Closing circle on Mount of Olives after 71 years

For 71 years, Sasson family was unable to lay tombstone for grandmother on Mount of Olives because of divided city; Now circle is closed.Shimon Cohen, 11/27/2018, 8:43 PM

Avraham Fried in Mount of Olives 'Selichot' performance

Hasidic singer to host Kobi Aflalo and Shuli Rand in two special performances for month of Elul. 'Returning security to Mount of Olives.'Mordechai Sones, 8/23/2018, 9:56 AM

Preparing for mass ascent to Mount of Olives

Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives prepares for large groups of visitors, with hundreds expected to visit.Mordechai Sones, 3/15/2018, 9:40 PM

Live: Hanukkah candle lighting on Mount of Olives

First night of Hanukkah commemorated at world's oldest cemetery still in use, 3,000 year old Jewish cemetery on Mt. of Olives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/12/2017, 7:21 PM

New bus line runs directly to Mount of Olives

New bus line takes passengers from light rail train to the Mount of Olives, runs Sunday through Thursday.Haim Lev, 12/6/2017, 11:01 AM

'Jews will not be persecuted in their own country'

Shas faction chair prepares for first conference of Mount of Olives lobby: 'We formed a huge Knesset coalition to strengthen hold on Mount.'Shimon Cohen & Mordechai Sones, 12/4/2017, 11:22 PM

Jerusalem to inspect mosque built near former PM's grave

Jerusalem municipality agrees to send inspector to illegal mosque currently being expanded, located near grave of former PM Menachem Begin.Shimon Cohen, 12/4/2017, 9:44 AM

Will world's oldest Jewish cemetery finally be secured?

After decades of terror, harassment, and vandalism, Knesset looks to restore order to Mount of Olives.Hezki Baruch, David Rosenberg, 12/3/2017, 7:30 PM

Initiative to bring all Jerusalem students to Mount of Olives

Jerusalem municipality, Council of Cemeteries, and Social Equality Minister launch initiative to educate all students about Jewish heritage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/26/2017, 8:14 PM

Memorial for the fallen of Gush Katif: 'Second burial'

Relatives visit new graves of those who were dug up from their graves in Gush Katif, where no Jewish graves remain.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/21/2017, 10:25 PM

'The car window was smashed to smithereens'

Former Jerusalem City Councilman Minna Fenton described the horrific stoning attack her family suffered on Mt. of Olives inside Jerusalem.Yoel Domb, 5/10/2017, 9:21 PM

Far-left angered by planned Mount of Olives visitors center

Jerusalem municipality plans to build visitors center near Jewish cemetery in Arab neighborhood spark outrage on the far left.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/25/2017, 2:53 PM

Chabad rabbi beaten in vicious attack laid to rest

Chabbad emissary whp died six months after being brutally attacked in Ukraine buried on Mt. of Olives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/16/2017, 3:06 PM

Mount of Olives security budget rises after wave of attacks

Security budget to protect Mount of Olives raised substantially as attacks on Jewish visitors and graves at the holy site increase.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/13/2016, 5:36 PM

Watch: Hundreds gather for holiday prayer on the Mount of Olives

Hundreds gathered in powerful early-morning prayer on the Mount of Olives, overlooking the Temple Mount complex, in honor of Hoshana Rabbah.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2016, 2:45 PM

Suspicion: Arab posed as cop to sexually assault tourists

Arab resident of Old City allegedly pulled over female tourist while posing as officer, then sexually assaulted her.David Rosenberg, 10/6/2016, 9:52 PM

Prince Charles secretly visits his grandmother's Jerusalem grave

Prince of Wales visited in secret the grave of his grandmother on the Mount of Olives in eastern Jerusalem.JTA, 10/6/2016, 11:28 AM

Watch: Mark family bids farewell at father's grave

30 days after Rabbi Michael Mark was murdered, his family visits his graveside for a final farewell.Eliran Aharon, 8/1/2016, 11:26 AM

Thousands attend joyous celebration on Mount of Olives

Big concert held at Seven Arches Hotel on Mount of Olives in east Jerusalem draws thousands of revelers. Pictures inside.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/25/2016, 4:08 PM

David Cameron is no friend of the truth

True friends don't pander to mendacious lies against their friends. Noam Rotem, 2/29/2016, 2:33 PM

Arab clan hired to guard Mt. Olives cemetery

Protection racket? Police and ISA decided to 'experimentally' hire the services of a local clan to prevent vandalism of graves.Gil Ronen, 10/27/2015, 9:30 AM

Watch: Arson at Mount of Olives Cemetery

Local Arabs are the likely suspects in a brush fire at the ancient cemetery around midnight.Arutz Sheva staff, 9/2/2015, 10:21 AM

Rock Attack on the Way to Torah Study

Arabs pelt rocks at bus carrying Jews making their way to study Torah on the Mount of Olives. Miraculously, no one hurt.Eliran Aharon, 8/21/2015, 4:12 AM

One Wounded After Arabs Throw Rocks on Mount of Olives

Ministers slam 'intolerable' security situation after Arab mob targets bus, Border Police.Hezki Baruch, 8/12/2015, 10:13 PM

MKs Slam Police 'Failure' to Protect Ancient Jewish Cemetery

Knesset Internal Affairs and Environment Committee appalled after visit to Mount of Olives cemetery, site of regular Arab attacks.Yaakov Levi, 8/9/2015, 5:09 PM

President Visits Embattled Ancient Cemetery Under Arab Attack

President visits Afghan Section of Mount of Olives cemetery, where 62 graves were smashed by vandals. 'We must not give up.'Hezki Baruch, 7/13/2015, 1:35 PM

Ninety Graves Desecrated in 14 Days – and No Arrests

Rabbi Lubinsky, who heads the International Committee for Defense of the Mount of Olives, says it's time for Israelis to wake up.Eliran Aharon, 6/28/2015, 10:24 PM

Government Vows to End Arab Desecration of Ancient Cemetery

Religious Affairs Min. says doubling security budget for Mount of Olives is part of Shas coalition deal; 'Jews afraid to bury their dead.'Hezki Baruch, 6/23/2015, 2:09 PM

MK Demands Security on The Two Mounts

MK David Amsalem heads the Internal Affairs Committee - and has placed Temple Mount, Mount of Olives at top of the agenda.Shimon Cohen, 6/17/2015, 4:43 PM

Arabs Torch Graves in Ancient Jerusalem Cemetery

Religious Affairs Ministry asks why Mount of Olives police checkpoint does nothing, as vandalism spirals to new lows; 'there's no control.'Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar, 6/5/2015, 11:49 AM

Two Injured in Jerusalem Car Terror Attack

Two police officers wounded in attack near Mount of Olives; terrorist attempted to 'confirm kill' but was neutralized.Ari Soffer, 5/20/2015, 10:36 AM

Police Blame Desecration of Jewish Graves on Jews

Man reports how Arabs assaulted him at Mount of Olives cemetery, and how police doubted him when he found his uncle's grave smashed.Yedidya Ben-Or, Ari Yashar, 4/28/2015, 6:38 PM

'If We Concede Mount of Olives, We Concede Jerusalem'

Co-founder of the Int'l Committee for the Preservation of Har HaZeitim reveals the full story of the Mount's security in A7 interview.Eliram Aharon, Tova Dvorin, 3/31/2015, 2:32 PM

Watch: Arab Purim 'Pogrom' on Ancient Jerusalem Cemetery

Headstones trashed at Mount of Olives cemetery; councilman King blames govt. for not letting police stop Arabs from desecrating graves.Ari Yashar, 3/10/2015, 6:59 PM

'Throwing Stones is Murder in Every Respect'

Jewish Home MK Hillel Horowitz's car attacked by stone-throwing terrorists Monday as he drove to ceremony on Mount of Olives.Hezki Baruch, Cynthia Blank, 2/23/2015, 7:50 PM

Hassidic Rebbe Saved 'Miraculously' from Arab Mob Rock Attack

A vehicle in which the Rebbe of Koznitz was riding in on Wednesday on its way to the Mount of Olives was hit by heavy rocks.Moshe Cohen, 2/11/2015, 6:43 PM

Watch: Arabs Attack Jerusalem Kindergarten with Fireworks

Video shows assault on Mt. of Olives kindergarten, as councilman declares 'the police are a joke. We'll patrol ourselves.'Ari Yashar, 2/11/2015, 12:13 PM

'Police Didn't Help' After Cinder Block Attack in Jerusalem

Special interview: Jeff Seidel recounts harrowing attack by 15-25 Arabs youths on Mount of Olives, is told he is 'lucky to be alive.'Tova Dvorin, 12/24/2014, 9:28 PM

Police Admit Arab Stabbing of Jew in Jerusalem was Terror Attack

After claiming 'mutual provocation,' cops finally admit youth wounded in Arab ambush is terror victim. Lawyer: 'stop covering up terrorism.'Yishai Karov, Ari Yashar, 12/22/2014, 9:10 AM

Police Blame Jewish Victims for Arab Ambush Attack

Jerusalem students furious after two wounded by Arabs wielding crow-bars and firebombs, police define it as 'mutual provocation.'Uzi Baruch, Ari Yashar, 11/22/2014, 10:19 PM

Arabs Wound Two Jews in Eastern Jerusalem

Two Jewish men who made their way to a yeshiva in eastern Jerusalem attacked by Arabs.Ben Ariel, Canada, 11/21/2014, 8:20 PM

'People Are Afraid to Bury Their Dead on Mount of Olives'

Jerusalem Director of Cemeteries, Rabbi Hillel Horowitz, urges government to increase penalties for desecration of graves.Beny Toker, Cynthia Blank, 11/6/2014, 2:28 PM

US Jewish Mission Shocked by Mt. Of Olives 'Horror'

'We were appalled to see the savage sight,' says AFSI's Helen Freedman. 'Countless graves ripped open and tombstones lying broken.'Gil Ronen, 11/5/2014, 8:06 AM

Arabs Arrested over Desecration of Ancient Jewish Cemetery

Three Arabs arrested for destroying Jewish graves on Mount of Olives, as police finally show signs of treating the epidemic.Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 11/3/2014, 2:09 PM

Jerusalem Councilman: Gov't 'Not Serious' About Tackling Riots

Arieh King says total breakdown of law on Mount of Olives due to politicians' flawed worldview.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 10/27/2014, 9:59 AM

'Terrorists Control a Portion of the Mount of Olives'

'Security cameras were set on fire and uprooted, fences were broken and had been torn out,' says City Council member Arieh King.Ido Ben Porat, Cynthia Blank, 10/26/2014, 10:25 AM

Policeman Injured as Arab Terrorists Attack Jews in Jerusalem

Arabs continued their assault on the Jewish neighborhood on the Mount of Olives over Simchat Torah, using fireworks and rocks.Ido Ben Porat, Gil Ronen, 10/16/2014, 7:42 PM

Hassidic Leader's Grave Desecrated by Mt. of Olives Vandals

Arab vandals destroyed the gravesite of the Hassidic leader, the Grand Rebbe of Modzitz.Moshe Cohen, 10/12/2014, 10:54 PM

Hassidic Protest over Mt. Of Olives Desecration

Dozens of graves in the Gerrer section were vandalized. Massive investment in security cameras was for naught.Haim Lev, Gil Ronen, 9/29/2014, 10:41 AM

Mt. of Olives Cemetery Vandals Strike Again

Visitors to the Mount of Olives cemetery on Saturday night reported major damage to several parts of the cemetery.Moshe Cohen, 9/28/2014, 4:38 PM

Arab Terrorists Throw Rocks at School Bus in Jerusalem

Bus carrying schoolchildren damaged in latest attack, leaving City Councilman Aryeh King livid at lack of police presence.Orly Harari, Tova Dvorin, 9/21/2014, 11:32 AM

MKs Tell Cops to Get Tough on Hostile Villages

Members of Knesset's Interior Committee tour eastern Jerusalem and hear police excuses for security havoc.Hezki Baruch, Gil Ronen, 9/11/2014, 5:07 PM

Watch: Reclaming the Mount of Olives from Rock Attacks with Song

Thousands in night of singing and study for anniversary of Rabbi Kook's passing, as Arutz Sheva learns of efforts to take back the cemetery.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 8/29/2014, 2:57 PM

Group: No Security Worries at Rabbi's Mt. of Olives Tomb

A Jerusalem group encourages Jews to visit the Tomb of medieval scholar Rabbi Ovadiah MiBartenura on Sunday night.Moshe Cohen, 6/1/2014, 9:56 AM

Rock Ambush Causes New Yorker to Miss Dad's Funeral

Tova Richler flew thousands of miles to her father's burial, but Arabs at Mount of Olives prevented her from attending.Benny Toker, Gil Ronen, 4/22/2014, 12:03 PM

Crimea Synagogue Vandalized Amid Ukraine Unrest

Swastikas and graffiti sprayed on a synagogue in Crimea, local rabbi advises worshippers to stay away from the site,Elad Benari, 3/3/2014, 6:32 AM

Israeli Envoy: Anne Frank Vandalism Does Not Represent Japan

Israelis understand that the vandalism in Japan of Anne Frank's diary is "a single act," says Israeli envoy.Elad Benari, 2/28/2014, 5:15 AM