A Palestinian Authority court sentenced a local journalist to a year in jail on Thursday over a picture posted on Facebook that was deemed insulting to Mahmoud Abbas.
Israeli troops on the Syrian border and in Jerusalem remained on high alert as Palestinians prepared to mark Al-Quds Day. Al-Quds Day, observed by Arabs this year on Tuesday, marks Israel's capture of eastern Jerusalem during the Six-Day War in 1967.
On Al-Jazeera TV, Dr. Mordechai Kedar of Bar-Ilan University asserts -- in Arabic -- that Jerusalem has been the Jewish capital for over 3000 years. Available here for the first time with English subtitles.