John Kerry condemns Palestinian attacks as 'acts of terrorism'

John Kerry condemns Palestinian attacks as 'acts of terrorism'

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday described a wave of Palestinian knife and car-ramming attacks as "acts of terrorism" that must be condemned as he held talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders on how to end the violence.

Pakistan must stop rights violations in PoK before sermonising: India

India on Tuesday hit back at Pakistan for raking up the Kashmir issue at the UN again, saying it should first stop human rights violations in PoK and ensure the right of self-determination for the victims before "sermonising" others on it.

Benjamin Netanyahu mulls revoking benefits for some Palestinians in East Jerusalem

Benjamin Netanyahu mulls revoking benefits for some Palestinians in East Jerusalem

Israel regards all of Jerusalem, including East Jerusalem, which was captured along with the West Bank in 1967, as its indivisible capital. 

As tensions rise, Israel erects wall to protect Jews in East Jerusalem

As tensions rise, Israel erects wall to protect Jews in East Jerusalem

The new wall will join a series of checkpoints set up in recent days at the exits of some of the Palestinian sectors.

Israel erects wall to protect Jews in east Jerusalem

Israeli police on Monday began erecting a wall in east Jerusalem to protect a Jewish neighbourhood subject to firebomb and stone attacks launched from an adjacent Palestinian village.

Israel sets up checkpoints in Palestinian east Jerusalem

Israel is struggling to stop a wave of attacks that have raised fears of a full-scale uprising.

In east Jerusalem, settlers plant their flag among Arabs

The Abu Snineh family woke up at their home in east Jerusalem one morning to find Jewish settlers had moved into the building and Israeli flags were on the roof.

Netanyahu threatens to target young Palestinian stone-throwers

Israel is considering giving its security forces a freer hand to shoot at young Palestinian stone-throwers, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu`s office said on Wednesday.

UNHRC adopts resolution on Palestine, India abstains

India for the first time on Friday abstained from voting on a resolution on Palestine adopted at the UN rights body that calls for accountability by parties involved in last year's conflict in Gaza.

Israel approves hundreds of homes in east Jerusalem

Israel is pushing ahead with a Jerusalem construction project that had caused a rift between Israel and the United States.

Palestinian President said committed to two-state solution: Zuma

South African President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday said visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has reiterated the commitment to a two-state solution for peace with Israel, Xinhua reported.

Palestinians urge UN to press Israel on east Jerusalem

United Nations: The Palestinians on Wednesday asked the UN Security Council to demand Israel take steps to end clashes at the Al-Aqsa mosque in east Jerusalem and warned of a brewing religious confrontation.

Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist

Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to fierce clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising.

Israel's settlement plans cast doubt on peace commitment: UN

Israel`s decision to accelerate planning for some 1,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem raises serious doubts about the Israeli commitment to peace with the Palestinians, a senior U.N. official said on Wednesday.

Jerusalem mayor pledges to continue construction of new settlements

Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat said Thursday that the planned construction of a new Jewish settlement in East Jerusalem will continue "with full force", defying the US' condemnation of the move.

East Jerusalem youth was burned alive, Palestinian official quoted as saying

Initial autopsy findings from the body of an East Jerusalem youth who Palestinians believe was kidnapped and killed by far-right Jews showed that he was burned alive, the Palestinian attorney-general is reported as saying.

Israel tightens grip on East Jerusalem with USD 90m plan

The Israeli on Sunday approved a USD 90 million dollar socio-economic development plan for annexed east Jerusalem which focuses on increased security and police presence in the area, the municipality said.

Australia reassures Muslim countries on Palestine

Australia`s foreign minister assured ambassadors from Arab and Islamic countries today that her government`s position on the Palestinian territories had not changed, despite the government changing its description of East Jerusalem from "occupied" to "disputed."

Israel okays 69 East Jerusalem homes before Kerry

An Israeli planning committee on Wednesday granted final approval for the construction of 69 east Jerusalem settler homes, an official said, on the eve of a visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

Canada breaks taboo on Israel East Jerusalem talks: Report

Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird met an Israeli minister in annexed Arab east Jerusalem this week, deliberately breaking a widely-observed diplomatic taboo.