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Rivlin elected President of Israel

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By Aryeh Savir Tazpit News Agency   JERUSALEM –Reuven Rivlin was elected today by the Knesset as Israel’s 10th president.  One after the other, 119 Members of Knesset casted their confidential ballot for one of the five candidates. No one…

‘Israeli punitive measures will topple the PA’

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas attends the Arab foreign ministers’ meeting at Arab League headquarters in Cairo, on April 9, 2014. (photo credit: AFP/Mohamed El-Shahed) Palestinian officials warn Jerusalem against cutting ties, freezing tax money in retaliation for Ramallah’s unilateral…

Fmr. PM Olmert convicted

By Aryeh Savir Tazpit News Agency TEL AVIV – Just moments ago a court in Tel Aviv convicted former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert on an account of bribery he accepted when he was Mayor of Jerusalem. When relating to the…

After Rome, Jerusalem and possibly Istanbul

His Holiness Bartholomew, Patriarch of Constantinople, Explains to ZENIT the Historic Importance of His Upcoming Meeting with Pope Francis in Jerusalem By Mattia Sorbi One of the most outstanding novelties of Pope Francis’ pontificate is the fraternal and friendly dimension…

Smithsonian: What is beneath the Temple Mount?

As Israeli archaeologists recover artifacts from the religious site, ancient history inflames modern-day political tensions By  Joshua Hammer My stint as an amateur archaeologist began one morning on the southern slope of Mount Scopus, a hill on the northern outskirts…