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Out of a bus guarded by Israeli troops emerge Jewish pilgrims, on a visit to the ruins of a Byzantine-era synagogue entrusted to Palestinian security forces.
The driver attempted to flee to the Allenby Bridge, on the border with Jordan, but was arrested by authorities.
"We came here all the way from Chicago, ten thousand miles, hoping to see where Christ died and we were so disappointed," says upset tourist.
Most of the Palestinians are relatives of “those who have been martyred,” said the report.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
The campaign, spread on Twitter under the hashtag "Gaza misses Umrah (the Mecca pilgrimage)," was launched in light of the approaching visit of Saudi Arabia's King Salman to Cairo later this week.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
After Sukkot, the pilgrims will pay a solidarity visit to Israel’s border with Gaza, where they will hold a ceremony with community leaders from the Eshkol Region.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
The modern pilgrim to the Middle East carves out a pilgrimage trail – in order to present the story of Palestinians to the western world.
By SETH J. FRANTZMAN
Notre Dame cathedral is the right place for pilgrims who cannot subsist solely on spiritual sustenance and architectural delights.
Around 3 million Muslim pilgrims from the world over perform haj on last day of the pilgrimage, celebrated with the Id al-Adha holiday.
"The majority come because they are committed Christians, they want to see the Bible come alive."
By HERB KEINON
The rebels are waiting for government to set up a new Muslim autonomous government in the south.
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