Tag: Middle East

Kerry to return to region, as plan to free Pollard, save floundering peace talks emerges

US Secretary of State John Kerry left Israel Tuesday morning as details emerged of a possible deal that would lead to the release of imprisoned Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard by passover and would ensure the continuation of peace talks into 2015. Read More: Kerry to return to region, as plan to free Pollard, save floundering […]

Abbas: Signs document to join international organizations

Abbas has signed a document requesting to join UN agencies and international organizations, according to a report by Channel 10. Read More: Abbas: Signs document to join international organizations, says Israel procrastinating | JPost | Israel News.

Palestinians apply to join UN institutions

The Palestinian Authority applied on Tuesday to join 15 UN institutions, amid U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s last-ditch effort to revive peace talks with Israel. Read More: Palestinians apply to join UN institutions – Diplomacy and Defense Israel News | Haaretz.

Egypt Calls for Reparations – from Biblical Times

Middle-Eastern countries have a tendency to hold a grudge against Israel, whether over Israel winning the 1967 war or daring to establish independence in 1948. Read More: Egypt Calls for Reparations – from Biblical Times – Middle East – News – Israel National News.

Israel cabinet set to seal deal for Pollard’s release against hundreds of Palestinians. Kerry returns

US Secretary of State John Kerry plans to return to Israel Wednesday, April 2. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is meanwhile calling a special Israeli cabinet session to approve a new US proposal for unblocking talks with the Palestinians which puts Jonathan Pollard’s immediate release on the table. Read More: Israel cabinet set to seal deal […]

Fundamentally Freund: Build a ‘Young Israel of the Temple Mount’

At first glance it would appear to be a recipe for disaster, a proposal so brash it could ignite a conflagration between Arab and Jew. But the idea to build a synagogue on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, which was recently put forward by an impressive array of rabbis, professors and other public figures in […]

Passover Sacrifice on Temple Mount

Two Jews have petitioned Jerusalem police in the name of dozens of others for permission to carry out the mitzvah of the Passover sacrifice on the Temple Mount this year, for the first time in nearly 2,000 years.   he petitioners claim that police authorization is the only obstacle to ascending the Temple Mount, praying […]

Islamic intolerance and the Temple Mount

Between 1948 and 1967, not one Jew prayed at the Western Wall. Jews were prevented from entering east Jerusalem altogether, which was under Jordanian occupation. Read More: Islamic intolerance and the Temple Mount | JPost | Israel News.

Time for a Temple Mount Synagogue

A wide ranging group of rabbis from the National Religious camp have written a letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu advocating the construction of a synagogue on the Temple Mount, Judaism’s holiest site.   Among the rabbis are those considered religiously “conservative” and who have avoided making public calls for prayers on the Temple Mount until now […]

Kerry lands in Israel in attempt to salvage faltering peace talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry landed in Israel on Monday evening as he broke from his travel schedule for the second time in a week to rush back to Israel to try to salvage Israeli-Palestinian peace talks. Read More: Kerry lands in Israel in attempt to salvage faltering peace talks | JPost | Israel News.