Jerusalem

Israel lifts age restriction on worshippers at Temple Mount mosque

By Naomi Firsht, November 14, 2014

Age restrictions on Muslims praying at Temple Mount have been lifted for Friday prayers.

Due to the violent clashes in recent weeks, entry to the Dome of the Rock mosque was limited to men over the age of 35 and women.

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Car attacks a trend in 'mini-intifada'

By Shira Rubin, November 6, 2014

For the second time in as many weeks, a Palestinian man ploughed into a crowded light railway station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, this time killing one and injuring 13.

Israeli police identified the terrorist as Ibrahim al-Akari, a 38-year-old father of five from the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Shuafat.

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Grandfather of murdered baby speaks of his pain

By Nathan Jeffay, October 30, 2014

The grandfather of the three-month-old baby killed in last week's terror attack next to a light railway stop in Jerusalem has explained how her family is coping with their grief.

Shimshon Halperin said: "There's remarkable pain, but we are overcoming it by accepting the decree from heaven.

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Jerusalem on edge as attacks keep coming

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 30, 2014

The security and diplomatic situation in eastern Jerusalem has steadily deteriorated in recent days as Israeli and Palestinian leaders have engaged in a war of words.

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Netanyahu approves fresh settlements

By Josh Jackman, October 27, 2014

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has authorised the construction of more than 1,000 houses in East Jerusalem, beyond the Green Line.

Around 660 homes will be built in Ramat Shlomo, with 400 more slated for construction in Har Homa. If the process goes ahead, it will end an unofficial freeze on settlement building which was enacted in May last year.

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Amar and Stern elected chief rabbis of Jerusalem

October 23, 2014

New chief rabbis were elected for Jerusalem on Tuesday.

The new incumbents took their posts after an 11-year hiatus, during which time the city's top religious posts remained vacant.

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Baby killed in terror attack at Jerusalem train station

By Josh Jackman, October 22, 2014

A suspected terrorist attack in Jerusalem has left a baby girl dead, with one person in a severe condition and seven others injured.

The victims were run over near Ammunition Hill light rail station in east Jerusalem after disembarking from a train.

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Rabbi race is a battle for soul of Jerusalem

By Nathan Jeffay, October 14, 2014

A new battle for the character of Jerusalem is taking shape - and, for a change, this one has nothing to do with construction or settlements.

On Tuesday, an electoral panel will choose two chief rabbis for the city. The move will come after a decade-long hiatus during which, for bureaucratic reasons, top clerical posts have remained empty.

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Israel's street battles over assimilation

By Nathan Jeffay, September 18, 2014

Jerusalem's city centre is witnessing a backlash against hard-line right-wingers who take to the streets on popular clubbing nights to form a self-declared "honour guard" against Jewish-Arab relationships.

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Body of missing yeshivah student found

By Daniel Easterman, August 28, 2014

The Israeli police have confirmed that they have identified the body found in the Jerusalem Forest on Thursday as American yeshivah student Aaron Sofer.

The body was discovered in the forest by volunteers from United Hatzalah after a six day long search for the young man.

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