Rabbi Yehuda Glick seriously wounded after being shot in upper body at close range during ‘Israel Returns to the Temple Mount’ conference at the Menachem Begin Heritage Center.
The Palestinians urged the UN Security Council on Wednesday to demand that Israel immediately reverse plans to build more Jewish settlements, at an emergency meeting called to address tensions in east Jerusalem. The 15-nation council met for urgent talks at Jordan's request after Israel announced plans on Monday to build 1,000 new settler homes in east Jerusalem, which the Palestinians consider the capital of a future state.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Anonymous White House criticism of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that drew condemnation in Israel is roiling Washington politics, putting the U.S. administration on the defensive and prompting congressional demands for President Barack Obama to repudiate the remarks.
Police investigating whether shooting of Yehuda Glick, a spokesman for Israeli groups advocating greater Jewish access to the Temple Mount, was terror attack.
By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) – An anonymous U.S. official's reported description of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "chickenshit", or worthless coward, drew a sharp response on Wednesday from the Israeli leader – no stranger to acrimony with the Obama administration. The American broadside, in an interview in The Atlantic magazine, followed a month of heated exchanges between the Netanyahu government and Washington over settlement-building in Israeli-annexed East Jerusalem, which Palestinians seek as the capital of a future state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. …
In emergency meeting requested by Jordan, UN under-secretary-general says ‘Israel’s construction plans in East Jerusalem casts doubt on its willingness to promote peace.’
Nobel Peace Prize recipient donated entirety of World’s Children’s Prize to rebuilding of 65 UN schools in Gaza; ‘We already know how children have suffered in Gaza from conflicts and war, so those children need our support right now,’ she says.
Convoys head to aid fight to free Kobani after US airstrikes failed to break Islamic State siege of the border town.