• In this Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 photo, Israeli Dr. Elan Karten poses for a portrait at his office in Jerusalem. Karten, a U.S.-trained psychologist and Orthodox Jew, says he treated about 100 people looking to minimize their homosexual attractions. Therapy to reduce or eliminate homosexuality has been widely discredited by the mainstream scientific community. Karten and his colleagues insist the therapy can be effective, but that professional health organizations dismiss the claim because of a pro-gay political bias. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    ‘Gay conversion’ therapists find safe haven in Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — A leading American Jewish group promoting therapy it said could turn gays to heterosexuals was ordered shut in December by a New Jersey court, amid growing efforts in the U.S. to curb the generally discredited practice. But therapists with ties to the shuttered group say they have found a haven for their work in Israel.

  • Israeli military seals off Palestinian attackers’ village

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Thursday sealed off the home village of the three Palestinian men who staged a deadly attack in Jerusalem and carried out a number of arrests there.

  • In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, file photo, a Jewish woman wears a prayer shawl as she prays at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's Old City. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is advancing a plan to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a move advocates say would mark unprecedented government support for liberal streams of Judaism. According to the government proposal Israel would build a new plaza for mixed gender prayer at the Western Wall, adjacent to the Orthodox prayer plaza. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

    New prayer site highlights divide between Israel, US Jews

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government’s decision to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at Jerusalem’s Western Wall is a major breakthrough for the country’s long-marginalized liberal streams and their powerful supporters in the United States.

  • In this Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, file photo, a Jewish woman wears a prayer shawl as she prays at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's Old City. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is advancing a plan to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a move advocates say would mark unprecedented government support for liberal streams of Judaism. According to the government proposal Israel would build a new plaza for mixed gender prayer at the Western Wall, adjacent to the Orthodox prayer plaza. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit, File)

    Israeli PM pushing for liberal Jewish prayer at holy site

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s Cabinet voted Sunday to allow non-Orthodox Jewish prayer at the Western Wall in Jerusalem, a move advocates said marked a historic show of government support for liberal streams of Judaism.

  • Police say 2 Palestinians stabbed Israeli teen in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Police say two Palestinians stabbed an Israeli teenager in the back before running away near Jerusalem’s Old City.