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  • Israeli, American flags burned during Iran’s annual ‘Jerusalem Day’

    July 10, 2015 | 9:14 am

    Millions of Iranians participated in annual pro-Palestinian Al-Quds Day rallies, which in many places featured chants calling for death to Israel and the United States.

    The government-organized rallies, named for the Arabic name for Jerusalem, took place across Iran on Friday and...

  • Marchers come under attack during Jerusalem Day march

    May 18, 2015 | 8:33 am

    Participants in the annual Jerusalem Day flag march came under attack from Muslims in the Old City of Jerusalem.

    At least two police officers were injured Sunday afternoon near the Damascus Gate, which leads to the Old City’s Muslim Quarter and the popular Arab market.

  • U.S. citizens in Israel warned ahead of Nakba Day

    May 13, 2015 | 11:19 am

    The United States’ diplomatic missions in Israel have called on U.S. citizens to exercise caution due to demonstrations and violence associated with Nakba Day.

    Nakba Day is observed on May 15, the Gregorian anniversary of Israel’s Independence Day in 1948. The Palestinians, and...

  • Israel’s Supreme Court rejects removing Muslim Quarter from Jerusalem Day route

    May 11, 2015 | 2:53 pm

    The annual Jerusalem Day march will still go through the Muslim Quarter of the Old City after the Supreme Court rejected a petition to change its route.

    The court ordered police to arrest any participants who shout racist slogans or engage in violence or vandalism during Sunday’s...

  • Jerusalem Day and justice under siege

    May 11, 2015 | 11:45 am

    Rabbi Goren sounding the shofar of the just-captured wall is connected in our memory with General Moshe Dayan’s terse message – Har HaBayit BiYadeinu – “the Temple Mount is in our hands”. The hierarchy and progression seemed Messianically clear: First we take The Wall, then we rise...

  • What Jerusalem Day means to me

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 8, 2013 | 12:20 pm

    Jerusalem. A meeting place of holy and secular. A place of synagogues, churches and mosques. A place there old and new merge into something so beautiful, so special, it takes your breath away. No place in the world is like Jerusalem. No experience in the world matches standing in...

  • Anti-Semitic message painted on Boston-area church

    April 23, 2013 | 1:37 pm

    A suburban Boston church was vandalized with an anti-Semitic message while police were hunting for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

    The Victory Assembly of God church in Sharon, Mass., was vandalized on the night of April 19, as police pursued Tsarnaev, 19, and...

  • The great Independence Day debate: Letter 5

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 4, 2012 | 11:23 am

    This the fifth letter in a debate on changing the date of Independence Day in Israel.  Readers who are not yet familiar with the debate can read more about it here.

    The fifth letter is by Rabbi Yehuda Brandes, head of the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies and Leadership, and...

  • Pro-Israel demonstrators counter Islamist march in Berlin

    August 30, 2011 | 10:51 am

    Berlin’s annual anti-Israel Islamist march, the Al Quds Day demonstration, drew pro-Israel counter-protesters to the streets of former West Berlin.

    Police spokesperson Michael Gassen told JTA that about 600 Islamist demonstrators and about 300 pro-Israel protesters were kept well...

  • Scattered clashes break out during mostly peaceful Jerusalem Day march

    June 1, 2011 | 4:07 pm

    Scattered clashes broke out in neighborhoods surrounding Jerusalem’s Old City during the annual Jerusalem Day march, though the event was mostly peaceful.

    Three people—two marchers and one Arab resident—reportedly were lightly injured during stone-throwing clashes by the Old...

  • 3,000 police on patrol for annual Jerusalem Day march

    June 1, 2011 | 7:51 am

    Some 30,000 Israelis gathered for the annual flag march through eastern Jerusalem in honor of Jerusalem Day, as at least 3,000 police took up patrols throughout the city.

    The annual march led by the religious Zionist community, in which participants march and dance with flags...

  • OU ad urges prayer, advocacy on Jerusalem Day

    May 4, 2010 | 11:23 am

    The Orthodox Union is urging American Jews to mark the anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem with prayer, Torah study and advocacy.

    “Those who now seek to tear Jerusalem apart do so in editorials and Op-Eds, in lobbying meetings, and in White House conversations,” says an ad...