EU Fears Hungary May Move Embassy to Jerusalem

The European Union has expressed concern about reports that Hungary will become the first EU member state to open an embassy in Jerusalem. However, the European country’s president said “no decision” has been made.

Papua New Guinea will open embassy in Jerusalem

Predominantly Christian Papua New Guinea has announced plans to establish its embassy mission to Israel in Jerusalem, recognizing that the ancient Biblical city is the true capital of Israel, the Jerusalem Post reports. Israel and Papua New Guinea established diplomatic relations in 1978, but this will be the first embassy the south-east Asian island country has opened in Israel.

Israel: Tens of thousands protest government bill to restrict Supreme Court power

An estimated 70,000 Israeli citizens took to the streets of Jerusalem Monday in protest at the controversial right-wing government bill that would curtail the Supreme Court’s ability to rule on Israel’s Basic Laws and would place the selection of judges in the hands of politicians, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports. Despite the protests, however, the bill passed its first reading by 63-47 votes in the Knesset on Tuesday.

Arab rioters in Jerusalem burn tires, block major roads

National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir announced a crackdown on unrest in eastern Jerusalem neighborhoods and warned that Israel will not acquiesce to terrorists’ demands, after rioters in the area caused disturbances early Sunday morning.

24 hours in Jerusalem: three terror attacks

Israel is experiencing a wave of terrorist attacks focused on Jerusalem. Many of these attacks are being carried out by young boys, many armed with handguns.

Israel Rushes Aid To Quakes-Hit Turkey, Syria

As Turkey’s president defended his government’s perceived slow response to massive earthquakes, Israel was rushing to provide aid to Turkey and neighboring Syria.

US Democrat: Congress would back selling Riyadh weapons for Israel normalization

A Democratic member of Congress said Monday that they and others in the party would likely object to the US selling advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia, even in exchange for Riyadh normalizing relations with Israel, but acknowledged that such opposition would presumably not be enough to block an agreement.

Written records of biblical King David discovered by researchers

The Mesha Stele, also called the Moabite Stone, is a basalt stone slab that has provided historians and linguists with the largest source of the Moabite language to date. Researchers have only now been able to verify with a considerable degree of certainty that the stele contains explicit references to King David.

Israel Removing Palestinian Flags

Israeli-Palestinian tensions rose further Monday after Israel’s new National Security Minister, Itamar Ben-Gvir, instructed police to remove Palestinian flags from public spaces.

Israel’s Netanyahu Preparing Controversial Government

Israel’s prime minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu prepared for a busy political weekend Friday after confirming that he would lead what critics say is the most right-wing coalition in Israel’s history.

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