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Israel Lifts Ban on Knesset Members Visiting Temple Mount

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that he will lift the ban on parliamentarians visiting the Temple Mount, three years after the government forbade them from entering the flashpoint site due to security concerns.

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Islamic Authorities Concede Israel Didn’t Damage Temple Mount During Security Searches

The Jerusalem Islamic Waqf — the Jordanian-funded body which administers the Muslim holy sites on the Temple Mount — said in a statement on Thursday that Israeli security forces did not damage or steal any historical items when they searched the hilltop compound in the days following the July 14 terrorist attack there in which two policemen were killed.


Abbas’ Fatah Party Celebrates Jerusalem Terror Attack For Third Time In Two Days

JERUSALEM – It seems that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party just doesn’t know when to quit. A day after the faction praised Sunday’s “heroic” terror attack that killed two Israelis, Fatah celebrated the deaths by posting a cartoon of the Dome of the Rock with a victorious hand clutching an assault rifle atop the mosque.

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The Toughest Police Beat in the World is Jerusalem’s Old City

The Daily Telegraph reports: Dawn marks the beginning of a perilous hour in the Old City of Jerusalem. After sunrise, thousands of Muslims and Jews gather to perform their respective devotions at the Al-Aqsa mosque and the Western Wall.

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Israel Says Still Wants Temple Mount Cameras After Jordan Reneges

Israel remains in favour of installing security cameras at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, even after Jordan reneged on the project due to Palestinian reservations, a senior official said Tuesday. “Israel’s support for placing cameras on the Temple Mount

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Fatah: Israel Forces Palestinians to Commit Murder

JERUSALEM – Israel is “forcing” young Palestinians to murder Israelis, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement tweeted on Sunday, according to a translation by Palestinian Media Watch. “Leave our land, you, your occupation, and your soldiers, and let us

Palestinian protesters carry knives and the national flag during a demonstration in the Jabalia refugee camp, in northern Gaza on October 16, 2015.

Israel and Jordan In Dispute Over Temple Mount Cameras

TEL AVIV – More than three months after Jordan and Israel agreed to install cameras on the Temple Mount, the two sides are still stuck at an impasse amid disputes, Haaretz reported. The security measure was aimed at de-escalating tensions on

TEL AVIV - An Israeli court on Monday ruled that Jewish visitors to Jerusalem's Temple Mount compound may chant "Am Yisrael Chai" ("The people of Israel live"), since it constitutes a patriotic exclamation rather than a religious prayer and is therefore not in violation of the ban on uttering Jewish prayers …

CNN’s List of Treasured Places on ‘Verge of Extinction’ Omits ISIS-Controlled UNESCO Sites

In a post urging to “go see them now, before it’s too late,” Jacopo Prisco at CNN catalogued 25 ancient and endangered locales in the modern world. Missing from the list is Palmyra, Syria, which is currently under destruction by the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL/IS) and other UNESCO Heritage Sites in the Middle East that remain in danger due to groups like ISIS.

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