A general view shows part of Jerusalem's Old City and the Dome of the Rock.

Why moving the US embassy to Jerusalem is so controversial


President Donald Trump announced his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and move the US embassy there.

People walk past signs bearing the name of U.S. President-elect Republican Donald Trump in Tel Aviv, Israel on November 14, 2016.

Israel develops new ties with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states

Christian Orthodox pilgrims from Serbia as they pray, sing and carry wooden crosses on Good Friday.

After church bombings in Cairo, a poignant Good Friday for pilgrims in Jerusalem

The entrance to the room where the tomb of Jesus is located.

Jesus’ tomb was just exposed for the first time in centuries. Here are the photos.

Shimon Peres was a proud holder of an Israeli organ donor card.

Shimon Peres wanted Israelis to be organ donors — like him

Israeli right-wing activists rallied on Thursday for Jewish prayer rights at the holiest site in Jerusalem, the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount.

Jerusalem is a city on the brink as four months of tensions between Jews and Palestinians continue


The city of Jerusalem is caught in a violent downward spiral. Deadly attacks, street clashes and religious tensions are all on the rise. And they point to signs of trouble ahead for this long-simmering flashpoint in the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

"House Elvis," Eran Levron, performs at The Elvis Inn in Neve Illan, Israel.

Elvis lives — in a small town near Jerusalem


Every August, patrons flock to The Elvis Inn to celebrate the life of Elvis Presley. This year, with attention focused on the war between Israel and Hamas, organizers wondered whether anyone would show up. But come they did.

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Planned Israeli settlement expansion complicates peace process

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Israel has announced plans to expand a Jewish district of Jerusalem captured in the 1967 war. The Palestinians have said this district belongs to their future state. Isabel Kershner, a reporter for our partner The New York Times, joins us from Jerusalem.