Tag Archive for Jerusalem

Israel’s Shin Bet: Hamas suicide terror cell arrested, explosives destroyed

RELEASED FOR PUBLICATION: IDF security force consisting of reserve soldiers, along with the Shin Bet and Magav Border Police uncovered a Hamas terror cell centered in Abbas’ Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Shechem (Nablus) and arrested the cell’s members at the end of April.
– WATCH IDF video of arrest & detonation of captured explosives.

By David Rosenberg

 

A massive terror cell organized by the Hamas terrorist organization planned a series of suicide bombings and other terror attacks against Israeli civilians and security forces, the Shin Bet internal security agency revealed on Sunday.

According to the report Sunday, the terror cell began operation in October of last year, and included roughly two dozen terrorists, nearly all of them members of the Gaza-based Hamas terror organization. Continue Reading »

Russia breaks from past policy, celebrates Russia Day reception in Jerusalem

Russia’s newly appointed ambassador to Israel, Anatoly Viktorov, said that holding Russia Day in Jerusalem was in line with Vladimir Putin’s statement last year, “that we view west Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”

By HERB KEINON

 

The annual Russia Day celebration put on by the Russian embassy took on added significance on Thursday because it was held in Jerusalem, the first national day to be held in the capital by any country in recent memory.

“I am delighted to be here,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu — who in the past has sent other ministers to the Russian Day celebrations — said in the picturesque Sergei Courtyard in Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Israel to host Global Forum on ‎Counterterrorism, Incitement and Cyber Threats

This coming week in Jerusalem, Homeland security ministers from 17 countries will be gathering for the annual Global Forum on ‎Counterterrorism, Incitement and Cyber Threats, which according to Israel’s Public security minister, is ‘recognition of Israel’s abilities.’

By Itsik Saban and Israel Hayom Staff

 

Top security officials from around the world are ‎slated to attend the first Global Forum on ‎Counterterrorism, Incitement and Cyber Threats in ‎Jerusalem next week.‎

The three-day conference, scheduled to be held ‎on June 12-14, is an initiative promoted by Public ‎Security Minister Gilad Erdan. President Reuven ‎Rivlin, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and ‎intelligence, police and military officials will ‎attend the symposium, alongside homeland and public ‎security ministers from the United States, Canada, ‎Germany, Albania, Romania, Azerbaijan, Greece, ‎Bulgaria, Rwanda, Hungary, Georgia, Ghana, Latvia, ‎Croatia, Paraguay, Lithuania, and Serbia.‎

Israel Cyber Defense – Israel Police Spokesperson Dept.

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🇵🇾 Paraguay moves embassy to Jerusalem next week 🇮🇱

Paraguay’s outgoing President Horacio Cartes fulfills promise to move his country’s embassy to Jerusalem before leaving office, with it’s official opening on Tuesday, following decisions of the U.S. and Guatemala.
– President-elect Mario Abdo Benitez said he wasn’t consulted on the subject.

By Associated Press

 

Paraguay’s President Horacio Cartes will open the country’s new embassy to Israel in Jerusalem on Tuesday, following similar steps by the United States and Guatemala.

Government spokesman Mariano Mercado said Cartes will leave for the trip to Israel on Saturday.The decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem has been controversial in Paraguay.

Paraguay’s President Horacio Cartes and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO

Last month, Cartes announced his intentions to move the Paraguay embassy from Herzliya to Jerusalem before the end of his government’s term on August 15. Continue Reading »

 🇬🇹 Guatemala Opens Its Embassy In Jerusalem 🇮🇱

In a festive ceremony President Jimmy Morales says as Guatemala becomes 2nd country after the US to open an embassy in Israel’s capital, “We are brothers, Israel holds a special place in our hearts.”
• PM Benjamin Netanyahu: We remember our friends and Guatemala is our friend.

By Shlomo Cesana, Mati Tuchfeld, Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff

 

Guatemala has opened its new embassy in Jerusalem, the second country to open an embassy in the Israeli capital after the United States.

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales dedicated the embassy Wednesday, two days after a high-powered American delegation marked the transfer of the U.S. Continue Reading »

Gov’t approves Jerusalem cable car to the Western Wall

The Israeli cabinet approves the cost of Jerusalem’s tourist cable car, at an expected cost of $56 million, with its 40 cars carrying 3,000 passengers an hour across 1.4 km beginning in 2021.

Arutz Sheva Staff

 

On Sunday, as Israelis marked the 51st Jerusalem Day, the Israeli cabinet approved the proposal of Tourism Minister Yariv Levin (Likud), to invest NIS 200 million ($56 million) – to be distributed equally between the Tourism Ministry and the Finance Ministry – in the construction of the tourist cable car project to Jerusalem’s Old City. The project will be implemented by the Jerusalem Development Authority. Continue Reading »

Major #BDSfail When Israel Won Eurovision Song Contest

After the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) worked hard to make sure Netta didn’t amass votes outside of Israel, they were devastated to learn Saturday night, it was a huge waste of time & money.
– Watch Netta’s winning performance.
– Watch Netanyahu’s reaction…it’s hilarious.

By Israel Today Staff

 

War with Iran seems more likely than ever, and the United States is about to move its embassy to Jerusalem. But on Sunday morning Israelis could talk of little else than the nation’s victory at the Eurovision song contest.

Final tally of top 26 of 43 entries to the 63rd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest.

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PLO official announces punitive steps to protest US embassy move to J’lem

To protest Trump’s relocation of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, a PLO official announced plans to prosecute Israelis at The Hague, to encourage attacks on Israeli civilians, and the opening of a PA municipality for the Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem to undermine Jewish sovereignty.

By David Rosenberg

 

Palestinian Authority leaders warned Tuesday they will organize mass protests and hold a “Day of Rage” next Monday in protest of the planned relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem’s Arnona neighborhood.

According to a report by the PA-mouthpiece WAFA, Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) executive committee member Ahmad Majdalani listed a number of steps the PA is planning in protest of the Trump administration’s decision to move the US embassy to Israel’s capital city. Continue Reading »

Giro d’Italia cycling Grand Tour begins Friday, in Jerusalem

For the first time, the most prestigious sporting event ever hosted in Israel, the Giro d’Italia cycling Grand Tour will start their race in Jerusalem on Friday.
• The event features 4-time Tour de France champ Christopher Clive Froome, OBE, the British cyclist racing for the UCI ProTeam Team Sky.

By Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff

 

After resolving a brief crisis over the status of its capital, Israel is ready to finally get things underway this week with its historic hosting of the Giro d’Italia cycling race.

The world’s best riders will start the race in Jerusalem on Friday in the first time a cycling Grand Tour will ever be held outside Europe. Continue Reading »

Descendants of Nazis plan marches in 35 cities around the world – for Israel

The group founded by descendants of Nazis, March of Life, will be marking Israel’s 70th Independence Day with organized marches in 35 cities, culminating with 6,000 marching in Jerusalem.
• The group of German Christians & descendants of Nazis, work to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive and to combat anti-Semitism.

Israel Hayom

 

Thirty-five cities in Europe, the United States and Latin America will hold marches to mark Israel’s 70th anniversary next month in a series of events being organized by March of Life, a group of German Christians and descendants of Nazis who work to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive and to combat anti-Semitism. Continue Reading »

Contestant challenges question, says Jerusalem is capital of Israel, not Tel Aviv

On-air controversy erupts on an Argentine TV game show when contestants are asked, “Tel Aviv is the capital of what country?”
• A contestant challenged the question, saying ‘Israel is probably what I should say, but that is not the correct answer.

By Shlomi Diaz

 

The popular Argentine game show “La Tribuna de Guido” outraged the local Jewish community last week when contestants on Friday’s show were asked, “Tel Aviv is the capital of which country?”

The program, which airs on the local Canal 13 station, pits contestants against each other with trivia questions, with the goal of winning a car. Continue Reading »

Netanyahu opens Israel’s exhibit at U.N. honoring 3000 years of Jewish History

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, “This is a magnificent exhibit… cherished by us… the friends of the Jewish people, and the friends of truth. And is being denied by those who seek to erase the history of our people, our connection to our land, and our connection to our eternal capital, Jerusalem.”

By DANIEL J. ROTH

 

NEW YORK – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu opened a special exhibit at the United Nations on Thursday that presents historical evidence of the Jewish people’s presence in Jerusalem centuries before the Christian era.

UN Ambassador Danny Danon (L) and Minister Zeev Elkin (R) – Israel gov’t photos

Titled  “3,000 Years of History: Jews in Jerusalem,” the exhibit was initiated by UN Ambassador Danny Danon and MK Zeev Elkin (Likud), Minister of of Jerusalem and Heritage and Environmental Protection. Continue Reading »

Guard tower being erected outside Damascus Gate in Jerusalem sparks criticism

Israel Police observation posts being erected outside the Damascus Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City are part of enhanced security measures announced last summer, including additional surveillance cameras and more security personnel.
 – Arab resident of Jerusalem, ‘This makes me sad, and angry.’
 – Public Security Minister Erdan,  ‘Damascus Gate is going through a revolution.’

By John T. Huddy, The Media Line

 

A new Israeli Border Police guard tower stands at the base of the Damascus Gate entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City.It’s a noticeable part of the landscape and an example of Israel’s increased security presence at the ancient entrance to the Muslim Quarter, which in the recent past has been a flashpoint for violence. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre closes its doors in protest

The proposals being protested by the Church is to block Jerusalem municipality’s intention to apply property tax on land used solely for commercial enterprises, and allow the State of Israel eminent domain expropriations, ending the Church’s extensive land sales in Israel’s capital by the Catholic Church & Greek Orthodox Church to private and/or foreign companies.

By Mordechai Sones

 

Christian leaders today took the rare step of closing the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, in protest of Israeli tax measures and a proposed property law.

Tomb of Jesus inside the edicule Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Jerusalem -Photo: Wikipedia

The decision was made in protest against the bill, which is expected to be discussed today by the Ministerial Committee on Legislation, allowing the State to expropriate land that the churches have sold since 2010, as well as to protest the Municipality’s intention to collect municipal property taxes. Continue Reading »

Egyptian authorities asking TV celebrities to tell Palestinians to accept Jerusalem declaration

Egyptian officials says that since many other renowned Muslims in the region have acknowledged that Jerusalem doesn’t really hold much religious significance for Islam, there’s really no reason why the Palestinians can’t accept Ramallah as their capital.

By Israel Today Staff

 

In a hushed, roundabout way, Egyptian authorities are pressing the Palestinians to accept US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel as the new reality.

A senior intelligence officer speaking on behalf of Egypt’s defense establishment was taped phoning a number of popular local television talk show hosts to encourage them to deliver that message to their viewers. Continue Reading »