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JERUSALEM — A home renovation in Jerusalem's Old City has yielded a rare Arabic inscription offering insight into the city's history under Muslim rule, Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday.
An Israel Antiquities Authority worker holds a fragment of a marble plaque with an Arabic inscription dated to 910 CE, discovered in Jerusalem's Old City, and displayed Wednesday, Feb. 17. 2010. The fragment of a 1,100-year-old plaque is thought to have been made by an army veteran to express his thanks for a land grant from the caliph al-Muqtadir, who the inscription calls "Emir of the Faithful." Dating from a time when Jerusalem was ruled by the Muslim Abbasid empire, the plaque shows one way rulers rewarded their troops and ensured their loyalty.
JERUSALEM - A gunman infiltrated a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem and opened fire in a library Thursday night, killing at least seven people, officials said.
JERUSALEM - Senior Israeli officials expressed support Monday for the transfer of Arab parts of Jerusalem to Palestinian control, offering a concession on one of the most contentious issues in the Mideast conflict. The offer appeared to fall short of Palestinian calls for a full Israeli withdrawal from key areas of the holy city.
JERUSALEM - Protesters besieged Laura Bush during her visit Sunday to two of Jerusalem's most sacred sites, with Israeli police locking arms to restrain the crowd and Secret Service agents packed tightly around America's first lady.
U.S. first lady Laura Bush rushes back to her car after visiting the Western Wall and the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem\'s Old City Sunday.
March 14, 2005
JERUSALEM — Israel on Sunday rejected a U.S. demand to suspend a planned housing project in east Jerusalem, threatening to further complicate an unusually tense standoff with its strongest ally over settlement construction.
JERUSALEM — Hundreds of Palestinians in east Jerusalem set tires and garbage bins ablaze on Tuesday and hurled rocks at Israeli riot police, who responded with rubber bullets and tear gas. The heaviest clashes in months broke out as an American envoy abruptly canceled a visit, deepening a U.S.-Israeli diplomatic feud.
JERUSALEM - A luxurious gold, pearl and emerald earring provides a new visual clue about the life of the elite in Jerusalem some 2,000 years ago.
This undated photo made available by the Israeli Antiquities Authority on Monday, Nov. 10, 2008 shows what archaeologists say is a 2,000-year-old gold earring discovered beneath a parking lot next to the walls of Jerusalem's old city. The Israel Antiquities Authority says the earring is inlaid with pearls and emeralds and was made around the time of Christ, between the first century B.C. and the beginning of the fourth century A.D.
JERUSALEM — An Israeli archaeologist said Monday that ancient fortifications recently excavated in Jerusalem date back 3,000 years to the time of King Solomon and support the biblical narrative about the era.
WASHINGTON - The White House rebuked Israel with heavy criticism Tuesday after the Jerusalem city government moved toward the construction of 900 additional housing units in a Jewish neighborhood in East Jerusalem, which Palestinians claim for the capital of their future state.
Israeli border police are seen outside the house of Palestinian Hussam Dwikat, 29, who carried out yesterday's attack in Jerusalem, at the family house in the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Tsur Baher, Thursday, July 3, 2008.
Settlers evacuated earlier from the Jewish Gaza settlement of Netzarim carry the Menorah removed from the settlement\'s synagogue during a protest march in front of Jerusalem\'s Western Wall late Monday.
JERUSALEM -- Judaism's holiest prayer site has entered the Twitter age.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert arrives the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Wednesday.
Pastor Albert Rich founded the Wailing Wall at the Sunland Mortuary and based it off of a similar wall in Jerusalem to help people deal with the loss of a loved one.
JERUSALEM — Israel has admitted that in the 1990s, its forensic pathologists harvested organs from dead bodies, including Palestinians, without permission of their families.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, center, convenes the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday, March 8, 2009.
Israel's Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni speaks at the First International Security Forum of Ministers of Interior and Homeland Security, in Jerusalem, Thursday, May 29, 2008.