Israel arrests Palestinian official in Jerusalem

World Jun 30, 2019

Israel arrests Palestinian official in Jerusalem

Israeli police said Sunday they had detained and were questioning the Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs, while a source close to the official said he was arrested in his home. Palestinian minister for Jerusalem affairs Fadi al-Hadami was detained and was being questioned for "activities ...

World Apr 21, 2019

Western Christians mark Easter at Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre church

Hundreds of pilgrims filed into Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the traditional site of Jesus's resurrection, for Easter celebrations Sunday. Catholics and Protestants marked Easter on Sunday, while Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrated Palm Sunday, with Easter Sunday coming for them on April 28. The church, ...

3D laser imaging shines new light on 'Last Supper' site

World / Science & Health Apr 12, 2019

3D laser imaging shines new light on 'Last Supper' site

The arched stone-built hall in Jerusalem venerated by Christians as the site of Jesus' Last Supper has been digitally re-created by archaeologists using laser scanners and advanced photography. The Cenacle, a popular site for pilgrims near Jerusalem's walled Old City, has ancient, worn surfaces and ...

Netanyahu plays pre-election Trump card, vowing to annex settlements

World / Politics Apr 8, 2019

Netanyahu plays pre-election Trump card, vowing to annex settlements

Palestinians voiced alarm while Israelis weighed the gravity on Sunday of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's sudden election promise to annex Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank. Some Israeli commentators saw the right-wing leader's pledge on Saturday, as Tuesday's national ballot approaches, as mainly a ...

Last surviving fighter in 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising dies in Israel

World Dec 23, 2018

Last surviving fighter in 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising dies in Israel

The last surviving fighter from the doomed 1943 Warsaw Ghetto uprising by Jewish partisans against the Nazis died Saturday in Israel aged 94, the country's president said. Simcha Rotem, who went by the nom-de-guerre Kazik, served in the Jewish Fighting Organization that staged the uprising ...

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

World Dec 15, 2018

Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as capital of Israel

Australia now recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Saturday, but a contentious embassy shift from Tel Aviv will not occur until a peace settlement is achieved. Morrison also committed to recognizing a future state of Palestine with east Jerusalem as ...