Monthly Archives: October 2008

Fruits Of The Cease-Fire With Israel: Hamas Now Operates 400 Terror Tunnels

Jerusalem - The Middle East Newsline has confirmed that Hamas has used the six-month, cease-fire period, which began June 19, to operate at least 400 smuggling tunnels from Egypt into Gaza, with Israeli constrained...

Barack Obama, Jewish-Americans And Israel

From a personal and professional perspective, this is the sixth American Presidential campaign that I have covered from Israel, concentrating on the "Israel aspect" of the story. This time I not only have covered the...

Incisive Insight in the News

Posting: October 29, 2008 "Does This Matter?" To me it matters a lot: It's being reported that French president Nicholas Sarkozy thinks Obama's position on Iran is "utterly immature" and comprised of "formulations empty of all content." Sarkozy...

Bush Presses Olmert To Come To DC – If Police Allow Him To Leave...

Jerusalem - Israel Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced on Wednesday he would be traveling to Washington to meet with President George W. Bush. A statement issued by the Israel Prime Minister's Office indicated the meeting...

After fourty-four failures, Phillies fan finally ‘fesses ’64 folly

A common theme of Catholicism and Judaism involves the command to confess your sins. While Catholics often confess their sins to their clerics, Jews confess their sins to the community at large. With the news...

Hamas Rocket Strikes Sderot

Jerusalem - Thursday morning at 7:47 local time, a "red alert" alarm sounded yet again throughout the city of Sderot. A rocket fired from Gaza landed in an open area in the open field...

Israeli Arab Village Demands That It Not Be Redesignated As Part Of An Arab...

Jerusalem - The Israeli Arab residents of Ghajar, located on the northern Israeli border with Lebanon, are trying to put an end to a plan to transfer the northern part of their village to...

Rice To Israel After Elections

Jerusalem - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice intends to arrive in Israel immediately after next Tuesday's elections. U.S. State Department officials have held talks with Israeli representatives in an attempt to set a date for...

Courier Testifies In Court: ‘I Gave A Fat Envelope To Olmert’

Jerusalem - Daily allegations of corruption of Israeli Prime Minister Olmert continue, while the daily newspaper Ha'aretz reports that multiple indictments of the Israeli prime minister are only a few days away. Dramatic testimony given...

Saudi King Invites Israel To Conference

Jerusalem - King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia gave the green light, and Israel has been invited to attend an interfaith peace conference to be held on Nov. 12 in the U.N. building in New...