Churches Close Holy Sepulchre to Protest Knesset Demand for Back Taxes

By TPS on February 25, 2018

A triumvirate of Christian denominations  in Jerusalem closed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre Sunday to protest a demand by the Knesset to demand retroactive payment of delinquent taxes, and City Hall’s plan to seize church properties and bank accou…

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Michal Halimi Murderer Sentenced To Life

By Yona Schnitzer/TPS on February 25, 2018

Mohammed Kharouf, a Palestinian resident of Nablus who murdered Michal Halimi, with whom he was involved in a “personal relationship,” was sentenced t…

Sterilized Fruit Flies To Combat Pests on Gaza Border

By Mara Vigevani/TPS on February 25, 2018

  Some 33 million sterilized male flies a week will be dropped by plane over 35 thousand dunams of orchards along the Gaza belt in a bid to rid t…

Cabinet Approves Funding for New Netiv Ha’Avot Community

By TPS on February 25, 2018

The Cabinet approved a budget Sunday to compensate residents of the Netiv Ha’avot outpost, paving the way for official zoning plans to be approv…

Netanyahu Thanks Trump After Date Set For Embassy Move

By TPS on February 25, 2018

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu thanked United States President Donald Trump at Sunday’s Cabinet meeting for the US decision to move its embassy to …

News Analysis: Rabbi’s Death Leaves Open Questions for Future of Jerusalem Faction

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on February 25, 2018

Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach, the spiritual leader of the Jerusalem Faction, an extremist haredi faction known for its members’ ferocious opposition to milit…

Seal That May Have Belonged To The Prophet Isaiah Unearthed in Jerusalem

By Mara Vigevani/TPS on February 24, 2018

Seal impression (bulla) dating back to the First Temple period and which may have belonged to the prophet Isaiah has been found in Jerusalem,  accordi…

‘There is no future in Turkey, not just for Jews but also for secular and educated people’

By Mara Vigevani/TPS on February 24, 2018

When women in the exclusive secular Caddebostan neighborhood of Istanbul that she called home started wearing the jilbab and she began to feel uncomfo…

Chavi Tucker to Become First Haredi Woman to Serve as Judge

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on February 22, 2018

The Committee for Nominating Judges ratified the appointment of Chavi Tucker, an ultra-Orthodox mother of four, as Israel’s first female ultra-Orthodo…

Police Briefly Detain 2 US Congressman Following Temple Mount Visit

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on February 22, 2018

Two US congressmen said Thursday that they were detained by police and searched adjacent to the Temple Mount after picking an olive branch off the flo…

IDF Refutes Report That Soldiers Beat Palestinian To Death

By TPS on February 22, 2018

The IDF refuted Thursday Palestinian reports that soldiers had beaten a man to death while carrying out an arrest in the town of Jericho. The Palestin…

Knesset Hosts Conference to Shore Up Ties Between International Parliaments

By Ashley Obel/TPS on February 22, 2018

  Forty-nine delegates representing 25 countries and their parliaments gathered at the Knesset this week for a three-day conference on parliament…

Bennett: Netanyahu Functioning at ‘Near Superhuman Level’

By TPS on February 22, 2018

Education Minister Naftali Bennett reiterated his support for Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Thursday, saying that recent discussions between the t…

Israeli Intel Unit Thwarted ISIS Attempt to Blow Up Etihad Flight From Sydney

By Yona Schnitzer/TPS on February 21, 2018

The IDF’s Unit 8200 provided intelligence that prevented an Islamic State plot to blow up an Etihad Airways flight from Sydney to Abu Dhabi last July,…

Amichai Gets First Mobile Homes

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on February 21, 2018

Former residents of Amona, the unofficial outpost community adjacent to the town of Ofra, north of Jerusalem, that was demolished a year ago celebrate…

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