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Israel plans new east Jerusalem settlement – watchdog

Feb 19, 2020 - 9:25 AM

Peace Now says the plan 'also includes the demolition of dozens of Palestinian residential units that were built in the area without permits throughout the years'

CONTROVERSIAL. A picture taken on December 13, 2017, shows the Israeli and US flags placed on the roof of an Israeli settlement building in East Jerusalem and Jerusalem's Old City with the Dome of the Rock mosque in the center. Photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Jared Kushner visits after Israel okays homes for Palestinians, settlers

Aug 01, 2019 - 8:08 AM

Kushner, US President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, visits Jordan and Israel

(FILES) This file photo taken on May 23, 2017 shows US President Donald Trump's senior advisor Jared Kushner during a welcome ceremony at the presidential palace in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.  President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, made a pre-inauguration proposal to the Russian ambassador to set up a secret, bug-proof communications line with the Kremlin, the Washington Post reported Friday evening, May 26, 2017. Kushner, then and now a close adviser to Trump, went so far as to suggest using Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States to protect such a channel from being monitored, the Post said, quoting US officials briefed on intelligence reports.    / AFP PHOTO / Thomas COEX

Clashes erupt at flashpoint Jerusalem holy site

Jun 02, 2019 - 5:30 PM

The incident between Palestinian worshippers and Israeli police took place as Israel marked Jerusalem Day, which this year coincided with the final days of Ramadan

AL-ASQA MOSQUE. Clashes erupt between Muslim worshipers and Jewish visitors who visted the Al-Asqa Mosque for the end of Ramadan and Jerusalem day, respectively. Photo by Thomas Coex/AFP

Palestinians slam Australia's move on Jerusalem

Dec 15, 2018 - 7:18 PM

A senior Palestinian official says the Australian decision to open a trade office in the city violated international law

PALESTINE REACTS. In this file photo, Palestine Liberation Organization's Secretary General Saeb Erekat speaks to journalists during a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah on September 11, 2018. Photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

U.S. downgrades Palestinian mission into Israel embassy

Oct 19, 2018 - 7:02 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the consulate general, a separate office which handled dealings with the Palestinians, is replaced by a new Palestinian Affairs Unit inside the controversial new US embassy in Jerusalem

DOWNGRADE. The sign for the Office of the Palestinian Diplomatic Mission is taken down marking the office's closure in Washington, DC, on October 10, 2018. Photo by Jim Watson/AFP

Palestinians ask U.N. court to revoke U.S. Jerusalem embassy move

Sep 29, 2018 - 9:46 PM

Palestine has filed a lawsuit against the US at the International Court of Justice 'for violating international law by moving its embassy in Israel to the occupied city of Jerusalem'

INAUGURATION. US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin (C-L) claps as US President's daughter Ivanka Trump unveils an inauguration plaque during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. File photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

Thousands join gay pride parade in conservative Jerusalem

Aug 05, 2018 - 1:00 PM

This year's parade, the 17th annual Jerusalem march, is being held under the banner of 'Pride and Tolerance'

Participants take part in the annual Jerusalem Gay Pride parade on August 2, 2018. Thousands of people were expected to attend the parade in the holy city under heavy police guard, mindful of a fatal 2015 attack on marchers in the largely conservative city. This year's parade, the 17th annual Jerusalem march, is being held under the banner of "Pride and Tolerance". MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP

Israel adopts controversial Jewish nation-state law

Jul 19, 2018 - 1:49 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The new legislation, which serves as a de facto constitution, provokes fears of discrimination against Arab citizens of Israel

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Polemik larangan melancong ke Israel

Jun 01, 2018 - 10:47 AM

Pemerintah melarang turis Israel masuk ke Indonesia. Israel membalas dengan melarang pelancong asal Indonesia

PASPOR. Israel melarang pelancong negara berpaspor Indonesia berkunjung ke negaranya mulai 9 Juni mendatang. Ilustrasi oleh Rappler

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 15, 2018

May 15, 2018 - 11:14 AM

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Canvassing at Rosauro Almario Elem. School. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Israeli forces kill 55 in Gaza clashes as U.S. opens Jerusalem embassy

May 14, 2018 - 11:45 PM

(UPDATED) It is the deadliest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the 2014 Gaza war

US EMBASSY. US ambassador to Israel David Friedman delivers a speech during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

U.S. envoy sees peace, hope after Israel embassy move

May 13, 2018 - 6:13 PM

US Ambassador David Friedman confirms President Donald Trump has prepared a video to be played during the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem

US-ISRAEL TIES. US President Donald Trump (R) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a joint press conference at the White House in Washington, DC on February 15, 2017. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

Gazans bury their dead after bloodiest day in years

Mar 31, 2018 - 7:12 PM

(UPDATED) Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas declares Saturday a day of national mourning. In a speech, he holds Israel fully responsible for the deaths.

MOURNING. Palestinian relatives of Ibrahim Abu Shaer, who was killed a day earlier by Israeli forces when clashes erupted as tens of thousands as Gazans marched near the Israeli border with the enclave to mark Land Day, mourn during his funeral in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on March 31, 2018. Photo by Said Khatib / AFP

Clashes, 16 dead as thousands of Gazans march near Israel border

Mar 30, 2018 - 8:32 PM

(2nd UPDATE) Gazan leaders call on protesters to retreat from the border area until Saturday. The demonstration is planned to last 6 weeks, until the inauguration of the new US embassy in Jerusalem.

Why a visit to Jerusalem is a must for Catholics

Mar 27, 2018 - 11:53 AM

From the spot Jesus was born to the site of his crucifixion, here are 6 must-see places for Catholics

HOLY SITE. Jerusalem is considered a holy site by Jews, Christians and Muslims. Photo by Rappler/Natashya Gutierrez

Palestinian leader goes to the UN to counter U.S. on Jerusalem

Feb 20, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Mahmud Abbas will call for a new collective approach in a bid to salvage the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, says Palestinian ambassador Riyad Mansour

In this file photo, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas speaks during a press conference on August 26, 2014 in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Abbas Momani/AFP

Jerusalem tensions cast shadow over Holy Land Christmas

Dec 24, 2017 - 1:32 PM

(UPDATED) Bethlehem is normally flooded by tourists at this time of year, but has at times appeared almost empty of visitors as nearby clashes between Palestinian protesters and the Israeli army keep people away

CHRISTMAS TENSION. A picture taken on December 23, 2017 shows Palestinians standing in the Manger Square in the West Bank town of Bethlehem ahead of Christmas eve. Photo by AFP

UN votes on Jerusalem after Trump warns 'we're watching'

Dec 21, 2017 - 5:35 PM

No country has veto powers in the General Assembly, contrary to the council where the United States, along with Britain, China, France and Russia, can block any resolution

UN. The United Nations headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. File photo by AFP

Palestinians killed in new wave of protests over Trump

Dec 16, 2017 - 12:20 AM

Unrest in Palestinian Territories spreads since US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

UNREST. Palestinian protesters wave the national flag during clashes with Israeli security forces near the border fence with Israel, east of Gaza City on December 15, 2017 as demonstrations continue over US President Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Photo by Mohammed Abed/AFP

EU leaders say Jerusalem stance 'unchanged' after Trump move

Dec 15, 2017 - 8:59 AM

The statement by the bloc's heads of state and government adds fresh weight to the criticism of US President Donald Trump's move, which upended 7 decades of US policy on Jerusalem and triggered protests across the Islamic world

DISPUTED CITY. A general view shows the Dome of the Rock (L) and the Al-Aqsa mosques (R) in the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city on November 21, 2014. File photo by Thomas Coex/AFP

Why security in the Middle East matters to Southeast Asia

Dec 10, 2017 - 9:54 AM

Southeast Asia must brace for the effects of Donald Trump's declaration on Jerusalem and the loss of territory of ISIS in Mosul and Raqqa – both of which may have dire consequences for the region

JERUSALEM CRISIS. A Palestinian Red Crescent member aids a protester injured during clashes between demonstrators and Israeli security forces at the Qalandiya checkpoint, between Ramallah and Jerusalem on July 21, 2017. Photo by Abbas Momani/AFP

North Korea condemns 'dotard' Trump over Jerusalem

Dec 09, 2017 - 6:12 PM

North Korea joins the world in condemning United States President Donald Trump's decision on recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital

'DOTARD'. North Korea leader Kim Jong Un called US President Donald Trump a "dotard" once again for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. AFP file photos

2 Palestinians dead in 'day of rage', U.S. isolated at UN

Dec 09, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Whether violence would further spiral in the Palestinian territories and elsewhere is being closely watched, with Friday marking a second day of unrest

PROTESTS. Palestinian protestors burn an effigy of US President Donald Trump following his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, in the West Bank city of Nablus, on December 7, 2017. File photo by Jaafar Ashtiyeh/AFP

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Dec 06, 2017 - 11:30 AM

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'LESSONS LEARNED' PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa. File photo by Joel Liporada

Palestinian gunman kills 2 in Jerusalem as upsurge feared

Oct 09, 2016 - 4:10 PM

5th UPDATE The gunman said to be a 39 year old from the Silwan area of east Jerusalem is shot dead by police

Jerusalem SlutWalk marchers say police forced cover-up

May 13, 2016 - 10:30 PM

A row breaks out in Israel over the right to bare all at the global SlutWalk movement known for its topless protests demanding respect for women s rights

BARE ALL. Israeli activists chant slogans during the 4th annual "SlutWalk" march in Jerusalem on May 29, 2015. Photo by Gali Tibbon / Israel Out / AFP

2 Israelis jailed for burning Palestinian teen alive

Feb 04, 2016 - 9:21 PM

Abu Khdeir s killing is part of a spiral of violence that led to a 50 day war in the Gaza Strip between Israel and Palestinian militants in summer 2014

THOSE LEFT BEHIND. Tariq Khdeir and the mother of Palestinian teen Mohammed Abu Khudeir meet Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (not seen) in the West Bank city of Ramallah, July 7, 2014. File Photo by Mohamad Torokman/EPA

Israel unveils new measures to halt Palestinian attacks

Oct 15, 2015 - 12:10 AM

A wave of mainly stabbing attacks by Palestinians has raised fears of a full scale uprising while a gun and knife attack on a Jerusalem bus

Palestinians denounce 'Israeli escalation' after Old City ban

Oct 04, 2015 - 4:59 PM

The Palestinian government denounces the two day ban imposed by Israel following attacks in the Old City

Palestinians clash with Israeli forces on 'day of rage'

Sep 19, 2015 - 10:27 AM

At Kafr Kaddum near Nablus Israeli fire wounded 3 Palestinians in their arms and legs says the Palestinian Red Crescent

Israeli film breaks ultra-Orthodox taboo on masturbation

Feb 10, 2015 - 12:08 AM

Sacred Sperm explores how ultra Orthodox Judaism requires boys and men to go against their natural urges in the name of religion

GROUNDBREAKING. A preview of the 'Sacred Sperm' documentary. Screenshot from Oded Farber/Youtube

Israel OKs plans for 500 E.Jerusalem settler homes: NGO

Nov 03, 2014 - 11:50 PM

The announcement infuriates the Palestinians and comes after Israel s ally the United States warned the Jewish state over its controversial settlements policy

Jerusalem on edge after police kill Palestinian gunman

Oct 30, 2014 - 11:14 PM

This dangerous Israeli escalation is a declaration of war on the Palestinian people and its sacred places and on the Arab and Islamic nation says Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas

SHOOTING. Israeli border policemen prevent Palestinian woman from entering the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem on October 30, 2014 after Israeli authorities temporarily closed the compound, Islam's third holiest site but also the most sacred place in Judaism. Photo by Menahem Kahana/AFP

Israel greenlights plans for 1,000 Jerusalem settler homes

Oct 27, 2014 - 4:26 PM

It sparks a Palestinian warning of an explosion of violence

HAR HOMA. The Israeli settlement of Har Homa (foreground), built in East Jerusalem, is seen in front of the West Bank city of Bethlehem (background) on September 1, 2014. Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Israel PM looking to enshrine 'Jewish state' in law

May 01, 2014 - 11:14 PM

Netanyahu has made recognition of Israel as a Jewish state a key demand in the crisis hit peace talks with the Palestinians which formally drew to a close on April 29

JEWISH STATE? Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (shown) says Israel as a Jewish state is a key demand in the crisis-hit peace talks with the Palestinians. File photo by Uriel Sinai/AFP

Israel halts peace talks after Palestinian unity deal

Apr 24, 2014 - 11:26 PM

UPDATED Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the pact between Palestinians and Hamas rulers of Gaza kills peace

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Israel mulls reprisals for Palestinian unity deal

Apr 24, 2014 - 10:47 PM

The office of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu describes the deal which opposes all peace talks with Israel as very serious

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Jerusalem buried in snow as rare storm pounds Mideast

Dec 14, 2013 - 12:07 AM

The hilltop city of Jerusalem was paralyzed by its fiercest snowstorm in years with authorities urging residents to stay indoors