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  • A summer of saving Jerusalem

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 5, 2016 | 3:04 am

    Jerusalem is a complicated city. Wherever you look, whatever you try to touch, there’s complexity, controversy, intrigue. Take, for example, the simple question of archeological excavations in the Temple Mount area. What is the purpose of such excavations? Is it science? Is it...

  • Ex minister Sa’ar calls on Trump, Clinton to support East Jerusalem construction

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    May 23, 2016 | 9:00 am

    Gideon Sa’ar, a former Likud minister and a potential contender for prime minister, called on the U.S. presidential candidates to publicly declare their support for Israel’s sovereignty in East Jerusalem.

    Speaking at The Jerusalem Post annual conference in New York on Sunday,...

  • In rare rebuke, Netanyahu schools Cameron on eastern Jerusalem

    February 26, 2016 | 9:05 am

    In an unusual rebuke, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his British counterpart forgot basic facts when he criticized Israel’s construction in eastern Jerusalem.

    “My friend David Cameron, who is without a doubt a friend of Israel, apparently forgot a few basic facts...

  • Jewish teen sentenced to life, accomplice to 21 years in killing of Palestinian 16-year-old

    February 4, 2016 | 8:40 am

    A Jewish teen was sentenced to life in prison and a second teen to 21 years for kidnapping and murdering a Palestinian teen by burning him to death.

    The sentences were handed down Thursday afternoon in Jerusalem District Court, where the teens were found guilty in November. They...

  • Israel to lift freeze on marketing of 454 settler homes in East Jerusalem

    November 17, 2015 | 10:19 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has approved the marketing of land for the construction of 454 homes in two settlements in East Jerusalem, a government official said on Tuesday.

    The building of 436 of the housing units, in the settlement of Ramat Shlomo on...

  • In tense eastern Jerusalem, Arabs and Jews hunker down

    November 2, 2015 | 9:14 am

    To get to the Jewish compound in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan, residents arrange in advance for an armored van to pick them up at a spot adjacent to the walls of the Old City.

    With a metal grate over its windshield and an armed guard sitting beside an armed...

  • Netanyahu halts security barrier between Jerusalem neighborhoods

    October 19, 2015 | 2:45 pm

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stopped the erecting of a concrete barrier between a Jewish and an Arab neighborhood in eastern Jerusalem.

    On Monday, Netanyahu reportedly called for a stop to the security barrier of portable concrete slabs between the Arab neighborhood...

  • U.S. says it considers violent acts against Israel as terrorism

    October 9, 2015 | 1:27 pm

    The United States considers violence in East Jerusalem to be acts of terrorism against Israel, a U.S. State Department spokesman said on Friday.

    Spokesman John Kirby told reporters the United States "condemns in the strongest possible terms violence against both Israeli and...

  • Israel, Palestinians play down talk of third intifada

    October 6, 2015 | 10:35 am

    The entrances to Jerusalem's walled Old City are sealed off by Israeli police and the streets of East Jerusalem are littered with barricades, burning trash and the detritus of battles between stone-throwing Palestinians and Israeli forces.

    The scenes after 10 days of violence in...

  • Abbas tries to lower tensions with Israel

    October 6, 2015 | 9:34 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas took steps to tamp down growing attacks on Israelis in both the West Bank and Jerusalem, telling a meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) that he does not want violent...

  • PA condemns Israel for killing 2 Palestinian attackers

    October 5, 2015 | 9:30 am

    The Palestinian Authority condemned Israel for the killing of two Palestinian attackers in Jerusalem and called on the United Nations to intervene to protect its citizens.

    In a statement published Sunday on the website of the Wafa Palestinian news and information agency, the P.A....

  • Israel moves to toughen sentences for stone-throwers

    June 1, 2015 | 11:16 am

    Israeli cabinet ministers approved on Sunday legislation aimed at imposing tougher penalties on stone-throwers, a measure that stemmed from a wave of Palestinian protests last year in East Jerusalem.

    A draft law that won preliminary parliamentary approval late last year allowed...

  • Netanyahu offers to resume peace talks with settlement focus, official says

    May 26, 2015 | 9:38 am

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has proposed resuming peace negotiations with the Palestinians but with the initial focus on identifying those Jewish settlements that Israel would keep and be allowed to expand, an Israeli official said on Tuesday.

    Peace talks collapsed in April...

  • Palestinian driver who rammed Israeli police officers shot dead

    May 20, 2015 | 8:33 am

    A Palestinian driver who rammed his car into a group of Border Patrol officers in eastern Jerusalem was shot and killed by Israeli police.

    Two officers were moderately injured in the Wednesday morning attack in the Arab neighborhood of A-Tor, near the Mount of Olives.


  • Causes for growing poverty in East Jerusalem debated

    May 18, 2015 | 10:22 am

    This article originally appeared on The Media Line.

    During the past nine years, the number of Arab residents of east Jerusalem living below the poverty line has increased to the point where three-quarters of the population is living with insufficient means according to claims...

  • Marchers come under attack during Jerusalem Day march

    May 18, 2015 | 8:33 am

    Participants in the annual Jerusalem Day flag march came under attack from Muslims in the Old City of Jerusalem.

    At least two police officers were injured Sunday afternoon near the Damascus Gate, which leads to the Old City’s Muslim Quarter and the popular Arab market.

  • Israel freezing eastern Jerusalem construction

    March 25, 2015 | 9:50 am

    Israel is freezing the construction of 1,500 housing units in an eastern Jerusalem neighborhood.

    The Yediot Acharonot report of the freeze in Har Homa follows last week’s visit there by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who as prime minister approved the first construction.

  • New construction approved in East Jerusalem

    December 25, 2014 | 1:21 pm

    Israeli authorities approved hundreds of new homes in Jewish neighborhoods of eastern Jerusalem.

    The approvals were issued Wednesday for the neighborhoods of Ramot and Har Homa, though reports varied on the number of units approved.

    The Times of Israel reported that 243 new...

  • Leave or let live? Arabs move in to Jewish settlements

    December 8, 2014 | 10:51 am

    Little noticed amid the furor over one of Israel's most contentious policies, a small but growing number of Arabs are moving into Jewish settlements in East Jerusalem, drawn by cheaper rent and better services.

    For decades, Israel has encouraged Jews to settle in East Jerusalem,...

  • Israel approves 78 new settler homes in East Jerusalem

    November 19, 2014 | 1:17 pm

    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

    November 17, 2014 | 10:43 am

    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

    November 17, 2014 | 9:14 am

    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.”


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

    November 12, 2014 | 11:10 am

    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...

  • Palestinians clash with Israeli troops again over holy site

    November 7, 2014 | 1:26 pm

    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

    November 4, 2014 | 10:24 am

    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

    November 3, 2014 | 11:57 am

    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

    October 30, 2014 | 8:57 am

    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

    October 28, 2014 | 11:55 am

    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

    October 27, 2014 | 9:27 am

    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...

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