The world is against Israel because of its own moral weakness and not because of alleged human rights violations, according to Rabbi Yaakov Medan, rabbi of Har Etzion Yeshiva, located in Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem.
Israel is planning a major archaeological dig under the Western Wall (Kotel) plaza, opposite the Temple Mount, officials announced Thursday. The excavations will create an archaeological park directly underneath the area where worshippers currently stand while praying at the Kotel.
The IDF and the US military will begin a major joint air defense exercise Wednesday, highlighting military ties between the two allies at a time of heightened tensions over Iran’s nuclear program.
A record number of people – 1.5 million visitors – came to the Western Wall during the Hebrew month of Tishrei, according to figures from the Western Wall Heritage Foundation and the Israel Police.
In talks with Spanish PM, King Abdullah urges international community ‘to act firmly against any Israeli measures aimed at changing identity of Holy City’
Jordan’s King Abdullah II warned Israel of “disastrous repercussions” if it crosses a “red line” on Jerusalem, in talks on Friday with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.
The Temple Mount is sacred to the People of Israel, rabbis agree, but at least one — Rabbi Yosef Sholom Elyashiv — has urged President Shimon Peres not to allow Jews to tread the site.
Clashes spread from the mosque compound into the narrow Old City streets
Palestinian leaders have blamed Israel for raising tension in Jerusalem after a day of clashes at the city’s most sensitive religious site. Police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse 150 Palestinian protesters who had thrown rocks at non-Muslims who entered the al-Aqsa mosque compound.
Taking their misinterpretation of international law to new heights, the Arab League this week accused the Jews of Israel of violating the rules that govern global behavior by praying atop Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.
Chief Palestinian Justice Slams rabbis as ‘liars,’ claims Jews have no historic tie to Jerusalem!