Tag: jerusalem

Israel plans major excavation at Western Wall

Israel is planning a major archaeological dig under the Western Wall (Kotel) plaza, opposite the Temple Mount, officials announced Thursday. The excavations will create an archaeological park directly underneath the area where worshippers currently stand while praying at the Kotel.

Jordan’s king warns Israel on Jerusalem ‘red line’

In talks with Spanish PM, King Abdullah urges international community ‘to act firmly against any Israeli measures aimed at changing identity of Holy City’

Jordan’s King Abdullah II warned Israel of “disastrous repercussions” if it crosses a “red line” on Jerusalem, in talks on Friday with Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.

Anger at Jerusalem Shrine Clash

Clashes spread from the mosque compound into the narrow Old City streets

Palestinian leaders have blamed Israel for raising tension in Jerusalem after a day of clashes at the city’s most sensitive religious site. Police used tear gas and stun grenades to disperse 150 Palestinian protesters who had thrown rocks at non-Muslims who entered the al-Aqsa mosque compound.