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Clashes erupt at flashpoint Jerusalem holy site

The incident takes place as Israelis mark Jerusalem Day, which commemorates the country's capture of the city's mainly Palestinian eastern sector.

OIC condemns any attempts to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

The OIC urges member countries to take 'appropriate measures' against countries that move their embassies to Jerusalem.

Kushner says Mideast plan won’t say ‘two states

Kushner is widely distrusted by the Palestinians for his family ties with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Pope, Morocco King say Jerusalem ‘common patrimony’ of 3 religions

Jerusalem declared the 'common patrimony of humanity and especially the followers of the three monotheistic religions.'

Israel shuts Jerusalem holy site after unrest

Israeli police evacuated the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, also known as the Temple Mount, after a Molotov cocktail damaged a police post.

Al-Aqsa officials to defy Israeli court over Golden Gate access

A Jerusalem court gave the Waqf, the Muslim foundation which runs the Al-Aqsa mosque, until March 10 to explain why the closure order should be lifted.

US Palestinian mission in Jerusalem to merge with Israel embassy

The decision to create a single diplomatic mission in Jerusalem was announced last October by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

US downgrade of Palestinian mission to take effect

The merger of the Jerusalem consulate into the Israeli embassy is said to improve 'efficiency and effectiveness,' not an actual change in policy.

Israel frees Muslim official arrested after holy site unrest

The al-Aqsa mosque is a frequent scene of conflict between the 2 sides.

Israel denies house arrest for Australia paedophile suspect

Malka Leifer is accused of child sex abuse while she was a teacher and principal at an ultra-Orthodox Jewish school in Melbourne, where she had relocated from her native Israel.

A new generation takes up the hunt for Dead Sea Scrolls

New discoveries could also help solve the debate over who authored the Dead Sea Scrolls.

No entry for Israel’s Paralympics team ahead of world swim meet

The Israel Paralympics Committee says it has been trying to obtain visas for the athletes for two months now.

Honduras to talk with Israel, US on Jerusalem embassy

The small Central American nation looks to follow US President Donald Trump's much-criticised move.

No embassy move announced as Brazil’s Bolsonaro hosts Israel’s Netanyahu

Bolsonaro and top aides have repeatedly said he would move Brazil's embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, but he has come under pressure to ditch the idea.

Jerusalem should remain as it is, says Mahathir

The prime minister warns that Australia's decision to recognise west Jerusalem as Israel's capital will only stir more anger.

Australia reaffirms decision on Jerusalem despite backlash

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the decision will progress a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Israel welcomes Australia’s Jerusalem decision

The foreign ministry says Israel views the decision of the Australian government to open its trade and defence office in Jerusalem as a step in the right direction.

Palestinians slam Australia’s move on Jerusalem

Senior Palestinian official Saeb Erekat said that the Australian decision to open a trade office in the city violated a United Nations resolution.

Australia will formally recognise Jerusalem as Israel capital

Prime Minister Scott Morrison made the announcement in an address to the Sydney Institute in a move he said was aimed at advancing the stalled Middle East peace process.

One year after Trump’s Jerusalem announcement, what impact?

JERUSALEM: US President Donald Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital exactly one year ago, breaking with decades of international consensus in the process. What...

Australia’s minister says translation glitches delay trade deal with Indonesia

Indonesia said that Australia's recent proposal that it might move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem might upset trade plans.

Netanyahu pick for Jerusalem mayor ousted in first round

None of the six candidates for mayor, all Jewish, won the 40% of votes required to be elected in the first round held on Tuesday.

Israel strikes Gaza over ‘arson balloons’

Palestinians in the besieged coastal territory have for months been launching kites and balloons, equipped with rudimentary incendiary devices, towards Israeli farmland.

Amid prospect of war, Israel deepens Palestinian banking ties

The two Israeli lenders have demanded for years that the government release them from this obligation for fear they could be held liable for approving transactions that financed terrorism.

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