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Jerusalem`s Holy Sepulchre reopens: `This is a victory` Al-Jazeera - "The doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem were officially reopened early morning on Wednesday after being shut for three days in protest of Israeli policies." - id 28/2/2018
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Israelis Call for Storming Al-Aqsa over Purim HolidayIMEMC - "The number of Israeli settlers storming the holy site has risen since US president Donald Trump’s declaration of occupied Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Members of the so-called “Temple Mount” movement are publicly calling its followers to participate in wide scale mass raids on the holy site." - id 28/2/2018
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Jerusalem Church leaders score victory over Israeli politiciansJames Macintyre - Christian Today - Two measures have set the Israeli authorities on a collision course with the Christian Churches in Jerusalem: The Jerusalem Municipality moving to tax Church properties, which had been exempt since Ottoman times, and the government proposing a bill to altogether confiscate Church lands in Jerusalem. The heads of the Greek Orthodox, Catholic and Armenian Churches - long mired in bitter mutual rivalry - acted in unison and announced the "indefinite" closing of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, one of the most holy sites for Christians of all denominations. It took only two days for the Israeli politicians to backtrack completely and announce the suspension of the measures which offended the Church leaders. [ak] 27/2/2018
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Stepping up protest against Israel, fuming church leaders shutter Holy SepulchreSue Surkes - Times of Israel "Flanked by Franciscan Custos of the Holy Land Francesco Patton and Armenian Patriarch Nourhan Manougian, Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilus lll read out a statement and then locked the ancient doors of the church in Jerusalem’s Old City." ca 24/2/2018
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The Jerusalem AnomalyNir Hasson - PALESTINE-ISRAEL JOURNAL - Today’s Jerusalem is a place of administrative and governmental anomaly, where residents of the eastern half of the city do not have the same status, benefits, or public systems.-rh21/2/2018
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Dozens of Settlers Intrude on Al-Aqsa MosqueIMEMCnews - Extremist Israeli settlers, backed by Israeli special forces and rapid intervention troops, continued on Wednesday morning with ritual intrusions into the courtyards of al-Aqsa Mosque compound, via the Moroccan gate. Jerusalemite sources reported, according to Al Ray, that Israeli police opened the gate at 7:30 am, in preparation for the settlers’ arrival.-rh21/2/2018
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Gaza’s women stand up to Trump and IsraelSarah Algherbawi - Electronic Intifada "Randa Harara is adamant that she will stand up to Israel’s forces of occupation again – once she has made a recovery. On 11 December, Randa – aged 21 – was shot by a sniper hiding at Nahal Oz, a military checkpoint separating Gaza from Israel. She was taking part in a protest against the announcement by Donald Trump, the US president,that he recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital... An accountancy student at Al-Azhar University and a campaigner with the Progressive Student Action Front in Gaza, Randa knows that the cost of confronting Israel can be high." ca16/2/2018
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Omar al-Abed, Palestinian teen who killed 3 settlers in July, sentenced to life in prisonMa`an News Agency - "The deadly attack took place after three Palestinians were killed - - two of them by Israeli police and one reportedly by an Israeli settler -- when large-scale civil disobedience demonstrations in Jerusalem erupted into violent clashes... The Israeli government has long faced criticism for its response to attacks, with rights groups saying severe security measures amount to collective punishment and a violation of international law." ca16/2/2018
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Trump tells Israel peace means compromiseReuters - Ynetnews "I think that both sides will have to make significant compromises in order for achieving a peace deal to be possible,” Trump added, without elaborating...Friedman, among the top Trump advisers who promoted the Jerusalem move, is a former contributor to settler causes.In addition to east Jerusalem, Palestinians want the West Bank for a future state and see Israel’s Jewish settlements there as a major obstacle. Israel disputes this. " ca9/2/2018
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Ad campaign in Jerusalem against employment of ArabsYishai Porat - Ynetnews "A movement leading an ad campaign in Jerusalem against the employment of Arabs has petitioned the High Court of Justice against the Welfare and Labor Ministry`s Equal Employment Opportunity Commission after the government agency ordered it to take down its ads." ca9/2/2018
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Army Demolishes A Home In JerusalemIMEMC News - "The army said the property was built without a construction permit, while the family has been filing appeals with courts in an attempt to save their property." - id7/2/2018
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