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The 9th International Conference on the Holy City of Jerusalem kicked off in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Wednesday attended by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. The conference was also attended by numerous delegations from across the Arab and Muslim world. Speaking at the event, ...
Above: Jerusalem Market & Deli owner Bilal Khatab stands inside his store near Turner Above: Jerusalem Market & Deli owner Bilal Khatab stands inside his store near Turner and Hull Street roads. The eatery features Middle Eastern groceries, deli counter and a halal butcher counter. PHOTOS BY ...

Barkat added: “I congratulate the president of Guatemala and the government of Guatemala for the brave decision to move the embassy to Jerusalem. I promised them as much as possible to allow a quick transfer of the embassy to Israel's capital. I call for more countries to follow the U.S. and Guatemala ...
An album containing photographs and signatures of members of the Jewish community of Kavala, in northern Greece, before most were killed in a World War II extermination camp in Treblinka, Poland, as well as other original documents, are seen in the archive of the Yad Vashem World Holocaust ...
The project involving the transfer of the embassy to the capital made headlines a few weeks ago, with the U.S. administration announcing that the embassy would be moved to Jerusalem in May, close to Israel's 70th independence celebrations. According to the plan, which waived the requirement of a ...
Even though Israel adamantly insists that other countries recognize Jerusalem as its capital, even planning a festive day next month with the opening of the American embassy in Jerusalem, ever since 1967 Israel itself has not treated the city as a capital. Palestinians in Jerusalem, comprising almost 40 ...

The Conservatives' promise to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital if elected seems to embody the worst of partisan politics in Canada. The issue has no direct bearing on Canadians, but is sure to be leveraged for maximum symbolic value in the run up to next year's federal elections. While the ...
When is a property tax dispute between a church and a municipality an international controversy? When the church is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and the municipality is the city of Jerusalem. The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is one of the holiest sites in Christianity. The Church takes its name from ...
Like much of what became west Jerusalem, the land on which Zion Square was built originally belonged to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate. After World War I, the Patriarchate fell into financial difficulties and sold the land, which became Jerusalem's main commercial triangle (Ben Yehuda Street, King ...
Abdul Rahmani Faddal, 28, was shot dead by an Israeli police officer after stabbing 32-year-old Adiel Kolman in the chest at Lion's Gate, one of the seven open gates in Jerusalem's Old City. He fled the scene of the attack shortly after but was quickly located by the police. Kolman, a father of four from the ...
In 1898, Kaiser Wilhelm II rode into Jerusalem on a white horse, flamboyantly manifesting his resolve to transform Germany into a world power. In 1977, Anwar Sadat, the first Egyptian president to visit Israel, flew to Jerusalem as an earnest of his desire for peace. The huge symbolic significance of ...
Jerusalem – Word is rapidly spreading through Jerusalem today concerning a mysterious occurrence at the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea. There are those who are saying that the body of Jesus of Nazareth, the son of a carpenter turned religious teacher who was crucified last Friday on the order of Pontius ...
In recent months, Israel has made a series of relentless attempts to annex settlements bordering Jerusalem. The most ambitious: The Greater Jerusalem bill, which sought to annex Ma'ale Adumim, Givat Zeev, Beitar Illit, and the Etzion bloc – a settlement cluster between Jerusalem and Hebron –and which ...
In May, around the time of the seventieth anniversary of Israel's creation, the United States plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem. The event may be greeted with an unfortunate bang or a dangerous whimper. In either case, scheduling the move to coincide with not only the seventieth Israeli Independence ...
Palestinian Christians living in the Gaza Strip are being denied access to Jerusalem, by Israel, during Holy Week and the Easter weekend. Worship at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, in Jerusalem's Old City, and held to be the most sacred ground in Christianity, carries special significance during the ...
Pilgrims from around the world packed into the narrow cobblestone alleyways of the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem's Old City to take part in the traditional Good Friday procession. Singing hymns and reading passages from the Bible, they retraced the footsteps of Jesus to the 14 Stations of the Cross. “Oh, it's an ...
Since at least the 1990s, Palestinian leaders—aided and abetted by Western academics and by the United Nations—have sought to undermine Jewish claims to Jerusalem, going so far as to question that it was the capital of an ancient Jewish kingdom, and denying the existence of the First and Second ...

This week Morocco's foreign minister Nasser Bourita performed prayers at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque – the third holiest shrine in Islam – as part of his working visit to Palestine. Bourita was reported as saying that “the prayer at the Al-Aqsa Mosque is a strong message of support for the Palestinian cause ...
In today's column, a woman reflects on a recent visit to Jerusalem and explores the universal message of hope and healing that Christ Jesus' ... In thinking about Jerusalem, I have found a passage in “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by the discoverer of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, ...
Christians from as close as the Palestinian neighborhoods of Jerusalem and the town of Bethlehem and as far away as Indonesia and the Ivory Coast carried on with their somber Good Friday processions along the Via Dolorosa, or “The Way of Sorrow” which tradition holds is the path of Jesus as he carried ...
Not too long ago, you'd make the trip to Jerusalem for a handful of reasons: to seek out monuments of faith, like the Western Wall or the Dome of the Rock; or to attend a distant relative's bar mitzvah. You might even take home some overpriced hamsa keychains for friends and family. The city, one of the ...
The Head of the Mapping Department of the Arab Studies Society in Jerusalem, Khalil Tafakji, said Israel is heading towards more violations and more illegal colonialist activities in the occupied city, especially following the illegal recognition by U.S. President Donald Trump, of Jerusalem as the unified ...
[ENS, by Mary Frances Schjonberg] The presiding Bishop of the US-based Episcopal Church, Michael Curry, has been installed as a canon of St George's Cathedral in Jerusalem, during a Palm Sunday Evensong yesterday (Sunday, 25 March). The Archbishop in Jerusalem, Suheil Dawani, said that he ...
Presenting the fifth report on the implementation of Security Council resolution 2334 (2016), Nickolay Mladenov said the reporting period had been characterized by a “persistent problem of violence”, pointing to clashes after the United States' recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, as well as growing ...
Nir Barkat's 2008 victory speech, after he was elected mayor of Jerusalem for the first time, is remembered mainly for his regrettable remark on the need to dismantle the Chords Bridge at the entrance to the city. Ten years on, the bridge is still there but Jerusalem, with Barkat at the helm, has changed ...
Israeli police in Jerusalem green-lighted a religious ceremony which involves the slaughter of a Passover lamb only “tens of meters” from the site where the Temple once stood. Temple Mount activists carried out the sacrifice for more than ten years now, but never before had the ceremony taken place so ...
Thousands of pilgrims around the world travel to Jerusalem each year to join local Christians in the celebration of Holy Week. The Week begins with the celebration of Palm Sunday, commemorating the triumphant entrance of Jesus into the city less than a week before the Crucifixion. The event is ...
The hospital specializes in treating people, almost exclusively visitors, mostly Christians, who suffer from the so-called Jerusalem syndrome. This is how Wikipedia describes the condition: “A group of mental phenomena involving the presence of either religiously themed obsessive ideas, delusions or other ...
What I didn't even think about was I was running with 30,000 others in Jerusalem — a city which, sadly, is ground zero for terrorism. In fact, according to reports, terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians and soldiers tripled in December of 2017 after U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as ...
Israeli security forces are preparing for a Friday of violent protests in the West Bank and Gaza as Palestinian factions call for a day of rage to mark 100 days since the recognition of Jerusalem by US President Donald Trump. The so-called “Friday rage for Jerusalem” is expected to start as worshipers leaves ...
Israel Ambassdor Effie Matitiyahu asked me. ”Wow, sure! Go!” was my immediate reply, I think. (Honestly, I wasn't really thinking. The idea just overwhelmed me: “The Holy Land!”). Well, the rest is history. Rich history. Running the Jerusalem Marathon was an experience – an ordeal, haha – like no other.
We're entering into a unique place in the Holy City, one where they live and learn about coexistence. It's the Our Lady of Pilar school, commonly known as the Spanish School of Jerusalem, in which Palestinian girls share desks and studies. There are around 200 Muslim and Christian pupils who coexist in ...
I am not sure if I am awake at this moment nor if I will make any sense. I returned yesterday after spending four non-stop days accompanying a group joining Team Shalva at the Jerusalem Marathon. My group of 43 participants had three chaperones. More than 600 runners represented Team Shalva alone ...
Demonstrators protest outside the closed doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed by many Christians to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem, on Feb. 27, 2018. Jerusalem's mayor suspended a plan to impose taxes on properties owned by Christian ...
An earlier report by the Israeli NGO B'tselem confirms those findings, saying that "some 15% of the land area in East Jerusalem (about 8.5% of Jerusalem's municipal jurisdiction) is zoned for residential use by Palestinian residents, although Palestinians currently account for 40% of the city's population.".
This episode features segments from the book Jerusalem Stands Alone by Mahmoud Shukair, a collection of tales narrated in a series of stand-alone observations, usually no more than a single page, and often simply a paragraph, so that they resemble, in a way, the tenants of a house or the apartments of ...
In August 2016, a group of private developers named Nayot Komemiyut Investments, owned by the Ben David family, purchased 500 dunam (125 acres) of land owned by the Greek Orthodox Church in the Nayot, Talbiya, and Valley of the Cross neighborhoods in Jerusalem for an estimated NIS 114 million.
Palestinians in Jerusalem do not possess Israeli citizenship or Palestinian passports. They are in a perpetual limbo state with a mere permanent residency card and temporary Jordanian passports for travel purposes. Between the years of 1967 and 2016, Israel has revoked the status of more than 14,500 ...
CAIRO — Arab foreign ministers insisted on Wednesday that Jerusalem must be the capital of a future Palestinian state, even as the U.S. prepares to move its embassy there in a step that has angered the Arab world. A ministerial meeting held in the Egyptian capital Cairo brought together foreign ministers ...
Some 500 members of an extremist ultra-Orthodox faction blocked the entrance to Jerusalem Thursday evening to protest the arrest of a yeshiva student who was dodging the draft. The protest caused massive traffic jams, and police sent a large force to keep order. The “Jerusalem Faction” urged its ...
That's what the Christian pro-Israel activist Mike Evans promised to tell President Trump after his announcement that the United States would move its embassy to Jerusalem. Mr. Evans, who plastered Jerusalem with billboards praising the embassy decision, isn't the only one to draw a connection to the ...
Palestinians and rights activists have reacted with anger to the passing of a controversial “breach of loyalty” bill in the Israeli Knesset which will allow the authorities to strip Arabs living in Jerusalem of their right to live there. Residency documents belonging to any Palestinian deemed to be a threat to the ...
Real estate nowadays is expensive. Have you seen the prices in Jerusalem lately? You can barely buy a two-room apartment for less than 2 million shekels. (That's about $577,000). What's any of this got to do with U.S. politics? At a meeting at the White House with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ...
The administration first said it would take years to move the US embassy and said it had rejected the idea of opening a temporary US embassy in Jerusalem. But now, it appears the administration is intent on doing just that, announcing plans last month to designate a US consular facility in Jerusalem as the ...
"I'm very grateful to him for this historic decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital and to move the American embassy to Jerusalem on our independence day." Trump broke with decades of US policy in December by recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and declaring he would move the ...
Palestinian Foreign Ministry slammed on Sunday a new Israeli plan to expand settlements in East Jerusalem, calling it part of “a plan to change the reality of ... The statement came against the backdrop of a new Israeli announcement to build 11 settlement projects in Jerusalem, supported and funded by the ...
(JTA) — Two effigies of Israeli soldiers with a rope around their necks were hung in predominantly Haredi areas of Jerusalem, in what Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said was a “shocking” criminal act. Police officers on Friday removed the effigies, one of which was soaked in flammable fluid, from a ...
The closure of a small stretch of Shazar Boulevard near the western entrance to Jerusalem caused traffic chaos this morning, which is likely to persist for the next four years. Last year's completion of a NIS 2.5 billion upgrade of Road 1 - the Tel Aviv - Jerusalem highway - was supposed to reduce the travel ...
Turkey still rejects the United States' decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said yesterday. Speaking at a joint conference with his Mauritanian counterpart, Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, in the capital Nouakchott, Erdogan said: “We will never compromise ...
London, England - US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel signals the "official adoption of the Israeli narrative", a prominent Arab Knesset member said, one week after Washington confirmed it was bringing forward to May the date the US embassy would be moved ...


 

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