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“At first the officers took my gun. . . But they returned it right away after they learned what had happened.”
It is disturbing that the Arab protesters, many of whom are Israeli citizens, call the sale of church land to Jews in "green line" Israel an attempt to "Jewify" this territory.
Israel's Supreme Court rejected an appeal from local Arab residents who had claimed some of the land belonged to them. Upon completion, the neighborhood will boast 480 apartments.
Yahyah told Maurer that any swap deal between Hamas and Israel should “guarantee the release of Palestinian prisoners.”
When I was a kid they hadn't invented "cultural appropriation" yet. Instead we were allowed to take anything from any culture, since all humanity was one big family, and imitating someone was a high sign of respect. Since then copying something from another culture has supposedly become an alleged crime against humanity, somehow.
The land and the home belonged to Jews who lived there before the 1948 War of Independence, but as is the case in many other eastern Jerusalem homes, Arabs took control of the Jewish properties after harming the Jewish owners who fled in invading Jordanian Legion.
'Nothing new under the sun'.
A collection of seals, some with ancient Hebrew inscriptions, and other new findings go on public display this week at the annual City of David archaeology conference.
"I do exactly as I say: 'I practice what I preach'," Netanyahu said; he holds a weekly Bible study class at his official residence in Jerusalem.
The Macedonia leader said his delegation hopes to learn from Israel about building new jobs, as well as connect with the youth, with hi-tech, and learn new approaches to agriculture.
Netanyahu told Guterres that the UN should respect the building codes and the law in Israel.
"I am not ready to go to the Temple Mount as a thief in hiding, in the humiliating and illegal manner that was imposed on Knesset members," Smotrich said.
“Hamas is displaying appalling cruelty by holding our citizens and soldiers. The UN must act to ensure their return to Israel.”
On Monday O'Brien toured around the holy city of Jerusalem. He is also expected to visit Bethlehem during his week-long stay.
"We look forward to showing you our country, an island of stability and prosperity in a tumultuous region."
Conan, an Irish Catholic, said he was looking forward to visiting the ancient sites in Israel, and said he would travel to Jerusalem and Bethlehem.
The visit takes place against a background of growing criticism of the United Nations’ performance in the Middle East, particularly along Israel’s northern border with Lebanon.
In an Arab school in Israel, students engaged in simulating a security court, where children dressed up as Arab terrorist prisoners recited anti-Zionist poetry while their friends, dressed as Israeli security forces, looked on.
The police officer told them he was carrying out an order from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and asked Glick not to be “provocative.”
The Greek inscription mentioning the Byzantine emperor Justinian was exposed on a mosaic floor in a room that was probably used as a hostel for pilgrims.