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Western Wall Priestly Blessing Has Only 10 Worshipers, Including U.S. Envoy

JERUSALEM – The traditional priestly blessing of the Passover holiday occurred at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday morning with only 10 worshipers present, including U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman, in keeping with the coronavirus restrictions.

The Western Wall Heritage Foundation and Haim Zach (GPO)

WATCH: French President Emmanuel Macron Yells at Israeli Security

JERUSALEM – A heated exchange took place between France’s President Emmanuel Macron and Israeli security at a church in Jerusalem’s Old City Wednesday, with the French leader telling personnel to leave the holy site because “it’s France here.”

French President Emmanuel Macron asks the Israeli police to leave the 12th-century Church of Saint Anne in the old city of Jerusalem on January 22, 2020. - World leaders are to travel to Israel this week to mark 75 years since the Red Army liberated Auschwitz, the extermination camp where …

WATCH: Netanyahu Says He Will Name Golan Heights Town After Trump

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that he plans to name a community in the Golan Heights after President Trump, paying homage to the U.S. president’s recent decision to recognize the strategic plateau as Israeli territory. 

TEL AVIV - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Tuesday that he plans to name a community in the Golan Heights after President Trump, paying homage to the U.S. president's recent decision to recognize the strategic plateau as Israeli territory.

Watch: Prince William Visits Western Wall

TEL AVIV – Prince William had a poignant last day in the Holy Land, with a visit to the Western Wall, the Temple Mount and to the grave of his great-grandmother on the Mount of Olives.

Britain's Prince William touches the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old City on June 28, 2018. - The Duke of Cambridge is the first member of the royal family to make an official visit to the Jewish state and the Palestinian territories. (Photo by …

Joe Lieberman Concerned by Rift Between Israel and Progressive Jews

TEL AVIV – In an interview with Israel’s Army Radio Monday, former Senator Joe Lieberman discussed the growing rift between Israel and progressive Jewry in the U.S., as well as expressing his pride in repealing the U.S. Army’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy for homosexual soldiers, and asserting his belief that a Jew could one day become president of the United States. 

U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) speaks during a press conference about their report on the Benghazi consulate attack, on Capitol Hill, on December 31, 2012 in Washington, DC. The report was released on Monday by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs and cites 'extremely poor security in …

Watch: Netanyahu Hails ‘Historic Moment’ Following Announcement of U.S. Embassy Move in May

TEL AVIV – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday hailed the U.S.’ announcement that it would be moving its embassy to Jerusalem in time for the 70th anniversary of Israel’s independence as a “great moment for the citizens of Israel.” The prime minister is also expected to invite President Donald Trump to inaugurate the embassy in May, Israeli media reported.

Netanyahu Trump (Amos Ben Gershom/ GPO / Getty)

Abbas’ Fatah Movement: Pence ‘Defiled’ Western Wall

TEL AVIV – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement on Tuesday accused Vice President Mike Pence of “defiling” the Western Wall by his visit to the holy site earlier that day.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)