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Stories with place: Jerusalem
  • new storyIsrael convicts 2 youths in 2014 killing of Palestinian teen story has photos
    Updated: Nov-30-15 8:38 am

    JERUSALEM - A Jerusalem court on Monday convicted two Israeli youths in the grisly killing of a 16-year-old Palestinian boy whose slaying played into a chain of events that led to last year's Gaza war. The court at the same time delayed the verdict for the third and chief suspect in the case due to a last-minute insanity plea, sparking claims that Israel is too lenient with Jewish assailants.

  • Egypt's Coptic Orthodox leader makes rare Israeli visit 
    Updated: Nov-28-15 11:08 am

    JERUSALEM - The leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church is making a rare visit to Israel to attend the funeral of a senior Coptic official in Jerusalem.

  • Kerry in Israel for 1st time since 2014; no bold peace push 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 1:41 am

    JERUSALEM - Secretary of State John Kerry made his first trip to Israel in more than a year, arriving on Tuesday in the midst of a new rash of deadly attacks that have dampened hopes for peace mediation between the Jewish state and Palestinians during the Obama administration's final year. The visit includes no such ambitious agenda, the chief U.S. diplomat conceded, and is primarily focused on ending the terror.

  • Iran's Guard simulates capture of Al-Aqsa Mosque story has photos
    Updated: Nov-21-15 12:59 pm

    TEHRAN, Iran - Paramilitary forces from Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard have held a war game simulating the capture of Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque from Israeli control, state media reported Saturday.

  • Netanyahu reportedly asking US to release Pollard to Israel story has photos
    Updated: Nov-19-15 7:48 am

    JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has asked the United States to allow convicted spy Jonathan Pollard to return immediately to Israel upon his upcoming release from a federal prison, a pro-government Israeli newspaper reported Thursday.

  • Palestinian leader discusses failed peace effort 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 2:01 pm

    JERUSALEM - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has shined new light on the breakdown of a potentially history-altering round of 2008 peace talks, saying that he rejected an offer from Israel's Ehud Olmert - which included placing Jerusalem's Old City under international control - because he was not allowed to study the map.

  • New apps help Palestinians navigate Israeli checkpoints 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 6:47 am

    QALANDIYA CHECKPOINT, West Bank - A pair of new mobile apps hopes to help Palestinians navigate their way around snarled traffic at Israeli checkpoints in the West Bank, offering a high-tech response to an intractable problem: constant, burdensome and often seemingly random restrictions on movement.

  • Product-labeling plan by Europe deepens Israel's isolation 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 12:39 am

    JERUSALEM - The European Union's decision Wednesday to start labeling Israeli products made in the West Bank delivered a resounding show of international disapproval over Israel's expansion of Jewish settlements and raised the pressure on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to renew peace efforts with the Palestinians.

  • Yitzhak Navon, former Israeli president, dead at 94 
    Updated: Nov-07-15 7:54 am

    JERUSALEM - Yitzhak Navon, who served as Israel's fifth president, has died. He was 94.

  • Netanyahu appointment casts cloud over US visit story has photos
    Updated: Nov-05-15 4:38 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's newly appointed spokesman on Thursday apologized for a series of insulting comments about U.S. President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry, days before his boss heads to Washington on a fence-mending mission.

  • Conflict hard to ignore as stabbings reach Israeli heartland story has photos
    Updated: Nov-04-15 3:53 pm

    RISHON LEZION, Israel - Twenty-four-year-old shopkeeper Darya Zelenkov was working her shift in a downtown clothing shop in this central Israeli city when she was startled by a knife-wielding Palestinian trying to burst in. The quick-thinking saleswoman quickly slammed the glass door in his face.

  • Palestinian lawyer talks about viral photo of tear gas kick story has photos
    Updated: Nov-02-15 11:18 am

    RAMALLAH, West Bank - One of the most memorable images of the current Israeli-Palestinian confrontations shows a young Palestinian lawyer in dark shades, a suit and formal legal robe as he kicks away an Israeli tear gas canister, his legs flying high above billowing white gas.