EU UNESCO draft also disregards Jewish connection to Temple Mount The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem is fuming over a draft decision distributed on Thursday by representatives of the European Union at meetings of UNESCO's World Heritage Committee in Istanbul on the subject of the Israeli capital's Old City that completely ignores the Jewish connection to the site. [ No Comments ]
One year after the murder of teenager Shira Banki, at least 30 suspects were arrested for attempting to disrupt Thursday's annual Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade, which attracted a record 25,000 participants amid unprecedented security.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that the LGBT community is an integral part of Israeli society, calling the pride parade in Jerusalem a 'march of unity' for all those who believe in equality. The Hebrew message was followed by an English video stressing the differences between the treatment of homosexuals in Arab countries and Israel.
While literally hundreds of rabbis have this week spoken out against the Jerusalem Pride Parade which took place yesterday, and with the storm surrounding the anti-gay comments made by Rabbi Yigal Levenstein last week, several Jerusalem-based rabbis have nevertheless given their full support to the event.
Six-hundred policemen arrested 63 suspects on Monday morning as part of a wide-scale operation during which a secret agent with a false criminal identity exposed a wide-scale illicit weapons industry in Arab sectors of society.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Monday that he hopes to close ongoing talks and reach a deal with the United States concerning long-term military aid to Israel in the coming weeks, Haaretz reported.
The Knesset passed a bill this week designed to protect Arab Christians who enlist in the Israeli army. The law, which includes an extended prison sentence for anyone who tries to dissuade a Christian Arab from serving in the IDF, became necessary in the face of stiff opposition and violent attacks against the Christian soldiers.
The State Department paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayers grants to an Israeli group that used the money to build a campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last year's Israeli parliamentary elections, a congressional investigation concluded Tuesday.
In a marathon session that went into the night, the Knesset has passed a controversial bill imposing a greater degree of transparency on foreign-funded NGOs, which its critics believe represents a clampdown on leftist human rights groups.
A prominent Turkish Muslim leader hosted a gathering of Israeli rabbis to call for an end of anti-Jewish sentiment in the Islamic world, saying he looks forward to the rebuilding of the Third Temple in Jerusalem.