Israel - Gaza - Middle East


  1. Model Altar of Unhewn Stones Completed at Temple Institute
  2. Editor's Notes: Wanted - Wisdom
  3. What you need to know about Hanukkah

Thursday - December 31, 2009:

  1. From Joel Rosenberg's Blog: Israel Summons All Her Ambassadors To Jerusalem -- Last week -- for the first time ever -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu summoned all of the Jewish State's ambassadors back to Jerusalem for special briefings...why?...what's brewing?...developing.
  2. Lebanese analyst: Hamas as strong as pre-war Hezbollah
  3. PA, Abbas Bless Rabbi’s Murderers as ‘Martyrs’
  4. Lebanon fears Qaeda has UNIFIL forces in sights
  5. Israeli Bank, Owned by Europeans, Cuts Off Yesha
  6. 'Belgian bank won't lend to settlements'
  7. Israel approves new building plan for West Bank settlement
  8. 'European funding of Israeli NGOs isn't meddling'
  9. 'Evangelicals deserve our support'
  10. Israel's population at 2010 is 7.5m
  11. Joyous Arrival for 210 New Immigrants
  12. Mortar shell lands in Negev
  13. Netanyahu at Likud meet Unity has always been important to us

Wednesday - December 30, 2009:

  1. Report: Israel to withdraw from north Ghajar in January
  2. Rabbis: Abortion will delay the redemption
  3. The Region: Overcast with a chance of nuclear weapons
  4. Comment - Settlement freeze is like racial segregation in U.S.
  5. Diskin: Don't free Hamas inmates to W. Bank
  6. Shin Bet chief warns 3rd intifada likely under Barghouti
  7. Akiva Eldar: Why Netanyahu really wants Livni in his cabinet
  8. Hamas denies rejecting Israel offer

Tuesday - December 29, 2009:

  1. Barak: ’Regular’ Attack Cannot Hit Iran’s Nuclear Plant
  2. Barak: Qom site can withstand regular shelling
  3. Barak Admits Terror Wave in Judea and Samaria
  4. Wave of violent crime washes over Arab Israeli communities
  5. Fatah warns of intifada against PA
  6. A Tale of Two Gazas: Website Pictures Deny ‘Humanitarian Crisis’
  7. Aliya spikes in 2009 for first time in decade
  8. Analysis Killers' identities heightens significance of Nablus op
  9. Atias: 500 housing units okayed for Arabs in J'lem
  10. Full-Speed Ahead for 700 Jewish Homes in Eastern Jerusalem
  11. Hamas: Israel may be behind Beirut blast
  12. High Court Demands that Security Fence be Moved in Samaria
  13. 'Obama hasn't exerted physical pressure'
  14. 'We trust Hamas not to disappoint'

Monday - December 28, 2009:

  1. Lebanon: 12 crates with explosives uncovered near border
  2. Arab Terrorists Firebomb Bus; Young Woman Wounded
  3. Hamas evacuates headquarters for fear of attack
  4. Hamas-linked car explodes near Beirut
  5. 'Israel used to do more than just talk'
  6. PA urged to end coordination with Israel
  7. Kadima Wavering on Joining Gov't
  8. Lieberman: No Turkish mediation as long as I'm in office
  9. Netanyahu Links Rabbi Chai's Murder with Shalit Deal

Sunday - December 27, 2009:

  1. Al-Aqsa Brigades: Israel opening gates of hell
  2. Israeli forces kill 6 Palestinians Rabbi's murderers and would-be infiltrators from Gaza
  3. IDF kills gunmen behind Israeli's shooting death; 3 more killed in Gaza
  4. PA urged to end coordination with Israel
  5. Report: 1,200 smuggling tunnels into Gaza
  6. Report: Hamas man killed in Lebanon blast
  7. Yesha Council praises IDF, demands roadblocks

Saturday - December 26, 2009:

  1. Report: Israel believed UN assurances before Lebanon pullout
  2. Sites marked off-limits for Gaza strike
  3. IDF blockades Palestinian Tulkarm after terrorists murder rabbi
  4. GCC foreign ministers to meet in Sana'a next month

Friday - December 25, 2009:

  1. Israeli company finds oil beneath Rosh Ha'ayin
  2. Significant Quantities of Oil Discovered in Center of Israel
  3. Map Shows Rajar Must Remain Israeli
  4. Analysis: The domino effect
  5. Syrian President ready to visit Lebanon 'at the right time'
  6. Hamas to accept deportation 'if prisoners agree'
  7. Hamas, Leftists Target Egypt over Steel Wall
  8. Police find 9 explosive devices in Lod
  9. Route 443 bomb was targeting motorists
  10. Terror attack foiled on Jerusalem-Modiin Road

Thursday - December 24, 2009:

  1. IDF chief: Hezbollah will find us ready
  2. Lebanon Says Hizbullah Will Defend Country from Israel
  3. PM: Israel faces the 'Goldstone threat'
  4. MK Itzik to PM: Your conduct is dangerous to Israel
  5. Hamas: Israel's response unacceptable
  6. The 'Guardian' fixes anti-Israeli title

Wednesday - December 23, 2009:

  1. Amid Gaza calm, Israel and Hamas prepare for battle
  2. Abbas: No intifada on my watch
  3. Israel Stands Up to Arab Incitement
  4. Hamas condemns Egypt's Gaza border wall
  5. Carter apologizes to Jewish community
  6. Israeli response: Deport 'heavy prisoners'
  7. Turkey to mediate Israel-Syria talks?

Tuesday - December 22, 2009:

  1. Russian analyst warns of conflict surge in Mideast if talks stall
  2. Arab media cover international Mideast talks in Jordan
  3. 'Collective solution' key to Mideast problem
  4. Appeal to Court to Declare Hamas Terrorists ‘War Criminals’
  5. Israeli pullout bad for Mideast security - expert
  6. Palestinian prof admits Arab denial of Temples is baloney
  7. First Jesus-era house discovered in Nazareth
  8. IN PICTURES: Israel uncovers first Jesus-era house in Nazareth
  9. Saudi-Backed Paper Prints 'Open Letter' from Foreign Ministry
  10. Settler activist 'We are preparing a series of surprises' for the army

Monday - December 21, 2009:

  1. Hariri sees new page in Lebanon ties with Syria
  2. Lebanese PM and Syrian president meet once more
  3. Likud MK: Annex West Bank, consider citizenship for Palestinians
  4. IDF prepares to raze structures as part of settlement freeze's second phase
  5. 'Barak Only Understands Force'
  6. Columnist Warns Barak: We Won't Forget
  7. Settlers: Secret Plan Renders Barak ‘War Criminal'

Sunday - December 20, 2009:

  1. Hariri to Syria for official visit
  2. Hariri, Assad meet; vow to boost ties
  3. Hariri: Lebanon and Syria share united stance against Israel
  4. MK aims to keep Palestinians married to Israelis from gaining citizenship
  5. Settlers, Palestinians clash in West Bank

Saturday - December 19, 2009:

  1. IDF bolstering computer defenses
  2. Israel's Iron Dome interceptor downs missile in first live fire test
  3. Police Bar Jews from Temple Mount on Chanukah
  4. Jewish Music Banned at Holy Site
  5. Palestinians “disgusted” and “disappointed” by bickering between Hamas and Fatah
  6. Report: Syrian FM discusses mediator role with US officials
  7. UN official: Settlement freeze falls short
  8. Betar Illit contractor faces NIS 10 million loss
  9. Grisly pics of Palestinians shown at UN
  10. Guest Columnist: A nation held hostage
  11. Ministers to discuss fixing status of Citizenship Law

Friday - December 18, 2009:

  1. Terrorists Fired on Sderot with Russian-Made Rockets
  2. Lieberman: Ball in Palestinian court
  3. PA Confiscates, Destroys $50,000 Worth of Israeli Goods
  4. Paris to push Israel on French-Palestinian prisoner
  5. Egypt rebukes Hamas over 'foot-dragging' in Palestinian reconciliation
  6. Hamas: PLO vote on Abbas 'illegal'
  7. Yaalon: Arabs resorting to propaganda after losing wars
  8. Jews in Samaria, Arabs in Jerusalem Arrested in Protests
  9. Old City: 9 protestors detained during clashes with police
  10. 'Buycotts' against Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions
  11. More Than 30 Years of Fighting Delegitimization
  12. Sharansky: Speed up aliya from Ethiopia

Thursday - December 17, 2009:

  1. New Hamas West Bank commanders set to revive anti-Israel terror
  2. U.S. planning to restart Israel-PA talks based on '67 borders
  3. Elbit rolls out long-range ‘silent’ drone
  4. Hanukkah pilgrimage to test Old City calm
  5. Jewish activists planning Temple Mount ascent
  6. Abbas Says Peace Deal With Israel Possible in 6 Months
  7. Citations, Qassams in south
  8. Jerusalem demands London plug legislative loophole
  9. Palestinian Authority's Abbas pressed to support Dahlan as successor
  10. PLO extends Abbas' presidency term
  11. UN extends mission along Israeli-Syrian border

Wednesday - December 16, 2009:

  1. Hamas says will unite with Iran if Israel attacks
  2. 'Recognition of '67 border before talks'
  3. Abbas Ditches Roadmap, No Talks Unless Israeli Withdraws
  4. Abbas names 1967 borders as precondition for talks
  5. Abbas sticks by terms for talks, rules out violence
  6. Haniyeh: Hamas will liberate Palestine
  7. Eichler: Media is Afraid Religious Soldiers will Take Over
  8. Hizbullah Entrenches in Lebanon; Obama Says ‘Honor Ceasefire’
  9. Israeli emergency drills preparing nation for war with Iran
  10. Mashaal: Israel must free our prisoners
  11. Barghouti: Vote is useless without unity
  12. West Bank Cast into Ferment by Diplomatic-Security Vacuum
  13. Deputy FM: Syria 'fooled everyone'
  14. Israel: If UK doesn't act, relations will suffer
  15. Lieberman: British Behavior Bodes Ill for Future
  16. Livni: We must do what's right for us
  17. Miliband denounces Livni arrest warrant

Tuesday - December 15, 2009:

  1. IDF finds 30 of 36 ‘war crimes’ cases in Goldstone report ‘baseless’
  2. Ahmadinejad: We'll always support Palestinians
  3. PA plans to issue own currency
  4. Reign of Arab Terror Returns, IDF Foils Knife Attack
  5. Mother of three stabbed to death in northern Israel
  6. We're not going to take it anymore
  7. Haniyeh: Hamas will liberate Palestine
  8. Haniyeh We have not fallen despite war
  9. Hamas Celebrates 22 Years of Terror
  10. 'Freeze may be nixed if PA won't talk'
  11. IDF chief warns calm in south Israel temporary
  12. Comparing 'fanatic' Maccabees to modern 'Jewish hard-core'
  13. Firecrackers, Gun Threats at Haifa Synagogue
  14. Israel says still time for diplomacy on Iran nuclear issue
  15. Israeli sources deny report of arrest warrant against Livni in London
  16. 'Livni arrest warrant rumors are false'
  17. MK Ariel: 'PM takes control of J'lem demolitions'

Monday - December 14, 2009:

  1. Arab Terrorist Planned to Stage Suicide Attack in Ashkelon
  2. Hamas seeks to resume West Bank struggle
  3. Iran's president pledges support to Hamas leader
  4. Hizbullah No war with Israel soon
  5. IDF uncovers explosives near Nablus
  6. IDF Busy With Freeze, Less Time to Fight Terrorism
  7. Barkat Caves in On Arab Illegal Construction
  8. Cabinet approves nat'l priority map
  9. Palestinians: National priority map is blueprint for settlement expansion
  10. Meretz chair: Netanyahu itching for a fight with the U.S.
  11. Netanyahu should admit Israel doesn't want peace
  12. Rabbis meet Yasuf residents at junction
  13. Rabbis, Yasuf elders meet at junction

Sunday - December 13, 2009:

  1. U.S. to back unilateral declaration of Palestinian state
  2. Report: US pressing Israel to withdraw from Ghajar
  3. Saudi Army erecting barbed wires on southern border with Yemen
  4. Palestinians protest mosque arson
  5. Muslims call for global intervention over torched mosque
  6. Report Palestinian killed by IDF fire in Gaza
  7. 'Egypt denies anti-smuggling wall'
  8. Growing Cabinet Opposition to Freeing Barghouti
  9. Peres to participate in Copenhagen climate conference

Saturday - December 12, 2009:

  1. Hezbollah keeps its weapons
  2. IDF simulates missile attacks, war against Syria and Hezbollah
  3. Syria says Israel 'provoking world' with referendum bill
  4. Israel should bring Jewish law into its legal system
  5. Temple model to open this Hanukkah
  6. Britain Increasing Economic Pressure on Judea and Samaria Jews
  7. Ghajar residents Prepared for death, not division
  8. Hamas promises 'surprises' at Monday rally
  9. 21 protestors arrested in east Jerusalem
  10. Settlers suspected of torching Palestinian mosque
  11. Abbas: Stop settlers from running wild
  12. Terrorist Marwan Barghouti: I Have Not Changed
  13. Barghouti expects to be released in Shalit deal
  14. 'Disobedient rabbi' gets ultimatum
  15. Egypt goes underground to stem Gaza smuggling
  16. IDF 30 'war crimes' cases 'baseless'
  17. MK Elkin Fights for Hesder by Withholding Money from DM Barak
  18. Poll finds 40% of Israelis support Obama
  19. Washington Watch: Does anyone believe...

Friday - December 11, 2009:

  1. Hamas preparing 'offensive' tunnels
  2. Iran, Syria discuss Israeli issues
  3. Former Justice Minister Backs Ne'eman on Jewish Courts
  4. Gideon Levy: Let's face the facts, Israel is a semi-theocracy
  5. Jailed Fatah chief emerges as Palestinian presidential contender
  6. Syria should shape up, scholar says
  7. Syrian VP: Israel won't attack Iran without US support
  8. Turkey warns IAF against using airspace
  9. Benefits to be Partially Restored to Isolated Settlements, Arabs
  10. Hasmonean Rule Reached South to Negev Highlands
  11. Israel's talks with Vatican fail
  12. MK Danon: Benefits to Judea, Samaria are Not New
  13. MK Eldad: Give Israel Prize to Yesha Council
  14. Palestinians fake cancer to flee blockaded Gaza

Thursday - December 10, 2009:

  1. Begin: 'US administration not even like Carter's'
  2. Border Guard forces arrest Palestinian carrying pipe bombs
  3. Suicide Bomber Stopped Before Jerusalem Attack
  4. Bride, Father Arrested for Crime of Moving Lips on Temple Mount
  5. Chief Rabbi: No Shame in Aspiring to Implement Torah Law
  6. FM: Peace jeopardizes 'Assad's dynasty'
  7. Home Front Command bracing for missiles in TA
  8. IDF to stop securing Psagot settlement
  9. 'Israel can't hold vote on stolen land'
  10. Israel to Vatican: We won't return room of Last Supper
  11. Israeli fury over Minister's Torah speech
  12. Knesset adopts referendum bill
  13. Knesset Bill to Force Courts to ‘Return to Zion’
  14. Knesset votes in favor of 'Golan bill'
  15. Peace Now: Building outside Green Line outpaces that within
  16. PM: Palestinians 'reject negotiations'
  17. PM: We're in ongoing struggle over entire map of Israel
  18. Sovereignty Bill Braves Another Hurdle
  19. Teenage Girls ‘Freeze’ Building Inspectors in Their Tracks
  20. The Myth of the Gaza Blockade
  21. Video and Photos: Tens of Thousands Protested Against Freeze

Wednesday - December 9, 2009:

  1. 'EU decision shuns obstacles to peace'
  2. UN Lebanon envoy meets with Netanyahu, Barak
  3. Fayyad: EU decision – first step towards statehood
  4. Golan Referendum bill back on track to pass Knesset vote
  5. Netanyahu backs referendum bill, wants public's support for withdrawals
  6. Hizbullah intel chief seen scouting Israeli border area
  7. Internet Campaign: 'No Gilad, No Mosque'
  8. J'lem banning foreign leaders from Gaza
  9. J'lem: Tires slashed in protest of freeze
  10. Justice minister causes stir over restoration of Torah law
  11. Neeman slammed for desiring Torah law
  12. Justice Minister: Rabbinical courts should support, not replace civil courts
  13. Mass Grassroots Anti-Freeze Protest, Wednesday Evening

Tuesday - December 8, 2009:

  1. PM wants direct talks with Syria
  2. Netanyahu: Syria relinquished preconditions for talks
  3. Abbas 'keen' on reconciling with Hamas
  4. Ayalon: EU's Jerusalem Move 'Just Words'
  5. Israel gears to fight Swedish initiative
  6. Compensation fund for demolished houses underway
  7. Discovery of world's oldest church may turn prison into tourist site
  8. Elkin: Moratorium could cost NIS 500 million
  9. What makes this settlement freeze different from any other
  10. Netanyahu Admits: Freeze Orders Go Further than Intended
  11. Netanyahu Faces Likud Party Opposition, Massive Rally
  12. Muslim Brotherhood ‘Cash Terrorists’ Indicted in Jerusalem
  13. 3 Israeli Arabs indicted for terror

Monday - December 7, 2009:

  1. Arabs, Israel reject EU J'lem proposal
  2. 'Israel may withdraw from northern section of Ghajar'
  3. IDF Palestinians launched S-5K Rocket
  4. World Bank gives Palestinian Authority $64 million
  5. Lebanon report: Attack against UNIFIL thwarted
  6. 'Final Hamas offer presented to Israel'
  7. Netanyahu Settlement freeze is not evacuation
  8. Netanyahu: Settlers are our brothers
  9. Settler Leaders in Open Call for Disobedience

Sunday - December 6, 2009:

  1. Jordan: Israeli peace moves insufficient
  2. Report: Israel to renew talks with Syria
  3. Weekend Terror Attack on Yitzhar Foiled
  4. Emergency Meetings in Samaria Against Freeze
  5. Report: Hamas to relinquish Israeli-Arab prisoners

Saturday - December 5, 2009:

  1. EU faces 'last chance' for peace in Israel
  2. Middle Israel: Obama's naivete will result in isolationism
  3. What is Syria hiding?
  4. Expert Calls for Law Against Foreign Political Intervention
  5. Settlers gear up for mass protest rally
  6. Settlers gird for battle

Friday - December 4, 2009:

  1. ANALYSIS: Gaza war brought Israel its quietest year in a decade
  2. Immigration to Israel, West Bank rises
  3. Israel developing new mini-hovercraft, stand-off munitions
  4. Knesset reviews report on EU funding of NGOs on Israeli left
  5. Jordan slams renovation work at Holy Sepulcher
  6. PA Signals Israel: Freeze is Pointless
  7. 'Barghouti refuses to be deported if released'
  8. Paris comes out against Swedish plan
  9. PM to settlers: 'We are your brethren'
  10. Scientists Create Heart Cells from Skin Cells
  11. Terror attack in Beit El thwarted
  12. Yesha Council: No Cooperation with Anti-Zionist Decrees
  13. Yesha leaders to PM: We'll continue campaign against freeze

Thursday - December 3, 2009:

  1. Advanced Spike Missile Unveiled
  2. Lebanon: Cabinet lets Hezbollah keep weapons
  3. Lebanon: Hizbullah has right to arms
  4. 'Death penalty to spies for Israel'
  5. Mayors Lay Cornerstone, Declare they're 'Thawing the Freeze'
  6. 492 units to be approved in settlements
  7. CBS: Public building in W. Bank down 60%
  8. More Palestinians lose status
  9. Israel revoked Jerusalem residency of 4,500 Palestinians in 2008
  10. Israel stripped thousands of Jerusalem Arabs of residency in 2008
  11. Hamas: Legal measures aimed at pressuring us
  12. Hezbollah chief, Hamas mission meet in Lebanon
  13. Rabbi Eliyahu: Religious MKs Supporting Anti-Torah Terror Deal
  14. Report: Barghouti to be freed only if deported
  15. Video: Police Violence in Freeze Clashes

Wednesday - December 2, 2009:

  1. 'Don't call J'lem Palestinian capital'
  2. EU wants Jerusalem a two-state capital
  3. Israel: EU call to split Jerusalem would risk peace hopes
  4. Military to protect bases from missiles
  5. Netanyahu: Settlement freeze is 'one-time, temporary' move
  6. PM: Settlement freeze a one-time offer
  7. Reservists will 'Freeze' Service Until Freeze Ends
  8. Nasrallah: Continue arming to fight Israel
  9. Samir Kuntar: Israel will give in to Hamas' demands
  10. Gaza group vows jihad against Israel
  11. Ashkenazi: Few will join IDF in 20 years
  12. Double Jeopardy: IDF Units to Fight Jews, PA to Encircle Them
  13. Ex-Diplomat: Swiss Minaret Vote Could Hurt Jews
  14. First Hareidi-Religious IDF Reserve Unit Reports for Duty
  15. Haifa Students Build Robotic Helicopter
  16. Plea to Supreme Court: What About Illegal Arab Construction
  17. Remembering their flight from Egypt
  18. 'Talks have passed point of no return'
  19. Video: Kedumim Residents Say 'Our Blockage Delayed Inspectors'

Tuesday - December 1, 2009:

  1. Fear and Loathing in PA over Temple Mount Link to Jews
  2. Nasrallah: continue arming to fight
  3. Netanyahu Blocks Construction in Jerusalem Neighborhoods
  4. A coalition for Jerusalem
  5. 'Smart Agriculture' Blossoms in the Negev
  6. Unwell PM speaks to Merkel by phone

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