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Tisha Be'av in eyes of Jordanian and PA officials and media: "Jews storm Al-Aqsa in 'central occupied West Bank district of Jerusalem."
The Palestinian Authority called on the international community "to hold Israel accountable for its aggressive and provocative practices."
Many worshipers go to ancient holy sites to hold special prayer services on Tisha Be'av, which commemorates the destruction of Judaism's two ancient Jewish Temples.
Security forces stationed throughout the capital with emphasis on securing Jews gathered at Western Wall to pray on annual fast day.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD,JPOST.COM STAFF
Security forces will be stationed throughout the capital, with an emphasis on the Old City following two terror attacks in the city Monday.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Politicians responded with outrage and bitter disappointment as the confluence of Ramadan and Tisha Be’av inflame the situation.
Our economy is strong, unemployment is down, philanthropy is at an all-time high and people are happy! Even with the gravity of the security threats facing Israel, we feel safe and secure.
By ARI HAROW
There is absolutely no need for this law, except to stoke the electoral base of craven, cowardly politicians, and stir fear, division and hatred in the run-up to the next elections.
By SHULAMIT S. MAGNUS
As we face Tisha Be’av and mourn the loss of the Temple, let us take a moment to remember that we are grieving a destruction that took place in our past and still continues in the present day.
By ZVI GLUCK
Our minds are wired to reject or deflect negative feedback.
By WARREN GOLDSTEIN
This year, let’s take to the streets to fight together against prejudice, bigotry, racism and xenophobia.
By ERAN BARUCH,NOGA BRENNER-SAMIA
Some crusades, high-minded and sweet-smelling as they may appear to be, may bring more harm than healing to the public welfare.
By STEWART WEISS
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