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  • Netanyahu’s Truth in a Den of Lies

    10/01/2014 4:42:39 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 6 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Joseph Klein
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a powerful and sobering speech to the United Nations General Assembly on September 29th. He said he came from Jerusalem to speak on behalf of the Israeli people and to “expose the brazen lies spoken from this very podium against my country and the brave soldiers who defend it.”
  • Approved: 2,610 New Buildings in Jewish Areas of Jerusalem

    10/01/2014 2:13:55 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10-1-14 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    Israel is to press ahead with the planned construction of 2,610 homes in Jerusalem, extreme leftist group Peace Now complained Wednesday to AFP. The housing units, which have been slated for construction since 2012 in the neighborhood of Givat Hamatos, were given final approval last week, Peace Now said in a statement. Peace Now spokeswoman Hagit Ofran told AFP the government could now publish tenders for the project, but that it would be months before building actually began. Ofran, true to the Peace Now agenda, also stated that the plans damaged prospects for peace and an eventual independent Palestinian state....
  • Police Ambushed by Muslim Rioters on Temple Mount

    09/24/2014 6:34:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 9/24/2014, 9:36 AM | Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar
    Dozens of Arab rioters began shooting fireworks at police on the Temple Mount on Wednesday morning, just hours before the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashanah) began, and as soon as the holiest site in Judaism was opened to Jewish visitors. The rioters fired at police at the Mughrabi Gate, which is the only point of access for Jewish visitors to the site currently under the de facto rule of the Jordanian Waqf (Islamic trust). Yassam police special forces and Border Patrol officers pushed their way onto the Temple Mount and pressed back the rioters. Upon arriving on the holy site,...
  • Jerusalem Mayor: Don’t Talk So Much about Terrorism

    09/21/2014 1:10:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 9/21/2014, 8:21 PM | Gil Ronen
    Faced with increasingly brazen and numerous daily Arab terror attacks on Jews, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat thinks the media should not talk about the problem too much. The terror wave has become so unbearable of late that even leftist media sources have begun reporting it, after years in which nationalist sources like Arutz Sheva were almost the only ones who carried the news of rock attacks and firebombs against Jews. […] The mayor can be heard saying: “In my opinion, if people are too afraid—and we know that the problem exists—this can serve the interests of the terrorists and rioters...
  • Israeli museum unveils ancient Jewish prayer book

    09/18/2014 12:44:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 18, 2014 3:00 PM EDT
    An Israeli museum on Thursday unveiled what it says in the oldest known Jewish prayer book in the world, dating back to the 9th century A.D. The prayer book, about 10 centimeters (four inches) long and seven centimeters wide, is written in Hebrew, contains about 50 pages, and is still in its original binding. It was donated to the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem by Oklahoma businessman Steve Green, a devout Christian and owner of one of the largest collections of rare biblical artifacts in the world. Green’s family controls the Hobby Lobby crafts store chain, which won a closely-watched...
  • Billy Graham's Daughter Delivers Timely Message On Site in Jerusalem

    09/16/2014 8:36:36 AM PDT · by Maudeen · 12 replies
    Anne Graham Lotz ^ | 9/15/2014 | Anne Graham Lotz
    "To know how to pray effectively, I've turned to Daniel Chapter 9. It's a prayer that the prophet Daniel prayed for this very same city [Jerusalem] and a prayer that was so effective that the answer was dramatic and actually changed history."
  • Executive Branch formally locates Jerusalem in Israel-says it is unconstitutional for Congress to ag

    09/15/2014 12:30:21 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 2 replies
    Washington Post The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 15, 2014 | Eugene Kontorovich
    Oral arguments in Zivostofsky v. Kerry, the Jerusalem passport case, will be heard on Nov. 3. Alan Gura and I authored an amicus brief in support of the petitioner on behalf of a group of ideological diverse constitutional law professors and a human rights group. Here I will summarize our position, and then point to an argument in the brief apparently note made by other parties or amici. Our central argument is that the passport law does not involve any act of recognition of a foreign country of government, a point also touched on in the Senate’s amicus brief. Further,...
  • Al Qaeda Flags Continue to Fly Near Temple Mount

    09/15/2014 8:01:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 9/15/2014, 4:45 PM | Moshe Cohen
    Flags of the Al Qaeda terror group are flying atop the Kotel Hakatan (“Small Kotel”), a remnant of the retaining wall of the Temple Mount that is a continuation of the Western Wall, located in the Muslim Quarter. The Kotel Hakatan is adjacent to one of the entrances to the Temple Mount. Meanwhile, said Avichail Weizmann, a resident of the Old City and a student at Hakotel Yeshiva in the Jewish Quarter, municipal signs and other symbols of Israeli sovereignty are torn down or destroyed on a regular basis, and that includes signs in the area of the Kotel Hakatan,...
  • Israel court: Olmert to remain free pending appeal

    09/15/2014 4:04:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 15, 2014 6:04 AM EDT
    Israel’s Supreme Court on Monday postponed the start of former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s prison sentence pending appeal on his conviction on corruption charges. […] Olmert, 68, was convicted in March in a wide-ranging case that accused him of accepting bribes to promote a controversial real-estate project in Jerusalem. He was charged for acts while he was mayor of Jerusalem and national trade minister, years before he became prime minister. …
  • Friday afternoon prayers end with arrests on Temple Mount

    09/12/2014 11:46:53 AM PDT · by Uncle Miltie · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/12/2014
    In a scene that has become emblematic of Friday prayers on Jerusalem's Temple Mount, masked men hurled firebombs and stones at police in the Mughrabi Gate, which leads to the historic site. As worshipers descended from the Temple Mount, a mob threw rocks at police forces, who were monitoring the traditional prayer sessions. Three rioters were arrested for disrupting the peace and taken into custody. Not far away, three east Jerusalem residents, including a minor, were arrested in the Arab neighborhood of Silwan after they threw rocks at Jewish homes in the area. They were taken into custody and held...
  • Wrong Turn in Jerusalem Leads Family to Arab Ambush

    09/12/2014 3:03:19 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    INN ^ | 9/12/2014, 11:10 AM | Ari Yashar
    A family accidentally drove into the Arab neighborhood of Wadi Joz in Jerusalem on Thursday night, and nearly paid for the wrong turn in Israel’s capital city with their lives. After entering the neighborhood, the family car was beset upon by a hail of potentially lethal rocks and massive bricks that broke the windshield, in what the mother of the family Etti Cohen described to Yedioth Aharonoth as “nearly a lynch mob.” Fortunately the family managed to escape with only minor physical wounds. “I feel like we got out of there by a miracle,” Cohen recalled tearfully. “I woke up...
  • MK Feiglin Warns of a New Intifada in Jerusalem

    09/12/2014 12:52:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 9/12/2014, 8:13 AM | Hezki Ezra, Ari Yashar
    MK Moshe Feiglin (Likud) visited eastern Jerusalem and the Temple Mount on Thursday with members of the Internal Affairs Committee, where he told Arutz Sheva that he is convinced the wave of terror in the capital will only increase in coming days. “The loss of control over Jerusalem, and by continuation also over Gaza, started on the Temple Mount,” Feiglin said, while at the French Hill gas station that Arab rioters tried to explode on Sunday. Feiglin’s comments come in the wake of the dismantling of a new access ramp to the Temple Mount in a folding to Jordanian pressure,...
  • The Occupational Hazard for Prophetic Voices

    09/07/2014 9:53:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 7, 2014 | Michael Youssef
    Whenever prophetic voices rise to explain world events from a non-secular perspective, those voices are minimized as “fringe” and “lunatic.” But that is simply an occupational hazard of offering a prophetic voice. They will be beaten to a pulp by competing godless voices until they give in or give up. For example, consider today’s voices in the wilderness that connect this country’s moral collapse to the twin scourges of terrorism and financial indebtedness. Anyone that connects our current struggles to our own spiritual and moral vacuum will be labeled a “nut.” I mean, who wants to hear about such things,...
  • An Urgent Call to Pray for Jerusalem

    09/01/2014 5:44:15 AM PDT · by stars & stripes forever · 4 replies
    AnGel Ministries ^ | 9/1/2014 | Ann Graham Lots
    Our Father in Heaven. God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. You are the Eternal I AM. The One who is age to age the same. There is no shadow of turning with You. You are fully present in every generation—past, present, and future. You are the All-Mighty. Your power has not been deleted or depleted over the millennia of human history. We know that You so loved the world that You gave us Heaven’s treasure when You sent Your only Son to die, so that anyone and everyone who places their faith in Him...
  • New Jersey Yeshiva Student Goes Missing Near Jerusalem

    08/26/2014 9:09:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 08/27/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    New Jersey lawmakers are alarmed that a Yeshiva student from their state has gone missing near Jerusalem, and urged the State Department to do all it can to locate the young man. Aaron Sofer, 23, of Lakewood, N.J., was hiking in the Jerusalem Forest on Friday when he disappeared. He was in Israel to attend an ultra-Orthodox school. Sofer is the constituent of Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), who noted in a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry yesterday that search teams including Shin Bet have been looking for him since 6 p.m. Friday, to no avail. Today searchers reportedly...
  • Firebomb Attacks in Jerusalem Set Home, Bus on Fire

    08/19/2014 3:21:49 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/8/14 | Ari Yashar
    As Gaza terrorists breached the ceasefire and renewed their rocket fire on Israeli civilian centers Tuesday, Arab terrorists in the Israeli capital of Jerusalem apparently didn't want to be left out of the action. Two molotov cocktail attacks were launched in the eastern part of Jerusalem late Tuesday night. In the first incident two firebombs were hurled at an Egged bus driving on Yericho Road towards Moti Gur St., which passes adjacent to the Old City to the east. One of the two molotov cocktails exploded on impact, setting the bus on fire. No injuries were caused, but the bus...
  • The Navel Of The Earth...Israel's Future pt 10

    Thus saith the Lord God; This is Jerusalem: I have set it in the midst of the nations and countries that are round about her.(Ezekiel 5:5)Are You Come to take a spoil, and to take a prey; to turn thine hand upon the desolate places that are now inhabited, and upon the people that are gathered out of the nations, which have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the midst of the land.(Ezekiel 37:12)In the passages of Ezekiel above, Jerusalem and Israel, are each literally said to be set in the center of all nations. Certainly they are the...
  • Defending Jerusalem in Europe

    08/11/2014 7:56:42 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage ^ | August 11, 2014 | Stephen Brown
    Never again! This is the rallying cry Jewish communities worldwide have lived by since the Nazi Holocaust of World War Two. But the recent explosion of violent Jew-hatred among radical Muslims and their leftist supporters in Europe has caused European Jewry to adopt measures to ensure that ‘never again’ really means ‘never again’. Perhaps the most important of these actions has seen Jewish groups hire former, elite, Israeli soldiers from private security firms to protect synagogues and other Jewish establishments. “…in Germany alone, several hundred former, Israeli soldiers are charged with the protection of Jewish institutions,” Beni Tal, an Israeli...
  • Waiting for the Dark

    08/06/2014 5:06:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 6, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    "For God's sake, let us sit upon the ground And tell sad stories of the death of kings." --Richard II, Act III, Scene 2 We sit quietly, maybe a dozen of us, in the little synagogue a couple of blocks off the interstate here in Little Rock, and wait for night to fall -- like Anne Frank and her family in the Secret Annex, not stirring during the day lest they attract attention, waiting for dark. Or the knock on the door. Which would come just before the war ended. Anne and her sister would die in Bergen-Belsen. Only...
  • Two terrorist attacks in Jerusalem. An Israeli killed, a soldier injured. Security forces beefed up

    08/04/2014 8:07:22 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 3 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | August 4, 2014, 5:18 PM (IDT)
    In the space of a few hours, two Palestinian terrorist attacks occurred in Jerusalem, both in areas close to Arab districts. In the second, Monday afternoon, Aug. 4, a motorcyclist shot an Israeli soldier outside the tunnel leading to Mt. Scopus and Wadi Joz, injuring him seriously. As the assalant raced off, a passerby shot at him and missed. The soldier was evacuated with stomach wounds to the nearby Hadassah Hospital which shares Mt. Scopus with the Hebrew University campus. A large-scale hunt has been launched for the assailant. Three hours earlier, a 19-year old Palestinian rammed a heavy excavator...
  • Build the Third Temple

    The Third Temple in Jerusalem will be the House of Prayer for all nations. Every prophet of Israel, without exception, prophesied that the Temple would be rebuilt, ushering a new era of universal harmony and peace. The "movement" to rebuild the Holy Temple was born almost 2,000 years ago, at the moment of the Second Temple's Destruction. After millennia of yearning, only one organization is paving the way for the rebuilding of the Temple. The Temple Institute (מכון המקדש) located in the Old City of Jerusalem is a research organization dedicated to the preparing for the construction of the Third...
  • The Two State Solution, Israel’s Swan Song

    08/03/2014 8:50:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/3/14 | Kevin O'Neil
    Following is a letter from Coach is Right contributor Kevin O’Neil to his Member of Parliament in London 25th July 2014. Dear Mr. Gyimah, Thank you for your letter of the 17th July 2014. I am pleased to read that ‘Britain will stand with Israel as it seeks to bring to justice those responsible’ for the murdering of the three Israeli boys, and that you found the act ‘appalling and inexcusable’. However, within the body of your letter you state that you support ‘a two-state solution’ with a divided Jerusalem. Are you aware that you are supporting the establishing of...
  • 6 Soldiers Wounded by Mortar Shells as Sirens Sound in Jerusalem

    07/29/2014 3:28:10 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/7/14 | Talia Blatman
    Six soldiers were wounded on Tuesday evening by a barrage of mortar shells in the Gaza Region. The condition of the six wounded soldiers has not yet been made public. Yesterday, four soldiers were killed by mortar shells near Israel’s border with Gaza: Staff Sergeant Eliav Eliahu Chaim Kachlon, aged 22 from Tzfat; Corporal Meidan Maimon Bitton, aged 20 from Netivot; Corporal Niran Cohen, aged 20 from Tiberias; and Sergeant Major Adi Brigga, aged 23 from Beit Shikmah. Earlier on Tuesday night, at around 8:20 p.m. sirens were heard in Beit Shemesh, the communities comprising the Mateh Yehudah region, and...
  • At 2:30 A.M., Jews Blast Shema Prayer at Muslim Neighborhood

    07/27/2014 3:19:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 51 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/7/14 | Gil Ronen
    Armed with loudspeakers, they blasted the “Shema” incantation (from the 'Hear O Israel' prayer) in the direction of the Muslim Arab neighborhood of Tzur Baher. They reportedly did so at about 2:30 a.m. Video of the Jewish counterattack garnered enthusiastic reactions on Facebook. Jews all over Israel find themselves routinely harassed by noise pollution from Muslim neighborhoods in recent years. This less-known “intifada” by Arabs involves fitting loudspeakers on minarets in mosques – which for centuries made do with unamplified muezzin calls for prayer. The Jerusalem Municipality reportedly embarked on a process to investigate and limit the noise pollution by...
  • 10,000 Palestinian protesters have marched on an Israeli checkpoint, sparking clashes with military

    07/24/2014 7:54:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    The Australian ^ | July 25, 2014 10:58AM | (Network writers, News Corp Australia Network)
    At least 10,000 Palestinian protesters have rallied and are clashing with Israeli military forces in and around Jerusalem following an attack on a UN school. The main clash site is at Qalandiya, between Jerusalem and Ramallah, though there are now reports of uprisings in the Old City portion of Jerusalem itself. […] Israeli army officials have told AFP news agency that “riot dispersal means” were being used to control the protest. […] Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said several officers were injured by rocks thrown at them in Jerusalem and that about 20 protesters were arrested. …
  • Arab Cleric: Israel Defends Us from Hamas Missiles

    07/14/2014 9:56:17 AM PDT · by Star Traveler · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva Israel National News ^ | Monday, July 14, 2014 | Yaakov Levi
    The Mukhtar (Islamic religious leader) of a Jerusalem neighborhood praises Israel for defending Arabs. The Mukhtar (Islamic religious leader) of the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sur Baher on Monday praised Israel for defending the city – and particularly the Al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount – from Hamas rockets. Just days after wide-scale riots by Jerusalem Arabs over the murder of Arab youth Mohammed Al-Khedr, Zuheir Hamadan said that Hamas, which claimed to be “defending” the Arabs of Jerusalem, was doing quite the opposite. “Israel is the one defending Al-Aqsa from the missiles of Hamas,” Hamadan said. Speaking to Israel Radio's...
  • Hamas rockets reach Jerusalem and Tel Aviv

    07/08/2014 7:30:16 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 24 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/08/2014 | By YAAKOV LAPPIN, HERB KEINON
    For second time on Tuesday evening, Gaza terrorists launch rocket at central Israel; Tel Aviv and Jerusalem open public bomb shelters. Air raid sirens rang out in Greater Tel Aviv, and in Jerusalem, Kfar Saba and the Binyamina area on Tuesday evening, marking an increase in the Gazan rockets’ range, on the first day of Operation Protective Edge. An Iron Dome battery intercepted the incoming rocket over Tel Aviv. Hamas announced it had fired four M-75 rockets at the capital. Two loud thuds were heard in downtown Jerusalem shortly after the rocket warning siren went off at 9:56 p.m. Thousands...
  • Rocket fire reported north of Tel Aviv as Hamas dramatically ups range

    07/08/2014 1:38:51 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 59 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | 7-8-2014 | By Spencer Ho and Yifa Yaakov
    No initial reports of injuries or damage after massive barrage across country; Netanyahu vows to widen Gaza operation, as cabinet okays call-up of 40,000 troops; rockets shot down over Tel Aviv; terrorists killed in firefight at Zikim army base; Gazan death toll in double digits. Israel launched a major operation against Hamas and other terror groups in Gaza in the early hours of Tuesday morning, dubbed Operation Protective Edge, following heavy Hamas rocket fire over the preceding days. The fast-escalating situation in the south comes in the shadow of spiking Jewish-Arab tensions in Israel over the brutal killings of four...
  • Jerusalem Mayor Tells Residents to Open Bomb Shelters

    07/08/2014 4:45:47 PM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | July 8, 2014
    Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat on Tuesday evening instructed residents to open and prepare public and private bomb shelters, due to increasing Hamas rocket fire out of Gaza. Residents of the city and its environs have about 90 seconds to seek shelter in the event of a rocket attack out of the southern coastal enclave. “A list of shelters will be published on the municipality website later this evening,” the city said in a statement. “In the case of a siren or explosion, residents should go to the closest protected area within a minute and a half and close all doors...
  • Clashes in east Jerusalem after teen’s burial revive intifada fears for Middle East

    07/07/2014 6:35:29 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | July 7, 2014 | Ruth Eglash,Griff Witte
    JERUSALEM — Thousands of Palestinians furious over the killing of a local teenager swarmed the streets of East Jerusalem on Friday to demand a new intifada. The fierce ­clashes with police that followed the teen’s funeral stirred fears that a mass uprising could already be underway.
  • Video and Pictures of Jerusalem's Destroyed Light Rail

    07/05/2014 3:42:31 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 4/7/14 | Yoni Kempinsky, Ari Yashar
    As large-scale Arab riots continue to rage in Jerusalem for the third day running on Friday, newly released video and photographic evidence shows just how destructive the violence has been. Arab mobs threw rocks, Molotov cocktails and firebombs at police starting Wednesday, after an Arab youth was found murdered; claims of Jewish "revenge" for the murder of three Israel teens sparked violence, despite the total lack of evidence for such claims. Video taken from inside an IDF vehicle traveling along the Light Rail lines in north-eastern Jerusalem shows just how extensive the damage has been, highlighting the three stations that...
  • Multiple Fires Break Out Near Jerusalem Massive brushfires reported in Lifta, Even Sapir, Tzur

    07/02/2014 3:54:51 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 7/2/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Jerusalem forest fire in Ein Kerem Flash 90 Fifty-one firefighting teams and six firefighting planes were sent to the moshav of Even Sapir on Wednesday, after another brushfire broke out near the town, which is close to Jerusalem.  The fire began in a plastics factory on the moshav, according to ZAKA. All Even Sapir residents have been evacuated from their homes.  As of 9:15 pm, control has finally been wrested over the fire.  Three homes have been swallowed by the blaze in Ein Kerem, according to recent updates. Firefighting teams have flooded the neighborhood to help stymie the inferno. ...
  • Palestinians say Israeli extremists killed teen

    07/02/2014 3:07:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 2, 2014 4:48 PM EDT | Josef Federman
    The Palestinians accused Israeli extremists of abducting and killing an Arab teenager and burning his body Wednesday, sparking hours of clashes in east Jerusalem and drawing charges that the youth was murdered to avenge the killings of three kidnapped Israeli teens. Seeking to calm the explosive situation, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged a swift inquiry into the “reprehensible murder” and called on people to respect the rule of law. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said it was clear extremist Jewish settlers were responsible and called on Israel to bring the killers to justice. “The settlers have killed and burned a...
  • ISIS: We will ruin the Kaaba after capturing Saudi Arabia

    06/30/2014 5:16:28 AM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 84 replies
    APA ^ | June 30, 2014 | Baku. Rashad Suleymanov
    Representatives of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) stated that they will ruin the Kaaba after capturing Saudi Arabia. APA reports quoting Turkish media that ISIS wants to take control of Arar city of Saudi Arabia and start operations here. ISIS member Abu Turab Al Mugaddasi said that they would destroy the Kaaba in Mecca: “If Allah wills, we will kill those who worship stones in Mecca and destroy the Kaaba. People go to Mecca to touch the stones, not for Allah.”
  • Apocalyptic prophecies drive both sides to Syrian battle for end of time

    06/16/2014 8:38:06 AM PDT · by winoneforthegipper · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/01/14 | Mariam Karouny
    (Reuters) - Conflict in Syria kills hundreds of thousands of people and spreads unrest across the Middle East. Iranian forces battle anti-Shi'ite fighters in Damascus, and the region braces for an ultimate showdown. If the scenario sounds familiar to an anxious world watching Syria's devastating civil war, it resonates even more with Sunni and Shi'ite fighters on the frontlines - who believe it was all foretold in 7th Century prophecies.
  • Rolling Stones and Mick Jagger visit Jerusalem's Western Wall before first ever Israel concert

    06/05/2014 2:53:32 PM PDT · by dennisw · 34 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 5 June 2014 | By Eliza Wilson and Shyam Dodge
    The Rolling Stones were taking the stage in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, and were extremely excited to perform in Israel for the very first time. Ahead of the milestone show they decided to travel to Jerusalem where they visited the Western Wall. While Keith Richards skipped the outing, Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood and Charlie Watts were all photographed at the holy spot, also known as the Kotel or Wailing Wall. Mick, 70, was paying his respects at the sacred site, and was spotted placing a hand on the Wall after following the lead of two men in kippah. Ronnie, who...
  • US Promises PLO Unity Elections in ‘East Jerusalem’

    06/03/2014 4:43:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 6/3/2014, 3:47 PM | Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar
    According to new reports, the American administration has promised the new Fatah-Hamas unity government, which was sworn in this Monday, that it will convince Israel to allow that new government’s elections to be held in the eastern part of Jerusalem. “A source that knows things,” apparently from within the Palestinian Authority (PA) or Hamas, was quoted in the Jordanian paper Al-Arab Al-Youm, reporting the American promise to work for parliamentary and presidential elections for the new unity government to be held in the Israeli capital. […] Despite the American claims of non-affiliation with Hamas, three of the ministers in the...
  • Jerusalem - Miracle during visit Papa Francesco - Double Sun

    05/30/2014 4:02:05 AM PDT · by FourtySeven · 17 replies
    Journal Courier ^ | May 26, 2014 | corrieredelmattino
    Visit to the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem to Pope Francis. Final day of the historic trip to the Holy Land to the Pope that he stopped for a moment of prayer between the stones of the wall. As predecessors Pope John Paul II and Benedict XVI left a prayer card between the large stones. After this ritual is a very strange phenomenon appeared in the skies of Jerusalem. A double sun remained in the sky for 2 minutes at around 14:30 pm and was filmed and photographed by thousands in attendance. The Pope said: "This is a sign of divine...
  • Muslims Rally to “Cleanse” Holiest Site in Judaism of “Jewish Filth”

    05/30/2014 6:24:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 13 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 29, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - Muslims Rally to “Cleanse” Holiest Site in Judaism of “Jewish Filth”Posted By Daniel Greenfield On May 29, 2014 @ 12:54 pm In The Point | No Comments Coexist? Sorry, we’re Muslim. And as Islamic Supremacists, we’re obsessed with Islamizing Jerusalem and using it for the capital of our Thousand Year Caliphate under the Pakistani Army.Otherwise we would be happy to coexist with you. Really. Palestinian-founded and led sharia law movement Hizb Al-Tahrir, the Party of Liberation, hosted thousands of Muslims for Friday prayers last week atop the Temple Mount, at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, where...
  • Holy Land: vandal tries to set fire to Dormition Abbey

    05/28/2014 1:47:41 PM PDT · by NYer · 11 replies
    cna ^ | May 28, 2014
    Dormition Abbey in Jerusalem was closed on May 27, 2014 after an arson attack set fire to crosses in the church the day before. Credit: Paul Badde / CNA. Jerusalem, Israel, May 28, 2014 / 01:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- As Pope Francis concluded his trip to the Holy Land on May 26, an unknown man attempted to set fire to the Abbey of the Dormition, the place where according to tradition the Virgin Mary fell asleep before being assumed into Heaven. Witnesses told the EFE news agency that an unknown man set fire to a book and placed it on...
  • Pope calls Muslims 'brothers' at Dome of the Rock

    05/27/2014 7:17:59 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 132 replies
    Yahoo ^ | May 26, 2014
    Francis took off his shoes to step into the gold-topped dome, which enshrines the rock where Muslims believe the Prophet Mohammad ascended to heaven. Speaking to the grand mufti of Jerusalem and other Muslim authorities, Francis deviated from his prepared remarks to refer not just to his "dear friends" but "dear brothers." "May we respect and love one another as brothers and sisters," he said, and added, "May we learn to understand the suffering of others! May no one abuse the name of God through violence!"
  • Pope Francis recalls birth of Church in Upper Room

    05/26/2014 12:21:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    cna ^ | May 26, 2014
    Pope Francis incenses the altar during Mass in the Upper Room on May 26, 2014. Credit: EWTN. Jerusalem, Israel, May 26, 2014 / 09:44 am (CNA/EWTN News).- At the conclusion of his pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Pope Francis focused his homily at Mass on the significance of the Upper Room, held to be the site of the descent of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus' apostles. “It is a great gift that the Lord has given us by bringing us together here in the Upper Room for the celebration of the Eucharist,” said Pope Francis on May 26 in Jerusalem....
  • Bill for Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount Sets up War of Allah vs. God

    05/19/2014 7:58:02 PM PDT · by Tzvi INN.com · 16 replies
    The Jewish Independent ^ | May 20, 2014 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Instead of bowing down to Allah, the Muslims invoke other spiritual measures, such as throwing rocks at the Jews and cursing them.
  • Burst Water Pipe Reveals Century-Old Crusader Murals in Jerusalem

    05/14/2014 7:49:44 PM PDT · by windcliff · 15 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5-14-14 | Stephanie Pappas
    Wall murals portraying Crusader knights and symbols of medieval military orders have been rediscovered in a Jerusalem hospital thanks to a burst water pipe and a storeroom reorganization. These paintings were the works of a French count, Comte Marie Paul Amédée de Piellat, who believed himself to be a descendant of Crusaders. The count was a frequent visitor to Jerusalem and had the Saint-Louis Hospice built between 1879 and 1896, naming it after St. Louis IX, a king of France and leader of the Seventh Crusade between A.D. 1248 and 1254. . . . . . . .. . ....
  • Cardinal O’Brien weighs in on pope’s Holy Land pilgrimage

    05/14/2014 7:41:07 AM PDT · by Welchie25
    Catholic Review ^ | 5/14/14 | Paul McMullen
    When Pope Francis highlights his upcoming pilgrimage to the Holy Land by meeting with the leader of the Orthodox Church, the papal delegation will include Cardinal Edwin F. O’Brien, a most interested observer. Since May 2012, the archbishop emeritus of Baltimore has served as grand master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher, which promotes the support and protection of Christians in the Holy Land. The pope is scheduled to meet May 25 in Jerusalem with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople, according to Catholic News Service, “considered first among equals by Orthodox bishops.” According to an official itinerary, the...
  • Chief rabbi helps sick boy fulfill dream to meet the pope

    05/11/2014 4:41:21 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 31 replies
    Israel Hayom ^ | Sunday, May 11, 2014 | Unsigned (staff)
    Mark Rouk, a 16-year-old Christian Arab boy from east Jerusalem who suffers from a chronic illness, believes the only way for him to heal is with a blessing from the pope Chief Rabbi David Lau says he will invite Rouk to pope's reception ceremony. Photo credit: Courtesy of the Rouk family For one 16-year-old boy from east Jerusalem, Pope Francis' upcoming visit to Israel will be a dream come true. Mark Rouk, a Christian Arab youth who suffers from a chronic illness, approached Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau and asked him to help him meet the pope. In addition to...
  • Israeli Archaeologist Says He Has Found King David's Legendary Citadel

    05/06/2014 6:48:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/06/2014 | DANIEL ESTRIN
    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli archaeologist says he has found the legendary citadel captured by King David in his conquest of Jerusalem, rekindling a longstanding debate about using the Bible as a field guide to identifying ancient ruins. The claim by Eli Shukron, like many such claims in the field of biblical archaeology, has run into criticism. It joins a string of announcements by Israeli archaeologists saying they have unearthed palaces of the legendary biblical king, who is revered in Jewish religious tradition for establishing Jerusalem as its central holy city — but who has long eluded historians looking for...
  • Israeli Startup Makes World’s First Mobile Printer

    04/30/2014 1:27:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 4/30/2014, 3:15 PM | Ari Yashar
    An Israeli startup is poised to bring the printer up to the mobile digital age, by creating a printer that can fit in your pocket. Matan Caspi and Tuvia Elbaum of the Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT) pioneered the initiative while in college, establishing ZUtA Labs. With the initial funding and support of JCT, the startup succeeded in creating the world’s first ever mini mobile printer. “Print machines nowadays are essentially a print head running on a moving piece of paper,” reads a company statement. “Why can’t we just put the printhead on a set of small wheels and let...
  • Terrorist 'Lawyer' Commits Suicide Under House Arrest

    04/29/2014 2:37:40 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/4/14 | Ari Yashar
    A terrorist "lawyer" from eastern Jerusalem, who had been charged with passing messages to jailed terrorists, committed suicide in his home on Tuesday. The "lawyer," Safadi Amjad, was on house arrest on a local court's orders when he put an end to his life. Amjad had been charged for transferring money and messages from Hamas terrorists imprisoned in Israel to their family members. The ersatz lawyer was one of six who were arrested in late March, after security forces busted their "legal practice" dedicated to aiding Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists. The six had used their cover of a legal...
  • Israel Is 'Destroying' Al-Aqsa Mosque For 'Alleged' Temple

    04/23/2014 10:12:27 AM PDT · by Fennie · 73 replies
    INN ^ | April 22, 2014
    The Palestinian Authority (PA) has been stepping up its libel that Israel is "destroying" the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the temple mount in Jerusalem, in order to build the "alleged" Temple. The highest PA religious authority, Mufti Muhammad Hussein, asserted in late March that Israel was making an "attempt... at laying hands on the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque... and in addition to the threat of destroying the Al-Aqsa Mosque to establish the alleged Temple on its ruins."