• Israel Jun 28, 2018

    Prince William Tours Jerusalem on Final Day of Royal Visit

    Prince William toured sensitive Jerusalem holy sites on Thursday and paid a pilgrimage to the tomb of his great-grandmother on the final day of his historic royal visit to the Middle East. The Duke of Cambridge’s Jerusalem leg is by far the most charged of his five-day tour of Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories — the first official visit...

  • Jerusalem Jul 22, 2017

    Israeli Troops Placed on High Alert After Deadly Stabbings

    Israel’s military fortified its troops in the West Bank and placed forces on high alert Saturday, a day after a Palestinian stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family and some of the worst Israeli-Palestinian clashes in years erupted over tensions at the Holy Land’s most contested shrine. Following a relatively quiet day, violence resumed late Saturday near the...

  • Jerusalem Jul 22, 2017

    3 Palestinians, 3 Israelis Killed in Violence Over Holy Site

    Escalating Israeli-Palestinian tensions over the Holy Land’s most contested shrine boiled over into violence on Friday that killed six people — three Palestinians in street clashes in Jerusalem and three Israelis in a stabbing attack at a West Bank settlement. After nightfall, a Palestinian sneaked into a home in the Israeli settlement of Halamish in the West Bank and stabbed...

  • Associated Press Jul 16, 2017

    Israel Reopens Jerusalem Holy Site After Deadly Assault

    Hundreds of Muslim worshippers visited a Jerusalem holy site Sunday after Israel reopened the compound following a rare closure in response to a deadly shooting last week that raised concerns about wider unrest. For the first time in decades, Israel closed the site — known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount — on...

  • officer Jul 14, 2017

    Palestinian Gunmen Kill 2 Israeli Police at Jerusalem Shrine

    Three Palestinian assailants opened fire on Israeli police from inside a major Jerusalem holy site on Friday, gravely wounding two officers before being shot dead, police said. The officers later died. The rare attack from within the contested site, revered by both Muslims and Jews, raised new concerns about an escalation of violence. Police identified the attackers as Arab citizens...

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