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Palestinians Return to Jerusalem Holy Site After Israel Removes Security Measures

Muslim leaders announced on Thursday that the faithful could resume praying at the Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem after Israel, seeking to reduce tensions in an explosive atmosphere, had the last traces of security infrastructure near the entrances to the holy site removed before dawn. (more…)

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Muslim Cleric Says Protests Will Continue in Jerusalem Despite Removal of Metal Detectors

A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to a contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there, prolonging a crisis that Israel hoped it had resolved by making concessions at the site. (more…)

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Israeli Police Keeping Journalists Out of Parts of Jerusalem’s Old City

Israeli police acknowledged on Wednesday that security forces are preventing journalists from entering parts of the Old City of Jerusalem as part of efforts to lower tensions around a contested hilltop compound that has been at the epicenter of the latest deadly flare-up in Israeli-Palestinian violence. (more…)

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Israel Removes Metal Detectors From Jerusalem Holy Site, But Palestinians Reject New Security Measures

Israel removed metal detectors from entrances to the Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday in favor of CCTV cameras, hoping to calm days of bloodshed, but Palestinians said the modified security measures were still unacceptable. (more…)

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LISTEN: Charlie Gard’s Parents End Legal Fight (UCNN 07/24/17)

https://soundcloud.com/danielwhyteiii/charlie-gards-parents-end-legal-fight-ucnn-072417 1. Guardian - Charlie Gard’s parents have ended their legal fight over treatment for the critically ill baby, saying that it is “too late” for it to work. Chris Gard and Connie Yates announced their decision as a high court judge was preparing to oversee the latest round of a

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2 Dead After Shooting at Israeli Embassy in Jordan

An Israeli embassy security guard fatally shot two Jordanians in Amman Sunday after one reportedly attacked him with a screwdriver — prompting concerns that the Temple Mount security crisis might exacerbate tensions between the neighboring states. (more…)

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Jewish Legal Right to the Land Celebrates 95 Years

Today is the 95th anniversary of the "Mandate for Palestine" (Mandate), issued by the League of Nations, which granted Jews the legal right to establish citizenship in what was then called "Palestine." Effective July 24, 1922, the Mandate recognized the 1917 Balfour Declaration from Great Britain, which promised a Jewish state in the land (Preamble), established

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Israel Installs Cameras at Holy Site Amid Increase In Violence

Israel has begun installing security cameras around the entrance of the Old City of Jerusalem, one of the holiest sites in the country. The move comes a week after officials also installed metal detectors at the entrance. The heightened security measures come amid increased violence targeting Israelis in the region,

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Israel Installs Security Cameras Near Entrance to Jerusalem Holy Site as Tensions Rise

Israel has installed security cameras near the entrance to one of the holiest sites in Jerusalem as tensions between Israelis and Palestinians edge higher after a violent week. (more…)

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Israeli security forces frisk a Palestinian man outside Lions' Gate, a main entrance to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, on July 22. (Ahmad Gharabli/AFP/Getty Images)

Israeli Troops Deploy Across East Jerusalem and West Bank Following Violence Over Temple Mount

Israeli forces fanned out across East Jerusalem and the West Bank on Saturday, carrying out raids and arrests a day after three Palestinians were killed in violent protests and after three Israeli settlers were knifed to death in their kitchen during a birthday celebration. (more…)

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