Playing with fire on the Temple Mount

Members of the Israeli security forces stand guard, as a group of Orthodox Jews enter the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, during the annual Tisha B'Av (Ninth of Av) fasting and memorial day, commemorating the destruction of ancient Jewish temples some 2000 years ago, on July 18, 2021. (Photo by AHMAD GHARABLI / AFP)

Less than two weeks after 55th Paratroopers Brigade commander Lt. Gen. Mordechai (Motta) Gur announced that “the Temple Mount is in our hands” at the culmination of 1967’s Six Day War, Defense Minist… Read full article

Bennett warns public to take virus rules seriously, or prepare to pay up

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett seen during a cabinet meeting at the Knesset, the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem on July 19, 2021. Photo by Marc Israel Sellem/POOL ***POOL PICTURE, EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES, PLEASE CREDIT THE PHOTOGRAPHER AS WRITTEN - MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/POOL*** *** Local Caption *** ישיבת ממשלה ראש הממשלה נפתלי בנט פגישה קבינט שולחן שרים כנסת

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned on Monday that authorities would not tolerate a lack of adherence to new virus restrictions, speaking ahead of a planned effort to significantly increase enforce… Read full article

Lyubov Sobol’s Hope for Russia

In May, on the eve of Orthodox Easter, when the Russian politician Lyubov Sobol normally would have been at an all-night church service, she was in her four-hundred-square-foot apartment in Moscow ta… Read full article