Jerusalem

Caught Between Two Worlds, Israeli Druze Struggle For Equality Amid Rising Tensions

12/08/2014
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Abu Snan, Israel - Bullet holes pepper the front windows of the old city council office and paramilitary police in armored jeeps patrol the main street in this mixed Muslim and Druze village in the Galilee region.

‘Do You Know How Much Tension There Is?’

In wake of shul murders, fear is palpable in Jerusalem.

11/26/2014
Israel Correspondent
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Jerusalem — Mourning notices for the “four martyrs” and posters urging tzedakah for their families adorned the hallway of the ultra-Orthodox Kehilat Bnei Torah synagogue in the Har Hof neighborhood here.

Yahrtzeit candles in the beit midrash of Congregation Kehilat Bnei Torah. Joshua Mitnick/JW/Getty Images

Fueling Fires Of Hatred

If Benjamin Netanyahu and Mahmoud Abbas mean it when they say they don’t want to see a Third Intifada, why does it look like that is exactly where they are headed? 

Each leader repeatedly accuses the other of incitement, often with good cause.  Their protestations of purity and innocence as the injured party would be a joke if so many people weren’t being killed and injured on both sides.

N.J. Rabbi: Arabs In Israel ‘Must Be Vanquished’

11/24/2014
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The rabbi of a major modern Orthodox synagogue in New Jersey has written a blog post that calls for Israel to collectively punish Arab Israelis and Palestinians until they realize “they have no future in the land of Israel.”

Shul Attack Seen As Game Changer

Israelis brace for escalation in wake of brazen killings in West Jerusalem.

11/19/2014
Israel Correspondent
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While Israel mourned the four rabbis murdered at the Torat Moshe yeshiva in Jerusalem this week, the country’s security forces announced new measures to protect the public and Israelis braced for an escalation of Israeli-Palestinian violence.

Site of massacre: The scene Tuesday morning at the Torat Moshe yeshiva complex in the Har Nof neighborhood in West Jerusalem.

Coming To Terms With ‘Reality’ Of Jerusalem

Expert on Israeli-Palestinian relations analyzes rising tensions in the City of Gold.

11/12/2014
Staff Writer
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Daniel “Danny” Seidemann is founder and director of Terrestrial Jerusalem, a non-governmental organization launched in January 2010 that monitors Israeli-Palestinian relations in Jerusalem. Regarded as a leading expert on contemporary Jerusalem, he was born in upstate Syracuse and made aliyah in 1973. A lawyer, he was interviewed by phone from his home in Jerusalem. This is an edited transcript.

Terrestrial Jerusalem’s Daniel Seidmann: Jerusalem not a united city.

One Dead, More Than Dozen Injured In Jerusalem Car Attack

11/05/2014
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Jerusalem — One person is dead and more than one dozen people injured after a car drove into a light rail station and onto the sidewalk in Jerusalem in what is being called a terror attack.

Kerry Calls Netanyahu, Apologizes For Anonymous ‘Chickenshit’ Remark

11/03/2014
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Jerusalem — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a phone call to Benjamin Netanyahu apologized for a U.S. official’s anonymous attack describing the Israeli prime minister as “chickenshit.”

Second Victim Dies Of Injuries From Jerusalem Light Rail Attack

10/27/2014
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Jerusalem — A woman critically injured in a terror attack in Jerusalem last week has died of her injuries.

Infant Killed, 8 Hurt In Suspected Terror Attack On Jerusalem Light Rail

10/22/2014
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Jerusalem — An infant was killed and eight people were injured when a car crashed into a light rail station in Jerusalem in what police are investigating as a terror attack.

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