JERUSALEM –  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

Jerusalem's Old City: Tourists welcome, media not so much

Alexander Lapshin was sentenced to 3 years in prison for travelling to the separatist Nagorno-Karabakh region

Blogger jailed in Azerbaijan seeks extradition to Israel

Palestinian leaders have urged Muslim worshippers to keep praying outside the al-Aqsa compound in protest at Israel's installation of metal detectors and security cameras near the site, even though Israel removed the metal detectors early Tuesday morning

Jerusalem: Muslim worshippers urged to continue boycott

There is no such thing as a well-timed tragedy

Jordan walks a tightrope in Jerusalem

In Knesset speech, Bennett calls to end policy of 'handing out carrots to Palestinians,' says Arab MKs have 'poured fuel on the fire' with Temple Mount crisis

Israel’s education minister to Arab lawmakers: You’re either normal Israelis or terrorists, so choose

Ariel Vromen’s movie tells the story of Mossad agent Ashraf Marwan, who warned Israel about Egyptian attack ahead of Yom Kippur War in 1973

Netflix buys rights to Israeli spy thriller ‘The Angel’ while it’s still in production

The Latest: Israel issues scathing response to Turkey's criticism on contested Jerusalem shrine, says it's 'absurd'

The Latest: Israel tells Turkey its criticism is ‘absurd’

JERUSALEM –  The Latest on the escalation in Israel and the Palestinian territories over a contested Jerusalem holy site (all times local):

The Latest: Israel tells Turkey its criticism is 'absurd'