Tag Archive for East Jerusalem

Palestinian renew campaign to target Arabs selling property to Jews


Anti-Israel activists operating under the banner of the “National Work Commission,” backed by the Palestinian Authority, are promoting throughout the Arab neighborhoods, a new push to stop Jewish acquisition of land or property in Jerusalem.

By Ari Soffer


A group of Muslim activists in Jerusalem, backed by the Palestinian Authority, have launched a new campaign to deter Muslims from selling property to Jews in the Israeli capital.

Poster: elderofziyon.blogspot.com

Activists operating under the banner of the “National Work Commission” declared the campaign last week at a public press conference, and have since been promoting it throughout Arab neighborhoods.

Their campaign, first reported by veteran Israeli-Arab journalist Khaled Abu-Toameh, has raised fears that the PA and other Arab terrorist groups may resume a policy of extrajudicial executions of Arabs accused of engaging in real estate transactions with Jews. Continue Reading »

Report: Herzog capitulates to Palestinians under signed secret agreement


In an Israel TV10 report, the Zionist Union chief signed a secret agreement to divide Jerusalem, accepts ‘right of return’ for Palestinian Arabs into Israel, and the surrender of Judea and Samaria.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Opposition leader and Zionist Union chief Isaac Herzog agreed to far reaching concessions on the eve of the 2015 election, a report by Channel 10 on Sunday revealed.

Herzog, who prior to the election was seen as a viable candidate for Prime Minister, signed a secret letter of understanding with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, agreeing to a number of long-standing Arab demands. Continue Reading »

Israel Police demolish ‘martyrs’ park in Arab neighborhood of Jerusalem 


After demolishing the obscene memorial garden in a Jerusalem Arab neighborhood commemorating terrorists who were killed while attacking Jews, Israel’s Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan said, ‘Police will act decisively against any display of incitement & support for terror against Israel.’

By Efrat Forsher


Jerusalem District police officers and city officials on Tuesday demolished a memorial garden in the Arab neighborhood of Ras al-Amud in east Jerusalem, which was created to commemorate terrorists — or “shahids” according to the garden’s founders — who have been killed during the current wave of violence.

A picture of a “shahid” at the park in east Jerusalem

The garden was created several weeks ago. Continue Reading »

Muslims Outraged Israel Rebuilds Synagogue Destroyed By Jordanians in 1948

The Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue, destroyed by Jordan when Israel lost East Jerusalem in the 1948 war, is finally being rebuilt, but in opposition to Arab leaders screaming “occupation”.

By Dalit Halevy


The start of a project to rebuild the Tiferet Yisrael synagogue in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City is infuriating Muslims. The synagogue was built in the 1860s but blown up by the Jordanian army in 1948.

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The Old City of Jerusalem in the early 20th century. The Jewish quarter is at the bottom of the image. The two large domes are the Hurva Synagogue (Bottom Left) and the Tiferet Yisrael Synagogue (Bottom Right).

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Jerusalem Palestinians continue to break taboo by seeking Israeli citizenship

Although, the majority of East Jerusalem Arabs refuse Israeli citizenship, more Palestinians are requesting it, acknowledging the lack of a peace deal, a weaker legal status, and simple pragmatism. 

By Reuters


“I declare I will be a loyal citizen of the state of Israel,” reads the oath that must be sworn by all naturalized Israeli citizens. Increasingly, they are words being uttered by Palestinians.

In East Jerusalem, which Israel captured from Jordan during the 1967 Middle East war and later annexed, issues of Palestinian identity are layered with complexity.

While Israel regards the east of the city as part of Israel, the estimated 300,000 Palestinians that live there do not. Continue Reading »

Police shot dead Arab driver in vehicular terror-attack injuring 2 Policemen in Jerusalem

Male & female Magav officers light-to-moderately wounded in morning vehicular  terror-attack while on patrol in Jerusalem’s Arab neighborhood of A-Tur.

A Palestinian terrorist was shot and killed Wednesday morning after driving his vehicle into two Border Police officers in east Jerusalem’s A-Tur neighborhood.

Damaged car at scene after terrorist intentionally hit 2 MAGAV Policemen

According to Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld, the attack took place shortly before 10 a.m. when the unidentified assailant rammed his car into a male and female officer, who sustained light-to moderate wounds to their legs and hips.


“The terrorist drove into them while they were on patrol in A-Tur and both were treated at the scene and then evacuated to Hadassah University Medical Center in Ein Kerem and Shaare Zedic Medical Center,” he said. Continue Reading »

Israel re-approves 900 new homes for East Jerusalem neighborhood

US State Dept says plans are ‘damaging & inconsistent’ with resolving Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
UN chief ‘concerned’ by plans to build homes in Jewish neighborhood.

By The Associated Press


Israel has approved 900 new homes in East Jerusalem Jewish neighborhood Ramat Shlomo, watchdog Peace Now said Thursday.

Construction in Ramat Shlomo – Photo: AFP/File

Israel first announced the plans in 2010 during Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Israel, sparking a diplomatic spat with Washington.

US State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke on Thursday called it “damaging and inconsistent” with resolving the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians with a two state solution. Continue Reading »

Buses to run in Jerusalem on Shabbat

The “Shabus” bus line will begin operating with 3 mini-buses from an east Jerusalem transportation company from 8 pm Friday night to 2 am on Saturdays.


The Cooperative Transportation Association of Jerusalem will begin operating its new “Shabus” program next weekend, introducing buses that will run between Jerusalem neighborhoods and the city’s nightlife destinations on Friday night.

Members of the Cooperative Transportation Association of Jerusalem holding signs for the new bus line that will run on Shabbat, called “Shabus” – Photo: Ori Katzman

Public transportation in the vast majority of Israeli cities does not operate on Shabbat. Continue Reading »

Plan Approved For 2,200 New Arab Homes In East Jerusalem

Israel’s District Planning & Building Committee invites submission for building thousands of new homes in Arab East Jerusalem.

By Roi Yanovsky


The Interior Ministry’s District Planning and Building Committee on Monday invited the submission of a master plan for the construction of 2,200 new housing units for the Arab sector in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber. As part of the plan, several hundreds of housing units built illegally will also be retroactively approved.

Construction in East Jerusalem – Photo: AFP

The decision was approved despite strong objection from right-wing activists. Aryeh King, a member of the Jerusalem city council who is leading the charge against the plan, sent an urgent letter to Interior Minister Gilad Erdan on Sunday, claiming there are issues with the project, because in reality, according to him, many more units will be built than initially planned. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem municipality approves permits for 380 housing units in E. Jerusalem neighborhoods


Meretz members says Jerusalem officials are compromising any chance of reaching agreement with Palestinians by taking advantage of elections to expand ‘settlements’.



Israeli authorities gave final approval on Wednesday for the construction of 380 new housing units in two areas of annexed East Jerusalem, a local official said.

The Har Homa neighborhood in East Jerusalem. (Photo: AFP)

The Har Homa neighborhood in East Jerusalem. – Photo: AFP

“The municipal commission has given construction permits for 307 homes in Ramot and 73 in Har Homa,” Yosef Pepe Alalu, a Jerusalem city councelor with the opposition Meretz party, told AFP.

He said local officials were taking advantage of attention focused on Israeli elections due in March to expand settlements. Continue Reading »

Palestinian Muslims Regularly Attack Jerusalem Church

Staff of Living Bread International Church are subjected to constant vandalism, thief, intimidation & even physical attacks after church refused to sell & leave East Jerusalem.

By Israel Today Staff


A church in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Musrara has for months been facing regular attacks by local Arab Muslims over its refusal to sell the property and move out.

Living Bread International Church in Jerusalem

Living Bread International Church has ministry centers in Jerusalem, Gaza and Jericho. It has a 20-year lease on the Jerusalem location, but was recently told by a gang of Arab residents that it must vacate the premises, which is situated near the Old City. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem Arab arrested for incitement against Israelis on Facebook page

The Old City resident’s personal Facebook account page praised the terrorist who ran down & killed Israelis at the Jerusalem light rail & called for additional ramming attacks “for the sake of Jerusalem.”


An Arab resident of the Old City of Jerusalem was arrested on suspicion of spreading violent propaganda on his Facebook page, police announced Monday.


Screenshot of Mahmoud Asila’s Facebook page, with writing in Arab calling to “Run over people for the sake of Jerusalem”. – Photo: Facebook screenshot

Mahmoud Asila, 32, was arrested last Tuesday for posting photos and videos deemed as “incitement,” which called for running over security forces and for inciting car attacks against Israelis in general. Continue Reading »

Israeli police seize weapons called ‘Christmas decorations’ destined to E. Jerusalem Arabs

Israel Police suspect that the weapons in the 2 containers, which included fireworks, knives & electroshock devices, were meant to be given to Palestinian protesters.


Three suspects from northern Israel are in custody after taking possession of two shipping containers full of fireworks, knives, swords and electroshock weapons, according to the Israel Police.


Israeli police inspect the contents of containers in which weapons were found under the guise of Christmas decorations, 2014. – Photo: Israel Police

A gag order on the seizure was lifted on Thursday.

The containers were shipped from China under the guise of Christmas decorations and addressed to a resident of Beit Hanina, a largely Christian neighborhood in East Jerusalem.

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Israel OK’s 78 new home construction for East Jerusalem

Jerusalem’s municipal planning committee authorized 28 new homes in Ramot and 50 homes in Har Homa.

Palestinians Authority accuse Jerusalem of trying to ’cause more tension, pushing towards further escalation.

By Reuters


Israel on Wednesday approved the construction of 78 new homes in two settlements on West Bank land adjacent to Jerusalem, likely to aggravate Palestinian anger at a time when violence has flared, including a deadly attack on a synagogue.

Construction in Har Homa neighborhood in East Jerusalem (Photo: AFP)

Construction in Har Homa neighborhood in East Jerusalem – Photo: AFP

Jerusalem’s municipal planning committee authorized 50 new housing units in the Jewish neighborhood Har Homa and 28 in Ramot, a municipal spokeswoman said. Continue Reading »

Watch MAGAV Officer Kills Jerusalem Terrorist: ‘Any Officer Would Act in Exact Same Way’


The unidentified Border Guard police (MAGAV) officer recounts the moment the terrorist “noticed us,” and “ran towards us,” as he describes reacting to the berserk terrorist.


After a Hamas-affiliated terrorist from east Jerusalem killed a Border Police officer and wounded 14 others in a vehicular terror attack on Wednesday, the man who took him down speaks out.

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Border Police officer who shot and killed terrorist in Jerusalem attack, November 5. Photo by ISRAEL POLICE

The Border Police officer who fired at least 10 shots at the terrorist, described the scene as it unfolded: “We noticed a car ram into a number of police officers and civilians near the light rail.” Continue Reading »