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Israeli leader backs Trump critique of UN aid agency

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday that he “completely agrees” with President Trump’s critique of the U.N. agency aiding Palestinian refugees, saying that UNRWA only perpetuates the [Read entire story]

Cycling’s Giro to start in Israel, going from Jerusalem to Red Sea, in 2018

JERUSALEM — Winding its way around the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City, through modern Tel Aviv, then the Negev desert down to the Red Sea, the start of next year’s Giro d’Italia will highlight Israel’s history, [Read entire story]

Jerusalem holy site reopens after attack amid tension over security

JERUSALEM — Muslim worshipers visited a Jerusalem holy site Sunday after Israel reopened the compound following a rare closure in response to a deadly shooting last week that raised concerns about wider unrest. For [Read entire story]

Israel halts Western Wall mixed-gender prayer plan

JERUSALEM — The Israeli government froze a long-overdue plan Sunday to open a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem’s Western Wall, a major policy reversal that infuriated the liberal streams of Judaism that [Read entire story]