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  • 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...

  • Letters to the editor: Lucy Aharish, Bill Clinton and peace talks, the Temple Mount and more

    November 4, 2015 | 9:35 am

    Lucy Aharish: Progressive and Practical

    I agree with David Suissa’s column “Why I Love Lucy” (Oct. 30). In order for there to be true peace in the State of Israel, the Palestinian Authority must have a progressive attitude. Instead of wallowing in the past with hatred and...

  • 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...

  • On Europe trip, Abbas gets red carpet — and some hard questions

    November 2, 2015 | 12:54 pm

    On his way to several meetings with Dutch parliamentarians last week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his entourage passed 300 demonstrators flying Israeli flags.

    Like the Israeli government, the protesters, who convened outside at the urging of Dutch Jewish and...

  • 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...

  • Arab-Israeli lawmaker visits Temple Mount in violation of ban

    October 28, 2015 | 9:08 am

    An Arab-Israeli lawmaker visited the Temple Mount, violating a directive issued by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Basel Ghattas of the Arab Joint List visited the holy site on Wednesday and said afterward that he saw Jews praying there who were not stopped by police standing...

  • Lawmaker makes controversial remark about Israeli flag at Temple Mount

    October 27, 2015 | 9:33 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu restated his government’s commitment to the status quo on the Temple Mount after a government minister said it was her dream to see an Israeli flag fly on the site.

    “I think it’s the center of Israeli sovereignty, the capital of Israel,...

  • Palestinians criticize Temple Mount surveillance plan

    October 26, 2015 | 2:40 pm

    Palestinian officials are opposing a plan to install 24-hour surveillance cameras on the Temple Mount.

    Several Palestinian leaders criticized the proposal on Monday, Bloomberg News and Reuters reported.

    “The placement of cameras in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound is not only a...

  • Jerusalem grand mufti: Temple Mount never had Jewish Temple

    October 26, 2015 | 9:08 am

    The grand mufti of Jerusalem said in an interview with an Israeli television station that there has never been a Jewish temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

    There has been a mosque on the site “since the creation of the world,” Sheik Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, who is in charge...

  • Jerusalem Grand Mufti: Never a Jewish Temple on Temple Mount

    October 25, 2015 | 4:15 pm

    The grand mufti of Jerusalem said in an interview with an Israeli television station that there has never been a Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

    There has been a mosque on the site “since the creation of the world,” Sheikh Muhammad Ahmad Hussein, who is in charge...

  • Israel lifts restrictions on Muslims’ access to Temple Mount

    October 23, 2015 | 9:19 am

    Israel lifted restrictions that it imposed last month on access by Muslim worshipers to the Temple Mount.

    On Friday morning Israel Police dispensed with the limitations, which it had put in place amid an upsurge in terrorist attacks by Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank....

  • Official misconduct: How Mahmoud Abbas lies to incite violence

    October 21, 2015 | 2:34 pm

    Mahmoud Abbas gave a speech on Oct. 14 — and it was all based on lies. And those lies continue to fan the flames of terror. The Palestinian president hopes that Europe and the West will believe him and apply pressure on Israel. More than that, he hopes that the rest of the world,...

  • UNESCO votes to classify Rachel’s Tomb and the Tomb of the Patriarchs as Muslim sites

    October 21, 2015 | 1:13 pm

    UNESCO, the U.N. cultural agency, condemned Israel for what it said are attempts to alter the status quo at the Temple Mount.

    While the resolution approved Wednesday morning in Paris by the executive board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization...

  • Prominent Arab-Israeli news anchor slams Palestinian leaders

    October 15, 2015 | 3:46 pm

    Arab-Israeli news anchor Lucy Aharish isn’t afraid to take on both sides of her fraught identity. She has spoken out against the racism that Palestinians face in Israeli society as well as against Palestinian violence.

    Aharish, 34, was interviewed on Tuesday on...

  • The New York Times’ ‘Big Lie’ about the Temple Mount

    October 13, 2015 | 1:55 pm

    Last week, I opened The New York Times to Rick Gladstone’s article, “Historical Certainty Proves Elusive at Jerusalem’s Holiest Place,” happy that the newspaper of record would explain to its audience the historical context of this embattled piece of real estate.

    As I read on, I...

  • Did Jewish visitors to Temple Mount spark current tensions?

    October 9, 2015 | 2:47 pm

    A leading Sephardic rabbi who advises the haredi Orthodox Shas party criticized Jews who have been visiting the Temple Mount, saying they “sparked all the current tumult.”

    Rabbi Shimon Baadani, a member of Shas’ Council of Torah Sages, said Thursday on a Shas radio program,...

  • White House calls for fully restored status quo on Temple Mount

    October 8, 2015 | 4:14 pm

    The Obama administration condemned escalating violence between Israelis and Palestinians and called for a full return to the status quo at the Temple Mount.

    “The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms violence against Israeli and Palestinian civilians,” White...

  • Israeli lawmakers banned from Temple Mount in wake of violence

    October 8, 2015 | 9:08 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has banned government ministers and lawmakers from visiting the Temple Mount.

    The directive was first issued Wednesday night and appeared to be aimed only at Jews. Following complaints from right-wing ministers, the Prime Minister’s...

  • Netanyahu leaves for U.N. address, Kerry meeting

    September 29, 2015 | 9:25 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he will call for an end to incitement on the Temple Mount and discuss “Israel’s desire for peace with the Palestinians” during a meeting with John Kerry.

    Netanyahu also said that during his address this week to the United Nations...

  • Arab-Israeli lawmaker verbally attacks Jewish visitors to Temple Mount

    September 29, 2015 | 9:17 am

    A Muslim mob led by an Arab-Israeli lawmaker verbally attacked Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount, as violence from the holy site spilled over in to the West Bank.

    Jamal Zahalka, a Knesset member from the Arab Joint List, on Tuesday accosted Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount,...

  • Russian boy finds 3,000-year-old artifact in earth salvaged from Temple Mount

    September 28, 2015 | 10:20 am

    A rare stone artifact dating to the 10th-century BCE was found in Jerusalem by a 10-year-old volunteer.

    A Russian tourist volunteering for Jerusalem’s Temple Mount Sifting Project unearthed the small, animal-inscribed limestone item that is believed to have been used for sealing...

  • What’s behind Abbas’ dangerous religious war gambit?

    September 24, 2015 | 10:16 am

    On Wednesday morning I had the privilege of joining Sephardic Minyan at Judaism’s holiest site-the Western Wall on our holiest day, Yom Kippur. Wrapped in my white Kittel and Tallit, the minyan felt like a local call to heaven. Prayers for family, for good health, for friends in...

  • Netanyahu blasts Jordan’s King Abdullah for Temple Mount criticism

    September 21, 2015 | 2:49 pm

    A day after Jordan’s King Abdullah sharply criticized Israel’s actions in defusing violence on the Temple Mount, Israel accused Jordan of being partially responsible for the conflict.

    In a strongly worded message to Jordan, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claimed on...

  • Tensions at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque spill over onto international stage

    September 17, 2015 | 10:18 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Following three days of clashes between Israeli security forces and Muslim demonstrators at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the King of Jordan has warned Israel that its “provocation” is risking the relationship between the two...

  • Temple Mount raid finds Palestinian stockpile of rocks, firebombs

    September 15, 2015 | 7:29 am

    Israel Police said they uncovered Palestinian stockpiles of rocks, firebombs and pipe bombs on the Temple Mount aimed at disrupting Jewish visits to the holy site ahead of Rosh Hashanah.

    The police, using intelligence information from the Shin Bet security service, raided the...

  • West Bank riots flare up after Palestinian baby’s funeral

    July 31, 2015 | 9:45 am

    An Israeli policeman was lightly wounded in one of several riots and attacks by Palestinians following the funeral of a baby who died in a fire near Nablus allegedly started by Jewish extremists.

    The officer was wounded in eastern Jerusalem when he was hit by a stone hurled at...

  • Arab-Israeli lawmaker: Jews have no religious ties to Temple Mount

    July 27, 2015 | 7:48 pm

    An Arab Knesset member claimed that Jews have no religious ties to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

    On Monday, Masud Ganaim of the Joint Arab List told Israel Radio that “historically, religiously, it is a Muslim site, period,” the Religion News Service reported.

    The remarks came a...

  • Palestinian bus attacker facing 28 years in prison

    July 7, 2015 | 11:58 am

    A Palestinian man who stabbed 12 people on a Tel Aviv bus was convicted after accepting a plea bargain.

    Hasan Matrouk, 23, from the West Bank city of Tulkarem, was convicted Tuesday in Tel Aviv District Court. Under the terms of the plea, he could receive a sentence of 28 years...

  • Israel cancels Gazans’ entry permits for Ramadan following rocket attack

    June 24, 2015 | 11:49 am

    Israel canceled the permits allowing some 500 Gaza Palestinians to enter Israel and pray on the Temple Mount for Ramadan following a rocket attack from the coastal strip.

    The coordinator of government activity in the territories, Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai, told the Palestinian...

  • Temple Mount activist may return to site, with conditions

    May 5, 2015 | 10:35 am

     A Jerusalem court lifted a restraining order barring activist Yehuda Glick from visiting the Temple Mount.

    Judge Miriam Kaslasi of the Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday ruled that Glick could visit the holy site once a month. However, he cannot hold a smartphone or camera...

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