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        2/20/2014, Adar 20, 5774

      PMO: David's Tomb Not Changing Hands

      The Prime Minister's Office said, Thursday evening, reports of government intent to transfer Mount Zion or any portion of it were incorrect or fundamental lies. Senior officials close to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said the Vatican has never asked to receive King David's Tomb.

      Arutz Sheva has learned that senior Christian officials in Jerusalem and the Vatican recently complained to the PMO and the office of President Shim'on Peres about the presence of "too many" Jews at David's Tomb, calling Saturday-night Melave Malka meals and parties to usher out the Jewish Sabbath a "nuisance". Hundreds are expected at such an observance this Saturday night, including members of the Jerusalem city council, who have called on the government to stand firm and keep the site in Jewish hands.

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