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A plan to build a Jewish residential neighborhood in Givat Hamatos (Airplane Hill) in southern Jerusalem was approved in 2014, but has been frozen for four years due to pressure from the U.S. and EU countries. The area is adjacent to a main traffic artery of West Jerusalem. Givat Hamatos is one of the last ...

Israel's transport minister wants to dig a railway tunnel under Jerusalem's Old City and name a station next to the Western Wall after Donald Trump. Yisrael Katz said he wanted to honour the US president for his decision to recognise the city as Israel's capital. The Western Wall is the holiest site where Jews ...
I joined throngs of Israeli civilians and troops walking across the old no-man's land of barbed wire and smoking earth between Israeli West Jerusalem ... He was warned that if he attacked Israel -controlled West Jerusalem, he would lose everything - the Old City with its Muslim shrines and the West Bank.
To understand why East Jerusalem and its environs are so critical to the fate of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, some background: After the 1948 Arab-Israeli war, Israel captured West Jerusalem, while Jordan controlled East Jerusalem and the adjoining West Bank. Jordan lost these areas to Israel in ...
The Czech Republic said Wednesday that it recognizes West Jerusalem as Israel's capital, adding that "considers Jerusalem to be future capital of both states, meaning the State of Israel and the future State of Palestine." The announcement came hours after US President Donald Trump declared that his ...

Nabil Abu Rudeineh added the Palestinians would not accept any changes to the 1967 border, the green line that delineates East and West Jerusalem. The Old City of Jerusalem -- including the sites holy to the three Abrahamic faiths -- sits in East Jerusalem. Previous negotiations have seen the sides ...
Though Israel's parliament and the prime minister's home are in Jerusalem, they sit in West Jerusalem, the side of the city Israel has controlled since 1949. Israel captured East Jerusalem in 1967 and annexed that half of the city. The international community views that land as occupied territory; the ...
Earlier Wednesday, Trump declared that the U.S. will recognize Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, but the statement out of Prague specifically cited the possibility that the ancient city could serve a dual purpose in future peace talks. "The Czech Republic together with other EU member states, following the EU ...
In December 1917 -- 100 years ago this month -- the British general Edmund Allenby seized control of Jerusalem from its Ottoman Turkish defenders. Dismounting his horse, he entered the Old City on foot, through Jaffa Gate, out of respect for its holy status. In the century since, Jerusalem has been fought ...
... battle against Jerusalem District Court due to mounting criticism over land deals the church has made in recent years in West Jerusalem and ...
As for Israeli Arabs - they already live all over Israel, including in areas adjacent to West Jerusalem such as Abu Ghosh. Any citizen is free to ...
This followed a deal to sell 500 dunams of land in the Talbiya and Rehavia neighborhoods in West Jerusalem. Previous deals were reached in ...
He remains determined to keep rebuilding: "In 1967, the Israelis kicked my family out of their home in Jorat al-Anab [in West Jerusalem], and ...
The school previously attained a building permit from the Jerusalem Awqaf Department, however, the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem ...
However, the Israeli municipality of West Jerusalem annulled the permit. The school called on residents and students' parents to participate in a ...
Palestine maintains its position on the settlement of the Israel conflict and does not intend to give up its claim to be politically recognized as an independent state with a capital in West Jerusalem, Palestinian Ambassador to Russia Abdel Hafiz Nofal ...

Several years ago, a group of women in the West Jerusalem enclave of Ein Kerem, a mountainside neighborhood known for its ancient churches and early Christian history, began hosting tourists in their homes as part of a project called "Nifleot Ein Kerem ...
To the Editor: Muslim American activist Tarek El-Messidi teamed up with fellow activist Linda Sarsour to raise funds to rebuild the Jewish cemetery in St. Louis where hundreds of headstones were desecrated.
Israeli forces continued with systematic crimes in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) for the week of 16-22, March 2017. Israeli forces killed 2 Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
"I could go to the old city or West Jerusalem and know my way around," Peterson said. "It really became home." Peterson said she enjoyed the spiritual aspects of her studies in Jerusalem, as well as learning about the rich history of the area.
He is able to exist in many spaces - in West Jerusalem cafes with Israeli friends, in Jerusalem night clubs, in European art circles, in Gaza with Palestinian militants - but every new encounter pushes him further away from his true identity.
The total population of West Jerusalem (the New City) and East Jerusalem (the Old City) and their environs was about 200,000 with a slight Arab majority.
Israel occupied East Jerusalem during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. It annexed the area in 1980, claiming it -- along with West Jerusalem -- as the "unified" capital of the self-proclaimed Jewish State in a move never recognized by the international ...
"A third of them were from West Jerusalem, and it wasn't easy convincing them to come," says Djemal. One of Djemal's friends, a religious Jew in high-tech, was afraid of coming to Beit Hanina.
The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has urged the European Union to avoid holding its meetings with Israeli officials in West Jerusalem Al-Quds. Saeb Erekat, the PLO's secretary-general, made the appeal in a letter addressed to EU foreign ...
Israel occupied East Jerusalem during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war. It annexed the area in 1980, claiming it -- along with West Jerusalem -- as the "unified" capital of the self-proclaimed Jewish State in a move never recognized by the international ...
"Jerusalem police said today that they had confessions from three suspects directly involved in planting bombs that wrecked the Supersol supermarket in West Jerusalem on Feb. 21, killing two Hebrew University students and injuring nine other persons.
The most famous of these cases is the Mamilla cemetery near downtown West Jerusalem, an ancient Muslim gravesite that is now the site of the Center for Human dignity, a project of the Simon Wiesenthal Center.
But today, as he sits in his office in West Jerusalem, Zuroff concedes that the chase is probably almost over. More than 70 years after the last gas chambers were shuttered, old age will likely catch up with the remaining Nazi war criminals before ...
Film and Falafel: An Israeli dinner and screening of East Jerusalem, West Jerusalem at Temple Beth Abraham in Tarrytown. Time and sign-up to be advised.
National harbor, Maryland - The Trump administration needs to commit to a "180 degree" from the Obama policies if it wants to defeat ISIS, former U.S.
A 2016 report by Israeli daily Haaretz said that Palestinian schools in occupied East Jerusalem received less than half the funds that the Jerusalem municipality transferred to Jewish schools in West Jerusalem. In 2011, the Applied Research Institute ...
Our community's struggle is one for human and women's rights. It is a struggle for liberation and justice. Those who support the oppression of another people are disparaging 100 years of struggle by women and LGBTQs.
A service of rededication has taken place at St Saviour's Church, in Acre in northern Israel, which was closed in the late 1940s.
... a Polish holocaust survivor to a 12-year-old daughter of immigrants. "Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man" is a look at the singer-songwriter who died last year, while "East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem" chronicles Israeli guitarist-singer David Broza's ...
... the invasion, the soldiers abducted Mohammad Kayed Mahmoud, Shahin Oleyyan, and three siblings, identified as Samer, Mohannad and Sami Anwar Obeid; they were moved to the al-Maskobiyya detention and interrogation center, in West Jerusalem.
Most who turn up to audition have spent time in the so-called "Russian compound" of al-Moskobiya, West Jerusalem's notorious interrogation and detention center. Their treatment there routinely included various forms of physical and psychological ...
Hundreds of Israelis demonstrated on February 8, 2017 in West Jerusalem in support of Barbur Gallery after the Jerusalem Municipality announced its intentions to close the space for hosting a lecture with Yuli Novak, the director of Breaking the Silence.
Friedman, a right-wing Zionist who has a house in West Jerusalem, has helped funnel tens of millions of dollars to Beit El, an Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank.
married to a Palestinian Muslim and struggling to even rent a house in West Jerusalem, since no one wants to lease their house to an Arab man, this couple wants to move to the U.S.
... for most of my life Jaffa Street in central Jerusalem was like a foreign, European country. In my childhood, the word "Jew" referred to either Israeli Border police or riot police.
The exposure of Israelis to attacks has only increased as the city authorities have intensified the expansion of settlements in East Jerusalem and sought to integrate them with West Jerusalem. A light right system connecting the two sides of the city ...
This is because the U.S. government does not even recognize West Jerusalem as being part of Israel, even though it is territory Israel has controlled since 1949," she said.
... but I can't lift heavy things or open bottles," he told Al Jazeera, noting that he would soon go for surgery on his wrist, while his ankle had recovered well after surgery in the summer.
Chennai: Apart from his innovative ways of taking carnatic music across the board, TM Krishna also became the first musician to sing in "West Jerusalem" and "Israeli- occupied East Jerusalem" (that's how he refers to them) in January 2017. He took a ...
Situated on one of the highest hills in West Jerusalem, Kiriath-Jearim is mentioned in the Bible as a resting place of the Ark of the Covenant, a gold gilded wooden chest from the Book of Exodus which contained tablets inscribed with the Ten Commandments.
On the heavy-hitter front, East Jerusalem/West Jerusalem finds the Israeli superstar working with American producer Steve Earle, hip-hop legend Wyclef Jean, and Palestinian actress-singer Mira Awad.
Al Jazeera's Imran Khan, reporting from West Jerusalem, said the Palestinian land owners could take their case to the Supreme Court as early as Tuesday.
The tour was led by members of the neighborhood committee, who for over a decade have been trying to receive the same treatment from the Jerusalem municipality as residents of West Jerusalem do. The past few months has seen a steady increase in fines ...


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