Jerusalem

'We Don't Drive Arabs': Israeli Taxi Company to Compensate Arab Clients

'We Don't Drive Arabs': Israeli Taxi Company to Compensate Arab Clients

"When the driver came to pick them up, he overheard them speaking Arabic and drove away before they could get into the cab. In a phone conversation with the Rav Shefa operator, attorney Lior Gidon, who worked at the Jerusalem law firm, was told that the company does not drive Arabs. Gidon recorded the conversation, which was played in court. In the recording, Gidon is heard asking: "What's happening with the taxi?""

Tension at Al-Aqsa compound as Muslim, Jewish festivals overlap

Tension at Al-Aqsa compound as Muslim, Jewish festivals overlap

"Thousands of Palestinians on Sunday gathered at the mosque for the first day of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha. The day coincided with the Jewish holiday of Tisha B'Av, which typically sees an increase in Jewish visitors to the holy site. A large numbers of Palestinians had gathered at the gates of the compound following reports that the police would allow Jewish visitors to enter the site."

Over half a million girls and boys will go back to UNRWA schools for the new Scholastic Year 2019-2020

Over half a million girls and boys will go back to UNRWA schools for the new Scholastic Year 2019-2020

"UNRWA operates 709 elementary and preparatory schools in its five fields of operation, including eight secondary schools in Lebanon, providing free basic education for over 530,000 Palestine refugee children. Pupils in UNRWA schools follow the host countries’ national curricula and textbooks, which the Agency enriches to encourage the development of critical thinking skills, empathy and tolerance."

PA's Mahmoud Abbas declares suspension of all deals with Israel

PA's Mahmoud Abbas declares suspension of all deals with Israel

"Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority (PA), has announced the suspension of all agreements signed with Israel. The 84-year-old's declaration on Thursday came after an emergency meeting of the Palestine Liberation Organization in the wake of Israel's demolition this week of several Palestinian buildings in Sur Baher village - a move Abbas described as an act of "ethnic cleansing"."

Israel Is Leading East Jerusalem Palestinians Down a Predestined Path

Israel Is Leading East Jerusalem Palestinians Down a Predestined Path

"The roads leading to the Wadi al-Hummus area of Sur Baher are narrow, bumpy, full of potholes and so steep your heart skips a beat and your hand switches to first gear. These narrow arteries are surrounded by very dense construction, inconsistent in its style and quality. Here and there, a few ancient stone buildings stand out, their beauty untainted despite the rushed additions of a floor or a few rooms."