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Jeffrey Heller

Twenty-five years on, Oslo Accords peace hopes a fading memory

Sep 12 2018

JERUSALEM As Palestinians prepare to lower the flag over their shuttered mission in Washington, no one can predict when they will return to the city where just a quarter of a century ago a diplomatic triumph was celebrated on a sunlit White House lawn.

UNRWA chief defends refugee criteria for millions of Palestinians

Sep 03 2018

JERUSALEM Millions of Palestinian refugees "cannot simply be wished away", the head of a U.N. support agency said on Monday, hitting back at a U.S. aid cutoff and allegations its work only perpetuates their plight. | Video

Israeli court lines up behind unauthorized settlement

Aug 29 2018

JERUSALEM An Israeli court has given legal recognition to a Jewish settlement built without Israeli government authorization on privately owned Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, breaking new judicial ground.

Uri Avnery, first Israeli to meet Arafat, dies at 94

Aug 20 2018

JERUSALEM Uri Avnery, a left-wing peace activist who in 1982 became the first prominent Israeli to meet in public with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, died on Monday in a Tel Aviv hospital. He was 94.

Israel rebuffs Russian offer to keep Iranian forces from Golan: official

Jul 23 2018

JERUSALEM Israel rebuffed on Monday a new Russian offer to keep Iranian forces in Syria away from the Golan Heights ceasefire line, an Israeli official said, complicating Moscow’s bid to stabilize the country as the civil war there wanes.

Boulder falls from Jerusalem's Western Wall, barely missing worshipper

Jul 23 2018

JERUSALEM An elderly worshipper had a close call on Monday when a 100-kg (220 lb) stone suddenly fell from Jerusalem's Western Wall and crashed at her feet. | Video

Hungary's Orban tells Israel that Jews in his country can feel safe

Jul 19 2018

JERUSALEM Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a nationalist whose policies have raised concerns among Jews in his country, said on a visit to Israel on Thursday they should feel safe under his government.

Yad Vashem center criticizes Israeli-Polish statement on Holocaust law

Jul 06 2018

JERUSALEM Israel's main Holocaust memorial criticized as historically inaccurate on Thursday a joint statement by the Israeli and Polish prime ministers aimed at ending a dispute over Holocaust legislation in Poland.

UK's Prince William visits Jerusalem holy sites, great-grandmother's tomb

Jun 28 2018

JERUSALEM Britain's Prince William toured Jerusalem's most sacred and sensitive sites on Thursday, wrapping up a politically delicate visit that both Palestinians and Israelis, locked in a lengthy conflict, were able to embrace. | Video

Prince William starts first British royal visit to Israel, Palestinian Territories

Jun 25 2018

JERUSALEM Prince William began the first official visit by a British royal to Israel and the Palestinian Territories on Monday, facing the challenge of navigating deep political and religious divides in a Holy Land once ruled by Britain.

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