Israel removes metal detectors at sensitive Jerusalem holy site

Jul 25, 2017

Israel removes metal detectors at sensitive Jerusalem holy site

Israeli ministers have decided to stop the use of metal detectors at a highly sensitive Jerusalem holy site, a statement said early Tuesday, after the new security measures set off deadly unrest. The security Cabinet accepted "the recommendation of all the security bodies to change ...

Jerusalem mosque metal detectors to stay but may be reduced: Israel

Jul 24, 2017

Jerusalem mosque metal detectors to stay but may be reduced: Israel

Israel said on Sunday it would not remove metal detectors whose installation outside a major Jerusalem mosque has triggered the bloodiest clashes with the Palestinians in years, but could eventually reduce their use. Fueling fears of an escalation, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said he would ...

Trump becomes first U.S.president to visit Western Wall

/ May 23, 2017

Trump becomes first U.S.president to visit Western Wall

Putting his hand against one of the most sacred sites in Judaism, Donald Trump on Monday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the Western Wall in the disputed city of Jerusalem. Wearing a black skullcap, he paused in front of the holiest site ...

Israel offers concessions to Palestinians ahead of Trump visit

May 22, 2017

Israel offers concessions to Palestinians ahead of Trump visit

Israel on Sunday authorized a few economic concessions to the Palestinians requested by President Donald Trump, hours before the U.S. leader begins a visit in which he hopes to revive peace talks frozen since 2014. As well as the concessions, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Security ...