Israel News

‘Do You Know How Much Tension There Is?’

In wake of shul murders, fear is palpable in Jerusalem.

Israel Correspondent

Jerusalem — Mourning notices for the “four martyrs” and posters urging tzedakah for their families adorned the hallway of the ultra-Orthodox Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue in the Har Hof neighborhood here.

Yahrtzeit candles in the beit midrash of Congregation Kehilat Bnei Torah. Joshua Mitnick/JW/Getty Images

Rivlin Cancels Appearance By Israeli Singer After Anti-Arab Song


Jerusalem — Israel’s president cancelled an appearance at his official residence of an Israeli singer after he released an anti-Arab song.

Controversial Jewish Nation-State Bill Passes Israeli Cabinet Vote


Jerusalem — Israel’s Cabinet passed a bill that would identify Israel as the nation-state of the Jewish people.

Jewish Settlers Torched Widow’s West Bank home, Palestinian Officials Say


Jerusalem — A Palestinian home in the West Bank was set afire in what Palestinian officials said was an attack by Israeli Jewish settlers.

ATFP, Citing Stalled Peace Process, Downsizes


Washington — The American Task Force on Palestine, a group known for working together with Jewish groups, is downsizing because of the faltering peace process.

Shipment Of Weapons Bound For Eastern Jerusalem Intercepted


Jerusalem — A shipment of knives, swords, fireworks and Tasers bound for eastern Jerusalem was intercepted by Israel Police.

The two shipping containers of weapons addressed to residents of the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Beit Hanina, which has a large population of Christian Arabs, was labeled as Christmas decorations. The weapons were hidden among the decorations.

Committee Approves 78 Apartments In Eastern Jerusalem


Jerusalem — A Jerusalem municipal committee approved the construction of 78 new housing units in eastern Jerusalem.

One Day Later, Jews In Har Nof Return to Prayer

After an attack that left five dead, services resume. Regaining normalcy is the goal.

Staff Writer

One day after the attack on Bnei Torah synagogue in Har Nof that left five dead and seven injured, some in critical condition, about 30 worshippers returned to the synagogue Wednesday morning to resume prayer services. 

Kehilat Bnei Torah in Har Nof, Jerusalem. Friends of Kehilat Bnei Torah

Shul Attack Seen As Game Changer

Israelis brace for escalation in wake of brazen killings in West Jerusalem.

Israel Correspondent

While Israel mourned the four rabbis murdered at the Torat Moshe yeshiva in Jerusalem this week, the country’s security forces announced new measures to protect the public and Israelis braced for an escalation of Israeli-Palestinian violence.

Site of massacre: The scene Tuesday morning at the Torat Moshe yeshiva complex in the Har Nof neighborhood in West Jerusalem.
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