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  • The terror attacks in Israel: A timeline of the escalating violence

    18 hours ago

    The past week has seen a wave of Palestinian attacks on Israelis and Israeli military operations, again prompting fears of a third intifada. Here’s a timeline of the lead-up to the unrest and the attacks themselves.

    Sept. 9: Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon outlaws the...

  • Israel says Facebook, YouTube videos encouraging Palestinian attacks

    1 day ago

    Israel said on Thursday it had asked Facebook and YouTube to remove videos it says have been encouraging Palestinian violence against Israelis in the past week.

    Four Israelis have been killed in Jerusalem and the West Bank in the past week, and two Palestinians have been shot...

  • Stabbing attacks reach Israel’s commercial capital

    1 day ago

    Four people, including an Israeli soldier, were stabbed and wounded near a military headquarters in Tel Aviv on Thursday, police and ambulance sources said, as a rash of such Palestinian attacks spread to Israel's commercial capital.

    The assailant was shot and killed by another...

  • Yeshiva student stabbed in neck in Jerusalem attack

    1 day ago

    A yeshiva student was in serious condition after a Palestinian man stabbed him in the neck in an apparent terror attack in Jerusalem.

    The suspected attacker, 19, of eastern Jerusalem, was subdued and arrested by police, and is being questioned, the Israel Police said in a...

  • Palestinian car-ramming attack injures 2 Israeli police officers

    2 days ago

    Two Israeli Border Police officers were injured when a Palestinian man rammed his car into a West Bank checkpoint near Jerusalem.

    The driver sped up as he approached the Maale Adumim checkpoint in an attempt to run down the security forces on Wednesday evening, police said in a statement.

    Israeli soldiers fired on and injured the driver, Channel 2 reported. The driver was taken to Shaare Tzedek Medical Center in Jerusalem for treatment.

    The ramming came at the end of a day marked by several Palestinian attacks on Israeli targets.

  • The power of Jew-hatred

    By David Suissa

    2 days ago

    With the most recent violence flaring up in Jerusalem and throughout Israel, I’ve been reflecting on the kind of hatred that could animate such cold-blooded murder of innocents.

    We all have dark thoughts, but very few of us act on them. Through the power of language, we are...

  • Netanyahu cancels German visit as Palestinian attacks surge

    2 days ago

    A suspected Palestinian militant stabbed and wounded an Israeli soldier, snatched his gun and was then shot dead by special forces on Wednesday, police said, as a surge of violence prompted Israel's prime minister to cancel a visit to Germany.

    Hours earlier, police said an...

  • Palestinians banned from Jerusalem’s Old City in wake of two stabbing attacks

    4 days ago

    Palestinians will be banned from entering the Old City of Jerusalem for the next two days following two terrorist attacks, including one that killed two Jewish-Israelis.

    Access to the Old City will be limited to Israeli citizens, Old City residents, tourists, businesspeople who...

  • PA condemns Israel for killing 2 Palestinian attackers

    4 days ago

    The Palestinian Authority condemned Israel for the killing of two Palestinian attackers in Jerusalem and called on the United Nations to intervene to protect its citizens.

    In a statement published Sunday on the website of the Wafa Palestinian news and information agency, the P.A....

  • Funerals held for two Jerusalem stabbing victims

    4 days ago

    Thousands attended the funerals of two Jewish-Israelis who were stabbed to death in Jerusalem’s Old City.

    The funerals for Rabbi Nehemia Lavi, 41, and Aharon Benita, a 22-year-old soldier, were held in Jerusalem on Sunday afternoon. They were stabbed to death on Saturday night by...

  • Palestinian kills two in Jerusalem, then shot dead: police

    6 days ago

    A Palestinian man stabbed and killed two people in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday before police shot him dead, officers said, amid an uptick in violence in the city and occupied West Bank.

    Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad issued a statement claiming the attacker as one...

  • Arab-Israeli lawmaker verbally attacks Jewish visitors to Temple Mount

    1 week ago

    A Muslim mob led by an Arab-Israeli lawmaker verbally attacked Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount, as violence from the holy site spilled over in to the West Bank.

    Jamal Zahalka, a Knesset member from the Arab Joint List, on Tuesday accosted Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount,...

  • What’s behind Abbas’ dangerous religious war gambit?

    2 weeks ago

    On Wednesday morning I had the privilege of joining Sephardic Minyan at Judaism’s holiest site-the Western Wall on our holiest day, Yom Kippur. Wrapped in my white Kittel and Tallit, the minyan felt like a local call to heaven. Prayers for family, for good health, for friends in...

  • Netanyahu blasts Jordan’s King Abdullah for Temple Mount criticism

    3 weeks ago

    A day after Jordan’s King Abdullah sharply criticized Israel’s actions in defusing violence on the Temple Mount, Israel accused Jordan of being partially responsible for the conflict.

    In a strongly worded message to Jordan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed on...

  • Israel cracks down on Palestinian stone-throwers

    3 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    The death of an Israeli man in Jerusalem who lost control of his car after it was hit by a rock thrown by rioting Palestinians earlier this month, has sparked new efforts to crack down on stone-throwers.

    "Stones and firebombs are...

  • Violence has spiked in Jerusalem — here’s why

    3 weeks ago

    For Israelis, the Ten Days of Repentance from Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur have turned into days of violence. Unrest has swelled in Jerusalem following an Israeli ban on a protest group at the Temple Mount, the holy site known to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif. The clashes have left...

  • Kerry meets Israeli opposition leader Herzog in London

    3 weeks ago

    Secretary of State John Kerry met briefly with Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog in London on Friday where they discussed crises in the Middle East, the Iran nuclear agreement, and current tensions in Jerusalem.

    Kerry is in London for talks with British and other officials...

  • Four Israeli policemen injured in Jerusalem shooting, riots

    3 weeks ago

    Four Israeli officers of the police’s Border Guard sustained were injured from gunshots and firebombs hurled at them by Palestinian rioters in Jerusalem.

    The incident occurred on Friday at the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabl Mukabar after the conclusion of Friday prayers by...

  • Jerusalem mayor approves tougher measures on violent Palestinian protesters

    3 weeks ago

    The mayor of Jerusalem said police should use live ammunition on young Palestinian rock-throwers and firebombers in the city.

    In an interview with the Times of Israel Wednesday, Mayor Nir Barkat declared “war” on the Palestinian protesters and said Israel had been “too merciful”...

  • UN Security Council urges restraint at Temple Mount

    3 weeks ago

    The United Nations Security Council expressed “grave concern” over violence at Jerusalem’s holiest site and is calling for restraint and calm.

    The unanimous declaration — well short of a resolution, which would have the force of international law — was issued late Thursday after...

  • Our story ... Our mission ... Our fight

    3 weeks ago

    Many of you know that I had a “previous life” composing and editing music for TV shows and movies.  For most of my twenties, I was working on what is now the Sony Studios lot in Culver City – which somehow led me to rabbinical study in Jerusalem… but that’s a sermon for a...

  • Tensions at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque spill over onto international stage

    3 weeks ago

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Following three days of clashes between Israeli security forces and Muslim demonstrators at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the King of Jordan has warned Israel that its “provocation” is risking the relationship between the two...

  • Jerusalem tense after days of clashes in Jerusalem’s Old City

    3 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    For the past three years Shai, an ultra-Orthodox man wearing a black suit and black hat despite the oppressive heat, has lived in the Old City of Jerusalem, where his children study. Last month, he was walking on Shalshelet Street in...

  • Startup Success, Fighting Global Warming, and More- This Week from the Startup Nation!

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    September 14, 2015 | 10:29 am

    Startup Compass Ranks Israel's Capital as One of the World's Top 50 Startup Cities

    Major technology companies have already been located in Jerusalem in the distant past, but in recent years, the city has further developed its startup industry, holding onto local forces and...

  • Israel Museum at 50: A story of art and humanity

    By Tom Teicholz

    August 26, 2015 | 1:54 pm

    Happy birthday to the Israel Museum! The country’s national museum turns 50 this year — middle age for most of us, but quite young in museum years.  

    The museum is celebrating the occasion with a year of special exhibits, loans and gifts, adding to its encyclopedic collection...

  • Matisyahu performs ‘Jerusalem’ in Spain amid Palestinian protests

    August 23, 2015 | 8:16 am

    American Jewish reggae star Matisyahu sang his famous song “Jerusalem” as protesters waved Palestinian flags at a music festival in Spain.

    Matisyahu performed a 45-minute set early Sunday morning at the Rototom SunSplash Festival, two days after the festival apologized for...

  • IDF soldier wounded by explosive on road near Jerusalem

    August 19, 2015 | 2:32 pm

    An Israeli soldier was moderately wounded by an explosive device thrown at a security checkpoint near Jerusalem.

    The soldier injured in the Wednesday night attack on the Tunnel Bypass Road was taken to Hadassah Medical Center, and the terrorist fled the scene, Ynet reported.


  • In Jerusalem, Huckabee says West Bank not occupied, two-state solution unworkable

    August 19, 2015 | 12:54 pm

    Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said Israel has as much right to the West Bank as the United States has to Manhattan.

    Speaking at a press conference at Jerusalem’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel on Wednesday, the former Arkansas governor, who gave a speech in the West Bank...

  • Pride Parade slaying sparks calls for change to LGBT protections

    August 5, 2015 | 2:04 pm

    The slaying of a 16-year-old girl at Jerusalem’s gay pride parade has sparked calls for LGBT-rights legislation — as well as pushback from those who oppose it.

    Shira Banki died Aug. 2 after being stabbed while marching in the July 30 parade. Five others were wounded in the...

  • Why do Jews embrace shame?

    By David Suissa

    August 4, 2015 | 5:14 pm

    Maybe by the time you read this, Israeli authorities will have identified a Jewish suspect in the horrible attack in Duma that left a Palestinian toddler dead and other family members severely injured.

    But as of now, all we know is that after several days of investigation by the...

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