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Israel suspended cooperation with Unesco on Friday after the UN cultural organization adopted two resolutions on annexed East Jerusalem ahead of a final vote next week. In a letter sent to UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova, education Minister ...

Editorial Leadership Failure in East Jerusalem. After half a century one might expect the Israeli leadership to understand that the fight for Jerusalem is a national, political struggle with religious components and cannot be resolved by denying ...
Riots erupted in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan on the eve of Yom Kippur. A Palestinian who threw stones at IDF police officers was shot dead.

Israeli practices in occupied East Jerusalem are blatant forms of racial discrimination, the Palestinian Foreign Ministry said in a statement today.
Thousands of Jews visit the Western Wall in east Jerusalem's Old City around Yom Kippur, or Day of Atonement, which ends on Wednesday evening.
Palestinian institutions in occupied East Jerusalem, including galleries and cultural centres must be officially registered with the Israeli authorities.
Also on Monday, The deputy mayor of Jerusalem, Meir Turgeman, who is chairman of the planning and building board, said he would "punish" the residents of East Jerusalem because of Sunday's terror attack. "We have reached the moment of truth," he said ...
In a recent article about extremist activity among Palestinians in occupied East Jerusalem, Shaul Bartal, a former major in the Israeli military and lecturer in Middle Eastern studies, cited the assailant's facebook page, on which he displayed clear ...
During that period, at least 220 Palestinians have died in violent incidents in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip. Of those, 149 were identified by authorities as assailants while others were killed during clashes and ...
police identified the gunman as a 39-year-old from East Jerusalem who was due to start a four month jail sentence next week for assaulting a police officer.
In several countries around the world, Hizb Ut-Tahrir has been outlawed. However, the organization is operating and thriving in East Jerusalem. In light of a Channel 2 News report that showed how the organization is inciting hatred and violence against ...
The Israeli government is directly enabling the largest private settlement compound in the history of occupied East Jerusalem, two NGOs warned this week. The report, "Broken Trust: State Involvement in Private Settlement in Batan Al-Hawa, Silwan", has ...

Unlike the settlers of the West Bank, who often move there for quality-of-life reasons, those living in East Jerusalem settle almost entirely for ideological reasons.
In 1967, Israel attacked the Arab countries and occupied the remaining portions of East Jerusalem. The Israelis have engaged in a systematic cleansing of non-Jews beginning in 1948 in West Jerusalem and immediately after taking East Jerusalem in June ...
Meanwhile, according to the Wadi Hilweh Information Center, a Palestinian NGO, some 13,230 extremist Jewish settlers and Israeli security personnel have forced their way into East Jerusalem's flashpoint al-Aqsa mosque compound since the Al-Quds ...
Charles, Prince of Wales, visited in secret the grave of his grandmother on the Mount of Olives in eastern Jerusalem. The prince was in Israel on Friday for the funeral of Shimon Peres.
occupied East Jerusalem - Outside the al-Kurd family home, a large fig tree shades the streets of the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.
Israel occupied East Jerusalem during the 1967 Middle East war. It later annexed the city in 1980, claiming Jerusalem as the unified capital of the self-proclaimed Jewish State - a move never recognized by the international community.
U.S. recognition of the Israeli annexation of East Jerusalem might outrage both Israel's Arab neighbors as well as some of its Western allies, but would also cement a key goal of Netanyahu's right-wing administration, which has aggressively expanded ...
Arrests have occurred in annexed East Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank for reasons ranging from stolen property to suspicions of 'terrorism'.
Ynetnews states that "such incidents have been happening in the city centre for quite some time", with the weekly marches often concluding "with incitement and verbal violence against Palestinian youth from East Jerusalem", and, at times, "with ...
Residents of East Jerusalem are already familiar with the practice of collective punishment. In the wake of last year's wave of terror attacks, the police and the municipality used various methods of collective punishment, including increased and ...
Israeli border police killed Amr after he allegedly attempted to carry out a stabbing attack outside Damascus Gate in occupied East Jerusalem. However, his family and witnesses have disputed the Israeli police's claims of the incident saying that Amr ...
A city of 350,000 Palestinians, East Jerusalem is the largest populated city in Palestine today but it has not held municipal elections since 1967.
Jerusalem (AFP) - A Palestinian stabbed and wounded two Israeli police officers in East Jerusalem near the Old City on Monday before being shot by forces at the scene, police said.
Jerusalem (Reuters) - Israeli forces shot dead three Arab assailants in separate incidents in East Jerusalem and the West Bank on Friday, police and the military said, in a flare-up of a nearly year-old wave of Palestinian street attacks.
Jerusalem - Mahmoud Muna, a Palestinian bookseller in East Jerusalem, does not mince words when it comes to his views on Israeli control over his part of the city, and his opinions can be difficult for Israelis to hear.
Before its construction, Palestinians moved relatively freely between the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Israeli areas inside the Green Line.
"I don't think even the Russians have much hope that they are going to make magic," said Zakaria al-Qaq, a professor of national security studies at Al Quds University in East Jerusalem. While Russia has always been fitfully involved in Israeli ...
A new video aired by Israel's Channel 10 news on Wednesday appears to support suspicions that Israel police officers who shot and killed Palestinian Mustafa Nimr in East Jerusalem this week continued to fire their weapons, even after Nimr's vehicle ...
According to Israeli NGO Ir Amim, in the last five years, only 237 classrooms have been created out of the 2,000 needed in occupied East Jerusalem. As reported by Haaretz newspaper, the Supreme Court ruled in 2011 that Israeli authorities should "build ...
As the Jerusalem municipality is gradually forced to acknowledge a catastrophic shortage of classrooms in the city's Palestinian districts, it also finds brave new ...
occupied East Jerusalem - As tens of thousands of Palestinian children across occupied East Jerusalem begin a new school year on September 1, teachers, parents and human rights groups have raised concerns over a controversial funding proposal that ...
Tensions between Israel and the UN are ratcheting up after sharp criticism from the UN Special Coordinator for the Middle East peace process Nickolay Mladenov slammed Israel for continuing to build in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. He said that ...
The cable car, which still requires approval from planning committees, is to have four main stops but the city's Jewish leader announced a fifth stop recently: Siloam Pool in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. Barkat made the announcement in a ...
Ramallah: Israeli occupation forces have removed speakers from several mosques, houses and buildings in occupied East Jerusalem to avoid disturbing Jewish colonists during the call to prayer. They also instructed hundreds of other mosques in the holy ...
Over the years, land surrounding the village and some plots of land owned by villagers were seized for the establishment of Ramot Alon, a settlement that functions as a neighborhood of East Jerusalem, and Har Shmuel, a neighborhood in the settlement of ...
Israeli forces have detained 560 children from occupied East Jerusalem since the beginning of 2016, 110 are still being held in Israeli jails, the Palestinian Committee of prisoners' Affairs revealed yesterday.
The continuous Israeli closure of the Palestinian institutions in Jerusalem, particularly the Orient House, reflects Israel's will to negate Palestinian rights over the city and bury the two-state solution.
Khalil al-Tafakji, expert of settlement affairs, said that Israeli recent settlement plans aim at isolating East Jerusalem from the West Bank and annexing it to Israel in order not to become the capital of the projected Palestinian State.
ISRAELI occupation forces will tighten their grip on Palestinian East Jerusalem by building five new police stations there, the Israeli government said yesterday.
The day after the dramatic announcement that 6 new police stations will be established in East Jerusalem, the Arab neighborhoods in the city and nearby villages have responded to this development.
Israel will open five new police stations in occupied East Jerusalem, a minister and the police announced Wednesday. "Over the years, a large gap has opened between the western and eastern parts of the city in terms of policing, and that's the gap we ...
The Jerusalem District police Commander is advancing a plan to increase the involvement of his department in the East Jerusalem villages. The plan is estimated to cost about a billion NIS. As part of this plan, police stations will be set up in several ...
In July, the State Department sharply criticized Israel for taking steps to build hundreds of new housing units in East Jerusalem. John Kirby, the State Department spokesman, described the activities as "corrosive to the cause of peace. These steps by ...


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