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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.

US Embassy in Jerusalem opens Monday

The U.S. Embassy to Israel in Jerusalem will be dedicated on Monday, May 14, 2018, the Department of State has announced.

Israel to withdraw from UNESCO before 2018

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that his country will withdraw from the UN cultural agency UNESCO.

US envoy Nikki Haley sends threatening letter to UN members over Jerusalem

US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has sent a threatening letter to members of the UN General Assembly ahead of a vote on a resolution against the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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.

Pope Francis contradicts Donald Trump over US embassy move

Pope Francis has set himself on a new collision course with Donald Trump over the President's plans to move the US Israeli embassy.

Bible stories about first man, creation not true – investigation

The Bible and its stories about the first man and the creation of the world are not true because there is no physical evidence to back it up, according to a new lengthy investigation from one of Israel’s top newspapers.

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.

Israel arrests Islamic cleric for alleged incitement

Israeli police arrested a firebrand Islamic cleric on Tuesday who has been repeatedly accused of inciting violence over a sensitive Jerusalem holy site where tensions again flared last month.

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.

Israel says plans to close broadcaster Al-Jazeera’s offices

Israel said on Sunday it planned to close the offices in the Jewish state of Al-Jazeera, after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused the Arab satellite news broadcaster of incitement.

Jordan’s king on rare visit to Ramallah

Jordan's King Abdullah II is to meet Monday with Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas on his first visit in five years to the West Bank city of Ramallah, a Palestinian official said.

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