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Coronavirus has closed sacred sites in the old city of Jerusalem

They measure the time here differently in the oldest part of one of the oldest cities in the world, the old, controversial and intellectually dense center of three major religions. However, it takes an eternity to remember the last time when Christians, Jews and Muslims, each occupying different overlapping quarters of the old town, were prevented from their eternal rounds. …

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Israel approves controversial cable cars in Jerusalem

The cable car will bring 3,000 people an hour to the Old Town, according to a tweet by Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon, who announced the decision at a meeting of the Cabinet. Large infrastructure projects in Jerusalem are often controversial due to the city's controversial status, and the cable car is no exception. Current plans include a crossing to …

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Cable cars over Jerusalem? Some see "Disneyfication" of Holy City

JERUSALEM – At first sight, Jerusalem's Old Town and its surroundings still look as they must have looked centuries ago. The yellow walls of the old town are still silhouetted against an ancient landscape of parched hills and valleys. The skyline is still dominated by the great Muslim and Christian sanctuaries of the city: the golden shimmering Dome of the …

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Israel Releases Palestinian Minister for Jerusalem Affairs | Israel News

Israeli forces have released the Palestinian Minister for Jerusalem after several hours in jail. In the early hours of Sunday, police arrested Fadi al-Hadami at his home in occupied East Jerusalem, without explaining why he was being held there. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld told AFP that al-Hadami was imprisoned for "activities in Jerusalem". Following his release on Sunday, al-Hadami's …

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The US Consulate in Jerusalem, which was closed to the Palestinians, says it's not a signal for a change in politics

The Consulate of the United States of America in Jerusalem, which served as the de facto embassy for Palestinians, officially closed its doors Monday in Jerusalem and will be integrated into the US Embassy in Israel, the government said. The announcement of the State Department arrived early Monday in Jerusalem, the merger that became effective that day. The Palestinians are …

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The US downgraded the Palestinian mission with the closure of the Consulate in Jerusalem

The US Consulate in Jerusalem was permanently closed over the weekend, marking the devaluation of Washington's de facto message to the Palestinians, according to the Associated Press. The Palestinian intervention is now being channeled to Israel via the US Embassy, ​​which was relocated to Jerusalem last year. The now-closed consulate, which was announced Monday morning by the Israeli Foreign Ministry, …

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Arab countries discuss 'Australia situation' after recognition of West Jerusalem | Australia news

Izzat Salah Abdulhadi, head of the Palestinian delegation to Australia, said that "the Australia situation "has been added to the agenda of the meeting of the Palestinians." "We will wait to see the discussion," said Abdulhadi, but added "for sure it will condemnation." Last week Palestinian leaders lobbied Arab and other Muslim states to drop Australian exports and withdraw their …

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Australia recognizes West Jerusalem as the Israeli capital at Jerusalem News

Australia has recognized West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, but a postponement of the Tel Aviv embassy will not take place until a peace settlement is reached, said Prime Minister Scott Morrison . On Saturday, Canberra was one of only a handful of governments around the world to follow US President Donald Trump's president and recognize the city as …

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Australia recognizes West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel: Prime Minister Morrison

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia officially recognizes West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, reverses decades of Middle East policy, but will not immediately move its embassy there, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Saturday. Palestinians pass a section of the controversial Israeli barrier to visit Friday's prayer of the holy month of fasting Ramadan at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem in …

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