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Denied permits, Palestinians raze own homes in Jerusalem

Jerusalem - Palestinian Alaa Borqan preferred to tear down his own house in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem after a court ruled that it was constructed illegally and must be demolished.

Israel police kill Palestinian they mistakenly thought was armed

Jerusalem - Israeli police in annexed east Jerusalem on Saturday shot dead a disabled Palestinian they mistakenly thought was armed with a pistol, prompting furious condemnation from the Palestinians.

Israeli troops wounded in Jerusalem car-ramming

Jerusalem - A car-ramming targeting Israeli troops in Jerusalem wounded 14 people early Thursday in an attack that Palestinian Islamist group Hamas hailed as a response to Washington's controversial Middle East peace plan.

Israel demolishes Palestinian homes in Jerusalem area

Israel demolished a number of Palestinian homes it considers illegally constructed near its separation barrier south of Jerusalem on Monday in a move that drew international condemnation.

Tens of thousands of Israelis march to mark capture of east Jerusalem

Jerusalem - Tens of thousands of flag-waving Israelis marched through Jerusalem on Sunday to mark their country's capture of the city's east in a 1967 war with tensions heightened due to the holiday coinciding with the final days of Ramadan.

Clashes erupt at flashpoint Jerusalem holy site

Jerusalem - Palestinian worshippers clashed with Israeli police at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site on Sunday as an Israeli holiday coincided with the final days of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Two Israelis wounded in Jerusalem stabbings, attacker killed: police

Jerusalem - A Palestinian stabbed and wounded two Israelis across the Old City of annexed east Jerusalem on Friday before being shot dead, police said, in an uptick in violence despite tight security for Ramadan.

In Jerusalem's Old City, conflict means buyer and seller beware

Jerusalem - In an alley in Jerusalem's Old City, a three-storey building has become a symbol of Palestinian fears they are losing precious ground in the historic area.

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.
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13 August 2010. Muslims pilgrims going to pray to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem for the first frid...
13 August 2010. Muslims pilgrims going to pray to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem for the first friday prayers of Ramadan 2010
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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.
13 August 2010  East Jerusalem. Palestinian are making sweets for Ramadan
13 August 2010, East Jerusalem. Palestinian are making sweets for Ramadan
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Tweet by Harriet Sherwood, Jerusalem correspondent of the Guardian.
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Palestinian people playing at the fruit market of Ramallah before Ramadan
Palestinian people playing at the fruit market of Ramallah before Ramadan
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Rare snowfall in the city of Jerusalem
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Tourism Minister Stas Misezhnikov greeting the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III
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The Visionary Ezekiel Temple plan drawn by the 19th century French architect and Bible scholar Charles Chipiez.
19th century French architect and Bible scholar Charles Chipiez
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The old city Jerusalem
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An Israeli soldier and Palestinian child, 2005.
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Sitting on 20 acres, the Israel Museum, Jerusalem is one of the world's finest.
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Woman walking between the suqs of the Holy City, Jerusalem. One day before Ramadan
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West Bank: Israel's dividing security wall
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Fragment of a ceramic jar that contains the oldest known alphabetical text found in Jerusalem.
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13 August 2010. Palestinian kids playing in East Jerusalem because they are happy for Ramadan.
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The intertwined yet divided lives of Israelis and Palestinians.

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