Shas 'bombshell' would also forbid women from wearing prayer shawls and tefillin at Jewish holy site.
Jerusalem Old City
Dubbed Jerusalem 5800, plan envisions a giant international airport near Jericho, a railway from Ramallah, and even a Biblical park.
'She was smart, assertive, vociferous and opinionated – even a bit intimidating,' Chana Sperber tells Haaretz of her former classmate at Wellesley.
Protesting Israel's inaction, hundreds of demonstrators led by top Reform, Conservative rabbis break through security barrier and enter Kotel plaza, where ultra-Orthodox await.
By allowing Elad to operate nearly unchecked, the three agencies 'forfeited state authority' over sensitive Jerusalem areas, state comptroller says.
Prime minister urges 'patience' hours before top U.S. rabbis will try to march on Western Wall to protest Israel's inaction on egalitarian prayer space: 'We don't need friction'
Workers restoring the crumbling Church of the Holy Sepulchre did not however go down to the shelf on which Jesus' body was said to have lain.
'It is time for the U.S. to stand with Israel and suspend our ties with UNESCO,' Rubio and other U.S. lawmakers write in letter.
Over 3,000 Jews frequented the holy site during October holiday period, including a group of soldiers; though Palestinian social media is ablaze, no altercations have been reported.
State antiquities agency hopes disclosures will quell competing claims about work carried out at the holy site.