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Arab indicted over failed rocket launch on Flag March

Military Advocate General files indictment against Palestinian Arab who tried to launch rocket at the Flag March in Jerusalem.

Arab indicted over failed rocket launch on Flag March

Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu:

The modern day blood libel

The press said that there was racism, violence, and hate at the flag march. Lies can kill, but lies do not have legs to stand on. Op-ed.

The modern day blood libel

Ben Gvir at Flag March:

'Despite the threats, we are not caving'

MK Nissim Vaturi: There is no need to fear anyone, this is our land, including Jerusalem.

'Despite the threats, we are not caving'

Netanyahu on Jerusalem Day:

'We have changed the equation'

Netanyahu at state ceremony for Jerusalem Day: Despite the threats, I directed that the flag march be held along its customary route.

'We have changed the equation'

Watch: Jerusalem Day celebration at Western Wall

Thousands march from Great Synagogue to the Western Wall to celebrate anniversary of Jerusalem's reunification.

Watch: Jerusalem Day celebration at Western Wall

Texts with fake bomb threats sent to Flag March participants

Police investigating after text messages claiming to be from the police send fake warnings of explosives at Jerusalem Day celebrations.

Texts with fake bomb threats sent to Flag March participants

Tens of thousands celebrate Jerusalem Day in the capital

Celebrants dance in front of Jerusalem's Great Synagogue ahead of annual Flag March to the Western Wall.

Tens of thousands celebrate Jerusalem Day in the capital

Regev: Jerusalem Day march route must remain unchanged

'The message we sent during Operation Shield and Arrow to all terrorists is this: Don’t mess with us,' Transportation Min. Regev says.

Regev: Jerusalem Day march route must remain unchanged

Police on heightened alert:

Tens of thousands to take part in Jerusalem Day Flag March

3,200 police officers, Border Police personnel, volunteers, and special forces spread out across Jerusalem to keep the peace.

Tens of thousands to take part in Jerusalem Day Flag March

Police:

Iran, terrorists lying about Flag March going to Temple Mount

Police Commissioner warns Iran and its terrorist proxies spreading lies in order to incite violence against Jews on Jerusalem Day.

Iran, terrorists lying about Flag March going to Temple Mount

US on Flag March:

'We are urging all parties to maintain calm'

State Department deputy spokesperson calls for calm ahead of planned Jerusalem Day Flag March.

'We are urging all parties to maintain calm'

MDA prepares to offer medical care during Jerusalem Day

Magen David Adom prepares for possible medical emergencies as thousands expected at annual Flag March.

MDA prepares to offer medical care during Jerusalem Day

Hamas threatens Flag March again

Terror group calls on Muslims to come to Al Aqsa Mosque en masse to counter Jerusalem Day celebrations.

Hamas threatens Flag March again

IDF estimates:

Gaza operation lowered chance of Jerusalem Day conflict

'Flag March' to take place as planned, IDF estimates Hamas will maintain restraint.

Gaza operation lowered chance of Jerusalem Day conflict

Israel warns Hamas not to disrupt Jerusalem Day Flag March

Flag March to go ahead following Hamas threats, but route will not include the Arab Quarter.

Israel warns Hamas not to disrupt Jerusalem Day Flag March

Hamas threatens Jerusalem Day Flag March

Terror group vows to stop 'Judiazation of the Al Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem.'

Hamas threatens Jerusalem Day Flag March

'Route of Jerusalem Day Flag March won't be changed'

Government ministers demand no changes be made to route of Flag March on Jerusalem Day.

'Route of Jerusalem Day Flag March won't be changed'

Hamas will react to Flag March 'at the right time'

A senior Middle East analyst voices anger with the provocations of the 'far-right' but says Arabs are the only ones to blame here.

Hamas will react to Flag March 'at the right time'

Gantz calls to declare La Familia, Levaha terrorist orgs

Defense Minister, Foreign Minister Lapid condemn right-wing organizations over chants heard during Jerusalem Day Flag March.

Gantz calls to declare La Familia, Levaha terrorist orgs

Bennett:

We could have retreated from sovereignty but strengthened it

PM Bennett speaks with Public Security Minister, security officials to thank them for largely peaceful Jerusalem Day celebrations.

We could have retreated from sovereignty but strengthened it

Joint List MK:

'Israeli flag in East Jerusalem is a symbol of occupation'

MK Osama Saadi says Flag March on Jerusalem Day is a failure of the "occupation."

'Israeli flag in East Jerusalem is a symbol of occupation'

Bennett:

'We broke records in the Flag March'

PM on Flag March in Jerusalem: It is moving and joyful to see all the people of Israel celebrating together.

'We broke records in the Flag March'

Bennett: Era of Iranian immunity is over

PM hints at Israel's involvement in assassination of IRGC officer during Cabinet meeting, says waving of Israeli flag 'goes without saying.'

Bennett: Era of Iranian immunity is over

Safed Chief Rabbi: Coming to Jerusalem today is a commandment

Safed Chief Rabbi Shmuel Eliyahu says Jews must participate in Flag March to prove Arab threats don't work.

Safed Chief Rabbi: Coming to Jerusalem today is a commandment

Minister Nitzan Horowitz:

'The Flag March is a provocation'

Health Minister blasts route of Flag March which was approved by the Minister of Public Security.

'The Flag March is a provocation'

Ahead of Flag March:

Iron Dome batteries deployed throughout Israel

Israel increases aerial defense ahead of possible rocket fire from Gaza, southern Lebanon.

Iron Dome batteries deployed throughout Israel

Jerusalem Day:

Fear Temple Mount clashes could spark Hamas rocket attacks

Security officials fear false incitement over threat by Flag March to the Temple Mount could lead to violence, rockets fired from Gaza.

Fear Temple Mount clashes could spark Hamas rocket attacks

Bamidbar: The lion of Judah, the flag of Jerusalem

Each tribe had a flag that marked the direction of travel. A flag signifies something to stand up for, something to believe in.

Bamidbar:  The lion of Judah, the flag of Jerusalem

US Embassy forbids employees to enter Old City during Flag March

US government employees and their families forbidden from entering the Old City of Jerusalem until Monday.

US Embassy forbids employees to enter Old City during Flag March

Hezbollah leader threatens Israel over Jerusalem Day march

Hassan Nasrallah warns Jerusalem Day Flag March could ignite the entire Middle East, provoke every Muslim nation.

Hezbollah leader threatens Israel over Jerusalem Day march

Police reinforce Jerusalem ahead of Flag March

3,000 policemen to secure Jerusalem Day Flag march as thousands more deployed throughout the country to prevent violence.

Police reinforce Jerusalem ahead of Flag March

Bennett provoking Hamas? Haniyeh threatens new war

Hamas says it will not allow Jews to impinge on the Al Aqsa mosque and Arabs' rights to Jerusalem, while threatening another armed conflict.

Bennett provoking Hamas? Haniyeh threatens new war

'The Israeli flag should be proudly flown everywhere'

Meretz ministers protest approval of Jerusalem Day Flag March in its usual route.

'The Israeli flag should be proudly flown everywhere'

Joint List: Cancel the Flag March

MKs Touma-Sliman and Odeh say Flag March in Jerusalem is "an excuse by the far-right to set fire to the area".

Joint List: Cancel the Flag March

Minister Barlev approves Flag March route

Following Public Security Minister's decision, Jerusalem Day Flag March will be held in its usual route through the Damascus Gate.

Minister Barlev approves Flag March route

Police waiting on political echelon to approve Flag March

MK Bezalel Smotrich calls on Public Security Minister Omer Barlev to approve the annual Jerusalem Day Flag March in its usual route.

Police waiting on political echelon to approve Flag March

Flag March:

Footage shows police officer punching marcher

March diverted to Jaffa Gate by police but violent confrontations still resulted. Watch:

Footage shows police officer punching marcher

Yair Lapid: Ben Gvir is a provocateur, not a nationalist

"Going ahead with the Flag March is dangerous and irresponsible," says Foreign Minister.

Yair Lapid: Ben Gvir is a provocateur, not a nationalist

Flag March

Hundreds of marchers attempt to bypass police blockades

"Ben Gvir won't reach Damascus Gate," insist police. Ben Gvir responds: "Shameful decision but I will comply."

Hundreds of marchers attempt to bypass police blockades

Ben Gvir in Jerusalem

'I'm going to Damascus Gate'

Just minutes away from the Old City walls, MK Ben Gvir insists his parliamentary immunity grants him complete freedom of movement.

'I'm going to Damascus Gate'

Hamas rejoices at order barring Ben Gvir from Damascus Gate

Terrorist organization takes credit for Prime Minister's order, citing "our threats."

Hamas rejoices at order barring Ben Gvir from Damascus Gate

Flag March

Ben Gvir defiant: 'I won't take orders from Bennett'

PM Bennett forbade Religious Zionist MK from approaching Damascus Gate. Ben Gvir responds: "Bennett is dividing Jerusalem."

Ben Gvir defiant: 'I won't take orders from Bennett'

PM Bennett won't allow MK to participate in Old City march

PM Bennett bans MK Itamar Ben Gvir from reaching Damascus Gate, participating in scheduled march.

PM Bennett won't allow MK to participate in Old City march

Police cancel Old City parade after closing Temple Mt. to Jews

Organizers refused an offer for an alternate route for the annual event, citing safety risks to participants.

Police cancel Old City parade after closing Temple Mt. to Jews

Hundreds in Ramla and Lod: We wave the Israeli flag with pride

Hundreds take part in flag march in the mixed cities of Ramla and Lod.

Hundreds in Ramla and Lod: We wave the Israeli flag with pride

Five takeaways from the Jerusalem Flag March

The successful efforts to allow the Flag March to take place is a lesson to all that our opinions do matter. Op-ed.

Five takeaways from the Jerusalem Flag March

Jordan condemns Jerusalem flag parade

Jordanian Foreign Ministry calls on Israel to "stop the attacks and provocations and respect the status quo."

Jordan condemns Jerusalem flag parade

Flag March held with no rocket attacks

17 Arab protesters arrested at Flag March. Lapid condemns video showing some marchers chanting 'death to Arabs.'

Flag March held with no rocket attacks

MK Odeh: Palestinian flag will fly on Old City walls

Joint List chairman protests Flag March, vows Jerusalem will be capital of Palestine and Israel will withdraw.

MK Odeh: Palestinian flag will fly on Old City walls

Jerusalem Flag March begins with thousands of marchers

Police estimate 5,000 participate in march celebrating reunification of Jerusalem.

Jerusalem Flag March begins with thousands of marchers

Mansour Abbas opposes Jerusalem Flag March

United Arab List chairman says annual Jerusalem Flag March is a deliberate attempt to enflame tensions, calls for its cancellation.

Mansour Abbas opposes Jerusalem Flag March

Report:

Egypt urging Hamas not to attack Israel during J'lem Flag March

'Bennett will respond with force.' Sources claim Egypt is pressing Hamas not to escalate tensions with Israel during Flag March.

Egypt urging Hamas not to attack Israel during J'lem Flag March

Israeli security forces gear up for Jerusalem Flag March

IDF and Israel Police prepare for Arab rioting and possible Hamas terror attacks during Jerusalem Flag March marking city's unification.

Israeli security forces gear up for Jerusalem Flag March

IDF on alert ahead of Flag March, Iron Dome ready

Israel prepares to respond if Hamas makes good on threat over celebratory march in Jerusalem.

IDF on alert ahead of Flag March, Iron Dome ready

Public Security Minister: Flag March will be held tomorrow

Minister Omer Bar-Lev says democracy requires ability to demonstrate and march, rejects calls to cancel Jerusalem Flag March.

Public Security Minister: Flag March will be held tomorrow

Provocation? Right-wing leaders consider cancelling Flag March

With tensions in Jerusalem running high, police are demanding the march be rerouted to avoid Muslim Quarter, Jewish leaders say 'No.'

Provocation? Right-wing leaders consider cancelling Flag March

Netanyahu, Gantz reach compromise on Jerusalem Flag March

Flag March rescheduled for next week after being cancelled twice in May and June.

Netanyahu, Gantz reach compromise on Jerusalem Flag March

Hodu LaHashem ki tov - yes, His mercy endures forever

At the Kotel after the flag march was cancelled: Images that became metaphors, powerful statements of faith and resolve.

Hodu LaHashem ki tov - yes, His mercy endures forever

High Court rejects petition against Jerusalem Day parade

Court orders petitioners to pay compensation, says they did not have standing to file petition instead of Muslim residents of the Old City.

High Court rejects petition against Jerusalem Day parade

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Tens of thousands take part in Jerusalem flag march

A full 1,200 police officers deployed to secure traditional rikudegalim march, leading from city center to the Kotel.

Tens of thousands take part in Jerusalem flag march