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Stories with place: Jerusalem
  • Palestinian shot dead after stabbing soldier, bystander 
    Updated: Feb-13-16 12:08 pm

    JERUSALEM - A knife-wielding Palestinian woman attacked an Israeli soldier on guard near a sensitive West Bank holy site sacred to both Jews and Muslims on Saturday, wounding him and a Palestinian bystander before she was shot and killed by Israeli troops, the military said.

  • Israel says EU relations 'friendly' again after label spat 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 12:06 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel's foreign ministry says relations with the European Union are "close and friendly" again after tensions arose last year over the bloc's decision to label West Bank exports.

  • Ex-employee of Israeli PM wins abuse case story has photos
    Updated: Feb-10-16 2:24 pm

    JERUSALEM - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife mistreated and abused a former member of her housekeeping staff, a court ruled Wednesday, awarding the man $42,000 in damages in a decision that dealt an embarrassing blow to the country's first family.

  • Israeli parliament suspends Arab MPs who met attackers' kin 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 3:15 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel's government on Monday temporarily suspended from parliamentary meetings three Arab lawmakers who met with families of Palestinians who carried out deadly attacks.

  • Islamic authority rejects new Jerusalem Jewish prayer area 
    Updated: Feb-07-16 6:22 am

    JERUSALEM - The Islamic authority that oversees a sensitive Jerusalem holy site says it opposes a new prayer area for non-Orthodox Jews at the adjacent Western Wall.

  • Anger at Arab Israeli MPs who met relatives of attackers 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 4:15 pm

    JERUSALEM - Steps should be taken against three Arab members of Israel's parliament who met this week with families of Palestinians who committed deadly attacks against civilians and security personnel, Israel's prime minister said Thursday.

  • 'Gay conversion' therapists find safe haven in Israel story has photos
    Updated: Feb-04-16 11:57 am

    JERUSALEM - A leading American Jewish group promoting therapy it said could turn gays to heterosexuals was ordered shut in December by a New Jersey court, amid growing efforts in the U.S. to curb the generally discredited practice. But therapists with ties to the shuttered group say they have found a haven for their work in Israel.

  • What we know about Israel's decision on Western Wall prayers 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 3:17 pm

    The decision by Israel's government to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at Jerusalem's Western Wall is being seen as a major breakthrough for the country's long-marginalized liberal believers. Here's what we know about the issue:

  • New prayer site highlights divide between Israel, US Jews story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Feb-01-16 2:57 pm

    JERUSALEM - The Israeli government's decision to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at Jerusalem's Western Wall is a major breakthrough for the country's long-marginalized liberal streams and their powerful supporters in the United States.

  • Road project puts Israel, EU on collision course 
    Updated: Jan-27-16 1:31 am

    JERUSALEM - A narrow country road outside Jerusalem has turned into a new battleground between Israel and the European Union, deepening a dispute between the allies over Israeli settlement construction in the West Bank.

  • Survivor sheds light on divisive WWII-era Jewish Councils story has photos
    Updated: Jan-26-16 8:05 am

    JERUSALEM - Throughout the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, and while incarcerated in two prison camps, Mirjam Bolle wrote letters to her fiance that she never sent but hoped to share with him after the war. Yet when the two ultimately reunited she decided to leave the past behind and stashed them away. Now, decades later, she has published them as a memoir.

  • Exhibit of Jewish artists' Holocaust works opens in Berlin story has photos
    Updated: Jan-25-16 11:43 am

    BERLIN - Nelly Toll was 8 years old when she and her mother went into hiding in 1943 in Poland to escape the Nazis' death camps. The Jewish girl spent long hours in her tiny hideaway at a Christian family's home writing stories, keeping a diary and creating wonderful, bright paintings of a lost world.

  • Brazil official criticizes Israel's choice for ambassador 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 1:38 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO - A senior Brazilian official is expressing unhappiness at Israel's nomination of a former West Bank settler leader to be the new ambassador to the South American nation, calling the action "a false step."

  • Palestinians lambast Airbnb's West Bank settlement listings story has photos
    Updated: Jan-20-16 7:46 am

    NOFEI PRAT, West Bank - Like many vacation rental operators around the world, Moshe Gordon has listed his property on Airbnb, luring visitors with a stunning vista of desert landscape and boasting of proximity to both Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. What it doesn't mention is that the "cozy fully furnished" apartment, with its cable TV, Internet and hiking trails, is in a West Bank settlement.

  • Israeli police arrest 2 Jewish suspects for church vandalism 
    Updated: Jan-20-16 7:35 am

    JERUSALEM - Israeli police said Wednesday they have arrested a second Jewish youth suspected of scrawling anti-Christian graffiti on a famous Jerusalem church earlier this week.