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 »
PM Netanyahu warns of Raed Salah and a recent resurgence in videos & messages posted on Palestinian social media about alleged harm that Israel is doing to change the status quo at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in order to ignite further armed confrontations against Israelis.
By Natasha Rowland
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday warned that there are ongoing attempts to reignite dwindling tensions in Jerusalem ahead of Pesach, particularly surrounding the Temple Mount.
Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu pointed the finger at the leader of the banned northern branch of the Islamic Movement, Raed Salah. 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 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 »
Israel’s Shin Bet security services reveal how Hamas paid young men monthly salaries to prevent a Jewish presence on the Temple Mount.
The Shin Bet (Israel’s Security Agency) announced Thursday that a senior Hamas operative arrested at the Allenby bridge last month revealed during interrogation that Hamas uses the Islamic Movement in Israel as a front to promote its activities within Israel, according to the Jerusalem Post.
Policemen guard the Esplanade of the Mosques in jerusalem on May 26, 2014 – Photo: Thomas Coex / AFP
The operative, Mahmoud Toama, a member of the main economic council of Hamas as well as Hamas’ General Shura Council, provided the security agency with information on Hamas activities in Jerusalem as well as the organization’s funding sources and international relationships. Continue Reading »
The Islamic Movement’s northern branch demonstrated outside the US embassy. They warn Americans that a visit to Al-Aqsa with Israeli escorts will show Obama is pro-occupation.
Two weeks before Barack Obama’s expected arrival in Israel, Raed Salah, the leader of the Islamic Movement’s northern branch, warned of the possible implications of the president’s visit to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.
No to Obama-Israeli Al-Aqsa visit – Photo: Ido Erez
Dozens of the movement’s supporters demonstrated outside the US Embassy in Tel Aviv and called on Obama to avoid entering the Temple Mount with an Israeli escort. Continue Reading »