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  • Israel detains former Palestinian hunger-striker

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli police detained a Palestinian militant leader on Monday for questioning over his travel to Jerusalem, a police spokeswoman said, a day after he was freed from prison in a deal ending an almost two-month-long hunger strike.

    Khader Adnan of the Islamic Jihad faction was...

  • Jordan to send ambassador back to Israel as tensions ease

    February 2, 2015 | 9:05 am

    Jordan will return its ambassador to Israel, the government said on Monday, three months after withdrawing the envoy in protest at Israeli restrictions on access to Jerusalem's Al Aqsa mosque.

    For the first time since making peace with its neighbor in 1994, Jordan announced in...

  • Yehuda Glick shooting reignites holy war over Temple Mount

    By Simone Wilson

    November 4, 2014 | 4:05 pm

    Snaking around the top right corner of the 2,000-year-old Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City is a rickety wooden structure called the Mughrabi Bridge — an awkward tube of scaffolding that leads to the most contested holy site in the world.

    Today, that site — called the Temple...

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  • Palestinian Diaspora discover their roots

    July 17, 2012 | 4:20 pm

    The participants gather outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s old city for a group photo. They look like any group of college students visiting Jerusalem on a summer trip.

    The photographer counts to three. “Free Palestine!” they yell in unison, and laugh.

    The 41...

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