Monthly Archives: May 2009

Jerusalem Day Becomes ‘Stand Up To Obama Day’

Thursday marked Jerusalem Day in Israel. This was the day on the Hebrew calendar marking the 42nd anniversary of the Israeli defeat of an attack by the Jordanian Arab Legion against Jerusalem during the...

Obama Reveals Middle East Plan

The purported outline of the Middle East peace plan President Barack Obama plans to propose during a speech in Cairo, Egypt, on June 4 was published yesterday morning in a British Arabic-language newspaper. The widely...

Ancient Handle Uncovered Near Jerusalem

Associated Press An unusual artifact was discovered during an excavation by the Israel Antiquities Authority prior to the construction of a girls’ school by the Jerusalem municipality. The find dates to different phases of the Middle...

Gaza Rocket Strikes Sderot Homes

A Qassam rocket fired from Gaza slammed between two homes around 5:30 p.m., local time, yesterday. The Tzeva Adom, Color Red siren, blared twice in the city, sending residents fleeing to area bomb shelters....

Fatah, Hamas Agree On Joint Security Force

A senior adviser to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has said, according to Middle East Newsline, Fatah, the faction that runs the PA, has agreed in principle to form a joint security force...

Israeli PM Called Meeting With Obama Successful

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a briefing yesterday regarding Monday’s meeting with President Barack Obama. The prime minister called the meeting successful as far as he was concerned. First and foremost, it is clear Mr....

Facebook As A Terror Weapon

Israeli intelligence has issued an unprecedented warning: Terrorists may use Facebook as a weapon in their war of terror. A senior Israeli officer identifies recently fired high-tech workers or young career women seeking work abroad...

Netanyahu Jockeys For Position With Obama

President Barack Obama answers a reporter’s question as he meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House yesterday. (Charles Dharapak/Associated Press) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President...

Efforts Underway For Israeli PM’s Wife, US First Lady To Meet

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s aides have been busy trying to arrange a meeting between his wife, Sara, and first lady Michelle Obama. Mrs. Netanyahu said she has been interested in having such a meeting, but...

Poll: Most Israeli Arabs Reject Israel As A Jewish State

A new Haifa University poll shows only 41 percent of Israel’s Arab citizens - who constitute 1.4 million of the nation’s 7 million population - recognize its right to exist as a Jewish democratic...