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Palestinians slam Australia's move on Jerusalem

Ramallah - The Palestinian leadership on Saturday described as "irresponsible" Australia's recognition of west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying it violated international law.

Candidate backed by ultra-Orthodox elected Jerusalem mayor

Jerusalem - A candidate backed by ultra-Orthodox Jewish groups has been elected mayor of Jerusalem by a narrow margin, an official said on Thursday after a municipal election runoff.

Candidate backed by ultra-Orthodox groups in line for Jerusalem mayor

Jerusalem - A candidate backed by ultra-Orthodox Jewish groups is in line to become Jerusalem mayor after a runoff vote for Israeli local elections, results showed Wednesday.

Palestinians debate value of Jerusalem vote boycott

Jerusalem - As Jerusalem voters go to the polls Tuesday for municipal elections, Palestinians are debating not which candidate to back -- but whether to cast their ballots at all.

Australia hesitates as Jerusalem embassy move draws fire

Sydney - Facing a domestic backlash and the threat of foreign trade retaliation, Australia's Prime Minister on Tuesday appeared to slow-peddle a controversial decision to move the country's embassy to Jerusalem, saying he would first consult with allies.

Israel police close gates to Al-Aqsa mosque after clashes

Jerusalem - Israeli police closed the gates to Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound Friday, an AFP photographer said, after clashes erupted with Palestinian worshippers following midday prayers.

‘Jerusalem’, ‘Life After’, ‘Orphée’ dominate this year’s Doras Special

Toronto - It was an evening of rampant rule-breaking at the thirty-ninth Dora Mavor Moore Awards last night – the annual ceremony recognizing the best in Toronto theatre – as winners littered the stage with random F-bombs and overlong speeches.

US embassy opening in Jerusalem, killings and outrage

Jerusalem - The opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, after Washington recognised the disputed city as Israel's capital, sparked deadly demonstrations in Gaza in which Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians.Here is an overview.

US embassy opening in Jerusalem, killings and outrage

Jerusalem - The opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem, after Washington recognised the disputed city as Israel's capital, sparked deadly demonstrations in Gaza in which Israeli forces killed dozens of Palestinians.Here is an overview.

Israelis march, bask in pro-US fervour ahead of embassy move

Jerusalem - Israelis basked in national pride and pro-American fervour Sunday as tens of thousands marched in Jerusalem, a day ahead of the controversial US embassy move to the disputed city.

Israelis march, bask in national pride ahead of US embassy move

Jerusalem - Israelis basked in national pride and prepared for a Jerusalem march expected to draw tens of thousands Sunday, a day ahead of the controversial US embassy move to the disputed city.

US not the first nor last embassy to open in Jerusalem

Jerusalem - When the United States opens its embassy in Jerusalem on Monday it will be the most high-profile diplomatic inauguration in the holy city, but not the first nor the last.

Arab ire at US Jerusalem move looks unlikely to spark action

Dubai - Arab leaders at a summit in Saudi Arabia have slammed Washington's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move its embassy there, but analysts say their words are unlikely to lead to action.

Saudi king announces $150 million for East Jerusalem

Apo - Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Sunday announced a $150-million (120 million euro) donation for the maintenance of Islamic heritage in East Jerusalem.

Franciscan friars, guardians of Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre

Jerusalem - Wearing traditional brown robes held in place by a white belt with three knots symbolising vows of "poverty, chastity and obedience", Franciscan friars have long been a part of Jerusalem's landscape.

Christians mark Easter at Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre

Jerusalem - Hundreds of pilgrims filed into Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre -- believed to be the site of Jesus's resurrection -- for Easter celebrations on Sunday.

Israel moves to destroy Jerusalem attacker's home

Jerusalem - Israeli forces are preparing to demolish the West Bank home of a Palestinian who murdered a Jewish man in Jerusalem's Old City before being shot dead, the army said Monday.

Palestinian stabs Israeli in Jerusalem's Old City, shot dead: officials

Jerusalem - A Palestinian stabbed and seriously wounded an Israeli security guard in Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday before being shot dead by a police officer, Israeli authorities said.

Netanyahu to talk with Trump about attending embassy opening

Jerusalem - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he will discuss the possibility of US President Donald Trump attending the May opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem when he meets Trump on Monday.

Church at Jesus's traditional burial site reopens after protest

Jerusalem - The Jerusalem church built at the site many see as the holiest in Christianity reopened on Wednesday after a three-day closure in protest at Israeli measures, a move that had left thousands of visitors locked outside.

Israel suspends actions that led to closure of Christian holy site

Jerusalem - Israel on Tuesday suspended tax measures and other actions that led to the rare closure of the church built at what is seen as the holiest site in Christianity, shut down all week in protest.

Israel suspends actions that led to closure of Christian holy site

Jerusalem - Israel on Tuesday suspended tax measures and other actions that led to the rare closure of the church built at what is seen as the holiest site in Christianity.

Pilgrims locked out as Jerusalem holy site shut for second day

Jerusalem - The Jerusalem church built at what many consider the holiest site in Christianity remained closed for a second day Monday to protest Israeli tax measures and a proposed law, leaving hundreds of disappointed and perplexed pilgrims locked outside.

Church at Jesus's traditional burial site closed in tax dispute

Jerusalem - Christian leaders took the rare step on Sunday of closing Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, built where tradition holds Jesus was buried, in protest at Israeli tax measures and a proposed property law.

No talks with US until Jerusalem move reversed: Palestinian official

Ramallah - The Palestinians' top negotiator said Tuesday there could be no discussions with US President Donald Trump's administration until his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital is reversed.

Palestinians say Jerusalem 'not for sale' after Trump aid threat

Ramallah - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's office said Wednesday Jerusalem is "not for sale" after US President Donald Trump threatened to cut annual aid of more than $300 million to force them to the negotiating table.

Israel law tightens hold on occupied Jerusalem sectors

Jerusalem - Israel's parliament on Tuesday gave final approval to legislation aimed at making it more difficult for the government to hand the Palestinians parts of Jerusalem under any future peace deal.

UN votes 128-9 to reject US decision on Jerusalem

New York - The UN General Assembly on Thursday adopted by a decisive vote of 128 to nine, with 35 abstentions, a motion rejecting the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Erdogan says US must immediately scrap Jerusalem decision

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday asked US President Donald Trump to reverse his decision recognising Jerusalem as Israel's capital after a UN vote overwhelming rejected the move.

Defying Trump threat, UN rejects US decision on Jerusalem

New York - Defying President Donald Trump's threat to cut off funding, the United Nations approved by a resounding vote on Thursday a motion rejecting the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
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Israelis are protesting in Tel Aviv against the eviction of Palestinian families from the neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem.
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One of the many graffiti of the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem.
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