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.
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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 .
VATICAN CITY (RNS) The Vatican said the pope considers the two men to be “men of peace” and Francis reminded the two leaders of the need for both sides and those who hold political office to work to end the hostilities and promote peace.
(RNS) The 310-303 vote marks a victory for divestment supporters both within and without the 1.8 million-member PCUSA, now the largest American church to embrace divestment as a strategy to pressure Israel to return its illegally held lands.