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Top Palestinian cleric says Israel threw stun grenades into al Aqsa; Israel denies

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JERUSALEM - The most senior Islamic cleric in Jerusalem said on Sunday Israeli police hurled stun grenades into al-Aqsa mosque, Islam's third holiest site, to quell the latest in a string of Palestinian protests at the politically sensitive holy site.

Palestinians, Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM - Israeli police arrested 16 Palestinians at one of Jerusalem's most revered and politically sensitive holy sites on Sunday as they dispersed protesters opposed to any Jewish attempts to pray there.

World, 20 Apr 2014

UN peace envoy criticizes Israeli Easter security in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM - Israeli police refused to let the U.N.'s peace envoy to the Middle East, other diplomats and a crowd of Palestinians pass through a barricade to attend a pre-Easter ritual in the Jerusalem church that Christians revere as the burial site of Jesus, the U.N. official said on Saturday.

World, Norway 20 Apr 2014

Palestinians, Israeli police clash at Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM - Israeli riot police entered one of Jerusalem's most revered and politically sensitive religious compounds on Wednesday to disperse rock-throwing Palestinians opposed to any Jewish attempts to pray there.

World, 16 Apr 2014

Israel says close to forging new ties across Arab world

JERUSALEM - Israel is holding secret talks with some Arab states that do not recognise it, looking to establish diplomatic ties based on a common fear of Iran, Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Monday.

World, 14 Apr 2014

Israel says Kerry remarks on Iran nuclear threshold "not acceptable"

JERUSALEM - Israel described as "unacceptable" on Monday remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry suggesting cautious openness to negotiating a nuclear deal that would keep Iran six to 12 months away from bomb-making capability.

World, 14 Apr 2014

Israel appropriates land in West Bank - newspaper

JERUSALEM - Israel has carried out a new land appropriation in the occupied West Bank, the Haaretz daily said on Sunday, in a move that could complicate efforts to extend troubled peace talks with the Palestinians.

World, 14 Apr 2014

Israel imposes economic sanctions against Palestinians

JERUSALEM - Israel imposed economic sanctions against the Palestinians on Thursday in retaliation for their leadership signing international conventions, moves that further complicate U.S. efforts to keep peace talks from collapsing before an April 29 deadline.

World, 11 Apr 2014

Former household staffer says was insulted by Netanyahu's wife

JERUSALEM - A former maintenance man at Benjamin Netanyahu's residence has filed a lawsuit alleging abusive conduct by the prime minister's wife, Sara, another in a series of complaints faced by Israel's first lady.

World, 10 Apr 2014

Netanyahu orders cutback in contacts with Palestinian Authority

JERUSALEM - Israel announced on Wednesday a partial freeze in high-level contacts with the Palestinians and also threatened economic steps after they signed international conventions, deepening a crisis menacing U.S.-brokered peace talks.

World, 10 Apr 2014

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