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Israel Antiquities Authority workers seen working under the Mughrabi bridge leading to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem, on Dec. 31, 2012. Photo by Sliman Khader/Flash90.

Western Wall authority begins work on at-risk Mughrabi Bridge

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Renovation work on the Mughrabi Bridge at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City began on Sunday, according to the Western Wall Heritage Foundation, which is responsible for the site. The temporary construction has...
Israeli security forces guard as a group of Jewish visitors on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, during Tisha B'Av, July 18, 2021. Photo by Jamal Awad/Flash90

Why is support for ‘freedom of worship for Jews’ on the Temple Mount so...

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Maybe it was just the product of the ongoing civil war between the different political parties on the Israeli right. Or maybe it was just time that an Israeli prime minister said something that,...
Israeli security forces guard as a group of religious Jews visit the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City during Tisha B'Av, July 18, 2021. Photo by Jamal Awad/Flash90.

Bennett, Arab lawmakers spar over Temple Mount access

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and the Arab Ra’am Party clashed on Sunday after Jews were allowed to sing and pray in certain parts of Temple Mount during Tisha B’Av, on which Jews mourn...
Israel Antiquities Authority workers working under the Mughrabi Bridge leading to the Temple Mount in the Old City of Jerusalem, Dec. 31, 2012. Photo by Sliman Khader/Flash90.

Is Israel’s Mughrabi Bridge falling down?

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It’s a beautiful morning in Jerusalem’s Old City. Thirty foreign tourists wait on the Mughrabi Bridge to enter the Temple Mount. Eighteen worshippers, who have come to the Western Wall to pray, stand underneath...
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Muhammad Shtayyeh at a COVID-19 hospital in Nablus on Jan. 16, 2021. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.

Palestinian premier: No proof Jewish Temple ever existed on Temple Mount

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The years of archaeological excavations Israel has conducted on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City have yielded no proof that a Jewish Temple ever existed in the city, Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mohammad...
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meeting with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on May 25, 2021. Source: U.S. State Department/Twitter.

Blinken to Abbas: US to reopen Jerusalem consulate and provide economic aid to Palestinians

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken met with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday in Ramallah, where he promised him the that United States would reopen the Jerusalem consulate for the Palestinians. “As I...
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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,...
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

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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...
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

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

‘Muslim historians consistently confirm Jewish ties to Jerusalem’

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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...