Israel Plans Zip Line for Ancient Jerusalem

A Jewish settler group is promoting projects that opponents say will change the delicate historic, religious and political balance in highly symbolic areas around Jerusalem’s Old City.

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A Site Holy to Jews and Muslims Returns as the Nexus of Conflict

The skirmishes between Palestinians and Israeli police at the Aqsa Mosque, known to Jews as Temple Mount, are laden with national and religious symbolism.

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Gazan Militants and Israeli Air Force Exchange Fire

The flare-up followed a rise in tensions over holy places in Jerusalem and a deadly wave of Arab attacks in Israel, answered by a lethal Israeli crackdown in the occupied West Bank.

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Rare Overlap of Holy Days Shows Jerusalem’s Promise and Problems

In its Old City, a Christian, a Jew and a Muslim marked Easter, Passover and Ramadan. To some, it’s a “symphony.” To others, a reminder of division.

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Israeli Police Stop Muslim Worshipers From Entering Holy Site

Brief clashes broke out Sunday in side streets near the Aqsa Mosque compound, two days after violence at the site left more than 150 people injured.

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Clashes Erupt at Jerusalem Holy Site on Day With Overlapping Holidays

Calm returned after more than 150 people were injured and hundreds were arrested by the Israeli police on Friday, when Ramadan, Easter and Passover coincided for the first time in thirty years.

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Israeli-Palestinian Clashes Erupt in Jerusalem as Holidays Converge

The violence broke out at the Aqsa Mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, on the first day of a rare concurrence of Ramadan, Passover and Easter.

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Israeli Troops Kill 3 Palestinian Militants in West Bank After Rise in Attacks

The Israeli authorities said the men were killed in a shootout. The security forces have ramped up their operations after a wave of violence.

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Palestinian Who Stabs Israeli in East Jerusalem Is Killed by Police

The incident, captured in videos, was at least the fifth such knife attack in Jerusalem since September.

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Israeli Is Killed by Disguised Palestinian Near Holiest Site in Jerusalem

The shooting, the first attack by a Palestinian since May to result in the death of a Jewish civilian, could deepen tensions within Israel’s fragile governing coalition.

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Inside the Unraveling of American Zionism

How a new generation of Jewish leaders began to rethink their support for Israel.

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What Happens When Everyone Is Writing the Same Book You Are?

Olivia Parker was intrigued by the tale of her great-great-uncle’s failed quest to unearth a holy relic. Then she discovered that six other writers were also pursuing the story.

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In Shift, Israel Quietly Allows Jewish Prayer on Temple Mount

Jewish activists say they are exercising their right to free worship at a site holy to Jews and Muslims. But the change upsets a longstanding compromise aimed at staving off conflict.

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Why Jerusalem’s Aqsa Mosque Is an Arab-Israeli Fuse

The mosque sits on a site sacred to Christians, Muslims and Jews, and it is a chronic flash point in the protracted Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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Hundreds Hurt in Clashes at Aqsa Mosque as Tension Rises in Jerusalem

Anger was already building in response to the looming expulsion of several Palestinian families from their homes in the city.

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Would Muhammad Convert Hagia Sophia Into a Mosque?

Turkey’s decision to change the former cathedral into a mosque flies against the pluralist instincts of Islam’s founders.

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In Jerusalem, Ramadan Restrictions Last Seen During the Crusades Return

A pandemic has transformed how Muslims in Israel and the Palestinian Territories are experiencing Ramadan.

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