The Israeli Police announced that a man attempting to carry out a knife attack in the Old City of Jerusalem was killed on Monday evening by Israeli security forces. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP that the security forces had “shot” the attacker and a policeman was “lightly wounded.”
The Jewish people this week fasted on the 9th of the month of Av in mourning for the destruction of the two holy temples in Jerusalem. Each year on this day thousands of Jews throughout Israel visit the place of the Western Wall where stood the holy temple. This year because of Corona virus the crowds were limited. The prayers were made in limited groups of twenty participants.
People in Jerusalem strived to make Easter appear normal in Jerusalem, where the Church of the Holy Sepulcher is closed. The last time the church— said to be located where Jesus Christ was crucified and resurrected— was closed was in 1349, during the Black Plague. In the Christian quarter of Jerusalem, the streets are deserted and most shops have been closed for weeks.
The Israeli army again attacked the positions of Syrian forces and pro-Iranian militias near Damascus. The official Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) confirmed the Israeli missile attack on the positions of the Syrian army, and the forces affiliated with the Islamic Republic of Iran, citing Israeli air defense against rockets fired by Israel. The news has not yet been confirmed by Israeli sources. The Associated Press then confirmed and supplemented the news.
In the еаrlу hours of Thurѕdау, Iѕrаеlі warplanes attacked several tаrgеtѕ оf thе Islamic Jіhаd mоvеmеnt іn the Gaza Strip. Nеwѕ sources reported that аmоng the sites tаrgеtеd bу Iѕrаеl іѕ аn operating rооm uѕеd bу the Khаn Yunіѕ Brigade for the Jihad Mоvеmеnt, which is асtіvаtеd іn rоutіnе аnd еmеrgеnсу саѕеѕ, іn аddіtіоn tо a mіlіtаrу complex іn thе ѕоuth оf the Gаzа Strip.
President of Israel Reuven Riblin at the 22nd inaugural meeting of the Knesset said that Israeli Democracy is in a state of emergency and a government must be formed as soon as possible. Knesset speaker Yuli Edelstein addressed the long period of political uncertainty from April since the 21st Knesset was dissolved without making a government. They both called for a unity government. They said that Israelis will not forgive the leaders of the two major parties if a third election is held within a year.
Menachem Begin visited the Lubavitcher Rebbe in Brooklyn New York on his way to Camp David to meet with President Carter and Anwar Sadat to make the peace treaty with Egypt where he returned to Egypt the Sinai Peninsula. His first words which he said to the Rebbe who he considered to be the leader of the Nation of Israel “Our nation the Biblical nation of the Jewish people is an eternal people, not like the Modern State of Israel.” The modern state of Israel needs to make concessions in order to survive which means concessions to America and Egypt.
On Sunday June 2, 2019 will be celebrated Jerusalem Day commemorating the reunification of Jerusalem and the establishment of Israeli control over the Old City in the aftermath of the six day war in 1967.
In 1947 in the United Nations was proposed the establishment of two states in the British Mandate of Palestine, a Jewish State and an Arab State. Jerusalem was to be an International city neither Jewish nor Arab for a period of ten years when referendum would be made for the residents of Jerusalem to decide on which country to join. The Jewish leadership accepted the plan and the Arabs rejected the proposal.
The State of Israel is in the middle of forming a new government after its recent elections. Israel is in the center of the world and cannot be ignored.
Judaism is the first of the three religions which are Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. After the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai, the Jewish people were given their Torah by Moses. Between the giving of the Torah on Mount Sinai and when the children of Israel entered into the land of Israel took forty years. In the beginning of these forty years there was an event in Jewish history recorded in the Bible which was the building of the Golden Calf. Another event in Jewish history recorded in the Bible Numbers 13: Moses sent spies from each of the twelve tribes of Israel distinguished men to report to the Jewish people in the wilderness about their capability of conquering and living in the land of Israel.
The trip to Israel is called by many people Pilgrimage. Israel and Jerusalem are connected to Judaism, Christianity and Islam. There are many things to do before Pilgrimage spiritual preparations for the journey. After making these preparation, while making these preparations the time may come to book a ticket with a specific route.
There is a goal in Judaism to rebuild the holy temple in Jerusalem. What remains from the Holy Temple is just a wall called the Wailing Wall and in the back of this wall is a mosque where is claimed to be the rock of foundation of the temple and the place of ascension of Mohammed.