Al Aqsa Mosque Boycott Is Called Off After Israel Removes Security Measures

Muslim leaders said the faithful could resume praying at the holy site in Jerusalem after the last traces of new infrastructure were cleared.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/27/world/middleeast/israel-jerusalem-al-aqsa.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Aqsa Mosque Dispute Strains Israeli-Jordanian Alliance

Jordan barred an Israeli Embassy security officer from leaving the country as Palestinians continued to protest Israeli security measures at the mosque.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/24/world/middleeast/israel-jordan-aqsa-temple-mount-violence.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Israel May Change Mosque Security Amid Palestinian Outrage

After a weekend of violence, a Palestinian protest against metal detectors and other new measures at the holy Aqsa Mosque continued to raise concerns.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/23/world/middleeast/israel-aqsa-mosque-metal-detectors-palestinian.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

At Least 2 Palestinians Are Killed Amid Jerusalem Protests

Demonstrations erupted after the Israeli authorities placed metal detectors at entrances to the Aqsa Mosque compound.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/21/world/middleeast/jerusalem-israel-protests-al-aqsa-mosque.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Israeli Aid Gives an Unexpected ‘Glimmer of Hope’ for Syrians

Israel has been sending in truckloads of supplies and treating thousands of sick and wounded Syrians, denting its reputation in Syria as “the devil who wants to kill us.”Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/20/world/middleeast/israel-syria-humanitarian-aid.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Israeli Student’s Use of Auschwitz Artifacts in an Art Exhibit Prompts a Furor

The student, Rotem Bides, acknowledged collecting items during visits to the former concentration camp, but then denied that they came from within the site.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/19/world/middleeast/israeli-artist-steals-auschwitz-artifacts-exhibit.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

In Jerusalem, Gunmen Stage Brazen Attack Near Temple Mount

Three Israelis were wounded at the site, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. The three assailants fled into the compound of Al Aqsa Mosque and were killed by the police.Source Link:... Read more »

Israeli Labor Party Tries a New Leader: Gabbay, Self-Made Millionaire

The extraordinary rise of Avi Gabbay, who grew up in a Jerusalem transit camp, is expected to breathe new life into the diminished Labor movement.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/10/world/middleeast/avi-gabbay-israeli-labor-party.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Truce in Part of Syria, Announced by Trump, Survives First Day

The cease-fire, near the Syria border with Jordan and the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, was holding 24 hours after it took effect Sunday.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/10/world/middleeast/syria-truce-jordan-golan-trump-russia-united-nations.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »

Artists Protest Lincoln Center Play Backed by Israel

More than 60 artists, including the Pulitzer winner Annie Baker and the actress Greta Gerwig, asked that the play “To the End of the Land” be canceled.Source Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/05/theater/artists-protest-lincoln-center-play-backed-by-israel.html?partner=rss&emc=rss Read more »