After Palestinian administrative official condemned US diplomats for their planned participation in the upcoming City of David event as supporting the ‘Judaization’ of Jerusalem, the US envoy snapped back saying, ‘We can’t ‘Judaize’ what history and archeology already prove.’
By Tal Polon
US envoy Jason Greenblatt on Sunday slammed the PA for accusing the US of supporting the “Judaization” of Jerusalem, calling the claim “ludicrous.”
King David’s Citadel in Jerusalem’s ‘Old City’ – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
The PA claim was connected to expected US participation in an inaugural ceremony for the “Pilgrim’s Road” at the City of David excavation site near the Old City of Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
In one of most-visited locations in the world, visitors in Jerusalem will now be able to reach the Western Wall in just minutes, thanks to a new project which aims to ease congestion in the ancient city.
– Palestinian neighborhoods above which the cable cars will pass, oppose the project.
By Yael Fridson
Seventy-one years after a cable car brought in supplies for besieged fighters on Mount Zion during Israel’s War of Independence in 1948, cable cars are making a comeback in the capital.
The National Infrastructure Committee has approved a plan to build cable cars to transport people in and out of the Old City by air. Continue Reading »
Having become superfluous in East Jerusalem, closing the consulate which functioned as the de facto embassy for the Palestinians prompted their petulant official, Saeb Erekat, to say its closure was “the final nail in the coffin” for the US as a peace negotiator.
By The Associated Press
The United States on Monday officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the US Embassy to Israel.
For decades, the consulate functioned as a de facto embassy to the Palestinians. Now, that outreach will be handled by a Palestinian affairs unit, under the command of the embassy. Continue Reading »
Israeli PM Netanyahu today met with the UN Ambassador’s delegation organized and hosted by Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon. WATCH: “The important thing is not merely to see the truth, which you will in this visit, it is to speak the truth,” with Netanyahu saying with emphasis, “We want to see you change your votes.”
By Hezki Baruch
As Israeli UN Ambassador Danny Danon hosts a delegation of UN ambassadors in Israel, he spoke with Arutz Sheva ahead of an aerial tour of Israel and the Hezbollah terror tunnels in the north. He said such a tour was the best way to explain to the ambassadors the challenges that Israel faces. Continue Reading »
Former-Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat had been advocating for the closure of the Hamas endorsed UNRWA schools for years, arguing that all the schools in metropolitan Jerusalem should be overseen by the Israel Ministry of Education.
By Israel Today Staff
The Israeli government has decided to shut down schools operated by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Arab neighborhoods of Jerusalem.
While there are numerous refugee populations in the world, the only one enjoying the support of its own dedicated UN agency (UNRWA) is the so-called Palestinian “refugee” population (though it is debatable whether or not they can even be called genuine refugees). Continue Reading »
Report: Honduras ready to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – but for a price.
By David Rosenberg
Honduras is prepared to relocate its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – but at a price – according to a report by Channel 2 Sunday evening.
Lawmakers in the Central American nation of nine million backed the embassy move in April, passing a non-binding resolution calling on President Juan Orlando Hernandez to follow the US and Guatemala in moving their embassies to Jerusalem.
Netanyahu meets with President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández – Photo: Kobi Gideon/GPO
According to Channel 2 Sunday, the Hernandez administration is prepared to move the Honduran embassy to Jerusalem, and as has even drawn up a plan for undertaking the move, with a possible site already chosen for a Jerusalem embassy. Continue Reading »
Palestinian Authority’s senior negotiator Saeb Erekat expressed dissatisfaction with Australia’s recognition of ‘west’ Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, insisting, “All of Jerusalem remains a final status issue for negotiations, while East Jerusalem, under international law, is an integral part of the occupied Palestinian territory.”
By Ryan Jones
Australia’s decision on Saturday to officially recognize the western half of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel prompted a number of outbursts, some of them very, very revealing.
The government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu expressed disappointment that, unlike US President Donald Trump, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison only acknowledged Israeli sovereignty over half of the Holy City, and did not commit to moving his nation’s embassy there. Continue Reading »
Two Israel Border Police officers sustained light & moderate wounds from stabbing attack by Palestinian terrorist in Jerusalem’s Old City. – Terrorist dead. – WATCH CCTV of knife-attack
By Elad Benari
Two police officers were wounded in a stabbing attack at the Hospice junction in the Old City of Jerusalem on Thursday morning.
A 20-year-old female Border Police officer who suffered moderate injuries as evacuated to the Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital. A 21-year-old male officer with light injuries was evacuated to the Shaare Zedek Hospital.
Other police officers who were at the scene neutralized and killed the terrorist.
The Euromonitor reports Israel’s capital is poised to see a 38% spike in inbound tourism by end of 2018. • Figures indicate Jerusalem’s increasing popularity is due to “relative stability and a strong marketing push.”
By Ilan Gattegno
Jerusalem is poised to become the world’s leading city in tourism growth, according to a new report by leading market research firm Euromonitor.
According to the report, the number of tourists around the world will hit 1.4 billion in 2018, an increase of 5% over last year. Jerusalem is set to lead in growth, with an expected 37.5% following a “more modest” increase of 32% in 2017. Continue Reading »
While planners view the capital’s cable car project as an innovative solution to traffic woes, critical architects and activists call it an eyesore, a ‘Disneyfication’ of the sacred city, or as the Palestinians put it, a ploy to further ‘Judaize’ Jerusalem.
By Associated Press
An Israeli plan to build a cable car to Jerusalem’s historic Old City has united architects and Palestinian activists in opposition to a project they say is both an eyesore and a ploy to entrench Israeli control over the city’s contested eastern sector.
Developers say the proposed project is meant to relieve snarling traffic and will ferry some 3,000 tourists an hour from the western sector directly to the Old City, in east Jerusalem. Continue Reading »
After Palestinian Authority’s autocrat leader Mahmoud Abbas began a campaign against east Jerusalem resident on suspicion of selling land or property to Jews, Israel’s security forces raided the Palestinian General Intelligence offices, confiscating the office’s computers & documents that detailed the PA’s racist and apartheid activities. – 2 Palestinians were wounded during the raid.
By Elior Levy and Yoav Zitun
The Palestinian Authority (PA) has been waging a fierce campaign against Palestinians selling real estate and lands in east Jerusalem to Jews.
The campaign began several months ago when the PA decided to launch an all-out-war against east Jerusalem residents, who sold lands to Jews and right-wing NGOs, which the authority deemed as treason. Continue Reading »
“These are provocative and illegal steps that will only destabilize security and stability in the region,” Ashrawi, a member of the PLO executive committee, told AFP.
Brazilian President-elect Jair Bolsonaro (left) and PLO official Hanan Ashrawi (right) – Photos: Wikimedia
“It is very unfortunate that Brazil has joined this negative alliance against international law,” she said, referring to a small number of countries supporting the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move its embassy there. Continue Reading »
A senior Roman Catholic official, along with heads of the Greek Orthodox and Armenian churches in Jerusalem condemn the proposed draft legislation they say is aimed at expropriating property that the church has been subletting to commercial businessmen.
Three major Holy Land churches on Friday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to block draft legislation they said was aimed at expropriating their property.
In a letter to Netanyahu seen by AFP, heads of the Armenian and Greek Orthodox churches in Jerusalem and a senior Roman Catholic official condemned the bill as “disgraceful.”They said its inclusion on the agenda of a government committee meeting scheduled for Sunday reneged on previous commitments to withdraw the law. Continue Reading »
A family member sought the help of the U.S. State Department when his Palestinian-American relative was arrested by Mahmoud Abbas’ PA for suspicion of receiving $25,000 in the sale of a house in east Jerusalem to Jews.
US decision to merge its Jerusalem embassy and the consulate that was primarily used by the Arab residents, is not tied to a change on Jerusalem’s final status, but rather, “to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our [State Department] operations.”
By JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff
The U.S. embassy in Jerusalem and the U.S. consulate in eastern Jerusalem, which primarily serves Palestinian-Americans, will merge, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. – Photo: U.S. Department of State
The diplomatic mission will be located at the embassy site on Agron Street in the center of Jerusalem, according to the announcement issued on Thursday. Continue Reading »
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