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Israeli and Palestinian engineers team up to address Jerusalem’s sewage problem

How sewage is bridging the Israeli-Palestinian divide in Jerusalem (via The Christian Science Monitor) Sewage from Jerusalem and Bethlehem runs together under the Bethlehem-Ramallah road in Ubeidiyeh, standing in stark contrast with the modern solar lighting along the US-built road.(Christa Case Bryant) When 1 in 3 residents of Jerusalem flush…

Israel plans new road in sensitive West Bank area

A plan to build a new interchange between Jerusalem and the West Bank settlement of Maaleh Adumim was expected to be approved by an Israeli planning committee on Thursday, Haaretz newspaper reported. It is the latest phase of construction in the contentious E1 zone east of Jerusalem, which has drawn…

Obama visits Bethlehem’s Nativity Church attributed to Jesus’ birth

US President Barack Obama on Friday visited Bethlehem’s Nativity Church built on the site where tradition says Jesus was born, at the end of a three-day trip to Israel and the West Bank. The visit took place later than expected because of an unexpected sandstorm which forced the president to…

Israeli police and Palestinians clash in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — Israeli police used tear gas and rubber bullets against stone-throwing Palestinians in the Issawiya district of annexed east Jerusalem on Sunday, police and an AFP journalist said. “Five Palestinians were arrested after attacking a police and border guard patrol with stones,” police spokeswoman Luba Samri said. An AFP…

Israel ex-PM indicted for corruption

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert was on Thursday indicted alongside a number of other people for allegedly taking bribes in a massive property scandal, judicial sources said. The allegations stem from Olmert’s tenure as Jerusalem mayor and will add to the woes of the former premier, who is already…

Israel plans Jordan border fence to stop migrants

JERUSALEM, Israel — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told ministerial colleagues on Sunday that he planned to strengthen barriers along his country’s border with Jordan, the Jerusalem Post reported. The English-language daily’s website said Netanyahu told ministers from his Likud party that he feared illegal migrants who currently enter Israel…

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