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  • Thousands celebrate Easter in Holy Land

    April 20, 2014 11:29 AM

    JERUSALEM - Thousands of pilgrims from around the world are celebrating Easter in the Holy Land, commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago. Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal led Mass at the Holy Sepulcher church in Jerusalem on Sunday. The site is... more »
  • Israel forging ahead after settlement plan backlash

    December 3, 2012 4:46 PM

    JERUSALEM - Israel is vowing to push ahead with the construction of thousands of new homes in West Bank settlements, despite a wave of condemnations from the U.S. and Europe. Last week's U.N. decision to recognize a Palestinian state may be fueling a tougher stand around the world against Israeli... more »
  • White House: Reaction to Romney comment in Jerusalem shows challenges of diplomacy

    July 30, 2012 5:10 PM

    WHITE HOUSE (AP) - The White House says it appears that Mitt Romney's comments today in Jerusalem left some people "scratching their heads a little bit." Romney told a group of Jewish donors that their culture was part of what allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians... more »
  • Israel appeals to Facebook to remove uprising page

    March 28, 2011 1:15 PM

    JERUSALEM - The Israeli government is demanding that Facebook remove a page calling on Palestinians to take up arms against Israel. The page, entitled "Third Palestinian Intifada," has more than 340,000 fans. In a letter to Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Israeli Cabinet Minister Yuli Edelstein says the... more »

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