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December 2014

Israel minister says US censure slows settlements

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. criticism of Israel's settlement policies has slowed down construction in the West Bank, Israel's defense minister said in …

Palestinians halt security cooperation with Israel after minister's death

A senior Palestinian Authority official died Wednesday after a confrontation with Israeli troops, prompting President Mahmoud Abbas to halt security coordination with Israel, according to Palestinian officials.<p>Ziyad Abu Ein died after clashes with Israeli soldiers midday Wednesday in the …

Leave or let live? Arabs move in to Jewish settlements

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Little noticed amid the furor over one of Israel’s most contentious policies, a small but growing number of Arabs are moving into Jewish settlements on occupied land in East Jerusalem, drawn by cheaper rent and better services.<p>Palestinian Abu Steve who resides in Pisgat Ze'ev, …

Israeli jets 'strike near Damascus' - Syrian army

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1129000/1129936_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532570101_940c64ddb24468a8f020f9bbfbfdf1c6<p><b>The Syrian military has accused Israel of carrying out two air strikes on Syria, near the capital Damascus.</b><p>Israeli planes bombed the area near …

Benjamin Netanyahu Plays Nice On Iran, Arabs In Washington Speech

WASHINGTON -- Wondering who to thank for international progress on reining in Iran's nuclear program? It's Israel, hardly Iran's best friend, that is playing the key role in negotiations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday.<p>Netanyahu, who has had difficult relations with the Obama …

Israel orders more probes of suspected crimes by its forces in Gaza

Israel has ordered criminal investigations of eight incidents of suspected violations of international law or military commands during the Gaza war this summer, Israel's military announced.<p>Israel's military advocate general, Maj. Gen. Dan Efroni, announced the decision as part of the army's …

U.S. Relations With Israel Remain in Frozen Embrace Until Elections

The rule of thumb in Israeli politics has it that the moment new elections are called, affairs of state go into the deep freeze, not to thaw until a …

Hamas blesses the stabbing in Jerusalem

X<p>Dear Reader,<br>As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer …

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In Jerusalem, Recent Violence Is Measured by a Long History

<i>By Charles M. Sennott</i><p>JERUSALEM -- The Tuesday attacks on ultra-Orthodox worshipers, which claimed the life of five people including Moshe Twerksy, the descendant of towering Jewish rabbis and philosophers, came after rising tensions between Israelis and Palestinians and marked the worst day of …

In Jerusalem synagogue where killers struck, a determination to keep praying

At the Jerusalem synagogue where two Palestinians carried out a bloody attack with butcher knives and a gun this week, worshipers are determined to keep praying.<p>Four members of their congregation and a police officer were killed and several others wounded in the horrifying assault during morning …

US: Commitments made to reduce Jerusalem tensions

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Israel and Jordan have committed to a series of "specific and practical" steps to reduce spiraling tensions over Jerusalem holy …