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Cave of Machpelah
Jonathan S. Tobin
November 29, 2021
Lighting a candle in Hebron beyond the seventh step
Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s visit to the Tomb of the Patriarchs was a reminder of both Jewish rights and the intractable and irrational nature of a conflict that Palestinians don’t wish to end.
Marking Hanukkah in Hebron, Herzog declares city’s Jewish connection ‘unquestionable’
November 29, 2021
The Israeli president spoke of his family’s connection to Hebron, noting that his great-great-grandmother once lived in the city and survived the 1929 Hebron massacre, when more than 65 Jews were killed by Arab rioters.
Secrets of the Cave of the Patriarchs exposed
November 2, 2021
Noam Arnon’s comprehensive doctoral dissertation proves that there is much more to the ancient site than meets the eye.
Abbas adviser: Hanukkah menorah at the Cave of the Patriarchs a ‘desecration’
December 15, 2020
“The occupation state ... is exploiting every opportunity, and particularly the so-called 'Jewish holidays,’ in order to commit crimes,” says P.A. Supreme Sharia Judge Mahmoud al-Habbash.
New housing permits in Hebron expected to bolster Jewish presence in city
November 9, 2020
Local Jewish leaders commend the move to permit the first new housing since 2002, which they hope will attract young couples to the city, while an anti-settlement NGO argues that permits are illegal. A court hearing is scheduled for Jan. 31.
Palestinians vexed over prayer restrictions at Tomb of Patriarchs in Hebron
May 27, 2020
Ramallah accuses Jerusalem of infringing on freedom of worship following restrictive measures imposed on services of all faiths at the Hebron site due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Palestinian attacks security forces at Cave of Patriarchs in Hebron
February 16, 2020
The suspect, who attacked an Israeli Border Police officer after refusing a security check, was found with a knife. No injuries were reported.