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Israeli Forces Clash With Worshippers At Al-Aqsa Mosque

MuslimGirl | Posted 06.28.2016 | Religion

Early Sunday morning, Israeli police forces stormed Al-Aqsa mosque, unleashing teargas, rubber bullets, and sound grenades on the worshippers.

Israel's 'Absurd' Map Of Jerusalem's Old City

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.16.2017 | World
Daoud Kuttab

It has been proven true over the years that victors write the history. Nowhere is this fact more obvious than in Jerusalem, where some Israelis are trying unsuccessfully to rewrite centuries-old history.

Amidst Violence at Home, Israel's Chief Rabbi Finds Kindred Spirits Among Imams in New York

Rabbi Marc Schneier | Posted 10.20.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Marc Schneier

Even as a wave of violence escalated between Palestinians and Israelis in Jerusalem, I had the honor to host a luncheon at which the Chief Rabbi of Israel, David Lau, met and conversed warmly with a distinguished delegation of imams and Muslim leaders from New York and New Jersey.

Israel Says Won't Allow Iran To Join 'Nuclear Weapons Club'

Reuters | Annum Masroor | Posted 10.01.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used his annual United Nations address on Thursday to launch an all-out as...

The Unarmed Awqaf Guards, Al Aqsa's Last Line of Defense

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.08.2016 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The arrest this week at Al Aqsa Mosque of six civilian guards, who are paid employees of Jordan's Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs, is a worrisome development.

This Is How The Unrest In Jerusalem Has Unfolded In Recent Weeks

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 11.20.2014 | World

On the night of October 29, a 32-year-old Palestinian opened fire at a meeting of right-wing Israeli activists in Jerusalem. Moataz Hejaz fled the sce...

The Leaderless Political Orphans of Jerusalem Revolt

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.30.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The silent Intifada that is taking place today in Jerusalem is one result of the Israeli policy of denying Palestinians their rights and refusing to include Jerusalem in serious talks.

Good News From Palestine, for a Change

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 12.15.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

After the collapse of the Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, in April, the July war on Gaza, the August drowning of hundreds trying to emigrate to Europe and the September war of words between their two major factions, Palestinians welcomed this week a series of unexpectedly good news.

Jordanian Diplomacy and Public Protests Produces Results in Protecting Al Aqsa

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

If properly invested, this modest Jordanian success can be built on to stitch together an understanding that can lower the political and religious temperature in Jerusalem and possibly help improve the atmosphere towards a more comprehensive peace agreement.

The 'Jerusalem Committee' Reconsidered

Ahmed Charai | Posted 03.17.2014 | World
Ahmed Charai

In the West, policymakers traditionally have not viewed such multi-government bodies in the region to be particularly helpful. But this year, there are grounds for hope that the Al-Quds Committee will make a meaningful contribution to peace efforts in the Holy Land.

Israeli Shot, Killed At Western Wall

Reuters | Posted 08.20.2013 | World

(Adds court orders gunman held, victim's name, details) JERUSALEM, June 21 (Reuters) - An Israeli security guard shot dead a fellow-Is...

Want To Visit The Holy Land? First, You Have To Get In

Wardah Khalid | Posted 08.11.2013 | Religion
Wardah Khalid

I'm standing in a tiny room located in a checkpoint facility on the Israeli/Jordanian border. An Israeli immigration agent holding my passport is grilling me while my sister, who is traveling with me, waits her turn outside. Little did I know that our ordeal was far from over.

Will Jordan take a bold role in Jerusalem?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.16.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Whether the Jordanian government likes it or not, the Jordanian-Palestinian agreement and the mood of the people regarding Jerusalem require it to tak...

Michael Calderone

Newseum Will Honor Slain Hamas-Linked Journalists | Michael Calderone | Posted 05.10.2013 | Media

NEW YORK -- The Newseum announced Friday that it will continue with plans to honor two Hamas-linked Palestinian journalists killed during Israeli airs...

Jordan's Waqf no Match for Israelis in Jerusalem

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.04.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The situation in Jerusalem and the most recent agreement notwithstanding, for an effective defence of Muslim and Christian sites in the holy city, there is need for more than declarations and agreements.

The Jerusalem Issue

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.28.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

The incursions are no longer limited to fringe and extremist Jewish groups, but also of the mainstream Israeli politicians.

How Palestinians Can Engage the West

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 11.05.2012 | World
Daoud Kuttab

While Palestinians have suffered from their own negation by the other side, it is impossible to overcome that by attempting to present only one point of view. Such an opportunity was made available to Palestinians in Jerusalem recently through a documentary.

'Please Give My Dad A Job,' Writes Twelve-Year-Old In Oregon

Huffington Post | Julian Hattem | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

As part of its Bearing Witness 2.0 project, the Huffington Post is rounding up a few of the best local stories of the day. A 12-year-old girl in ...