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Masked supporters of Palestinian Islamic Jihad prepare incendiary balloons east of Gaza City to launch across the border fence towards Israel on June 15, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90.

Some 5,000 Israelis take part in Jerusalem flag march; Arabs clash with police

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Some 5,000 Israelis took part in a flag march in Jerusalem on Tuesday evening after it was postponed on May 10, Jerusalem Day, due to a security escalation. The marchers walked down a new route agreed upon...
Jews celebrate Jerusalem Day at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City on May 21, 2020. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Hamas threatens to reignite conflict over Jerusalem flag march

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Hamas on Sunday threatened to take military action if the Jerusalem flag march goes ahead on Tuesday as planned, Israel’s Channel 12 reported on Monday. Citing the Lebanese daily Al-Akhbar, the report said that Hamas conveyed a warning to...
Pedestrians at the Mamilla Mall in Jerusalem, April 20, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

In honor of Jerusalem Day, Israeli Tourism Ministry releases data on visitors to capital

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In honor of Jerusalem Day on Monday, the Israeli Tourism Ministry published data on visitors in the nation’s capital. In last year’s Inbound Tourism Survey (January-February 2020), tourists cited visiting Jerusalem and the city’s various...
Israeli border police stand guard by a house of a Jewish family during a protest against Israel's plan to demolish some houses of Palestinians in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, May 6, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Can Israeli restraint keep the peace in Jerusalem?

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After several days of unrest, the government of Israel is once again presented with a dilemma to which there are no easy answers. Palestinians and their supporters are using a court case over property rights in...
A long-exposure shot shows the Iron Dome air-defense system intercepting missiles launched from Hamas in the Gaza Strip towards Israel, as seen from the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon on May 10, 2021. Photo by Edi Israel/Flash90.

Gaza rocket fire ‘clear violation’ of international law, asserts US Jewish groups

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American Jewish leaders reacted to the escalating situation in Israel on Monday with all condemning the rocket fire on Israel by Gaza terror groups. American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris urged international support for Israel...
An Israeli policeman fends off an angry mob, after they swarmed an Israeli motorist, pelting his car with stones and driving him off the road, outside Jerusalem's Old City, May 10, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Jerusalem Day marred by ongoing Arab riots; Jews barred from Temple Mount

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Unrest in the Israeli capital continued on Monday morning—Jerusalem Day—with Arab riots on the Temple Mount and in the Old City. Thirteen Israeli police officers were injured in the clashes, including one who was hospitalized, Army...
U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price holds a daily press briefing on March 1, 2021. Credit: U.S. State Department Photo by Freddie Everett/ Public Domain.

US condemns Gaza rockets as ‘unacceptable escalation,’ supports Israel’s self-defense

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World leaders condemned the ongoing rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israel, while also urging calm amid escalating tensions in Jerusalem. “We unequivocally condemn rocket attacks from Gaza towards southern and central Israel, including Jerusalem....
Palestinians gather on the Temple Mount, some holding Hamas flags, on May 7, 2021. Photo by Jamal Awad/Flash90.

Is Palestinian incitement driving the tensions in Jerusalem?

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Thousands of Arab protesters have been violently rioting on the Temple Mount (known by Muslims as Haram al-Sharif) throughout the “Jerusalem Day” holiday and over the course of the last several days, accusing Israel...
File photo: Smoke trails from rockets fired by Palestinian militants in Gaza City on Feb. 24, 2020. Photo by Ail Ahmed/Flash90.

Hamas targets Jerusalem with rocket fire amid escalating tensions

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Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups have launched at least seven rockets towards Jerusalem on Monday evening in a significant escalation of ongoing tensions in the Israeli capital over the last several days. According to...
Police clash with Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem's Old City on Jerusalem Day, May 10, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israel urges US to stay out of situation in Jerusalem

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Israel is pushing back against concerns from the Biden administration over the escalating situation in Jerusalem with it reportedly urging the United States not to intervene. On Sunday, U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan spoke...