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Record numbers of Jews visit the Temple Mount Tisha Be’av morning

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

With the Jewish people commemorating the destruction of the ancient Temples in Jerusalem on the fast of Tisha Be’av on Tuesday, more than 1,200 Jewish visitors went to the Temple Mount on Tuesday morning, activist groups said. According to the Yeraeh organization, which promotes Jewish visitation and prayer rights at the Temple Mount and which … Read More

PA said to offer $20 million in subsidies to East Jerusalem

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Palestinian Authority has reportedly earmarked some $20 million to support East Jerusalem Palestinians in the wake of mass protests over Israeli security measures around the Temple Mount compound. According to Channel 2, the 500 “guards of the Al-Aqsa Mosque” will each receive a $1,000 stipend from the PA. Some $15 million will go toward … Read More

Salomon brit: ‘We want to be remembered as a happy family’

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The baby’s small cries briefly filled the crowded room. Guests stood shoulder-to-shoulder to celebrate the circumcision of the boy whose entry into the world was followed by the murder of three members of his family. “I never imagined that I would celebrate the birth of my oldest son, who I had so longed for, with … Read More

Finds in Jerusalem shore up biblical account of Babylonian conquest

Thursday, July 27, 2017

New finds in the City of David confirm the veracity of the biblical account of the Babylonian capture and conquest of First Temple period Jerusalem. The event is commemorated next Tuesday on the Hebrew date Tisha B’av (August 1) in a day of fasting and mourning, Israeli experts said. According to Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologist … Read More

With husband and in-laws being stabbed below, Michal Salomon rushed kids to safety

Monday, July 24, 2017

With her family members being stabbed to death in the kitchen, Michal Salomon on Friday night gathered her children, hustled them into an upstairs room and held the door closed “with all her might.” “I started hearing screams and shouts,” Salomon, whose husband Elad was killed in the terror attack, recounted to the Yedioth Ahronoth … Read More

Israeli stabbed at embassy in Jordan, attacker and second man shot dead

Monday, July 24, 2017

A Jordanian man stabbed and lightly wounded an Israeli security officer at the Israeli embassy in Amman on Sunday before he was shot dead, a security source said. A second Jordanian was also killed. The incident occurred late Sunday afternoon, but was kept under gag order by the Israeli military censor until Monday morning. The … Read More

Two Israelis killed, two wounded, in stabbing attack in West Bank

Friday, July 21, 2017

Two Israelis were killed and another two were seriously wounded in a stabbing attack in the Israeli settlement of Halamish in the West Bank on Friday night. Paramedics said two men, one in his 60s and another in his 40s, died of their wounds sustained in the attack in a home in a settlement. They … Read More

Israel fumes over ‘sad, pathetic’ UNESCO decision on Jerusalem

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Israeli officials angrily rejected a resolution by a UN body condemning its activity in East Jerusalem and the Old City, with the Foreign Ministry saying the move was irrelevant. Get The Times of Israel’s Daily Edition by email and never miss our top stories Free Sign up! After the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization’s … Read More