Protest against 'religious coercion' causes elementary school to remain closed on first day of new year.
Three police officers sustained light injuries; two Palestinian youths are arrested.
The 23-year-old Jewish seminary student from New Jersey, Aaron Soffer, disappeared last week, police say there was no indication of foul play.
Jerusalem District police head Yossi Parienti updated the parents of Aaron Soffer on the latest developments in the search.
Plan for nine-story building in predominantly Arab neighborhood passed by overwhelming majority.
More than 120 rockets and mortars were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israel on Monday, four of them landing in built-up areas.
'We were told not to call it an evacuation, but we left kibbutz since it’s impossible to remain there,’ says resident.
Police deny claim, but relatives of Mohammed Abu Khdeir say 35 of them have been arrested in crackdown on East Jerusalem riots.
Some 350 demonstrators have been charged across Israel since the unrest began early in July; none are Jewish.
Archeologists decry culture minister's handling of replacement of chief who recently died.