News Briefs

  2/23/2009, Shevat 29, 5769

MK-Elect Ben Ari at Joseph’s Tomb

Ichud Leumi (National Union) Knesset Member-elect Dr. Michael Ben Ari and Rabbi Yaakov Yosef, son of Shas spiritual leader and former Chief Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, were among a group visited Joseph’s Tomb near Shechem for prayer Sunday night.

Muslim terrorists have attacked the site several times since the Second Intifada, also known as the Oslo War, broke out in 2000, burning Torah scrolls. The Palestinian Authority had agreed under the Oslo Accords to leave Joseph’s Tomb under the authority of Israel.