Four people were killed and four were seriously injured in a shooting at an outdoor shopping center in Tel Aviv.
A trove of 16 silver coins dating back more than 2,000 years has been uncovered in an excavation in the Israeli municipality of Modiin-Maccabim-Reut.
Jerusalem Day, first celebrated the year after the conquest of the Old City by Israeli paratroopers during the 1967 Six Day War, was established as an official state holiday by law in 1998. But in recent years, the day has become a flashpoint of verbal and physical violence between Jews and Arabs struggling over the most cherished sites of their respective religions.
Women of the Wall executive director Lesley Sachs was detained by Jerusalem police on June 7 for smuggling a Torah scroll into the women’s section of the Western Wall holy site.5
President Trump’s belated denunciation of anti-Semitism is welcome and necessary. But for Jane Eisner, that’s only the first step.
In an exclusive interview with the Forward, days after France hosted a peace conference on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, President Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice, pushed back against the notion that international pressure could supplant direct negotiations for a two-state solution.39
Israel’s former Sephardic chief rabbi said that a landmark compromise establishing a mixed-gender prayer space at the Western Wall will “weaken Jerusalem.”14
The military archives have released generals’ testimonies that put the reader on the ground during Israel’s capture of Jerusalem’s Old City in the 1967 Six-Day War.98
The Israeli government will order a permanent bimah, or an elevated podium for prayer, to be built in the southern section of the Western Wall holy site as a signal to American and Israeli non-Orthodox movements that it is serious about implementing its plan for an egalitarian prayer space there.13
The disposable paper face masks offer little protection from the clouds of dust that fill the cliffside cave where Israeli archaeologists are wrapping up the largest excavation in the Judean desert of the past half-century.
American Jewish leaders have told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the Jewish diaspora’s relationship with Israel is at stake if it fails to implement a plan — already approved by the government, but blocked by the ultra-Orthodox — for an egalitarian plaza at the Western Wall.15
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