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  6/6/2014, Sivan 8, 5774

Jerusalem is the '2016 Islamic Tourism Capital'


The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) chose Jerusalem as the "capital of Islamic tourism" for 2016 at the first OIC International Forum on Islamic Tourism, which was held in the Indonesian capital of Jakarta this Monday and Tuesday, according to the Palestinian Authority's (PA's) Ma'an news agency. PA Minister of Religious Affairs Mahmoud Habbash said the forum decided on Jerusalem as a means of "breaking Israel's siege" of the 3,000-year-old Jewish capital.