A leading Sephardic rabbi who advises the haredi Orthodox Shas party criticized Jews who have been visiting the Temple Mount, saying they “sparked all the current tumult.”44
Israel and Iran exchanged sharp criticisms at a meeting of the U.N. General Assembly’s disarmament committee on Friday, accusing each other of being a major destabilizing force in the Middle East.11
Israeli troops fired across the border into Gaza on Friday, killing three Palestinians and wounding 14 others who were throwing stones and taking part in a rally in support of violence in Jerusalem, hospital officials in Gaza said.11
Six people, including the wife and three children of a leader of Israeli settlers, were wounded in an accident caused by Palestinians who hurled stones at their car.11
Author Molly Antopol has been named winner of Hadassah Magazine’s 2015 Harold U. Ribalow Prize for Jewish fiction.
National Security Adviser Susan Rice’s failure to cultivate Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu contributed to a breakdown in U.S.-Israel communication, a former top U.S. official said.22
The Council of Europe refuted reports in Israeli media that it had canceled a resolution from 2013 that called nonmedical circumcision of boys a harmful violation of children’s rights.21
Four Arabs were stabbed in a town in southern Israel on Friday and a Jewish suspect was arrested, police said. The attacks follow a surge in knife violence by Palestinians against Israelis.
Citing Palestinian terrorism, Israeli Prime Minsiter Benjamin Netanyahu ordered the shelving of a plan for constructing government offices near the Western wall in east Jerusalem.
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