JERUSALEM (JTA) — Yishai Schlissel, who is serving a life sentence for stabbing six marchers at last year’s Jerusalem Pride Parade and killing a 16-year-old, was arrested in prison for a violent plot against this year’s march. Israel Police cleared for release Thursday, hours before the scheduled start of the march, that Schlissel was arrested…
Nir Barkat is joining the voices that seek to disenfranchise LGBTQ Israelis — voices that happen to be dominated by the ultra-Orthodox, Lana Adler writes.
The family of the man who went on a deadly stabbing spree at last year’s Jerusalem Pride parade has been banned from the city during this year’s march after being detained by police.
Thousands are predicted to march in the Jerusalem Pride March on July 21, which will mark one year since an ultra-Orthodox man murdered 16-year-old marcher Shira Banki and wounded six others at the 2015 parade. But Jerusalem’s mayor, Nir Barkat, will be nowhere in sight. Barkat said he will not be joining out of deference to ultra-Orthodox sensitivities.
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Palestinian man in his 20s attempted to board the Jerusalem Light Rail during the morning rush hour with a bag containing pipe bombs that he planned to detonate. The man, a resident of the West Bank near Hebron, was stopped as he began boarding the crowded light rail train at before…
Scott Disick, Kourtney Kardashian’s Jewish ex-boyfriend, takes in the sights in Jerusalem’s Western Wall.
The parents of Shira Banki, the 16-year-old girl who was killed in an attack on participants in last year’s Jerusalem gay pride march, have called on the public to participate in this year’s march.
The Palestinian terrorist who killed three men, including an American citizen, in a stabbing spree on a bus was sentenced to three life sentences plus 60 years.
Reform and Conservative Jews held a mixed prayer service at the Western Wall on Thursday, defying Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit.
It is dry, grey and uneven, but to the boys of Silwan, a Palestinian neighborhood clinging to a hill behind Jerusalem’s Old City, their pint-sized football pitch, with its cracked surface and simple goalposts, was a precious refuge.