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  • Sharansky applauds ‘One Kotel for One People’

    By Ryan Torok

    2 weeks ago

    In the wake of the Israeli government’s historic announcement on Sunday, Jan. 31, that a new, expanded egalitarian prayer space would be opened up at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, Natan Sharansky, chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel, spoke to the press from Pasadena.  The new...

  • 2 Israeli women injured in supermarket stabbings, 2 assailants shot dead

    3 weeks ago

    Two Israeli women were injured, one seriously, in stabbing attacks at a West Bank supermarket.

    Two male assailants attacked the women at the store in the Beit Horon settlement, located between Jerusalem and Modiin. The assailants, who were identified by police as Palestinians,...

  • Jeb: Israel is under attack

    3 weeks ago

    The United States needs to restore its relationship with Israel to confront the challenges she faces from terrorist attacks to the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said on Thursday. 

    “Israel is under attack. We are negotiating with Iran...

  • Trump: ‘100 percent’ in favor of moving embassy to Jerusalem

    January 19, 2016 | 10:38 am

    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he’s “100 percent” on board with the remaining field of candidates in support of moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem if elected president in the fall of 2016.

    In an interview with The Brody File, published...

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  • Demolition or “Demolition” of popular Jerusalem eatery

    January 12, 2016 | 3:18 pm

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Last Friday evening, those Jerusalem families looking for a tasty, low-key night out found, instead of the homey and simply named Seafood Restaurant of Beit Safafa, a south Jerusalem neighborhood straddling the Green Line [the...

  • Motherhood, Brooklyn & a Birthday in Israel

    By Ilana Angel

    January 12, 2016 | 6:40 am

    My son will be 20 years old next week. It is hard to believe I have been a mother for two decades. Some days it feels like just yesterday that I was blessed to become this child’s mother, while other days it feels like I have been a mom for 100 years. There has been no greater joy...

  • Anger soars with demolition of popular East Jerusalem eatery

    January 11, 2016 | 3:48 pm

    This article originally appeared at The Media Line.

    Last Friday evening, those Jerusalem families looking for a tasty, low-key night out found, instead of the homey and simply named Seafood Restaurant of Beit Safafa, a south Jerusalem neighborhood straddling the Green Line [the...

  • Arrested Hamas terror cell planned to kidnap and murder Israelis

    January 7, 2016 | 10:16 am

    A Hamas terror cell in the “advanced stages” of plans to kidnap and murder Israelis was arrested, the Shin Bet security service said.

    The cell of six people from Jerusalem and Hebron was uncovered and arrested last month, the Shin Bet announced Thursday.

    The Hamas operatives...

  • Life on the Jerusalem homefront

    December 28, 2015 | 10:03 am

    It is that time of year. I am on my bi-annual pilgrimage to Israel. For the past fourteen years, I have come at least annually, most of the time bi-annually and sometimes three or four times a year. I love it here. I get a spiritual lift; I see friends; sometimes I even take a...

  • US Orthodox rabbis slam wedding video calling for revenge against Palestinians

    December 27, 2015 | 1:49 pm

    The main modern Orthodox rabbinical group in the United States expressed its “outrage” over a video that shows Jewish revelers at a wedding celebrating the murder of three Palestinians in a West Bank firebombing.

    “The vigilante and lawless calls for revenge and dancing with...

  • 3 Israeli soldiers wounded in stabbing attacks, 2 Palestinian assailants killed

    December 27, 2015 | 1:38 pm

    Three Israeli soldiers were wounded in stabbing attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank, and two Palestinian assailants were killed.

    Early Sunday morning a soldier, 21, was stabbed in the back near Jerusalem’s Central Bus Station, the Israel Defense Forces said. A security guard...

  • Two Israelis, two Palestinian attackers killed in Jerusalem

    December 24, 2015 | 1:17 pm

    Two Palestinians went on a stabbing spree along a popular walkway in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing one person, and were then shot dead by Israeli security forces in what police described as a terrorist attack.

    Another Israeli was killed, apparently by police gunfire aimed at...

  • Three Israelis seriously injured in stabbing attack

    December 23, 2015 | 10:03 am

    At least three Israelis were seriously injured in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem, and the two assailants were shot and killed.

    One of the victims in the Wednesday afternoon attack was in critical condition and being resuscitated at the scene of the attack, the Jaffa Gate in the...

  • Hamas claims responsibility for car-ramming attack in Jerusalem

    December 15, 2015 | 8:06 am

    Hamas claimed responsibility for a car-ramming attack in Jerusalem that injured 14, saying the Palestinian driver was a member.

    Among those injured in Monday’s attack at the western entrance to the city was an 18-month-old boy, who reportedly had a leg amputated that night.

    ...
  • Netanyahu calls for safety barriers at Jerusalem bus stops

    December 14, 2015 | 1:42 pm

    Hours after a terror attack injured 14 Israelis, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for concrete safety barriers to be installed at hundreds of Jerusalem bus stops.

    Netanyahu on Monday announced the plan, proposed by Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, the Times of Israel reported....

  • Baby among 14 hurt in car-ramming attack at Jerusalem bus stop

    December 14, 2015 | 8:12 am

    A baby was among 14 people injured in a car-ramming attack by a Palestinian driver at a Jerusalem bus stop.

    The 18-month-old boy was seriously injured and placed on life support, and an elderly woman was moderately injured on Monday afternoon when the driver slammed his car into...

  • Attack in Jerusalem

    December 7, 2015 | 2:49 pm

    I jog down my beloved streets of Israel, breathing in the different smells, the spices, and wince as I pass the fish market, the deep salt scent causing a light shock to go through my body. I feel a tempting itch at my nose, and sneeze with such force, I have to stop and...

  • Rare mark from biblical king’s seal found in Jerusalem

    December 2, 2015 | 9:55 am

    Israeli archaeologists have discovered a mark from the seal of biblical King Hezekiah, who helped build Jerusalem into an ancient metropolis.

    The circular inscription, on a piece of clay less than a centimeter (0.4 inches) long, may very well have been made by the king himself,...

  • Jewish-Arab school arsonist sentenced to jail in Jerusalem

    December 1, 2015 | 8:31 am

    One of the men found guilty in an arson attack on a Jewish-Arab school in Jerusalem was sentenced to three years in jail.

    Yitzhak Gabai, 24, was sentenced Tuesday in Jerusalem District Court. He also was ordered to pay tens of thousands of shekels in compensation to the school....

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

    November 25, 2015 | 10:38 am

    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

    November 23, 2015 | 9:51 am

    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

    November 20, 2015 | 2:07 pm

    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

    November 20, 2015 | 11:16 am

    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

    November 18, 2015 | 11:05 am

    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

    November 17, 2015 | 10:08 am

    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

    November 11, 2015 | 2:28 pm

    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?

    November 5, 2015 | 9:25 am

    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. 

    1964:...

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