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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 Israelis and Palestinians 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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Jerusalem: Western Wall notes cleared ahead of Jewish New Year [Video]

Jerusalem: Western Wall notes cleared ahead of Jewish New Year

Prayer notes were removed Wednesday ahead of the Jewish New Year from between the stones of the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

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Jerusalem evictions ruling: "The judge is trying to reach a reasonable compromise" [Video]

Jerusalem evictions ruling: "The judge is trying to reach a reasonable compromise"

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 03:25Published
Jerusalem evictions ruling: Top court meets to decide fate of Sheikh Jarrah residents [Video]

Jerusalem evictions ruling: Top court meets to decide fate of Sheikh Jarrah residents

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Jerusalem ruling: Palestinians await evictions ruling for Sheikh Jarrah [Video]

Jerusalem ruling: Palestinians await evictions ruling for Sheikh Jarrah

Credit: FRANCE 24 English     Duration: 01:28Published

Wolf Blitzer: What I've learned reporting from Jerusalem [Video]

Wolf Blitzer: What I've learned reporting from Jerusalem

The CNN anchor recalls his past reporting trips as CNN Original Series “Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury” explores the extensive history in this venerated part of the world. Watch on Sundays at 10..

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'Jerusalem': This king tried to build his way out of depression [Video]

'Jerusalem': This king tried to build his way out of depression

Watch CNN Original Series “Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury” on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

Credit: Bleacher Report AOL     Duration: 01:01Published
'Jerusalem': Ancient descriptions of Cleopatra don't tell the whole story [Video]

'Jerusalem': Ancient descriptions of Cleopatra don't tell the whole story

Watch CNN Original Series “Jerusalem: City of Faith and Fury” Sundays at 10 pm ET/PT.

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A Palestinian protest leader was held by Israeli police for several hours after being arrested in the politically sensitive Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of Jerusalem.
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US to reopen Jerusalem consulate as it pledges help for Gaza's 'grave humanitarian situation'

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has said America will reopen its consulate in Jerusalem - as he also pledged to rally international support to rebuild Gaza.
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Shocked girl 'hasn't spoken a word' since four siblings and mother were killed in Gaza

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It's only an hour and a bit's drive from Jerusalem down to Gaza, but it's a journey into a different world.
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Jewish chef whose restaurant was torched by rioters 'feels no anger or vengeance'

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Travel two hours north of Jerusalem in this country consumed by hatred and conflict, and by the Mediterranean Sea you'll find a story of hope. 
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Palestinian protesters dodge stun grenades and 'skunk' spray as skirmishes spread through Jerusalem

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It started with a skirmish in Jerusalem's historic Old City.
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At 1am in Israel, my children are asleep. For those in Gaza, it's a different story

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At UNSC, India expresses concern over Jerusalem violence, mourns loss of Soumya Santhosh

Soumya Santhosh from the southern Indian state of Kerala was a caregiver living in the city of Ashkelon for many years.
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Hamas says it has fired rockets at Jerusalem in retaliation for Israeli 'aggression'

A number of rockets have landed in an area of Jerusalem, according to Israeli media reports.
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Israeli police clash with Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem

Israeli police have clashed with Palestinian protesters inside a Jerusalem holy site amid rising tensions.
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Situation in Jerusalem has all the worrying elements of a third intifada

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There is a tension in Jerusalem of a kind not felt for five years.
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More than 90 Palestinians injured after another night of clashes in Jerusalem

more than 90 palestinians injured after another night of clashes in jerusalem
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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Israeli police have deployed water cannon in a second night of clashes in Jerusalem - with separate clashes at two Israeli checkpoints into the West Bank.
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Palestinian and Jewish protester clashes leave more than 100 injured in Jerusalem

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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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Gradual easing of coronavirus restrictions around the world included some openings for the faithful, including Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound which reopened to Muslim worshippers and visitors on..
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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

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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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