Source : Agencies | 25 Oct 2013
Israel said on Thursday it would press ahead with plans to build in existing Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem, in an apparent bid to appease hardliners opposed to peace talks with the Palestinians.
Local media said new building tenders could be announced next week, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in particular seeks to douse opposition from right-wingers in his government to a planned release of Palestinian prisoners.
By Jamal Fulani | Assalam | 15 Feb 2013
On Wednesday, February 13, Dagestani journalists met with Custodian and Door-Keeper of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, which is located in Jerusalem. His name is Wajeeh Yacoub Nuseibeh and he is accompanied by his wife Wafa and daughter Nour Nuseibeh.
By Associated Press | 28 Dec 2012
Israel is planning its biggest construction surge in east Jerusalem in decades in a move that critics argue would cement its grip on the contested territory, further complicate any prospects for peace with the Palestinians, and badly rattle Israel’s already rocky relations with the rest of the world.
Source : Agencies | 13 Jun 2012
The Vatican said on Tuesday that an economic agreement it is negotiating with Israel will not mean the de facto recognition of Israel's occupation of East Jerusalem.
The Vatican was responding to reports in Palestinian media that the deal, which involves tax status and other financial issues concerning Church properties in the Holy Land, would result in a recognition of Israel's occupation of East Jerusalem.
Source : Middle East Online | Jerusalem | 02 May 2012
Israel has approved a further stage in plans to build 1,100 new hotel rooms in a settlement neighbourhood of annexed east Jerusalem, Israeli officials confirmed on Tuesday.
The hotel rooms are slated for construction in Givat HaMatos, an as-yet unbuilt neighbourhood on the southern flank of east Jerusalem, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
"The plans were presented to the Jerusalem district planning committee five years ago and approved for deposit then," interior ministry spokeswoman Efrat Orbach said.
By Arab News | New York | 25 Apr 2012
Saudi Arabia has expressed its deep concern over Israel's continuing assaults on East Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque and its attempts to destroy, burn and weaken the foundations of the mosque, the third holiest place of worship for Muslims.
“The Israeli occupation authorities have been continuing their abhorrent methods of displacement and expulsion of Palestinians, arbitrary detention, ill-treatment of prisoners and settlement building,” said Abdullah Al-Muallami, the Kingdom’s permanent representative to the United Nations.
By Reuters | Jerusalem | 30 Mar 2012
Israeli security forces fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades to break up groups of Palestinian stone-throwers yesterday as annual Land Day rallies turned violent.
Medics in the Gaza Strip said the Israelis also used live fire to prevent protesters from nearing the frontier wall, seriously wounding one man.
By Lawahez Jabari | NBC News Producer | Ramallah | 30 Mar 2012
Palestinian organizers are calling for massive demonstrations on Friday to mark Land Day, an annual event that commemorates the killing of six Arabs who were protesting Israeli land policies on March 30, 1976.