International pressure campaign is at the center of a massive real estate battle to prevent any Jewish presence in the Old City of Jerusalem. They completely ignore the fact that the Petra Hotel was also originally owned by Jews throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries.
By Israel National News
Written and living evidence of the history of Jerusalem’s Old City provides evidence a contentious building located near the Jaffa Gate and known as the Petra Hotel was owned by Jews until 1931.
The Jewish Ateret Cohanim association recently entered the facility after purchasing it from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate 20 years ago. Continue Reading »
The 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist from Qabatiya, located in the Palestinian Authority, came armed with an improvised submachine gun and neutralized while shooting at highly trained Border Police officers standing at the entrance to Jerusalem’s Old City.
By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
A terrorist attack took place in Jerusalem’s Old City on Monday evening, Israel Police reported.
Police reported a shooting incident at the Lion’s Gate in the Old City between an armed terrorist and police officers who were on the scene.
The Palestinian manufactured weapon used to attack police officers in Jerusalem’s Old City, December 21, 2020 – Photo courtesy: ISRAEL POLICE
The suspect, reportedly a 17-year-old Palestinian from Qabatiya in the northern West Bank, was armed with a Carlo-type submachine gun according to police, and shot at a police post before being neutralized by Border Police officers. Continue Reading »
UPDATED with Police CC VIDEO: A 19 yr-old border policeman was moderately wounded by a Palestinian terrorist Monday evening near the Lions’ Gate to the Old City of Jerusalem.
– The assailant, neutralized by the police, succumbed to his wounds.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
An Arab man attempted to stab a border police officer in a suspected terror attack in the Old City of Jerusalem Monday night. The attack took place near the Lions Gate.
One officer was moderately wounded in the attack.
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40 yr-old policeman lightly stabbed when two young Palestinians rushed a Police unit at entrance to Old City of Jerusalem; quick reaction left one terrorist shot dead, the other severely wounded.
– WATCH CCTV of attack.
By Yael Freidson, Yishay Porat
A 40-year-old policeman was stabbed by two Palestinians in the Old City of Jerusalem Thursday evening.
One of the attackers was shot and killed by security forces, while the other was severely wounded and evacuated to a hospital.
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Ending a 14 yr-long battle, Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled that the Greek Orthodox Church must honor its 99 year lease of 3 prime Old City properties in Jerusalem it signed with an Israeli Jewish Organization.
By David Lazarus
Israel’s Supreme Court has ruled that the Greek Orthodox Church must honor the lease of its properties to Ateret Cohanim, an Israeli Jewish organization committed to creating a Jewish majority in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Outside the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP
The prime church properties inside the popular Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City were leased for 99 years in 2004 to Ateret Cohanim, also known as the Crown of Jerusalem
The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, which owns the properties, fought the decision in court claiming that their finance director at the time was bribed by the Israelis into making the lease transaction. Continue Reading »
ANALYSIS: Saudi Arabia, Marocco and Erdogan’s Islamist regime in Turkey are strategically interfering in Israel’s internal affairs by funding & inciting Arab activists, and it’s no coincidence that the Wakf & Palestinians are now taking steps to control the Temple Mount, just as Trump’s special advisor has begun to advance the ‘Deal of the Century.’
By Yochanan Visser
Once again Palestinian Arab Muslims, backed by foreign actors, try to stir up unrest over the Temple Mount where they have built numerous unauthorized buildings and mosques.
Last Friday, thousands of Arab Muslims chanting “Allah Hu Akbar broke the status quo on the Temple Mount again when they entered an area known as the Golden Gate or Bab al-Rahma (Gate of Mercy) in Arabic. Continue Reading »
The Old City’s The Gate of Mercy, (or Shaar HaRachamim in Hebrew), also called the Golden Gate, was sealed off by Suleiman the Magnificent in 1541, to prevent the Jewish Messiah, or the Anointed One, Elijah, from passing through, but last week a group of Arab worshipers removed an iron gate that was placed by the Israel Police in 2003 to prevent political activists from entering the Holy site.
BY KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Palestinians declared victory over the weekend after reopening a site on the Temple Mount that had been closed by Israel in 2003.
Thousands of Palestinians, chanting “Allahu Akbar!” Continue Reading »