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Thursday, May 06, 2021



New players pose additional threats to Jerusalem tensions

April 26, 2021 10:33 am

Over the course of a few days, nightly Jerusalem street brawls between Israeli police and disaffected Palestinian residents of the city escalated to cross-border fighting between Israel and Gaza's Islamic militant Hamas.

Palestinians cheer as Israeli barriers come down after Jerusalem Ramadan clashes

April 26, 2021 9:11 am

Thousands filled the East Jerusalem plaza late on Sunday, some waving Palestinian flags, after police permitted them access to the tiered entrance to Jerusalem's Old City that is a popular night-time meeting place during the Muslim holy month.

Jerusalem tension triggers Gaza-Israel fire exchange

April 24, 2021 2:52 pm

On Friday, Israeli police said 44 people were arrested and 20 officers were wounded in a night of chaos in Jerusalem, where security forces separately clashed with Palestinians angry about Ramadan restrictions and Jewish extremists who held an anti-Arab march nearby.

Protests against Israeli PM Netanyahu continue nationwide

January 24, 2021 10:04 am

Netanyahu faces charges of fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three cases involving billionaire associates and media moguls.

Israel puts brakes on West Bank annexation plan

February 03, 2020 8:06 am

In the days following Tuesday’s unveiling of the plan in Washington, the Trump administration urged Netanyahu to delay any effective annexation of territory at least until after the March 2 Israeli elections. But it looks as if the Israelis misread the signals from Washington.

Cable cars over Jerusalem? Some see ‘Disneyfication’ of holy city

September 14, 2019 2:40 pm

The cable-car project is an example, illustrating how Israel wields architecture and urban planning to extend its authority in the occupied territories.

Jerusalem: Rocket fired from Gaza hits home in south Israel; four treated

October 17, 2018 12:53 pm

The rocket attack on Beersheba was the first in months and the first that hit an Israeli home since the 2014 summer war between Israel and Gaza's militant Hamas rulers.

Israeli police question PM again on corruption allegations

October 05, 2018 2:39 pm

Investigators arrived Friday at Netanyahu's official residence in Jerusalem as protesters gathered outside with a large banner bearing Netanyahu's face and the words "crime minister" and chanting slogans calling for justice.

Israel opens high-speed rail link between Tel Aviv airport and Jerusalem

September 25, 2018 8:33 pm

The train, travelling at speeds of up to 160 kilometres per hour (100 mph), traverses a series of new tunnels and bridges, passing through hills between Jerusalem and the airport, about 40 km (25 miles) away.

Israel closing embassy in Paraguay in response to return of mission to Tel Aviv

September 06, 2018 11:16 am

This came in response to Paraguay after it decided to move back it's embassy from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv. As most countries do not recognize Israeli sovereignty over the entire city of Jerusalem and say its final status should be set in peace talks.