Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III (C) at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City (AFP)

Jerusalem For Sale: Christians Fight Transfer of Church Land to Settlers

Palestinian Christians have pledged to fight against the sale of church land in East Jerusalem to Israeli settlers in a dispute that has pitted Greek church leaders against Palestinian worshippers. Church members told MEE that protest action and, if necessary, occupation of the sites were the last options available to prevent the transfer of three …

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Power to the People: Why Palestinian Victory in Jerusalem is a Pivotal Moment

Neither Fatah nor Hamas have been of much relevance to the mass protests staged around Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem. Neither have American pressure, half-hearted European ‘concern about the situation’ or cliché Arab declarations made one iota of difference. United Nations officials warned of the grim scenarios of escalation, but their statements were mere words. …

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Temple Institute head Yisrael Ariel, who has called for the destruction of churches and mosques and the mass slaughter of those who refuse to accept his extreme version of Judaism, at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in June. (via Facebook)

These are the Israeli Leaders Who Want to Destroy al-Aqsa

Since the gun battle at the al-Aqsa compound on 14 July that ended in the deaths of three Palestinian citizens of Israel and two Israeli police, Israeli media have largely focused on outrage that anyone would carry out an attack at a holy site, while praising Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s collective punishment against the Palestinian …

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Palestinians hit by tear gas in the Old City of Jerusalem on 27 July 2017 (Reuters)

Al-Aqsa Crisis: Two Palestinians Dead, Dozens Injured Following Friday Prayers

Two Palestinian were killed by Israeli security forces in Gaza and the occupied West Bank on Friday as protesters clashed with Israeli police following Friday prayers. One of the two victims was shot dead after attempting to stab Israeli soldiers at a junction near Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, the Israeli army said. The …

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The Strange Story of the False Wailing Wall at Al-Aqsa (Temple Mount)

[The secular dates in this article rendered B.C.E. and C.E. (meaning “Before Common Era” and “Common Era”) are identical to the false religious dates B.C. and A.D. (“Before Christ” and “After our Lord”) which erroneously became standard in Christian countries (though 3 years off) in the sixth century of our Era.] There is absolute proof …

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Five Things You Need to Know About Al-Aqsa

The last couple of weeks have seen daily demonstrations and confrontations between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territories. Tensions have risen in occupied East Jerusalem's Old City after Israel shut down al-Aqsa Mosque compound for the first time since 1969, after a deadly gun battle between Palestinian citizens of Israel and Israeli …

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Israel Airstrikes Pound Gaza Amid Ongoing Jerusalem Tensions

Five Israeli airstrikes hit a Hamas position in southern Gaza on Monday, a security source said, amid tensions in Jerusalem over Israel's actions at Al-Aqsa mosque. Separate strikes hit farming land in central Gaza, hours after a missile was fired across the border from the Palestinian enclave, with no injuries reported in either incident, the …

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The Long and Under-Reported History of Judeo-Christian Terror Around Al-Aqsa

The current Palestinian protests, related to the shootings at Al-Aqsa compound in East Jerusalem over a week ago and subsequent Israeli altering of security arrangements at the site, could, as some Israeli analysts observe, “turn into an intifada in the blink of an eye.” (Nir Hasson in Haaretz). The Israeli narrative here is that it …

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