Jerusalem Day, first celebrated the year after the conquest of the Old City by Israeli paratroopers during the 1967 Six Day War, was established as an official state holiday by law in 1998. But in recent years, the day has become a flashpoint of verbal and physical violence between Jews and Arabs struggling over the most cherished sites of their respective religions.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised to revoke the work permits of parents of young Palestinian attackers, even as Israel has increased the number of Palestinians working in Israel.
A right-wing Israeli lawmaker who last month drew condemnation for saying new Jewish mothers shouldn’t have to share hospital rooms with Arab ones, said Israel should conduct revenge attacks against Palestinians.
What happened when Palestinians and Israeli settlers met up at the Gush Etzion Junction, the site of so many recent killings? The answer might surprise you, Yoav Peck writes.
A new building housing the first Palestinian Authority embassy in the Western Hemisphere was inaugurated in Brasilia.
Did Benjamin Netanyahu’s politics on Palestinians cost him Europe’s support on Iran? Liam Hoare says the Israeli premier’s confrontation with the British Foreign Secretary has made that much clear.
Once every seven years, the Bible tells Israeli Jews to let their land go fallow. For Palestinian farmers, that edict has become manna from a strange heaven.
Sirens warning of incoming rockets from Gaza went off in southern Israel on Wednesday, signaling a possible breakdown of a three-day truce about two hours before it was due to expire.
The U.N. has named the three members of the international commission of inquiry to investigate possible war crimes by Israel in Gaza. George Clooney’s fiancee will not be one of them.
Israeli intelligence eavesdropped on telephone conversations made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations, Der Spiegel reported.