Israel's Netanyahu renews pledge to annex West Bank settlements

World Sep 1, 2019

Israel's Netanyahu renews pledge to annex West Bank settlements

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday renewed his pledge to annex all Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank as he sought to shore up right-wing support ahead of a Sept. 17 election. Netanyahu and his Likud party have been working to maximize turnout ...

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 ...

U.S. Embassy road signs go up in Jerusalem

World / Politics May 8, 2018

U.S. Embassy road signs go up in Jerusalem

U.S. Embassy road signs went up in Jerusalem on Monday before next week's opening of the mission in accordance with President Donald Trump's recognition of the city as Israel's capital. Trump says he is making good on U.S. legislation and presidential pledges dating back decades. ...