Is the wave of Muslim tourism that has recently been sweeping over Rachel’s Tomb an act of innocent faith or of deliberate provocation?
Images and explanations offer a quick tour through the Holy Land’s most important must-see hotspots.
Yaakov did not bury his beloved wife Rachel in the family plot in Chevron, but rather in nearby Beit Lechem.
Located on the northern edge of Bethlehem, the tomb is revered as the burial place of the Jewish biblical matriarch Rachel.
Israeli security forces have arrested a cell of Palestinian teenagers suspected of attacking Jewish worshipers and security forces at Rachel’s Tomb, in northern Bethlehem, police announced Thursday morning.
Attacks at the Tomb of Joseph and the Tomb of Rachel this week emphasize that the year-long wave of terror plaguing Israel is a religious struggle, and not just a political disagreement.
Despite the Biblical legacy which links them to Jewish history, last week, UNESCO declared that the Cave of the Patriarchs and the Tomb of Rachel are Muslim holy sites
UNESCO approved a resolution in which it listed Rachel’s Tomb, located just south of Jerusalem and the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, as Islamic sites.
Thousands flooded Rachel’s Tomb in Bethlehem on Friday, on the anniversary of her death,in reaction to the resolution by UNESCO declaring it a Muslim site.
UNESCO has approved a resolution condemning Israel for its alleged attempts to change the status quo on the Temple Mount.