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Trump envoy flies to Israel to broker a way out of Temple Mount crisis

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Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/AFP

Published: 24 July 2017

Last updated: 4 March 2024

US Middle-East envoy Jason Greenblatt is meeting with Israeli and Palestinian officials to help reduce tensions, as police propose facial recognition software alternative to metal detectors

Trump envoy flies to Israel in bid to de-escalate Temple Mount crisis (Haaretz)
Senior official in the Trump administration said that Greenblatt is heading to the Middle East 'to support efforts to reduce tensions in the region' (July 24)

Israel police propose technological alternative to metal detectors (Haaretz)
Suggested alternatives include sophisticated cameras combined with facial recognition software (July 24)

In first, Abbas halts security cooperation meetings with Israel (Times of Israel)
As part of general freeze of contacts with Jerusalem over Temple Mount metal detectors, PA president suspends security ties for first time since he took office a decade ago (July 23)

Liberman: Israel can manage without Palestinian security cooperation (Times of Israel)
AVI ISSACHAROFF Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman said Israel will manage without security coordination with the Palestinian Authority, apparently confirming reports the Palestinians have suspended their joint efforts with Israel to prevent terror attacks (July 23)

Quick response by off-duty Israeli solider likely saved lives in West Bank attack (Haaretz)
Additional family members were hiding during attack by Palestinian which left three members of family dead in the settlement of Halamish (July 23)

Photo: Israeli border guards fire a stun grenade to disperse Palestinian worshippers outside Lions' Gate on Saturday


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