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Jews arrested for praying on Temple Mount

JTA

December 9, 2009 | 3:15 pm

A Jewish father and daughter were arrested for allegedly praying on the Temple Mount, according to reports.

An Arab policeman arrested the two visitors to the mount Wednesday morning as they were being shown around the site by a relative, who is a volunteer tour guide at the site.

Non-Muslims are not permitted to pray on the Temple Mount, including moving their lips in silent prayer.

The two were taken to the Kishla police station near the Jaffa Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem for an investigation.

  • Golda Meir wanted to keep handicapped and sick Poles from making aliyah

    JTA

    December 9, 2009 | 3:13 pm

    Golda Meir sought to prevent handicapped and sick Jews in Poland from immigrating to Israel when she served as foreign minister.

    A letter written in 1958...

  • Egypt aiming to deter smuggling with iron wall

    JTA

    December 9, 2009 | 3:11 pm

    Egypt has started to build an iron wall on its border with the Gaza Strip, an Israeli newspaper reported.

    The wall is being constructed to shut down smuggling tunnels between Gaza and Egypt, the Israeli daily Ha’aretz reported.

    It will be about 6 miles long and go down about 100 feet into the ground, according to the newspaper, citing Egyptian sources who said the wall will be impossible to cut or melt.

    Ha’aretz said that Egyptian security officials nearly every week try to destroy or render impassable smuggling tunnels between Gaza and Egypt.

  • Rightists protest against West Bank settlement freeze

    JTA

    December 9, 2009 | 3:09 pm

    Thousands of right-wing activists converged on Jerusalem to protest against the construction freeze in the West Bank.

    The protest, called “Break the...

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  • Trial of alleged Jewish terrorist opens

    JTA

    December 9, 2009 | 12:39 pm

    The trial of alleged U.S.-born Jewish terrorist Yaakov (Jack) Teitel opened in Jerusalem.

    Teitel is charged with two counts of murders, five counts of...

  • Obama rebukes Turkey leader on Israel

    JTA

    December 8, 2009 | 4:55 pm

    President Obama rebuked the Turkish prime minister for belligerent anti-Israel rhetoric, saying it was harming Turkey’s profile.

    “In the president’s...

  • ‘Big Brother’ swamps Shalit film on Israeli TV

    JTA

    December 8, 2009 | 3:36 pm

    The Israeli version of “Big Brother” was an easy TV ratings winner in Israel over a film about Gilad Shalit’s family trying to secure his release.

    Some...

  • Islamic Jihad operative arrested in Israel

    JTA

    December 8, 2009 | 3:32 pm

    A wanted Islamic Jihad operative was arrested in Israel.

    Zalach Muhammad Buchari, 36, was arrested Monday night in Nablus in a joint operation of the...

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