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  • Knife-wielding Palestinians strike in West Bank, Jerusalem; two dead

    October 30, 2015 | 10:20 am

    Knife-wielding Palestinians attacked Israelis in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Friday and police said they had shot dead two assailants, in a further wave of violence spurred partly by tensions over a Jerusalem holy site. 

    Four people, including another Palestinian assailant,...

  • UNESCO votes to classify Rachel’s Tomb and the Tomb of the Patriarchs as Muslim sites

    October 21, 2015 | 1:13 pm

    UNESCO, the U.N. cultural agency, condemned Israel for what it said are attempts to alter the status quo at the Temple Mount.

    While the resolution approved Wednesday morning in Paris by the executive board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization...

  • Arab citizen rams and stabs four Israelis, police stop suspected Palestinian car bomb

    October 11, 2015 | 1:37 pm

    An Arab Israeli stabbed four people near a bus stop in northern Israel on Sunday, as security forces confronted a spate of attacks against Israelis, mainly by Palestinians, in the Jewish state and the West Bank.

    Four Israelis and 24 Palestinians, including eight children, have...

  • What’s behind Abbas’ dangerous religious war gambit?

    September 24, 2015 | 10:16 am

    On Wednesday morning I had the privilege of joining Sephardic Minyan at Judaism’s holiest site-the Western Wall on our holiest day, Yom Kippur. Wrapped in my white Kittel and Tallit, the minyan felt like a local call to heaven. Prayers for family, for good health, for friends in...

  • Kerry meets Israeli opposition leader Herzog in London

    September 18, 2015 | 10:47 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry met briefly with Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog in London on Friday where they discussed crises in the Middle East, the Iran nuclear agreement, and current tensions in Jerusalem.

    Kerry is in London for talks with British and other officials...

  • Tensions at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque spill over onto international stage

    September 17, 2015 | 10:18 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Following three days of clashes between Israeli security forces and Muslim demonstrators at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, the King of Jordan has warned Israel that its “provocation” is risking the relationship between the two...

  • Netanyahu accuses Abbas of incitement in Jerusalem

    November 17, 2014 | 9:38 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas of incitement as the P.A.’s official media called for a day of rage in Jerusalem.

    Netanyahu pointed out the call at the beginning of the weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday.


  • Israel, Palestinians agree to steps to calm Jerusalem tensions, Kerry says

    November 13, 2014 | 1:59 pm

    Israel and the Palestinians have pledged to take concrete steps to calm tensions around Jerusalem's holiest site, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday after talks in the Jordanian capital.

    Violence has flared in recent weeks over the compound where their biblical...

  • Palestinian man kills one in Jerusalem car attack

    November 5, 2014 | 9:12 am

    A Palestinian rammed his car into pedestrians in central Jerusalem on Wednesday in the second attack of its kind in two weeks, killing one person and fuelling concerns of another Palestinian uprising.

    The driver, who was shot dead by police, was identified by an Israeli security...

  • Hamas leader urges Muslims to defend Jerusalem shrine from ‘Israeli seizure’

    October 16, 2014 | 9:44 am

    The leader of the Palestinian group Hamas on Thursday called on Muslims to defend the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, saying Israel was trying to seize the site, revered in Islam and Judaism and focus of a Palestinian uprising in 2000.

    Khaled Meshaal, speaking in the Qatari...

  • More Palestinians visiting Israel during Ramadan

    July 16, 2013 | 10:33 am

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Palestinians are torn between being happy that many have received permits to visit Jerusalem and Israel during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan, and being concerned for the West Bank shops which will lose a great deal of...

  • Israeli police, Palestinians clash at Jerusalem mosque

    March 8, 2013 | 6:07 am

    Israeli police fired stun grenades to disperse Palestinian worshippers who had thrown rocks and firebombs at them after Friday prayers at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, police said.

    Dozens of officers entered the politically sensitive area, one of Islam's...