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  • Israel police restrict Muslim worshippers on Temple Mount following riots

    October 10, 2014 | 1:12 pm

    Israel Police restricted entry of Muslim men to the Temple Mount to those over the age of 50 in response to riots at the holy site two days ago.

    The police also dispatched extra police units throughout the old city of Jerusalem on Friday morning.

    Hamas reportedly called on...

  • Shin Bet: Hamas West Bank operation aimed to topple P.A., start third intifada

    August 18, 2014 | 11:02 am

    Hamas planned to start a third intifada and seize control of the West Bank from Mahmoud Abbas and the Palestinian Authority, the Shin Bet security service said.

    On Monday, the Shin Bet said it arrested 93 Hamas operatives in the West Bank in May and June who were planning a...

  • One group’s proposal for Mideast peace? Build the Third Temple

    July 28, 2014 | 2:49 pm

    As Egypt, Qatar, the U.S. and the U.N. write proposals for Israel-Hamas cease-fires, one organization based in Jerusalem’s Old City hopes to compose a peace plan of a different kind: a detailed architectural blueprint for the Third Jewish Temple on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.


  • More riots erupt in eastern Jerusalem over youth’s slaying

    July 5, 2014 | 11:39 am

    Israeli police prevented dozens of Palestinian rioters from breaking through a gate into Jerusalem’s Temple Mount compound in violence connected to the slaying of a Palestinian youth.

    The attempt to break into the compound through the Old City Chain Gate was one of a number of...

  • More riots erupt in eastern Jerusalem over youth’s slaying

    July 4, 2014 | 1:28 pm

    Israeli police prevented dozens of Palestinian rioters from breaking through a gate into Jerusalem’s Temple Mount compound in violence connected to the slaying of a Palestinian youth.

    The attempt to break into the compound through the Old City Chain Gate was one of a number of...

  • Arabs menace Jewish group on Temple Mount

    June 26, 2014 | 10:08 am

    Hundreds of Arabs chanting anti-Jewish epithets surrounded a group of Jews who ascended the Temple Mount.

    Many of the Arabs also held up three fingers, a triumphant sign of the three kidnapped Israeli teens, during Wednesday’s incident.

    Muslim children at a summer camp accosted...

  • Arab rioting spurs third Passover closing of Temple Mount

    April 23, 2014 | 3:16 pm

    The Temple Mount was closed to visitors for a third day during the Passover holiday after Israeli police were attacked by Arab worshippers throwing rocks.

    The April 20 closure came as Christian worshippers and visitors marking Easter filled the Old City of Jerusalem.

    Some 16...

  • Temple Mount closed to Jewish visitors

    September 24, 2013 | 9:38 am

    Jerusalem Police closed the Temple Mount to Jewish visitors based on intelligence that Palestinians planned to cause disturbances there.

    Tuesday’s closure, during the festival of Sukkot when tens of thousands of Israeli and Diaspora Jews visit Jerusalem, came after police...

  • Arabs on Temple Mount arrested after throwing rocks at Jews there

    September 4, 2013 | 11:45 am

    At least seven Arab worshipers on the Temple Mount were arrested following clashes that included throwing rocks at Jewish visitors to the holy site.

    Israeli police made the arrests on Wednesday morning following reports of masked men throwing rocks at Jews visiting the site in...

  • Far from Kotel, Women of the Wall pray with police protection

    July 8, 2013 | 11:37 am

    Women of the Wall conducted its monthly prayer service at the Western Wall plaza with an occasional disturbance from protesters, but the worshipers were kept far from the wall itself.

    The women, who came to the holy site Monday morning to mark the beginning of the Hebrew month of...

  • Jews should get offended

    By David Suissa

    June 19, 2013 | 11:48 am

    If there’s one thing the Palestinians are great at, it’s saying no. For years now, many peace-loving Jewish heads have been bruised from banging against the brick wall of Palestinian rejectionism.

    Well, these Jews and others will now have another wall they can bang their heads...

  • Jews barred from Temple Mount

    May 16, 2013 | 10:40 am

    Israel Police barred Israeli Jews and tourists from the Temple Mount following threats of Muslim violence.

    The ban on Thursday came a day after violence between a group of Orthodox Jews and Muslim worshippers on the Temple Mount. The group was prevented from entering the Temple...

  • Bibi to Feiglin: Stay away from Temple Mount

    April 29, 2013 | 3:53 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ordered Likud lawmaker Moshe Feiglin not to ascend the Temple Mount.

    In a post on his Facebook page Sunday night, Feiglin said that Israel Police Commander Moshe Bareket had called to inform him of Netanyahu's orders.

    The Wakf, the...

  • Don’t ruin Robinson’s Arch

    April 24, 2013 | 5:47 pm

    I have mixed emotions about Natan Sharansky’s proposed agreement to expand the public space at the Western Wall to include the currently secluded area known as Robinson’s Arch.

    As a lifelong Conservative Jew, I applaud any plan that seeks to treat egalitarian worshipers and...

  • What Israel means to me

    April 19, 2013 | 11:28 am

    Pinpointing what makes people so passionate about Israel is no easy thing, perhaps because there are so many options. 

    It is the Jewish state, the only political entity in the world where Jews are a majority. It is the historical home of the Jewish people, the land of King David...

  • Five charged with planning attacks on Jews at Temple Mount

    April 18, 2013 | 10:50 am

    Five residents of eastern Jerusalem were charged with planning a shooting attack on the Temple Mount.

    The Palestinian men, aged 20 to 25, were charged Wednesday with attempted kidnapping, attempted murder, aiding the enemy at a time of war, contact with a foreign agent and...

  • Bat Mitzvah at the Kotel: Is it possible?

    April 17, 2013 | 3:50 pm

    Every week, dozens of bar mitzvah boys from Israel and the Diaspora celebrate their rite of passage at the Kotel, also known as the Western Wall, which, after the Temple Mount, is Judaism’s holiest site.   

    Many Diaspora families, especially from the more liberal streams of...

  • Western wall compromise raises hopes, but still faces obstacles

    April 10, 2013 | 9:35 am

    Natan Sharansky presented what could be a historic proposal to add a space for egalitarian prayer to the Western Wall on Tuesday.

    Israeli religious pluralism activists, however, fear that the proposal will take years to implement and could face roadblocks that prevent it from...

  • Israeli police, Palestinians clash at Jerusalem mosque

    March 8, 2013 | 6:07 am

    Israeli police fired stun grenades to disperse Palestinian worshippers who had thrown rocks and firebombs at them after Friday prayers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, police said.

    Dozens of officers entered the politically sensitive area, one of Islam's...

  • Israeli lawmaker Moshe Feiglin removed from Temple Mount

    March 4, 2013 | 6:39 am

    Moshe Feiglin, a Knesset member from the Likud-Beiteinu Party, was prevented from entering the Dome of the Rock and then removed from the Temple Mount.

    Feiglin visited the Temple Mount on Monday, and asked to be allowed to enter the Dome of the Rock in his capacity as a Knesset...

  • Riots break out in Jerusalem, West Bank over Palestinian prisoners

    February 22, 2013 | 9:27 am

    Palestinian protesters reportedly fired flares and hurled stones at Israeli troops in the Old City in Jerusalem amid violent protests in the West Bank.

    Several dozen Palestinians began hurling rocks at troops stationed outside the Mugrabi Gate after Friday prayers, Ynet reported...

  • Feiglin plan would pay Palestinians to leave West Bank

    January 2, 2013 | 9:19 am

    Moshe Feiglin of the Likud Party offered a plan to pay Palestinian families to emigrate from the West Bank.

    The plan offered Tuesday evening came during a conference in Jerusalem on ways to make a one-state solution work. Earlier in the day, Feiglin was detained by Israel Police...

  • Jewish Agency committee calls for new approach to Western Wall prayer

    October 30, 2012 | 9:47 am

    A Jewish Agency committee has adopted a resolution calling for a "satisfactory approach" to prayer at the Western Wall.

    The resolution passed Tuesday during the Jewish Agency for Israel’s Board of Governors meeting in Tel Aviv, reads in part: "Whereas Jewish women and men, of all...

  • Police push back rioters on Temple Mount

    October 5, 2012 | 9:28 am

    Israeli police reportedly pushed back rioters on the Temple Mount.

    Police used shock grenades to subdue hundreds of rioters throwing stones after the end of Friday prayers, Israel Radio reported.

    There were no reports of injuries, it said.

    The site in Jerusalem's Old City,...

  • Everyone knows Israel’s true capital

    August 22, 2012 | 12:44 pm

    In international relations there is sometimes a situation of political make-believe whereby states conduct themselves in a manner that actively and consciously ignores reality.

    On some occasions this is warranted in order to avoid a crisis or mitigate conflict. And once-relevant...

  • Israel eases West Bank travel for Ramadan

    July 20, 2012 | 10:28 am

    Israel is easing travel restrictions for West Bank Palestinians for the start of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

    Israel reportedly also told its soldiers that when possible they are to refrain from eating, drinking and smoking in front of Palestinians “to demonstrate a high...

  • Mike Wallace: A dissent

    April 18, 2012 | 2:45 pm

    Praise for Mike Wallace as a probing investigative reporter saturated news media immediately after his death April 7 at age 93. Virtually all tributes omitted the fact that when it came to anti-Israeli tyrants, terrorists and oppressors of Jewish minorities, Wallace son of Russian...

  • Police quell Temple Mount riots

    February 24, 2012 | 8:15 am

    Police dispersed Muslim rioters on the Temple Mount who apparently had been spurred by reports that Jewish extremists planned to enter the site.

    Reports said the rioters, among the Friday worshippers at the site’s mosques, hurled rocks at the Mughrabi Bridge entrance, prompting a...

  • Footbridge to Temple Mount reopened amid safety concerns

    December 14, 2011 | 10:59 am

    The Mughrabi Bridge, which allows pedestrians to walk to the Temple Mount, was reopened 48 hours after it was closed due to safety concerns.

    The bridge was reopened Wednesday, with a fire truck stationed nearby as a safety precaution. The Jerusalem city engineer last week threatened...

  • 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...

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