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Jerusalem: Holy city of the Abrahamic religions
Jerusalem is a city in the Middle East, located 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; however, neither claim is widely recognized internationally.


Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre closes amid coronavirus fears [Video]

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 (March 25) as a precaution against the coronavirus.

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Netanyahu takes center stage in Israeli election [Video]

Netanyahu takes center stage in Israeli election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reveling in the campaign for next Monday's election - just don't mention the corruption trial that looms soon afterward. Lucy Fielder reports.

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Israel, Palestine Scrambles After Tourists Infected With Coronavirus Visit Holy Sites [Video]

Israel, Palestine Scrambles After Tourists Infected With Coronavirus Visit Holy Sites

Israeli and Palestinian authorities are trying to quell fears of a potential local outbreak of the coronavirus. South Korean pilgrims who had toured some of the holy land’s most popular sites were..

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Prayers at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound suspended over virus

All Muslim prayers at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound will be suspended from Monday until further notice in an effort to prevent the spread of coronavirus, religious officials said on Sunday.
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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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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

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Airstrikes in Syria; car attack in Jerusalem

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Palestinian killed in West Bank; Israeli troops hurt in Jerusalem ramming

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Fourteen people, mostly soldiers, hurt in Jerusalem car-ramming: Israeli officials

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Uganda 'studying' opening embassy in Jerusalem, Museveni tells Netanyahu

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