In the News

1. More coverage of the anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, including Fatah’s marking of the occasion by firing rockets at Israel:
Israel National News
TotallyJewish.com

2. The Waqf has given land to the Turkish government to build a monument to soldiers who died fighting for the Ottoman Empire. The monument would be situated at the foot of the Temple Mount eastern wall. The plan awaits approval by the Jerusalem municipality. See Haaretz for this story.

3. The archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams blames emigration from Israel by Christian Arabs on the security fence. An editorial in The Jerusalem Post proposes that other factors are responsible.

4. The Western Wall Heritage Foundation plans to build a tunnel connecting the Jewish Quarter and a synagogue in the Moslem quarter. Islamic leaders are of course denouncing the plan as a way to undermine the foundations of the Mosque. Read more:
Israel National News
Haaretz

5. Despite all the controversy, Nadia Abu el-Haj of Barnard College has been granted tenure. The New York Times and The New York Sun report.

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