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East Jerusalem Cannot Breathe

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 12.17.2014 | New York
Alex Cacioppo

During a talk dubbed "Jerusalem: Flashpoint for Regional & Global Conflict," Robert Wright, the veteran author and creator of Bloggingheads, and Daniel Seidemann, the renowned Israeli attorney, talked about what may or may not be the third intifada and its thorny roots.

Arab-Jewish School, Symbol Of Jerusalem Co-Existence, Torched

Reuters | Posted 11.30.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Suspected Jewish extremists set fire to a classroom in an Arab-Jewish school in Jerusalem, police said on Sunday, targ...

The Battle for Jerusalem

David Hearst | Posted 11.19.2014 | World
David Hearst

It will either be the last battle Palestinians will fight before Israeli Jews take East Jerusalem over. Or it is the first battle of a larger struggle -- in which Jerusalem serves as a magnet for militants from wherever they hail -- Sunni or Shia, secular and Islamist, takfiris, jihadis, or nationalists.

Israel Vows Harsh Response To Synagogue Attack

AP | JOSEF FEDERMAN | Posted 11.19.2014 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel vowed harsh retaliation Tuesday for a Palestinian attack that killed five people and left blood-smeared prayer books and sha...

Thousands Mourn U.S.-Israeli Rabbi Killed In Jerusalem

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2014 | World

By Allyn Fisher-Ilan JERUSALEM, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews swayed in prayer at the funeral of U.S.-Israeli ra...

Armed Men Launch Deadly Attack On Jerusalem Synagogue

Reuters | MAAYAN LUBELL | Posted 11.18.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 18 (Reuters) - Two Palestinians armed with a meat cleaver and a gun killed four people in a Jerusalem synagogue on Tuesd...

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...

Car Slams Into Jerusalem Crowd In Suspected Terror Attack

Reuters | Posted 11.05.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Nov 5 (Reuters) - A motorist rammed into pedestrians on a crowded Jerusalem street and then got out of his vehicle to attack people with ...

UN Chief Demands Israel Scrap East Jerusalem Settlement Plan

Reuters | Posted 12.13.2014 | World

JERUSALEM, Oct 13 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on Israel on Monday to scrap plans to expand settlements in East Jerusalem, ...

In Some Palestinian Neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, Not Even 17 Liters of Water Per Day

Hagai El-Ad | Posted 06.01.2014 | Impact
Hagai El-Ad

He who dared to ask that now-famous question is of course Mr. Martin Schulz, president of the European Parliament. So was Mr. Shulz's 70-to-17 liter water-consumption ratio a "blatant lie"? In actuality, for Palestinians in some neighborhoods of East Jerusalem, the situation can be much worse.

What if Your Home Was Turned into an Israeli Firing Zone?

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Sunjeev Bery

Even as President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry speak in favor of a peace agreement, the U.S.-subsidized Israeli military is subjecting Palestinians to ongoing human rights abuses.

Netanyahu Announces New Settlements Hours After Prisoner Release

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 10.30.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Wednesday announced new construction in east Jerusalem — an area the Palestinians demand for their future ...

Street Art At The Israeli-Palestinian Separation Wall

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.02.2013 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

After a half hour, soldiers yelled down, asking what they were doing. "We're from New York, we paint," they shouted back, and continued spraying. M...

Facing the Truth About Jerusalem

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 11.26.2013 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

There is an urgent need to seriously engage in public discussions about the future of Jerusalem because sooner or later the Israelis and Palestinians must be prepared to accept the inevitable -- a united Jerusalem, yet a capital of two states.

My Surprisingly Inspiring Trip to the West Bank: Echoes of Our Civil Rights Movement

Jeff Cohen | Posted 10.27.2013 | World
Jeff Cohen

Like King, leaders of the Palestinian popular resistance -- from intellectuals to grassroots villagers who'd been repeatedly jailed -- spoke to us about universal human rights, about a human family in which all deserve equal rights regardless of religion or nationality.

Settlement Construction Clouds Middle East Peace Talks

Reuters | Posted 10.13.2013 | World

By Crispian Balmer JERUSALEM, Aug 13 (Reuters) - A 10-minute drive from where negotiators will sit down on Wednesday to resume long-st...

Shifting Reality for Peace!

Kevin Bermeister | Posted 10.05.2013 | World
Kevin Bermeister

The complexity of Jerusalem's Temple Mount appears insurmountable because demand to possess the world's most contested rock will in all likelihood continue unabated until a peaceful solution emerges from it.

The Ghettoization of East Jerusalem

Philip Farah | Posted 08.05.2013 | World
Philip Farah

I am a Palestinian who was born and lived in East Jerusalem for 27 years before I emigrated to the U.S. in 1978. Since then, I have visited my former ...

Leaders-less Jerusalemites looking to Fayyad

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.01.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Palestinian residents of Jerusalem have been frustrated for years as they are caught between Israel's unilateral decision to annex East Jerusalem and ...

Golda to Henry: "Why Do You Think We Put Them There?"

Dr. Charles G. Cogan | Posted 06.30.2013 | World
Dr. Charles G. Cogan

The hopes of some Israelis that the Arabs of the West Bank would migrate elsewhere have not been fulfilled. And as President Barack Obama stated in his recent visit to Israel, "Neither occupation nor expulsion is the answer."

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.

One Palestinian Village Obama Should Visit

Sunjeev Bery | Posted 05.22.2013 | World
Sunjeev Bery

Israeli military law imposed in the occupied West Bank places sweeping and arbitrary restrictions on freedom of expression and assembly. This makes any unauthorized peaceful protest by Palestinians a criminal offence.

Killing the Two-State Solution Through the Suspension of Disbelief

Lara Friedman | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Lara Friedman

Just in time for President Obama's long-awaited trip to Israel, perennial Israeli-Palestinian policy strategist Dennis Ross has published his 14-point plan to achieve Middle East peace.

Israel To Build 942 More Homes In East Jerusalem

AP | AMY TEIBEL | Posted 02.24.2013 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israel has advanced the process of building 942 more settler homes in east Jerusalem under a new fast-track plan to tighten its grip on t...

Israel Approves 1,500 New Homes In Controversial Settlement Expansion

Reuters | Posted 02.16.2013 | World

JERUSALEM, Dec 17 (Reuters) - Israel approved plans to build 1,500 more Jewish settler homes in east Jerusalem on Monday, an official said, days aft...