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Stories I’d Like to See: Background on the Temple Mount Troubles

Stories I’d Like to See: Background on the Temple Mount Troubles

By now, we all know the Temple Mount is a hilltop site in Jerusalem that’s holy to Jews and Muslims. It’s back in the news, thanks to the Jerusalem’s latest tensions. Last week, an Islamic Jihad terrorist shot Rabbi Yehuda Glick, an activist pushing for Jewish prayer rights on the Temple Mount. Israel closed the site

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Why is Iran Supporting Al-Qaida in Syria?

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories 1. Christians should take note of a brewing controversy in the PA. Mahmoud Abbas wants to remove religious affiliation from Palestinian identity cards, but he’s getting resistance from Hamas and others. Khaled Abu

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Palestinians Blame Radiation Poisoning For Arafat’s Death

Everything you need to know about today’s coverage of Israel and the Mideast. Join the Israel Daily News Stream on Facebook. Today’s Top Stories: 1. Al Jazeera reports that Yasser Arafat died of radiation poisoning, prompting Palestinian officials to tell AFP they seek an international investigation modeled after the UN’s inquiry into the Rafik Hariri

Palestinians: UNESCO Will Help Us Bar Jews From Praying at Tomb of the Patriarchs

Palestinian officials are openly talking about using UNESCO to prohibit Jews from worshipping at Hebron’s Tomb of the Patriarchs. Religious freedom in the Holy Land’s always a hot media topic during the Christmas season, and Karl Vick of Time got himself a scoop sure to raise red flags: There’s not much about the site that’s in doubt,

Divorced From Holy Land Reality

Here’s a new canard leveled against Israel: Many Christians living in the Holy Land have to convert to Islam or to a different Christian denomination in order to obtain a divorce. So claims Jill Hamilton in a shocking commentary published in The Guardian‘s print edition: In Israel, Christians come under 10 personal status codes: Latin Catholic,

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