Jordan Calls on Israel to ’End All Provocations and Violations’ on Temple Mount

By JNS News Service— The Jordanian Foreign Ministry called on Israel it to “respect the sanctity” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and end “all provocations and violations there.” According to Jordan’s Petra News Agency, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Deifallah al-Fayez conveyed the message of protest through diplomatic channels, condemning what it called “Israeli violations” on…

The Ninth Day of Av, Guide for the Perplexed

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel Initiative” 1. Remembrance breeds deliverance, while forgetfulness feeds oblivion. According to a legend, Napoleon heard lamentations emanating from a synagogue, while walking one night in the streets of Paris. When told that the wailing commemorated the 586 BCE destruction of the First Jewish Temple in Jerusalem…