Prince William at Western Wall: ‘May the God of Peace Bless this Region’

June 29, 2018 by  
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Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Thursday, as he concluded a a five-day Middle East tour that also took place in Jordan and the Palestinian territories. Read more

UK’s royal ‘settlers’ understanding of Jerusalem

June 22, 2018 by  
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The staff of Great Britain’s Prince William has set off a controversy by listing Jerusalem under “Occupied Palestinian Territories” in the itinerary for his upcoming visit to the region…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS. Read more

Prince William itinerary refers to Old City of Jerusalem as ‘Occupied Palestinian Territories’

June 19, 2018 by  
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The itinerary of Britain’s Prince William in his visit to Israel will include a visit to the Old City of Jerusalem, which the document refers to as “Occupied Palestinian Territories,” a characterisation that set off criticism in Israel. Read more

3 Australian innovators selected to attend prestigious global summit in Jerusalem

June 16, 2018 by  
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Melbourne natives Dean Cohen, Eyal Halamish and Bradley Smorgon have been selected to join over 150 of the Jewish world’s leading young innovators from 29 countries who will convene in Jerusalem this month to connect with other change makers, gain new skills, and find renewed inspiration at the 2018 ROI Summit. Read more

…and now the third

May 22, 2018 by  
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Paraguay has opened its embassy in Jerusalem following the United States and Guatemala. Read more

The significance of the embassy move

For decades, it was a consensus issue. Israel’s supporters of all political stripes agreed that the refusal of the United States to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was an anachronistic outrage…writes Jonathan S. Tobin. Read more

Australian remembered at new museum in Jerusalem

May 15, 2018 by  
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The Plugat HaKotel Museum will be opened today by Israel’s President Rueven Rivlin and will tell the story of a group of young heroic Betar members who risked their lives to keep a Jewish spark alive at the Western Wall. Read more

Nations divided over whether to attend opening ceremony of US embassy in Jerusalem

May 14, 2018 by  
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European nations are lining up on opposite sides of the political aisle as the grand opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem date approaches…but Australia will not be there. Read more

Israeli government approves Tourism Minister’s proposal to invest NIS 200 million in tourist cable car to the Old City

May 14, 2018 by  
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Israel’s cabinet ha approved Tourism Minister Yariv Levin proposal to invest NIS 200 million  in the construction of the tourist cable car project to Jerusalem’s Old City. Read more

America set to inaugurate embassy in Jerusalem

U.S. President Donald Trump made a campaign promise few thought he would keep. “We will move the American embassy to the eternal capital of the Jewish people, Jerusalem,” he announced in 2016. Now that promise is about to be fulfilled…writes Israel Kasnett/JNS. Read more

Flashes of Memory

January 26, 2018 by  
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Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Jerusalem, has inaugurated a brand new exhibition entitled “Flashes of Memory –  Photography during the Holocaust.” Read more

Palestinian leader Abbas slams Trump and calls Israel a ‘colonial project’

January 16, 2018 by  
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During a two-hour speech to the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s (PLO) Central Council, Palestinian Authority (PA) President and PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas slammed President Donald Trump’s attempts to jumpstart peace negotiations as well as America’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Read more

Israel-Jordan negotiations could follow PLO threat to boycott Trump

January 14, 2018 by  
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The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) threat to refuse to negotiate with Israel unless President Trump withdraws his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel could see Jordan replacing the PLO as Israel’s negotiating partner to end the 100 years-old Arab-Jewish conflict…writes David Singer. Read more

New York Times accuses Israel of ‘annexation’ and ‘apartheid’ over political moves

January 9, 2018 by  
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At the start of 2018, a purportedly emboldened Israeli right initiated new political measures that seemingly enhance Israel’s sovereignty in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem following the recent U.S. policy changes on the Jewish state’s capital…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

‘Donald John Trump, Western Wall’ train station approved for construction

December 28, 2017 by  
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The project was approved on Tuesday when Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz accepted recommendations issued by the steering committee of Israel Railways to construct a train station in Jerusalem’s Jewish Quarter. Read more

128 countries reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem

December 22, 2017 by  
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128 members voted in the United Nations general assembly to reject Donald Trump’s move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ignoring American threats to remember those voted against Washington. Read more

Palestinians bringing Jerusalem measure vetoed by US to UN General Assembly

December 21, 2017 by  
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Following Monday’s U.S. veto of a United Nations Security Council resolution that called for the withdrawal of President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Palestinians will initiate a vote on the same measure in the U.N. General Assembly today [Friday AEDT/NZDT]. Read more

The conflict over Jerusalem is ALL Obama’s was fault

December 21, 2017 by  
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The US acted properly in vetoing a misguided Security Council resolution designed to undo President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital…writes Alan Dershowitz. Read more

The Turnbulls visit Yad Vashem

November 2, 2017 by  
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Australia Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy have visited Yad Vashem World Holocaust Centre in Jerusalem and reiterates “as we stand with Israel and the Jewish People”. Read more

New portions of Western Wall and Roman theatre unveiled in Jerusalem

October 17, 2017 by  
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The Israel Antiquity Authority (IAA) has announced large-scale excavations conducted in the Old City of Jerusalem for the past two years have revealed massive portions of the Western Wall unseen for 1,700 years, as well as an ancient Roman theatre. Read more

WJC cautiously optimistic on UN postponement

October 14, 2017 by  
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President of the World Jewish Congress Ronald S. Lauder said he is “cautiously optimistic” regarding UNESCO’s postponement of resolutions dealing with Israel and, in particular, Jerusalem. Read more

Jerusalem mayor cancels San Francisco uni lecture

April 9, 2017 by  
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Jerusalem’s mayor Nir Barkat has cancelled his lecture scheduled on Friday at San Francisco State University citing the double standard of protecting the rights of anti-Israel demonstrators and denying debate. Read more

Palestine – Netanyahu sends clear message to Trump, Putin, May and UN

March 16, 2017 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has had a busy week meeting with UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson in Jerusalem, President Vladimir Putin in Moscow and then back to Jerusalem for a five-hour meeting with President Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations – Jason Greenblatt…writes David Singer. Read more

“Jewish People have no connection to the Western Wall” – UNESCO

October 14, 2016 by  
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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has slammed a UNESCO decision claiming the Jewish People have no connection to the Temple Mount or the Western Wall. Read more

Landmark Zion Square to become a centre of tolerance

February 27, 2016 by  
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The historic Zion Square, in the heart of downtown Jerusalem, the site of dozens of protests and demonstrations, will soon become a square of tolerance and mutual respect in the spirit of the late Shira Banki, who was murdered at a Gay Pride parade last year. Read more

7,000-yr-old settlement found in Jerusalem

February 21, 2016 by  
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The remains of an ancient settlement from the Chalcolithic period approximately 7,000 years ago were unearthed in north Jerusalem during archaeological excavations on behalf of the Israel Antiquities Authority prior to the laying of a road in the Shuʻfat neighborhood. Read more

Ancient royal seal unearthed in Jerusalem

December 6, 2015 by  
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The Ophel excavations at the foot of the southern wall of the Temple Mount have unearthed an impression of the royal seal of King Hezekiah (727–698 BCE). Read more

Pilgrims’ Progress

October 2, 2015 by  
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We are in the midst of Succoth commonly known in English as the Feast of Tabernacles…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Mounting malevolence

September 18, 2015 by  
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In my pre Rosh Hashanah op-ed, I explained why there was no chance of genuine peace breaking out in the year ahead…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Politicians: Get your act together…writes Isi Leibler

May 27, 2015 by  
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Every time we feel that our dysfunctional political system and its political leaders have descended to an all-time low, we wake up the next morning to learn of additional shenanigans and irresponsible behavior by those we elected to represent us. Read more

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