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Tel Aviv, Jerusalem sound sirens as Israel extends strikes

Alisa Odenheimer and Calev Ben-David Palestinian missiles landed in areas around Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and air-raid warnings sounded in both cities as Israel extended its bombing of the Gaza Strip and planned to increase its military...

Palestinian missile hits Jerusalem's outskirts

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Ruth Pollard Israel's government has approved the mobilisation of as many as 75,000 army reservists after a long-range missile fired from Gaza landed in an outlying Jerusalem suburb, setting off air raid sirens...

Israeli law keeps tight hold on Jerusalem

Jason Koutsoukis HERALD CORRESPONDENT JERUSALEM: Any future Israeli peace agreement with the Palestinians that involves ceding parts of occupied Jerusalem and the Golan Heights will require either the agreement of two-thirds of Israel's...

Rumour sparks violence in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM: Palestinian youths and Israeli security forces clashed for a third day on Friday in annexed east Jerusalem, with Israeli police detaining 18 people for acts of violence.

Jerusalem on edge as Obama tells UN peace is a year away

Jason Koutsoukis JERUSALEM: Authorities were bracing for another outbreak of violent clashes between Israelis and Palestinians over the weekend as they faced the prospect of a collapse in the fledgling...

Israel told Jerusalem plan 'a provocation'

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Ruth Pollard Middle East Correspondent Jerusalem Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu is determined to press ahead a large settlement in East Jerusalem despite criticism.

Jerusalem Festival of Lights

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The festival will run for a week in the Old City of Jerusalem, hosting Israeli and international artists and creators who will display their installations.

Bomb blasts Jerusalem bus station

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One woman is dead and more than 20 people are injured after a bomb struck a crowded bus stop in central Jerusalem.

Violence flares in Jerusalem

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Israeli police said they entered the compound of the al-Aqsa mosque, after a group of Palestinians hurled stones at tourists at the holy site.

Israel approves Jerusalem homes

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Israel approves the building of 100 more homes in East Jerusalem while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Barack Obama.

Good Friday rituals in Jerusalem

Christian pilgrims observed Good Friday rituals in Jerusalem's Old City, while closures on the West Bank limited the attendance of Palestinian Christians.

Israel warns Palestinians but leaves way open to salvage talks

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned that Israel would take its own

Jodi Rudoren Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened Sunday that Israel would take its own "unilateral steps" in response to the Palestinians' move last week to join international conventions and reiterated...

Israel cancels prisoner release over Palestinian UN step

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, right, with chief negotiator Saeb Erekat, signs an application to UN agencies.

Jonathan Ferziger Israel has cancelled the already postponed release of 26 Palestinian prisoners in the latest blow to faltering peace talks, saying the move was a response to renewed efforts by Palestinians to gain...

Israeli court convicts ex-PM Olmert in bribery case

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Rami Amichay An Israeli court has convicted Ehud Olmert of bribery over his ties to a real-estate deal while Jerusalem mayor, likely ending any prospect of a political comeback.

US may release convicted spy to keep Israel in faltering talks

Convicted spy: Jonathan Pollard in 1998.

Michael R. Gordon The United States and Israel are discussing the possible release of Jonathan Pollard, who is serving a life sentence for spying for Israel, as part of efforts to advance Middle East peace...

Kerry-Abbas meeting cancelled as Palestinians turn to UN

'We don't want to collide': Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas meets with Palestinian leaders in Ramallah on Wednesday.

Jodi Rudoren The fraught Middle East peace talks have been thrown into confusion after Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas moved to join 15UN agencies, a move vigorously opposed by Israel and the United...

Israel says it seized Gaza-bound rocket shipment from Iran

A rocket is seen on a ship seized by the Israeli navy in the Red Sea in this handout picture released by the Israel Defence Forces on March 5.

Dan Williams The Israeli navy said that it seized a ship in the Red Sea on Wednesday carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied rockets made in Syria and intended for Palestinian guerrillas in the besieged Gaza...

Israel says seized Gaza-bound rocket shipment from Iran

A picture from the Israel Defense Forces of a missile on the intercepted ship.

Dan Williams The Israeli navy seized a ship in the Red Sea carrying dozens of advanced Iranian-supplied rockets made in Syria that were intended for Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, the military said.

Israeli scientists shoot for the moon with dishwasher-sized spacecraft

Yariv Bash (left) with his company's spacecraft  prototype at Bar-Ilan University, near Tel Aviv.

Steven Scheer Working on a shoestring budget, Israeli scientists and engineers building the shuttle - temporarily named "Sparrow" - believe it will land on the moon by the end of 2015, a feat only the United...

Israeli troops kill Jordanian judge at West Bank crossing

Israeli troops shot and killed a Jordanian judge of Palestinian descent at a West Bank-Jordan crossing after he allegedly tried to grab a gun from a border guard, causing new frictions with the...