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Israel, Palestinians jockey over Jerusalem in Trump era

JERUSALEM (AP) – President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital has set off an increasingly visible battle in the city’s eastern sector – with an emboldened Israel seeking to cement its control over [...]

Lion elected Jerusalem mayor in victory for ultra-Orthodox

JERUSALEM (AP) – Longtime political activist Moshe Lion has been elected mayor of Jerusalem in a victory for ultra-Orthodox Jewish residents. Lion, who was backed by much of Israel’s top leadership, claimed victory over Ofer Berkovitch [...]

Netanyahu pick eliminated, runoff set for Jerusalem election

JERUSALEM (AP) – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pick for Jerusalem mayor has been knocked out of the race, with two other contenders advancing to a runoff. Results of the municipal elections released Wednesday show veteran political [...]
Death in Gaza, New Embassy in Jerusalem, and Peace as Distant as Ever
JERUSALEM — Across the Gaza Strip on Monday morning, loudspeakers on minarets urged Palestinians to rush the fence bordering Israel, where they were met by army snipers. At least 58 were killed and thousands injured, local officials [...]
Trump’s Jerusalem embassy opening marred by deadly clashes in Gaza
The celebration created a jarring contrast with footage of the demonstrations that left dozens dead. By LOUIS NELSON 05/14/2018 10:00 AM EDT [...]
U.S. Embassy Opens in Jerusalem: 9 Things to Know About the City
An Economic Divide About 76 percent of the Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem live below the poverty line compared with about 23 percent of Jewish residents. In the Arab neighborhoods, the average monthly income is 40 percent lower [...]
Trump’s Jerusalem bet defies direst predictions
When President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and promised last December to move the U.S. Embassy there, the predictions of violence came fast and furious. “Trump’s Jerusalem Plan Is a Deadly [...]
‘Next Year in Jerusalem!’ In Israel, Eurovision Win Is Seen as a Diplomatic Victory, Too
The Eurovision win may also have even helped soothe bruised feelings after the Israeli-born, Oscar-winning actress Natalie Portman backed out of a major award ceremony in Jerusalem, saying she did not want to endorse Mr. Netanyahu and [...]
Kushner shares Jerusalem embassy spotlight
Since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Jared Kushner has served as the administration’s point person in the Middle East, eclipsing even the secretary of state in some meetings with foreign leaders. But when it comes to the historic [...]
Memo From Jerusalem: Israel Celebrates Its 70th Israeli Style: With Rancor and Bickering
JERUSALEM — Foreign leaders were invited, then uninvited. A plan for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to lead the ceremony drew threats of a boycott. And the organizers waited so late to invite an American television star to represent [...]