Posts Tagged ‘Jerusalem’

Israeli plan to raze East Jerusalem homes may be first step towards mass demolitions across the West Bank

In less than 24 hours, 42-year-old Ismail Obeidiya, his wife Nida, and their six kids, could be made homeless. It’s a terrifying reality that Obeidiya is struggling to grapple with, his unease and frustration more palpable with every word. “We fought so long and so hard, for years, to try to save our home. But […]

How the Goliath of the Jerusalem Settler Movement Persuaded the World It’s Really David

Israeli police forced out the Siyam family from their home in the heart of occupied East Jerusalem last week, the final chapter in their 25-year legal battle against a powerful settler organisation.  The family’s defeat represented much more than just another eviction. It was intended to land a crushing blow against the hopes of some […]

Ethiopian-Israelis protest in Jerusalem as cop who killed teen is freed

Dozens of Ethiopian-Israelis and their supporters protested in Jerusalem on Monday as a police officer accused of killing a teenage member of the community last month was released from house arrest. Seven protesters were arrested as police cleared demonstrators who were disrupting traffic near the Knesset. The protest came as a Knesset committee met to […]

In Jerusalem, Austria’s ex-leader Kurz slams Iran for breaching nuclear deal

Austria is worried about Iran’s intention to breach the nuclear deal and to dramatically increase uranium enrichment, the country’s former chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Wednesday during a short visit to Israel. “I am very concerned about Iran’s statement to want to enrich more uranium. That is in clear contradiction to the Vienna Agreement,” he told […]

Ultra-Orthodox block Jerusalem roads in protest of draft evader’s arrest

Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox hardliners demonstrated in Jerusalem on Tuesday in protest of the arrest of a yeshiva student accused of draft dodging. The protesters from the so-called Jerusalem Faction blocked the light rail tracks and Sarei Yisrael and Jaffa streets, snarling traffic. Police officers were at the scene to break up the protest. Get The […]

Live: In first, US embassy celebrates Independence Day in Jerusalem

For the first time, the US embassy in Israel was set to hold its annual Independence Day celebration in Jerusalem on Tuesday. Although US President Donald Trump officially recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in December of 2017, last year’s event took place in Airport City, outside Tel Aviv. The fact that this year’s celebration is […]

US officials participate in unveiling of settlers’ tunnel in occupied Jerusalem

Palestinians are outraged after high profile American officials participated in the inauguration of a disputed tunnel in occupied East Jerusalem on Sunday. US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and White House Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt were all smiles as they hammered down the last remaining wall standing in front of the controversial “Pilgrimage Road” […]

Israeli soldiers kill a Palestinian youth in raid on Issawiya in occupied Jerusalem

West Bank / Jerusalem Israeli soldiers kill one Palestinian, injure many in Jerusalem IMEMC 28 June — Israeli soldiers and the police invaded, on Thursday evening, the al-‘Issawiya town, north of occupied East Jerusalem, killed a young Palestinian man, and injured many other residents, in addition to imposing a strict siege on the town. Media […]

Dispute disrupts reopening of revered Jerusalem archaeological site

France reopened a revered but long-closed archaeological site in the heart of Jerusalem on Thursday, but a dispute over access immediately disrupted its reopening. France, the owner of the site known as the Tomb of the Kings, reopened it to visits after having kept it closed since 2010. But concerns that it would become more […]

In Israel the Push to Destroy Jerusalem’s Iconic Al-Aqsa Mosque Goes Mainstream

The iconic golden dome of the Dome of the Rock and Al-Aqsa mosque, located on the Temple Mount or Haram el-Sharif, is the third holiest site in Islam and is recognized throughout the world as a symbol of the city of Jerusalem. Yet, this ancient site that dates back to the year 705 C.E. is […]

Secret US-Russia-Israel National Security Summit in Jerusalem: What is the Hidden Agenda?

This week’s National Security Advisor summit in Jerusalem is an historic event because of the participation of the Russian, Israeli, and American representatives during this multi-day meeting from 24-26 June, but it’s also a juicy one too because of the many rumors that it’s given rise to, the most popular being the possibility of a so-called […]

Truck crashes into Jerusalem mall bridge

A truck collided with an overpass that is part of a mall in Jerusalem on Sunday, prompting police to block off the area over fears the structure could collapse. There were no injuries in the crash at the Ramot mall. Police cordoned off the area and were redirecting traffic from Golda Meir Boulevard, a major […]

Palestinian neighborhoods in Jerusalem are targeted for increase in housing demolitions

Land, property theft & destruction / Ethnic cleansing Palestinians warned of accelerated demolitions in Jerusalem IMEMC/Agencies 18 June — The Jerusalem Center of Socio and Economic Rights, Monday, warned of the escalation of Israeli demolitions in occupied Jerusalem, noting it bears the nature of a collective form of punishment. The director of the center Zeyad […]

Erdan quashes PA-sponsored convention in Jerusalem

Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan on Friday ordered the cancellation of a convention sponsored and funded by the Palestinian Authority titled “Jerusalem, capital of Palestine.” The event was scheduled to take place Friday in Jerusalem’s Old City along with similar events being held in Ramallah and Nablus. The convention was to set to feature nationalist […]

Jerusalem cable car plan becomes international controversy

UNITED NATIONS — A plan to build a cable car for tourists in Jerusalem’s Old City has largely been a local issue so far. That changed on on Thursday, when Palestinian concerns about the new transit route were raised to the international level at a United Nations debate on the fragile peace process. Nickolay Mladenov, […]

Israeli court upholds shady sale of Jerusalem church property to settlers

A member of the Greek Orthodox clergy during a procession on Easter Sunday at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City, April 28, 2019. Credit: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun Church property in the Christian Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City may end up in the hands of a radical settler group that could bar Christian […]

Israel’s plans to ‘invest’ in East Jerusalem aim at increasing the Jewish majority — ICG

Israel is stepping up its efforts to win the “demographic war” in the city of Jerusalem in order to prevent the likely possibility of becoming a minority-Jewish city as early as 2045,  according to a recent report from the International Crisis Group (ICG). The Jerusalem and Brussels-based NGO released the report, entitled “Reversing Israel’s Deepening […]

Secret tripartite summit in Jerusalem, by Thierry Meyssan

Nikolaï Patrouchev and John Bolton meet in Jerusalem, in the presence of Meir Ben-Shabbat. A summit of the three national security advisors from the United States, Israël and Russia will be held in June 2019 in Jerusalem. This unique event has already given rise to numerous « revelations » and « denials » about the […]

Israel Digging Up Graves At Ancient Palestinian Cemetery In East Jerusalem

An Israeli Government organization have reportedly resumed excavation work at the ancient Palestinian Bab Al-Rahma cemetery, outside the walls of the Old City in occupied East Jerusalem. Officers from Israel’s Nature And Parks Authority (INPA) plan to build a national park on parts of the cemetery’s land. According to Maannews: Wafa reported that INPA staff began […]

Soldiers fire on Palestinians trying to enter Jerusalem for prayers, and kill a boy

West Bank / Jerusalem Israeli soldiers kill a Palestinian child near Bethlehem IMEMC 31 May — Israeli soldiers killed, Friday, a Palestinian child near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, and injured a young man from Hebron, while [they were] trying to enter Jerusalem for Friday prayers in the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Media sources said the […]

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