Sinai smugglers cut through new security fence

JERUSALEM (JWN)—The new security fence along Israel’s border with Egypt—part of which is still under construction—was breached for the first time by Bedouin smugglers recently, the IDF announced … [Read more...]

10 percent of West Bank earmarked for settlement expansion

JERUSALEM (JWN and agencies)—Civil Administration maps recently released under the Freedom of Information Act show that large tracts of West Bank land have been set aside for the expansion of Jewish … [Read more...]

Barkat bids to adjust Jerusalem’s boundaries

JERUSALEM (JWN)—Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat recently spoke with mainstream Orthodox rabbis from the national-religious community in an attempt to win their support for a land swap that would trade … [Read more...]

New segment of security fence may separate nuns from monks

By OZ ROSENBERG (Haaretz) The monks and nuns of the Cremisan monastery, on a pastoral ridge opposite Har Gilo, have been living peacefully, side by side, since the place was built in the 1960s. But … [Read more...]

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