Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, visit Judaism’s Western Wall in Jerusalem wrapping up the Vice President’s first state visit to Israel, before their flight home. – Watch video of his visit.
By David Rosenberg
Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen visited the Western Wall in Jerusalem Tuesday afternoon, capping off the Vice President’s first state visit to Israel.
The Pences at the Western Wall, Jerusalem 23, Jan 2018 – Screenshot: YouTube
Seal was discovered in Jerusalem’s Old City during excavation of First Temple era building near Western Wall Plaza. • Israel Antiquities Authority says artifact was likely attached to shipment or sent as souvenir on behalf of the governor.
By Yori Yalon, Reuters and Israel Hayom Staff
Israeli archaeologists revealed a 2,700-year-old clay seal impression that they said belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem.
The artifact, inscribed in an ancient Hebrew script as “belonging to the governor of the city,” was likely attached to a shipment or sent as a souvenir on behalf of the governor, the most prominent local position held in Jerusalem at the time, the Israel Antiquities Authority said. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Transportation Minister Katz, “The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I decided to call the train station that leads to it after President Trump, following his historic and brave decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel.” – WATCH video of station construction
A new train station that will be built next to the Western Wall will be named after US President Donald Trump, announced Transportation Minister Israel Katz on Tuesday.
“The Western Wall is the holiest place for the Jewish people, and I decided to call the train station that leads to it after President Trump following his historic and brave decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of the State of Israel,” said Katz. Continue Reading »
When the 23 yr-old woman entered the men’s section of the Kotel, she was forceable covered and taken to a rest-room until she was escorted out of the Western Wall Plaza by police, for removing her clothes.
By David Rosenberg
Jerusalem police escorted a 23-year old woman out of the Western Wall Plaza Sunday morning after she removed her clothes.
Police and Western Wall Plaza guards covered the young woman up as she was removed from the area and taken in for questioning.
Witnesses say the woman suddenly began stripping in front of the Western Wall, prompting worshippers to notify plaza guards. Continue Reading »
The cost of Jerusalem’s express cable car is expected to be $55 million, most of which will come from the Ministry of Tourism, and the 40 cars will carry 3,000 passengers an hour across 1.4 km beginning in 2021.
By Itamar Eichner
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the unification of Jerusalem, the government approved the cable car project in Jerusalem on Sunday, led by Tourism Minister Yariv Levin.The cable car will provide a solution to the problem of difficult access to the Western Wall and will provide quick and convenient access to about 130,000 visitors and tourists visiting the Western Wall every week. Continue Reading »
After unnamed U.S. diplomat questioned Israel’s claim to the Western Wall, Nikki Haley said, “I’m not real sure what happened with that issue, but I know they’re trying to fix that. … We’ve always thought the Western Wall was part of Israel.”
By Shlomo Cesana, Yori Yalon, Eli Leon, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff
The Western Wall is part of Israel and the U.S. Embassy should be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Tuesday in an interview with CBN News, ahead of President Donald Trump’s visit to Israel next week. Continue Reading »
David Friedman, the new US Ambassador to Israel, speaks about Donald Trump’s position on the Western Wall, Jonathan Pollard, and the eventual relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
In an interview with the Israel Hayom newspaper, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman spoke about the Trump administration’s stance on moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
“I know that US President Donald Trump is speaking with all relevant parties on the matter before he makes his final decision,” Friedman said. “This is his decision and I will let him speak for himself, when he deems the time right.”
US Ambassador David Friedman’s first stop on the job in Israel was the Western Wall – Facebook screenshot
“I told him of my opinion, but mine is one of many.
White House issues prompt and decisive response: Remarks made earlier today by American diplomats in Israel that suggested the Western Wall is not part of Israel, “do not reflect the U.S. position, and certainly not the President’s position.”
By Nitsan Keidar
The White House on Monday disassociated itself from remarks by American diplomats, who told representatives of the Prime Minister’s Office that the Western Wall is not part of Israel but rather part of the “West Bank”.
“These comments, if true, were not authorized by the White House. They do not reflect the U.S. position, and certainly not the President’s position,” a White House spokesman told Haaretz. Continue Reading »
Police are summoned after 60-year-old tourist arrived at the Western Wall entrance with an innocent-looking cane that security personnel found extremely perplexing.
By Ido Ben-Porat
Israeli police operating in the Western Wall plaza were called on Friday to the security post at the entrance to the Wall after a suspicious object was found in the possession of a 60-year-old tourist.
Cane sword – Photo: Israel Police Spokesman
Examining police officers found the tourist’s walking stick to contain a sword.
Police interrogated the tourist and heard from her that since she has trouble walking in the alleys of the Old City, she acquired in one of the shops a walking stick to get around with, which she used until arriving at the security post at the Western Wall’s entrance. Continue Reading »
Minister of Transportation Katz orders plans drawn for high-speed railway extension from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, allowing riders to get from an underground station in the Old City, close to the Western Wall, to Tel Aviv in under half an hour.
By Ofer Petersburg
Minister of Transportation and Road Safety Yisrael Katz has instructed the ministry’s staff to promote the planning of an extension to the upcoming high-speed railway line from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem so that it extends into the Old City, near the Western Wall. As part of the project, an underground stop will be built in the Western Wall area. Continue Reading »
Ahead of Wednesday’s vote on another controversial anti-Jewish, Jerusalem resolution, Israel’s Ambassador to UNESCO said such threats & ultimatums only serve to reveal the true face of the Palestinians as “thugs” & “liars.”
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
The Palestinian Authority and the Jordanians have warned the 21-member states of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee not to oppose or abstain from a Jerusalem resolution on Wednesday in Paris.
The resolution, which refers to the Temple Mount solely by its Muslim name of Al-Haram Al Sharif, is expected to be approved by the committee at its 40th session.
But in light of public statements on such resolutions made last week by Italy, Mexico and Brazil, the Palestinians want the resolution to pass by consensus, with the full support of all 21 member states of the World Heritage Committee (WHC). Continue Reading »
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi described UNESCO’s anti-Jewish resolution condemning Israel’s actions in Jerusalem as ‘incomprehensible & unacceptable.’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi for his opposition to a UNESCO resolution condemning Israel’s actions in east Jerusalem.
Israel’s PM Netanyahu (Amos Ben Gershon:GPO) and Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (Alessandro Di Meo:EPA)
Netanyahu over the weekend spoke by telephone with his Italian counterpart after having sent him a letter following Italy’s UNESCO vote and thanked him for his remarks to the effect that Italy’s vote on the Jewish People’s link to Jerusalem was a mistake that would not recur. Continue Reading »
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