JERUSALEM - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/JERUSALEM News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57836117-68/friday-christians-holy-jesus.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57836117-68/friday-christians-holy-jesus.html.csp">Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-04-18T09:09:19.735-06:00">Updated Apr 18, 2014 09:09AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem’s Old City. Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City on Friday along the Via Dolorosa, Latin for the “Way of Suffering.” They carried wooden crosses and followed the 14 stations ending at the ancient Church of the Holy Sepulcher. Tradition says the church was built on the site where Jesus was crucified, buried a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-578361172014-04-18T09:09:19.735-06:00" id="#license-2014-04-18T09:09:19.735-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57836117@www.sltrib.com Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:09:19 MDT Aides: 3 bad options for Abbas when he meets Obama http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57691266-68/abbas-israel-negotiations-palestinian.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57691266-68/abbas-israel-negotiations-palestinian.html.csp">Aides: 3 bad options for Abbas when he meets Obama</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARIN LAUB and </span></span> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-16T22:12:02.01-06:00">Updated Mar 16, 2014 10:12PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">RAMALLAH, West Bank • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas only faces bad options, from his perspective, as he heads into a White House meeting Monday with President Barack Obama. He could accept a U.S.-proposed framework for an Israeli-Palestinian partition deal, he could reject it or he could agree to extend negotiations. Here’s a look at what’s ahead. WHAT DO THE PALESTINIANS EXPECT TO BE IN THE FRAMEWORK? U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hasn’t presented a written proposal, but Abbas aides...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576912662014-03-16T22:12:02.01-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-16T22:12:02.01-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57691266@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:12:02 MDT Aides: 3 bad options for Abbas when he meets Obama http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57691355-68/abbas-israel-palestinians-kerry.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57691355-68/abbas-israel-palestinians-kerry.html.csp">Aides: 3 bad options for Abbas when he meets Obama</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By KARIN LAUB and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-16T19:34:45.885-06:00">Updated Mar 16, 2014 07:34PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Ramallah, West Bank • Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas only faces bad options, from his perspective, as he heads into a White House meeting Monday with President Barack Obama. He could accept a U.S.-proposed framework for an Israeli-Palestinian partition deal, he could reject it or he could agree to extend negotiations. Here’s a look at what’s ahead. What Do The Palestinians Expect To Be In The Framework? U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hasn’t presented a written proposal, but Abbas aide...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576913552014-03-16T19:34:45.885-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-16T19:34:45.885-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57691355@www.sltrib.com Sun, 16 Mar 2014 19:34:45 MDT Stone masks dating to pre-Biblical times go on display in Jerusalem http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57665384-68/masks-museum-jerusalem-hershman.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57665384-68/masks-museum-jerusalem-hershman.html.csp">Stone masks dating to pre-Biblical times go on display in Jerusalem</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By DANIEL ESTRIN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-11T11:55:41.313-06:00">Updated Mar 11, 2014 11:55AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • The oldest known masks in the world went on display in Jerusalem on Tuesday in the largest-ever exhibit of the ghoulish faces, believed to have been created in the Holy Land thousands of years before the time of the Bible. The 11 stone masks, said to have been discovered in the Judean desert and hills near Jerusalem, date back 9,000 years and offer a rare glimpse at some of civilization’s first communal rituals. “It’s quite exciting,” said James Snyder, director of the Israel Museum,...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57665384@www.sltrib.com Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:55:41 MDT Netanyahu tells Obama: ‘Israel has been doing its part … the Palestinians have not’ http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57627911-68/israel-netanyahu-obama-palestinians.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57627911-68/israel-netanyahu-obama-palestinians.html.csp">Netanyahu tells Obama: ‘Israel has been doing its part … the Palestinians have not’</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JULIE PACE</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-03T20:28:02.004-06:00">Updated Mar 3, 2014 08:28PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Washington • Seeking to salvage an elusive Middle East peace plan, President Barack Obama pressed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Monday to make the “tough decisions” needed to move forward on talks with the Palestinians. But facing a U.S.-imposed April deadline, the Israeli leader declared pessimistically that, “Israel has been doing its part and, I regret to say, the Palestinians have not.” Netanyahu’s comments underscored the slim prospects of reaching an agreement to the long-runn...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576279112014-03-03T20:28:02.004-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-03T20:28:02.004-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57627911@www.sltrib.com Mon, 03 Mar 2014 20:28:02 MDT Ultra-Orthodox rally in Israel against draft bill http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57622459-68/orthodox-ultra-israel-bill.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57622459-68/orthodox-ultra-israel-bill.html.csp">Ultra-Orthodox rally in Israel against draft bill</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By TIA GOLDENBERG</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-02T23:04:02.783-06:00">Updated Mar 2, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Hundreds of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews rallied Sunday in the streets of Jerusalem, blocking roads and paralyzing the city in a massive show of force against plans to require them to serve in the Israeli military. The widespread opposition to the draft poses a challenge to the country, which is grappling with a cultural war over the place of the ultra-Orthodox in Israeli society. The issue of army service is at the core of that struggle. Since Israel’s founding in 1948, the ult...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576224592014-03-02T23:04:02.783-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-02T23:04:02.783-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57622459@www.sltrib.com Sun, 02 Mar 2014 23:04:02 MDT Netanyahu vows tough line for White House talks http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57622477-68/netanyahu-israel-palestinians-peace.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57622477-68/netanyahu-israel-palestinians-peace.html.csp">Netanyahu vows tough line for White House talks</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">By JOSEF FEDERMAN</span></span> <span class="source-org vcard"><span class="org fn"> The Associated Press</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-03-02T23:04:02.866-06:00">Updated Mar 2, 2014 11:04PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Jerusalem • Israel’s prime minister headed to Washington on Sunday for a high-stakes meeting with President Barack Obama about U.S.-led Mideast peace efforts, vowing to maintain a tough line in the face of heavy international pressure to begin making concessions to the Palestinians. Benjamin Netanyahu’s defiant tone set the stage for what could be a difficult meeting Monday with Obama. But with the clock ticking toward an April target date for a preliminary agreement, the Israeli leader could s...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="#license-576224772014-03-02T23:04:02.866-06:00" id="#license-2014-03-02T23:04:02.866-06:00"> Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 57622477@www.sltrib.com Sun, 02 Mar 2014 23:04:02 MDT