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Jerusalem: Holy city of the Abrahamic religions
Jerusalem is a city in Western Asia, on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. It is one of the oldest cities in the world, and is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Both Israel and the Palestinian Authority claim Jerusalem as their capital, as Israel maintains its primary governmental institutions there and the State of Palestine ultimately foresees it as its seat of power. Neither claim, however, is widely recognized internationally.

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Israeli police and Palestinian protesters clash during holiest night of Ramadan [Video]

Israeli police and Palestinian protesters clash during holiest night of Ramadan

Israeli police have clashed with Palestinian protesters outside Jerusalem’s Old City during the holiest night of Ramadan in a show of force that threatened to deepen the holy city’s worst religious..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:36Published
More than 60 Palestinians injured in new Jerusalem clashes [Video]

More than 60 Palestinians injured in new Jerusalem clashes

The latest violence comes on Islam’s holy night of Laylat al-Qadr, a day after Israeli police stormed Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque and injured 205 Palestinians.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 04:13Published
World reacts as Jerusalem tensions escalate [Video]

World reacts as Jerusalem tensions escalate

More than 200 wounded in Al-Aqsa amid growing anger over Israeli plans to evict Palestinian families from occupied East Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:58Published
Palestinians arrested at protest over Jerusalem evictions [Video]

Palestinians arrested at protest over Jerusalem evictions

Palestinians are arrested in clashes with Israeli police as Palestinian families face eviction, part of an ongoing effort by Jewish Israelis to take control of homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
Abbas delays Palestinian parliamentary polls, blaming Israel [Video]

Abbas delays Palestinian parliamentary polls, blaming Israel

Critics say Palestinian leader using the Jerusalem issue as an excuse to avoid elections that a divided Fatah might well lose to Hamas.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:47Published
Greek-Orthodox Patriarch performs 'washing of the feet' in Jerusalem [Video]

Greek-Orthodox Patriarch performs 'washing of the feet' in Jerusalem

The Greek-Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem omn Thursday performed the traditional "washing of the feet" ceremony outside the Holy Sepulchre.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
Jerusalem's deputy mayor hits back to human rights watchdog over 'apartheid' report [Video]

Jerusalem's deputy mayor hits back to human rights watchdog over 'apartheid' report

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Jerusalem's deputy mayor hits back at human rights watchdog over 'apartheid' report [Video]

Jerusalem's deputy mayor hits back at human rights watchdog over 'apartheid' report

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Police remove east Jerusalem barricades after violent protests [Video]

Police remove east Jerusalem barricades after violent protests

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:48Published
Orthodox Christians mark Palm Sunday in Jerusalem [Video]

Orthodox Christians mark Palm Sunday in Jerusalem

The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III attended the vigil in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:00Published
Clashes in Jerusalem over Ramadan gatherings [Video]

Clashes in Jerusalem over Ramadan gatherings

Israeli security forces fired stun grenades and water cannon at Palestinian protesters angry at restrictions on gatherings during Ramadan.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:22Published
Nightly clashes in Jerusalem continue during holy month of Ramadan [Video]

Nightly clashes in Jerusalem continue during holy month of Ramadan

The clashes, injuring four police and six protesters, have become an almost nightly occurrence since Ramadan started nearly two weeks ago.

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:05Published
More than 100 Palestinians wounded in Jerusalem clashes [Video]

More than 100 Palestinians wounded in Jerusalem clashes

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:13Published
Israelis flock Jerusalem's streets unmasked [Video]

Israelis flock Jerusalem's streets unmasked

"We are free, it's a miracle," says a Jerusalem resident as Israelis take one more step towards normalcy and flock the city centre's streets unmasked, after the authorities lifted the outdoor mask..

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Netanyahu gets nod to form Israeli government [Video]

Netanyahu gets nod to form Israeli government

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday announced his decision to mandate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a new government after an inconclusive election, giving Netanyahu a new lease on..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:34Published
Christians mark Good Friday in Jerusalem inching towards normalcy [Video]

Christians mark Good Friday in Jerusalem inching towards normalcy

Hundreds of Christians mark Good Friday with a procession along the Via Dolorosa (Path of Sorrow) in Jerusalem's Old City, the route Christians believe Jesus walked while carrying his cross before..

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 01:50Published
Jerusalem's Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Passover [Video]

Jerusalem's Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Passover

Jerusalem's Ultra-Orthodox Jews celebrate Passover

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Israel election: Exit polls indicate Netanyahu's party ahead but short of majority [Video]

Israel election: Exit polls indicate Netanyahu's party ahead but short of majority

“Vote, vote, vote, vote, vote,” Netanyahu said after casting his ballot in Jerusalem, his wife, Sara, at his side. He called the occasion a “festival of democracy.” “This the moment of truth..

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 01:39Published
Thousands protest Israel's PM ahead of election [Video]

Thousands protest Israel's PM ahead of election

Thousands of Israelis demonstrated outside the residence of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on Saturday, calling for an end to his leadership just three days before the country's fourth..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 01:23Published

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More than 90 Palestinians have been injured in another night of clashes in Jerusalem with tension throughout Israel, Gaza and the West Bank at its highest level in years.
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Police use water cannon and wrestle with protesters in second night of Jerusalem clashes

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Jewish and Palestinian protesters clashed with each other and the Israeli police in Jerusalem early on Friday in the city's most serious violence since 2015.
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Israeli archaeologists discover dozens of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments in desert cave

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Israeli archaeologists have discovered dozens of new Dead Sea Scroll fragments in the Judean Desert, south of Jerusalem, believed to be hidden during a Jewish revolt against Rome nearly 1,900 years..
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Guess Who This Doggone Cutie Turned Into!

Before this puppy loving princess was becoming an A-list actress and activist, she was just another doggone cutie growing up in Jerusalem, Israel. This ruff runt has been acting since she was a young..
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Exclusive: Israel builds new Jerusalem road that will link settlements as government weighs West Bank annexation

Construction is under way on a major new ring road for Jerusalem that Israeli officials say will benefit all of its residents, but critics of the project say is another obstacle to Palestinian hopes to..
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Condolences from Netanyahu, a week after police kill autistic Palestinian

More than a week after Israeli police shot dead an unarmed and autistic Palestinian in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called the killing a tragedy and offered his condolences to..
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Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound reopens after more than two months

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound reopened to Muslim worshippers and visitors on Sunday after a two-and-a-half month coronavirus closure, but authorities imposed some precautions as health officials..
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Israeli police fatally shoot man in Jerusalem's Old City - spokesman

Israeli police officers fatally shot a man they suspected was carrying a weapon in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday, a police spokesman said, but the Palestinian suspect was later found to have been..
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Netanyahu arrives at court for corruption trial, says case aimed at "toppling me, in any way possible"

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived on Sunday at the Jerusalem court for the start of his corruption trial and said his opponents were aiming to oust him.
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Israel's Netanyahu goes on trial for corruption

The corruption trial of Benjamin Netanyahu opens on Sunday in a Jerusalem court, where he will become the first serving Israeli prime minister to face criminal prosecution, in a case he calls a..
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Prayers at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound to resume next week: statement

Muslim prayers at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound will resume next week after a nearly two-month pause now that the spread of the new coronavirus has slowed, a religious council said on Tuesday.
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Masked and partitioned, worshippers return to Jerusalem's Western Wall

Worshippers are returning to the Western Wall in Jerusalem as Judaism's holiest prayer site gradually reopens under eased coronavirus precautions. But now they are themselves being walled-off.
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Parking lot prayers: Muslims in Jaffa and Jerusalem improvise for Ramadan

Shortly after sunset, Muslims in the ancient Israeli port city of Jaffa filed quietly into an empty parking lot for Ramadan prayers, after the coronavirus outbreak forced mosques to close in Israel and..
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Islam's holiest sites emptied by coronavirus crisis as Ramadan begins

The holy month of Ramadan began on Friday with Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia and Jerusalem largely empty of worshippers as the coronavirus crisis forced authorities to impose unprecedented..
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Al-Aqsa preacher's voice echoes across Jerusalem devoid of Ramadan crowds

An imam standing atop an 18-foot pulpit in a near-empty Al-Aqsa Mosque delivered the first Friday prayers of Ramadan in Jerusalem, his voice echoing across an empty and windswept plateau almost devoid..
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Too poor to buy, too scared to meet: Palestinians face joyless Ramadan

The electric lanterns and ornate decorations of Ramadan would normally be hanging in the streets of Gaza, the West Bank and east Jerusalem by now, but not this year amid coronavirus restrictions and..
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Israeli forces kill Palestinian attacker near Jerusalem: police

Israeli security forces shot and killed a Palestinian man who stabbed a police officer at a checkpoint near Jerusalem on Wednesday, an Israeli police spokesman said.
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A Holy Land Easter season like no other - under the shadow of coronavirus

Orthodox Christians celebrated Easter in Jerusalem on Sunday, bringing to a close a holiday season uniquely devoid of the colourful ceremonies that would normally have echoed around the Old City's..
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Holy Fire lit as Orthodox Easter bells echo over near-empty Jerusalem

The Holy Fire ceremony symbolising Jesus' resurrection was lit in a deserted Jerusalem on Saturday, without the joyful throng of Orthodox Christian pilgrims who normally attend a spectacle that brings..
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Orthodox church forsakes Via Dolorosa procession in Jerusalem

The streets of Jerusalem's Old City were eerily quiet on Friday, after Greek Orthodox church authorities cancelled the traditional Easter procession along the Via Dolorosa amid a nationwide coronavirus..
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Ramadan prayers banned at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque due to virus

Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound will be closed to Muslim worshippers throughout the holy fasting month of Ramadan due to the coronavirus epidemic, Muslim clerics at Islam's third-holiest site said..
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Prayers at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound suspended for Ramadan: Muslim clerics

Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound will be closed to Muslim worshippers throughout the holy fasting month of Ramadan due to the coronavirus epidemic, the Jordan-appointed council that oversees Islam's..
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Israel closes off Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox areas to stem coronavirus spread

Israel locked down mainly ultra-Orthodox Jewish areas of Jerusalem on Sunday to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus from the densely populated neighbourhoods where the infection rate is high.
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'Life will prevail' says Holy Land archbishop on Easter Sunday

With Jerusalem under lockdown over coronavirus, Easter Sunday was marked at the traditional site of Jesus' death and resurrection by just a handful of Christian clerics.
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On an empty Via Dolorosa, archbishop urges Good Friday prayer for the dying

On an eerie Good Friday in Jerusalem, a handful of Franciscan friars - some wearing face masks - commemorated Jesus' crucifixion and resurrection along a Via Dolorosa in lockdown and empty of pilgrims.
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On Good Friday, Jerusalem archbishop urges prayer for the suffering and dying

On a sombre and quiet Good Friday in Jerusalem, the Vatican's apostolic administrator in the Holy Land called for prayer for people suffering and dying from the coronavirus.
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On an empty Via Dolorosa before Easter, praying for the world's sick

Brown-robed Franciscans stride through a shuttered and deserted Jerusalem to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the global focus of the most important festival in the Christian calendar - but in a city..
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Olive branches handed out on Palm Sunday in near-deserted Jerusalem

Franciscan friars wearing surgical masks and gloves made house calls in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, delivering olive branches to Christians who are self-isolating as a precaution against the coronavirus.
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Holy Land custodian urges Israel to let clerics celebrate Easter in Holy Sepulchre

Easter celebrations should be permitted inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, even if only by a small number of clerics abiding by anti-coronavirus guidelines, a senior clergyman said..
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Workers in hazmat suits collect prayers from 'God's mailbox' in Jerusalem

Twice a year, cleaning teams using long sticks gouge out tens of thousands of written prayers that visitors traditionally cram into the crevices of Judaism's Western Wall in Jerusalem.
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Some ultra-Orthodox Israelis chafe at coronavirus restrictions

Israeli police have used a drone, helicopter and stun grenades in recent days to prevent people gathering in an ultra-Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Jerusalem in defiance of Health Ministry measures..
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In Jerusalem, a Palestinian family under coronavirus lockdown

A Palestinian English teacher, Jizelle Sara, faces a double challenge while observing a partial lockdown in her Jerusalem home during the coronavirus crisis.
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Israeli leaders open up nuclear bunker in war on coronavirus

The Israeli government has opened up a war bunker in the Jerusalem hills to help coordinate its campaign against the spread of the coronavirus, Israeli officials said on Thursday.
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Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre closes amid coronavirus fears

Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre, revered in Christian tradition as the site of Jesus's crucifixion and burial, was closed on Wednesday as a precaution against the coronavirus.
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Jewish worshippers urged not to kiss Western Wall due to coronavirus fears

The Jewish faithful should refrain from kissing the stones of the Western Wall, the chief rabbi of the Jerusalem site said on Monday, adding to measures that religious authorities have taken to prevent..
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Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque shut as precaution against coronavirus by Muslim clerics

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock will shut their doors until further notice, religious authorities said on Sunday, in a move to protect worshippers at Islam's third holiest site.
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Coronavirus fears lead Holy Land Catholic churches to give communion by hand only

Roman Catholic authorities in Jerusalem have instructed their priests to give communion by hand only, rather than placing the wafers on worshippers' tongues, and to empty holy water fonts - as..
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Israel may quarantine 200 South Korean visitors in army base: report

Israel may quarantine some 200 visitors from South Korea in a military base south of Jerusalem over coronavirus worries, Israel's Ynet news site reported on Sunday.
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Israeli police say killed man who attempted Jerusalem stabbing attack

Israeli police shot and killed a man who tried to carry out a stabbing attack in the old city of Jerusalem on Saturday, a spokesman said.
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Killing of Iranian commander will bring liberation of Jerusalem: Guards spokesman

The killing of top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani will lead to the liberation of Jerusalem, the spokesman for the elite Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday, according to the Tasnim news agency.
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