Decision to allow silent prayer on Temple Mount overturned

October 10, 2021 by  
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The Jerusalem District Court accepted on Friday the State’s appeal on the decision by the Magistrate’s Court to allow “silent prayers” for Jews on the Temple Mount. Read more

Court approves of silent Jewish prayer on Temple Mount

October 6, 2021 by  
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For the first time since Jewish prayer returned to the Temple Mount, following a court approval which gave it legal standing. Read more

Why is support for ‘freedom of worship for Jews’ on the Temple Mount so controversial?

July 20, 2021 by  
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Maybe it was just the product of the ongoing civil war between the different political parties on the Israeli right. Or maybe it was just time that an Israeli prime minister said something that, in a saner world, wouldn’t be considered controversial. Read more

VIDEO: Israelis ascend to the Temple Mount on Tisha B’Av – Muslims attempt to block them

July 19, 2021 by  
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Over 1,400 Jews ascended to the Temple Mount during the morning hours of Sunday during the Tisha B’Av, despite threats by Gaza-based terror organizations and despite attempts by Muslims at the holy site to block them. Read more

Temple Mount reopens to Jewish visitors after 19 days

May 24, 2021 by  
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After 19 days during which Jews were banned from visiting the Temple Mount due to Muslim unrest in Jerusalem, a group of 20 Jewish visitors was allowed on Sunday morning into the compound. Read more

The Palestinian leaders’ Al-Aqsa hoax strikes again  

May 12, 2021 by  
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The anti-Israel response to the current Palestinian and eastern Jerusalem Arab violence was to be expected, particularly as it has been on a steady crescendo since the weeks leading up to and during Islam’s holy month of Ramadan. Read more

A lot is in a name, actually

December 9, 2020 by  
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“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other name would smell as sweet;” so says an iconic line from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. While the sentiment that names are unimportant is enticing, the reality is that these star-crossed lovers’ names are deeply important. So, too, are the names we bestow on other things. Read more

Former MK Yehuda Glick arrested for ‘provocative behaviour’ on Temple Mount

February 23, 2020 by  
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Former Knesset member Yehuda Glick was arrested three times over the course of a 24-hour period this week, accused by police of carrying out provocative behaviour on a visit to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. He was subsequently charged with disrupting court procedures by stealing investigative materials from a police investigation room. 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

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

Australians harassed at Temple Mount

March 13, 2015 by  
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Women and youngsters have attacked a group of Australian youth visiting the Temple Mount in Jerusalem this week. Read more