Behind the Headlines: PA grants and salaries to Palestinian terrorists04 Dec 2013Convicted murderers - 52 of them already released from prison by Israel as part of the negotiating process with the Palestinians - are receiving grants of up to $50,000 and monthly stipends of up to nearly $4,000.
Behind the Headlines: Geneva Agreement between the P5+1 and Iran25 Nov 2013Under the Geneva agreement Iran will retain its vast enrichment capabilities. For the first time since the beginning of negotiations in 2003 the international community recognizes Iran's enrichment program and agrees that it will not be rolled back.
Behind the Headlines: The Bedouin in the Negev and the Begin Plan04 Nov 2013This new policy constitutes a major step forward towards integrating the Bedouin more fully into Israel's multicultural society, while still preserving their unique culture and heritage.
The Partition Plan-65 years later29 Nov 2012On November 29, 1947 the UN General Assembly voted on the partition plan, and UNGA Resolution 181 was adopted by a vote of 33 to 13.
Behind the Headlines: Ceasefire ends Operation Pillar of Defense25 Nov 2012After eight days of rocket fire from Gaza and Israeli counter-attacks on terrorist targets, a cease-fire was declared at 21:00 Israel time on 21 November and Operation Pillar of Defense (14-21 Nov 2012) came to an end.
Operation Pillar of Defense: Legal points19 Nov 2012Israel has the right under international law, and a moral obligation, to act in self-defense, to defend its population and to protect its territory when under attack, as well as to take military action against the terrorist attacks from the Gaza Strip.
Behind the Headlines: Operation Pillar of Defense14 Nov 2012Israel has demonstrated great restraint, both in the current crisis and in the two previous sustained barrages of the past month. However, the escalation of events over the past few days forced Israel to react to the Hamas attacks.
Behind the Headlines: Verdict in the Rachel Corrie case30 Aug 2012The death of Rachel Corrie was a tragic accident; however this accident never would have happened had the ISM not encouraged activity-in a war-zone-that was risky to the point of life-endangering.
Behind the Headlines: Doha Agreement between Hamas and Fatah - A barrier to peace08 Feb 2012PA President Abbas cannot have it both ways, either he has a pact with Hamas or he has peace with Israel. If he implements the Doha agreement and joins forces with the enemies of peace, the PA would be abandoning the path of reconciliation with Israel.
Gilad Shalit: Released after 5 years in terrorist captivity18 Oct 2011On June 25, 2006, IDF soldier Gilad Shalit was kidnapped by Hamas terrorists within Israeli territory, near the Kerem Shalom crossing. On October 18, 2011, he returned home.