Posts Tagged ‘Jerusalem’

Palestinians see bump in East Jerusalem building permits, still lag behind Jews

Palestinians in East Jerusalem enjoyed a more than 250 percent bump in building permits in 2018 compared to their average over the past three decades, but approvals for Arabs during that time lagged significantly behind those granted to Jewish residents of the capital’s annexed sections. Data going back to 1991 released on Thursday by the […]

For Jerusalem police, even directing traffic is a form of terrorism

One of East Jerusalem’s most prominent political activists was arrested for supporting terrorism — while trying to solve a traffic jam in his own neighborhood. Muhammad Abu Hummus, a political activist from the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, is seen speaking to Israeli riot police during a raid on the neighborhood. (Oren Ziv/Activestills.org) […]

Religious Israelis: Do you want to build the Jerusalem Third Temple?

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Jerusalem residents least satisfied with their city services, survey finds

Jerusalem’s residents are the least pleased with their city services in a survey ranking Israel’s 16 largest municipalities, the Central Bureau of Statistics said on Sunday, though nearly three-quarters expressed satisfaction. The most satisfied residents were from the central city of Kfar Saba, ranked first with 95.5 percent of its residents saying they were “satisfied” […]

In one East Jerusalem neighborhood, summer vacation has become a war zone

For children in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, summer vacation means dodging rubber bullets and watching their fathers and brothers arrested and humiliated every day. By Yuval Abraham A Palestinian child looks on at a police vehicle in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya. (Yuval Abraham) At the entrance to Issawiya in East Jerusalem, […]

New Jerusalem finds are evidence of Babylonian siege, archaeologists say

Archaeologists at Mount Zion alongside Jerusalem’s Old City have unearthed ancient arrowheads, a rare piece of gold jewelry, lamps and pottery sherds, embedded in a layer of ash, in what researchers say is evidence of the Babylonian conquest of the city 2,600 years ago. The discoveries by University of North Carolina at Charlotte researchers were […]

Foxes spotted on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount triggers prophecy theories about third Jewish temple

The foxes were spotted ahead of the Tisha B’av religious festival, which begins on August 10 and commemorates the destruction of the two temples in Jerusalem, first by the Babylonians and later by the Romans.   “One cannot refrain from crying at the site of the fulfilment of the prophecy of ‘foxes will walk on it’”said […]

Shin Bet busts Hamas cell planning Jerusalem bombing attack

The Shin Bet security service on Tuesday said it thwarted plans by Hamas members from Hebron to conduct a bombing attack in Jerusalem earlier this summer, retrieving the three-kilogram (6.6 pounds) explosive device they intended to use. The Shin Bet said the cell, along with others arrested by Israeli forces in recent months, had been […]

In East Jerusalem, nightly raids leave Palestinian neighborhood reeling

For the past six weeks, Israel has been sending paramilitary police forces to raid the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya every evening. The raids, a severe form of collective punishment, have left one young Palestinian dead and hundreds wounded. By Aviv Tatarsky Palestinian women look on during a raid by Israeli police in the East Jerusalem neighborhood […]

Nasrallah: ‘Full reason to believe I myself will pray in al-Quds (Jerusalem)’ – English Subs

Source Description: In a recent extended interview marking 13 years after the major conflict between Hezbollah and Israel in 2006, Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said that based on “logic” and the “development of events in the region and the world”, he has great hope that he himself will “pray in the al-Aqsa Mosque in […]

Israeli plan to raze East Jerusalem homes may be first step towards mass demolitions across the West Bank

In less than 24 hours, 42-year-old Ismail Obeidiya, his wife Nida, and their six kids, could be made homeless. It’s a terrifying reality that Obeidiya is struggling to grapple with, his unease and frustration more palpable with every word. “We fought so long and so hard, for years, to try to save our home. But […]

How the Goliath of the Jerusalem Settler Movement Persuaded the World It’s Really David

Israeli police forced out the Siyam family from their home in the heart of occupied East Jerusalem last week, the final chapter in their 25-year legal battle against a powerful settler organisation.  The family’s defeat represented much more than just another eviction. It was intended to land a crushing blow against the hopes of some […]

Ethiopian-Israelis protest in Jerusalem as cop who killed teen is freed

Dozens of Ethiopian-Israelis and their supporters protested in Jerusalem on Monday as a police officer accused of killing a teenage member of the community last month was released from house arrest. Seven protesters were arrested as police cleared demonstrators who were disrupting traffic near the Knesset. The protest came as a Knesset committee met to […]

In Jerusalem, Austria’s ex-leader Kurz slams Iran for breaching nuclear deal

Austria is worried about Iran’s intention to breach the nuclear deal and to dramatically increase uranium enrichment, the country’s former chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Wednesday during a short visit to Israel. “I am very concerned about Iran’s statement to want to enrich more uranium. That is in clear contradiction to the Vienna Agreement,” he told […]

Ultra-Orthodox block Jerusalem roads in protest of draft evader’s arrest

Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox hardliners demonstrated in Jerusalem on Tuesday in protest of the arrest of a yeshiva student accused of draft dodging. The protesters from the so-called Jerusalem Faction blocked the light rail tracks and Sarei Yisrael and Jaffa streets, snarling traffic. Police officers were at the scene to break up the protest. Get The […]

Live: In first, US embassy celebrates Independence Day in Jerusalem

For the first time, the US embassy in Israel was set to hold its annual Independence Day celebration in Jerusalem on Tuesday. Although US President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December of 2017, last year’s event took place in Airport City, outside Tel Aviv. The fact that this year’s celebration is […]

US officials participate in unveiling of settlers’ tunnel in occupied Jerusalem

Palestinians are outraged after high profile American officials participated in the inauguration of a disputed tunnel in occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday. US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and White House Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt were all smiles as they hammered down the last remaining wall standing in front of the controversial “Pilgrimage Road” […]

Israeli soldiers kill a Palestinian youth in raid on Issawiya in occupied Jerusalem

West Bank / Jerusalem Israeli soldiers kill one Palestinian, injure many in Jerusalem IMEMC 28 June — Israeli soldiers and the police invaded, on Thursday evening, the al-‘Issawiya town, north of occupied East Jerusalem, killed a young Palestinian man, and injured many other residents, in addition to imposing a strict siege on the town. Media […]

Dispute disrupts reopening of revered Jerusalem archaeological site

France reopened a revered but long-closed archaeological site in the heart of Jerusalem on Thursday, but a dispute over access immediately disrupted its reopening. France, the owner of the site known as the Tomb of the Kings, reopened it to visits after having kept it closed since 2010. But concerns that it would become more […]

In Israel the Push to Destroy Jerusalem’s Iconic Al-Aqsa Mosque Goes Mainstream

The iconic golden dome of the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa mosque, located on the Temple Mount or Haram el-Sharif, is the third holiest site in Islam and is recognized throughout the world as a symbol of the city of Jerusalem. Yet, this ancient site that dates back to the year 705 C.E. is […]

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