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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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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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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 Forces Raid Home of Palestinian Attacker Who Killed 3 Israelis

Israeli security forces on Saturday raided the home of the Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death three Israelis and restricted movement for Palestinians from his West Bank village, the military said. (more…)

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3 Israelis, 3 Palestinians Killed in Outbreak of Violence Over Jerusalem Holy Site

Six people were killed on Friday in an outbreak of violence that erupted over Israel’s placement of metal detectors at entrances to the sacred Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem and spread to the West Bank. (more…)

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Abbas to Freeze All Contact With Israel Until Metal Detectors Are Removed

After a long, hot day of violent protests that saw three Arab Muslims fatally shot during clashes, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas announced Friday night that his government would “freeze contact on all levels” with Israel until newly installed metal detectors are removed from the entrances to al-Aqsa Mosque. (more…)

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3 Palestinians Killed in Clashes With Israeli Troops Near Jerusalem Holy Site

An escalating dispute over metal detectors at a contested Jerusalem shrine turned violent on Friday, setting off widespread clashes between Palestinian stone-throwers and Israeli troops. Three Palestinians were killed and several dozen injured by live rounds, rubber bullets and beatings, medics said. (more…)

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Israel Closes Temple Mount Complex in Jerusalem After Deadly Attack on Israeli Policement

Israel took the rare step of closing the Temple Mount complex in Jerusalem to Muslim worshipers and tourists through the weekend, after a deadly shootout Friday morning in which three Israeli Arabs killed two Israeli Druze policemen. The attackers were killed by police, stoking fears of more religion-based violence. (more…)

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Trump’s Right-Wing Ambassador to Israel David Friedman Meets With Palestinian Representatives for the First Time

The right-wing U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman met with Palestinian representatives for the first time in Jerusalem on Tuesday, top Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat and the State Department confirmed to Newsweek. (more…)

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Jared Kushner Traveling to Middle East for Attempt at Brokering Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner will travel to the Middle East on Wednesday as part of an attempt to broker peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. (more…)

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Palestinian Prisoners in Israeli Jails End Hunger Strike

Hundreds of Palestinian prisoners on Saturday ended a 40-day hunger strike over their conditions in Israeli jails, the Israel Prisons Service and a Palestinian official said. (more…)

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Trump Tests the Waters for Middle East Peace in Meeting With Palestinian President Abbas

Testing the waters for Middle East peace, President Donald Trump traveled Tuesday through the barrier ringing biblical Bethlehem to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. (more…)

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Trump Reaffirms Commitment to Achieving Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians, But Offers No Details

President Donald Trump used his centerpiece Holy Land speech on Tuesday to reaffirm his commitment to peace between Israelis and Palestinians, but he offered no new details on how to achieve a goal that has eluded U.S. leaders for decades. (more…)

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In Israel, Trump Urges Middle East Leaders to Overcome Past Rifts

President Trump urged leaders in the Middle East to seize a “rare opportunity” to overcome past rifts as he began talks in Israel in the second leg of his first overseas trip, a journey that has quickly plunged him into the fraught and complex politics of the region. (more…)

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Trump’s Visit to Middle East Seen as Long Shot to Revive Israeli-Palestinian Peacemaking

Just four months after taking office, Donald Trump will make the earliest foray into Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking by any U.S. president next week. But with mounting obstacles at home and abroad, he faces long odds of succeeding where more experienced predecessors have failed. (more…)

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Ismail Haniya Named Leader of Hamas

Ismail Haniya, a longtime leader of Hamas in Gaza, was on Saturday officially named the senior leader of the militant group, which has been trying to soften its public image as it jockeys for influence in the Palestinian territories and internationally. (more…)

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Hamas Softens Stance on Israel, Says It Will End Association With Muslim Brotherhood

The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on Monday dropped its longstanding call for Israel's destruction, but said it still rejected the country's right to exist and backs "armed struggle" against it. (more…)

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