I barely knew Neda Amin’s name before late last month. An Iranian-born journalist, blogger and rights activist who was critical of the regime, she had left Iran for Turkey in 2014, and had written a single freelance piece for The Times of Israel from there last year. I had never met her. I hadn’t even spoken with her. But then she contacted us, and told us her life was in danger. She had been blogging frequently on The Times of Israel Persian, one of our foreign language sites.
The visiting Georgian prime minister at his side, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared on Monday that he was working “determinedly and responsibly,” both to resolve the fresh standoff with Jordan over a shooting at the embassy compound and the ongoing bloody tensions surrounding the Temple Mount. Few would doubt him. Of course the prime minister of Israel is doing everything in his power to end the crises quickly, safely and effectively.
Less than three days. That’s what Israel likely has, at most, to resolve the fraught standoff at the Temple Mount. If it’s not solved by Friday, when many thousands of Muslim worshipers will converge on the Old City for Friday prayers, we’ll need to brace for violence worse than the relatively low-level clashes around the site in the past few days. It’s outrageous, of course. But saying so doesn’t solve anything.
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Selecting a term
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