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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.
Israeli UNESCO ambassador Carmel Shama Hacohen

Israel may reconsider UNESCO exit – envoy

Israel’s ambassador to UNESCO said Tuesday he was urging his government to reconsider its decision to quit the UN cultural body, saying it had halted its “anti-Israeli resolutions” over the past year.

In Iraq, Angelina Jolie calls for focus on conlfict prevention

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie called Sunday for a larger focus on conflict prevention rather than responding to its repercussions, during a visit to Iraq with the UN refugee agency.

US embassy opens in Jerusalem amid lockdown

The United States has officially relocated its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, in a deeply controversial move that angered Palestinians and drew widespread regional condemnation.

Israelis march, bask in national pride ahead of US embassy move

Israelis basked in national pride and prepared for a Jerusalem march expected to draw tens of thousands Sunday, a day ahead of the controversial US embassy move to the disputed city.

Faithful return to Jerusalem holy site as Christian protest ends

Tourists and pilgrims returned to the Jerusalem church built at the site many see as the holiest in Christianity on Wednesday as it reopened following a rare three-day closure in protest at Israeli measures.

Mike Pence meets Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu

US Vice President Mike Pence met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for talks on Monday, the second day of a visit to Israel that has been boycotted by the Palestinians.

Israel finds 2,700-year-old ‘governor of Jerusalem’ seal

Israeli archaeologists unveiled on Monday a 2,700-year-old clay seal imprinted with images and Hebrew words that may have belonged to a biblical governor of Jerusalem.

UNESCO expresses regret over Israel’s withdrawal

The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has expressed regret over Israel’s decision to withdraw from the agency following a resolution on Jerusalem voted against the country.

Israel confirms withdrawal from UNESCO

Israel has formally notified the UN’s culture and education body of its withdrawal from the organisation, two months after it announced it would follow the US by walking out over resolutions critical of the Jewish state.

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 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.

Fresh Palestinian protests against Donald Trump Jerusalem decision

Thousands of Palestinians took part in fresh protests Friday against Washington's controversial recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but a week on there is no sign of a threatened new intifada.

OIC states to adopt roadmap over US Jerusalem decision – Recep Erdogan

The leaders of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member-states will adopt a road map on the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel at the upcoming extraordinary summit on Wednesday, President Recep Erdogan said.

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.

Donald Trump Jerusalem move sparks Palestinian protests, clashes

US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital sparked Palestinian protests, clashes and a call for a new intifada on Thursday as fears grew of fresh bloodshed in the region.

Palestinians and ‘names of burden’

Hitler, Castro and Saddam Hussein meet in a bar. It may sound like the beginning of a joke, but in the Palestinian territories, it is actually possible.

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