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Wednesday, April 7, 2010 as of 11:14 AM ET

Karen Liel

producer, Fox News Jerusalem Bureau.

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January 9, 2011 7:15 AM

New Housing Project Threatens to Ignite Jerusalem

Israeli bulldozers have began demolishing the old Shepherd Hotel compound in the predominantly Arab neighborhood Sheikh Jarrah in East Jerusalem early Sunday, paving the way for the construction of a new Jewish housing project on the site. The Shepherd Hotel project was tied up for years in legal battles until not long ago. The hotel, originally built for the Mufti ... read more



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January 5, 2011 8:10 AM

Netanyahu To Obama: Free Pollard

Now it's official: the Israeli government has issued a formal appeal to U.S. President Obama to release imprisoned Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard. Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence analyst, was sentenced to life in prison in 1987 on charges of spying on the U.S for Israel. This is the first time an Israeli Prime Minister has formally asked the U.S. President to ... read more



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January 1, 2011 12:50 PM

Palestinian Dies Following Anti-Fence Protest

A Palestinian woman injured by tear gas on Friday at the weekly demonstration against the security barrier in Bil'in, West Bank, died this morning at a Ramallah hospital according to Palestinian sources. Jawaher Abu Rahma, 36, allegedly inhaled large amounts of tear gas used by IDF soldiers to disperse the protesters. The protest was attended by approximately 1,000 ... read more



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December 29, 2010 7:58 AM

Israelis Boycott Israelis

  Conflict of intersts? Israeli companies taking part in the construction of the new Palestinian city of Rawabi, North of Ramallah, were required to sign a contract forbidding them from using goods, services or resources from the "Israeli settlements" in the West Bank, the Golan Heights and East Jerusalem. According to a report on Israeli Army Radio yesterday, 20 ... read more



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December 14, 2010 1:43 PM

US Rabbis Against Religious Discrimination

The mounting controversy in Israel regarding the latest religious ruling issued by prominent Rabbis to forbid Jews from selling or leasing apartments to Arabs - seems to have made its way overseas. Almost 700 rabbis from congregations across the world have signed a petition funded by the New Israel Fund, calling on their rabbinic colleagues in Israel to oppose the latest ... read more



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December 10, 2010 2:01 PM

Is the US Losing Its Grip on the Mideast?

Israel's refusal to resume the West Bank construction freeze in order to pave way for direct negotiations with the Palestinians is a major blow to Obama's foreign policy. The announcement ends months of U.S.-Israeli negotiations and can be seen has a virtual death sentence to the latest round of peace talks, since the Palestinians have no intentions of returning to the ... read more



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October 29, 2010 10:06 AM

Palestinians are Running out of Patience

?Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is getting tired of waiting.? Abbas said Thursday that the Palestinians would consider asking the U.S. and the UN Security Council to recognize a Palestinian state on the 1967 border in several months' time, if the peace process with Israel fails. Abbas's comments came after his meeting in Ramallah with Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed ... read more



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October 16, 2010 10:34 AM

Lebanon Says ‘No’ to Iran Axis

Following Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's controversial visit to Lebanon this week, Lebanese daily 'An Nahar' reported on Friday that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri rejected a proposal by Iranian President Ahmadinejad that Lebanon join the regional axis, which currently consists of only Iran and Syria. According to the Lebanese newspaper's sources, Hariri ... read more



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September 30, 2010 1:03 PM

Another “Last Effort” for Peace

 The Obama administration seems to be doing everything in its power to keep the staggering Mideast peace process alive.  The U.S.-mediated direct talks, which were launched only four weeks ago, have come to a grinding halt after Prime Minister Netanyahu defied tremendous U.S. pressure to extend a West Bank construction moratorium, which ended September 26. The ... read more



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August 13, 2010 9:45 AM

Suspected Serial Killer’s Holy Land History

Israel is used to being on top of the U.S news agenda.... but not like this. Residents of the city of Ramle, near Tel Aviv were shocked to find out that the suspect in the string of 20 ... read more