Israeli infantry troops on maneuvers near the Syrian border. Israel ordered a limited mobilization of reserve soldiers and bolstered its missile defense system this past week as the threat of an American attack on Syria looms larger.
Senior Palestine Liberation Organization official Yasser Abed Rabbo lights a cigarette during a meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah. It was revealed the following day that Abed Rabbo has recently been holding secret talks with Benjamin Netanyahu at the Israeli prime minister’s home.
The Tasou cemetery in Jaffa, seen in this nighttime photograph, has been the focal point of a decades-long, protracted legal battle between the city’s Palestinian Muslim community and a private Israeli real estate developer.
Israeli air force planes fly over St. Peter’s Church in the coastal city of Jaffa as the country marks its 65th Independence Day. In 1945, Jaffa had a population of 101,580, of whom 53,930 were Muslims, 30,820 were Jews and 16,800 were Christians. When Jewish forces occupied the city on 14 May, 1948, only 4,000 of the city’s Muslim and Christian Palestinian residents remained.