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Rockets land near Jerusalem in escalation of Gaza fighting


Palestinian militants for the first time targeted the holy city of Jerusalem on Friday with rocket fire as Israel and the Islamist group Hamas inched closer to all-out war.


Pushed by Obama, Democrats Alter Platform Over Jerusalem

President Obama, seeking to quell a storm of criticism from Republicans and pro-Israel groups, directed the Democratic Party on Wednesday to amend its platform to restore language declaring Jerusalem the Israeli capital.


Palestinians criticize Romney's Israel visit

Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney reportedly has angered Palestinians with his comments about their economy and his pledge to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem... "Yesterday, he destroyed negotiations by saying Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, and today he is saying Israeli culture is more advanced than Palestinian culture. Isn't this racism?" Erekat said.


Mitt Romney visits Western Wall in Jerusalem

Mitt Romney made an unannounced trip to one of the holiest sites in Judaism, the Western Wall, on Sunday as the presumptive GOP nominee continued his week-long overseas trip.


Bomb explodes near Jerusalem bus, 30 hurt

A bomb exploded near a bus stop in a Jewish neighbourhood of Jerusalem on Wednesday, injuring at least 30 people, police and medics said.


Palestinians Deny Leaked Reports on Peace Process

Documents said to have come from peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians indicate that the Palestinians were prepared to compromise on Jerusalem and refugees.


Abbas: No talks without Jerusalem freeze

The Palestinian president warned on Sunday that he would not accept a U.S. proposal for resuming peace talks unless Israel stops building homes for Jews in disputed east Jerusalem.


Shooting spurs violent clashes in East Jerusalem

Shooting spurs violent clashes in East Jerusalem

The killing of a Palestinian man by an Israeli security guard leads to rioting in an Arab-dominated area. Rock-throwing attacks spread to the Old City amid tension over peace talks.


Obama to meet Israel PM Netanyahu

US President Barack Obama is to meet Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu for the first time since a row over East Jerusalem.


Netanyahu in U.S.: Jerusalem not a settlement

Netanyahu in U.S.: Jerusalem not a settlement

Declaring "Jerusalem is not a settlement," Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu struck a defiant note on Monday after new U.S. criticism of Jewish home construction in disputed territory in and around the city.


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