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  5/3/2013, Iyar 23, 5773

Inciteful Sign to Stay over Jaffa Gate until Sunday


In spite of an Arutz Sheva expose and a promise from the Jerusalem municipality that it will be removed, a banner depicting the bleeding head of Jesus of Nazareth will remain over the Jaffa Gate to Jerusalem's Old City until Sunday, according to information received by Ephraim Holzberg, a resident of the Old City's Jewish Quarter. Interviewed by Arutz Sheva's Hebrew service, Holzberg claimed he heard from a trusted source that the order to leave the banner up until the end of Orthodox Christian Easter, also known as their "festival of light" came from the mayor's office.

Holzberg said, "To put up a banner with Jesus's head dripping blood is like writing 'Death to the Jews!'. Is this the banner that has to greet all those who are going to the Western Wall on Jerusalem Day?" He continued, "They're making a joke out of us, leaving the banner up until the end of their holiday on Sunday. It's like the joke about the Sukkah, the gentile judge and the Jew who asks the judge 'Give me another seven days and I'll take down the Sukkah.'"

No response has been received from the municipality.