Jerusalem correspondent of the Guardian and the Observer. Tweets my own. RTs not an endorsement. The usual drill.

Archeologists discover where Titus breached Jerusalem walls — Israeli archaeologists have found evidence of where Titus's Roman legions may have breached the outer walls of Jerusalem in 70AD on their way to conquering the city and destroying the Second Temple - one of Judaism's most historically and religiously resonant events.

UN sets out position on Israeli settlement football clubs in letter to Fifa — A senior United Nations official has written to Fifa to reiterate that the UN regards Israeli settlements - and by extension Israeli football teams that play in them - as "without validity" and "illegal under international law".

Two Israelis dead after drive-by shooting at Jerusalem tram stop — Two people have been reported dead and six injured in a drive-by shooting at a Jerusalem tram stop near the Israeli police headquarters. The gunman was killed by police after a brief car chase. The attack happened on Sunday at the Ammunition Hill light rail stop, an area that has been the site of a number of attacks over the last two years.

Shimon Peres funeral: huge security as world leaders gather — The funeral of former Israeli president, prime minister and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres has got underway in Jerusalem amid an "unprecedented" security operation with over 70 world leaders and dignitaries in attendance.

Mahmoud Abbas set to attend Shimon Peres funeral in Jerusalem — The Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, has indicated he plans to attend the funeral of the former Israeli president and prime minister Shimon Peres on Friday, despite the strong opposition of some in his Fatah movement. Peres died on Wednesday at the age of 93 after suffering a stroke two weeks ago.

Barack Obama and Prince Charles to attend Shimon Peres funeral — International figures led by François Hollande, Bill Clinton and Prince Charles will gather in Jerusalem on Friday for the funeral of Shimon Peres, one of Israel's defining political figures and a Nobel peace prize laureate, who died on Wednesday aged 93. John Kerry, Tony Blair and the European council president, Donald Tusk, have also been named as invitees.

Former Israeli leader Shimon Peres dies — Shimon Peres, one of Israel's defining political figures and a Nobel peace prize laureate, has died at the age of 93, two weeks after having a stroke, the official Israel News Agency has confirmed. Peres had twice served as prime minister of Israel and later as the country's ninth president.

Former Israeli president Shimon Peres 'fighting for his life' — Shimon Peres, one of Israel's defining political figures, was described by his doctors as "fighting for his life" two weeks after he suffered a massive stroke. The condition of Peres, 93, who had twice served as prime minister of Israel and later as the country's ninth president, was said to have worsened seriously in the course of a few hours on Tuesday as family members gathered at his bedside.

Arabic-language film is Israel's official Oscar entry — Israel's official entry for the best foreign language category at the Oscars is a drama in which the dialogue - for the first time - is exclusively in Arabic.

Fifa is urged to kick out Israeli football clubs located in West Bank — Football's international governing body, Fifa, is facing pressure to rule next month that six Israeli football clubs based in illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories should either relocate to Israel or be banned from Fifa-recognised competition and support.
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Oct 01, 2015

RT @Lara_APN: Bibi on the record 6 mos ago: "anyone who moves to establish a Palestinian state...attacks against Israel" 

Oct 01, 2015

Netanyahu's patronising tone towards UN will play great with GOPers but not designed to win friends outside

Oct 01, 2015

Netanyahu gives version of same UNGA speech every year with variations of same gags and same themes.

Oct 01, 2015

RT @ChemiShalev: Netanyahu in obligatory “I know America” part, quoting “the late and great Yogi Berra"

Oct 01, 2015

Ultimately Bibi is just underlining his lack of clout on the international stage while wrapping himself in his own egotistic certainties.

Oct 01, 2015

Shorter Bibi UNGA speech. I lost the argument but I'm still going to keep talking myself into irrelevance

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