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News and updates about Petra

Jordan to reopen Tomb of Aharon

Tomb of Aharon the Cohen in Petra to be reopened after being shut down due to illegal pilgrimage.

Jordan to reopen Tomb of Aharon

Jordan closes grave of Aharon to tourists

Jordan’s Minister of Religion decides to close grave of Aharon the Cohen in Petra following prayers deemed "illegal".

Jordan closes grave of Aharon to touristsplayer

Exposé: Antisemitism at the Jordanian border

Exposé: Antisemitism at the Jordanian border

Petra: Jews detained for praying

Jewish pilgrims told by Jordanian police any Jew found praying in Jordan will be jailed.

Petra: Jews detained for praying

Jordan bans sale of Petra land to ‘Israelis’

In forbidding sale and rent of real estate in the ancient city to ‘Israelis’, the Jordanians appear to mean ‘Jews’.

Jordan bans sale of Petra land to ‘Israelis’

Jordan tightens laws barring Jews from buying land

Officials in the ancient tourist attraction of Petra strengthen laws to stop any chance of selling land to any Jews – not just Israeli ones.

Jordan tightens laws barring Jews from buying land

Jordan: Teacher fired for teaching Hebrew

Petra University teacher sacked for noting learning Hebrew was a way for his students to understand Israeli culture.

Jordan: Teacher fired for teaching Hebrew 'to know Israel'

Jordan: 70% of Gov't Media Coverage is Anti-Israel

Jordanian minister of state for media affairs brags that state media 'extensively' covers Israel 'violations.'

Jordan Minister: 70% of Official Media Coverage is Anti-Israel