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.

Qatar asks for $1 bn for Palestinians in east Jerusalem

Qatar`s emir on Tuesday urged for USD 1 billion fund to help Palestinians in Arab east Jerusalem, and offered to contribute USD 250 million towards it.

India asks Israel to end its settlement activity

India has asked Israel to end its settlement activity in West Bank and East Jerusalem.

Netanyahu rejects calls to allow Palestinian state within 1967 lines

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed to reject international demands to allow a Palestinian state with a border based on the pre-1967 Green Line and its capital in East Jerusalem.

More Israeli homes in east Jerusalem

Israel has fast-tracked a project to build 942 settler homes in east Jerusalem as part of the plan to tighten its grip on the territory.

Israel moves to further seal off Jerusalem from West Bank

Israeli officials have approved plans to build 2,612 new homes on Givat HaMatos.

US rebukes Israel’s new settlement plans in East Jerusalem

President Obama’s administration has admonished Israel for approving 1,500 new Jewish homes in Arab East Jerusalem.

Israel settler homes plan to remain ‘unchanged’

Israel has refused to bow down to international pressure to halt plans for 3,000 new settler homes in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Israel OKs settler homes, Hillary slams

The United States on Saturday reportedly criticised the decision taken by Israel to build 3,000 settler homes in east Jerusalem and the West Bank.