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 Sund…

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 kn…

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 Temp…

Ministers Seek Expansion of ‘Muezzin Bill’

By Mara Vigevani/TPS on February 20, 2018

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan and Environmental Protection Minister Ze’ev Elkin will se…

In Historic Move, Israel’s Ethiopian Religious Leaders Gain Official Status

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on February 19, 2018

The Ministerial Committee for the Integration of Israeli Citizens of Ethiopian Descent approved a pr…

Secular Talmudist: American Thought Has Had a Profound Impact on Israel

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on February 18, 2018

Growing up in a secular family in Beit Zayit, a small Moshav in the Jerusalem corridor, west of the …

David Grossman Wins 2018 Israel Prize for Literature.

By Mara Vigevani/TPS on February 12, 2018

David Grossman has won the 2018 Israel Prize winner for literature award. Education Minister Naftal…

Foxtrot Director: Boycott of Film ‘Ludicrous Sabotage Attempt’

By Yona Schnitzer/TPS on February 12, 2018

Samuel Maoz, the director of Foxtrot, has responded to Culture Minister Miri Regev’s call to defun…

Foreign Ministry to Boycott Israeli Film Festival Over Choice of ‘Foxtrot’ for Festive Opening

By TPS on February 11, 2018

The Foreign Ministry said Sunday that Israeli diplomats in France would boycott the ceremonial openi…

Jerusalem’s Underground Burial Complex Revives An Ancient Tradition

By Mara Vigevani/TPS on February 09, 2018

  Heading down a tunnel to enter the first underground Jewish cemetery built in over a millenia…

Austrian Evangelical Community ‘Adopts’ 100 Christian IDF Soldiers

By Mara Vigevani/TPS on February 07, 2018

The initiative, promoted by Pastor Yohanes Kramer of the Rhema Church in Linz and Amit Barak, a cons…

Poll: Jewish Public Wants Businesses Open on Shabbat; Supports Migrant Deportations

By Mara Vigevani/TPS on February 07, 2018

The majority of the Israeli public favors opening businesses on Shabbat and more than two-thirds of …

Work Begins On Egalitarian Plaza At Western Wall Despite Ongoing Legal Battles

By Mara Vigevani/TPS on February 05, 2018

  More than six months after the government shelved plans to create a defined space for non-Ort…

Seculars in Ashdod Pledge Fight Against Religious Coercion Following Shabbat Fines

By Andrew Friedman/TPS on February 04, 2018

The CEO of Big, a national chain of shopping malls, said Sunday that the parent company would cover …

Haim Gouri, 1923-2018

By TPS on January 31, 2018

Haim Gouri, one of Israel’s definitive poets, authors, filmmakers and journalists died Wednesd…

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