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  • Jerusalem synagogue assault kills 4 worshipers, police officer

    JERUSALEM Two Palestinians wielding meat cleavers and a pistol attacked Jewish worshippers Tuesday at a Jerusalem synagogue during morning prayers, killing four worshippers and a police officer and wounding five others before they were shot dead by...
  • Jerusalem synagogue attack: 'Lone wolf' pattern seen in deadly assault

    In the pious Har Nof neighborhood in the hills of West Jerusalem, early-morning prayers at a landmark synagogue are an integral part of the rhythm of daily religious life. Those who chose that time and place to strike seemed to know that. Two...
  • Israel lifts age limit on Muslim men praying at Jerusalem holy site

    For the first time in weeks, Israel lifted age restrictions for Muslim men wanting to pray at a holy site in the walled Old City, and Friday prayers passed peacefully, raising hopes for a cooling of tensions in the wake of a visit to the region by...
  • Israel, Palestinians agree to steps to calm Jerusalem tensions, Kerry says

    Israel, Palestinians agree to steps to calm Jerusalem tensions, Kerry says
    Israel and the Palestinians have pledged to take concrete steps to calm tensions around Jerusalem's holiest site, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday after talks in the Jordanian capital. Violence has flared in recent weeks over the...
  • Israel border officer arrested over fatal shooting of Palestinian boy

    Israel border officer arrested over fatal shooting of Palestinian boy
    Israeli police have arrested a paramilitary border police officer over the fatal shooting of a Palestinian teenager in the occupied West Bank in May, a spokesman said Wednesday. Nadim Nuwara, 17, and Muhammad Abu Thahr, 16, were killed during a May 15...
  • Israeli border officer held in shooting death of Palestinian teen

    A member of the Israeli security forces has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a Palestinian teenager, police said Wednesday. The development comes as Israeli police are on the defensive over the recent fatal shootings of...
  • Israeli and Palestinian tension high as Kerry goes to Jordan for talks

    Israeli authorities on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to the expansion of a Jewish neighborhood in East Jerusalem, a step likely to heighten tension within the troubled city and draw disapproval from the Obama administration. The Israeli move...
  • New violence erupts in West Bank; Palestinian man killed

    Fresh clashes erupted Tuesday in the West Bank, leaving at least one Palestinian demonstrator dead, as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of fomenting a “destructive religious war” over a contested holy site....
  • Israeli forces kill Palestinian as clashes flare in West Bank

    Israeli forces kill Palestinian as clashes flare in West Bank
    Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian during clashes on Tuesday in the occupied West Bank, a day after Palestinian assailants fatally stabbed an Israeli soldier and a woman in attacks that raised fears of a new uprising. Israeli Defence Minister Moshe...
  • 2 Israelis die in Tel Aviv, West Bank stabbings; more violence feared

    Knife-wielding Palestinian assailants acting hours apart on Monday killed an Israeli soldier in the commercial center of Tel Aviv and a female settler in the West Bank, drawing condemnation from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and praise from...
  • Sweden to recognize Palestine statehood, new prime minister says

    Sweden will become the first major European nation to recognize Palestinian statehood, newly sworn-in Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced Friday. In unveiling his Cabinet appointments and governing priorities to Parliament, Lofven said recognizing...