Tag: Israel

Israeli troops deploy across east Jerusalem and West Bank after violence over holy site

JERUSALEM — Israeli forces fanned out across East Jerusalem and the West Bank on Saturday, carrying out raids and arrests a day after three Palestinians were killed in violent protests and after three Israeli settlers were knifed to death in their kitchen during a birthday celebration.   Israeli soldiers blocked access to the village of […]

Israeli ministers call for death penalty for Halamish terrorist

Several ministers in the security cabinet ahead of Sunday’s cabinet meeting called for the terrorist who massacred a family in Halamish on Friday night to be executed.   Military courts can sentence someone to death, though the option has not been used since 1962, when Adolf Eichmann was hanged after being convicted of genocide and […]

2 Jordanians killed, 1 Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy

AMMAN, Jordan — Two Jordanians were killed and an Israeli was wounded by gunfire Sunday in a residential building in the heavily fortified Israeli embassy compound in Jordan’s capital, the kingdom’s Public Security Directorate said.   Before the shooting, Jordanians had entered the apartment building for carpentry work, the statement said.   It did not […]

Muslim protesters clash with police in central Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli police tightened security around Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday as Muslims protested against its installation of metal detectors at a flashpoint shrine holy to both Jews and Muslims.   There have been daily confrontations between Palestinians hurling rocks and Israeli police using stun grenades since the detectors were placed at the […]

White House concerned over Temple Mount

The White House on Wednesday night expressed concerns over the situation on the Temple Mount, urging Israel and Jordan to reduce tensions.   “The United States is very concerned about tensions surrounding the Temple Mount/Haram Al-Sharif, a site holy to Jews, Muslims, and Christians, and calls upon the State of Israel and the Hashemite Kingdom […]

Netanyahu attack on EU policy towards Israel caught on microphone

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has launched a withering attack on the European Union at a closed-door meeting of eastern European leaders in Budapest, saying the political grouping would wither and die if it did not change its policy towards Israel.   The remarks, caught on an open microphone, underlined Netanyahu’s often barely disguised contempt […]

Ministers approve bill aiming to take Jerusalem off the negotiating table

Legislation to put a seemingly insurmountable obstacle before any Israeli leader seeking to divide Jerusalem in diplomatic negotiations can move forward after the Ministerial Committee for Legislation approved it on Sunday.   The amendment to Basic Law: Jerusalem pushed by Bayit Yehudi leader Naftali Bennett states that giving up Israeli sovereignty over any part of […]

Turkey’s Deputy PM blasts Israel for closing Temple Mount

Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister on Monday blasted Israel’s two-day closure of the Temple Mount following last week’s terrorist attack as a “crime against humanity.” Israel closed the compound on Friday and Saturday after the attack, in which two Druze police officers were murdered.   On Sunday, the compound was reopened with increased security measures, including the […]

Jews ascend Temple Mount – without Waqf escort

Israeli police permitted Jews to visit the Temple Mount Monday, despite the absence of Waqf officials, marking the first time in years that Jews have been able to visit the holy site without being escorted by representatives of the Jordanian organization.   Monday’s visit was the first by Jews since a terror attack on Friday […]

France to propose new peace plan

France is expected to propose a new plan for a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), an official in Paris said Saturday night.   The comments came ahead of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s trip to France, where he will mark the 75th anniversary of the Vel d’Hiv roundup, where more than 13,000 […]