Peace unlikely this year, Israeli elections to blame
Posted on Thursday, November 06, 2008
US secretary of state arrives for eigth visit this year, says internal Israeli turmoil has made reaching peace deal impossible
'That black man will never change US policy'
Posted on Thursday, November 06, 2008
Not all Muslims in the Middle East are happy with Obama victory, see him as little better than Bush or any other US president
Fighting continues on Gaza border
Posted on Thursday, November 06, 2008
52 rockets and 16 mortars hit southern Israel in a little over 24 hours; IDF kills at least one member of terrorist rocket crew
Israel left uneasy by Obama victory
Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Leaders congratulate America's 44th president, but officials express concern Obama win heralds nuclear Iran
Palestinians remind Obama they expect change
Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008
PA chief Abbas says Obama needs to immediately get to work extracting Israeli concessions
Israeli election to be referendum on land-for-peace process
Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Livni says public must choose between halting land-for-peace process and giving everything away, fails to say where she stands
Palestinians launch rocket barrage on southern Israel
Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008
35 rockets from Gaza hit southern Israel after IDF raid on terrorist tunnel dug to abduct more soldiers
Hizballah makes sweeping territorial claims in northern Israel
Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Lebanese terror group sets stage for continuing conflict even if Israel surrenders Shebaa Farms
PLO says it's still at war with Israel
Posted on Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Abbas' ruling party defends acts of terrorism as legitimate acts of war in US court
Report: Obama wants to give Jerusalem to Palestinians
Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Senior Palestinian sources say Obama made secret declaration of support during summer visit
Israel fears Obama will meet with, legitimize Hamas
Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Israel's largest newspaper warns Obama has no conditions for meeting with terrorists, rogue nations
Netanyahu to US: I won't honor Syria deal if elected
Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Likud chief says next US president must know any Olmert peace deals will not be binding
Israeli ambassador questions world's commitment to preventing new Holocaust
Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008
New ambassador to UN says world must punish Ahmadinejad; Nazi Holocaust started with just Hitler's words
Britain tries to strangle Israeli 'settler' exports
Posted on Tuesday, November 04, 2008
London tells other EU states to make sure consumers know which items were made by 'Jewish settlers'
Olmert ready to surrender Golan, says source
Posted on Monday, November 03, 2008
Deposed but still in power, Olmert determined to score diplomatic victory before February election
Israel's second oldest political party to disband
Posted on Monday, November 03, 2008
National Religious Party and other right-wing factions to merge into single right-wing party for all conservatives
Polls show close election race in Israel
Posted on Sunday, November 02, 2008
Three polls show right wing led by Likud winning combined Knesset majority; Benny Begin to return to Likud
Police, Jewish settlers continue to clash near Hebron
Posted on Sunday, November 02, 2008
Eight police, several settlers wounded in weekend violence; gov't determined to evict Jews from Hebron-area farm
Egypt will attack Israel, warns lawmaker
Posted on Sunday, November 02, 2008
Head of major right-wing party says Egypt just waiting for chance to move army back into Sinai
Time for Israel to appoint a king, scholar says
Posted on Sunday, November 02, 2008
Renowned biblical scholar and historian says Israel's current situation mirrors time of Prophet Samuel

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