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Shalom Lerner named new head of Mt. of Olives protection committee

Shalom Lerner named 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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/12/2020 22:01
Watch: Fireworks, rocks and firebombs on the Mount of Olives

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/12/2020 00:08
Rabbi Peretz: This is our answer to Jordan

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 07/07/2020 18:27
Watch: 84 years since passing of Rabbi Kook

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 03/09/2019 10:55
Mount of Olives plagued by stray dogs

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.Shimon Cohen, 06/08/2019 09:54
Women's prayer on Mount of Olives

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.Mordechai Sones, 03/04/2019 00:12
Closing circle on Mount of Olives after 71 years

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, 27/11/2018 20:43
Avraham Fried in Mount of Olives 'Selichot' performance

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, 23/08/2018 09:56
Preparing for mass ascent to Mount of Olives

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, 15/03/2018 21:40
Live: Hanukkah candle lighting on 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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/12/2017 19:21
New bus line runs directly to 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.Haim Lev, 06/12/2017 11:01
'Jews will not be persecuted in their own country'

'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, 04/12/2017 23:22
Jerusalem to inspect mosque built near former PM's grave

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, 04/12/2017 09:44
Will world's oldest Jewish cemetery finally be secured?

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, 03/12/2017 19:30
Initiative to bring all Jerusalem students to Mount of Olives

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, 26/10/2017 20:14
Memorial for the fallen of Gush Katif: 'Second burial'

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, 21/08/2017 22:25
'The car window was smashed to smithereens'

'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, 10/05/2017 21:21
Far-left angered by planned Mount of Olives visitors center

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, 25/04/2017 14:53
Chabad rabbi beaten in vicious attack laid to rest

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, 16/04/2017 15:06
Mount of Olives security budget rises after wave of attacks

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, 13/11/2016 17:36
Hundreds congregate to pray on the Mount of Olives

Hundreds congregate to pray 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, 23/10/2016 14:45
Arab posed as cop to sexually assault tourists

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, 06/10/2016 21:52
Prince Charles secretly visits grandmother's grave

Prince Charles secretly visits grandmother's grave

Prince of Wales visited in secret the grave of his grandmother on the Mount of Olives in eastern Jerusalem.JTA, 06/10/2016 11:28
Mark family visits their father's grave

Mark family visits their father's grave

30 days after Rabbi Michael Mark was murdered, his family visits his graveside for a final farewell.Eliran Aharon, 01/08/2016 11:26
Thousands attend concert on Mount of Olives

Thousands attend concert 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, 25/07/2016 16:08
David Cameron is no friend of the truth

David Cameron is no friend of the truth

True friends don't pander to mendacious lies against their friends. Noam Rotem, 29/02/2016 14:33
Arab clan hired to guard Mt. Olives cemetery

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, 27/10/2015 09:30
Watch: Arson at Mount of 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.Arutz Sheva staff, 02/09/2015 10:21
Rock Attack on the Way to Torah Study

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, 21/08/2015 04:12
Arabs Throw Rocks on Mount of Olives, 1 Injured

Arabs Throw Rocks on Mount of Olives, 1 Injured

Ministers slam 'intolerable' security situation after Arab mob targets bus, Border Police.Hezki Baruch, 12/08/2015 22:13
MKs Slam Police Failure on Protecting Mt of Olives

MKs Slam Police Failure on Protecting Mt of Olives

Knesset Internal Affairs and Environment Committee appalled after visit to Mount of Olives cemetery, site of regular Arab attacks.Yaakov Levi, 09/08/2015 17:09
Rivlin Visits Embattled Mount of Olives Cemetery

Rivlin Visits Embattled Mount of Olives Cemetery

President visits Afghan Section of Mount of Olives cemetery, where 62 graves were smashed by vandals. 'We must not give up.'Hezki Baruch, 13/07/2015 13:35
90 Graves Desecrated in 14 Days – and No Arrests

90 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, 28/06/2015 22:24
Budget for Mount of Olives Security to Be Doubled

Budget for Mount of Olives Security to Be Doubled

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, 23/06/2015 14:09
MK Demands Security on The Two Mounts

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, 17/06/2015 16:43
Arabs Torch Graves in Ancient Jerusalem Cemetery

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, 05/06/2015 11:49
Two Injured in Jerusalem Car Terror Attack

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, 20/05/2015 10:36
Police Blame Desecration of Jewish Graves on Jews

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, 28/04/2015 18:38
'If We Concede Mount of Olives, We Concede J'lem'

'If We Concede Mount of Olives, We Concede J'lem'

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, 31/03/2015 14:32
Watch: Arab Purim 'Pogrom' on Jerusalem Cemetery

Watch: Arab Purim 'Pogrom' on Jerusalem Cemetery

Headstones trashed at Mount of Olives cemetery; councilman King blames govt. for not letting police stop Arabs from desecrating graves.Ari Yashar, 10/03/2015 18:59
'Throwing Stones is Murder in Every Respect'

'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, 23/02/2015 19:50
Hassidic Rebbe Saved Miraculously from Arab Attack

Hassidic Rebbe Saved Miraculously from Arab 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, 11/02/2015 18:43
Arabs Attack Kindergarten with Fireworks

Arabs Attack 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, 11/02/2015 12:13
'Police Didn't Help' After Rock Attack in J'lem

'Police Didn't Help' After Rock Attack in J'lem

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, 24/12/2014 21:28
Police Admit Arab Stabbing of Jew is Terror Attack

Police Admit Arab Stabbing of Jew is 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, 22/12/2014 09:10
Police Blame Jewish Victims for Arab Ambush

Police Blame Jewish Victims for Arab Ambush

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

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, 21/11/2014 20:20
'People Are Afraid to Bury on Mount of Olives'

'People Are Afraid to Bury on Mount of Olives'

Jerusalem Director of Cemeteries, Rabbi Hillel Horowitz, urges government to increase penalties for desecration of graves.Beny Toker, Cynthia Blank, 06/11/2014 14:28
US Jewish Mission Shocked by Mt. Of Olives Horror

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, 05/11/2014 08:06
Arabs Arrested for Desecrating Jewish Cemetery

Arabs Arrested for Desecrating 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, 03/11/2014 14:09
Gov't 'Not Serious' About Tackling Jerusalem Riots

Gov't 'Not Serious' About Tackling Jerusalem Riots

Arieh King says total breakdown of law on Mount of Olives due to politicians' flawed worldview.Shimon Cohen, Ari Yashar, 27/10/2014 09:59
'Terrorists Control Portion of Mount of Olives'

'Terrorists Control Portion of 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, 26/10/2014 10:25
Policeman Injured in Maale Hazeitim Fighting

Policeman Injured in Maale Hazeitim Fighting

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, 16/10/2014 19:42
Rebbe's Grave Desecrated by Mt. of Olives Vandals

Rebbe's Grave Desecrated by Mt. of Olives Vandals

Arab vandals destroyed the gravesite of the Hassidic leader, the Grand Rebbe of Modzitz.Moshe Cohen, 12/10/2014 22:54
Hassidic Protest over Mt. Of Olives Desecration

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, 29/09/2014 10:41
Mt. of Olives Cemetery Vandals Strike Again

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, 28/09/2014 16:38
Terrorists Throw Rocks at School Bus in Jerusalem

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, 21/09/2014 11:32