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Israeli Institute prepares priests for Jerusalem’s Third Temple

Israeli Institute prepares priests for Jerusalem’s Third Temple

The Temple Mount, known to Muslims as Al-Haram Al-Sharif, dominates this aerial view of the Old City of Jerusalem, taken on Oct. 2, 2007. An aerial view of the Old City of Jerusalem. An organization of Israeli temples is preparing priests for the the reconstruction of the city’s historic third temple. By: Yuval Avivi, Contributor for Al-Monitor Al-Monitor On April 10, at 5 p.m., hundreds of Jews will gather at the Maimonides rabbinical institution plaza in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood in Jerusalem and start learning the Jewish laws of Passover. Rabbis and experts, including Rabbi Yisrael Ariel, the head of…

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‘Israeli punitive measures will topple the PA’

‘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 push for recognition By Times of Israel staff Israeli punitive measures against the Palestinian Authority will lead to its collapse, a senior Fatah official said on Wednesday. Azzam Al-Ahmad said Israel and the US together would be responsible if the PA is toppled, and for the ramifications of such an eventuality, Israel Radio reported.   

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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 case, Justice David Rosen spoke of a “corrupt political system which has decayed over years… and in which hundreds of thousands of shekels were transferred to elected officials.” The court implied that Olmert lied during his testimony in court. Olmert received bribes when he was Mayor of Jerusalem in return for the advancement of the Holyand building project, a massive…

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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 in relations with other Christian Churches, in particular, with the Orthodox. For the first time in history, the Patriarch of Constantinople came to Rome to meet with the Roman Pontiff at his inaugaration as Pope. In the last week of May, His Holiness Bartholomew will take part in a unitary meeting organized by Pope Francis in Jerusalem.

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Smithsonian: What is beneath the Temple Mount?

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 of Jerusalem. Inside a large hothouse covered in plastic sheets and marked “Temple Mount Salvage Operation,” a woman from Boston named Frankie Snyder—a volunteer turned staffer—led me to three rows of black plastic buckets, each half-filled with stones and pebbles, then pointed out a dozen wood-framed screens mounted on plastic stands. My job, she said, was to dump each bucket onto…

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Israel surrendering holy site to Vatican?

Report: Delegation ‘presses for control’ during ‘secret’ meeting By Israel Today Israel could be entering the final stages of negotiations to turn over control of Mount Zion to the Vatican, according to a report by Israel National News. According to the online news source, a secretive meeting took place this week between the Jerusalem Municipality, Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Tourism and senior Catholic officials. During the meeting, the Catholic delegation reportedly pressed Israel to follow through on a years-old proposal to give the Church control over the compound that houses the traditional “Hall of the Last Supper.”

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Visitors to Mt. of Olives tomb demand more protection

Visitors to Mt. of Olives tomb demand more protection

Visitors to the tomb of Rabbi Ovadia Mibartenura, a medieval commentator on the Mishna, are demanding extra police protection. By David Lev Visitors to the tomb of Rabbi Ovadia Mibartenura, a medieval commentator on the Mishna, are demanding extra police protection at the site, located on the Mount of Olives. The visitors have complained numerous times of attacks by local Arabs, who throw rocks at visitors and intimidate them verbally and physically. It was just the latest in a long series of complaints by Jewish visitors to one of the most revered sites in Israel. Speaking out on behalf of…

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Israeli company launches world’s first GPS-based mobile app

By Anav Silverman  Tazpit News Agency NEW YORK and Jerusalem, Israel: The world’s first HIPAA-compliant mobile application for cardiac patients and high-risk cardiac patients, was launched for the U.S. market on Tuesday, February 11. Developed by Israeli Danny Oberman, the app is known as CathMaps+ and provides emergency assistance by integrating a patient’s cardiac history with an interactive map of Cath Labs. by Kickstart LLC, is available for most Android and iOS users, and provides cardiac patients with tailored emergency tools in case of a follow-on incident, as well as GPS mapping of the nearest catheterization labs in many countries…

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Israeli court recognizes messianic Jewish congregation

Israeli court recognizes messianic Jewish congregation

By David Lazarus  Messianic Jews have won another battle for recognition in Israel. This time a special judicial tribunal has determined that a Messianic congregation in Jerusalem should receive the same full tax exemption as a synagogue. The battle began back in 2010, when ultra-Orthodox Members of Knesset Moshe Gafni of United Torah Judaism and Nisim Zeev of the Shas party passed a law providing Jewish synagogues relief from all municipal taxes. Lawyers from the Jerusalem Institute of Justice (JIJ) then petitioned the court to also provide a Messianic fellowship in the capital with the same status. And they won.…

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Temple Mount report ignites concern over Israel’s preservation of holy site

Temple Mount report ignites concern over Israel’s preservation of holy site

 By Josh Hasten/JNS.org  A view of the Temple Mount. Credit: Godot13 via Wikimedia Commons. A recently revealed Israeli State Comptroller’s report that remains under a government gag order has ignited concern over the Muslim Waqf’s attempts to erase Jewish ties on the Temple Mount—Judaism’s holiest site—and Israeli authorities’ neglect of those activities. The classified document, whose contents were published by the New York-based newspaper The Jewish Voice, details ongoing illegal excavations being carried out on the Temple Mount by the Muslim Waqf (trust) and places blame on those responsible for overseeing the site—namely the Israel Antiquities Authority, the Jerusalem Municipality,…

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