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Jeffrey Heller

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13 Sep 2018 | 12:49 AM

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

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - 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.

3 Sep 2018 | 7:30 PM

UNRWA chief defends refugee criteria for millions of Palestinians

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - 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.

20 Aug 2018 | 7:37 PM

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

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - 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.

23 Jul 2018 | 9:22 PM

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

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - 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.

19 Jul 2018 | 5:55 PM

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

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - 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.

6 Jul 2018 | 12:12 AM

Yad Vashem centre criticises Israeli-Polish statement on Holocaust law

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's main Holocaust memorial criticised 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.

28 Jun 2018 | 2:28 PM

Prince William visits Jerusalem tomb of honoured great-grandmother

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William made a pilgrimage on Thursday to the Jerusalem tomb of his great-grandmother, Princess Alice, who was honoured by Israel for sheltering Jews in Nazi-occupied Greece during the Holocaust.

18 Jun 2018 | 1:37 AM

Israel targets rights groups with bill to outlaw filming of soldiers

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel moved on Sunday to snap the lens shut on rights groups that film its troops' interactions with Palestinians by introducing a bill that would make it a criminal offense.

16 May 2018 | 6:51 PM

Guatemala opens embassy in Jerusalem, two days after U.S. move

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Guatemala opened an embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, two days after the United States inaugurated its new site in the contested city in a move that infuriated Palestinians and drew international condemnation.

16 May 2018 | 5:31 PM

Guatemala opens embassy in Jerusalem, two days after U.S. move

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Guatemala opened an embassy in Jerusalem on Wednesday, two days after the United States inaugurated its new site in the contested city in a move that infuriated Palestinians and drew international condemnation.

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