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  4/20/2014, Nissan 20, 5774

Concern Over Jewish Access to King David's Tomb


Rabbi Ya'akov Sevilla of the King David's Tomb Faithful expressed concern to Arutz Sheva, Sunday, about recent reports of an agreement between Israel and the Catholic Church that would limit access to King David's Tomb on Mount Zion, just outside the walls of Jerusalem's Old City. Citing a relatively-high Christian visitation rate to the site of "the last supper", Rabbi Sevilla said,"The Christians have reached an agreement with the Muslim that the Muslims will be on the Temple Mount and the Christians will be on Mount Zion because this is the place that is sacred to them. We fear that the situation here will be similar to the Temple Mont; their tendency is to take over the place."

Despite previous turnovers of Christian properties to foreign entities, such as Sergei's Courtyard in dowtown Jerusalem to the Russian Orthodox Church, a diplomatic source told Arutz Sheva that the government has no intention of transfering the Mt. Zion site to the Church.

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