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Photographers take pictures of Jewish priests wearing “Talit” prayer shawls as they take part in the Cohanim prayer (priest’s blessing) during the Passover (Pesach) holiday at the Western Wall in the Old City of Jerusalem on April 22, 2019. Thousands of Jews make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem during the eight-day Pesach holiday, which commemorates the Israelites’ exodus from slavery in Egypt some 3,500 years ago and they remember their plight by refraining from eating leavened food products.THOMAS COEX / AFP

Tens of thousands attend Jewish Passover blessing at Western Wall

Tens of thousands of people gathered at Jerusalem’s Western Wall on Monday for a traditional Jewish blessing for the Passover holiday.

Israel court orders closure of building at tense Jerusalem holy site

An Israeli court on Sunday ordered the temporary closure of a side building at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site that has been the source of tensions in recent weeks.
Israeli police arrested Adnan Ghaith, the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem, in a dawn raid on Wednesday, according to a local NGO and local media.

Palestinian governor of Jerusalem arrested by Israeli forces

Israeli police arrested Adnan Ghaith, the Palestinian governor of Jerusalem, in a dawn raid on Wednesday, according to a local NGO and local media.
Abdel-Azim Salhab attended Friday prayers near the Al-Rahma gate located inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque complex [Ammar Awad-Reuters]

Israel arrests top Waqf officials in Jerusalem in overnight raid

Israeli police have arrested the head of the Islamic authority that oversees Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem following recent protests, an official from the authority said.
Prince William visits the tomb of his great-grandmother Princess Alice in Jerusalem | AP

Prince William visits flashpoint Jerusalem mosque compound

Prince William visited Jerusalem’s super-sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Thursday as he wrapped up a landmark Middle East tour during which he has tiptoed through the region’s diplomatic minefield.

Saudi’s King Salman attacks Donald Trump over Israel embassy move

Saudi Arabia's King Salman has criticised Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

US embassy to open in Jerusalem in 2019 – Mike Pence

The American embassy will be moved from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem by the end of next year, US Vice President Mike Pence told Israeli parliamentarians to enthusiastic applause.

Israel apologises for deadly embassy shooting in Amman

Israel has formally apologised for the fatal shooting of two Jordanian citizens by an Israeli embassy guard in Amman last year, Jordan's foreign ministry said.

Israel to name new Jerusalem station after Donald Trump

Israel is to name a planned new railway station close to Judaism’s hallowed Western Wall in annexed east Jerusalem after US President Donald Trump, the transport minister has said.

Israel applauds Egyptian writer’s remarks on Jerusalem

The Israeli embassy in Cairo has expressed gratitude at an Egyptian writer’s controversial remarks about the status of Jerusalem.

Israel arrests, releases three Turkish men in Jerusalem

An Israeli court has released three Turkish men a day after they were arrested at the entrance to al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of occupied East Jerusalem.

Lebanon wants punishment for countries which recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

President of Lebanon, Michel Aoun, has called for a “united and gradual diplomatic and economic punishment against any state which recognises Jerusalem as Israel’s capital,” the Anadolu Agency reported.

UN hurts Israel-Palestine peace process – Nikki Haley

The US ambassador to the UN has said, during an emergency meeting at the UN Security Council, the UN has been a negative force in the peace process between Israel and Palestine.

Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli army in Gaza

A Palestinian man has been shot dead by the Israeli army in Gaza during clashes after Donald Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

Clashes on Palestinian ‘day of rage’ over Donald Trump’s Jerusalem move

Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces on Friday after calls for a "day of rage" as US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital sent shockwaves through the region for a second day.

Israel demolishes home of Palestinian who stabbed three to death

Israeli forces demolished the home on Wednesday of a Palestinian who fatally stabbed three Jewish residents of a nearby settlement as tensions soared last month over Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Al Jazeera vows legal action over Jerusalem Bureau shutdown

Doha-based broadcaster Al Jazeera on Monday vowed to take legal action against Israel after the Israeli government’s decision to close the TV network’s bureau in Jerusalem.

Jordan’s King Abdullah in rare visit to Palestine

Jordan's King Abdullah II has begun a rare visit to the occupied West Bank to meet Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas, amid shared tensions with Israel over al-Aqsa Mosque compound, the Jerusalem holy site.

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