The general-turned-politician Shaul Mofaz may have Iran to thank if he wins the race for Kadima's leadership. An inveterate hawk in a centrist party, Mofaz is stressing his military credentials to deal with Israel's security challenges
Sadly, his father won't be there to see his son compete after an accident at the family's Netanya home claimed Costa Mendel's life.
Having freed jailed Lebanese terrorist Samir Kuntar and four captive Hezbollah gunmen in exchange for two Israeli corpses, Israel is likely to face troubles bargaining down Hamas when it comes to a living hostage, Gilad Shalit
Weighed down by political scandal and challenges at home, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert appeared unusually subdued during his visit to Paris for the Union for the Mediterranean conference
A terrorist attack in Jerusalem by an Arab who commandeered a bulldozer on a busy downtown street and rammed it into vehicles and people left at least three people dead and dozens injured. [WEB EXTRA VIDEOS]
Ehud Olmert's Cabinet approved a swap deal under which two Israeli soldiers deemed as "killed in action" would be returned soon. Meanwhile, the prime minister hinted it will be a dress rehearsal for the releases allowing Gilad Shalit to come home.
Israeli officials said Egypt has agreed to hold off on opening its border with Gaza -- a key Hamas demand -- until there is progress in talks on Shalit's return. The IDF is expected to be ready for a last-resort invasion of Gaza, if the cease-fire fails.
Criticism of the Hamas-Israel truce by the parents of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit is fueling public debate in Israel about the efficacy of the cease-fire in the Gaza Strip absent Shalit's return.
Hamas' armed wing, which lost a gunman to an Israeli airstrike just hours before Thursday¹s truce began, also has said it is ready to resume attacks. The terrorist group has made no secret of its plan to use the quiet of the cease-fire to stockpile weapons and train fighters.
Thousands of mourners turned out Friday for the funerals of the eight students, aged 15 to 26, killed in Thursday's attack at a prominent yeshiva in Jerusalem.
While Israel's eyes were focused on the security threat from the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, terrorism struck in the heart of the Jewish state. A gunman stormed into the Yeshivat Mercaz Harav complex in west Jerusalem late Thursday, mowing down students who had gathered in the dining room for the traditionally intensive pre-Shabbat classes. Medical officials put the death toll at eight, with at dozens wounded, several critically.
After decades of dealing with war and terrorism, Israel appears to be waking up to a new security threat: sports hooliganism.