Thursday, May 24, 2018
On Monday, at the promenade in Armon Hanatziv overlooking the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, a group of Kohanim (Jewish men of the priestly caste descended from the Biblical figure Aaron) recreated the ritual of the first fruits as it was performed in the Temple.
The event was organized by the Mikdash (Temple) Educational Center, the United Temple Movements and the nascent Sanhedrin, an initiative to reinstate the Biblically mandated court of 71 elders.
In response to China's militarization of disputed islands in the South China Sea, the Pentagon announced Wednesday that China would not be allowed to take part in the large international naval exercise known as Rim of the Pacific, or RIMPAC.
Russian president Vladimir Putin has unveiled a new weapon - the unmanned underwater Poseidon drone that carries nuclear warheads.
Palestinian officials expect that the battle for power, in which Israel will strive not to intervene, will pit members of the P.A.'s "founders' order" against the younger generation.