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  • Jeb Bush: Move U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem in signal to Iran

    4 days ago

    Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on Tuesday that the U.S. should move the Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem as a signal to Iran in the face of their continued threats.

    During a campaign stop in Greenville, South Carolina, Bush said that his second act on day one...

  • West Bank supermarket is oasis of coexistence on day of multiple attacks

    6 days ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Three terror attacks had been perpetrated by Palestinians against Israelis in the West Bank on Sunday, and it was still only 3 pm.

    The spate of violence followed a bloody weekend in which 5 Israelis were killed in two separate...

  • WATCH: Searching for hummus in a tense Old City of Jerusalem

    1 week ago

    Harvey Stein is an Israeli-American filmmaker living in Jerusalem. His feature documentary "A Third Way - Settlers and Palestinians as Neighbors" will be released in February, 2016. You can find out more about his work at: www.jerusalemny.com/athirdway

  • Israeli Border Police stop suspected Jerusalem car attack and Hebron stabbing

    1 week ago

    Israeli Border Police prevented two terrorist attacks Friday, one in east Jerusalem and the other near the West Bank town of Hebron.

    A motorist at a Jerusalem checkpoint tried to run over a policeman, but the officer’s colleagues opened fire on the driver, the Times of Israel...

  • Israeli policeman given community service for beating Palestinian-American boy

    2 weeks ago

    An Israeli policeman was spared jail and sentenced to community service on Wednesday for beating an American teenager of Palestinian descent during Jerusalem disturbances last year, an incident that stirred U.S. concern.

    Tariq Khdeir was visiting from Tampa, Florida, as protests...

  • Israel outlaws Islamist group seen as part of surge in violence

    2 weeks ago

    Israel on Tuesday outlawed an Islamist group it says has played a central role in stirring up violence over a Jerusalem holy site in a wave of bloodshed that began seven weeks ago. 

    The decision by Israel's security cabinet, accompanied by police raids on the offices of the...

  • Calm amidst the violence in Israel

    By Susan Freudenheim

    3 weeks ago

    On the day the world was parsing Bibi Netanyahu’s suggestion that the notoriously anti-Semitic Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammed Amin Al-Husseini, was responsible for Hitler’s Holocaust, I was among a group of journalists touring Jerusalem’s Waldorf Astoria hotel, which had just been...

  • Changing the status quo in Jerusalem?

    3 weeks ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    After more than a month of violent Palestinian attacks that have killed 11 Israelis, and the deaths of at least 75 Palestinians in both attacks and clashes with Israeli troops, Palestinians insist that Israel wants to change the...

  • Is Abbas responsible for inciting the terror in Israel?

    November 3, 2015 | 9:46 am

    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of tampering with the status quo on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. He railed against Jews defiling the holy site with their “filthy feet.” He claimed, falsely, that Israeli security forces had killed a 13-year old Palestinian...

  • All quiet in Jerusalem

    October 29, 2015 | 11:08 am

    This article orginally appeared on The Media Line.

    With large numbers of police on the streets of Jerusalem, attacks by Palestinians on Israelis have disappeared in the last week. The storm of violence centered on the city since the start of October appears to have moved its...

  • Yitzhak Rabin: Timeline of a great leader

    October 29, 2015 | 11:08 am

    1922: Born March 1 in Jerusalem to Russian-born parents.

    1941: While still in high school, joins the Palmach, an underground commando unit, to fight British rule in Palestine.

    1948: Commands the Harel Brigades that defend Jerusalem during Israel’s War of Independence. 


  • Complicated politics at World Zionist Congress

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    October 28, 2015 | 2:35 pm

    Nothing is ever simple or easy in Israel, and my time there recently as a delegate for the world Reform Zionist movement (ARZENU) at the 37th World Zionist Congress proved to be no exception.

    As I flew back to the United States from Jerusalem after the Oct. 20-22 meetings, I felt...

  • Soldier wounded in West Bank stabbing; Two assailants killed

    October 27, 2015 | 11:58 am

    An Israeli soldier was stabbed and his Palestinian assailants were shot and killed in the West Bank.

    The victim, 19, was taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Hospital and was in moderate condition with stab wounds to his upper body, according to reports Tuesday evening. The Israel...

  • United Nations censures Israel

    October 27, 2015 | 10:19 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    As part of their strategy to obtain a Palestinian state using diplomatic means, Palestinians welcomed a UN resolution that sharply criticized Israel for limiting Muslim access to Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound. The site, which...

  • Jordan could play key role in calming Israeli-Palestinian tensions

    October 27, 2015 | 9:54 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    When Secretary of State John Kerry decide to fly to the Middle East to try to calm rising Israeli-Palestinian tensions after a wave of stabbing and shooting attacks, he did not land in Jerusalem, but in Amman, the capital of...

  • Palestinians criticize Temple Mount surveillance plan

    October 26, 2015 | 2:40 pm

    Palestinian officials are opposing a plan to install 24-hour surveillance cameras on the Temple Mount.

    Several Palestinian leaders criticized the proposal on Monday, Bloomberg News and Reuters reported.

    “The placement of cameras in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound is not only a...

  • Rabbi injured in 2014 Jerusalem synagogue attack dies of wounds

    October 26, 2015 | 11:51 am

    An Israeli rabbi injured nearly a year ago in a terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue has died of his injures.

    Thousands of mourners gathered Saturday night for the funeral of Haim Yechiel Rothman, who went by “Howie.” The funeral procession started at the Bnei Torah synagogue...

  • Israel and Jordan agree to put surveillance cameras on Temple Mount

    October 26, 2015 | 9:12 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and King Abdullah of Jordan agreed to place surveillance cameras on the Temple Mount in what U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said “could really be a game changer” in discouraging violence at the Jerusalem holy site.

    Kerry announced the...

  • Jerusalem grand mufti: Temple Mount never had Jewish Temple

    October 26, 2015 | 9:08 am

    The grand mufti of Jerusalem said in an interview with an Israeli television station that there has never been a Jewish temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

    There has been a mosque on the site “since the creation of the world,” Sheik Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, who is in charge...

  • Jerusalem Grand Mufti: Never a Jewish Temple on Temple Mount

    October 25, 2015 | 4:15 pm

    The grand mufti of Jerusalem said in an interview with an Israeli television station that there has never been a Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

    There has been a mosque on the site “since the creation of the world,” Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, who is in charge...

  • Israel lifts restrictions on Muslims’ access to Temple Mount

    October 23, 2015 | 9:19 am

    Israel lifted restrictions that it imposed last month on access by Muslim worshipers to the Temple Mount.

    On Friday morning Israel Police dispensed with the limitations, which it had put in place amid an upsurge in terrorist attacks by Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank....

  • Eat 4 the Sake of Jerusalem — Crowdfunding to help Israeli businesses in face of terror campaign

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    October 22, 2015 | 2:45 pm

    Our brothers and sisters in Israel, and especially Jerusalem, are in the midst of a vicious wave of terror attacks — and for people living in the Diaspora it is hard to know how to help. What you need to do now is order a Pizza in Jerusalem.

    But who is going to eat it?


  • The mufti’s hotel was just ranked the best in the Middle East (yes, that mufti)

    October 22, 2015 | 2:03 pm

    This week we learned that the grand mufti of Jerusalem gave Hitler the idea for the Final Solution — or at least that Israel’s prime minister believes that.

    But it turns out that Palestinian nationalist Haj Amin al-Husseini was not merely a notorious anti-Zionist and anti-Semite:...

  • Hospitals and universities try to stay above the fray

    October 22, 2015 | 10:37 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    Coexistence quietly continues in Jerusalem.

    Ahmed Eid, an Arab, and Elchanan Fried, a Jew, admit that there are sometimes tensions between them. Fried is the Director of the Surgical ICU unit at Hadassah hospital on Mount Scopus,...

  • Do you know how long it’s been since the last attack?

    October 22, 2015 | 9:52 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    “Israel Has Been Terror Attack Free For 7 hours, 26 minutes, 43 seconds … 44 seconds … 45 seconds,” the text and the ticking clock at the top of a new website proclaim. Below the header, a list of recent attacks against Israelis...

  • Israeli soldiers kill Jewish man they thought was terrorist, echoing Beersheba incident

    October 22, 2015 | 9:18 am

    Israeli soldiers shot and killed a Jewish man in Jerusalem that they believed to be a terrorist, echoing a similar case in Beersheba.

    Hours earlier on Wednesday, four Jewish-Israeli men were arrested in the assault of an Eritrean man in the wake of a terrorist attack in...

  • Hitler needed plenty of help to kill the Jews – but no inspiration

    By Michael Berenbaum

    October 21, 2015 | 3:07 pm

    In a speech to the World Zionist Congress, on Oct. 20, 2015, the prime minister of Israel said:

    “Hitler didn’t want to exterminate the Jews at the time [Nov. 28, 1941], he wanted to expel the Jews. And Haj Amin al-Husseini [the mufti of Jerusalem] went to Hitler and said, ‘If you...

  • Poem: Jerusalem

    October 21, 2015 | 2:33 pm

    In the dream I walk with my teacher across a field.
    It is day, the field
    a dying brown.
    Lifted by sudden wind we stand
    in midair, our wool coats hanging
    like heavy curtains.
    When we drop back down, our boots in the dust,
    I ask, “Why did that happen?”
    She says, “Because we...

  • Netanyahu tones down claims about Jerusalem mufti and Holocaust

    October 21, 2015 | 1:51 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped back from his earlier claim that the grand mufti of Jerusalem convinced Hitler to exterminate Jews.

    At a news conference Wednesday in Germany with Chancellor Angela Merkel, Netanyahu modified comments made a day earlier in...

  • UNESCO head ‘deplores’ proposal declaring Western Wall a Muslim site

    October 20, 2015 | 10:27 am

    The head of the United Nations cultural agency said she “deplores” a proposal under discussion by the agency’s executive board that would declare the Western Wall a Muslim holy site.

    Irina Bokova, the director-general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural...

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