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A timeline of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Israel-Hamas war

The Middle East has seen decades of unrest, much of it stemming from the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The current Israel-Hamas war is the latest outbreak of violence that threatens lasting peace across the region and the globe. The World has compiled a timeline of key events in the conflict.

man tattooing woman

This Jerusalem tattoo studio is part of a centuries-old Christian tradition 

Lifestyle & Belief

‘Back to normal’ at Jerusalem’s holiest site 

Conflict & Justice
Palestinian laborers work building new houses in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Bruchin near the Palestinian town of Nablus

Israel approves nearly 3,000 new Jewish settlement homes in the West Bank

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Leah Weiss, who is also a medial clown named Rosie, has been working in the COVID-19 ward of a Jerusalem hospital most of this year.

To cheer up COVID-19 patients, Israeli hospitals send in the clowns

The Dome of the Rock is shown in the distance in a wide framed photograph of Jerusalem's Old City.

Jerusalem’s ‘green’ cable car plan is challenged in Israel’s top court


Rising across Jerusalem to the edges of the Old City, a new cable car plan intended to tackle congestion would pass over the Palestinian territories, sparking controversy.

People in athletic clothes warm up together on a sidewalk.

This Palestinian running group in Jerusalem fights for the ‘right to movement’ 


Palestinians have for decades had their freedom of movement curtailed around Jerusalem, with measures the Israeli authorities say are necessary for security.

Alexandra Tauber talks to a countryside artisan in Paraguay.

The story behind why Paraguay followed the US and moved its embassy to Jerusalem

Conflict & Justice

Jews who fled Europe after WWII are still influencing Paraguay and the country’s relationship with Israel today.

three young men in old city jerusalem

This Ramadan tradition is under threat in Jerusalem


Musahar, a holiday ritual practiced around the Islamic world, harkens back to days before alarm clocks and smartphones. This year in Jerusalem, it has become entangled in the city’s often contentious religious and political divides.

fans in the stands shout slogans during a match

The right-wing origins of the Jerusalem soccer team that wants to add ‘Trump’ to its name

Global Politics

Beitar Jerusalem is closely aligned with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party, and its fans have long viewed themselves as political and economic outsiders. When it’s viewed through this lens, the team’s eagerness to associate itself with Trump and his brand of politics make sense.