Tag: Jerusalem

Jordanian Parliament Holds Moment of Silence for Jerusalem Synagogue Terrorists

Following the moment of silence, Lower House Speaker Atef Tarawneh recited a prayer in memory of the “martyrs,” Uday and Rassan Abu-Jamal, terrorists who were killed by police after shooting and hacking to death four rabbis at prayer and a Druze police officer who heroically intervened. MP Mohammed al-Ktatsh went so far as to demand […]

Worry grips Jerusalem residents awaiting next attack

Rocked by weeks of deadly violence, Jerusalem is witnessing security measures not seen in years as residents try to maintain some semblance of normal life while awaiting the next attack.   “The last time I took it I stayed pressed against the back wall of the train stop,” she says. “I had images in my […]

Jordan ‘major partner’ to Palestinians on Jerusalem issue

Jordan is a major partner for Palestinians on the issue of Jerusalem, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said on Wednesday after he spoke with King Abdullah in Amman.   He spoke in advance of his meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Jordan on Thursday. Kerry will also meet separately with Abdullah.   […]

There’s an attempt to turn tensions into ‘religious conflict’

Justice Minister Tzipi Livni and opposition leader Isaac Herzog (Labor) held a meeting on Wednesday in the Knesset with Arab mayors to calm tensions in light of recent violence.   “There is an attempt to turn the struggle into a religious conflict,” Livni said, as reported by The Jerusalem Post’s sister publication Maariv Hashavua.   […]

Terrorism knows no borders, is aimed at Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

Terrorists will not succeed in eliminating us, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declared Monday, after a Palestinian stabbed an IDF soldier in Tel Aviv.   “The terrorism against us knows no borders. It is aimed at all parts of the country for a simple reason. The terrorists and those who incite to it want to get […]

Jerusalem’s holy sites: Temple madness

The destruction of the temple in Jerusalem by the Romans in 70AD is seared in Jewish memory and carved in marble on the Arch of Titus in Rome, which depicts legionnaires carrying off the temple menorah. Every day since then, Jews have prayed that the temple may soon be rebuilt.   For most, this has […]

Abbas: Arafat shrine will be moved to Jerusalem

Meanwhile, on Sunday, the Fatah movement said the commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the death of Arafat in Gaza would be canceled, Ma’an reported. The ceremony was scheduled to occur on Tuesdy and would have been the first commemoration of Arafat’s death allowed in the Strip since Hamas took control of Gaza in 2007. […]

‘Temple Mount violence endangers the lives of Jews everywhere’

The violence on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount endangers the lives of Jews around the world and places Israel’s peace treaty with Jordan in jeopardy, the ambassador to Jordan, Daniel Nevo, said on Monday.   Nevo was speaking during an event at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement for Peace […]

Palestinian-Israeli tensions raise concerns over third intifada

Peace remains out of reach between Israel and the Palestinian territories: In the space of two weeks, two Palestinians drove into groups of civilians waiting at Jerusalem light rail stops. Three people died, and several more were injured.   Shortly before these incidents, Israeli soldiers near Ramallah shot and killed a 14-year-old Palestinian-American boy; an […]

EU urges two-state capital in Jerusalem as tensions soar

The appeal by the European Union’s Federica Mogherini followed the dawn killing of the man by police in northern Israel, with his family saying he was killed “in cold blood” and a video showing he was shot in the back.   “I think Jerusalem can be and should be the capital of two states,” the […]