Relations are tense between 220,000 Palestinians and around 1,000 Jewish settlers, who live holy sites in the heart of the city.
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ESH KODESH, West Bank (RNS) Are the Jewish youths accused of murdering three Palestinians simply high school dropouts rebelling against authority? Or is the Modern Orthodox settler movement turning to violence?
MADRID (Reuters) The unrest, the most serious in years, has been stirred in part by anger over what Palestinians see as increased Jewish encroachment on the al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
JERUSALEM (Reuters) Thirty-two Palestinians and seven Israelis have been killed in the past two weeks of bloodshed, triggered in part by Palestinians’ anger over what they see as Jewish encroachment on the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.
EFRAT, West Bank —Some 60,000 U.S.-born West Bank settlers says they believe Jews should have the right to live wherever they want in the Holy Land. “To them, this is a deeply American vision,” says one historian.
AHIYA, West Bank —The increasingly radical Jewish militants who target Palestinians are the latest front in Israel’s struggle against terrorism. Israeli security authorities estimate hundreds belong to these groups.
(RNS) American Jews are largely appalled by the notion that Netanyahu, or any other Israeli politician — one that we did not elect and do not choose to be represented by — claims to speak for us.
ROME (RNS) “The ongoing conflict assaults the dignity of both Palestinians and Israelis, but in a particular way our commitment to the poor calls us to lift up the suffering people in Gaza,” the bishops said.
In his annual “Urbi et Orbi” address to the city and the world, his text features the prayers for peace and health in lands torn by strife and by Ebola .