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October 8, 2000 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Triumphant Palestinians swarmed over the concrete compound known as Joseph's Tomb on Saturday, chipping away at its ancient walls with pickaxes and trashing the Hebrew texts left inside. Not one, but five Palestinian flags were raised in the first hours after Israeli troops vacated the tiny Jewish shrine. Palestinian police eventually made a halfhearted attempt to cordon off the site, but not until after crowds had set it ablaze and not much remained.
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June 18, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelman
ABU GHOSH, Israel -- Dozens of residents of this Arab village near Jerusalem woke up Tuesday to find their tires slashed and their walls spray-painted with hateful messages, their community the latest target of a series of politically motivated vandalism in Israel. The late-night attack surprised residents of Abu Ghosh, known for its warm, neighborly relations with Jewish communities west of Jerusalem. "Not in our worst dreams did we imagine this happening here,” said city official Issa Jaber.
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NEWS
January 9, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Tatiana Suskin, 26, was sentenced to two years in prison for posting drawings on Arab shops depicting the prophet Muhammad as a pig. She smiled and waved to right-wing supporters as her term was handed down. The judge said posting the drawings in the West Bank city of Hebron in June was a "revolting, degenerate" act. The drawings set off days of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli troops and triggered protests throughout much of the Muslim world.
NEWS
October 8, 2000 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Triumphant Palestinians swarmed over the concrete compound known as Joseph's Tomb on Saturday, chipping away at its ancient walls with pickaxes and trashing the Hebrew texts left inside. Not one, but five Palestinian flags were raised in the first hours after Israeli troops vacated the tiny Jewish shrine. Palestinian police eventually made a halfhearted attempt to cordon off the site, but not until after crowds had set it ablaze and not much remained.
NEWS
December 31, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A Jewish extremist, Tatiana Suskin, 26, faces up to 26 years in prison after her conviction in Jerusalem for pasting posters depicting the prophet Muhammad as a pig on doors of Arab shops in Hebron. The posters triggered clashes in the West Bank and outrage throughout the Muslim world, including street protests in Bangladesh and Iran and rulings by Muslim clerics that insulting the prophet should be punishable by death. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for today.
NEWS
September 26, 1989 | From United Press International
Vandals damaged the ruins of an ancient Carmelite monastery in northern Israel in what apparently was a protest against a Carmelite convent at the site of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Poland, police sources said today. The vandals entered the archeological site on Mt. Carmel about two weeks ago and smashed stones and architectural features, police said.
WORLD
June 18, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelman
ABU GHOSH, Israel -- Dozens of residents of this Arab village near Jerusalem woke up Tuesday to find their tires slashed and their walls spray-painted with hateful messages, their community the latest target of a series of politically motivated vandalism in Israel. The late-night attack surprised residents of Abu Ghosh, known for its warm, neighborly relations with Jewish communities west of Jerusalem. "Not in our worst dreams did we imagine this happening here,” said city official Issa Jaber.
WORLD
June 18, 2013 | By Vincent Bevins
SAO PAULO, Brazil -- A number of cities in Brazil announced reductions in public bus fares Tuesday as authorities grappled with some of the largest street protests in years. Another major rally was planned in Sao Paulo for Tuesday evening, after tens of thousands demonstrated in a dozen cities the previous day. The protests began last week in response to rising transportation costs but have grown to express broader dissatisfaction with government services and the police. PHOTOS: Brazilians protest rising public transport cost President Dilma Rousseff said Tuesday that Brazil was proud of the protesters.
WORLD
June 23, 2013 | By Batsheva Sobelman
JERUSALEM-- Israel's Ashkenazi chief rabbi  suspended himself from part of his duties Sunday amid an investigation into allegations of corruption. Rabbi Yona Metzger's attorneys informed the state ministers of Justice and Religious Services that he would step down from his posts of rabbinical high-court judge and president of the Chief Rabbinate council. He is not, however, stepping down as Ashkenazi chief rabbi, a post he has held for 10 years and which is coming to an end in several weeks.
WORLD
June 18, 2013 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Mali's government reached a peace deal Tuesday with Tuareg fighters who rebelled last year and seized most of the country's north. But the deal does not resolve the West African nation's conflict with separate Islamic militias linked with Al Qaeda that are still plaguing the region. After taking control of the north, the Tuareg rebels of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad, or MNLA, were swiftly outflanked by the militias, which grabbed control of key northern towns last year, imposing a severe form of Islamic law, or sharia . The Tuaregs, who been struggling for decades for an independent state they call Azawad, subsequently distanced themselves from the Islamists.
NEWS
January 9, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Tatiana Suskin, 26, was sentenced to two years in prison for posting drawings on Arab shops depicting the prophet Muhammad as a pig. She smiled and waved to right-wing supporters as her term was handed down. The judge said posting the drawings in the West Bank city of Hebron in June was a "revolting, degenerate" act. The drawings set off days of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli troops and triggered protests throughout much of the Muslim world.
NEWS
December 31, 1997 | From Times Wire Reports
A Jewish extremist, Tatiana Suskin, 26, faces up to 26 years in prison after her conviction in Jerusalem for pasting posters depicting the prophet Muhammad as a pig on doors of Arab shops in Hebron. The posters triggered clashes in the West Bank and outrage throughout the Muslim world, including street protests in Bangladesh and Iran and rulings by Muslim clerics that insulting the prophet should be punishable by death. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for today.
NEWS
September 26, 1989 | From United Press International
Vandals damaged the ruins of an ancient Carmelite monastery in northern Israel in what apparently was a protest against a Carmelite convent at the site of the Auschwitz Nazi death camp in Poland, police sources said today. The vandals entered the archeological site on Mt. Carmel about two weeks ago and smashed stones and architectural features, police said.
WORLD
June 18, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey and Mark Magnier
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland -- Calling for an “Afghan-led, Afghan-owned peace process,” President Obama expressed cautious optimism about the Taliban's surprise agreement to negotiate directly with U.S. officials toward ending America's longest war and decades of bloodshed in Afghanistan. U.S. and Taliban officials announced separately Tuesday that they would  hold their first formal meeting in coming days in Doha, Qatar, the site of failed negotiations early last year, although they did not set a date.
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