Tag: Jews

With secret prayers, Jews challenge ‘status quo’ at Jerusalem holy site

As the group of Orthodox Jews came near the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem’s Old City, one began to mumble while staring down at his mobile phone. Another looked up in awe, eyes half shut in concentration. The woman’s lips moved silently.   Asked afterwards whether they had prayed, a violation of an 800-year-old […]

Temple Mount deal bolsters Islamist narrative

Jewish activists are up in arms over a new agreement between the Israeli government and Jordan, which would not only cement Muslim control over the Temple Mount – Judaisms holiest site – to the exclusion of Jews, but would also see CCTV cameras installed to catch Jews praying there.In a statement Sunday, the Temple Institute said […]

Jerusalem Mufti says Temple Mount was never home to Jewish Temple

Jerusalem’s grand mufti, the Muslim cleric who is in charge of Jerusalem’s Islamic holy sites, including the Al-Aqsa Mosque on Sunday said that the Temple Mount never held a Jewish Temple, Israel’s Channel 2 reported. He continued to say that the flashpoint site had been home to a mosque “since the creation of the world.” […]

J Street says Jews not indigenous to Israel

It would seem to be a fairly basic principle for a pro-Israel organization to accept: that the Jewish people is an indigenous nation to the Land of Israel.   Not so for J Street and several other self-defined “liberal Zionist” organizations.   At the World Zionist Congress last week, a proposal entitled “Recognition of the Jewish People as Indigenous […]

Christians in Bethlehem Endure Through Deadly Persecution

BETHLEHEM—“We are the forgotten people, but we are not forgotten by God.” That’s how Pastor Naim Khoury of First Baptist Church of Bethlehem—the largest evangelical church in the Palestinian-controlled West Bank area of Israel—explained his church’s continuing existence. After all, it’s been bombed 14 times.   The birthplace of Jesus is Bethlehem, the hometown of […]

Unrest worsens fear, suspicion among Jews and Arab Israelis

As violence grips Jerusalem and other cities, a climate of suspicion has threatened even the most basic interactions between Jews and Israeli Arabs, not to mention Palestinians.   Israeli authorities have long sought to stress the diverse nature of their society, with Israeli Arabs and Jews living together.   But while some cities are relatively […]

ISIS threaten to kill Jews across the world in disturbing new video

This worrying video shows an ISIS militant threatening to kill Jews across the world.   The terror group posted the clip on YouTube showing a militant dressed in army fatigues wearing a balaclava.   It comes after a number of attacks in Jerusalem by Palestinians.   He says: “We assure you that soon there will […]

UNESCO Passes PA Resolution Claiming Jewish Sites

UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) passed a resolution Wednesday listing the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hevron and Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem as Muslim sites.   The resolution – which passed with 26 in favor, six voted against, and 25 abstentions – condemned Israel for archaeological excavations in the Old City of Jerusalem […]

Washington: European anti-Israel sentiment crossed the line into anti-Semitism

Last summer’s European “wave of anti-Israel sentiments…crossed the line into anti-Semitism,” the US State Department declared in its annual report on international religious freedom.   Released on Wednesday at a Washington press conference by Secretary of State John Kerry and Rabbi David Saperstein, US ambassador for religious freedom, the report declared that the surge in […]

Dutch Jews express ‘grave concern’ over refugee center

The Central Jewish Board, or CJO, an umbrella of religious and secular Jewish groups, sent a statement to the media on Monday about the center in Amstelveen, just south of the Dutch capital.   “CJO and local Jewish organizations in Amsterdam and Amstelveen have grave concerns regarding the safety of the Jewish community following the […]