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What I saw in Israel in the 1980s: A Christian woman's memories

I already supported Israel, but was open to seeing all sides of the issues in its relationship with Arab residents and neighbors. Memoir.

What I saw in Israel in the 1980s: A Christian woman's memories

'They tried to murder me'

Arabs attack haredi journalist on Mount of Olives

Arab rioters pelted Nati Kalish's car as he left the cemetery in Jerusalem. Suspects are in custody.

Arabs attack haredi journalist on Mount of Olives

Jerusalem:

Police arrest Arab who firebombed rabbi's home

Police to ask the court to extend the detention of the Arab who threw a Molotov cocktail at the home of Rabbi Dov Lior on Mt. of Olives.

Police arrest Arab who firebombed rabbi's home

Watch:

Bus of high school students pelted with stones in Jerusalem

Bus of 11th grade girls leaving has windows shattered by stone throwers as it leaves ancient Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives.

Bus of high school students pelted with stones in Jerusalem

Family narrowly escapes lynching attempt near Mount of Olives

Car carrying mother, 3 children and grandmother attacked by group of masked Arabs while leaving Mount of Olives cemetery.

Family narrowly escapes lynching attempt near Mount of Olives

Ben Gvir at site of riots:

'Shoot those who endanger the lives of soldiers and residents'

During visit to the Beit Orot neighborhood, Otzma Yehudit leader calls for a clear order to use live ammo against anyone who poses a danger.

'Shoot those who endanger the lives of soldiers and residents'

Buses of yeshiva students attacked on Mount of Olives

Arabs throw stones at 2 buses of yeshiva students visiting from the south

Buses of yeshiva students attacked on Mount of Olives

The US President's Sermon on the Mount of Olives

The US President will be speaking at a hospital that serves UNRWA camps in the region. What he says can bring peace closer. Op-ed.

The  US President's  Sermon on the Mount of Olives

Historic agreement to build visitor center on Mount of Olives

After activity by International Committee for Har Hazeitim, historic agreement signed to establish visitor center on Mount of Olives.

Historic agreement to build visitor center on Mount of Olives

Mount of Olives security reunites ranking IDF officers

Former high-ranking IDF officers-turned politicians reunite at meeting on security for Mount of Olives.

Mount of Olives security reunites ranking IDF officers

New project aims to bring tourists to the Mount of Olives

OU Israel and International Committee for Har Hazeitim team up to bring visitors to the Mount of Olives.

New project aims to bring tourists to the Mount of Olives

Sharp decline in vandalism on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives

Delegation visits Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, seeing firsthand the increased security - and decline in the number of incidents.

Sharp decline in vandalism on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives

Attempted lynching on way to Mount of Olives cemetery

Family pelted with stones in their car as they head to memorial service at Biblical Jewish cemetery.

Attempted lynching on way to Mount of Olives cemetery

Watch live: 'Selichot' prayers on the Mount of Olives

Ahead of Jewish New Year, special 'Selichot' prayers are held on the Mount of Olives, led by cantors Yisrael Parnes and Yechiel Schossheim.

Watch live: 'Selichot' prayers on the Mount of Olives

Who will protect the Mount of Olives?

New Israeli board dedicated to protection of Mount of Olives is founded. Its first goal: To push for the construction of a Visitors Center.

Who will protect the Mount of Olives?

Watch: 'They're stoning us, they threw a gas balloon'

Near the Mount of Olives, Arab terrorists stone bus filled with yeshiva students. Watch as the boys call for help from inside the bus

Watch: 'They're stoning us, they threw a gas balloon'

Rock-throwing attack while MK visits Mount of Olives

MK Nir Orbach's meeting with police chief in charge of security on the Mount of Olives cut short by rock-throwing attack.

Rock-throwing attack while MK visits Mount of Olives

Sheldon Adelson to be buried on Mount of Olives tomorrow

Body of Sheldon Adelson arrives in Israel ahead of his burial in ancient Jewish cemetery in Jerusalem.

Sheldon Adelson to be buried on Mount of Olives tomorrow

Shalom Lerner new head of Mt. of Olives protection committee

Former Beit Shemesh Deputy Mayor named as new Director of the Committee for the Protection of Har HaZeitim.

Shalom Lerner new head of Mt. of Olives protection committee

Watch: Fireworks, rocks and firebombs on the Mount of Olives

Arabs set fires and throw firebombs at Jewish homes and at firefighters who were called to the scene.

Watch: Fireworks, rocks and firebombs on the Mount of Olives

Rabbi Peretz: This is our answer to Jordan

Jerusalem Affairs Minister visits Mount of Olives, responds to Jordanian demands Israel stop work at the Western Wall.

Rabbi Peretz: This is our answer to Jordan

Watch: 84 years since passing of Rabbi Kook

Thousands expected to ascend to grave of spiritual luminary Rabbi Avraham Yitzhak Hacohen Kook on Mount of Olives in coming days.

Watch: 84 years since passing of Rabbi Kook

Mount of Olives plagued by stray dogs

An increasing number of visitors to the ancient Jewish cemetery face stray dogs who take shelter among the tombstones and burial caves.

Mount of Olives plagued by stray dogs

Thursday:

Women's prayer on Mount of Olives

Thursday, April 4th women and girls will gather to pray on Mount of Olives with leaders and rabbis to beseech Creator for redemption.

Women's prayer on Mount of Olives

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.

Closing circle on Mount of Olives after 71 years

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.'

Avraham Fried in Mount of Olives 'Selichot' performance

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.

Preparing for mass ascent to Mount of Olives

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.

Live: Hanukkah candle lighting on Mount of Olives

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.

New bus line runs directly to Mount of Olives

'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.'

'Jews will not be persecuted in their own country'

Six years later:

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.

Jerusalem to inspect mosque built near former PM's grave

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.

Will world's oldest Jewish cemetery finally be secured?

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.

Initiative to bring all Jerusalem students to Mount of Olives

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.

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

'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.

'The car window was smashed to smithereens'

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.

Far-left angered by planned Mount of Olives visitors center

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.

Chabad rabbi beaten in vicious attack laid to rest

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.

Mount of Olives security budget rises after wave of attacks

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.

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

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.

Suspicion: Arab posed as cop to sexually assault tourists

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.

Prince Charles secretly visits his grandmother's Jerusalem grave

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.

Watch: Mark family bids farewell at father's grave

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.

Thousands attend joyous celebration on Mount of Olives

David Cameron is no friend of the truth

David Cameron is no friend of the truth

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.

Arab clan hired to guard Mt. Olives cemetery

Watch: Arson at Mount of Olives Cemetery

Local Arabs are the likely suspects in a brush fire at the ancient cemetery around midnight.

Watch: Arson at Mount of Olives Cemetery

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.

Rock Attack on the Way to Torah Study

One Wounded After Arabs Throw Rocks on Mount of Olives

Ministers slam 'intolerable' security situation after Arab mob targets bus, Border Police.

One Wounded After Arabs Throw Rocks on Mount of Olives

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.

MKs Slam Police 'Failure' to Protect Ancient Jewish Cemetery

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.'

President Visits Embattled Ancient Cemetery Under Arab Attack

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.

Ninety Graves Desecrated in 14 Days – and No Arrests

Enough is enough

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.'

Government Vows to End Arab Desecration of Ancient Cemetery

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.

MK Demands Security on The Two Mounts

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.'

Arabs Torch Graves in Ancient Jerusalem Cemetery

Breaking news

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.

Two Injured in Jerusalem Car Terror Attack

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.

Police Blame Desecration of Jewish Graves on Jews

'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.

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

Purim desecration

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.

Watch: Arab Purim 'Pogrom' on Ancient Jerusalem Cemetery

'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.

'Throwing Stones is Murder in Every Respect'

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.

Hassidic Rebbe Saved 'Miraculously' from Arab Mob Rock Attack