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  2/18/2014, Adar 18, 5774

Christian Officials to Jerusalem Municipality: Give Us Sovereignty on Mount Zion


A secret and sensitive meeting took place today (Tuesday) regarding Mount Zion and the area Tomb of King David compound, at the office of the Jerusalem Director-General, Attorney, Amnon Merhav.

Those attending represented all relevant political factions, including the Prime Minister's Office, the Office of the President, the Western Wall Rabbi, the Ministry of Tourism, Police, the Shin Bet, and senior Christian officials.

Over the course of the meeting, the Christian delegation asked the Jerusalem Municipality to approve their sovereignty over Mount Zion, including the David's Tomb compound. Although the lower section is King David's Tomb, the upper area is a hall of "The Last Supper", which is santified to Christian believers, according to their beliefs.