Prayer

Israeli border police officers stand guard as Palestinians pass a checkpoint near Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, July 21, 2017. Israel police severely restricted Muslim access to a contested shrine in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday to prevent protests over the installation of metal detectors at the holy site. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
July 21, 2017 - 7:30 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments in Israel (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Israeli police have clashed with Palestinians in Jerusalem after Muslim prayers were held in protest outside a major shrine. Associated Press footage shows police throwing stun grenades to disperse protesters in Ras...
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Israeli border police officers stop a Palestinian woman for a security check as Palestinians gather for prayer at the Lion's Gate, following an appeal from clerics for Muslims to pray in the streets instead of the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. A dispute over metal detectors has escalated into a new showdown between Israel and the Muslim world over the contested Jerusalem shrine that has been at the center of violent confrontations in the past. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
July 21, 2017 - 5:30 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel police severely restricted Muslim access to a contested shrine in Jerusalem's Old City on Friday to prevent protests over the installation of metal detectors at the holy site. Police set up a series of checkpoints, turning away worshippers heading to Jerusalem from Israel...
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Palestinian Muslims pray outside the Lion's Gate following an appeal from clerics to pray in the streets instead of the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. A dispute over metal detectors has escalated into a new showdown between Israel and the Muslim world over the contested Jerusalem shrine that has been at the center of violent confrontations in the past. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
July 20, 2017 - 4:10 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces near a contested Jerusalem shrine after Muslim worshippers massed outside for evening prayers on Thursday as tensions over the holy site escalated further. Israel police spokeswoman Luba Samri said Palestinians hurled stones and...
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Palestinian Muslims pray outside the Lion's Gate following an appeal from clerics to pray in the streets instead of the Al Aqsa Mosque compound, in Jerusalem's Old City, Wednesday, July 19, 2017. A dispute over metal detectors has escalated into a new showdown between Israel and the Muslim world over the contested Jerusalem shrine that has been at the center of violent confrontations in the past. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
July 20, 2017 - 4:06 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's public security minister said Thursday that metal detectors placed at a contested Jerusalem shrine after a deadly attack there are essential to maintain security, despite a Muslim call for mass protests in the city if they are not removed. Gilad Erdan told Israel's Army...
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An Israeli border police officer stands guard outside in Jerusalem's Old City Friday, July 14, 2017. Three Palestinian assailants opened fire on Israeli police from inside a major Jerusalem holy site Friday, killing two officers before being shot dead, police said. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
July 14, 2017 - 2:26 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Arab assailants struck at ground zero of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Friday, opening fire from inside a major Jerusalem shrine and killing two Israeli policemen before being shot dead. The rare attack from within the sacred site, revered by both Muslims and Jews, raised new...
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July 14, 2017 - 12:44 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Elected officials in North Carolina violated the Constitution by opening meetings with Christian prayers and inviting audience members to join, a federal appeals court ruled Friday in a closely watched case likely headed for the U.S. Supreme Court. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of...
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Israeli police forensic experts carry the body of a Palestinian at the scene of an attack in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, July 14, 2017. Israeli police say three Palestinians have opened fire at Israelis near an important Jerusalem holy site, wounding two seriously before being killed in a gunfight. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
July 14, 2017 - 7:48 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on an attack by Palestinian gunmen in Jerusalem holy site (all times local): 2:40 p.m. A relative says three Palestinian assailants who killed two Israeli policemen from inside a Jerusalem holy site were devout Muslims who frequently visited the shrine. Police have...
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Israelis celebrate bar mitzvah at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's Old City, Monday, June 26, 2017. A high-profile group of Jewish leaders cancelled a gala event with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to protest his government's decision to scrap plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
June 26, 2017 - 11:44 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Two high-profile groups of Jewish leaders on Monday canceled meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to protest his government's decision to scrap plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall. The dramatic moves reflected the widening gulf that has...
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FILE -- In this May 24, 2017 file photo, Jewish men pray at the Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old City, during Jerusalem Day celebrations. An Israeli official said Sunday, June 25, 2017 that the government has frozen a long-overdue plan to open a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
June 26, 2017 - 7:06 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A high-profile group of Jewish leaders cancelled a gala event with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to protest his government's decision to scrap plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall. The stunning move reflects an unprecedented gulf that has...
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FILE -- In this May 24, 2017 file photo, Jewish men pray at the Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem's Old City, during Jerusalem Day celebrations. An Israeli official said Sunday, June 25, 2017 that the government has frozen a long-overdue plan to open a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)
June 26, 2017 - 4:13 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — A high-profile group of Jewish leaders cancelled a gala event with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday to protest his government's decision to scrap plans for a mixed-gender prayer area at Jerusalem's Western Wall. The stunning move reflects an unprecedented gulf that has...
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