Mideast Israel Palestinians

December 14, 2011 - 8:46 AM
The minaret of a vandalized mosque in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. Unknown arsonists torched an inactive Jerusalem mosque early Wednesday, provoking calls in Israel for a more effective crackdown on Jewish extremists suspected in a string of increasingly brazen acts of violence, that in recent months have expanded from the West Bank into Israel proper. Also Wednesday, cars in two West Bank villages were torched by Jewish extremists, Palestinian witnesses say. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)