Jerusalem

Israel fixes times for MKs’ incursions at Al-Aqsa Mosque

The Israeli government has fixed the times for members of the Knesset (MKs) to enter Al-Aqsa Mosque, Quds Press reported on Wednesday.<p>The government …

Israel

‘I will make half of you disabled and let the other half push wheelchairs’ — Israeli commander to Palestinians

<b>Violence / Detentions — West Bank / Jerusalem</b><p><b>How Israel is disabling Palestinian teenagers</b><br>BETHLEHEM, occupied West Bank 21 Sept by Jaclynn Ashly <b>—</b> In …

Israel

New Israeli closure at Al-Aqsa escalates tensions

RAMALLAH, West Bank — In a closed meeting Sept. 14, the Jerusalem religious authorities, which consist of four Islamic institutions, warned that …

Middle East

In Ireland, Israel’s Religious Right Engages with Ideas for Peace

BELFAST, Northern Ireland – So much is stuck in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process that it makes sense to question habitual premises and take a …

Israel

Hamas: delegation’s visit to Russia ‘fruitful’

On Tuesday, a delegation from Hamas concluded a visit to the Russian capital, Moscow, which it described as “fruitful” in a statement issued on …

Israel

Live: Jordan’s King Abdullah to address UN

The UN General Assembly’s morning session Thursday includes a speech by Jordan’s King Abdullah II, a day after the monarch met with US President …

Israel

Israel locks down West Bank, Gaza Strip for Jewish New Year

Israel has announced the closure of all crossings linking it to the occupied West Bank and blockaded Gaza Strip for the Jewish Rosh Hashana (New …

Israel

IDF guides rename Temple Mount

The IDF has officially expunged the term "Temple Mount," choosing instead to refer to Judaism's holiest site as "behind the Kotel," <i>NRG</i> reported.<p>In a …

Israel

Abbas tells UN it’s responsible for ending Israeli ‘apartheid’

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday told the United Nations that Israel is not a peace partner, and said its “colonial …

Israel

The Battle Over Jerusalem: A New Year’s Story

Who controls the past controls the future, George Orwell wrote; who controls the present controls the past. In Israel, rightist Likud coalitions, such as the one currently led by Benjamin Netanyahu, have controlled the nation’s present for so long that it may soon be futile to try to retrieve a …

Israel

9 East Jerusalem teenagers charged in firebombings, stonings

Nine Israeli Arab members of an alleged terror cell in East Jerusalem were charged Wednesday with terror offenses, including throwing Molotov …

Israel

ISR launches ’Akko – Karmi’el passenger services

ISRAEL: Regular passenger trains began running to the Galilean city of Karmi'el on September 20, with the start of revenue operation on ISR’s 23 km …

Tel Aviv

Rabbis: Western Wall controversy is not about rights at all

The Coalition for Jewish Values (CJV), a public policy center representing the voice of hundreds of American rabbis, on Tuesday rebuked seven Jewish …

Israel

Egypt’s Sisi to Israel: ‘We stand with you’

In his speech at the UN yesterday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi made a passionate appeal to the people of Israel to support their Prime …

Israel

More Palestinians seek Abbas’ resignation, survey shows

A survey shows that 67 per cent of Palestinians want the resignation of President Mahmoud Abbas and 75 per cent remain skeptical of the role the …

Israel

Reform, Conservative Movements incensed with Netanyahu attack on them

“The prime minister has shown a lack of leadership regarding the Western Wall, and political weakness, and in order to hide this he is choosing to …

Israel

7 Jewish US senators urge Netanyahu to implement Western Wall deal

Bernie Sanders was among seven Jewish senators who sent a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday urging him to implement an …

Israel

Delegation of British-Pakistanis make landmark visit to Israel

A small delegation of Brits with Pakistani heritage have completed what organisers say is the country’s first ever all-Muslim trip to Israel.<p>Funded …

Israel

Two East Jerusalem teens get 18 years in prison for stabbing attack

The Jerusalem District Court sentenced two teenagers from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber to 18 years in prison for stabbing two …

Israel

‘Mechitza’ (separation) at the Western Wall – and the unity of Israel

The rabbis and leaders of the Jewish Theological Seminary prayed separately until the 1980s, as also did most Reform Jews in Europe before the …

Israel

Indictment against Olmert aide expected to be dropped

The Jerusalem District Court Tuesday approved a deal between Risby Raz and the prosecution that her indictment be suspended.<p>Absent any sudden …

World News

Selichot prayers closest to Temple Mount

Close to 1,000 Jews, men and women, participated this week in a procession around the Temple Mount's gates in Jerusalem in advance of the Jewish New …

Israel

Back to School: Education Under Threat for Palestinian Children

Hundreds <b></b>of thousands of Palestinian children in East Jerusalem, Gaza, and the West Bank returned to school in late August, but Israeli demolitions, …

Education

US Jews to PM: Clarify that egalitarian section of Kotel being expanded

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened with Jewish leaders ahead of his meeting with President Trump to discuss core issues.<p>Representatives of …

Israel

Netanyahu Meets With Jewish Leaders — Snubs Critics

Avoiding a showdown with Jewish American leaders fuming over the his decision to backtrack on a settlement establishing a egalitarian prayer area in …

Israel

Netanyahu defends freezing Western Wall deal, Israel’s religious status quo

NEW YORK — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday adamantly defended Orthodoxy’s religious monopoly in Israel, arguing that it was impossible to …

Israel

'Reform Movement is looking for backdoor path to recognition'

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declined to meet with representatives of non-Orthodox religious movements in the US during his trip to New York for …

Israel

Jerusalem police chief says ultra-Orthodox provoked cops to violence

Jerusalem Police Chief Yoram Halevi on Monday blamed ultra-Orthodox protesters for police violence against them during a demonstration a day …

Israel

Did Bahraini King Denounce Boycott of Israel?

000<p>Today’s Top Stories<p>1. Bahrain’s king denounced the Arab boycott of Israel and said his countrymen may visit the Jewish state, according to Rabbi …

Israel

Army Abducts Two Palestinians In Jerusalem

18 Sep<p>9:26 AM<p>Israeli soldiers abducted, on Monday at dawn, two young Palestinian men, from their homes in occupied East Jerusalem, and took them to …

Israel