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A Quote For Good Friday

“Just as we were all, potentially, in Adam when he fell, so we were all, potentially, in Jerusalem on that first Good Friday before there was an Easter, a Pentecost, a Christian, or a Church. It seems to me worth while asking ourselves who we should have been and what we should have been doing. […]

ISRAELI, PALESTINIAN NEGOTIATORS STILL FAR APART

By ISRAEL HAYOM Israeli and Palestinian negotiators met on Thursday in Jerusalem to seek a way to prevent troubled peace talks from collapsing ahead of an April 29 deadline. The meeting ended without result. Israeli officials said Thursday the sides were still far from bridging the impasse, which primarily revolves around the release of Israel Arab […]

‘NYT’ abided by Israeli gag order even as ‘EI’ scooped it repeatedly

Margaret Sullivan, the Times public editor, says she is "troubled" by a decision by the New York Times Jerusalem bureau to go along with an Israeli gag order and not report news of the detention of Israeli Palestinian journalist Majd Kayyal by Israeli secret police

Pictures of the Week: April 11 – April 18

From the sinking of a South Korean passenger ferry to the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, to Passover in Jerusalem and Holy Week around the world, TIME presents the best photos of the week.

Palestinian Christians Claim Israeli Authorities Intentionally Excluding Them From Easter Celebrations

Palestinian Christians are complaining that Israeli authorities have intentionally excluded them from Holy Week celebrations in East Jerusalem by limiting entry permits to the week's festivities.

Parole And Technology: Prison Breakthrough

Big data can help states decide whom to release from prison IN MONTY PYTHON'S "Life of Brian", the Jerusalem crowd picks wrongdoers for Pontius Pilate to release according to whether their names begin with "r", since they find it amusing that the Roman governor cannot pronounce that letter. Show More Summary

Pilgrims in the Holy Land

Walking through the narrow alleys of Jerusalem’s Old City and visiting its myriad holy sites at this time of year is an even more vibrant and colorful experience than usual. Born and raised in Jerusalem, I know these streets by heart. Show More Summary

Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return

yesterdayNews : The Newsroom

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.

Jerusalem Riot Cleared By Israeli Police – Holy Week For Many Continues

Riot in Jerusalem? While not surprising, another unfortunate riot has occurred. A familiar and sacred site in Jerusalem that Jews call the Temple Mount, and Muslims refer to as the Noble Sanctuary, has once again been stained by violence and a riot. In a scene all too familiar, Israeli police were forced to break up

A remote-controlled machine gun installed on a wall near Bethlehem, just near the border of Palestin

A remote-controlled machine gun installed on a wall near Bethlehem, just near the border of Palestine and Jerusalem. Spotted by several Palestinian news outlets, the weapon—which is equipped with cameras and is located very close to a mosque—was reportedly installed by occupying Israeli forces on Sunday. Read more...

Israeli forces clash with Palestinians at holy site in Jerusalem

Israeli riot police entered one of Jerusalem’s most revered and politically sensitive religious compounds on Wednesday to disperse rock-throwing Palestinians opposed to any Jewish attempts to pray there. The confrontation erupted after...Show More Summary

NY Times profile of Gazan long distance runner reveals reality of occupation

Jodi Rudoren, the New York Times Jerusalem Bureau Chief, has been remiss in her Gaza coverage so Ira Glunts was surprised by her article titled, “Mideast Tensions Sideline a Gazan Marathon Runner.” It featured the video at the top on...Show More Summary

Amsterdam: Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam Will Start Welcoming Guests on May 1

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Looks like the order in which Waldorf Astoria?s latest hotels are coming across the opening finish line is Beijing ? Jerusalem ? Amsterdam in the end. A few months ago, when we doubted Amsterdam would be completed by March, the official...Show More Summary

Israel Police Disperse Riot at Jerusalem Holy Site

(JERUSALEM) — Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday and fired tear gas to disperse a riot by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the rioters hurled stones and firecrackers from atop the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. Rosenfeld…

Persian Artifacts Can't Be Seized for Judgment Against Iran

In 1997, Hamas orchestrated a triple suicide bombing in Jerusalem that wounded 200 and killed five people. U.S. citizens who were wounded, suffered emotional distress, or lack of consortium sued Iran in federal court arguing that Iran was responsible for the bombings because Iran provided support and training to Hamas.......

Palestinians can have an embassy in Jerusalem, but God forbid not a capital — Israeli mayor

Nir Barkat says that Jerusalem must never be divided, and that Palestinians should have their "center of life" in Ramallah, and an embassy in Jerusalem. On Fareed Zakaria's show GPS.

Palestinians Are Being Forced to Destroy Their Own Homes

Iyad Al-Shaer in the home he built and subsequently had to demolish. Photos by Dylan Collins In the Shu’Fat neighborhood of East Jerusalem, Palestinian Iyad Al-Shaer stood inside the gutted interior of a modest breeze block structure. Show More Summary

Amar’e Stoudemire May Play in Jerusalem After Next Season

The post Amar’e Stoudemire May Play in Jerusalem After Next Season appeared first on SLAMonline.

Hosanna, He is Risen

This is always one of the hardest weeks to understand for Christians. We are taken to the scene of the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, his pathway strewn with palm fronds. His arrival was greeted by happy worshipers singing "Hosanna to the Son of David. Blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord."

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