Clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians in and around the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound — or the Temple Mount, as it is otherwise known — threaten to disrupt the tenuous peace that followed last week’s confrontation between the two sides.
Israeli Palestinian Conflict
The accusations and insults began flying even before the anticipated publication of Ally, the highly controversial memoir of Michael Oren, the American-born historian and current Knesset member who served as Israel's ambassador in Washington from 2009 to 2013.
Images of an Israeli soldier putting a 12-year-old Palestinian in a chokehold have become emblematic of the stifling environment in which the Palestinian people live under.
The visit of Pope Francis to Palestine — and his subsequent recognition of the State of Palestine and canonization of two Ottoman-era Palestinian nuns — has attracted scathing criticism from Israeli observers.