Tag: Jerusalem

Jerusalem should be capital of two states

The European Union’s top diplomat Federica Mogherini said on Saturday that Jerusalem “should be the capital of two states”, as tensions gripped the holy city hit by Israeli-Palestinian violence.   “I think Jerusalem can be and should be the capital of two states,” Mogherini told reporters in the Israeli-occupied West Bank city of Ramallah, touching […]

Bennett calls for new Operation Defensive Shield to stop Jerusalem terrorism wave

New Operation Defensive Shield is necessary to stem the violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank, Economy Minister Naftali Bennett said on Thursday.   “A government that hides behind concrete blocks and does not defend its citizens and provides deterrence has no right to exist,” he said in a speech at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat […]

‘This Isn’t an Intifada, It’s War’

What is happening in Jerusalem right now isn’t an intifada, but a war, former Jerusalem police chief Aryeh Amit told Arutz Sheva on Wednesday.   Speaking hours after a Border Police officer was killed in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem, Amit called on the Prime Minister to make the decision to fight terrorism.   “We […]

Jordan recalls envoy from Israel over ‘unprecedented escalation in Jerusalem’

Jordan recalled Ambassador to Israel Walid Obeidat for consultations in Amman to protest Israeli “aggression” on the Temple Mount and in Jerusalem in general, further fraying its already tense relationship with the Jewish state.   “Recalling our ambassador for consultation is an indication of the seriousness of the situation. Calm has to be restored, Israel […]

Jordan recalls envoy from Israel over ‘unprecedented escalation in Jerusalem’

The Jordanian government has instructed its ambassador in Tel Aviv to return home due to what Amman says is “unprecedented Israeli escalation in Jerusalem.”   The move comes just hours after a Palestinian resident of east Jerusalem rammed his vehicle into two light rail stations in the capital, killing a Border Police officer and injuring over […]

Hamas claims Jerusalem terror attack, calls on Palestinians ‘to defend al-Aksa’

The terrorist who killed one person and injured 14 others when he rammed his car into pedestrians in Jerusalem on Wednesday has been identified as Ibrahim al-Acri.   Al-Acri, 38, was shot and killed by police at the scene of the attack.   Al-Acri was from Shuafat in east Jerusalem  and was known to security […]

Unilateral recognition of Palestinian state is non-effective says Czech Foreign Minister

Unilateral recognition of Palestine as a state is non-effective because there will be no consensus between Palestine and Israel, Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek told a breakfast meeting of The Israel Council on Foreign Relations at the King David Hotel, Jerusalem on Wednesday.   Zaoralek is in the region to meet with Israeli and Palestinian […]

U.S. Supreme Court closely divided on Jerusalem passport case

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared closely divided on Monday as it considered whether Congress overstepped its authority in passing a law designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports.   Congress passed the law in 2002 but the government has never enforced it. Seeking to remain […]

Watch Hundreds Pray in J’lem for Yehuda Glick’s Recovery

Hundreds gathered on Saturday night at Jerusalem’s Safra Square by the Municipality building to pray for the recovery of Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick, who was shot four times last Wednesday in the capital city by an Islamic Jihad terrorist. Doctors at Shaare Tzedek Hospital in Jerusalem where Glick is undergoing intensive treatment said on […]

Jerusalem a ‘Ticking Time Bomb’

Science and Technology Minister Yaakov Perry (Yesh Atid), formerly the head of the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), warned on Thursday that the situation in Jerusalem is a “ticking time bomb” which will lead to a full-fledged third intifada.   “We are witnessing a very serious escalation in Jerusalem,” Perry told Army Radio, a day […]