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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett greets Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem prior to dedicating the Honduran Embassy in the city, June 23, 2021. Photo by Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.

Honduran embassy inaugurated in Jerusalem

Honduras dedicated its new embassy in Jerusalem on Thursday, becoming the fourth country to open an embassy in Israel’s capital, following the United States, Kosovo and Guatemala. Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández, who flew to...
Ayelet Balaban's old and new British passports. Upon renewing the document, Balaban, who holds dual citizenship, was surprised to discover that her place of birth had been changed, from "Jerusalem" to "Occupied Palestinian Territories." Photo by Ayelet Balaban.

Israeli’s birthplace switched from ‘Jerusalem’ to ‘Occupied Territories’ on new UK passport

Israel’s Foreign Ministry is investigating a report that an Israeli woman had her birthplace changed from “Jerusalem” to “Occupied Palestinian Territories” upon renewing her U.K. passport. Ayelet Balaban, a dual Israeli-British citizen who has held...
Jews celebrate Jerusalem Day at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on May 21, 2020. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Hamas threatens to reignite conflict over Jerusalem flag march

Hamas on Sunday threatened to take military action if the Jerusalem flag march goes ahead on Tuesday as planned, Israel’s Channel 12 reported on Monday. Citing the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar, the report said that Hamas conveyed a warning to...
A fire at Neve Ilan near Jerusalem, June 9, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Arson suspected in massive forest fires around Jerusalem, Samaria

Israeli fire authorities suspect that arson is behind the massive forest fires that erupted near Jerusalem and in Samaria on Wednesday. “The motive could be nationalistic,” Jerusalem Fire and Rescue Services District Commander Nissim Twito told Channel 13,...

Temple Mount reopens to Jewish visitors after 19 days

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. On Friday,...

Rabbanut requires kosher restaurants to rename their lamb and asado bacon to ‘facon’

Crave Gourmet Street Food, a kosher restaurant in Jerusalem’s Machane Yehuda market, told its customers last month that it would be changing the name of its famous lamb bacon to “facon” in accordance with...
“The New York Times” building in Midtown Manhattan. Credit: Ajay Suresh via Wikimedia Commons.

‘Times’ posts job listing for ‘Palestinian affairs’ reporter

The New York Times announced on Wednesday that it is seeking to hire a full-time reporter to cover Palestinian affairs. “The reporter will focus on Palestinian politics, culture and life in the Gaza Strip and West Bank,” including...
A pro-Hamas poster featuring the heads the terror organization, in front of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, on May 13, 2021. Credit: Israel Hayom.

Pro-Hamas signs appear on Temple Mount as thousands arrive for Eid prayers

Giant pro-Hamas signs and posters greeted the thousands of Muslim worshippers that arrived at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City on Thursday morning for Eid al-Fitr prayers. The posters bore images of Hamas leaders...
Police Officers clash with protesters during a protest over tension in Jerusalem, in Ramla, on May 10, 2021. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90

How old politics in Ramallah, Gaza, Jerusalem and Washington have set Israel ablaze

After one of the calmest extended periods in decades in the Middle East—and in Israel, in particular—the tide has suddenly turned, reverting to classic political mistakes that have all but erased the positive gains. The...
A ball of fire and smoke rises during Israeli airstrikes in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 10, 2021. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Anatomy of an intentional escalation: Israel’s approaching hot summer

There seems to be an escalatory effort underway within Israel, in the administered territories in Judea and Samaria, along Israel’s northern and Gaza borders and even globally, which could lead to great tension, even...