Monthly Archives: December 2008

Hamas Rally Features Mock Play Of Kidnapped Israeli Soldier

- Sunday marked the 21st anniversary founding of Hamas in 1988. This year, Hamas celebrated the occasion with a rally on Sunday in the central Gaza square near the Islamic University to celebrate the anniversary. At...

‘Bush Legacy’

Tomorrow, the U.N. Security Council, is due to pass a historic resolution that will anchor establishing a Palestinian state in the principles established at the Nov. 2007 Annapolis conference last month’s Sharm el-Sheikh summit. This...

Israeli Official Visits Cairo With Ultimatum For Hamas

Israel Ministry Maj. Gen. (res.) Amos Gilad left this morning for Egypt with an ultimatum for Hamas: If the rocket fire continues, Israel will respond harshly. The six-month “truce” that Hamas and Israel agreed to...

Is US Ready To Face Terror Attack?

A U.S. government-financed report asserted that the United States could
face a series of unexpected crises that would rival the al- Qaida terror attacks in
2001, termed a “strategic shock.” The report by the U.S. Army...

Israelis Downplay Obama’s Offer Of ‘Nuclear Umbrella’

President-elect Barack Obama will offer Israel a “nuclear umbrella” against the threat of nuclear attack by Iran, according to a source close to the new administration who briefed select members of the Israeli media. Mr....

Vatican Prepares For Pope Visit To Israel

A special Vatican delegation responsible for preparing Pope Benedict XVI’s official visits around the world met with Israeli President Shimon Peres, Residence Director-General Efrat Duvdevani, President Peres’s senior advisers, representatives from the foreign, religious...

Israeli Rights Group Petitions In Court

A petition to the Israel High Court of Justice filed on Thursday afternoon, which names Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Governor of the Bank of Israel Stanley Fischer as respondents, alleges that both the...

Israelis Downplay Obama’s Offer Of ‘Nuclear Umbrella’

President-elect Barack Obama will offer Israel a “nuclear umbrella” against the threat of nuclear attack by Iran, according to a source close to the new administration who briefed select members of the Israeli media. Mr....

Israel Responds To Attacks With Cash To Hamas

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni convened a special meeting of the Israel security cabinet yesterday morning to discuss the continuing Qassam rocket and mortar fire...

Iran Nears Nuclear Capability Report: Tehran To Reach Goal In 2009

The Institute for Science and International Security said Iran was moving steadily toward nuclear weapons capability. In a report, the institute said Tehran would reach this goal in 2009. In a report titled "Has Iran...