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  • Paris kosher supermarket victims to be buried in Israel

    January 12, 2015 | 10:49 am

    The four victims of the attack on a kosher supermarket in a Paris suburb will be buried in Israel, the prime minister’s office confirmed.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “acceded to the request of the families of the victims of the murderous terrorist attack at the Jewish...

  • Two Jews lightly wounded in Jerusalem stabbing

    November 21, 2014 | 1:00 pm

    Two Jewish men sustained minor injuries after being stabbed outside a religious seminary in eastern Jerusalem on Friday, Israeli media reported.

    Magen David Adom paramedics rushed to the scene to treat the wounded men: a 24-year-old who sustained a back injury and a 21-year-old...

  • Grave situation, as youth vandalism rises in Jerusalem

    October 10, 2013 | 11:29 am

    This story originally ran on themedialine.org.

    The Mount of Olives, a 2.2-mile ridge of three mountains to the east of Jerusalem’s Old City, is a holy site for Jews and Christians. It’s dotted with countless churches and is home to the world’s largest Jewish cemetery, with...

  • U.S. Jewish leaders call on Knesset to secure Mount of Olives

    February 27, 2012 | 11:19 am

    American Jewish leaders called on the Knesset to tighten security at the Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem in the aftermath of a rock-throwing attack on one of the leaders and two Jewish congressmen.

    During a hastily arranged emergency hearing of the Knesset Committee on...

  • Thousands mourn murdered kabbalist

    July 29, 2011 | 10:57 am

    Thousands of Israelis gathered for the funeral of Rabbi Elazar Abuhatzeira, a prominent kabbalist murdered by an apparently disgruntled advice-seeker.

    The 70-year-old Abuhatzeira was buried Friday on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives, the day after he was killed at a Beersheva yeshiva,...

  • Jewish graves vandalized at Mount of Olives

    June 22, 2011 | 3:25 pm

    More than a dozen graves at the Mount of Olives cemetery in Jerusalem were vandalized, the latest in a series of attacks on one of Judaism’s oldest cemeteries.

    On June 14, some 14 graves were damaged by Arab youths wielding sledgehammers, according to private security guards...