After continued violence on the Temple Mount, Israel ignores Jordan’s disapproval, holy site remains closed as Israel security forces continue their investigation and instals magnometers at Temple Mount entrances and closed circuit cameras around the Temple Mount.
By Hezki Baruch
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Saturday evening participated in a telephone conference about the situation on the Temple Mount.
Temple Mount – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
Participating in the teleconference were Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud), Israel Police Chief Roni Alsheikh, Shabak Director Nadav Argaman, and Jerusalem District Police Commander Yoram Halevi.
During the discussion, the decision was made to gradually reopen the Temple Mount to worshipers, tourists, and visitors beginning on Sunday afternoon. Continue Reading »
Investigative report lays out how Turkey is spending tens of millions in Jerusalem, forging ties with radical Islamist elements inside Israel who have harassed & physically assaulted Jews visiting the Temple Mount, just to stir up tension and undermine all attempts at coexistence.
By Uzi Baruch
Turkey is spending tens of millions of dollars to gain a foothold inside Israel’s capital city and to stir up tensions between Arab residents and Israelis, a new investigative report claims.
According to the report, set to be published in full by journalist Nadav Shragi this coming Friday in Yisrael Hashavua, since 2004 some $63 million from Turkish NGOs and the Turkish government have gone to organizations in eastern Jerusalem dedicated to “defending and strengthening the Muslim heritage and character of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Opposition Leader, MK Isaac Herzog: This is first step in protecting Israeli democracy.
• Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon: Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement endangers Israel’s security & collaborates with terrorist groups.
• Arab sector to hold a general strike on Thursday.
By Israel Hayom Staff
The Diplomatic-Security Cabinet’s unanimous decision on Tuesday to outlaw the Islamic Movement’s Northern Branch was widely praised by most Knesset members, although Israeli Arab politicians were critical of the move.
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon – Photo: Dudi Vaaknin
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon (Likud) said, “[The Northern Branch] endangers the security of the State of Israel and, according to information we’ve gathered, collaborates with Palestinian terrorist organizations, including Hamas, with the aim of inflaming the area and spurring on violence.” Continue Reading »
The verdict sends Raed Salah, the leader of the extremist Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement, to begin 11 months incarceration for incitement in a speech given in 2007.
Raed Salah, the leader of the extremist Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement, had his appeal rejected in the Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday and will have to serve the 11-month sentence he received in March for incitement in a speech he gave in 2007.
Sheikh Raed Salah – Photo: REUTERS
Salah is scheduled to begin serving his sentence on November 15.
The verdict comes at a sensitive time of daily terrorist attacks by Palestinians against Israelis. Continue Reading »
A bill in the Knesset to blacklist the Islamic Movement in Israel, which was behind Jerusalem rioting and lauded ‘3rd Intifada’, is up for approval by Ministerial Committee for Legislation.
By Tova Dvorin
Yisrael Beytenu MK Alex Miller’s bill to blacklist the Islamic Movement in Israel will be reviewed by the Ministerial Committee for Legislation on Sunday, and if passed, would strike a major blow against Islamists blamed for the continued Arab rioting in Jerusalem and elsewhere.
The Islamic Movement’s northern branch, headed by Sheikh Raed Salah, was named by Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz as the prime culprit behind the rise of Arab rioting in Jerusalem and in northern Israel last week. Continue Reading »
The Islamic Movement‘s northern branch needs to be outlawed for openly undermining the sovereignty of the State of Israel, while cynically exploiting the institutions & basic values of a Jewish and democratic country.
By Yuval Karni
With the opening of the Knesset’s winter session on Monday, Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has instructed Yisrael Beiteinu MK Alex Miller to push a bill proposal meant to outlaw the northern branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel.
Sheikh Raed Salah (right), leader of the Islamic Movement’s northern branch, escorted (03/04/2014) to begin his 8 months in prison for inciting to violence in a 2007 speech – REUTERS
The proposal, submitted on Monday, noted that: “Recently, we’ve witnessed the strengthening of radical Islam in our region, spreading a lot of death and destruction while demolishing the rule of law. Continue Reading »
Sheikh Salah, who was on the deadly Mavi Marmara flotilla, used the defense that he accused Catholics, not Jews, of eating children’s blood in their bread.
The Jerusalem Magistrate’s Court has convicted Sheikh Raed Salah of incitement. Salah, who heads the northern branch of the extremist Islamic Movement, currently faces other charges of incitement, as well.
The conviction relates to a speech Salah made in Jerusalem on February 16, 2007. Speaking to a crowd in the Wadi Joz neighborhood, Salah said that children’s blood has never been used to prepare the food eaten at meals to break the Ramadan fast. Continue Reading »