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Israeli police have arrested 18 Palestinians in the grounds of Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque complex after tourists visiting the site under police escort were stoned, police said.
The Jerusalem District Court on Thursday sentenced two suspects in the murder of Kristine Luken, an American tourist who was stabbed to death in the Jerusalem hills, to a total of three life terms.
The President of the Security Council today referred Palestine’s application to become a United Nations Member State to the committee that deals with the admission of new members.
More than 60,000 Palestinians are expected to visit Israel as tourists by the end of 2011, at least twice as many as last year, a defense official said.
Israel has instructed foreign airlines to prevent 300 pro-Palestinian activists from boarding flights to Israel over the weekend, after Israeli security forces handed them the names of 300 people who