Israel’s PM Netanyahu urges restraint following an assassination attempt by an Islamic terrorist on Yehuda Glick, a right wing Jewish activist.
The Temple Mount will be open Friday to Muslim men over the age of 50 and to women of all ages, the Israeli police announced Thursday evening after on Wednesday it decided to close the compound until further notice amid the recent escalation in violence in east Jerusalem and Wednesday night’s attempted assassination on a Jewish right wing activist.
“Israeli soldiers walk in front of the Dome of the Rock in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, in Jerusalem’s old city on October 19, 2014″ – Photo: Ahmad Gharabli /AFP/File
“It was decided to restore [the compound] to normal… effective immediately,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri told AFP. Continue Reading »
The UN Human Rights Committee urges Israel stop violence against Palestinians, halt Jewish construction in the West Bank, stop confiscating land for settlement expansion, and take measures to withdraw all settlers (Jews) from West Bank.
GENEVA – UN human rights watchdog said Thursday that Israel should investigate all alleged violations committed by its forces during three recent wars in Gaza and ensure military commanders are brought to justice for any crimes.
Gazan children in wreckage left by IDF attacks – Photo: EPA)
A panel of independent experts urged Israel to halt construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, stop confiscating land for their expansion, prevent violence against Palestinians and take measures to withdraw all settlers. Continue Reading »
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The indictments: In revenge for Palestinians killed by the IDF, the 2 minors met on 21 September ’14 & decided to carry out a terror attack against high ranking IDF personnel.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
Two Palestinian minors were recently indicted for trying to carry out a suicide bombing on an IDF military courthouse on September 22, in order to murder high ranking judges, prosecutors and others inside with seven explosives, The Jerusalem Post has learned.
IDF soldier binds Palestinian man’s hands – Photo: REUTERS
Although the indictment was filed last week, the Post‘s report is the first disclosure of the event which is sending ripples through the defense establishment both in terms of the audacity of the target and the young age of the intended suicide bombers. Continue Reading »
Avigdor Lieberman, Israel’s Foreign Minister described Sweden’s official recognition as “a miserable decision that strengthens the extremist elements & Palestinian rejectionism.”
STOCKHOLM – Sweden’s center-left government on Thursday officially recognized the state of Palestine, becoming the first major European country to do so.
The new center-left Swedish government – Photo: AP
The EU member country joined only two other Western European countries — Malta and Cyprus — that have officially recognized a Palestinian state.
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom said the Scandinavian country had decided on the move because the criteria of international law required for such recognition had been fulfilled. Continue Reading »
Israel Police commander Yochanan Danino praises Shabak security service, and Magav’s Yamam special forces for tracking down & eliminating the terrorist who shot Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehuda Glick.
Watch: Rabbi Glick’s inspirational speech just moments before the shooting
Israel Police commander Yochanan Danino on Thursday praised his forces for tracking down and eliminating the terrorist who shot and seriously wounded Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick Wednesday. Security forces on Thursday killed an Islamic Jihad terrorist, a resident of Abu Tor in East Jerusalem, whom it is believed was the shooter who targeted Glick.
Israeli Police chief Yochanan Danino – Flash90
Danino said that the quick elimination of the terrorist was a signal to others who were considering such actions that they would not escape. Continue Reading »
Jordan, the only Arab nation on the UN Security Council, cited Palestinian worries of “the dangerously escalating tensions” in Jerusalem, as catalyst for seeking to introduce PLO resolution to council.
By MAYA SHWAYDER
NEW YORK — PLO ambassador to the UN Riyad Mansour told the Security Council on Wednesday that, at the request of PA President Mahmoud Abbas, he would present a draft resolution that “contain[s] elements of parameters [of withdrawal] with a time frame to end the occupation.”
A United Nations Security Council meeting at UN headquarters in New York. – Photo: REUTERS
Jordan called the emergency session to discuss the Middle East and the “question of Palestine,” following a letter from the Palestinians addressed to the Security Council and the UN secretary-general, to meet and discuss the plans to build over the Green Line approved by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week. Continue Reading »
Rabbi Yehuda Glick was taken to Shaare Zedek Medical Center in critical condition after multiple shots to upper body at close range during conference at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center.
By Noam (Dabul) Dvir
Rabbi Yehuda Glick, a prominent right-wing activist, was shot at point blank range outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center in Jerusalem on Wednesday night.
Rabbi Yehuda Glick – Photo courtesy Temple Institute Heritage Foundation
Glick, 50, was shot in his upper body by a motorcyclist during an annual event organized by the Temple Mount and Eretz Yisrael Faithful Movement.
Magen David Adom paramedics evacuated him to the Shaare Zedek Medical Center in critical condition with injuries to his chest and abdomen. Continue Reading »
Huge sum donated by Nobel Peace Prize winner to refurbish UNRWA schools in Gaza – the same buildings which harbored rockets and then returned to Hamas when ‘discovered’.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Malala Yousafzai, the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate, is to donate $50,000 (39,000 euros) to help rebuild
United Nations schools in Gaza, the UNRWA said Wednesday.
Malala Yousufzai, – Reuters
The 17-year-old Pakistani children’s rights activist won the World Children’s Prize in Stockholm on Tuesday, and said she would donate all of that prize money to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency, UNRWA said in a statement.
“Innocent Palestinian children have suffered terribly and for too long,” UNRWA quoted Malala as saying. ”We must all work to ensure Palestinian boys and girls, and all children everywhere, receive a quality education in a safe environment.”
No fewer than three United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools were found, during the course of Israel’s 50-day Operation Protective Edge, to be serving for storage of rockets for the terrorist organizations Hamas and Islamic Jihad. Continue Reading »
Israel launches animated Japanese web series highlighting 2 young sisters visiting Israel in hopes of promoting Japanese tourism.
Israel’s ambassador: the goal is to ‘connect to Japanese pop culture & use anime to reach the youth by displaying Israel beyond the conflict.’
By Itamar Eichner
Meet Saki and Noriki – Israel’s new animated ambassadors to Japan. Israel’s embassy in Tokyo recently launched いいね！イスラエル or ‘Israel, Like!’, a new web series of the anime genre, in the hopes of enticing Japanese tourists to visit the holy land.
The unprecedented public relations campaign will involve no less than seven episodes in which Saki and her sister Moriki visit different parts of Israel, and of course fall in love. Continue Reading »