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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.'

Watch: Arabs Attack Jerusalem Kindergarten with Fireworks

'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.'

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

Covering up terror?

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.'

Police Admit Arab Stabbing of Jew in Jerusalem was Terror Attack

Arutz Sheva exclusive

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.'

Police Blame Jewish Victims for Arab Ambush Attack

Arabs Wound Two Jews in Eastern Jerusalem

Two Jewish men who made their way to a yeshiva in eastern Jerusalem attacked by Arabs.

Arabs Wound Two Jews in Eastern Jerusalem

'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.

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

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.'

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

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.

Arabs Arrested over Desecration of Ancient Jewish Cemetery

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.

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

'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.

'Terrorists Control a Portion of the Mount of Olives'

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.

Policeman Injured as Arab Terrorists Attack Jews in Jerusalem

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

Arab vandals destroyed the gravesite of the Hassidic leader, the Grand Rebbe of Modzitz.

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

Hassidic Protest over Mt. Of Olives Desecration

Dozens of graves in the Gerrer section were vandalized. Massive investment in security cameras was for naught.

Hassidic Protest over Mt. Of Olives Desecration

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.

Mt. of Olives Cemetery Vandals Strike Again

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.

Arab Terrorists Throw Rocks at School Bus in Jerusalem

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.

MKs Tell Cops to Get Tough on Hostile Villages

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Rock Ambush Causes New Yorker to Miss Dad's Funeral

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,

Crimea Synagogue Vandalized Amid Ukraine Unrest

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.

Israeli Envoy: Anne Frank Vandalism Does Not Represent Japan

Israeli Embassy Donates New Anne Frank Diaries

Copies of diary torn in Tokyo vandalism spree replaced by embassy, 300 copies to make up for 308 ruined books.

Israeli Embassy Donates New Anne Frank Diaries

'Diary of Anne Frank' Vandalized in Libraries Across Tokyo

Hundreds of books about the Holocaust found torn apart across Tokyo Friday; Japanese nationalist politics may be to blame.

'Diary of Anne Frank' Vandalized in Libraries Across Tokyo

Visitors to Mt. of Olives Tomb Demand More Protection

Visitors to the tomb of Rabbi Ovadia Mibartenura, a medieval commentator on the Mishna, are demanding extra police protection.

Visitors to Mt. of Olives Tomb Demand More Protection

Jerusalem: Police Investigate Suspected 'Price Tag'

Cars vandalized, words 'Arab workers, enough assimilation' sprayed at the scene. Comes after Jewish man stabbed by Arab attacker.

Jerusalem: Police Investigate Suspected 'Price Tag'

Rivlin Promises to Increase Mt. of Olives Security

Police do precious little to defend Jews who wish to visit the massive Jewish cemetery at the Mount of Olives, activists said.

Rivlin Promises to Increase Mt. of Olives Security

Arab 'Price Tag' On Elazar Son Of Aaron's Tomb

Arab graffiti praising terrorism scrawled over tomb of high priest Aaron's son Elazar from Torah, questions how police will respond.

Arab 'Price Tag' On Elazar Son Of Aaron's Tomb

Rabbi on Mount of Olives Violence: Are We Waiting for a Tragedy?

Rabbi Hillel Horowitz, Jerusalem Director of Cemeteries, steps in to fight Arab violence against mourners, slams helpless police.

Rabbi on Mount of Olives Violence: Are We Waiting for a Tragedy?

Arab Youths Attack Rabbi Visiting his Murdered Son's Grave

Rabbi Yitzhak Cohen tells Arutz Sheva of the harrowing attack; 40-minute assault highlights lack of police presence at Mt. of Olives.

Arab Youths Attack Rabbi Visiting his Murdered Son's Grave

Serious Vandalism of Coastal Synagogues

Town between Ashdod and Ashkelon has two synagogues broken into by vandals who ripped Torah scrolls and threw them on the floor.

Serious Vandalism of Coastal Synagogues

Caught on Camera

Exposed: Waqf Illegally Drilling on Temple Mount

Temple Mount activist catches Waqf officials vandalizing Judaism's holiest site.

Exposed: Waqf Illegally Drilling on Temple Mount

Vandalism Plunges Samaria Jews into Darkness

Jews in Samaria suffer blackout. The problem: power line is routed through a hostile Arab town.

Vandalism Plunges Samaria Jews into Darkness

Tel Aviv Synagogue Vandalized with Swastikas

Nazi slogans, swastikas spray-painted on Tel Aviv synagogue. Suspect in custody.

Tel Aviv Synagogue Vandalized with Swastikas

Vandalism in Lod; Local Jews Complain of Arab Harassment

Cars vandalized in Lod; Orthodox Jewish community reports ongoing harassment by local Arabs.

Vandalism in Lod; Local Jews Complain of Arab Harassment

King David's Tomb Vandalized During Snowstorm

Newly donated religious books stamped with name of non-existent 'Academy - King David' by vandals during storm.

King David's Tomb Vandalized During Snowstorm

'Mortal Danger' to Travel to Mount of Olives

Knesset committee hearing Monday discusses security issues at historic site; no police until Defense Min. confirms danger.

'Mortal Danger' to Travel to Mount of Olives

Yeshiva Student Lightly Wounded in Jerusalem Rock Attack

24 -year-old yeshiva student lightly wounded after being struck by a rock near the Mount of Olives.

Yeshiva Student Lightly Wounded in Jerusalem Rock Attack

Rioting Arabs Attack Jewish Pilgrims Next to Mount of Olives

Area resident calls family's escape miraculous.

Rioting Arabs Attack Jewish Pilgrims Next to Mount of Olives

Selichot Bus Attacked at Mt. of Olives

Claims of better security notwithstanding, a tour bus is ambushed by rock throwers at Mt. of Olives.

Selichot Bus Attacked at Mt. of Olives

Decline in Arab Attacks on Mount of Olives

Thousands expected at cemetery in the week before Yom Kippur, as activists also report a drop in grave desecrations by Arab extremists.

Decline in Arab Attacks on Mount of Olives

Activists: Police Failing to Protect Mount of Olives

Activists say attacks against ancient cemetery, local Jews escalating, police not taking threat seriously

Activists: Police Failing to Protect Mount of Olives

Jews Almost 'Lynched' on the Way to Ohr Hachaim's Tomb

A group of Jews who visited the tomb of the Rabbi Chaim Ben Attar, known as the Ohr Hachaim, was attacked by dozens of Arabs

Jews Almost 'Lynched' on the Way to Ohr Hachaim's Tomb

‘Psychotic’ Synagogue Vandal Released to House Arrest

Judge says psychosis is not a reason to jail a man who repeatedly desecrated a synagogue.

‘Psychotic’ Synagogue Vandal Released to House Arrest

MKs and Activists Discuss Deteriorating Situation on Mt. Olives

The Intl. Committee for the Preservation of Har Hazeitim participated in a special Knesset hearing regarding the situation on Mt. Olives

MKs and Activists Discuss Deteriorating Situation on Mt. Olives

Synagogue Defaced for a Fourth Time

Synagogue frequented by Holocaust survivors is defaced with crosses, sending one person into shock.

Synagogue Defaced for a Fourth Time

Dep. Min. Danon: There will be No Building Freeze

Deputy Defense Minister: Thousands of IDF soldiers in military academies will be transferred to Mount Scopus.

Dep. Min. Danon: There will be No Building Freeze

Two Swastikas, Graffiti Found on NY Sidewalk

Two swastikas and anti-Semitic remarks have been found scrawled on a sidewalk in Nassau County, New York.

Two Swastikas, Graffiti Found on NY Sidewalk

PA Arabs Claim Bat Ayin Jews Destroyed Olive Trees, Grapevines

The Palestinian Authority claims Judean Jews from Bat Ayin carried out a price tag attack on an old Arab farmer’s vineyard and olive grove.

PA Arabs Claim Bat Ayin Jews Destroyed Olive Trees, Grapevines

Burned Mezuzot Found in New York on Yom Hashoah

11 mezuzot were burned in an apartment building in Brooklyn as Jews marked Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Burned Mezuzot Found in New York on Yom Hashoah

Anger at Government Silence on Yeshiva Desecration

‘Where is Peres?’ residents ask as Torah scroll desecration is widely ignored. Deputy minister: this brings back dark times.

Anger at Government Silence on Yeshiva Desecration

Synagogue Vandalized, Defaced in Mitzpeh Yericho

Vandals destroyed books and several objects, smashed doors and furniture, and defaced a Torah scroll in the town of Mitzpeh Yericho

Synagogue Vandalized, Defaced in Mitzpeh Yericho

Police Investigate Minneapolis Passover Vandalism

The Temple Israel synagogue in Minneapolis was vandalized as congregants gathered to celebrate Passover.

Police Investigate Minneapolis Passover Vandalism

Arabs Set Fire to Memorial Plaque in Ofra

Arabs set fire to a memorial plaque for a resident of Ofra. Local residents: this is just the beginning.

Arabs Set Fire to Memorial Plaque in Ofra

Toronto Yeshiva Defaced with Anti-Semitic Graffiti

Students at the “Mishkan HaTorah” Yeshiva in Toronto, were shocked when they found the building to be defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti.

Toronto Yeshiva Defaced with Anti-Semitic Graffiti

Who Controls Vandalized Mount of Olives?

Jerusalem Arabs destroyed a dozen graves at the Mount of Olives cemetery, supposedly under Israeli sovereignty.

Who Controls Vandalized Mount of Olives?

Miami Vandals Try to Extinguish Light of Hanukkah

A giant menorah and dreidel in Miami were vandalized, in an unsuccessful attempt to spoil the spirit of Hanukkah.

Miami Vandals Try to Extinguish Light of Hanukkah

College Jewish Center Scrawled with Anti-Semitic Graffiti

“Crude and hateful” graffiti was scrawled on the back door of the Jewish Life House at liberal arts college in Massachusetts.

College Jewish Center Scrawled with Anti-Semitic Graffiti

Jerusalem: Jews Confront Arabs after Stabbing

Residents of Maale Zeitim say they've had enough after renowned Rabbi Tau's son is stabbed.

Jerusalem: Jews Confront Arabs after Stabbing

Holocaust Memorial Vandalized with 'Sudan' in Massachusetts

The Holocaust Memorial at Buttonwood Park, Massachusetts was vandalized sometime Thursday night or Friday morning.

Holocaust Memorial Vandalized with 'Sudan' in Massachusetts

Eyewitnesses: Vandals Still Plague Mt. of Olives Cemetery

Participants in a funeral say desecration of tombs at ancient cemetery continues.

Eyewitnesses: Vandals Still Plague Mt. of Olives Cemetery