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Stories with place: Jerusalem
  • Jewish protesters try to block Christian ritual at holy site 
    Updated: Jun-01-15 5:58 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israeli police say they forcibly removed dozens of Jewish protesters trying to prevent a Christian ritual from taking place at a holy site revered in both religions.

  • Israel begins honoring long-overlooked Jewish WWII veterans 
    Updated: May-29-15 3:14 am

    JERUSALEM - As a proud patriot, Brooklyn-born Dan Nadel enlisted in the U.S. army right after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. But there was another force driving him to battle - his Jewish faith.

  • Quartet Mideast envoy Tony Blair resigns 
    Updated: May-27-15 12:23 pm

    JERUSALEM - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Wednesday stepped down as the international community's Mideast envoy, officials said, leaving a post that began with great promise but which struggled to deliver dramatic changes in its quest to promote peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

  • Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison story has photos
    Updated: May-25-15 8:56 am

    JERUSALEM - Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.

  • Leading Israeli settler figure Moshe Levinger dies at age 80 
    Updated: May-17-15 9:49 am

    HEBRON, West Bank - Rabbi Moshe Levinger, a leading figure in Israel's settler movement, was laid to rest Sunday in the West Bank city of Hebron, where he helped establish a controversial Jewish community after Israel captured the territory from Jordan in the 1967 Mideast war.

  • Vatican recognizes state of Palestine in new treaty story has photos
    Updated: May-13-15 3:55 pm

    VATICAN CITY - The Vatican officially recognized the state of Palestine in a new treaty finalized Wednesday, immediately sparking Israeli ire and accusations that the move hurt peace prospects.

  • West Bank settlers optimistic over new Israeli government 
    Updated: May-13-15 2:20 pm

    JERUSALEM - As the new Israeli government prepares to take office, the West Bank settler movement appears poised to wield influence perhaps like never before.

  • Holy Land Christians celebrate sainthood of Arab nuns 
    Updated: May-13-15 3:05 am

    JERUSALEM - The Holy Land's Christians are excitedly preparing for next week's canonization of two Arab nuns, bringing some joy to a tiny community that has had little to celebrate in recent years.

  • Analysis: New Netanyahu government headed for turmoil 
    Updated: May-07-15 2:38 pm

    JERUSALEM - Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to cobble together a government dominated by nationalist and religious allies, setting the stage for conflict with the Palestinians and much of the world and leaving Israel angrily divided.

  • Oldest complete copy of Ten Commandments displayed in Israel story has photos
    Updated: May-05-15 11:22 am

    JERUSALEM - The world's oldest complete copy of the Ten Commandments is going on rare display at Israel's leading museum in an exhibit tracing civilization's most pivotal moments.

  • Former President Jimmy Carter: Gaza situation 'intolerable' story has photos
    Updated: May-02-15 2:34 pm

    JERUSALEM - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said Saturday that eight months after a bloody war in the Gaza Strip the situation there remains "intolerable."