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Jerusalem: Holy city of the Abrahamic religions
Jerusalem is a city in the Middle East, located on a plateau in the Judaean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea. It is one of the oldest cities in the world, and is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Both Israel and the Palestinian Authority claim Jerusalem as their capital, as Israel maintains its primary governmental institutions there and the State of Palestine ultimately foresees it as its seat of power; however, neither claim is widely recognized internationally.

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Ramadan in Jerusalem: New way of observing the holy month [Video]

Ramadan in Jerusalem: New way of observing the holy month

Restrictions are beginning to ease and economic activity is gradually returning to these streets.

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Emboldened by closures, foxes prowl ancient port city in Israel [Video]

Emboldened by closures, foxes prowl ancient port city in Israel

Red foxes have been making appearances in the Israeli city of Ashkelon, drawn out from the seclusion of the desert dunes by the coronavirus lockdown that has kept people off the streets.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:17Published
The loneliness of the long-distance Holocaust survivor [Video]

The loneliness of the long-distance Holocaust survivor

Survivors of the Holocaust, like many other elderly people, have been confined to their homes in recent weeks as part of shielding measures. Many have been alone in isolation cut off from their usual..

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A Holy Land Easter season like no other [Video]

A Holy Land Easter season like no other

Jerusalem has witnessed an Easter season like no other, with the celebration of Jesus' life held under the shadow of a deadly disease. David Doyle reports.

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Holy Fire lit in near-empty Jerusalem [Video]

Holy Fire lit in near-empty Jerusalem

The Holy Fire ceremony symbolising Jesus' resurrection was lit in a deserted Jerusalem on Saturday, without the joyful throng of Orthodox Christian pilgrims who normally attend a spectacle that brings..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published
Coronavirus leaves Holy Sepulchre almost deserted on Saturday's Christian Orthodox Easter service [Video]

Coronavirus leaves Holy Sepulchre almost deserted on Saturday's Christian Orthodox Easter service

Coronavirus prevented thousands of Christian Orthodox worshippers from participating in one of their most ancient rituals on Saturday at the Jerusalem church that houses the tomb of JesusView on..

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An 'extraordinary' Easter in Jerusalem amid coronavirus closures [Video]

An 'extraordinary' Easter in Jerusalem amid coronavirus closures

Religious leaders are encouraging Christians to tune in to Easter services streamed live on Facebook or websites.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:34Published
Israel closes off Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox areas [Video]

Israel closes off Jerusalem's ultra-Orthodox areas

Israel locked down mainly ultra-Orthodox Jewish areas of Jerusalem on Sunday to try to contain the spread of the coronavirus from the densely populated neighbourhoods where the infection rate is high...

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:05Published
Jerusalem's Via Dolorosa empty due to coronavirus fears [Video]

Jerusalem's Via Dolorosa empty due to coronavirus fears

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is usually the global focus of Easter celebrations, but this year it will be bereft of Easter pilgrims to see them. Edward Baran reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

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