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UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 10:34 a.m.

Thousands march in Jerusalem Gay Pride amid surrogacy uproar

More than 15,000 people marched in the Gay Pride Parade through Jerusalem on Thursday, partying in the shadow of a recently passed surrogacy law that excludes homosexual fathers and outraged …


Debra J. Saunders: Did Democrats skip embassy opening to snub Trump?

In June 2017, the Senate reaffirmed the Jerusalem Embassy Act, which called on Washington to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, by a 90-0 vote. …


Kathleen Parker: Jerusalem Jared and the city of truth

The past few days have provided a head-swiveling study in cognitive dissonance and dueling realities. Monday started the week with a jolt in Jerusalem, where the U.S. and Israel celebrated …


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 9:47 p.m.

Israel kicks off U.S. Embassy celebration, boosts border force

Israel on Sunday kicked off festivities to celebrate the opening of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem, even as it bolstered its forces along the Gaza border and in the …


UPDATED: Sun., May 13, 2018, 10:03 p.m.

For Palestinians, U.S. Embassy move a show of pro-Israel bias

Monday’s opening of the U.S. Embassy in contested Jerusalem, cheered by Israelis as a historic validation, is seen by Palestinians as an in-your-face affirmation of pro-Israel bias by President Donald …


Naftali Bennett: U.S. Embassy belongs in Jerusalem

The inauguration of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem is an important recognition of Israel’s inherent right to govern itself. It is also the start of a new era, one in …


Israel ready to host opening stages of Giro d’Italia, but not without controversy

In its 101-year history, the Giro d’Italia has previously opened a dozen times outside Italy but never outside Europe. Its arrival in Israel is the result of the lobbying efforts …


Church officials: Holy Sepulchre to remain closed

Leaders of the two largest Christian denominations in Jerusalem on Monday said the Church of the Holy Sepulchre will remain closed indefinitely to protest an Israeli attempt to tax their …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 12:18 p.m.

Israeli military: 4 soldiers wounded in Gaza border blast

The Israeli military said Saturday that four soldiers were wounded, two seriously, in an explosion along the Israeli border with Gaza.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 11, 2018, 10:05 p.m.

Trump questions Israel’s interest in making peace

President Donald Trump questioned Israel’s interest in making peace with the Palestinians in an interview published Sunday, spotlighting its West Bank settlements as a complicating factor.


Trump tells Israeli newspaper Jerusalem move was a high point

An Israeli newspaper on Friday quoted President Donald Trump as saying his recognition of Jerusalem as the country’s capital was one of the highlights of his presidency thus far.


Pence visits Western Wall amid tensions with Palestinians

Extending his hand at the holiest site where Jews can pray, Vice President Mike Pence visited the Western Wall on Tuesday amid tensions with the Palestinians over President Donald Trump’s …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:26 p.m.

Pence tells Israel U.S. Embassy to move to Jerusalem in 2019

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence told Israeli lawmakers Monday that the U.S. would put plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem on a fast track, drawing angry denunciations from Arabs …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018, 8:34 p.m.

Jordan urges Pence to ‘rebuild trust’ after Jerusalem pivot

Jordan’s king appealed Sunday to Vice President Mike Pence to “rebuild trust and confidence” in the possibility of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, following fallout from the Trump …


U.S. weighs designating embassy in Jerusalem as early as 2019

The Trump administration is considering a plan to move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem as early as next year, rather than waiting for several years.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 6:56 p.m.

Guatemala diplomat defends Israel embassy move, says no reversal

President Jimmy Morales’ top diplomat defended his decision to move Guatemala’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, rejecting on Tuesday international and domestic criticism after he followed Washington’s lead in announcing …


Guatemala says it is moving embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

Guatemala’s president announced on Christmas Eve that the Central American country will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, becoming the first nation to follow the lead of U.S. President …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 8:16 p.m.

Jerusalem violence, rain put damper on Bethlehem Christmas

It was a subdued Christmas Eve in the traditional birthplace of Jesus on Sunday, with spirits dampened by cold, rainy weather and recent violence sparked by President Donald Trump’s recognition …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 24, 2017, 1:58 p.m.

Jerusalem violence, rain put damper on Bethlehem Christmas

Crowds were thinner than previous years as visitors, particularly Arab Christians living in Israel and the West Bank, appeared to be deterred by clashes that have broken out in recent …


2 Palestinians killed in clashes over Jerusalem status

Two Palestinians were killed in renewed clashes with Israeli forces, Gaza’s Health Ministry said Friday, as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas urged France and Europe to play a stronger role in …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

U.N. vote calls U.S. move on Jerusalem ‘null, void’

The U.N. General Assembly has voted 128-9 with 35 abstentions to declare President Donald Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital “null and void.”


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 20, 2017, 6:47 p.m.

Trump threatens Jerusalem opponents with U.S. funding cutoff

President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to cut off U.S. funding to countries that support a resolution criticizing his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 19, 2017, 12:17 p.m.

U.S. blocks UN vote calling for Trump to rescind Jerusalem decision

UNITED NATIONS – The United States vetoed a Security Council resolution on Jerusalem on Monday that called on all states to refrain from establishing embassies in the city. The resolution, …


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 15, 2017, 9:18 p.m.

4 Palestinians killed in latest Jerusalem fallout clashes

Four Palestinians were killed by Israeli fire and dozens more wounded along with an Israeli officer in clashes across the West Bank and near Gaza’s border on Friday as the …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 13, 2017, 5:27 p.m.

Abbas says U.N. should replace U.S. as Mideast mediator

Breaking with years of courting the U.S., Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Wednesday for the United Nations to replace Washington as a Mideast mediator and suggested he might not cooperate …


Trudy Rubin: Questions abound on trip to Jerusalem

I will test the thesis that Israeli leaders and Trump seem to be counting on: the Palestinians will accept whatever they are offered.


100 years ago in Spokane: Lumberjack’s request granted, and he will fight for British in Mesopotamia

John Cohen, 34, a Jewish lumberjack, went to the British military recruiting office in Spokane and asked to serve in the British army. “Send me direct to the kaiser’s palace …


At rally, Hezbollah chief vows to return focus to Israel

Tens of thousands of Lebanese and Palestinians attended a Hezbollah rally in Beirut on Monday, where the militant group’s leader vowed to return its focus to Israel after years of …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 11:13 a.m.

Israeli strikes kill 2 Hamas men after Gaza rocket attack

Israeli airstrikes killed two Hamas members early Saturday following a rocket attack on Israel, in the latest fallout from President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capitol – …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 9, 2017, 9:55 p.m.

Arab ministers demand reversal of Trump Jerusalem decision

Arab foreign ministers on Sunday demanded that the United States rescind President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, calling it a “grave” development that puts Washington on …