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Make Jerusalem Safe Again

Ilana Mercer, RELOCATING the American Embassy to Jerusalem, as President Donald Trump has pledged to do, is more than symbolic. It’s what Christians should be praying for if they value celebrating future Easter Holy Weeks, in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, located in Jerusalem’s Old City. With such a forceful gesture, the Trump administration

Trump fans rally in Jerusalem’s Old City “If Hillary Clinton becomes president, we’re dead”

On a rooftop overlooking the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City, around 200 American-Israeli fans of Donald Trump gathered to proclaim their support for the Republican candidate, convinced he will be Israel’s best friend if elected. Wearing “Make America Great Again” baseball caps, the small crowd, ranging from Holocaust survivors in their 80s to grinning teenagers

The UN’s Shameful Purge of Historical Jewish Ties to Jerusalem

Joseph Klein, How the United Nations is helping the Palestinians’ campaign of dejudaization of Jews’ holiest sites. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) executive board passed a resolution, entitled “Occupied Palestine,” which refers to Jerusalem’s holy sites only by their Islamic names. The resolution effectively denies the historical ties of the Jewish

Trump and Netanyahu Discuss Border Fence, Status of Jerusalem

Donald Trump “discussed at length Israel’s successful experience with a security fence that helped secure its borders” during a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that lasted longer than an hour, according to a statement from the Republican presidential nominee’s campaign. Trump’s proposal to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico as way

Pope Tours Jerusalem Shrines Before Honoring Zionist Leader

 Pope Francis entered the most contested piece of territory in the Holy Land today, visiting a hilltop compound in Jerusalem that houses Islam’s third-holiest site and is revered by Jews as the sole remnant of their ancient temple. The pontiff removed his shoes to enter the gold-capped Dome of the Rock mosque on the site

Pope’s schedule for his first visit to Holy Land

 Pope Francis is on a weekend trip to the Holy Land aimed at marking an improvement in Catholic-Orthodox relations but which will also see him navigate some of the region’s most intractable conflicts, from Israeli-Palestinian tensions to the civil war in neighboring Syria. The following is the schedule for the pope’s visit: Sunday, May 25

In Damascus, Christians briefly ignore war for Easter

 The sound of battles echoes from the outskirts of the capital as Christians in Damascus celebrated the Easter weekend, briefly ignoring the conflict for the yearly ritual. At the gates of Saint George Syrian Orthodox Church – just a few minutes walk from a school where a mortar attack killed several children and injured dozens