News Archive

June 2008

Hizballah planning next attack on Israel
Posted on Monday, June 30, 2008
Lebanese writer with ties to group says Hizballah set to retaliate over February assassination of co-founder, blaming Israel for the hit
Iran claims to have caught Mossad spy
Posted on Monday, June 30, 2008
Man sentenced to death after judge rules he was spying for Israel; analysts say show trial probably start of brutal crack down on opposition
Northern Israel told to brace for major earthquake
Posted on Monday, June 30, 2008
Government reviews seismographic data that shows southern Lebanon hit by 500 tremors so far this year, increasing likelihood of major quake
Gas prices to hit all time high in Israel
Posted on Monday, June 30, 2008
Prices at the pump to jump to over $8 a gallon on Tuesday; meanwhile, gas prices stand as mere $0.09 a gallon in Iran
Israel to free top terrorist killer in prisoner swap
Posted on Sunday, June 29, 2008
Cabinet agrees to free Lebanese killer Kuntar for two IDF reservists believed to already be dead; Hamas rejects Israeli offer of 450 terrorists for Gilad Shalit
Obama headed to Israel
Posted on Sunday, June 29, 2008
Democratic presidential candidate will also visit Jordan, UK, France and Germany in bid to bolster his foreign policy credentials
Egyptian soldiers murder seven-year-old African refugee
Posted on Sunday, June 29, 2008
Child was trying to reach Israeli border along with 15 other refugees from Sudan's Darfur region; Egyptians have killed 16 refugees this year
Western money funds Palestinian torture
Posted on Sunday, June 29, 2008
Human rights group to publish report showing PA forces routinely torture detainees, while Western governments continue funding
More 'ceasefire' mortars from Gaza
Posted on Friday, June 27, 2008
Palestinians again breach Gaza truce with attack on Israeli communities; Israeli leaders again refuse to respond militarily
Israelis question account of soldier's death at Sarkozy farewell
Posted on Friday, June 27, 2008
Official version of sequence of events during which young Israeli Arab soldier killed during French leader's send-off called cover-up
Israel funding Hamas, Olmert admits
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2008
Olmert's office makes stunning revelation that it's allowing transfer of hundreds of millions of shekels to Hamas gov't in Gaza
Another Gaza rocket hits Israel, but truce persists
Posted on Thursday, June 26, 2008
Fifth rocket to hit Israel since truce started a week ago; Olmert, Barak silent, while Livni demands military response
Olmert manages to hold on to power a little longer
Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Prime minister strikes deal with Labor Party chief Barak just hours before latter was to support dissolution of the Knesset
Israel closes Gaza crossings, but does little else in response to rockets
Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Arab paper reports that Israel agreed not to respond as long as Hamas doesn't fire; smaller terror groups allowed to attack Israel
Israeli soldier dies at Sarkozy farewell ceremony
Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Border Guard officer apparently commits suicide while guarding perimeter of French president's send-off; assassination attempt initially feared
Netanyahu sets Sarkozy straight
Posted on Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Opposition leader to French president: Jerusalem will suffer under Arab rule, handing land to Palestinians will only breed more conflict
Bolton: Israel to attack Iran if Obama wins
Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Former US ambassador to UN says Israel will have to strike fast if Obama wins election, notes Arabs will be secretly pleased with attack
Olmert gives up on bringing more Jews to Israel
Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Israeli PM tells Jewish Agency the era of major Jewish immigration to Israel is over, time to focus on Jewish education in Diaspora
Jewish boy beaten into coma in Paris
Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Anti-Semitism again rears its head in France, Canada; British survey shows young Muslims increasingly turning to jihad in the UK
Israel turns blind eye as Gaza terrorists break truce
Posted on Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Palestinians violate ceasefire by firing two rockets and a mortar shell from Gaza; Olmert thanks Egypt for brokering truce
Sarkozy: Divide Jerusalem, remove Jews from Judea-Samaria
Posted on Monday, June 23, 2008
French president addresses Knesset, says will stand with Israel against Iranian threat, but urges compliance with Arab 'peace' demands
Israeli exercise for Iran attack revealed
Posted on Monday, June 23, 2008
Greek officials confirm allowed and joined in Israeli maneuvers designed to prepare for strike on Iran nuclear facilities
Grieved parents block implementation of Gaza truce
Posted on Monday, June 23, 2008
Parents of abducted soldier Gilad Shalit successfully petition court to block opening of Gaza crossings until their son is freed
Israelis fume over Gaza truce, other security concessions
Posted on Monday, June 23, 2008
Leading columnists blast gov't for ill-advised ceasefire with Hamas; human rights group says removal of Samaria roadblocks allowed weekend attack
Report: Syrian nuke site aided Iran program
Posted on Sunday, June 22, 2008
German magazine cites intel that shows Syrian site bombed by Iran was built by North Koreans to assist Iran's nuclear program
Parents of abducted soldier demand explanation of Gaza truce
Posted on Sunday, June 22, 2008
Israeli Supreme Court considers petition by Gilad Shalit's parents for explanation from gov't on why Gaza truce was not conditioned on their son's release
Gaza truce holding, but Hamas rearming
Posted on Sunday, June 22, 2008
Ceasefire between Israel and Hamas enters fourth day, but Hamas refuses to stop smuggling more arms and building up military force
Palestinian gunmen wound 3 Israelis
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2008
Terrorists open fire on five young Israelis as they hike north of Jerusalem; one victim in very serious condition
Report: Israel trained for strike on Iran
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2008
New York Times cites Pentagon officials who say recent Israel Air Force exercise was warm up for attack on Iranian nuke facilities
Israeli youth fires his own 'Kassam' rocket
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2008
Yeshiva student launches homemade rocket at nearby Arab village; no injuries as rocket lands in empty field
Israelis try to block Jerusalem gay parade
Posted on Friday, June 20, 2008
Jerusalem officials say parade is an abomination; senior government officials petition Olmert to block event, say unsuitable for children under 18
Gaza ceasefire goes into effect - quiet so far
Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2008
Truce officially begins early Thursday morning; full day passes without violation; Olmert warns this is Hamas' last chance
Arabs urged to understand Obama's false support for Israel
Posted on Thursday, June 19, 2008
Top Arab media figure says anyone running for US president, even Hamas leaders, would have to voice support for Israel
Gaza rockets pound Israel ahead of ceasefire
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2008
50 rockets hit southern Israel just hours before ceasefire goes into effect; IDF officers say truce deal will allow Hamas to become even stronger
Israel suddenly ready to make concessions to Lebanon
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Media reports sudden policy shift result of Washington adopting Arab position, pressuring Israel to surrender Golan hilltop to Lebanon
France tries to throw Israel into Syria's arms
Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Olmert and Syrian leader Assad reportedly to be seated together at Paris summit next month; France hopes to facilitate sideline peace talks
UN unhappy with Israel-Syria talks
Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Top UN Middle East envoy urges Israel to rethink talks with Syria, says they are granting legitimacy to terror-supporting regime for free
Israelis develops first successful Parkinson's treatment
Posted on Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Following extensive tests, breakthrough new drug proves consistent in slowing progression of Parkinson's
Missile hits Ashkelon as Hamas reports truce near
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2008
Hamas leaders say Israel has nearly agreed to all terms of Egyptian-brokered ceasefire; Jerusalem drops demand that Hamas free abducted soldier
Rice rubber-stamps Lebanon's Hizballah-controlled government
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2008
Secretary of state in surprise visit to Beirut says Washington stands behind new government that is beholden to Iran-backed terror group
Report: Israel-Hizballah prisoner exchange imminent
Posted on Monday, June 16, 2008
Arab media says Israel to free brutal terrorist murderer in exchange for captured soldiers; Olmert gov't confirms swap to happen soon
Rice on a mission to stop Jewish building in Jerusalem
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2008
Secretary of state arrives in Israel for further peace push, confronts hosts over new Jewish homes in Jerusalem
Syria threatens war if Israel doesn't surrender Golan
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2008
Syrian FM tells Jordan press conference that his nation has "other options" for regaining control of Golan, warns Israelis to leave the area
Bethlehem stone throwers try to prevent terrorists' arrest
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2008
Mob of 200 Arabs surround Israeli soldiers as they try to arrest seven wanted terrorists; soldiers hurl stones back at their assailants
Iran rejects EU bribery bid
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2008
European officials once again try to pay off Iran to stop its nuclear program; Tehran rejects the offer out of hand
Frightened by early elections, Olmert's colleagues work to push him out
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2008
Kadima MKs want Olmert out now to prevent downfall of government and early elections, which the party would lose
Stricter Hamas laws prevent kissing in public
Posted on Sunday, June 15, 2008
Contrary to assertions of Western leaders, Gaza Arabs have not spewed out Hamas, and are instead accepting life under strict Islamic rule
Some Arabs want Israel to return to Gaza
Posted on Friday, June 13, 2008
Former Gazans who helped Israel in its war on terror now live in Israel, say the IDF should invade and reassert control over Gaza
Seven earthquakes hit southern Lebanon
Posted on Friday, June 13, 2008
Ranging from 3.4 to 4.2 on Richter Scale, quick succession of tremors cause alarm, but no injuries or damage
Massive Palestinian rocket barrage wounds one Israeli
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2008
Some 65 rockets and mortar shells fired from Gaza at southern Israel Thursday; 'work accident' at Gaza bomb maker's house kills 4
Olmert government's fall appears imminent
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2008
DM Barak says likely to vote for dissolution of Knesset, despite having earlier given Olmert ultimatum to step down or face general election
Gaza terror boss admits links to Al Qaeda
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2008
For first time, Palestinian terrorist acknowledges ideological links to Osama bin Laden's global terrorist network
Obama backing Israel out of fear, says Gaddafi
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2008
Libyan leader claims Israeli Mossad killed JFK, which has cowed Obama into overt support of the Jewish state
World's oldest Bible on display in Jerusalem
Posted on Thursday, June 12, 2008
Scroll containing nearly entire Book of Isaiah dates back to 120 BC, just a few hundred years after the prophet lived
Israeli wounded in Palestinian mortar barrage
Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Attack comes as Israel's security cabinet debates invading Gaza or agreeing to Egyptian-brokered ceasefire with Hamas
Olmert to approve his own removal as Knesset dissolution looms
Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Prime minister set to approve Kadima Party primaries that he is likely to lose; opposition determined to bring about gov't downfall next week
Israeli soldiers demand halt to trading terrorists for captives
Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Officers and soldiers from crack infantry brigade insist no concessions be made to win their release from terrorist captivity
New Israeli radar can see through walls
Posted on Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Device uses special radar bands to detect objects on far side of walls and create accurate image for user
Israeli envoy slams mounting British bias
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Ambassador says biased British media coverage has allowed extremist elements to hijack all debate related to Middle East conflict
Israel exports actors for commercials
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Israeli actors fill gaps in local talent in Turkey, Russia and Eastern Europe; agency execs say the opportunities are good for overexposed celebrities
Dead Sea's disappearance picks up pace
Posted on Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Saline body of water in danger of disappearing within years as rate of evaporation increases due to diversion of Jordan River waters
Arab anger forces Obama to backtrack on Jerusalem
Posted on Sunday, June 08, 2008
After wooing Jewish lobby, Obama backpedals on pro-Israel statements
Former neo-Nazis visit Yad Vashem
Posted on Sunday, June 08, 2008
With a new attitude former neo-Nazis from Sweden visited the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem
'Modesty patrol' suspected of spilling acid on teenage girl
Posted on Sunday, June 08, 2008
Religious tensions at boiling point in Beitar Illit as 14-year-old girl allegedly attacked by town's 'modesty guard'
Israeli soldier wounded by Palestinian gunmen
Posted on Friday, June 06, 2008
Government mulls military offensive even while cease-fire talks being negotiated by Egypt
Christian students tag along on birthright trip
Posted on Friday, June 06, 2008
Free visit to Israel designed for Jewish students to visit their homeland
Israeli killed, 3 wounded in mortar shell attack
Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2008
Govt official: Hamas will heald accountable
Obama surprise: Says Jerusalem will remain undivided
Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2008
Democratic candidate for US presidency takes new tough stand on Iran and Jerusalem
US intel chief consults with Israeli counterparts
Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2008
Talks could be prelude to military action against Iran
Saudi king says Islam must do away with extremism
Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2008
Islam must present its positive message, King Abdullah says
Christian worship festival continues in Jerusalem
Posted on Thursday, June 05, 2008
Worshiping the Lord through music and the arts
Israel to help Gaza students travel to the US for studies
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Students who received Fulbright scholarships must now obtain US visas in Jerusalem
Christian student threatened with deportation
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Interior Ministry accuses student of missionary activity, she denies the charges
Israelis march in the Jerusalem Day parade
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Streets closed, city packed as 25,000 celebrate the capital’s unification
Former finance minister indicted for theft and fraud
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Investigation spotlights corruption at high government levels
Jewish Agency budget hurt by weak dollar
Posted on Wednesday, June 04, 2008
Donations and dollar down at the same time forcing major cuts
Investigation heading to the US
Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Police to carry on their probe in America
Army identifies remains of five soldiers
Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Somber revelation as families notified
McCain tells American Jews: Obama is dangerous to Israel
Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Says the Democratic candidate for US president won’t be strong against Iran
Israeli-Arabs allowed to enter previously off-limits West Bank towns
Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008
More checkpoints are dismantled as army eases restrictions in the Palestinian territories
Israeli shekel joins world currency
Posted on Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Important step in upgrading Israel’s financial systems
Christian school in Gaza attacked
Posted on Monday, June 02, 2008
Persecution of Christians continues in the Hamas-run Strip
Israel frees Hizballah spy, gets soldiers’ remains
Posted on Monday, June 02, 2008
In surprise 'gesture,' Hizballah hands over box of body parts, says it iis Israeli soldiers who died in Second Lebanon War
Cabinet adopts emergency water plan
Posted on Monday, June 02, 2008
Water supply looms at crisis level
New York marches for Israel
Posted on Monday, June 02, 2008
Celebrates 60th anniversary with a parade
G.ho.st. bridges cultural gap with joint Israeli-Palestinian web company
Posted on Monday, June 02, 2008
Computer initiative crosses the cyber pass
On the cusp of DC visit, Olmert to ask his party to wait with primaries
Posted on Sunday, June 01, 2008
Says nothing should happen until he gets back and key witness is cross examined
Former Minister Lapid dies at 77
Posted on Sunday, June 01, 2008
Renowned journalist, Holocaust survivor led Shinui party in parliament and served as justice minister
900 more homes to be built beyond Green Line
Posted on Sunday, June 01, 2008
In honor of Jerusalem Day, announcement of homes construction in East Jerusalem neighborhoods

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