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Obama: Helping Terror Go Nuclear

Last Tuesday’s terror attack on a Jerusalem synagogue killed five people: four rabbis (including three born in the USA) and a Druze police officer. Two Palestinians entered during morning prayers and attacked worshipers with knives, meat cleavers, and a handgun. Show More Summary

Palestinian youth hospitalized after being attacked by Israeli settlers in Jerusalem

Ma‘an reports: A Palestinian youth was attacked and beaten by a group of Jewish settlers at Damascus Gate near the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem on Friday night, a local political activist who was present at the time of the incident said. Show More Summary

Jerusalem, city of yoga, organic baby greens and horrific violence

6 hours agoNews : The Great Debate

My main goal when I drove carpool in the crowded Jerusalem morning traffic was to avoid the red Egged buses that had been such easy targets for suicide bombers. They blew up with clockwork regularity.

Jerusalem: This Is Why The Temple Mount Matters To one Israeli-American

AJ+ | – “For Jews, the Temple Mount (known as Haram as-Sharif, or “Noble Sanctuary,” to Muslims) is their religion’s holiest site. The Temple Mount is on the same hilltop as Islam’s…

Amid talks Israel weighs action against Iran

The nuclear agreement being negotiated between Iran and world powers is unpalatable to Israel, and may hasten the prospect of a military confrontation with Tehran, The Jerusalem Post reported on Saturday. As the globe’s six major nuclear powers inch toward a Nov. 24 deadline to strike a comprehensive deal with Iran, sources within Israel’s government […]

Moving sculptures by Sigalit Landau on view at the Capella MACBA

15 hours agoArts : Artdaily

The Museu d?Art Contemporani de Barcelona launched its new programme of exhibitions at the Capella MACBA with a show dedicated to the video production of Sigalit Landau (Jerusalem, 1969), one of the most relevant international artists of her generation. Show More Summary

40% of Palestinian Children Detained by Israel Are Sexually Abused; Virtually All Are Tortured

According to a new report by the independent, non-governmental, human rights organization the Palestinian Prisoners Club (PPC), at least 600 Palestinian children have been arrested in Jerusalem alone in the past five months. Of these, roughly 40% were sexually abused. PPC attorney Mufeed al-Haj notes that this horrific, grotesque abuse is not the only crime [...]

Palestinian students fear for their lives during attack on train car in Jerusalem

Ahmed Ghazzawi reports a frightening incident in which a mob of Israeli Jews attacked the train car he was traveling on with five female Palestinian students in West Jerusalem. The group feared for their lives

Israel's response to the Jerusalem synagogue attack

To the editor: I was touched by the words in the article today on Rabbi Kalman Levine, who died in the synagogue attack last week in Jerusalem. Levine exhorted people to increase the force of good in the world as a means of defeating the forces of evil. ("Victim of Jerusalem synagogue attack 'a...

Terror in Jerusalem

Many policymakers in the U.S. stubbornly refuse to recognize that there is no distinction between the terrorists that attack Jews at prayer in Jerusalem and terrorists who bomb runners in a marathon in Boston.

Jerusalem: where religion divides but lives are entwined

By Wendy Pullan, University of Cambridge (The Conversation) The latest violent episode between Palestinians and Israelis has prompted Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to assert that Israel is in the midst of…

Prelude to a Demolition

Sadness, mistrust, and house demolitions in the East Jerusalem neighborhood that gave birth to two terrorists.

George Lopez turns into a Christian Zionist hack

Christian Zionist comedian George Lopez celebrated the Israeli colonization of Silwan, East Jerusalem, in which Palestinians are thrown out of their homes, during recent tr

Israel restarts controversial tactic: Razing Palestinian homes after attacks

JERUSALEM – Just before dawn earlier this week, an explosion rocked the densely populated Silwan neighborhood that sits on a steep hillside in East Jerusalem, destroying the fourth-floor apartment of Abed Rahman Shalodi and his family. See...Show More Summary

Hate attacks in Jerusalem and Israel include one by settler girls

Two hate attacks on Palestinians in Jerusalem are said to have been carried out by girl gangs, as Palestinian drivers say they are avoiding the Jewish parts of the city

Jordan’s PM sends condolence messages to synagogue attackers’ families

Report: Jordanian PM sent condolence letter to Jerusalem synagogue attackers' families http://t.co/Pt77Tlg2FI pic.twitter.com/DGDEiQaZWu — Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) November 22, 2014

Jewish man stabbed, another beaten in E. Jerusalem

JUST IN: Jewish Man Stabbed, Another Beaten While Walking To Pray In East Jerusalem – http://t.co/zOwK3ewKn0 pic.twitter.com/IS8mTN4z5f — Breaking911 (@Breaking911) November 21, 2014

Israeli-Palestinian conflict shifts ominously toward religious war

Guarded by a phalanx of riot police, the knot of young Jewish men, long sidelocks blowing in the breeze, strode across the paved esplanade of Jerusalem's most sensitive religious site. A group of veiled and black-robed Muslim women leaped up to confront them, rhythmically chanting: "Allahu...

Waiting for a Palestinian MLK

In 1994, I was studying in my first year of rabbinical school at Hebrew Union College in Jerusalem. I naively believed that peace was in the air. I watched on the television as Israel made peace with Jordan as it had done with Egypt, and then Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin begrudgingly shook hands with Palestinian Authority President Yasser Arafat. Show More Summary

Jerusalem on edge after deadly attacks and summer of war

JERUSALEM — Dara Frank and Sam Green had been planning their wedding for months The nuptials, though, was the easy part. The timing was harder. The couple, American emigres to Jerusalem both in their 20s, had scheduled their wedding for late August — and all summer Israeli soldiers had been fighting in Gaza. Show More Summary

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