JERUSALEM—Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin have rejected invitations to meet with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on his visit to the region in about 10 days.
JERUSALEM—Haunted since last summer’s war in Gaza by Hamas’ success in infiltrating fighters into Israel through tunnels, Israel announced on Thursday the development of the first effective system for detecting tunneling activity at a distance.
For the first time since the outbreak of the Palestinian uprising 15 years ago, Palestinian doctors and medical staff working in Israeli hospitals will be permitted to drive into Israel from the West Bank in their own cars.
On Monday Jill Dillard, the second-oldest Duggar daughter, gave birth to her first child. Her and her husband Derick named the boy Israel. The first time father Derick Dillard wore an Israel Defense Forces shirt in the first official picture of him and Israel.
A surprise attack on the country’s borders stuns the high command. Sensing imminent catastrophe, the defense minister instinctively reaches for the Bomb. He does not propose dropping it on the enemy, but staging a “demonstration” that will stop the enemy before the country is overwhelmed. Cooler heads in the system prevail. There will be no demonstration, no threat of the Bomb.
A bipartisan group of congressmen are rallying behind Israel as reports indicate that the White House may embrace a France-sponsored United Nations Security Council resolution that would “meddle” in direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians.
Speaker of the House John Boehner (R., Ohio) said in an interview in Israel with Politico that the ‘world is on fire,’ and the Obama administration is not doing enough to help.