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By Tom Fitton
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Temple Mount
The Temple Mount (, al-haram al-qudsī ash-sharīf), is a religious site in the Old City of Jerusalem. - Source: Wikipedia
Worshippers at the Al Aqsa mosque on Jerusalem's Temple Mount attacked Israeli police officers Wednesday morning, injuring two, Israeli media reported today.
Archaeologists have made what they're describing as a momentous find at the foot of Jerusalem's Temple Mount — gold coins and jewelry that hearken back 1,400 years.
Police forces had to break up an escalating riot on the Temple Mount Wednesday, after Muslims began throwing stones at Jewish visitors only a few days after an Islamic leader called for Muslims to physically prevent Jews from visiting the the sacred city, Israeli media reported.
Turkish media reported earlier this week that a portion of the Temple Mount platform near the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City has collapsed, "creating a serious safety hazard and a possible threat to the stability of the Islamic structure," Israel Today reported Tuesday.
Thank you for publishing "King David's palace found: Israeli team" (Web, July 21), about the remarkable discovery by Israeli archaeologists of the ruins of a building in Khirbet Qeiyafa that appear to date from the time of the biblical King David and may have been his palace.
If gestures of good will are greeted with streams of invective, a visitor will conclude that "this must be the Middle East." When President Obama arrives in Israel next week, he will say encouraging things about the plight of the Palestinian people and their quest for a state of their own.
Israeli police used stun grenades to disperse hundreds of Palestinians who rioted on the Temple Mount following Friday prayers.
Designated terrorist group Hamas has warned President Obama against visiting the holy Temple Mount site in Jerusalem when he visits Israel next month, saying the action would be "a diplomatic catastrophe."
Few films have ever pulled back the curtain on intelligence work like the Academy Award-nominated documentary “The Gatekeepers,” based around interviews with six former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli internal security agency responsible for counterterrorism, protecting Israel’s political leaders and collecting intelligence on threats in the West Bank and Gaza. The recollections of its leaders provide an extraordinary perspective on Israel’s post-1967 history.
After decades of shying away from an ancient pilgrimage route, Muslims are visiting Jerusalem to pray at Islam's third-holiest site, the revered Al-Aqsa mosque.
For much of the past 2,000 years, as Jewish families have gathered around the table for the annual Passover Seder, a now-familiar saying has concluded the liturgy: "L'shana habaah b'yerushalayim," participants say in Hebrew: "Next year in Jerusalem!"