Tag: Jews

US Jewish Groups Condemn Abbas for Incitement

A range of Jewish groups in the United States have come out recently in condemnation of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accusing him of incitement. The groups have also expressed growing concern over the escalation of terror and violence throughout Israel, and particularly in Jerusalem. In the past month, there have been two car terrorist attacks, an […]

The Jews and Arabs who want to step back from the brink

After years of fruitless effort to communicate in various languages, Israeli society appears torn into two unequal halves – Jews on the one side, Arabs on the other, and an abyss between them. Instead of bridging the gap, however, we’re focusing on the past rather than the future, on guilt rather than responsibility. There’s no […]

Jews reject Russia claims of Ukraine anti-Semitism

Russian media and officials have been portraying Ukraine as a hotbed of far-right extremism, including anti-Semitism, ever since former President Viktor Yanukovych was removed from power at the end of February.   In his first public reaction to Mr Yanukovych’s downfall, President Vladimir Putin told journalists on 4 March: “We see the rampage of reactionary […]

Glick Tells Fellow Activists to ‘Stay Strong’

Yehuda Glick, the Temple Mount activist who was shot at close range a week and a half ago, continues to recover at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem – and has told fellow activists to “stay strong.”   Glick still cannot talk, but he now corresponds with family and friends visiting by writing on a […]

‘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 […]

Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick’s condition begins to improve

The condition of Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick, who was shot by a Palestinian assailant in an attempted assassination last week, has improved substantially, Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Hospital announced on Thursday.   Glick, who is still on a respirator, has begun communicating with the environment and recognizing family members in the past day, the Mako […]

Rabinowitz criticizes efforts to prevent Jewish access to Temple Mount

Rabbi Shmuel Rabinowitz, the supervisor of the Western Wall and Israel’s holy sites and chairman of the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, has spoken out against attempts to prevent Jews from visiting the Temple Mount.   In a statement to the press, Rabinowitz denounced the “vitriolic words uttered by Arab sources” regarding the entry to the […]

Gov’t Trying to Ban Jews from David’s Tomb

While thousands of Jews visited the Tomb of King David on Mt. Zion over the Sukkot holiday, many of them had no place to sit while saying Psalms (tehillim), the prayers written by King David himself. That’s because, according to Rabbi Yaakov Silviya, an activist who is involved in the struggle over the fate of […]

Jordan Pressing Israel Against Temple Mount Prayer

Jordan’s King Abdullah II is pressing Israel not to pass a bill allowing Jews to exercise their religious rights and pray on the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism, a senior official of the Hashemite kingdom revealed on Tuesday.   Jordanian Ambassador to “Palestine” Khalid al-Shawabka told the Palestinian Arab Ma’an News Agency that a bill proposed […]

Poll: 75% of Israeli Jews oppose Palestinian state on ’67 lines

Some 75 percent of Israeli Jews oppose the establishment of a Palestinian state along 1967 lines, according to a new survey published by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. The poll was conducted from October 12-14 and asked 505 Israeli Jews about the peace process and Israeli concessions in the West Bank. Among the respondents, […]