Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick was wrongfully prohibited from visiting the Temple Mount for two years, an Israeli court found.
The Temple Mount in Jerusalem saw nearly 11,000 Israeli Jewish visitors last year, an increase of 28 percent over 2013.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Israel that her country and Israel enjoy a “very strong friendship.”
Israeli President Shimon Peres invited Pope Francis on Tuesday to visit Israel, at his first meeting with the new pontiff who has appealed for peace in the Middle East.
President Obama will get an unusual gift from Benjamin Netanyahu. It’s a chunk of Jerusalem rock dating from the Second Temple era, etched with the two countries’ independence declarations.
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On Thursday night, President Obama told Israel’s Channel Two that he often fantasizes about going around in disguise while on official trips —with say, a fake mustache — and just blending in. As expected, the Internet exploded.
President Obama is scheduled to deliver an address directly to the Israeli people during his two-day visit to Israel.