Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Gallup Poll: Growing Number Of Palestinians Believe In ‘Armed Struggle’ Against Israel

11/08/2015 - 19:00

Jerusalem — Nearly one-third of Palestinians believe in “armed struggle and military solutions” to the conflict with Israel, an increase from two years ago.

Palestinian protesters throwing stones and burning tires during clashes with Israeli security forces over the Al-Aqsa mosque.JTA

Rabin: The Dream And The Reality

11/02/2015 - 19:00

It is 20 years since maybe the saddest day in the history of Israel – the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin.

J.K. Rowling Enlists Dumbledore In Case Against Israel Boycott

10/27/2015 - 20:00

J.K. Rowling defended her opposition to a cultural boycott of Israel with an analogy from her “Harry Potter” book series. 

Author J.K. Rowling speaking at the Empire State Building during a lighting ceremony to mark the launch of her non-profit. JTA

Jerusalem Grand Mufti: Temple Mount Never Had Jewish Temple

10/25/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem — The grand mufti of Jerusalem said in an interview with an Israeli television station that there has never been a Jewish temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

The mufti of Jerusalem Mohammed Hussein, pausing during a media conference in Ramallah, Sept. 19, 2006. JTA

UNESCO To Vote On Proposal Declaring Western Wall A Muslim Site

Six Muslim Arab countries submitted the UNESCO proposal on behalf of the Palestinians.

10/19/2015 - 20:00

A Palestinian effort to have a United Nations agency declare Judaism’s holiest site a Muslim holy site is “an attempt to distort history,” Israel said.

Thousands gather at the Western Wall to receive the priestly blessing on the Sukkot holiday, Sept. 30, 2015. JTA

U.N. Chief Ban Ki-Moon Comes To Israel In Bid To Calm Tensions

10/19/2015 - 20:00

Jerusalem – UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon arrived in Israel Tuesday to tamp down the current wave of violence and was told by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is to blame for causing the unrest.

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon talking during a joint press conference with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. JTA

‘You Don’t Know Where An Attack Could Come From’

Fear and helplessness in an embattled Jerusalem.

10/12/2015 - 20:00
Contributing Editor

Jerusalem — Just last month, the plaza outside the entrance to Damascus Gate was full of toy merchants selling gifts for the Muslim festival of Eid el Adha. 

Columns of Israeli border police patrol in the Muslim Quarter. Joshua Mitnick/JW

U.S. Decries ‘Loss Of Innocent Life, Israeli Or Palestinian’

On Tuesday, 3 Israelis killed, more than 20 injured.

10/12/2015 - 20:00

The State Department expressed its concerns about escalating violence in Israel on the day of deadly terror attacks against Israelis.

A Palestinian protester during clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank, Oct. 8, 2015. JTA

In European Coverage Of Israel, Confusion Over Who Is Attacking Whom

10/12/2015 - 20:00

At an Israeli bus station, several uniformed officers surround an Arab woman before opening fire on her, dropping her to the ground. Standing over her motionless body, a Border Police officer toting an automatic rifle speaks into a radio while another officer chases away a bystander documenting the scene on his cellphone.

Simon Plosker, top left, managing editor of, directing his monitoring team at his organization. JTA

Jewish Youth Stabs 4 Arabs In Southern Israel

10/08/2015 - 20:00

An Israeli Jew stabbed four Arabs in an apparent revenge attack for Palestinian terrorism.

Israeli police standing at the scene where a Jewish man stabbed an Arab man in the southern city of Dimona, Israel. JTA
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