Israel police and Palestinians clash at a major Jerusalem holy site

World 08/11/19, 06:24

Israel police and Palestinians clashed at a flashpoint at Jerusalem's holy site on Sunday, Aug. 11, as overlapping Jewish and Muslim holy days led to tensions there, an AFP journalist reported. Palestinian medics said at least 14 people were wounded, one seriously, in the skirmishes with police at the site, which ...

Bahrain defends decision to host White House Mideast meeting

Asia & Pacific 05/21/19, 10:42

Bahrain on Tuesday defended its decision to host a White House-engineered conference to address the Israeli-Palestinian crisis, saying its only objective is to support the "brotherly Palestinian people." The Palestinian Authority has rejected the economic conference planned for next month, which is part of the rollout of the White House's long-awaited ...

As Israeli group expands, Palestinian houses face demolition

Asia & Pacific 05/03/19, 03:07

For 20 years, Hala Kashour has lived with her husband in what she called "paradise," a bucolic meadow that rolls through a Palestinian neighborhood of east Jerusalem. The coveted pasture, which Israel calls the "Peace Forest," lies in the crosshairs of a long-simmering conflict between the city government and its Palestinian ...

Pompeo to visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall with Netanyahu

Politics 03/21/19, 09:36

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was set to make an unprecedented visit Thursday to Jerusalem's Western Wall with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, making him the highest-level American official to tour the holy site with Israel's leader. The planned visit was the latest show of support for Israel's control of ...

US closes Jerusalem consulate, demoting Palestinian mission

Politics 03/03/19, 19:55

The United States has officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the U.S. Embassy to Israel. For decades, the consulate functioned as a de facto embassy to the Palestinians. Now, that outreach will be handled by a ...

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