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Stories with place: Jerusalem
  • Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 2:37 pm

    JERUSALEM - The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. A recent pair of attacks brought into the open long-standing fears about a radicalized and ultraconservative fringe that had been operating below the radar but now appears to be intensifying its violence.

  • Serenity Now: A calm perch above Jerusalem's hectic Old City 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 9:47 am

    JERUSALEM - In one of the most contentious tracts of real estate on the planet, serenity is not that easy to find.

  • Israeli arrested after West Bank arson that killed toddler 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 6:08 am

    JERUSALEM - Israel said Tuesday it was interrogating the suspected head of a Jewish extremist group in the first arrest of an Israeli suspect following last week's arson attack in the West Bank that killed a Palestinian toddler and wounded his brother and parents.

  • Girl wounded in attack on Jerusalem gay pride parade dies 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 11:22 am

    JERUSALEM - A teenage girl seriously wounded after an anti-gay extremist stabbed her and several others in last week's attack on Jerusalem's gay pride parade died Sunday, a hospital official.

  • Q&A: A look at violent Jewish attacks on Palestinians 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 2:23 pm

    JERUSALEM - The torching of a West Bank home that burned a Palestinian toddler to death marks one of the most serious cases of suspected Jewish violence against Arabs. Though the attacks rarely kill and are smaller in scope than past Palestinian attacks, Jewish extremists have for years been attacking Palestinian property, as well as mosques, churches and even Israeli schools and military bases, often to counter what they perceive to be the Israeli government's soft stance toward Palestinians.

  • Israeli government clashes with liberal Jewish streams story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 8:56 am

    JERUSALEM - Israel's narrow coalition government, propped up by two ultra-religious parties, is butting heads with liberal streams of Judaism that dominate Jewish life in the United States - widening a rift that risks further alienating American Jews at a time of growing U.S.-Israel estrangement.

  • Carter, Netanyahu call it a day after discussing Iran deal 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 2:47 pm

    AMMAN, Jordan - In high-stakes talks aimed at calming U.S. allies' fears about the Iran nuclear deal, Defense Secretary Ash Carter appeared to change no minds among Israeli leaders fiercely opposed to the deal.

  • Israel passes new penalties against stone throwers 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 11:13 am

    JERUSALEM - The Israeli parliament has approved a law that imposes stiff penalties on people convicted of throwing rocks at moving vehicles.

  • Israeli leader's household spending facing criminal probe 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 6:28 am

    JERUSALEM - Israel's attorney general has ordered a criminal investigation into excessive spending at Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residences.

  • UNESCO backs Jordan as Jesus' baptism site as debate goes on 
    Updated: Jul-13-15 8:59 am

    AL-MAGHTAS, Jordan - For years, Christian pilgrims have waded into the Jordan River from both its eastern and western banks to connect with a core event of their faith - the baptism of Jesus. The parallel traditions allowed Jordan and Israel to compete for tourism dollars in marketing one of Christianity's most important sites.

  • UNESCO backs Jordan as Jesus' baptism site as debate goes on story has photos
    Updated: Jul-13-15 7:09 am

    AL-MAGHTAS, Jordan - For years, Christian pilgrims have waded into the Jordan River from both its eastern and western banks to connect with a core event of their faith - the baptism of Jesus. The parallel traditions allowed Jordan and Israel to compete for tourism dollars in marketing one of Christianity's most important sites.

  • Film sparks scandal for look at family of Israeli assassin 
    Updated: Jul-11-15 3:41 am

    JERUSALEM - A new documentary has set off an uproar in Israel for its peek into the family life of the country's most reviled prisoner - the man who assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin nearly 20 years ago.

  • Israel: UNESCO 'ignores' Jewish, Christian ties to Jerusalem 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 1:41 pm

    JERUSALEM - Israel is criticizing a looming decision on Jerusalem by the U.N.'s cultural agency, saying it ignores Jewish and Christian ties to the biblical city.