Good news in Yerushalayim: The government is expected to grant final approval next month to the first new neighborhood in the capital's liberated areas in 14 years.
One doesn't have to be a Temple Mount loyalist to realize that something not good for the Jews is happening in the world's holiest spot – under Israeli sovereignty.
We, today's Jewish people, in two weeks, will be privileged to share in an historic milestone: The 50th anniversary of the liberation and reunification of Yerushalayim under Israeli sovereignty.
Just 15 miles to the north of Jerusalem, the Jewish effort to return to the biblical heartland of Judea and Samaria (Yesha) suffered a severe blow this week – or did it?
It is critical to note the solid legal basis for the position that no part of Jerusalem is actually "occupied."
We came across this startling headline in Haaretz:"Most Right-Wing Voters Support Establishment of Palestinian State and Division of Jerusalem." But Haaretz, as dovish and radical as it is, surely wouldn't lie straight out, would they? So how did they come up with such a headline?
Are these Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem to b e given over to the Palestinians as part of the Trump Plan technically part of Jerusalem? The answer depends on how one looks at Jerusalem's complex and often fluctuating borders. The many changes in the city's borders over the past century have left several neighborhoods in a state of uncertainty.
As Minister Bennett explained, "The bill is a way to prevent a future situation in which a temporary majority such as existed under Olmert or Barak would bring about the division of Jerusalem, the heart of the Jewish Nation." Is this threat not reason enough to support the bill?
Editor's Note: This installment of Keeping Jerusalem was written by Hillel Fendel, who interviewed Chaim Silberstein, the usual co-author of the column.
The story in a nutshell: The terrorists (Arabs) act, and the victim (Israel) ignores and pretends.
"This arbitrary ban is an ugly stain on our democracy, and it also undermines the rule of law."
Why do the Jewish ties to Jerusalem, Hebron and Nablus (Shechem), all 3 duly purchased, draw the most vociferous objections? Because the enemy knows our holy sites are the key to the entire struggle
With no one there to stop them, or to intimidate the Israeli police into stopping them, visiting Jews were able – within reason – to offer up prayers this week on the Temple Mount for the first time in many centuries.
KeepJerusalem's plan for Jerusalem includes preserving a united Jerusalem under Israeli sovereignty, turning it into Israel's leading metropolis, and strengthening its status as capital of Israel
We lost biblical Jerusalem for 19 years, between 1948 and 1967. Are we now facing the same danger again?
One of the claims made by pro-Arab interests on Jerusalem is against archaeological findings.
Should Arab schools in Jerusalem use Israel’s syllabus or that of the Palestinian Authority? At present, only a small minority of schools in eastern Jerusalem are under the auspices of Israel's Education Ministry – to the detriment of all peace efforts.
The more the radical Left loses its grip on public opinion, the more it attempts to thwart the will of the Israeli public.
An appropriate response to the recent terrorism would have been the announcement of totally new housing plans for hundreds of units in places Pisgat Ze'ev, Gilo, Kiryat Arba and elsewhere.
We must remember, too, that Abbas has said no Jews would be allowed to live anywhere in a Palestinian state.
Historically, and in 1967, when the Old City and environs were liberated, the same trend continued: new neighborhoods to the west, north, and south. What of the east? Today, we go East!
For Islam, which was founded when Judaism was about 2,500 years old, Jerusalem is only its third holiest city, following Mecca and Medina.
Judea and Samaria (Yesha) have been governed by the IDF and not officially under Israeli sovereignty
The Jewish people have had bitter experience in recent decades with enemies who repeatedly vow to destroy them. Despite this, here are some of the arguments being presented as to why Israel should not attack Iran:
So, yes, Yerushalayim is becoming a more "open" city, but that means we need to significantly increase and expand the Jewish presence in it. Only a strong Jewish majority will ensure and secure Jerusalem for generations to come and enable us to continue to advance toward the Jerusalem envisioned by our prophets
As Israel slowly loses its grip on parts of its capital, the Arabs are working to fill the vacuum.
The EU wants to replace the US with an increased role for the UN and its built-in anti-Israel stance
In Jerusalem, even when it's relatively quiet on most of the city's fronts, the tensions always zero in on one place: The holiest spot in the world, the site of the Beit HaMikdash – the Temple Mount. Current events show once again that it is here that the battle to keep Jerusalem Jewish will be decided.
Abbas is viewed by the world as a man of peace and diplomacy; a quick look proves the opposite.
In the heat of the American election campaign, it's fascinating to note the large part being played by Israel's capital, Jerusalem – at least in the Mitt Romney campaign.