Christian Ritual 'Desecrates' King David's Tomb

Activist reveals how Greek Orthodox priests held Pentecost Mass prayers at tomb marker room in 'desecration of G-d's name.'Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 6/1/2015, 1:46 PM

More Christian Holidays at David's Tomb

After Catholic Pentecost now it's the turn of the Greek Orthodox; Jews vow not to lose theological battle and let holy site's status change.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 5/28/2015, 10:58 PM

Jewish Visitors Keeping King David's Tomb Jewish

Activists say only the constant flood of prayer sessions, Torah learning at King David's compound keep the site from becoming Catholic.Benny Toker and Tova Dvorin, 2/8/2015, 8:16 AM

Jerusalem Mayor's Arab Building Spree Exposed

Councilman Aryeh King says Barkat giving green light to legal and illegal Arab building, Church control over King David's Tomb.Ari Yashar, 9/15/2014, 4:26 PM

David's Tomb 'Quiet War is Dangerous as Arab War'

Rabbi tells Arutz Sheva that with end of Gaza op., Israel must return changing status quo at David's Tomb to front and center.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 8/27/2014, 11:01 PM

Exclusive: Status Quo Changed at David's Tomb

Knesset Interior Committee meeting exposes hidden deal with Christians - 'soon no Jews at David's Tomb.'Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 7/9/2014, 8:31 AM

Watch: Taking Back King David's Tomb With Prayer

In response to regular Mass services in Tomb compound and even Tomb room, Jews block priests from further breach of status quo.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 6/11/2014, 8:16 AM

Travesty in the Knesset

One transgression paved the way for the next.Rabbi Zalman Baruch Melamed, 6/10/2014, 8:28 AM

Protest at King David's Tomb Over Christian Prayer

MK Moshe Feiglin leads prayer protest after reports surface that weekly Mass has begun at Jewish holy site.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/9/2014, 8:08 PM

David's Tomb Room 'Conquered' by Church

Mass services held again at David's Tomb Compound, this time at the room with his 'grave marker'.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 6/9/2014, 3:03 PM

David's Tomb Status Quo Breached by Mass Services

Footage shows David's Tomb Compound has been handed over to fixed Catholic worship, endangering Jewish prayer rights.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 6/9/2014, 12:49 PM

The Lynyrd Skynyrd Connection to Mount Zion

As preparations for Shavuot are underway, a rabbi reminisces about rock star Artimus Pyle's three years as a yeshiva student on Mt. Zion.Ben Bresky, 6/3/2014, 3:59 PM

Nationalists to Face Off With Pope at David's Tomb

Nationalist activists Ben-Ari and Marzel call for protest at Zion Gate to prevent 'precedent for Church control'.Ari Yashar, 5/26/2014, 3:12 PM

Liberals Call for Christian Prayer at David's Tomb

Reform rabbi calls for fixed Christian prayer hours before Pope's visit - but says in return, Vatican should give back Temple treasures.Ari Yashar, 5/26/2014, 3:07 PM

Police Arrest Protestors at King David's Tomb

Twenty-six men arrested for protesting rumored holy site transfer to the Vatican; Holy See to visit the site in just a few hours.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/25/2014, 11:11 AM

Police Turn to Court to Stop Pope Protests

Despite IDF refusal to give order distancing Jewish minor from Jerusalem, police turn to court - and were rejected.Yedidya Ben-Or, Ari Yashar, 5/22/2014, 5:45 PM

What's Really Going on at King David's Tomb?

Government officials keep denying rumors the site will be handed over to the Vatican - so why are so many people still concerned?Uzi Baruch and Ari Soffer, 5/22/2014, 1:01 PM

Pope Plans Gesture Apologizing to Theodor Herzl

Pope Francis reportedly to put wreath on grave to correct 110-year-old historic injustice by Vatican; PMO denies David's Tomb transfer.Ari Yashar, 5/21/2014, 1:47 PM

Vatican Wants Daily Prayers at King David's Tomb

Official says Vatican is not seeking ownership of the Cenacle, only wants daily two-hour prayers at the site.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/21/2014, 3:16 AM

Defense Dept. 'Silencing' Rabbi During Papal Visit

Temple Institute head says he felt 'like this was Russia', after being warned not to talk about reported transfer of Tomb to Vatican.Benny Toker, Ari Yashar, 5/20/2014, 10:39 PM

Minister Denies David's Tomb Vatican Handover

Public Security Minister informs Knesset there will be no change in status quo at holy site.Shimon Cohen, 5/18/2014, 8:07 PM

Will the Vatican get a Seat in David’s Tomb?

Arutz Sheva columnist, an expert on the Vatican's relationship with Israel and the Jewish people, exposes the ramifications of a possible deal. Giulio Meotti, 5/16/2014, 12:31 PM

'Vatican to Gain More Control Over David's Tomb'

Israel may not transfer the site to the Vatican outright, but it might allow more Christian control over the site. Is this a slippery slope?Shimon Cohen, Tova Dvorin, 5/14/2014, 9:34 PM

Israel's Vatican Envoy Denies King David Tomb Deal

Israeli ambassador to the Vatican the latest to join in the chorus of government voices denying a deal.AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/14/2014, 7:20 PM

Liberman Denies King David's Tomb Transfer

Foreign Minister vehemently denies reports, amidst ongoing controversy over papal visit.Tova Dvorin, 5/13/2014, 1:57 PM

Protests Erupt Over King David's Tomb Deal

Hareidi community leads protest outside the Tomb against reported deal with the Vatican. Will it be given away - or is the deal a rumor?Tova Dvorin and AFP, 5/12/2014, 10:45 PM

Chief Rabbi Rejects King David's Tomb Reports

Sephardi Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef says transfer request for King David's Tomb to Vatican 'never happened,' would not be considered at all.Shimon Cohen and Tova Dvorin, 5/11/2014, 6:31 PM

Rabbi Warns: Giving Away David's Tomb a 'Tragedy'

Rabbi warns that rumored deal to hand King David's Tomb to the Vatican can have deep religious consequences.Benny Toker and Tova Dvorin, 5/7/2014, 11:00 PM

'Don't Make David's Tomb Like the Temple Mount'

Deputy Minister writes stern letter to PM, warning him that handing David's Tomb to the Vatican is a Palestinian Arab victory.Hezki Baruch, 4/30/2014, 4:03 PM

Alarm: Reported Deal with Vatican for David's Tomb

Official tells Arutz Sheva Israel has no intention of transferring control to the Catholic church, but new reports say otherwise.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 4/20/2014, 3:08 PM

Outdoor Group Seder Planned for Mount Zion

A group of young volunteers plan a outdoor group seder on the slopes of the historic Mount Zion.Ben Bresky & Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/14/2014, 1:49 PM

King David's Tomb to Remain in Israel's Hands

The Prime Minister's Office calls reports that Mount Zion will be transferred to the Vatican 'fundamental lies.'Tova Dvorin , 2/20/2014, 7:31 PM

Report: Vatican Pushing for Control of Mount Zion

Christian leaders push Israel to hand over control of area housing King David’s tomb, ‘last supper’ hall.Maayana Miskin, 2/19/2014, 2:13 AM

Pope In Israel As 'Che Guevera of Palestinians'

Reports from sources close to pope reveal his upcoming visit meant as PA propaganda, Elkin calls reports 'exaggerated.'Ari Yashar, 2/5/2014, 8:16 AM

King David's Tomb Vandalized During Snowstorm

Newly donated religious books stamped with name of non-existent 'Academy - King David' by vandals during storm.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/21/2013, 11:03 PM

Elkin: Israel Not Negotiating with Vatican

Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin dismisses reports that Israel is planning to hand over control of the Tomb of King David to the Vatican.Shimon Cohen, 7/18/2013, 5:15 AM

Rabbi: Sites Require Jews to Assert Their Rights

Hundreds of people participated in an end of Sabbath melaveh malka event at the Tomb of King David, on Mt. Zion on Saturday nightDavid Lev, 6/16/2013, 5:10 PM

Peres Greets Pope at Home

Prior to his visit in Yad Vashem, the Pope called on Pres. Peres in Jerusalem. "Peace" was the theme of the speeches.Hillel Fendel, 5/11/2009, 7:30 PM

For.Min. Denies Giving Mt. Zion

Foreign Ministry official denies plan to hand over control of Mt. Zion holy site to Catholic Church, two days before Israel-Vatican meeting.Hillel Fendel, 4/28/2009, 1:54 PM

Israel to Give Part of Mt. Zion?

After 10 years of talks with the Vatican concerns are rising that Israel will cede control of King David’s Tomb in Jerusalem.Hillel Fendel, 4/26/2009, 12:00 PM

Mt. Zion Hand-over: Pres. Denies

President Katzav's office categorically denies any intention to sign an agreement to give over parts of Mt. Zion to the Catholic Church.Hillel Fendel, 11/3/2005, 2:12 PM