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Israelis shoot, kill Jordanian judge at border

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Israeli guards shot and killed a Jordanian judge on Monday who the Israelis said tried to grab a rifle from a soldier at the border crossing between the West Bank and Jordan.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Old manuscripts get face-lift at Jerusalem mosque

In this photo taken on Monday, Jan. 27, 2014, old manuscripts are laid out at the al-Aqsa mosque compound library in Jerusalem. AP

In the 1920s, an urgent call went out to the literati across the Middle East from Arab leaders in Jerusalem: Send us your books so that we may protect them for generations to come. Jerusalem was soon flushed with writings of all kinds, to be stored and preserved at the newly minted al-Aqsa mosque library.

Posted: January 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Comments by world leaders about Ariel Sharon

In this Monday, April 26, 2004 file photo, Marking Israeli Memorial Day, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon greets family members of terror victims, after a memorial ceremony for Israeli civilians who have been killed since Israel's founding 56 years ago, at Mt. Herzl Cemetery, in Jerusalem. Sharon, the hard-charging Israeli general and prime minister who was admired and hated for his battlefield exploits and ambitions to reshape the Middle East, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. He was 85. AP

A selection of memorable quotes about Ariel Sharon, Israel’s former prime minister who died Saturday at age 85

Posted: January 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Israelis celebrate 65 years of independence

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, Israeli President Shimon Peres, second left, and Israeli military’s chief of staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, fourth left, mark Israel's Independence Day celebration at the President's residence in Jerusalem, Israel, Tuesday, April 16, 2013. Israel is celebrating 65 years of independence with barbeques, air force flyovers, and a bible quiz. AP

Israel is celebrating 65 years of independence with barbeques, air force flyovers, and an international bible quiz. Top Israeli leaders began Tuesday’s festivities by singing peppy standards in a televised event recognizing Israeli soldiers.

Posted: April 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Christians mark Jesus’ crucifixion on Good Friday

Catholic priests carry palm fronds at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem's Old city, Sunday. AP/Sebastian Scheiner

Hundreds of Christians streamed through the cobblestone alleyways of Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday, hoisting wooden crosses and chanting prayers to mark the crucifixion of Jesus.

Posted: March 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Good Friday events in Holy Land kick off with mass

Ultra Orthodox Jewish men hold up a Torah scroll as they pray during the Passover Holiday in the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The Passover holiday celebrates the biblical story of the Israelites' escape from slavery and exodus from Egypt. AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner

Hundreds of Christians are marking the crucifixion of Jesus in the Holy Land.

Posted: March 29th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Worshippers rejoice in Jesus’ Bethlehem birthplace

Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Fouad Twal, center, holds the Baby Jesus as he and clergy arrive to pray at the Grotto, traditionally believed by Christians to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, at the Church of the Nativity, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem, early Tuesday. AP

Pilgrims celebrate Christmas Day Mass in the ancient Bethlehem church where tradition holds Jesus was born, candles illuminating the sacred site and joyous prayer filling its halls.

Posted: December 25th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Christians in Holy Land pray on Easter Saturday

A Christian pilgrim prays inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem's Old City, during the Easter Holy Week, Thursday. AP

Thousands of Christians gathered near Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulcher for Easter Saturday and marched in processions brimming with tradition, taking turns to pray in the site where they believe Jesus was slain and buried.

Posted: April 7th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Christians mark Palm Sunday in Jerusalem

Hundreds of Christian pilgrims are visiting the Holy Land to mark Palm Sunday, the day Jesus Christ made his triumphant return to Jerusalem.

Posted: April 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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