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Hebrew Graffiti at Jerusalem Monastery Threatens Christians

JERUSALEM, Jan 17 – Israel ordered a high-priority police investigation on Sunday into anti-Christian messages scrawled in Hebrew on the walls and doors of a Jerusalem monastery, saying they marked an assault on religious harmony. “Idols will be extirpated” – a line lifted from the Jewish prayer service – and “Christians Go to Hell” were

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Truth and Lies

Israel’s unwillingness to dismantle the settlements, crushes the ‘Palestinian State’ solution BY Ben White Ever since the the Israeli military occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip began in 1967, successive Israeli governments have taken advantage of every opportunity at hand to increase the settlers’ population  in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT). The illegality

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Israel Destroys Homes of Palestinians Involved in Killing Israelis

BY Maher Abukhater WEB EXCLUSIVE JERUSALEM – Israel destroyed two homes on Monday of Palestinians involved in attacking and killing Israelis almost three months ago. A large number of Israeli police personnel surrounded Jabal al-Mukaber neighborhood of East Jerusalem since early morning and proceeded to destroy homes for the Elyan and Abu Jamal families. Bahaa Elyan

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Israeli Forces Fatally Shoot Two Palestinians

JERUSALEM, Dec 27 – Israeli security forces said they shot dead two Palestinian assailants on Saturday in separate incidents in Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank, as 12 weeks of heightened violence showed no sign of abating. Since the start of October, Israeli forces or armed civilians have killed at least 128 Palestinians, 79 of

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Thousands Celebrate as Bethlehem Lights Christmas Tree

By Maher Abukhater WEB EXCLUSIVE BETHLEHEM Dec 6 – To the cheers of several thousand Palestinians and international visitors who battled zero degree temperatures and extraordinarily tight security to reach Manger Square in Bethlehem on December 5, the traditional 15-meter high Christmas tree was lit. Churches all over Bethlehem and Palestine—along with churches in 17

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Israel Convicts Two Jewish Minors For Burning Alive a Palestinian Teen in 2014

JERUSALEM, Nov. 30 (Reuters) – An Israeli court on Monday found two Jewish defendants guilty of the 2014 murder of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, but held off on formally convicting a third man pending a psychological review, Israeli broadcasters said. Prosecutors said the three, two of whom were minors, had confessed to abducting, bludgeoning

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Israeli Officers Shoot Dead Knife-wielding Palestinian Woman

JERUSALEM, Nov 9  Israeli security officers shot dead a Palestinian woman who tried to stab them on Monday, officials said, the latest episode in an outbreak of violence that Israel’s prime minister will discuss in talks in the White House. The woman had approached an Israeli checkpoint in the occupied West Bank wielding a knife,

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The Ongoing Fight For Al-Aqsa

A bitter conflict between Palestinians and Israelis BY Maher Abukhater JERUSALEM— A group of people clad in traditional Jewish religious attire slowly made its way across Al-Aqsa mosque’s courtyard escorted by armed police forces and tens of anxious Palestinian worshippers’ eyes. Behind calm masks lay anticipation. In Jerusalem, there’s really no telling when the existing

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Al Aqsa to be under 24-hour surveillance

Reuters/Correspondent 24/10/2015           AMMAN/JERUSALEM – An idea to install cameras throughout Jerusalem to ease rising tension between Palestinians and Israelis has been accepted by both sides through a joint effort by US and Jordan. Speaking in Amman after meeting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah, US Secretary of State

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