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  • Top 5 reasons Jerusalem is such a thorny issue

    Top 5 reasons Jerusalem is such a thorny issue

    Jerusalem is considered by many to be the trickiest issue to resolve in a two-state solution to Middle East peace. Israelis see the city as their “undivided and eternal capital” but Palestinians also seek to put their future capital in East Jerusalem, which is predominantly Arab. SPECIAL REPORT: How the battle for Jerusalem plays out in one neighborhood Amid changing demographics and plans for new Jewish development in East Jerusalem, the city has become an intensifying battleground for sovereignty. Here are five reasons why (in no particular order):

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    As they consider implementing an Israeli curriculum in their schools, Palestinians weigh which matters more: better university and job prospects, or reinforcing their national identity.

  • Gaza thanks Iran for help with Israel

    During the recent fighting, Gaza militants fired Iranian-made missiles into Israel. Now Gazans have put posters up around Gaza City to thank Iran.

  • For Arab and Jew, a new beginning

    Opinion For Arab and Jew, a new beginning

    After generations of strife, the holy land yearns for people with heart and vision to think in a different way, to heal in a new way, and to make real the vision for a just peace.

  • Top 5 reasons Jerusalem is such a thorny issue

    Top 5 reasons Jerusalem is such a thorny issue

    Jerusalem is considered by many to be the trickiest issue to resolve in a two-state solution to Middle East peace. Israelis see the city as their “undivided and eternal capital” but Palestinians also seek to put their future capital in East Jerusalem, which is predominantly Arab. SPECIAL REPORT: How the battle for Jerusalem plays out in one neighborhood Amid changing demographics and plans for new Jewish development in East Jerusalem, the city has become an intensifying battleground for sovereignty. Here are five reasons why (in no particular order):

  • Why Israeli-Palestinian conflicts over land turn epic

    Why Israeli-Palestinian conflicts over land turn epic

    The importance of place to Jewish and Muslim identity intensifies Israeli-Palestinian conflicts over land, as illustrated by the disputed construction of a museum affiliated with the Simon Wiesenthal Center on Jerusalem's Mamilla cemetery.

  • Ramadan 2010 USA: From Miami to Mecca, how 1.6 billion Muslims celebrate

    Global News Blog Ramadan 2010 USA: From Miami to Mecca, how 1.6 billion Muslims celebrate

    Ramadan 2010, USA-style, includes streaming footage of Friday prayer sermons as Muslims seek to counter rising anti-Islamic sentiment. Saudi Arabia unveils a new clock, while Morocco makes do with makeshift tents after 1,256 mosques were closed.

  • Opinion Host city for 2020 Olympics: Why not Jerusalem?

    If Israelis and Palestinians agreed to cohost the 2020 Olympic Games, it could help them clear hurdles to sustainable peace.

  • Photos of the Day Photos of the Day 03/12

    A bear cools off from intense summer heat with a frozen watermelon in Rio de Janeiro's city zoo on Friday.

  • Israeli police storm Jerusalem's holiest shrine

    Israeli police storm Jerusalem's holiest shrine

    Fifteen Palestinians were arrested and three Israeli officers were injured during Sunday's clashes near the al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.

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    An Afghan girl looks at US Marines as they speak with her father during a patrol in Garmsir district of the Helmand province in Afghanistan.