Tag Archives: Temple Mount


Israel to Revoke Eastern Jerusalem Residency Permits?

Israel to Revoke Eastern Jerusalem Residency Permits?

Today’s Top Stories 1. According to Israeli media reports, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is mulling to revoke the permanent residency status of some Palestinians living in eastern Jerusalem. According to Haaretz, the idea under consideration would drop that status for Palestinians living inside Jerusalem’s municipal boundary but outside the security barrier. It’s Jerusalem’s politically gray


Congress Cuts $80 Million in PA Aid

Today’s Top Stories 1. US sends ‘message’ to Abbas with $80 million aid cut. 2. Israel and Jordan “agreed” to 24/7 surveillance cameras on the Temple Mount. I qualified that word because, according to the Washington Post, the holy site’s already monitored that way: However, it is unclear exactly how the proposed addition of more cameras


PA Demands Muslim Oversight Over Jewish Visitors to Temple Mount

Today’s Top Stories 1. The PA demands full Muslim oversight over Jewish visitors to the Temple Mount. If not, the PA will (yawn) end security cooperation with Israel. 2. Adnan Gaith, who heads the Tanzim militia’s “organizational branch” in eastern Jerusalem told YNet that Mahmoud Abbas can’t control escalating Palestinian violence. The Tanzim militia is Fatah’s


UNESCO Declares Tomb of Patriarchs and Rachel’s Tomb Muslim Sites

Today’s Top Stories 1. UNESCO passed a resolution condemning Israeli aggression on the Temple Mount and recognizing the Tomb of the Patriarchs (in Hebron) and Rachel’s Tomb (between Bethlehem and Jerusalem) as Muslim sites. The Palestinians were forced to back off efforts to declare the Western Wall a Muslim site when UNESCO chief, Irina Bokova,


International Observers To the Temple Mount?

Today’s Top Stories 1. In Nablus, Palestinian rioters torched Joseph’s Tomb Thursday night, severely damaging the compound. Nobody was injured. Take your pick of Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, YNet, and Times of Israel coverage. On Saturday night, the IDF was forced to extract a group of Jews from the compound. Some 30 Jews from the Breslov


Blood Libel Fail as Abbas Lie Exposed

Today’s Top Stories 1. In a televised speech last night, Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of carrying out “field executions,” and trying to change the status quo on the Temple Mount. And, notably, Abbas didn’t condemn the violence or make any appeals for calm. But the Palestinian leader got egg on his face for claiming that a


Audio: Defending Our Lives – No Apologies

Listen by clicking on the image above or here. Yarden Frankl on the Mottle Wolfe Show discusses the role the media has played in the current wave of terrorism in Israel. Media stories giving credibility to the ridiculous charge that there is no Jewish connection to the Temple Mount encourage the hatred behind the terrorism.


Palestinians Burned Down a Bethlehem Church: Who Knew?

Today’s Top Stories 1. In the last 24 hours, there were four Palestinian stabbing attacks. See below for details. In case you missed yesterday’s roundup, I have decided to call the widening violence an “intifada.” Here’s Why I’m calling it an intifada. 2. Who knew? Palestinians influenced by Islamic State burned down the St. Charbel


Why I’m Calling It an Intifada

It’s true that journalism is the first draft of history. And it’s also true that it takes some distance in time before we can look at events and place them in a proper historical context. But it’s also true that journalism has a responsibility to put developments into a meaningful context for readers. Here. Now.