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  • Jerusalem police thwart Passover plot to sacrifice goats in Old City

    April 22, 2016 | 8:01 am

    Israeli police detained seven Jewish men suspected of planning to sacrifice goats in the Old City of Jerusalem in honor of Passover, the Times of Israel reported.

    The arrests on Friday came amid a pre-holiday crackdown against right-wing activists whose visits to the contested...

  • One Israeli officer dies, one seriously wounded in Palestinian attack

    February 3, 2016 | 8:27 am

    Three Palestinians armed with guns, knives and explosives killed an Israeli border policewoman and seriously wounded another before being shot dead by nearby officers at an entrance to Jerusalem's walled Old City on Wednesday, Israeli police said.

    It was the latest in a spate of...

  • Palestinians banned from Jerusalem’s Old City in wake of two stabbing attacks

    October 5, 2015 | 9:37 am

    Palestinians will be banned from entering the Old City of Jerusalem for the next two days following two terrorist attacks, including one that killed two Jewish-Israelis.

    Access to the Old City will be limited to Israeli citizens, Old City residents, tourists, businesspeople who...

  • Jerusalem tense after days of clashes in Jerusalem’s Old City

    September 16, 2015 | 9:54 am

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    For the past three years Shai, an ultra-Orthodox man wearing a black suit and black hat despite the oppressive heat, has lived in the Old City of Jerusalem, where his children study. Last month, he was walking on Shalshelet Street in...

  • Yeshiva students try to block Christians from King David’s Tomb

    June 1, 2015 | 2:43 pm

    A group of yeshiva students tried to prevent Greek Orthodox Christians from entering King David’s Tomb in the Old City of Jerusalem.

    Monday morning’s incident was the second time in two days that Jewish students attempted to block access to the site, which is holy to Jews,...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • April 25, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 25, 2012 | 3:18 am

    An eyewitness account of the 1948 battle for Jerusalem

    Matti Friedman of the Times of Israel presents a glimpse into the journal of British ‎clergyman Hugh Jones, who remained in Jerusalem as the fight for control of the city ‎waged around him.  ‎

    Report of a two-hour cease...

  • Teens arrested for implementing gender segregation on buses

    April 9, 2012 | 10:13 am

    Police arrested two secular Jewish teenagers hired to implement gender segregation on Jerusalem buses.

    The teens, aged 16 and 17, reportedly stood at a bus stop near the Dung Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem on Monday and used a megaphone to call for women to board the buses...