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GOP hopefuls quash Palestinian hopes On December 7, 2012, six Republican candidates for President (Rep Ron Paul was not invited) appeared before the Republican Jewish Coalition (NRC) to campaign for Christian votes.

Bus hit by blast in Jerusalem, around 20 hurt

JERUSALEM – A bus was hit by a massive explosion outside Jerusalem’s central bus station on Wednesday, medical sources told AFP, saying around 20 people had been wounded, some of them seriously. The explosion occurred shortly after 3:00 pm (1300 GMT) and shook buildings hundreds of metres (yards) away, witnesses said. An AFP correspondent at the scene saw people lying on the floor covered in blood, and many cars and buses with shattered windows. Medical officials quoted by Israel’s

Dozens hurt in Jerusalem explosion

JERUSALEM – A bomb exploded near a bus in a Jewish neighbourhood of Jerusalem on Wednesday, injuring dozens, police said.
Scores of ambulances converged on the area, near the central bus station and a city conference hall in downtown Jerusalem. The Magen David Adom ambulance service said it appeared no one had been killed.
Police said an explosive device blew up near a bus and there were more than 20 people hurt. Live television showed a bus with broken windows and

Israel eyes huge east Jerusalem settlement project

JERUSALEM – Israel is to approve 1,400 new settler homes in east Jerusalem, media and the local council said on Sunday, defying pressure to halt settlement building that has stalled peace talks with the Palestinians.
The massive construction project will add homes to the annexed east Jerusalem settlement neighbourhood of Gilo and is expected to receive final approval from the district planning commission within days.
The project is likely to spark condemnation from the

Five Arabs arrested for plotting Jerusalem attack

JERUSALEM – Israeli police and agents of the Shin Bet security service have arrested five Arab men suspected of involvement in a plot to fire a rocket into a Jerusalem football stadium, the agency said on Sunday.
A Shin Bet statement said that two of the men, Mussa Hamada and Bassem Omari, had for several years been active in the militant Islamic movement Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood in Jerusalem. It said they received support from the Muslim Brotherhood in Saudi Arabia.

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