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Daily Archives: May 10, 2021

A view of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Photo by Judy Lash Balint.

‘Muslim historians consistently confirm Jewish ties to Jerusalem’

The book “Islam, Jews and the Temple Mount: The Rock of Our/Their Existence,” is bound to cause an uproar in the Muslim world. Published last year, it presents a comprehensive list of early Islamic...
Pedestrians at the Mamilla Mall in Jerusalem, April 20, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

In honor of Jerusalem Day, Israeli Tourism Ministry releases data on visitors to capital

In honor of Jerusalem Day on Monday, the Israeli Tourism Ministry published data on visitors in the nation’s capital. In last year’s Inbound Tourism Survey (January-February 2020), tourists cited visiting Jerusalem and the city’s various...
A rare bronze oil lamp, shaped like a grotesque face cut in half, was discovered during excavations in Jerusalem’s City of David National Park, May 5, 2021. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority.

Matching half of Roman-era lamp unearthed in Jerusalem possibly found in Budapest

The Roman-era oil lamp recently unearthed in Jerusalem may be the missing half of a similar artifact found in Budapest nine years ago, the City of David Foundation announced on Sunday. Mere hours after publication of the...
Israeli border police stand guard by a house of a Jewish family during a protest against Israel's plan to demolish some houses of Palestinians in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, May 6, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Can Israeli restraint keep the peace in Jerusalem?

After several days of unrest, the government of Israel is once again presented with a dilemma to which there are no easy answers. Palestinians and their supporters are using a court case over property rights in...
A long-exposure shot shows the Iron Dome air-defense system intercepting missiles launched from Hamas in the Gaza Strip towards Israel, as seen from the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon on May 10, 2021. Photo by Edi Israel/Flash90.

Gaza rocket fire ‘clear violation’ of international law, asserts US Jewish groups

American Jewish leaders reacted to the escalating situation in Israel on Monday with all condemning the rocket fire on Israel by Gaza terror groups. American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris urged international support for Israel...
An Israeli policeman fends off an angry mob, after they swarmed an Israeli motorist, pelting his car with stones and driving him off the road, outside Jerusalem's Old City, May 10, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Jerusalem Day marred by ongoing Arab riots; Jews barred from Temple Mount

Unrest in the Israeli capital continued on Monday morning—Jerusalem Day—with Arab riots on the Temple Mount and in the Old City. Thirteen Israeli police officers were injured in the clashes, including one who was hospitalized, Army...
U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price holds a daily press briefing on March 1, 2021. Credit: U.S. State Department Photo by Freddie Everett/ Public Domain.

US condemns Gaza rockets as ‘unacceptable escalation,’ supports Israel’s self-defense

World leaders condemned the ongoing rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israel, while also urging calm amid escalating tensions in Jerusalem. “We unequivocally condemn rocket attacks from Gaza towards southern and central Israel, including Jerusalem....
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) speaks at the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR), congressional reception for newly elected congressional representatives. Credit: Phil Pasquini/Shutterstock.

Israeli ambassador Erdan to Tlaib: ‘Open your eyes’ to reality on Temple Mount

Israeli Ambassador to the United States Gilad Erdan called out Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) on Monday after she tweeted a defamatory post against the Jewish state. On Twitter, she wrote: “Al-Aqsa is the 3rd holiest...
Israeli naval forces and the Ticonderoga-class guided missile cruiser “USS Monterey” conduct maritime security operations in the Eastern Mediterranean Sea, March 15, 2021.Credit: U.S. Navy.

Report: US navy seizes ship with cache of weapons headed for Yemen

The U.S. Navy announced on Sunday that it seized a shipment of assault weapons, machine guns and sniper rifles bound for Yemen. A U.S. official told the AP that the Navy discovered that the vessel came from...
Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer addresses the 2014 Christians United for Israel (CUFI) summit. Credit: Maxine Dovere.

Ex-ambassador Dermer: Israel should focus more on outreach with evangelicals

Former Israeli ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer said on Sunday that Israel should focus more of its attention in reaching out to evangelical Christians, as they make up the bulk of Israel’s...