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Did the Greek church threaten the Jerusalem municipality?

Greek Orthodox Church allegedly threatens Israeli control over much of Jerusalem if right to bar Jews from Tomb of the Kings is not upheld.

Did the Greek church threaten the Jerusalem municipality?

Rabbis demand end to digging at David's Tomb

David's Tomb rabbis ask Netanyahu to intervene and stop diggings. Rabbi Yosef Berger: 'How is there no protest? It's a scandal.'

Rabbis demand end to digging at David's Tomb

The Lynyrd Skynyrd Connection to Mount Zion

As preparations for Shavuot are underway, a rabbi reminisces about rock star Artimus Pyle's three years as a yeshiva student on Mt. Zion.

The Lynyrd Skynyrd Connection to Mount Zion & King David's Tombplayer

Liberman Denies King David's Tomb Transfer

Foreign Minister vehemently denies reports, amidst ongoing controversy over papal visit.

Liberman Denies King David's Tomb Transfer

Netanyahu Seeking to Give David's Tomb to Vatican?

An MK Says Netanyahu has contacted the Chief Sephardic Rabbi, asked for halakhic permission to make the move.

Netanyahu 'Asked Rabbi to Allow Giving David's Tomb to Vatican'

Outdoor Group Seder Planned for Mount Zion

A group of young volunteers plan a outdoor group seder on the slopes of the historic Mount Zion.

Mount Zion Seder Aims to Assert Jewish Presence

King David's Tomb to Remain in Israel's Hands

The Prime Minister's Office calls reports that Mount Zion will be transferred to the Vatican 'fundamental lies.'

King David's Tomb to Remain in Israel's Hands

Report: Vatican Pushing for Control of Mount Zion

Christian leaders push Israel to hand over control of area housing King David’s tomb, ‘last supper’ hall.

Report: Vatican Pushing for Control of Mount Zion

‘Govt. to Split Jerusalem – Where are the Rabbis?’

Rabbi Yisrael Ariel wonders at fellow rabbis’ silence over plan to give away Jerusalem holy sites.

‘Govt. to Split Jerusalem – Where are the Rabbis?’

"We Don't Have to Agree to Love Each Other"

Hundreds are expected to camp out on Mount Zion for Shavuot. Meet the young dynamic organizers who are promoting unity.

Shavuot Organizer: "We Don't Have to Agree, to Love Each Other"player

Hundreds Camp Out on Mount Zion for Shavuot

A couple describes what inspired them to organize a mass communal Shavuot celebration on Mount Zion. Photo essay and audio included.

Hundreds Camp Out on Mount Zion This Past Shavuot

The Vatican Wants to Lay its Hands on Jerusalem

The Vatican is now reiterating demands for control of religious sites in Jerusalem. Jordan's occupation 1948-1967 didn't bother them.

Expose: The Vatican Wants to Lay its Hands on Jerusalem

Sukkot Concert on Mt. Zion with Aharit Hayamim Hai

Samet refers to the band's eclectic style as "a combination of Carlebach, klezmer, traditional hassidic music and reggae."

Free Sukkot Concert on Mt. Zion with Aharit Hayamim Haiplayer

Peres Greets Pope at Home

Prior to his visit in Yad Vashem, the Pope called on Pres. Peres in Jerusalem. "Peace" was the theme of the speeches.

Peres Greets Pope in Official Residence

For.Min. Denies Giving Mt. Zion

Foreign Ministry official denies plan to hand over control of Mt. Zion holy site to Catholic Church, two days before Israel-Vatican meeting.

Foreign Ministry Denies Plan to Hand Over Mt. Zion Site

Israel to Give Part of Mt. Zion?

After 10 years of talks with the Vatican concerns are rising that Israel will cede control of King David’s Tomb in Jerusalem.

Israel’s Control of Mt. Zion in Danger

Mt. Zion Hand-over: Pres. Denies

President Katzav's office categorically denies any intention to sign an agreement to give over parts of Mt. Zion to the Catholic Church.

Mt. Zion Handover: President Denies, Reports Persist