News Archive

December 2010

UN prepares to condemn Jewish life in Judea and Samaria
Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2010
Security Council strongly considering Palestinian-authored resolution that condemns Jewish life in ancestral lands, demands halt to 'settlement' building
Anti-Israel propaganda becomes mainstream entertainment in US
Posted on Thursday, December 30, 2010
New movie "Miral" builds sympathy for Palestinian terrorism, while ignoring the plight of Israel; despite poor reviews, movie being pushed as upcoming spring blockbuster
Palestinian terrorism begins in the schools
Posted on Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Official Palestinian TV admits that terrorist uprising against Israel was driven by teachers at Western-funded schools urging their pupils to engage in violence
Report: Hamas captures, tortures African migrants in Sinai
Posted on Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Human Rights group reports that 250 African refugees have been taken by terrorists in Sinai, are being butchered for their organs
Skull-bashing child killer a celebrity in Arab world
Posted on Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Samir Kuntar, who bashed in head of 4-year-old Israeli girl, welcomed as honored guest at presidential palace in Damascus; Kuntar has released a celebrated new book
World inches closer to recognizing 'Palestine'
Posted on Monday, December 27, 2010
Israel shocked by UK's consideration of upgrading Palestinian diplomatic status; world appears read to back Palestinian declaration of independence
Israeli FM: Peace with Palestinians not possible
Posted on Monday, December 27, 2010
Israeli FM notes Israel gave Gaza, was ready to give Jerusalem, but got nothing but more terror in return, insists things will not be different this time around
Israeli diplomat ambushed by NY Times staff
Posted on Sunday, December 26, 2010
Unsuspecting senior Israeli invited to NY Times office, where editors proceed to 'lynch' him verbally and blame Israel for all the Middle East's woes
This Christmas, remember, 'Jesus was a Palestinian'
Posted on Sunday, December 26, 2010
Palestinian leaders are fond of trying to severe Jesus from his Jewish heritage and label him as a 'Palestinian' and even a 'Muslim'; Virgin Mary afforded the same treatment
Abbas: Israelis not allowed in Palestinian state
Posted on Sunday, December 26, 2010
Peace process supposed to be creating atmosphere of peace and coexistence, but Palestinians say no to Jews in their state
IDF trains officers to better avoid civilian casualties
Posted on Friday, December 24, 2010
New initiative again proves IDF is most humane military in the region, perhaps in the world; Israel's enemies regularly hide behind their civilian populations
Jordanian school censured for teaching the Holocaust
Posted on Friday, December 24, 2010
History book included chapter on Nazi Holocaust; Jordan's Education Ministry is furious, demands school stop teaching about plight of European Jewry
WikiLeaks: Does Israel have a deal with US to keep settlements?
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2010
Diplomatic cable suggests that contrary to public pressure, US supports Israel keeping Jewish 'settlements' in Judea and Samaria; WikiLeaks promises more revelations soon
Palestinians: Israel must not respond to rocket fire
Posted on Thursday, December 23, 2010
Palestinians say Israeli response to Gaza rockets could ruin peace process, but fail to address the rocket attacks themselves
To Be a Jew, Who Decides?
Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2010
A current debate that is brewing in the Israeli Knesset is centered on the issue of who should control conversions to Judaism of IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) soldiers, the Chief Rabbi or the State. There are thousands of immigrants (mostly from Russia) that are not considered Jewish according to the Rabbinate (the Jewish religious authority) because they are not born of a Jewish mother. They have the right to immigrate to Israel based on their father or a grandparent being Jewish but they themselves are not considered fully Jewish.
"Lev Ehad" – Volunteers of Israel
Posted on Wednesday, December 22, 2010
While the media showed the images of the fires on the Carmel two weeks ago, many Israelis decided to not just sit still but take action by helping the people who lost their homes. Over 10,000 people contacted "Lev Echad" operation center in Jerusalem requesting to volunteer and help the people living in the Carmel. “What you do for yourself goes with you to the grave. What you do for others stays forever” (anonymous). Eli Weissbart, spokesman of “Lev Echad,” quotes this while trying to explain why so many people wanted to volunteer and help.
Post-Zionist Theology is an Attack on God’s Character
Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Many Evangelical Christians are being taken in by a new message that denies Israel's divine purpose. Local Messainic leader warns that we must be grounded in the Word of God to withstand this assault from within
Gaza rocket hits kindergarten, wounds Israeli girl
Posted on Tuesday, December 21, 2010
14-year-old girl in stable condition; 10 mortar shells fired from Gaza on Monday, prompting Israeli aerial response
Palestinian official says new intifada underway as mortars hit south
Posted on Monday, December 20, 2010
Leading Palestinian lawmakers says all parties have agreed to launch new uprising against Israel; PA chastises Israel for fighting against terror
Israel complains of Palestinian ecological damage
Posted on Monday, December 20, 2010
Palestinians have failed to use foreign aid to build treatment plants, instead dump all their sewage into local streams, contaminating the ground water
Israel-led war on blood diamonds backed by UN
Posted on Monday, December 20, 2010
General Assembly unanimously approves Israeli-authored resolution to strengthen battle against trade in illicit diamonds, which fuel much of Africa's conflicts
American Christian killed by terrorists, Messianic friend wounded
Posted on Sunday, December 19, 2010
Kristine Luken stabbed to death while hiking in Jerusalem forest, friend and local Messianic tour guide Kay Wilson wounded after being bound and stabbed
Americans expect relations with Israel to worsen
Posted on Friday, December 17, 2010
Latest Rasmussen poll shows most Republicans consider Israel and ally, while less than half of Democrats feel the same way; very few expect relations between Obama and Netanyahu to get better
All I want for Christmas...is a boycott of Israel
Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010
Bethlehem mayor gives traditional "peace on earth" speech at lighting of Christmas tree, but ends it by calling for international boycott of Israel
Israel facing arson intifada
Posted on Thursday, December 16, 2010
More than 25 fires set in forests around Israel during Carmel blaze; Jerusalem forest targeted 18 times over past month; media afraid to reveal new Arab arson offensive
Nazism and Islam: Two peas in a pod
Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010
New US National Archives report on declassified WWII documents details extent of Palestinian leader's collaboration with Nazis, and the affinity that existed, and in many ways still does, between Nazism and Islam
Obama Admin flailing in search for Mideast peace formula
Posted on Wednesday, December 15, 2010
US envoy makes unspecified offers to Palestinians, but with Israel and PA disagreeing on where to even begin, there is no hope of forward progress
Peace process is dead, US again pushing indirect talks
Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2010
US pushing indirect talks to deal with 'core issues' after admitting failure of 'building freeze' move; but Palestinians are using that 'failure' as excuse for unilateral moves
MTV romanticizes stealing Israeli cars
Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 2010
MTV reality show goes 'behind-the-scenes' with Palestinian car thief who says of Jews: 'They stole our land, why not steal their cars?'
Israel slammed by heavy winter storm
Posted on Monday, December 13, 2010
After months of worst winter drought in decades, Israel is pounded by heaviest winter storm in over 20 years; rains and snow help with water problem, but also cause much damage
Palestinians: Helping Israel put out fire was 'disgrace'
Posted on Sunday, December 12, 2010
More than half of Palestinians are not pleased their government sent firefighters to help battle Carmel blaze; sentiment highlights disconnect between Western praise of PA, and true feelings of Palestinians
Israeli soldier wounded in Gaza shootout
Posted on Sunday, December 12, 2010
IDF kills two terrorists trying to infiltrate southern Israel, but come under heavy fire from main terrorist force; 12 rockets and mortars hit southern Israel over past week
Israeli troops rescue sinking Ukrainian sailors
Posted on Sunday, December 12, 2010
Navy troops dispatched in transport helicopter to save crew of ship caught in strong winter storm off coast of Israel; Taiwanese ship also helped in rescue
Palestinians to make non-compliance with peace agreements official
Posted on Friday, December 10, 2010
Abbas regime threatens to fully abrogate signed agreements with Israel, as though they had complied with them up until now; stunt is already resulting in increased pressure on Israel
Palestinian mortars pound southern Israel, 1 wounded
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2010
Local councils say they are being shelled from Gaza daily; visiting European lawmakers admit it was a mistake for Israel to surrender Gaza, uproot Jews living there
Israeli Arabs arrested for trying to spread Carmel fire
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2010
Two youths caused serious side fire during Carmel blaze; several other fires set at same time, suggesting coordination
Sea of Galilee expected to drop below 'black line'
Posted on Thursday, December 09, 2010
Even if Israel gets average rainfall for the rest of the winter, natural water sources will drop below 'black lines' by August 2011; officials speak of 'severe crisis'
US finally gets it: Jewish freeze won't bring peace
Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Pressure off for Israel to impose another Jewish building freeze; Palestinians say they will now go to int'l community to gain their statehood with or without Israel's approval
Palestinian state gains recognition
Posted on Wednesday, December 08, 2010
Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay officially recognize 'Palestine,' Israel and US slam the move; Palestinians insist this was not a unilateral act on their part
Restoring the Land: Announcing the 'Israel Today Forest'
Posted on Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Israel Today, together with our readers, will plant a 3,000-tree forest on Mt. Carmel to help restore the land that was burned in the recent wildfire
Israel Today gives back to fire victims, and so can you
Posted on Monday, December 06, 2010
Israelis return to homes in northern Israel to find they have lost much; Israel Today partners with local charity to help our brothers and sisters in the north start anew
Winter finally arrives, Carmel inferno extinguished
Posted on Monday, December 06, 2010
First real winter rains arrive at opportune time, helping firefighters put out last of Carmel fire; winter rainfall is months late in coming
Turkey demands Israel prostrate itself
Posted on Monday, December 06, 2010
Israelis had hoped Turkish help during Carmel fire signaled thawing relations, but Turkish PM says he still wants Israel to apologize, pay for fighting terror
Carmel Disaster: Half of Carmel Forest gone, fire coming under control
Posted on Sunday, December 05, 2010
Fire starting to come under control, thanks to help for foreign aircraft, but blaze could still take days to fully put out; damage is enormous
Carmel Disaster: Many in Arab world pleased Israel is burning
Posted on Sunday, December 05, 2010
Palestinian newspaper says all local Arabs are happy to see Israel "punished," view wildfire as beginning of the end for Jewish state
Carmel Disaster: Young brothers suspected of starting fire
Posted on Sunday, December 05, 2010
Two Druze teenagers being held on suspicion of burning garbage and then leaving fire unattended
Carmel Disaster: Fire claims 41 lives, consumes northern Israel
Posted on Friday, December 03, 2010
7,500 acres burned, 15,000 Israelis evacuated in nation's worst ever wildfire; total lack of winter rain set the stage for disaster
Palestinians don't want better quality of life, they want Jews gone
Posted on Thursday, December 02, 2010
PA minister, university study reveal it's not socio-economic factors that motivate terrorists, it's a desire to reverse Israel's restoration
US slams revisionist Palestinian report, PA backs down
Posted on Thursday, December 02, 2010
PA removes report saying Jews have no ties to Western Wall after harsh US condemnation; but why won't Washington demand changes to PA school books?
Auschwitz or Masada: Is it time to choose again?
Posted on Thursday, December 02, 2010
Israel must let the world know it will never again commit suicide or be led like lambs to the slaughter. Netanyahu should declare all peace talks will take place atop Masada or at Auschwitz
The Amish come to Israel, ask Jews for forgiveness
Posted on Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Community that usually shuns modern technology flies on airplanes, rides buses and uses iPhones in order to reach Israel and seek forgiveness from her people

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