Cave Of The Patriarchs


The whys and wherefores behind the U.N. resolution to classify the Western Wall as a Muslim area.

10/22/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

A branch of the United Nations with a long record of hostility towards Israel on Wednesday criticized Israeli behavior again, but stopped short of adopting a resolution that would have classified the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, as a Muslim area. The resolution that did pass, submitted by Algeria, Egypt, Kuwait, Morocco, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates, condemned the “aggression and illegal measures taken against the freedom of worship and access of Muslims to Al-Aqsa Mosque,” the third-holiest site in the Islamic faith.


Jewish Families Ordered To Leave Second Hebron House

04/21/2012 - 20:00

 An Israeli court ordered the eviction of six Jewish families from a Palestinian-owned home in Hebron.

The Jerusalem District Court ordered the eviction of the home near an enclave of Jewish homes in the Tel Rumeida neighborhood of Hebron. The six Jewish families must evacuate the property by May 15.

The families have lived there since 2005, and say that the property was purchased from its Palestinian owner by the Jewish-owned Tal Lebniya construction company.

Netanyahu Asks For Delay In Settlers Eviction From Hebron House

04/01/2012 - 20:00


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu requested a delay in the eviction of Jewish settlers who moved into an Arab-owned home near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron.

Netanyahu on Monday evening asked Defense Minister Ehud Barak for the delay until the several dozen settlers have an opportunity to prove in court their ownership of the house, the Defense Ministry said. Under an eviction order issued earlier in the day by the Israel Defense Forces, the settlers must leave by 3 p.m. Tuesday or they will be evacuated by the army.

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