Jordanian MPs call for end to 1994 treaty with Israel

Jordanian MPs call for end to 1994 treaty with Israel

AMMAN, Jordan, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Jordanian members of Parliament called for the end to a peace treaty with Israel in reaction to Israel mulling sovereignty over the al-Aqsa mosque compound.

Jordanian court indicts Palestinian writer in absentia

AMMAN, Jordan, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- A Palestinian writer and academic says a Jordanian court indicted him in absentia, accusing him of damaging the country's image and inciting hatred.

West Bank killings heighten fears of new intifada

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- With three Israelis killed in the West Bank in as many weeks and new clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police in Jerusalem's flashpoint holy sites there are growing concerns that another Palestinian intifada is brewing.

5 detained after men threw stones at Jewish visitors at Temple Mount

JERUSALEM, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- A group of masked young men threw stones at officers and Jewish visitors Wednesday morning at the Temple Mount in Israel, police said.

Abbas, Jordan's Abdullah sign defense pact

AMMAN, Jordan, March 31 (UPI) -- Palestinian National Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Jordan King Abdullah have signed a pact to defend Jerusalem and its holy sites, officials said.
Iran funds al-Aqsa mosque model

Iran funds al-Aqsa mosque model

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- A copy of one of Islam's holiest sites has been built near the Lebanese border with Israel in honor of a visit by Iran's president, officials said.

Israeli forces lock down Old City

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Israeli forces say they locked down East Jerusalem Friday, keeping Palestinians under 50 from entering the al-Aqsa Mosque to prevent further clashes.

Israelis guard praying Ramadan Muslims

JERUSALEM, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- About 2,000 Israeli troops guarded tens of thousands of Muslims pouring into Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque area for final Friday Ramadan prayers, observers say.

Abbas said under U.S. pressure in talks

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Sept. 3 (UPI) -- Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is being pressured to continue talks with Israel even if Israel resumes construction in West Bank settlements, sources say.

Threat of new Palestinian uprising grows

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The killing of four Israeli settlers in the West Bank Tuesday just before Israeli-Palestinian peace talks resumed in Washington has intensified fears the Palestinians could unleash a new intifada, or uprising.

Egyptians complain of gas sales to Israel

CAIRO, March 29 (UPI) -- Subsidized natural gas exports from Egypt to Israel are helping the Israelis build settlements in contested areas, Egyptian lawmakers complained.
West Bank killings fuel uprising fears

West Bank killings fuel uprising fears

RAMALLAH, West Bank, March 22 (UPI) -- Israeli soldiers have killed four Palestinians in the West Bank, two of them after a clash with Jewish settlers of a water well, stoking fears that a New Palestinian uprising is in the offing.

Muslim Brotherhood declares 'rage day'

CAIRO, March 12 (UPI) -- Egyptian authorities arrested scores of ranking members of the Muslim Brotherhood in anticipation of unrest during Friday prayers across the country.

Israel temporarily seals off West Bank

JERUSALEM, March 12 (UPI) -- Israel's army has temporarily sealed off the West Bank and tightened security at the old city of Jerusalem to head off possible disturbances, officials said.

Uprising fears grow as Bibi digs in heels

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 4 (UPI) -- Fears of another Palestinian intifada are growing after Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu refused to back down on Israel's takeover of West Bank shrines sacred to Muslims as well as Jews.

Mideast impasse raises new uprising threat

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Mounting Arab-Israeli tensions over Jerusalem, Israel's refusal to halt settlement building in the West Bank and a general sense of frustration at the continued failure of the peace process has raised fears of a new third Palestinian intifada, or uprising.
EU: East Jerusalem should be shared

EU: East Jerusalem should be shared

BRUSSELS, Dec. 8 (UPI) -- Israelis and Palestinians should share East Jerusalem, European Union foreign ministers said Tuesday.

Abbas faces fury over war crimes shift

RAMALLAH, West Bank, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- President Mahmoud Abbas has come under furious condemnation by moderate and radical Palestinians alike, as well as the entire Arab world, over his decision, apparently under U.S. pressure, not to pursue war crimes charges against Israel.
Temple Mount clashes prompt U.N. plea

Temple Mount clashes prompt U.N. plea

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Tensions between Israelis and Palestinians have increased in recent weeks and both sides should refrain from provocations, a top U.N. official said Wednesday.
Palestinians, police clash in Jerusalem

Palestinians, police clash in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Israeli police and Palestinian demonstrators clashed Friday on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem in a protest over restrictions at al-Aqsa Mosque, officials said.
Jerusalem court banishes sheik from city

Jerusalem court banishes sheik from city

JERUSALEM, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A Jerusalem court banned the head of the Islamic Movement's northern faction from the city for 30 days for inciting violence on Temple Mount.
Soldier stabbed in Jerusalem violence

Soldier stabbed in Jerusalem violence

JERUSALEM, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Tight security was in evidence Monday at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City as thousands of Jews gathered to attend a priestly blessing.

Temple Mount closing spawns Arab riot

JERUSALEM, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Arab rioters hurled stones and bottles at Israeli police Sunday after the sacred Temple Mount was closed to visitors and worshipers, officials said.

Americans urged to avoid Jerusalem crowds

JERUSALEM, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- The United States is warning Americans to steer clear of Jerusalem's Old City during this month's Jewish autumn holidays of Sukkot and Simhat Torah.
Temple Mount visit stirs anger

Temple Mount visit stirs anger

JERUSALEM, June 23 (UPI) -- Israel's internal security minister toured the Temple Mount Tuesday generating a harsh response from Muslim officials who called the visit provocative.