Could Temple Mount Violence Affect Embassy Move?

By Stewart Ain, Jewish Week Media Group— The deadly Palestinian protests that erupted in Jerusalem following the installation of magnetometers at the entrance to the Temple Mount should give the Trump administration pause. “If magnetometers produced this kind of reaction, what reaction will there be to moving the American embassy to Jerusalem?” asked Aaron David…

77% of Israelis see removal of metal detectors on Temple Mount as capitulation

By Elior Levy, Yael Friedson, Ynetnews— The majority of Israelis think the removal of the metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount constitutes a capitulation by the Israeli government, according to a Channel 2 News poll published on Tuesday. Seventy-seven percent of participants responded “yes” to the question whether the removal of metal…

JTA: ZOA Calls On Secy/State Tillerson to Resign Over Israel-Hating Report On Terrorism

By ZOA— The Zionist Organization of America called on Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to resign over the State Department terrorism report that the ZOA called “bigoted, biased, anti-Semitic, Israel-hating (and) error-ridden.” “This Tillerson State Department Report blames Israel for Palestinian Arab terrorist attacks on innocent Jews and Americans, ignores and whitewashes the Palestinian Authority’s…

Where is Trump on Temple Mount crisis?

By Michael Wilner, JPost— Sending off several tweetstorms over the weekend addressing the domestic crises surrounding him, the ever-loquacious Donald Trump remained uncharacteristically silent on a brewing crisis between Israel and the Palestinians, even as deaths began to mount on both sides. A senior administration official tells The Jerusalem Post that Trump “utterly condemns” the…