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Father Francesco Patton (2-R), a superior in the Franciscan order known as 'Custo', and friars prays in front of the entrance of the Tomb of Jesus, where Jesus Christ is believed to be buried, inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre at the end of the weekly Via Dolorosa (Way …

Franciscan Friars, Guardians of Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre

JERUSALEM – Wearing traditional brown robes held in place by a white belt with three knots symbolising vows of “poverty, chastity and obedience”, Franciscan friars have long been a part of Jerusalem’s landscape.

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Six Major Points In President Trump’s Keynote Address On Israel

JERUSALEM — In a keynote speech today that capped his 24-hour visit to Israel, President Donald Trump outlined his administration’s approach toward Israel and vowed an “unshakable bond” between the U.S. and the Jewish state.

A picture shows the Church of the Transfiguration on Mount Tabor, in Israel�s Lower Galilee on March 25, 2009. According to Christian tradition, Mount Tabor is the site of the Transfiguration of Christ, during which Jesus began to radiate light and was seen conversing with Moses and Elijah. Pope Benedict …

Shrine to Jesus in Israel ‘Robbed and Vandalised’

A church in Israel built where Christians believe the transfiguration of Jesus took place has been vandalised, with chalices stolen, icons damaged and a donation box robbed, an official said Tuesday.

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Seinfeld Star Touches Down in Israel

The actor, Wayne Knight, most familiar for his role as Newman in the acclaimed comedy series ‘Seinfeld,’ landed on Sunday morning in Israel.

Chinese tourists watch the motorcade of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he arrives to meet the Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 9, 2013. Netanyahu is on a five day visit to China and will meet with Chinese President Xi …

Spike in Chinese Tourists Visiting Israel

There was a 112 percent increase in the number of Chinese tourists visiting Israel last month, while the overall number of visitors from China since the beginning of the year rose 53 percent compared to last year.

A Christian pilgrim carries a wooden cross along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) in Jerusalems Old City during the Good Friday procession on March 25, 2016.

Christians In The Holy Land And Across The World Are Celebrating Easter

JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians in the Holy Land and across the world are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago. The cavernous Holy Sepulcher church in Jerusalem was packed with worshippers on

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‘Talmudic Grape’ Resurrected to Make New Line of Wine

JERUSALEM – An Israeli winemaker is turning a nearly extinct variety of grape into wine that was last consumed in the era of the bible, ISRAEL21c reported.  Using 3D and DNA analysis, Marawi grapes were found to be the same