Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem

Nov 27, 2014

Spy balloons give police new view of Jerusalem

Israeli police are watching from above in their attempts to keep control in Jerusalem in the face of the city’s worst wave of violence in nearly a decade. Police have been flying surveillance balloons over the city’s eastern sector and Old City — the ...

Nov 4, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court divided on Jerusalem passport case

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared closely divided on Monday as it considered whether Congress overstepped its authority in passing a law designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports. Congress passed the law in 2002 ...

Israel finds body where U.S. student disappeared

Aug 29, 2014

Israel finds body where U.S. student disappeared

Israeli police said Thursday “there is a strong possibility” they have found the body of an American seminary student who disappeared while hiking in Jerusalem last week. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the body was found in the same area where Aharon Sofer disappeared. ...

Palestinian-Israeli violence erupts in Jerusalem

Aug 5, 2014

Palestinian-Israeli violence erupts in Jerusalem

Despite the odd air raid siren and angry demonstrations every night, Jerusalem had been relatively calm until Monday, when tensions over Gaza exploded into violence. Since June violence has rocked the occupied Palestinian territories, including east Jerusalem, which Israel annexed during the 1967 Six ...

U.N. chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

Jul 23, 2014

U.N. chief believes Gaza fighting will end soon

The U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday it is his “hope and belief” that his emergency mission to the Middle East will lead to an end to the fighting between Hamas and Israel “in the very near future.” Ban Ki-moon told the Security Council by videoconference ...