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Jerusalem: an International City?

Today Mr Pompeo the Secretary of State to the United States, announced that “The United States will merge the US Consulate General, which serves Palestinians, with its new embassy in Jerusalem into a single diplomatic mission in Jerusalem

Palestinian Authority arrests Palestinian-American for Property Sale to Jews

By KHALED ABU TOAMEH Last week, the Palestinian Islamic religious authorities in east Jerusalem reaffirmed a fatwa (religious decree) prohibiting Palestinians from selling their houses and lands to Israelis. Some Palestinians have even called for imposing the death penalty on those who violate the ban. Already Palestinian Authority security forces have arrested a Palestinian-American citizen on suspicion of involvement…

The Importance of Jerusalem

It is customary to recite a blessing for Jerusalem (Zion) before the Torah is read during synagogue services, though praying for the welfare of Jerusalem is always an appeal of the Ruach Hakodesh (Holy Spirit). Father of mercies, do good in Thy good pleasure unto Zion, build Thou the walls of Jerusalem (Psalm 51:18). For…

As U.N. Ignores Jewish Ties to Holy Site, Israel Produces Ancient Evidence

By Isabel Kershner JERUSALEM — The timing was surely good for Israel, whether or not it was coincidental. As UNESCO, the United Nations cultural organization, approved a resolution on Wednesday that ignored a Jewish connection to an ancient, hotly contested holy site in Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority produced a rare papyrus fragment from the seventh…