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  • Jewish activists seize buildings on Jordanian border

    December 13, 2011 | 11:26 am

    Jewish activists seized several buildings near the border with Jordan to protest its interference in Temple Mount affairs.

    Approximately 30 right-wing activists entered the buildings—abandoned churches, according to Haaretz—accompanied by a television crew.

    The activists reportedly...

  • Egyptian, Jordanian fears spur delay in Temple Mount ramp’s demolition

    November 28, 2011 | 10:48 am

    Israel has postponed the demolition of an access ramp to the Temple Mount following concerns expressed by Egypt and Jordan.

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Office called on the municipality of Jerusalem to delay the scheduled demolition of the Mughrabi Bridge, a covered wooden...

  • Police confront stone-throwers on Temple Mount

    June 10, 2011 | 10:38 am

    Israeli police quelled stone-throwing on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

    Police entered the compound, known to Muslims as the Haram al-Sharif, on Friday after stone-throwers targeted Israeli troops who secure the area’s margins.

    The police used tear gas to subdue the rioters and arrested...

  • VIDEO: UFO hovers over Jerusalem

    By Adam Wills

    February 2, 2011 | 4:45 pm

    Call it X-Files, Jerusalem style.

    A pair of videos showing a glowing white orb hovering over Jerusalem’s Temple Mount have people scratching their heads.

    The videos, purportedly shot around 1 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28, but from different angles, were posted to YouTube this week, In both videos, the ball of light hangs above the Temple Mount for a while and then rockets away suddenly.

    Do you believe?


  • Rabbis visit Temple Mount

    May 10, 2010 | 11:25 am

    A large group of rabbis visited the Temple Mount on the eve of Jerusalem Day.

    The 43 Religious Zionist rabbis prayed at the Western Wall before ascending to the Temple Mount Monday under heavy police protection. It was the largest group of rabbis to visit the Temple Mount since...

  • Access to Temple Mount restricted

    March 29, 2010 | 3:23 pm

    Israeli police have restricted Muslim access to the Temple Mount over fears of more violence.

    On Monday, police allowed only Muslim men above the age of 50 and all women access to the Temple Mount. No other visitors are being permitted, according to reports. It is not known when the...

  • Israel police arrests Islamic Movement leader over incitement charges

    October 6, 2009 | 3:48 pm

    The Israel police arrested on Tuesday one of the leaders of Israel’s Islamic movement on suspicion that he had incited to violence and incited riots in light of remarks he had made recently.

    The arrest came against the backdrop of heightened tension in Jerusalem’s Old City and...

  • Diverse trio running for mayor in troubled Jerusalem

    By Dina Kraft

    October 23, 2008 | 12:54 am

    It sounds like the beginning of a joke: A rabbi, a Russian oligarch and a high-tech millionaire are running for mayor of Jerusalem. Except there's no punch line, just each of them offering up himself as salvation for the hallowed capital's many troubles.

    Many Jerusalemites view this...

  • Briefs: Kadima sends coalition plan to Labor, budget woes close colleges

    October 16, 2008 | 12:53 am

    Kadima Sends Draft Coalition Pact to Labor

    Labor would be the senior partner in a new government, according to a draft coalition agreement reportedly sent on by Kadima. Associates of Prime Minister-designate Tzipi Livni reportedly passed the draft agreement Sunday to the Labor Party....

  • VIDEO: Arabic-speaking Israeli prof tells Al-Jazeera: ‘Jerusalem is ours for 3000 years!’

    June 16, 2008 | 9:40 pm

    On Al-Jazeera TV, Dr. Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University asserts—in Arabic—that Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital for over 3000 years. 

    Available here for the first time with English subtitles.

  • Briefs: Big blame finger points to Olmert, poll says Americans back Israel anyhow

    November 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Winograd Will Blame Olmert

    The Winograd Committee's final report will likely blame Ehud Olmert for the Second Lebanon War's final 60 hours. London's Sunday Times reported Sunday that the report, to be published in the next few weeks, will focus on Olmert's decision to continue...

  • Hindu widows, remembering Marcy, Conservatives are dishy, Oh! Happy Day!

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Our Jewish Spinsters

    Rob Eshman's piece, "Our Hindu Widows" is literally unbelievable (Aug. 10). I am a marriage-minded 52-year-old SJM. I have never been married and want to find my match and start a family. The only really practical advice I have ever heard is "Buy a mansion in...
  • No one cares about ravaging of Temple Mount

    By Hershel Shanks

    September 20, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    No one really cares. But that puts me in an elite group: It includes two of Israel's most prominent Jerusalem archaeologists (Gaby Barkay and Eilat Mazar) -- and me. And a few religious or Zionist kooks. That's about it.

    Meanwhile, the Muslim Waqf goes on tearing up Jerusalem's...

  • Briefs: Israel reviews Jerusalem dig; U.S. offers reward for Islamic Jihad leader

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Israel Reviews Jerusalem Dig

    Israel is pressing ahead with a controversial dig near the Temple Mount but will review plans to build at the site. The Jerusalem Municipality announced Monday that a plan to renovate a pedestrian walkway leading from the Temple Mount's Mughrabi Gate to...

  • Israel Under Siege

    By Henry A. Waxman

    September 6, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    On the news it's easy to find sickening evidence of the terrorist war being waged against Israel; harder to find, but no less real, are other insidious assaults that are growing in number and venom. This week, the United Nations World Conference Against Racism, which convened in...

  • Ceding Control

    By David N. Myers

    January 18, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    As time runs out on both Bill Clinton and Ehud Barak, it appears highly unlikely that an enduring and comprehensive agreement in the Middle East will be achieved. The prospects for peace that seemed so bright just months ago now seem tragically dim. Indeed, they have gone up in...

  • All Too Familiar

    By Steven L

    October 5, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    It is all too familiar. An incident - sometimes initiated by an Israeli action, sometimes not - incites the Palestinian masses. Rioting ensues, followed by the Israeli army's attempts to control it, followed by horror and tragedy, shocking pictures in the media.

    The pundits declare...

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