Jerusalem

  • Gaza war is over, but Jerusalem violence remains September 10, 2014

    Jerusalem: While the world's attention was focused on the airstrikes and rockets over Gaza and Israel this summer, a wave of violence hit the streets of Jerusalem - and is still roiling parts of this divided city at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The kidnapping and killing of three Israeli...
  • Gaza war is over but Jerusalem violence remains September 10, 2014

    Jerusalem: While the world's attention was focused on the airstrikes and rockets over Gaza and Israel this summer, a wave of violence hit the streets of Jerusalem - and is still roiling parts of this divided city at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The kidnapping and killing of three Israeli...
  • Gaza war rages on, Hamas says Israel tried to kill its military chief August 20, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: An Israeli air strike in Gaza killed the wife and infant son of Hamas's military leader, Mohammed Deif, the group said, calling it an attempt to assassinate him after a ceasefire collapsed. Palestinians launched more than 100 rockets, mainly at southern Israel, with some intercepted by the Iron Dome anti-missile...
  • Fighting in Gaza abates, but truce hopes look fragile July 28, 2014

    Gaza/Jerusalem: Fighting subsided in Gaza on Sunday after Hamas Islamist militants said they backed a 24-hour humanitarian truce, but there was no sign of any comprehensive deal to end their conflict with Israel. Hamas said it had endorsed a call by the United Nations for a pause in the fighting in...
  • Israel briefly launches ground operation inside Gaza July 13, 2014

    Gaza: Widening its offensive, Israel has briefly launched a ground operation inside the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, as its military jets pounded more than 200 targets over the last 24 hours in the bloodiest conflict since 2012 that's seen more than 160 Palestinians killed. Four Israeli commandos from the elite Shayetet...
  • Israeli strikes kill more Palestinians; rocket causes huge blaze in Israel July 11, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israeli air strikes on Gaza killed four more Palestinians before dawn on Friday, raising the death toll from the four day offensive to at least 85, while a Palestinian rocket hit a fuel tanker at an Israeli petrol station causing a huge blaze. Israeli leaders, determined to end Palestinian rocket...
  • Suspected revenge killing sparks Jerusalem clashes July 2, 2014

    Jerusalem: The suspected abduction of an Arab teen followed by the discovery of a body in Jerusalem on Wednesday ignited clashes between Israeli police and stone-throwing Palestinians, who saw it as a revenge attack for the killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said authorities...
  • Israel launches Gaza air strike after bodies of 3 missing teens found July 1, 2014

    Jerusalem: Israel bombed dozens of sites in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, striking at Hamas after finding the bodies of three missing teenagers whose abduction and killing it blames on the Palestinian Islamist group. Israel's security cabinet, which held an emergency session late on Monday and was due to meet again...
  • Indian Jewish couple reunite in Israel after seven years May 23, 2014

    Jerusalem: In an emotional reunion, an Indian couple separated more than seven years ago since their engagement have been reunited in Israel after a group of Bnei Menashe Jews from Manipur immigrated to the Jewish state. Edna, a young woman whose fiance Gamliel had migrated to Israel in 2007, had to...
  • Israelis pay last respects to former PM Ariel Sharon ahead of funeral January 13, 2014

    Jerusalem: Thousands of Israelis bade farewell on Sunday to former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, the maverick warrior-statesman who helped reshape the Middle East, as his body lay in state outside parliament in Jerusalem. Sharon died at the age of 85 on Saturday after eight years in a coma caused by a...
  • Crowds throng at Bethlehem for Christmas December 25, 2013

    Thousands of Christian pilgrims from around the world packed the West Bank town of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations on Tuesday, bringing warm holiday cheer to the biblical birthplace of Jesus on a cool, clear night. The heavy turnout, its highest in years, helped lift spirits in Bethlehem as leaders expressed...
  • Israel frees Palestinian hunger strike icon Samer Essawi December 24, 2013

    Israeli authorities freed Samer Essawi, a Palestinian prisoner who went on the longest hunger strike against Israel, after more than 17 months in jail, on Monday, his family said. Essawi, from Essaweyeh town in eastern Jerusalem, was received by hundreds of relatives, friends and supporters, Xinhua reported. He served his 10 of...
  • Palestine to brief John Kerry on peace talks with Israel September 3, 2013

    The Palestinian side will brief US Secretary of State John Kerry about some issues that "disturb" peace talks with Israel, Palestinian Foreign Minister Riad Al-Maliki said on Tuesday. Kerry would be updated on the Palestinian views when the Arab League's diplomats meet him in Rome on Sunday, Xinhua quoted Al-Maliki as...
  • Jerusalem pushes forth with settlement plans August 25, 2013

    The Jerusalem Municipality says it is moving forward with the construction of 1,500 apartments in east Jerusalem. City spokeswoman Brachie Sprung said on Sunday that city officials approved plans to lay down infrastructure for the project. She called the move a 'standard and bureaucratic process' and said actual construction is still...
  • Talks resume as Israel frees Palestinians, pursues settlements August 14, 2013

    Israel freed 26 Palestinian prisoners on Wednesday to keep US-sponsored peacemaking on course for a second round of talks, but diplomacy remained dogged by Israeli plans for more Jewish homes on land the Palestinians claim for a future state. Negotiators are due to convene in the afternoon in Jerusalem, the city...
  • Jerusalem turns racetrack for F1 Peace Roadshow June 14, 2013

    Formula One giants Ferrari and Marussia dazzled in the first Jerusalem F1 Peace Roadshow on Thursday, driving around for the first time in the Holy City at speeds of up to 240 kilometres per hour on an 2.8 kilometre track.Tens of thousands excited spectators witnessed the much anticipated event. The...
  • 'Peace is possible', Obama insists in Middle East March 22, 2013

    Jerusalem: Insisting "peace is possible," President Barack Obama on Thursday prodded both Israelis and Palestinians to return to long-stalled negotiations with few, if any, pre-conditions, softening his earlier demands that Israel stop building settlements in disputed territory. The president made his appeal just hours after rockets fired from Hamas-controlled Gaza landed...
  • Israeli airstrikes kill 3 Palestinian journalists November 21, 2012

    Gaza City: Israeli airstrikes killed three Palestinian journalists in their cars, a Gaza health official and the head of the Hamas-run Al Aqsa TV said. Israel acknowledged targeting the men, claiming they had ties to militants. The strikes came on Tuesday on the seventh day of Israel's offensive against Gaza's Hamas...
  • Hillary in Jerusalem as Gaza truce still elusive November 21, 2012

    Jerusalem: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Jerusalem for talks on Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as expectations rose of a ceasefire soon to end a week of fighting around the Gaza Strip. However, Gaza's rulers, the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, revised a statement that a truce...
  • Hamas says truce agreed, Israel says no deal yet November 21, 2012

    Jerusalem: A Hamas official said on Tuesday Egypt had brokered a Gaza ceasefire deal that would go into effect within hours, but a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said "we're not there yet". "An agreement for calm has been reached. It will be declared at 9 o'clock (1900 GMT)...
  • Hamas says ceasefire in Gaza close, Israel denies November 20, 2012

    Jerusalem: A senior Hamas official says his group is close to a cease-fire with Israel, but a deal has not yet been reached. Moussa Abu Marzouk said on Tuesday from Cairo that "we haven't struck the deal yet, but we are progressing and it will most likely be tonight." Cease-fire talks...
  • Ex-Israeli PM Olmert cleared in corruption case July 11, 2012

    Tel Aviv: A court in Jerusalem on Tuesday cleared former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert of multiple fraud and corruption charges but found him guilty of breach of trust while in office. Olmert said he respects the court for acquitting him of the central corruption charges, stressing that he was only...
  • 37 Indian activists detained in Lebanon March 30, 2012

    Jerusalem: A group of 37 Indians, including 10 women, who were to participate in a pro-Palestine global march to Jerusalem, have been detained by Lebanese authorities at Beirut port. Indian activists and journalists participating in the Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ), along with three Filipinos and one Iraqi have been asked...
  • Original Einstein manuscripts to go online March 19, 2012

    Jerusalem: All 80,000 items in Albert Einstein's archives, including personal correspondence with half a dozen lovers and a poignant postcard to his ailing mother, are going online. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which owns the Einstein collection, is slowly uploading high resolution photographs of scientific papers, letters on social issues including...
  • 'Ties with Israel will help Pak vis-a-vis India' January 7, 2012

    Jerusalem: Seeking closer ties with Israel, former Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf said the Jewish state is a fait accompli, relations with it can help Islamabad come closer to the strong Jewish lobby in the US and in its conflict against India. Musharraf, who is planning to return to Pakistan on...
  • Jerusalem municipality to set up Gandhi memorial January 5, 2012

    Jerusalem: Looking upto Mahatma Gandhi's message of peace, Jerusalem municipality is mulling over setting up a memorial for the Indian leader, which will include a statue of Bapu and a mediation centre, in an area connecting a Jewish neighbourhood and an Arab one. "This gesture comes too late by 64 years,"...
  • Indians march for peace in Jesus's birthplace December 25, 2011

    Jerusalem/Bethlehem: Hundreds of Christian pilgrims from India took out a procession in Jesus Christ's birthplace of Bethlehem praying for world peace on the eve of Christmas. Around 500 Indians who took part in the procession were Christian tourists from various parts of the country. "The scenes from various parts of the Middle...
  • Israel lures Hollywood to film in the Holy Land August 29, 2011

    Jerusalem: Israel is tired of Hollywood filming Jesus' crucifixion in Italy and the Crusader invasion of the Holy Land in Morocco. So Israeli officials are promising better tax breaks, terror attack insurance and handouts of up to $400,000 to lure international movie producers to the holy city of Jerusalem. They want...
  • Nails used to crucify Jesus Christ discovered? April 12, 2011

    Jerusalem: Could two of the nails used to crucify Jesus have been discovered in a 2,000-year-old tomb in Jerusalem? And could they have mysteriously disappeared for 20 years, only to turn up by chance in a Tel Aviv laboratory? That is the premise of the new documentary film "The Nails of the...
  • Jerusalem bus explosion, 30 hurt March 23, 2011

    Jerusalem: A bomb exploded near a bus stop in a Jewish neighbourhood of Jerusalem on Wednesday, injuring at least 30 people, police and medics said. Police described the explosion as a "terrorist attack", Israel's term for a Palestinian strike. It was the first such bombing in Jerusalem in seven years. There was...