UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is in Israel for talks with leaders from both sides. Three weeks of violence have fueled fears of a third intifada. On Tuesday Israeli troops shot dead a Palestinian who rammed his car into a group of pedestrians.
Scores have been wounded as Israeli aircraft bombed military facilities in Gaza. Violent protests have broken out in Gaza and the West Bank following the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
In Berlin, the first candle of the city's massive Hanukkah menorah has been lit to mark the traditional start of the Festival of Lights. At the same time, Palestinians and Arabs held anti-Israel protests in the capital.
With President Trump’s move to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital being widely criticized in the US and abroad, many question his rationale. Scholars point to a political reason — and a psychological factor.
Arab League leaders lined up to condemn US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Palestinian leaders are seeking an alternative broker for the Middle East peace process.
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