Tag: Jerusalem

Sabbath Eve Terror Attack: Father and Two Children Stabbed to Death at Shabbat Table

A father and his two adult children were stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist at their Sabbath table where they had gathered to celebrate the birth of a grandchild.   Ten people were gathered at the Sabbath table on Friday night, waiting for more guests to arrive,  in Halamish, also known as Neve Tsuf, in Samaria. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jordan’s intel tags Hizballah for Temple Mt. terror

The Israeli police Thursday, July 20, released a video tape recording the movements of the terrorists heading for the murderous attack they committed on Temple Mount six days ago, when they shot dead two Israeli border guard police officers.   The film shows not three but four men who carefully stepped away from each other before entering […]

Jerusalem: an urgent issue for Trump administration

Recent terror at the Temple Mount, or Haram al-Sharif, in the Old City of Jerusalem painfully demonstrates why the status quo between Israelis and Palestinians is so fraught, but also why it’s so difficult to change and to move toward a sustainable peace.   Seventeen years ago this week, I was one of a dozen […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘We need to close the Temple Mount to Muslims’

Deputy Defense Minister Rabbi Eli Ben-Dahan responded on Friday morning to the shooting attack at the Old City’s Lions Gate in Jerusalem.   “The Cave of the Patriarchs (Me’arat Hamachpelah), the Temple Mount, and Shechem (Nablus) are the three places the Bible tells us were bought at full price in Israel,” Ben-Dahan said. “These are […]

France calls on Israel to reconsider construction plans for settlements in east Jerusalem

France called on Israeli authorities to reconsider the recently granted approval of construction plans for more than 1,500 housing units in settlements in East Jerusalem.   According to a statement by France’s foreign ministry, the French government is also very concerned by information reporting additional plans that could be approved in the coming days, claiming […]