holy sites in jerusalem

Lightning strikes over the Beit Safafa neighborhood in Jerusalem, Oct. 14, 2019
How should Jerusalem be divided? - Watch & Poll

Corey Gil Shuster polled a handful of Israelis throughout the country from Tel Aviv to Rosh Ha’ayin to the Holy City itself, to find out how people feel.

Sacred in the Holy City

This year’s lineup offers an eclectic program of shows and slots not only designed to entertain but also to tug at the heartstrings, raise the spirits a notch or two.

THE GOVERNMENT HOUSE, atop the ridge of Jebl Mukaber, in southeastern Jerusalem.
The little-known historic significance of east Jerusalem

One may mistakenly assume that areas within Jerusalem containing large Arab populations are of less historical significance to Jews and Christians, yet nothing can be further from the truth.

Travel Jerusalem with no stone left unturned in the City of David

Jerusalem is holy to three religions: Judaism, Islam and Christianity.

Photographer Enrico Formica presents his new book "Terra Sancta"
Terra Sancta: celebrating 130 years of Christian pilgrims in the Holy Land

"The Holy Land is the only place in the world you can visit with a Bible as a guidebook."

Notes to God emptied from the Western Wall (August 28, 2018).
WATCH: Notes to God cleared from Western Wall before high holy days

Rabbi of the Western Wall Shmuel Rabinovitch led a team from the Western Wall Heritage Foundation to extract all the notes with wooden stick.

Cap: A new map of Jerusalem and the Old City launched yesterday shows pathways and tourist spots
New J'lem map launched to help visitors navigate the capital’s treasured sites

The map presents a detailed illustration of the Jewish Quarter in the capital’s Old City and highlights many sites, including some previously closed to the public.

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Pilgrims flock to Jerusalem to celebrate Easter

Orthodox Christians waving palm fronds and branches, mark their Palm Sunday at Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Ze'ev Elkin, Jerusalem affairs minister (right), speaks to a group of European journalists during a
Foreign journalists see Jerusalem with their own eyes

"Israel is seen through a prism of so many filters and lobby groups – be it Israeli, Christian or Muslim advocacy groups. So it’s hard to get a clear understanding of what’s going on here from afar."

Worshippers kneel and pray in front of the closed doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Prayers answered: Christianity's holiest site reopens

"It's one of the holiest sites for our religion and we prayed very hard these last three days that things would change and it would be open for us to be able to go in."

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