The head of the United Nations cultural agency said she “deplores” a proposal under discussion by the agency’s executive board that would declare the Western Wall a Muslim holy site.3
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged Palestinians and Israel on Tuesday to step back from a “dangerous abyss” as he arrived on a snap visit to the region at the head of international efforts to quell three weeks of violence.
Some 20 tombstones were knocked over at a Jewish cemetery in a southern Czech town.
It was with excitement but some trepidation last night that I began to read the online version of a [New York Times story] about The Forward.
A three-week-old uprising by knife-wielding, Internet-generation teenagers against Israelis has left 80-year-old Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas looking like yesterday’s man, unable either to oppose the violence or openly endorse it.
A Jewish-Israeli man who exited his car near Hebron after Palestinians throwing rocks damaged the vehicle was hit by a truck and killed.
An outbreak of whooping cough has hit New York City’s haredi Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods.
Eritrean asylum seekers were stunned by reports of Sunday’s lynching of Habtom Zarhum in Be’er Sheva. Videos showing a furious mob kicking and beating the wounded man following a terror attack quickly spread among the community.9
The 13-year-old boy who was stabbed by two Palestinian teens is conscious and breathing on his own, a week after the attack in Jerusalem’s Pisgat Zeev neighborhood.
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was due to begin a snap visit on Tuesday to try to stem Israeli-Palestinian violence as Israel issued fresh assurances addressing Muslim fears of Jewish encroachment at a mosque compound at the center of the conflict.
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