A ceremony on Tuesday evening marked 40 years since a group of women and children courageously barricaded themselves inside a building, marking the return of Jews to the holy city.
Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldiers risk their lives standing between Israel and their enemies so it is horrifying when haters of Israel target them, hurling insults and taking video in an attempt to instigate a response that can be posted on the Internet for the detriment of Israel. Now, a campaign that turns the cameras around is beating anti-Israel propagandists at their own game.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday that he will not renew the mandate of the international observers in Hebron, leading a similar group to announce its departure as well. The Israeli government claims the groups exacerbate the tensions in the city by advancing a pro-Palestinian biased image of the situation in the city.
Why is Hebron so often in the news? Hebron is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world yet it dominates the news cycle even today. Its chief attraction is the ancient burial complex of the Biblical Matriarchs & Patriarchs — including the founder of ethical monotheism the Forefather Abraham. At the same… Read more »
Hebron is an ancient city making its introduction to Jewish tradition in the Torah, which records Abraham’s purchase of the Tomb of Machpelah as a burial site for his wife, Sarah. Though control of the city exchanged hands over the millennia, Hebron featured an almost continuous Jewish presence until the present day.