Tag: Jews

Police temporarily close Temple Mount to non-Muslim visitors after rioting resumes

Following three consecutive days of rioting by Arab youths on the Temple Mount, police announced Tuesday morning that the contested holy site will be temporarily closed to non-Muslim visitors, at least through Thursday.   In a statement, police said the decision was made after security assessments indicated it was not safe for Jewish visitors, who […]

Two-thirds of Israeli Jews oppose Turkey deal, poll finds

56 percent of the Israeli public opposes the accord between Israel and Turkey, according to a Midgam poll broadcast Monday night on Channel 10. 33% support it.   Among Israeli Jews, 65% are against it and just 24% back it. When asked whether the deal should have been conditioned on the return of the bodies […]

Jewish PAC to press Republicans to call West Bank ‘Jewish homeland’

WASHINGTON  — A Jewish political action committee is seeking to get the Republican Party platform to recognize the West Bank as an “indigenous” part of the Jewish homeland.   “The Land of Israel is the indigenous homeland of the Jewish people by right and by law and we oppose any measures to force, coerce or […]

Jews and Israel in a threatened, leaderless and delusional world

The painful lesson of the Orlando massacre is that no place in the world is immune to fanatical religious extremists willing to kill themselves to achieve heavenly salvation.   The Western world is floundering in its pathetic efforts to confront the demonic global forces threatening to plunge it back into the Dark Ages.   Its […]

In Jerusalem’s cramped Old City, Christians feel the squeeze

When hundreds of Jewish nationalists marched through the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City this month, waving banners and chanting songs in what has become an annual ritual, it wasn’t only Muslims watching warily. Christians were, too. Religious tension is nothing new in a city that has been the home of three faiths for centuries. […]

Priests Re-learn How to Bring Ancient Harvest Bread Offering to Temple

On Monday, a reenactment of a special Temple service was held in Jerusalem on the Armon Hanatziv Promenade. To a casual observer, it resembled a country fair. Families gathered for a pleasant afternoon, children gawked at displays of goats and produce, while the main event, a bake-off, featured two very unusual looking loaves of bread. It […]

Brazil regrets its vote negating Israel’s tie to Western Wall, Temple Mount

Brazil’s Foreign Minister Jose Serra intends to change Brazil’s anti-Israel vote given in April at a United Nations session, where rights for cultural assets in the areas conquered in the Six-Day War were discussed, Brazilian media reported.   Serra was tapped by new acting president Michel Temer.   The text of the resolution passed at […]

Women of the Wall director arrested for smuggling Torah scroll to Kotel

Women of the Wall (WOW) Director Lesley Sachs was arrested Tuesday after smuggling a Torah scroll into the women’s section of the of the Western Wall Plaza so that women could read from it, against legal regulations established for the holy places.   Her arrest took place after Rosh Chodesh (the new Jewish month) prayers […]

Rabbis denounce Liberman for ‘bribing God’

The Rabbinical Congress for Peace (RCP) sent a sharp message to new Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman (Yisrael Beytenu) Friday, chastising him for his first statements as he took up the post this week.   “You can’t bribe G-d by going to pray at the Kotel and immediately afterwards announcing your acceptance of a two-state solution which endangers the […]

Glick: ‘Netanyahu in his heart is with settlers’

Glick began by praising Women in Green directors Nadia Matar and Yehudit Katsover for their work in advancing the Jewish presence in Judea and Samaria.   He stressed that now is the time to implement Israeli sovereignty in the region so as to “bring peace,” and called to build more in Judea and Samaria – […]