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Monday, May 21, 2018

Four Killed In Jerusalem Truck Attack

It was the deadliest Palestinian attack in Jerusalem in months and targeted officer cadets who were disembarking from a bus that brought them to the Armon Hanatziv promenade, a stone-laden and grass-lined walkway with a panoramic view of the walled Old City.

January 8, 2017

Trump Tells Netanyahu He Would Recognize Jerusalem As Israel’s Capital

Donald Trump on Sunday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if elected, he would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

September 25, 2016

U.S. ‘Excessive Force’ Comment Touches Nerve In Israel

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon accused Washington of “misreading” the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying shooting knife-wielding Palestinians was self-defense.

October 15, 2015

Israeli-Palestinian Violence Intensifies; Arabs And Jews Stabbed

There are few signs of the tension and violence dying down.

October 9, 2015

Violence Intensifies In Jerusalem, West Bank, Raising Security Concerns

Violence intensified in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Sunday after Israelis were targeted in two stabbing attacks and a Palestinian was killed in a clash with Israeli troops, officials said.

October 4, 2015

Religious Assailant Attacks Jerusalem Gay Pride March, Wounding Six

The march, which attracts thousands of participants, has long been a focus of tension between Israel’s predominantly secular majority and the ultra-Orthodox Jewish minority, who object to public displays of homosexuality.

July 30, 2015

Four Worshipers Killed In Attack On Jerusalem Synagogue

Worshippers at a Jerusalem synagogue are the latest casualties in an ongoing siege of violence between Israel and Palestine.

November 18, 2014

Supreme Court Debates President’s Power To Keep ‘Israel’ Off Passports

The Supreme Court considers whether American children born in Jerusalem should have “Israel” stamped on their passport as their birthplace.

November 3, 2014

Body Found Outside Jerusalem Probably Missing American, Say Police

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — A man’s body was found Thursday near the area where a young American yeshiva student had disappeared while hiking six days earlier. An Israeli police spokesman said initial indications suggested it was that of the missing man, but declined to say whether there was any sign of […]

August 28, 2014

Pope Weighs In On Controversial Holy Sites Debate

Jerusalem (AFP) – Pope Francis on Monday called for people of all faiths to have access to often hotly-contested sacred sites in Jerusalem, on the final day of his whirlwind Middle East trip. Francis, who has made interfaith dialogue a cornerstone of his papacy, said believers must be able to pray freely at sites currently […]

May 26, 2014

Israel Clamps Down On Activists Ahead Of Pope’s Visit

By Jan-Uwe Ronneburger and Shabtai Gold JERUSALEM — Israel has banned four far-right activists from entering the Old City of Jerusalem during the pope’s upcoming visit, a police spokesman confirmed Thursday. They include three youths under the age of 18, spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said. The orders issued by police also place the activists under administrative […]

May 22, 2014

Ex-Israeli Prime Minister Olmert Sentenced To Six Years In Prison

By Batsheva Sobelman, Los Angeles Times JERUSALEM — One of Israel’s highest profile court cases ended Tuesday with a scathing critique of public corruption, harsh jail sentences and a former prime minister sent to prison, effectively ending Ehud Olmert’s decades-long political career. Olmert was found guilty in late March of two counts of accepting bribes as […]

May 13, 2014

Video Of Israeli Soldier Confronting Palestinians Yields Outpouring Of Support

By Joel Greenberg, McClatchy Foreign Staff JERUSALEM — An Israeli soldier caught on video as he loaded and aimed his rifle during a street confrontation with Palestinian youths has become an unlikely hero in Facebook postings by Israeli soldiers, embarrassing the military. The video was posted online by a Palestinian group, Youth Against Settlements, to highlight […]

May 8, 2014