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  • Israel police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 12:46 pm
  • JERUSALEM - Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday, firing tear gas to disperse a protest by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said.

  • Israeli families gather for ritual Passover meal 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 2:08 pm
  • JERUSALEM - Families across Israel gathered after sundown Monday for ritual meals signaling the start of Passover, with holiday observances overshadowed by a fatal shooting in the West Bank.

  • Palestinian doctors caught in fight over Jerusalem 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 12:19 pm
  • ABU DIS, West Bank - Since graduating from a local medical school nine years ago, Basel Nassar has been barred from serving his community in east Jerusalem, despite a shortage of doctors there.

  • AP Interview: Arab League chief backs peace talks 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:11 pm
  • CAIRO - The head of the Arab League said Thursday he is confident that Israel and the Palestinians soon will resolve a crisis over the release of long-held Palestinian prisoners and extend their U.S.-brokered peace negotiations beyond an April deadline.

  • Ultra-Orthodox Jews clash with Israeli police 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 1:01 pm
  • JERUSALEM - Israeli police say hundreds of ultra-Orthodox protesters have clashed with police in a demonstration against military conscription.

  • Rare sarcophagus, Egyptian scarab found in Israel 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 12:40 pm
  • JERUSALEM - Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a rare sarcophagus featuring a slender face and a scarab ring inscribed with the name of an Egyptian pharaoh, Israel's Antiquities Authority said Wednesday.

  • Kerry raps Israel in faltering Mideast peace 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:03 pm
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. efforts to broker a Mideast peace agreement faltered after Israel refused to release prisoners as demanded by Palestinian leaders, then moved forward with plans to build new settlement housing in Jerusalem, America's top diplomat said Tuesday. But he still held out hope that negotiations would continue.

  • Israel bars Palestinian Olympian from leaving Gaza 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 12:07 pm
  • GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel has barred 30 runners, including an Olympic athlete, from leaving the Gaza Strip to participate in a marathon later this week, highlighting Israel's tight restrictions on travel in and out of the Hamas-ruled territory, Palestinian officials said Tuesday.

  • Thousands of Jerusalem Arabs without water 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 2:09 pm
  • JERUSALEM - Tens of thousands of Palestinians living in east Jerusalem have been without running water for more than a month, victims of a decrepit and overwhelmed infrastructure and caught in a legal no-man's land caused by the divisions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • Israel: Vandals spray hate graffiti on monastery 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 11:58 am
  • JERUSALEM - Vandals scrawled hate graffiti on a Catholic monastery in central Israel and slashed the tires of nearby cars weeks before Pope Francis visits the Holy land, Israeli police said Tuesday.

  • Israeli court convicts ex-PM Olmert of bribery 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 3:58 pm
  • JERUSALEM - An Israeli court on Monday convicted ex-Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in a high-profile bribery case, crushing his hopes for a political comeback and setting the stage for him to become the first Israeli premier to go to prison.

  • Kerry to Mideast at critical point in peace talks 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 11:55 am
  • TEL AVIV, Israel - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rushed to the Middle East on Monday for a surprise visit aimed at rescuing his Mideast diplomatic efforts, as peace talks approached a critical make-or-break point.

  • Church official: Pope's trip to Israel in doubt 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 12:23 pm
  • JERUSALEM - A top Roman Catholic official in the Holy Land said Thursday that a trip to Israel by Pope Francis in late May is now in doubt because of a strike by Israeli diplomats, even as the Vatican said travel preparations were going ahead.

  • Arab summit lays bare serious cracks on Syria 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 4:10 pm
  • KUWAIT CITY - An Arab summit that ended Wednesday exposed cracks in what was once solid Arab support for Syrian rebels, with Saudi Arabia and Qatar divided over which factions to back and Syria's neighbors increasingly expressing fatigue with the flood of refugees from the country's civil war.

  • Palestinians throw stones at Israeli lawmaker 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 5:11 am
  • JERUSALEM - Israeli police say hundreds of Palestinians threw stones at an Israeli lawmaker as he was visiting a sensitive holy site sacred to both Jews and Muslims but did not injure the legislator.

  • Israeli airstrikes escalate tensions with Syria 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 3:05 pm
  • JERUSALEM - Israeli warplanes unleashed a series of airstrikes on Syrian military posts early Wednesday, killing one soldier and wounding seven in one of the most serious clashes between the countries in the past four decades.

  • Israel building center for ancient artifacts 
    Updated: Mar-18-14 10:32 am
  • JERUSALEM - Israel is building a national archaeological center to store and showcase its rich collection of some two million ancient artifacts, including the world's largest collection of Dead Sea Scrolls, Israel's Antiquities Authority said Tuesday.

  • Obama says path to Mideast peace challenging 
    Updated: Mar-17-14 4:28 pm
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama pressed visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Monday to help break the logjam to elusive Mideast peace talks, acknowledging with a deadline fast approaching that the task ahead is "very hard, it's very challenging."