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After the 1948 war, while Israel provided citizenship rights to its 20 percent Arab minority, Jordan illegally annexed the West Bank and East Jerusalem and ethnically cleansed all Jews from its midst. The Jewish Quarter of East Jerusalem was destroyed and the Mount of Olives Cemetery desecrated.
With 4,000 deaths a year it is no wonder that the largest cemetery in Jerusalem, in Har Hamenuchot, is filled beyond capacity. This is the location with the most dire residential property shortage in town. Now that hundreds of thousands of graves have filled every corner of this mountain, the Hevra Kadisha ...

A tomb containing skeletons was discovered during roadwork in central Jerusalems Mamilla neighborhood. The tomb is part of a large Muslim cemetery, part of which has been destroyed and built on over the years, including by the Supreme Muslim Council in the 1920s. The Israel Antiquities Authority has ...
Ultra-Orthodox man stands at a Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives near Jerusalem's Old City. ... Whats the first thing that meets the eye of those stuck in traffic in the bottleneck at the entrance to Jerusalem? ... Across Har Hamenuchot cemetery they are digging tunnels to be used for future burials.
Leading Arab allies threatened with cuts in aid by Donald Trump said on Friday they had no choice but to defy the U.S. president over his recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, and did not believe he would follow through. More than 120 countries, including every Arab nation, voted at the UN General ...
White fragments from smashed headstones were interspersed with the yellowed autumn leaves spread over the Muslim cemetery on Mount Zion in Jerusalem. The graves of the Dajanis, the Palestinian family entrusted by the waqf (Muslim religious trust) with caring for the site prior to 1948, next to what is ...

They destroyed the centuries-old Jewish Cemetery on the Mount of Olives and used Jewish tombstones to line roads and build latrines for Arab soldiers. From 1948 to 1967 the Arabs forbade Jews from entering the Old City to pray at the Western Wall. The only time Jerusalem has truly been an open city for ...
Now, 100 years on, I meet Captain Bell's son Robin in the Jerusalem War Cemetery and we find Lieutenant Hutchison's grave. Robin, who is now 84, approaches and salutes smartly. His wife Pattie lays a small rose. It's possibly the first time in a century that any flower has been laid at this headstone as the ...
“There are 200,000 spaces here,” Glazer said of the old cemetery at ground level. “Not all are taken but what everyone accepts is that there is a growing lack of space. One of the other main cemeteries in Jerusalem, the Mount of Olives, is almost full. This is the largest but it is getting full as well. For almost ...
Under the serene and silent hills of Jerusalem's largest Jewish cemetery, a team drills into stone to create a vast underground burial site, melding modern technologies with ancient concepts. A shortage of burial ... In recent years, cemeteries have installed burial walls and other types of structures. But the ...
A 'city of the dead' is being built deep beneath Jerusalem to provide a solution for the holy city's chronic shortage of burial space. ... 'We came up with this idea to provide a solution under the cemetery with burial structures, but also hidden from the eye,' said Arik Glazer, chief executive of Rolzur Tunneling.
Tunnels stretching more than a kilometer (half mile) in length beneath Jerusalem's main cemetery have been carefully excavated over the past two years to make room for some ... Israel, for instance, has been at the forefront of a global movement building vertical cemeteries in densely populated countries.
The holy city of Jerusalem has run out of grave plots. So they are digging deep underground to solve their burial space problem. The company Rolzur Tunneling has begun digging an underground cemetery beneath the city's main cemetery to add 22,000 graves below the surface, according to the ...
Protecting Jerusalem's holy sites is a responsibility that the State of Israel ... and desecrated the ancient Mount of Olives cemetery (Photos: John ...
According to Israel's proposal, Jerusalem would “maximize vertical land use” by building “burial tunnels below existing cemeteries.
The underground cemetery, construction of which is currently being completed in the Har Hamenuhot cemetery on Givat Shaul in Jerusalem, has reached the finals of a global underground design competition to be held next month in Paris by the International Tunneling and Underground Space Association ...
The underground cemetery, construction of which is currently being completed in the Har Hamenuhot cemetery on Givat Shaul in Jerusalem, ...

In West Jerusalem, by Mamilla Mall — an avenue of high street shops, ... was used as a Mameluke (slave soldiers) cemetery by the Crusaders.
MSN listed the most beautiful cemeteries to visit in the world with Savannah's ... Cemetery in Australia, and the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem.
As space dwindles for new burials in urban cemeteries, designers are coming ... in West Jerusalem's Har Hamenuchot cemetery are nearly full.
Anna was very active in the Jerusalem Christian Church in Greenville. ... will follow the service at Jerusalem Cemetery, Otter Creek Township, ...
The cemetery also contains the mass graves of Jews murdered after the ... On Jerusalem Day, in May, some 900 Jews visited the Temple ...
L.G. ASBERRY, 90, Tyler; Funeral service 1 p.m. Monday at New Jerusalem Baptist Church. John R. Harmon Undertaking Co., ... DOROTHY JAMERSON, 77, Henderson; Graveside service 10 a.m. Monday at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. Crawford-A. Crim Funeral ...
Over the last decade in different parts of Israel, women have been barred from sections of buses, banned from speaking at cemeteries, blocked from pavements, physically attacked for their clothing choices, airbrushed from newspapers and magazines and ...
NEW YORK (JTA) - Two weeks ago the Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour started a fundraising campaign to help restore the graves at a St. Louis-area Jewish cemetery damaged by vandalism. The Jewish community there and across the country ...
Don was a very active and faithful member of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Rothsville, where he served on the church council, and was the treasurer of both the church and cemetery. He was a member of the Rabbit Hillers Seniors Group.
"The fact that you helped repair a vandalized Jewish cemetery proves more than anything else that the US has zero patience for anti-Semitism," Liberman said, adding the generous act sent a message that "Jews are an important and integral part of the ...
Israeli rabbi: women joining army become 'non-Jews'. AFP | Published - Wednesday 8 March 2017. Israeli female soldiers stand to attention during a memorial ceremony at a military cemetery in Jerusalem Al-Quds on May 11, 2016. (AFP) ...
The Governor of New York Andrew M. Cuomo, left, and Israeli President Reuven Rivlin speak to the media at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial, in Jerusalem, Sunday, March 5, 2017. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty) ORG XMIT: ... .... cemetery this weekend in ...
There have been Bomb threats to Jewish community centers, and Just this week a Jewish cemetery in Rochester New York was desecrated.
A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Jerusalem Baptist Church, 21180 Bagby Rd. Sparta Va.
As American Jewish leaders are considering how to keep cemeteries safe in the wake of incidents at Chesed Shel Emeth in St. Louis and Mount Carmel Cemetery in Philadelphia, Josh Wander, head of the Israeli branch of ICPHH, had a tip to share from his ...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Palestinian's top envoy to the United States is warning that moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem could disrupt efforts to secure peace in the Middle East. Maen Areikat says an "emotional decision" to shift ...
JERUSALEM (JTA) - More than 200 Israelis attended the funeral of a complete stranger - a Holocaust survivor from the Canary Islands who was buried in a Tel Aviv cemetery. Hilde Nathan's final wish was to be laid to rest in Israel alongside her mother ...
JERUSALEM (JTA) - The Yad Vashem Holocaust museum has called on online retailer Amazon to remove books that deny the Holocaust from its websites.
Pence also substantially walked back Trump's campaign pledge to move the embassy to Jerusalem, saying the administration was "assessing whether the embassy should be moved," to tepid applause.
... and 1967, Jordan destroyed synagogues in the Old City of Jerusalem. On the Mount of Olives - the holiest Jewish cemetery in the world - Jordanians uprooted Jewish gravestones and allowed Pan Am to build the Intercontinental Hotel upon those graves.
Yehiel Levi, the head of the Kiryat Hayovel neighborhood administration said Kiryat Hayovel, a neighborhood in southwest Jerusalem, will not include ultra-Orthodox kindergartens in public building projects as a way to put a lid on the increasingly ...
Mary L. Chambers, 85, of Dundee, formerly of the town of Jerusalem, died Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Geneva General Hospital, in Geneva.
JERUSALEM (JTA) - Israeli drivers avoided the main Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway during rush hour on Wednesday morning after the Waze navigation app incorrectly told them the road was closed.
U.S. President Donald Trump responded to the wave of anti-Semitic incidents throughout America: "Anti-Semitism is horrible and it's going to stop and it has to stop.
At least 170 Jewish gravestones were knocked over in the Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery near St. Louis, Missouri, on Sunday. ... Since the beginning of January, 40 housing units in East Jerusalem have been demolished, compared with 203 in all of 2016.
Almost 200 gravestones were desecrated in a Jewish cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri, over the weekend. In an interview with Israel's Army Radio, the cemetery's executive director said that she believes that this was a hate crime even though the ...
A member of the Israeli parliament, known as the Knesset, has expressed alarm at recent media reports that Israeli soldiers have turned to prostitution in the face of financial problems.
She was very passionate about the survival of the State of Israel and for many years was very active in Hadassah, a woman's volunteer organization advancing health and well-being worldwide through its support of medical care and research at the ...
"We need to be talking about the Islamo-Nazis and the far left Nazis," said David Rubin, onetime mayor of the Shiloh settlement north of Jerusalem. He spoke Tuesday ... Police are investigating the cemetery defacement as a possible hate crime. No ...
The Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery in University City, Missouri was vandalized on Thursday when dozens of headstones were knocked over or damaged.
Since the start of the year over 69 threats have been made to Jewish Community Centers across 27 states including yesterday's (Monday) 11 additional centers threatened.
In the War of 1948-49, Jordan illegally seized Jerusalem, ethnically cleansed its Jewish inhabitants, destroyed all the synagogues and on top of the ancient sacred Jewish cemetery on the Mount of Olives, after taking ancient Jewish headstones to use as ...
... invited to attend her viewing on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 after 10:00 am followed by her Funeral Mass at 11:00 am in St. Cyril of Jerusalem Church 1410 Almshouse Rd., Jamison, PA 18929. Her interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Bensalem.


 

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