WH: 'Nobody Knows' the Peace Plan for Israel, Palestine
Mar 02, 2018, 03:34
Tourists and pilgrims returned to the Jerusalem church built at the site many see as the holiest in Christianity Wednesday as it reopened following a rare three-day closure in protest at Israeli measures. Leaders of the two largest Christian sects in Jerusalem say the Church of the Holy Sepulchre will remain closed until their demands are met.
The Jerusalem municipality had stressed its decision affected only commercial properties, such as hotels, restaurants and offices, and not houses of worship. It closed last week after leaders issued a joint statement - bemoaning what they called a "systematic campaign of abuse" against them - likening it to anti-Jewish laws issued in Nazi Germany.
In a statement, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office said a professional team was being established to negotiate with church officials to "formulate a solution".
"This reminds us all of laws of a similar nature which were enacted against the Jews during dark periods in Europe".
Christian leaders chose to reopen the church after Israel on Tuesday suspended tax measures they oppose.
These sales actively pave the way for new waves of Israeli settlement in Jerusalem. Netanyahu said the government would work together with the churches to settle the disputed issues.
They were due to leave later on Wednesday and were relieved they were able to visit.
Iraq sentences 16 Turkish women to death over IS ties
Four of the women , all of whom were dressed in black, were accompanied by young children in the courtroom, he said. Iraq in December declared victory over the IS, which had seized control of almost a third of the country in 2014.
In October, Haaretzreported on a number of cases brought to light in recent months where the Greek Orthodox church sold land and assets at unreasonably low prices on the pretext of having debts to pay.
A key Palestinian religious leader is warning that there will be war if the United States follows through on its announced plan to open an embassy in Jerusalem, which Washington now formally recognizes as Israel's capital.
The heads of Christian churches expressed "our gratitude to all those who have worked tirelessly to uphold the Christian presence in Jerusalem and to defend the Status Quo", the 19th-century agreement that governs Jerusalem's holy places.
"Over 500 Palestinians marched through the streets of Jerusalem's Old City to celebrate the decision", Adeeb Joudeh al-Husseini, custodian of the iconic church, said.
However, in a February 28 statement, David Nekrutman, executive director of The Center for Jewish-Christian Understanding and Cooperation, chastised the church leaders for having likened the recent legislative bill to those enacted by Nazi Germany against the Jews. Mr Barkat may also have hoped to put pressure on the finance ministry to help cover a local budget deficit.
The church is built where Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and resurrected. "Because a holy place without people is nothing. only the stones".
Although that president was born on February 22 and after his death on that day, it became a motive of national observance. Jefferson, a Virginian, was the third US president and principal author of the Declaration of Independence.
If this is captured, pro-Ankara forces would control 50 continuous kilometres (31 miles) on Afrin's northern border with Turkey . There was no immediate comment about the deployment from Kurdish officials.
Compensatory picks were previously not allowed to be traded, until a rule change allowed dealing such picks starting in 2017. On Friday, the NFL awarded the Denver Broncos a third-round compensatory pick, No. 99 overall in the 2018 NFL Draft .
In 1968, West Germany and Italy tied after four runs, but Italy won gold thanks to a tiebreaker with the fastest single run. Earlier, traditional speedskating power Norway was back on the top step of the podium at the Pyeongchang Olympics.
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Hollie's residence to set a perimeter and wait for other officers to arrive to talk to him, he find shots at the officers". A police department spokesperson said that funeral arrangements have not yet been finalized but may be announced Thursday.
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She became a superstar through the "Hunger Games" and "X-Men" film series. "I am self-educated", she told the " 60 Minutes " host. Lawrence's full interview on 60 Minutes airs Sunday Feb. 25 at 7:00 p.m.
The Wales global has been sidelined with a groin injury since early February, but he has now returned to training. Manchester City will be making their sixth appearance in the League Cup final, and third in the last five seasons.
Before the launch, Haasan is scheduled to address public meetings at Manamadurai, Paramakudi and Ramanathapuram. He also met people from the fishermen community. "Guide us to serve you", he said at the party launch.
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Get ready for the 'largest iPhone ever'
The first image, which can be seen above, supposedly shows the display digitizer from Apple's upcoming 6.5-inch iPhone X Plus . These larger models could ship in a new gold color on top of the black and silver options now available for the iPhone X.
Howe delighted as Bournemouth fight-back for Newcastle draw
Eddie Howe labelled Bournemouth's 2-2 draw with Newcastle "a odd afternoon" after his side scored twice in the last 10 minutes. Rafa Benitez has confirmed that Slimani has sustained an injury in training that will further keep him out of the lineup.
Proposal to change Chinese president's term limits
Xi, 64, is now required by the country's constitution to step down as President after two five-year terms. Analysts in Delhi believe that the world will have to pay "very close" attention to what Mr.
Severe Weather Possible Tonight
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Trump, Australia's Turnbull seek common ground on trade, China
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Melania's parents permanent USA residents
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Winter weather advisory Tuesday in northern Oklahoma
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Earhquake Hits South Of Britain
The US Geological Survey & British Geological Survey confirmed an natural disaster of 4.7 magnitude was recorded at 2.31pm. Port Talbot is 10 miles from Swansea and the tremors were felt as the town's football side faced Taff's Well.