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  • Israel approves 78 new settler homes in East Jerusalem

    1 day ago

    Israel on Wednesday approved the construction of 78 new homes in two settlements in the West Bank, likely to aggravate Palestinian anger at a time when violence has flared, including a deadly attack on a synagogue.

    Jerusalem's municipal planning committee authorised 50 new...

  • Lieberman tells German Foreign Minister there are no limits on East Jerusalem settlements

    3 days ago

    Rebuffing international criticism, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman told his German counterpart point-blank on Sunday that Israel will not stop building homes for Jews in East Jerusalem.

    His remarks were likely to compound Western frustration over Israeli settlement...

  • Palestinian bus driver found hanged in his vehicle in Jerusalem

    3 days ago

    Riots broke out in eastern Jerusalem following the discovery of a Palestinian bus driver hanged in his bus at a Jerusalem bus terminal.

    The body of Egged driver Yusuf Hassan al-Ramouni, 32, was discovered late Sunday night. His family claims he was killed by “settlers.”

    An...

  • U.S. says it is ‘deeply concerned’ about Israeli settlement decision

    1 week ago

    The United States said on Wednesday it was "deeply concerned" about an Israeli decision to approve construction of 200 new homes in East Jerusalem.

    State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said the decision impeded attempts to reach a two-state solution between the Israelis and...

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  • Palestinians clash with Israeli troops again over holy site

    2 weeks ago

    Palestinian protesters fought with Israeli security forces in East Jerusalem and the West Bank on Friday, the latest clashes in a fortnight of violence over access to Jerusalem's holiest site.

    At the Qalandia checkpoint separating Ramallah from Jerusalem, troops fired rubber...

  • Israel demolishes two homes in flashpoint Arab East Jerusalem district

    2 weeks ago

    Israeli forces demolished two Palestinian homes on Tuesday in an East Jerusalem neighborhood that has been at the heart of clashes between Israeli police and Palestinian protesters, a move likely to exacerbate weeks of tension in the holy city.

    Authorities knocked down the...

  • Plans for hundreds of eastern Jerusalem apartments get city backing

    2 weeks ago

    A Jerusalem planning committee approved the construction of hundreds of apartments in a Jewish neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem.

    On Monday, the city’s District Planning and Building Committee backed the building of 500 apartments in the Ramat Shlomo neighborhood. The plan is...

  • Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to fierce clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising.

    The Al-Aqsa compound, or Temple Mount, which is a...

  • U.N. council to meet on latest Israel-Palestine tensions

    3 weeks ago

    The U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting this week on recent tensions between Israel and the Palestinians in East Jerusalem due to Israel's plans to build more settlements, council diplomats said on Tuesday.

    The meeting, scheduled for Wednesday afternoon, is being...

  • Netanyahu to expedite plans for 1,000 new settler homes

    3 weeks ago

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will expedite planning for some 1,000 settler homes in East Jerusalem, a government official said on Monday, in a bid to placate a restive coalition ally without further aggravating a dispute with Washington.

    The ultranationalist Jewish...

  • Jewish-Arab violence in Jerusalem sends tensions spiraling

    October 23, 2014 | 2:37 pm

    This post originally appeared on www.themedialine.org

    Shimshon Halperin, an American citizen from Monsey, New York, is trying to find meaning in the death of his three-month-old granddaughter Chaya Zissel, killed by a Palestinian who drove his vehicle at a high speed into a crowd...

  • Palestinians throw firebombs at Jewish-owned building in eastern Jerusalem

    October 21, 2014 | 10:44 am

    Palestinian protesters threw firebombs at an apartment building in the eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Silwan after Jews moved in.

    No one was injured in the incident, which occurred late Monday, hours after nine Jewish families moved into the two buildings, Israel Police...

  • Death of Palestinian teen spurs rising violence

    September 8, 2014 | 9:44 am

    Violence increased in eastern Jerusalem following the death of a Palestinian teenager who was shot a week earlier by Israeli troops during a demonstration.

    On Monday, the day after Muhammad Abd Al-Majid Sunuqrut, 16, died in Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital, protests began in eastern...

  • Soldier shooting at eastern Jerusalem bus stop seen as terror attack

    August 4, 2014 | 8:42 am

    An Israeli soldier in uniform waiting at an eastern Jerusalem bus stop was shot in the stomach in what police said was likely a terror attack.

    The soldier, in his 20s, reportedly is hospitalized in critical condition following Monday’s attack near the Hebrew University campus in...

  • More riots erupt in eastern Jerusalem over youth’s slaying

    July 4, 2014 | 1:28 pm

    Israeli police prevented dozens of Palestinian rioters from breaking through a gate into Jerusalem’s Temple Mount compound in violence connected to the slaying of a Palestinian youth.

    The attempt to break into the compound through the Old City Chain Gate was one of a number of...

  • Israel OKs more eastern Jerusalem construction

    June 18, 2014 | 3:15 pm

    Israel approved the construction of 172 new dwellings in Har Homa, a Jewish neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem.

    Jerusalem City Councilman Yosef Pepe Alalu of the Meretz party, who opposes the construction, announced the approval Wednesday morning in an interview with the French...

  • Israel promotes plans for 2,372 settler homes in the West Bank

    March 21, 2014 | 10:39 am

    Israel has promoted building plans for 2,372 homes in eight Israeli settlements in the West Bank in the past month, on land the Palestinians want for a future state, an anti-settlement watchdog has said.

    The plans, the largest of which is for 839 homes in the Ariel settlement...

  • Israel says it will announce more settlement building

    October 24, 2013 | 1:33 pm

    Israel said on Thursday it would press ahead with plans to build in existing Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, in an apparent bid to appease hardliners opposed to peace talks with the Palestinians.

    Local media said new building tenders could be...

  • Kerry says Israeli settlements should not disrupt mideast talks

    August 12, 2013 | 4:12 pm

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday that Israel's announcement of new settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem "were to some degree expected," and urged Israelis and Palestinians to move head with peace talks due to resume this week.

    "What this underscores is...

  • Kerry presses Netanyahu on Jerusalem building

    June 3, 2013 | 8:03 am

    Secretary of State John Kerry in a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu raised U.S. unhappiness with Israel’s announcement of new building in eastern Jerusalem.

    Jen Psaki, a spokeswoman for Kerry, was asked about such a conversation during the daily briefing...

  • Palestinian vehicles vandalized as Borovsky mourning period ends

    May 29, 2013 | 9:55 am

    Palestinian-owned vehicles were torched and vandalized in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem, apparently in recognition of the end of the 30-day mourning period for slain Israeli settler Eviatar Borovsky.

    “Regards from Eviatar” and “30 for Eviatar” were spray-painted on walls...

  • Oberlin College Student Senate endorses divestment resolution

    May 7, 2013 | 10:56 am

    The Oberlin College Student Senate endorsed a resolution that calls for the college to divest from six companies that do business in the West Bank, eastern Jerusalem and Gaza.

    Following a three-hour discussion, the resolution was approved "by majority" on Monday, the Oberlin...

  • Scottish church says Jews have no scriptural claim to Holy Land

    May 3, 2013 | 11:16 am

    The Church of Scotland published a paper denying that "scripture" provides a basis for Jewish claims to Israel.

    The paper, entitled “The Inheritance of Abraham,” rejects "claims that scripture offers any peoples a privileged claim for possession of a particular territory.” The...

  • Netanyahu says he would put peace deal to referendum

    May 2, 2013 | 9:15 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday he would put any peace deal with the Palestinians to a referendum, raising expectations that direct negotiations might soon resume following a two-year stalemate.

    It was the second time in just three days that Netanyahu...

  • Nobel Peace Laureate David Trimble speaks in support of Israel at UN Human Rights council debate on Israeli settlements

    March 18, 2013 | 4:30 am

    Nobel Peace Laureate David Trimble, member of the British House of Lords, will be taking the floor shortly in this morning's UN Human Rights Council debate on a new report by a fact-finding mission on Israeli settlements, to deliver the following statement on behalf of the Geneva...

  • New Israel housing minister pledges more settlement building

    March 18, 2013 | 2:24 am

    Israel's new housing minister said on Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's incoming cabinet would keep expanding Jewish settlements to the same extent as his previous government.

    The remarks came two days ahead of a visit by U.S. President Barack Obama who has urged...

  • Israel-Palestinian peace talks: A ‘peace frame of mind’ is needed

    February 13, 2013 | 8:10 am

    For Israel to reach peace with the Palestinians, a fundamental adjustment of attitudes will be required — on both sides.

    It should start by both sides recognizing that peace is not a gift that one party can bestow on the other or that one party needs more than the other. It’s not...

  • Netanyahu: Israel will build in Jerusalem despite criticism

    December 19, 2012 | 8:59 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday his government would press ahead with expanding Jewish settlements around Jerusalem despite Western criticism of its plan to build 6,000 more homes in territory Palestinians seek for a state.

    In addition to several...

  • E. Jerusalem Arabs arrested for attacking Jewish man

    December 13, 2012 | 11:18 am

    Three Arab teenagers from eastern Jerusalem were arrested on suspicion that they attacked a haredi Orthodox Jewish man.

    The teens, all 16, told police after they were arrested Thursday that they attacked the Jewish man because they had been attacked previously by Jews, according to Israel Radio.

    They are accused of injuring the 20-year-old man on Wednesday evening as he walked through the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem.

  • Palestinians warn Israel must be held accountable over settlements

    December 4, 2012 | 8:53 am

    The Palestinians accused Israel in a letter to the United Nations of planning to commit further "war crimes" by expanding Jewish settlements after the Palestinians won de facto U.N. recognition of statehood and warned that Jerusalem must be held accountable.

    In the letter to U.N....

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