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Nazareth Mayor Now Claims Christmas Celebrations Will Be Held as Normal

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Nazareth, the Israeli Arab city where Jesus is thought to have been raised, will celebrate Christmas as usual, its mayor said, denying the festivities would be curtailed in protest at the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Human Rights Council

Israel Shuts Down Islamic Movement Institutions Over Incitement

Several institutions affiliated with initiatives of the Islamic Movement in Israel were shut down on Thursday, after the Shin Bet recommended the courts extend a previous declaration made by the Security Cabinet, which found the northern branch of the Islamic Movement to be an unlawful instigator.

Chabad rabbi

Jerusalem Arabs ‘Planned Islamic State-Inspired Attack’

JERUSALEM – Two Arab residents of eastern Jerusalem were charged on Monday with planning an attack on security forces in the city under the banner of the Islamic State. The Jerusalem State Attorney’s Office filed the indictment against Mu’asab Alian, 23, and Samir Abd Rabo, 38, who face charges including, conspiracy to aid an enemy in time of war, membership in a terrorist organization and contact with a foreign agent.