Jerusalem

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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Third Temple reverie finds crowdfunding

By Isabel De Bertodano, August 7, 2014

A group with ambitions to build the Third Temple in Jerusalem has turned to internet crowdfunding to raise capital for the project.

The Temple Institute hopes to raise $100,000 (£59k) on the Indiegogo website, where small amounts of money can be invested by members of the public into projects they believe have potential or value.

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Jerusalem hit by two terror attacks

By Sandy Rashty, August 4, 2014

Israelis were targeted in two separate terrorist attacks in Jerusalem this afternoon.

One civilian was killed after a terrorist drove a tractor into a moving bus, causing it to tip over.

The unidentified victim died as a result of the collision; another seven were injured.

The terrorist was shot dead by police.

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Riots sweep Jerusalem ahead of Arab teenager's burial

By Marcus Dysch, July 4, 2014

Hundreds of Palestinians have clashed with police in East Jerusalem ahead of the funeral of a murdered teenager.

There were also clashes on the Temple Mount as tension grew before the burial of 17-year-old Mohammed Hussein Abu Khdair.

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