Jerusalem

Netanyahu wants to discuss Iranian threat with Trump

Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu wants to coordinate future Iran policy with US President Donald Trump, he wrote on Facebook on Saturday.

Search for Nazi victim's relatives after necklace found at death camp

Excavations at the site of a Nazi concentration camp at Sobibor in Poland have unearthed jewellery belonging to a female victim, researchers said, as they tried to track down her family.

Court demands grounds for ban on female readers at key Jerusalem site

Jewish reform groups welcomed a ruling by Israel's highest court on Wednesday, which called for an explanation on why women are forbidden from reading the Torah at a Jerusalem holy site.

Deadly truck ramming "a new type of attack," says Israel's Netanyahu

A deadly truck ramming in East Jerusalem at the weekend was "a new type of attack," said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday, adding that Israel was taking steps to prepare for similar actions in the future.

Netanyahu likens deadly Jerusalem truck-ramming to attacks in Europe

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday connected a deadly truck ramming in East Jerusalem that left four soldiers dead with similar attacks last year in Europe.

Four killed as driver steers truck into pedestrians in Jerusalem

At least four people were killed and 15 injured on Sunday after a truck swerved into a group of soldiers getting off a bus in East Jerusalem, according to police.

World Heritage Committee adopts controversial Jerusalem resolution

UNESCO's World Heritage Committee on Wednesday voted to approve a resolution criticized by Israel as ignoring Jewish ties to a key holy site in Jerusalem, the second such decision approved by the UN body in a month.

Two killed after shooting attack on light-rail station in Jerusalem

Two people were killed and at least six injured in a drive-by shooting at a light rail station in Jerusalem on Sunday, according to police and emergency service officials.

Seven Jewish visitors ejected from Temple Mount on religious holiday

Seven Jewish visitors were removed from Temple Mount by police on Sunday as thousands gathered in Jerusalem's Old City to pray at the Wailing Wall on a Jewish fast day, Israeli media said.

Al-Aqsa Mosque chief criticizes Israeli police bans at Jerusalem site

Several employees from Waqf, the Muslim trust that administers Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque, have been banned by Israeli police from entering the mosque's walled compound, a Waqf official said Monday.

Thousands march in Jerusalem pride parade under peak security

Thousands marched Thursday in Jerusalem's annual gay parade amid unprecedented security following the fatal stabbing of an Israeli teen at last year's event.

Jewish survivors hidden in castle during WWII thank Belgian royals

A Belgian prince saved Jewish children from the Nazis by hiding them in his castle during World War II. Three-quarters of a century later, the prince's descendants meet some of the survivors in an emotional gathering at the Israeli presidential residence in Jerusalem.

Israeli parliament passes transparency law targeting rights groups

Israel's parliament has approved a new law that forces NGOs to disclose foreign government funding in all their official publications, a parliamentary statement said Tuesday. 

Israel authorizes more construction in West Bank, East Jerusalem

Israel authorized the construction of around 800 new homes in West Bank and East Jerusalem settlements, Israel Radio reported Monday.

Christians celebrate Easter in Holy Land amid tight security

Christians from around the globe celebrated Easter in the Holy Land Sunday, amid tight security especially in Jerusalem's walled Old City, where celebrations were under way in the historic Christian and Armenian Quarters.

Thousands celebrate Good Friday in Jerusalem's Old City

Easter celebrates the Christian belief that Jesus, after being crucified by the Romans and buried, was resurrected three days later.

7,000-year-old settlement found in Arab part of Jerusalem

People lived in the area of today's Jerusalem as early as 7,000 years ago, an excavation in the Arab part of the city shows. 

El Al faces suit after ultra-Orthodox seat swap request to woman

An Israeli rights group Sunday said it will sue El Al, after the Israeli airline asked a woman to switch seats because an ultra-Orthodox man did not want to sit next to her.

Israel's ex-premier Ehud Olmert to go to jail for 19 months

Israel's ex-premier Ehud Olmert will serve an extra month in jail in addition to an 18-month prison sentence he had already received in December, a Jerusalem court ruled Wednesday.

Israel to erect mixed prayer section at Jerusalem Wailing Wall

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet voted Sunday in favour of erecting a section for mixed prayer for both men and women underneath the Wailing Wall, a Jewish holy site in Jerusalem, a spokesman confirmed.