Tag: Middle East

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.

Report: Israel offers Palestinians draft proposal for extending peace talks

Israel reportedly offered the Palestinians a proposal on Sunday that Jerusalem hopes will result in extended peace negotiations beyond the initial April 29 deadline set for the current round of talks, a Palestinian official told AFP. Read More: Report: Israel offers Palestinians draft proposal for extending peace talks | JPost | Israel News.

Netanyahu: No deal to release prisoners without clear benefit for Israel

After Israel missed the deadline Saturday to release the fourth and final batch of Palestinian prisoners, seemingly putting peace talks in danger of collapse, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday that haggling on the issue could go on for “a number of days.” Read More: Netanyahu: No deal to release prisoners without clear benefit for […]

Danon: Peace talks going nowhere, Palestinians only want terrorists freed

Following a report that the release of a group of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails would not go ahead this weekend, Deputy Defense Minister Danny Danon Likud slammed the Palestinians for failing to make concessions in the peace process and for only being interested in releasing terrorists. Read More: Danon: Peace talks going nowhere, Palestinians […]

Haifa medical teams practice moving wartime hospital underground

Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa held a last drill on Tuesday to simulate moving hundreds of patients and entire intensive care units down three levels into a fortified underground hospital, which will normally be used as a car park during peacetime. Read More: WATCH: Haifa medical teams practice moving wartime hospital underground | JPost […]

Kerry to meet Abbas in Amman in last ditch effort to salvage talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry is to meet Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Amman on Wednesday, hours after Abbas dismissed Kerry’s framework document. Read More: Kerry to meet Abbas in Amman in last ditch effort to salvage talks | JPost | Israel News.