Israel’s Ashkenazi chief rabbi, David Lau, said the Jewish temple can be rebuilt on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount without moving any of the Muslim shrines there.17
The father of one of the victims of Wednesday’s terror attack at a Tel Aviv shopping center criticized the Israeli government for not doing enough to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Four people were killed and four were seriously injured in a shooting at an outdoor shopping center in Tel Aviv.
Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech at last night’s Democratic convention didn’t soar or astonish or frighten. Instead, it was remarkable because, for the very first time, we heard the voice of a woman nominee tell us how she would do the most powerful job on the planet.
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
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
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