News Archive

December 2009

Hamas thanks its Israeli supporters
Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2009
Hamas leader addresses hundreds of left-wing and Arab Israelis via Arab lawmaker's cellphone
Australian youth want to 'kill all Jews'
Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2009
Popular Australian youth website found plastered with anti-Semitic comments and images
Iran embarrassed after sending New Year's greeting to Israel
Posted on Thursday, December 31, 2009
Iran's soccer union accidentally sent New Year's greeting to counterpart in Israel, received cordial reply
Israeli ministries spar over support of Evangelical Christians
Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Foreign Ministry wants to upgrade status of Evangelicals in Israel; Interior Ministry opposes, may be influenced by anti-missionary groups
Judge: Obama unhelpful in lawsuit against Palestinians
Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Federal judge slams White House for failing to help clarify position in lawsuit against Palestinian Authority
'Moderate' Abbas praises killers of Israeli rabbi
Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Terrorists eliminated by Israel granted status of 'holy martyrs'; families consoled by top PA officials
Jerusalem Arabs jailed for planning to kidnap soldiers
Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Brothers from eastern Jerusalem planned to nab soldiers, exchange them for jailed family members
Egypt blasted for 'aiding Gaza blockade'
Posted on Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Most critics of Israel forget Gaza also shares border with Egypt, which is building massive steel wall
Israeli rabbis urge end to abortions
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Israel's chief rabbis ask local rabbis to get more serious about combating abortion, which is 'delaying the redemption'
Water prices to skyrocket in Israel
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Israelis already pay more than double what Americans pay for water, prices to increase by up to 50% in coming year
Disney to start producing Israeli children's shows
Posted on Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Disney Channel in Israel to feature original Hebrew-language shows; Disney has long positive relationship with Israel
US to jumpstart peace talks, but Israeli FM says it's impossible
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2009
Obama sends letters of guarantee to Israel, Palestinians, but FM Lieberman says peace is not possible in next decade
Washington squawks over new homes for Jews in Jerusalem
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2009
Obama Admin official calls new Jewish apartments in capital 'settlement activity'; Israel fires back
Kadima rejects Netanyahu's unity gov't offer
Posted on Monday, December 28, 2009
Kadima heads call gov't offer insulting, but many party members unhappy with decision, may defect back to Likud
Netanyahu urges Livni to join 'emergency' unity government
Posted on Sunday, December 27, 2009
Urgency of Netanyahu's efforts suggests something big is coming, like strike on Iran or another war with Hizballah
Soldier killed in Beersheba mall shooting
Posted on Sunday, December 27, 2009
Arab Beduin soldiers became engaged in argument that led to one using his weapon
Israel eliminates rabbi's Palestinian killer
Posted on Sunday, December 27, 2009
Two days after gunman kills rabbi, father of seven in roadside shooting, IDF hunts him down; PA furious, but may have helped
Jewish children wounded by Palestinian assailants
Posted on Sunday, December 27, 2009
Teenage Jewish boy suffers skull fracture in attack by Arab stone throwers; 4-year-old girl hurt by Palestinian firebomb
US diplomatic staff caught abusing Israeli border guards
Posted on Friday, December 25, 2009
Security camera caught US diplomatic car trying to run down Israeli checkpoint guard; another transports illegal Palestinian
Just over 150,000 Christians in Holy Land at Christmas
Posted on Friday, December 25, 2009
80% are Arabs, other 20% primarily came with Soviet aliyah; largest Christian population is in Nazareth
Palestinian gunmen kill Israeli motorist
Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2009
Israeli driver gunned down on northern Samaria road; security forces find roadside bomb near Jerusalem
Report: Netanyahu breaking up opposition Kadima party
Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2009
According to media reports, Netanyahu has convinced at least six MKs to leave Kadima and join coalition
Arabs may demand Galilee and Negev in future, warns minister
Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2009
Minister urges greater effort to increase Jewish presence in peripheral regions, before Arabs take over
Palestinians love their Jewish settler goods
Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2009
PA minister complains that Palestinians buy $500 million worth of settler goods every year, intends to crack down
Israeli police break into church to arrest illegal migrants
Posted on Thursday, December 24, 2009
Several illegal migrants from Africa found hiding in Tel Aviv's leading African church
Deal for Gilad Shalit at least 10 days off
Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Despite media frenzy, still unclear if current deal will come to fruition; Israel will free 1,000 terrorists, but wants some exiled
Was Jimmy Carter's apology to Jews genuine?
Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Carter's apology to Jews for stigmatizing Israel called into question after his grandson announces run for state senate
Vatican defends moving Holocaust-era pope closer to sainthood
Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Jews, others outraged as Pope Benedict moves wartime pope step closer to becoming saint, despite lack of action during Holocaust
Palestinians ban British choir for performing with Israeli orchestra
Posted on Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Top British choir barred from Bethlehem Christmas event because it previously performed with Israeli orchestra
Messianic baker still fighting for rights, even after court ruled in her favor
Posted on Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Rabbinic authorities continue to deny Pnina Conforty kosher certificate, even after Supreme Court ordered them to
IDF document threatens violence against settlers
Posted on Monday, December 21, 2009
Leaked document threatens 'paralyzing force' against those who violate settlement freeze; DM Barak warns settlers to comply
Arabs see Iran as greater threat than Israel
Posted on Monday, December 21, 2009
Poll shows for first time in decades, Arab world is shifting its focus away from Israel toward old feud with Persians
Miss Palestine pageant cancelled
Posted on Monday, December 21, 2009
Palestinian Authority says event would coincide with anniversary of Gaza war; Hamas accuses PA of immorality
Hebron embroiled in loudspeaker war between Jews, Muslims
Posted on Sunday, December 20, 2009
Muslim prayers blasted atop mosques, Jews play Hassidic music from loudspeakers; police fear escalation
Israeli rabbis urge loyalty go God over IDF
Posted on Friday, December 18, 2009
With more expulsions of Jews from their lands expected in future, rabbis urge soldiers to obey the Bible over the government
Israel: This is our last gesture to Palestinians
Posted on Friday, December 18, 2009
Israeli FM says Israel is fed up with making peace gestures to Palestinians, only to have them rejected
Obama: Israel will eventually attack Iran
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009
Sources reveal Obama warned Chinese counterpart that he can't prevent Israeli strike on Iran forever
Israeli minister: Arabs can't win war, so resort to propaganda
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009
Deputy PM says Arabs tried war, but failed; tried terrorism, but failed; so are now trying harder than ever to de-legitimize Israel
Lieberman: Anti-Israel views are anti-Semitism
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009
Israeli FM says exaggerated anti-Israel views are really just anti-Semitism in new disguise
Israeli products sell like hot cakes, as Canadian boycott fails
Posted on Thursday, December 17, 2009
Anti-Israel groups in Canada try to boycott store chain for stocking Israeli products, but instead spur greater sales
Obama adopts new Palestinian hard-line positions
Posted on Wednesday, December 16, 2009
According to Egyptian FM, US will spearhead new peace initiative based fully on Palestinian demands
Palestinians harden conditions for talks with Israel
Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Abbas now says Israel must agree to surrender to all Palestinian demands before talks can resume
Israel-Britain relations on the rocks over Livni arrest warrant
Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Netanyahu government blasts UK over arrest warrant for opposition leader Livni; British official try to calm the waters
Human rights for all, except Jewish settlers
Posted on Tuesday, December 15, 2009
So-called human rights demonstrators refuse to let representatives of settler human rights participate in rally
Zionist Jews harassed on Israeli campuses
Posted on Monday, December 14, 2009
In hate campaign, left-wing groups begin openly comparing settlement-supporting Israelis to Hitler, Ku Klux Klan
Nazis disrupt Hannukah ceremony in US
Posted on Monday, December 14, 2009
Group of neo-Nazis wave flags as Jews try to light menorah; public Hannukah menorahs destroyed elsewhere
Syria will defend Iran if Israel attacks
Posted on Monday, December 14, 2009
Syria and Iran sign mutual defense agreement; Iran calls treaty a strong deterrent to Israeli strike on nuclear facilities
Obama's popularity in Israel rises, slightly
Posted on Monday, December 14, 2009
According to new poll, 40 percent of Israelis view Obama positively, but 60 percent still say he doesn't back Israel
Effort to resolve Israel-Vatican conflict fails
Posted on Monday, December 14, 2009
Catholics refuse Israeli compromise offer because site of Jesus' Last Supper was not surrendered to Vatican control
New Israeli national priority map features many settlements
Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009
Cabinet approves map that will give extra aid to Jewish settlements; move likely to anger Washington, Arabs
Israeli settlers accused of vandalizing Palestinian mosque
Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009
Portion of 'West Bank' mosque torched, Muslim prayer carpets and holy books burned; Hebrew graffiti found
Hamas digging up Christian graves in Gaza, claims rights group
Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009
Arab-led Canadian Christian group arrives in Israel, seeks help in combating Muslim persecution of Middle East Christians
Israel's leadership in ending 'blood diamond' trade challenged by Syria
Posted on Sunday, December 13, 2009
Nations selected Israel to head effort, but Arab states suddenly have problem with Israel in leadership role
'Christians' of the Holy Land denounce Israel
Posted on Friday, December 11, 2009
Leaders of Holy Land-based churches say Israel is the obstacle to peace, Jews have no biblical right to sovereignty in the land
Palestinians see Shalit deal as motivation to kidnap more Israelis
Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2009
Arab papers also say deal will legitimize Hamas, provide group with even greater popularity among Palestinians
Jerusalem suicide bombing thwarted
Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2009
Police nab young Palestinian man at border to Jerusalem with six pipe bombs; Arab tries to stab residents of Jewish settlement
Europe accuses Israel of trying to divide it
Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2009
Sweden fumes after Israeli FM thanks those EU states that opposed Swedish-authored resolution on Jerusalem
Jewish father, daughter arrested for 'praying' on Temple Mount
Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2009
Police question two after Muslim guard says he saw father moving lips in quiet prayer at Judaism's holiest site
Israel won't surrender Christian sites to Vatican
Posted on Thursday, December 10, 2009
Foreign Ministry delegation departs for Vatican, says won't let Catholics take control of Last Supper, other holy sites
EU waters down wording, but still wants Jerusalem divided
Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Europe passes resolution calling for Israel, Arabs to negotiate division of holy city; Palestinians hail bill as step toward 'Palestine'
Is US group raising funds for Hamas?
Posted on Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Congressman wants pro-Palestinian charity probed after its representatives met with Hamas, gave group money
'Iran can build nuclear bomb today'
Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Israeli intel says Iran has everything needed to build at least one bomb; Netanyahu says international community has failed
Israeli justice minister wants return of biblical law
Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Minister says Torah, or law contained in first five books of the Bible, contains the answers for all the nation's problems
YouTube's newest star: Israeli President Shimon Peres
Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Israeli president hopes to use popular video site to reach citizens of enemy nations with message that Israelis are not evil
Israelis finally get their hands on iPhone
Posted on Tuesday, December 08, 2009
Popular Apple smartphone set to launch in Israel two years after it became available in US
Olmert: Abbas doesn't want peace any more than Arafat did
Posted on Monday, December 07, 2009
Former PM has belatedly come to the realization that the Palestinians may not want peace
Israeli settlers: We won't be America's ragdolls
Posted on Monday, December 07, 2009
Teenage settler girls prevent inspectors from entering Jewish settlement, issuing no-work orders
Advanced Russian-made missiles fired at Israel from Gaza
Posted on Monday, December 07, 2009
Attack on southern Israel with powerful air-to-ground missiles marks escalation of Gaza terror siege
Top oil exporter dumps Iran in favor of Israel
Posted on Monday, December 07, 2009
Swiss trading company Glencore reduces business with Iran, despite fact it was much bigger client than Israel
Israel settlement freeze inspectors accompanied by brutish guards
Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009
Settlement mayor and several local girls wounded by officers accompanying settlement freeze inspectors
Israel settlement freeze inspectors accompanied by brutish guards
Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009
Settlement mayor and several local girls wounded by officers accompanying settlement freeze inspectors
Netanyahu building freeze prelude to new evacuation, warn settlers
Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009
Settler leaders meet, urge resistance to Netanyahu's 10-month settlement freeze, which they say will lead to uprooting
Report: Israel-Syria talks set to resume
Posted on Sunday, December 06, 2009
Arab media reports Netanyahu has agreed to resume talks where Olmert left them off, including Golan pullout
Obama again delays US embassy move to Jerusalem
Posted on Friday, December 04, 2009
President follows example set by predecessors by refusing to comply with law to move embassy to Israeli capital
Muslims gripe over Israel fixing church wall
Posted on Friday, December 04, 2009
Jordan summons Israeli ambassador to protest renovation work on outer wall of Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulcher
Israelis create heart cells from skin cells
Posted on Friday, December 04, 2009
Scientists discover way to reprogram simple skin cells to become fully-functional, beating heart cells
Jerusalem hospital to host new American reality TV show
Posted on Friday, December 04, 2009
Spielberg to produce reality series that thrusts American doctors into world of Israeli hospitals
Messianic Jew attacked by Orthodox in northern Israel
Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2009
Two Orthodox arrested for torching car of local Messianic believer in Beit She'an; lawyer demands police start to protect believers in Jesus
Old Jewish blood libels become headline news in Ukraine
Posted on Thursday, December 03, 2009
Anti-Semitism becomes centerpiece of Ukraine presidential election; worrying signs of repeat of Nazi views
Netanyahu: We won't freeze settlements again
Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2009
PM insists that settlement freeze is temporary, one-time offer, but observers aren't so sure
Sweden leads charge to divide Jerusalem, Israel fumes
Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Israel warns that relations with Europe, and in particular Sweden, are at risk over Jerusalem resolution
Jews attacked as they move into Jerusalem home
Posted on Wednesday, December 02, 2009
Arab and foreign protesters beat Jewish family moving into home on eastern side of Jerusalem
Israeli soldiers thank Israel Today readers for holiday gifts
Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Hundreds of soldiers have received holiday gift bags thanks to generosity of Israel Today readers
Europe agrees to recognize Palestinian state
Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Resolution to be voted on next week calls for full division of Jerusalem, approves of unilateral Palestinian declaration of independence
Hizballah: Only war will work against Israel
Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009
After Palestinians say cannot make peace with Israel, Hizballah says time is ripe to prepare for war
Jewish settlers to continue building, despite freeze
Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Local community leaders say will deny entry to government inspectors, continue to approve new building
Hamas to start executing drug dealers in Gaza
Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009
New law could see hundreds of drug dealers and users put to death in coming months
Arab markets start to crash, Israel unaffected thanks to boycott
Posted on Tuesday, December 01, 2009
Dubai markets drop by over 10 percent, crash would affect entire Middle East, except for boycotted Israel

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