Tag: Jerusalem

Jews return to the Temple Mount

The first group of Jews ascended the Temple Mount Sunday, 70 days after the holy site was closed to Jewish visitors due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. The mount was opened to Jews at the same time as most of the restrictions on Muslims entering and praying in the area were lifted this morning. […]

Israel celebrates 72 years of independence amid virus lockdown

Celebrations of Israel’s 72st Independence Day began at Jerusalem’s Mt Herzl late Tuesday with a traditional Torch-Lighting Ceremony, but this year without an audience and with most parts of the show pre-recorded, as the country battles coronavirus epidemic. Earlier in the day a nationwide lockdown was imposed on Israel’s cities and towns in an effort […]

PM: Trump will honor pledge to recognize Israeli sovereignty on Jewish settlements

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised US President Donald Trump on Sunday in a video message marking the 100th anniversary of the San Remo Resolution in which the world powers recognized the national rights of the Jewish people on the Land of Israel. Netanyahu said that the US President should be praised for his willingness to […]

Jerusalem to remain united in ‘Deal of the Century’ – report

Jerusalem will remain united under mostly Israeli control with some responsibilities shared with a Palestinian state including the West Bank and Gaza, according to a purported draft copy of US President Donald Trump’s “Deal of the Century” peace plan for the Middle East published by the Lebanese Al-Mayadeen TV channel on Monday. The unconfirmed reported […]

Brazil opens trade office in Jerusalem, hailed as harbinger of embassy move

Brazil on Sunday officially opened a trade office in Jerusalem, a move that senior officials said was a harbinger of the South American country moving its embassy to the Israeli capital next year. At the event, Eduardo Bolsonaro, a senior lawmaker and the son of Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, reiterated his government’s pledge to relocate […]

Gaza Christians banned from visiting Bethlehem and Jerusalem for Christmas

Israeli authorities have announced that Christians in the Gaza Strip would not be allowed to visit Bethlehem and Jerusalem for Christmas celebrations this December. Permit quotas for Palestinian Christians in Gaza were published by the Israeli military unit of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) on Thursday. The occupied West bank and […]

Jerusalem Embassy Move, Exit From Iran Deal Fueled Defiance Within Trump Cabinet, Nikki Haley Writes

The Trump administration was internally divided over three key Israel-related policy decisions — moving the US embassy to Jerusalem, leaving the Iran nuclear deal and cutting funding to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, Trump’s former ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, writes in a new book. The book, With All Due Respect: […]

Kushner meets Blue and White heads seeking to unseat Netanyahu

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner and other top US officials met with Blue and White Party leaders Benny Gantz and Yair Lapid on Monday for the first time, amid efforts by the politicians to cobble together a ruling coalition. The sides discussed “the strong relationship and unbreakable alliance between the United States and Israel, […]

Top Rabbi in Israel: We Must Build the Third Temple

The former Rabbi of the Old City of Jerusalem and one of the leading rabbis in Israel today said in an interview: “we must do everything in our power to build the Temple”. Rabbi Avigdor Nebenzahl is an Israeli rabbi and Posek (a legal scholar who determines the position of Halakha (Jewish law)in cases of law where previous authorities are inconclusive, […]

AT THE UN, THE BATTLE FOR JERUSALEM IS ETERNALLY WAGED

At the United Nations, the diplomatic battle for a united Jerusalem is eternally waged on almost a monthly basis, whether it is in UN forums in Geneva, Paris or the UN headquarters in New York. The guns of the Six Day War fell silent 52 years ago. The scars of a once divided city have […]