Jerusalem's Old City has been transformed for the annual Festival of Lights.
Now in its eleventh year, it's an eye-catching display of modern technology and ancient antiquity.
Newly appointed Justice Minister Ofir Ohana, Israel's first openly gay cabinet minister, also took part.
Tens of thousands of Muslims descended on the Old City of Jerusalem for the last Friday prayers of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month and Hundreds of Bangladeshi Muslims packed one of the mosques in Dhaka to join the special prayers on the last Friday (May 31) of Ramadan.
An exhibition in Jerusalem is showing how women from three different religions wear similarly modest dresses.
The exhibition delves into the similarities and differences between the various veils worn by some Muslims, Jews and Christians who all walk the streets of Jerusalem.
Twice a year the Rabbi of the Western Wall oversees the collection of the prayers to make room for more
The woemn were praying at Jerusalem's Western Wall but ultra-Orthodox protesters tried to stop them.
Brazil's far right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro says he sees no problem in moving the country's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Bolsonaro confirmed the move in a tweet, saying "Israel is a sovereign state and we shall duly respect that".
The Rabbi of the Western Wall overlooks the of clearing of letters to make room for more.
Watch: The five-day festival ends August 25.
The 100-kg stone suddenly fell from the holy site, landing at an elderly worshipper's feet. Authorities say it may have been dislodged by erosion caused by vegetation or moisture in the wall.
No one was hurt in dramatic incident.
Sara Netanyahu is charged with misuse of state funds and breach of trust
It's after Palestinians accused Israel of using the high-profile fixture to underpin their disputed claim over Jerusalem.
Paraguay is now the third country to move its embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv after the US and Guatamala relocated last week.
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Hours ahead of the opening ceremony for the new US embassy in Jerusalem, Israelis on both sides of the political divide on Monday expressed strong opinions on the move.
Israeli troops killed at least 16 Palestinians along the Gaza border on Monday (May 14), health officials said, as demonstrators streamed to the frontier on the day the United States prepared to open its embassy in Jerusalem.
It comes amid a peak in violence along the Gaza border: Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians there on Monday.
Dozens of Palestinians are killed and hundreds injured amid clashes on the Gaza border with Israeli troops.
At least three US Embassy road signs have been put up in Jerusalem ahead of next week's opening of the mission, in accordance with President Donald Trump's recognition of the city as Israel's capital.
The road signs went up a week before the US Embassy's opening, which will coincide with the 70th anniversary of Israel's founding.
Thousands of Jewish worshipers gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Monday to attend a special 'Priestly Blessing' prayer during the holiday of Passover.
People across the region joined services marking the occasion.