Al-Aqsa mosque

UNESCO adopts anti-Israel resolution on al-Aqsa Mosque

UN agency passes resolution that criticises Israeli policies around al-Aqsa Mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem.

Special series

The Hannibal Directive

We investigate a secret order that allowed Israel's army to kill Palestinian civilians to stop the capture of a soldier.


ICC delegation to visit Israel, Palestinian territories

Delegation aims to "promote better understanding" about its work, but does not plan to probe alleged 2014 war crimes.


How 'Jewish' should Israel be?

Fears that one brand of Judaism is being forced on the country is dominating the public conversation.

Inside Story

Why is al-Aqsa Mosque compound a recurrent flash point?

Hundreds of Jewish settlers and far-right groups entered al-Aqsa Mosque compound on Sunday.


King of Jordan denounces 'violations' of al-Aqsa Mosque

Following the recent arrest of several Jews at al-Aqsa, King Abdullah vows to fight Israel's "repeated violations".


Thousands rally in Iran on al-Quds day

Tens of thousands of Iranians march in Tehran alone, condemning the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories.


Israel closes al-Aqsa to non-Muslims during Ramadan

Police say site closed to Jews and other non-Muslim visitors until end of Islam's holy month after two days of clashes.


Palestinians injured in clashes at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa

At least seven Palestinians hurt after clashing with police over visit by Jews to Muslim holy site during Ramadan.

Middle East

Palestinian family resists eviction: 'I will not leave'

An Israeli court has ordered Mazen Qerish to vacate the home where his family has lived for eight decades.


Israel's attempts to monopolise Jerusalem will fail

The struggle for the heart of Jerusalem and for the sympathy of its visitors is still wide open.

by Daoud Kuttab


Jerusalem bus explosion: 16 wounded in 'bomb blast'

Israeli police say "some sort of explosive device" has wounded 16 people on a bus near West Jerusalem's Hebron Street.

War & Conflict

Relative calm at al-Aqsa compound 'is deceiving'

New report by ICG says that Israel violated promises made to Jordan on maintaining status quo at al-Aqsa compound.


How impunity defines Israel and victimises Palestinians

The danger of impunity is the very foundation of most violent crimes against humanity.

by Ramzy Baroud


Al-Aqsa 360°: Inside Jerusalem's holiest mosque

Millions of feet have walked these grounds, and now you can join them.