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16 March 2018

"And I will bring you into the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; and I will give it to you as a heritage: I am the Lord."
Exodus 6:8

Two IDF soldiers killed, two injured, in car-ramming terror attack

Developing story: Two IDF soldiers were killed and two others seriously injured in a car ramming attack on Friday afternoon near Hermesh in northern Samaria.

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Palestinian protesters stage 'Day of Rage' to mark 100 days since Trump's Jerusalem announcement Read
CHURCH OF HOLY SEPULCHRE PROTEST

CUFI joins call for MP to correct misleading statement about Church of the Holy Sepulchre

CUFI has co-sponsored a letter to Dame Caroline Spelman MP after she gave a seriously misleading answer about the recent tax protest by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Spelman failed to mention that the famous Jerusalem church was closed by church leaders in protest, thus implying that the closure may have been made by the Israeli or Jerusalem authorities.

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CUFI raises concerns with Archbishop Welby over his statement on Jerusalem churches

CUFI has raised concern with the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, over a recent letter he co-wrote with Cardinal Vincent Nichols to the Israel Ambassador to the UK about the recent protest by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

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How Church of the Holy Sepulchre tax protest was used to demonise Israel

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem took the rare step of closing its doors two weeks ago in protest of new government measures to tax commercial property owned by the church but not used for religious purposes.

The issue prompted the Archbishop of Canterbury to write to the Israeli Ambassador to the UK in opposition to the tax plans. The protest was also used by Hamas in an attempt to demonise Israel and win support from Palestinian Christians.

"Amid the dispute was an anti-Israel tone in which church leaders compared the city’s tax plans with 'laws similar' to those 'enacted against the Jews during a dark period in Europe'."

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What you've been saying about the Church of the Holy Sepulchre protest:
The 'church' property in question was not being used for 'religious' purposes. It was leased out. Therefore Israel legally had the right to ask for taxes. It had absolutely nothing to do with Israel supposedly trying to penalise Christianity. The Christian faith flourishes freely in Israel unlike other middle eastern countries. - CAROLE
The church has closed it's doors due to internal reason. Nothing to do with Israel - YAFFA
Great support from CUFI which is so valuable I'm sharing this and other posts to increase awareness of the true facts. Kol ha kavod - CAROLYN
I hope that Archbishop Welby will now also press the UK Government to stop charging property taxes on the commercial properties owned by the Church Commissioners, who believe that responsible payment of taxes is a Christian duty - CLIVE
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OTHER TOP STORIES

Three Arab German security guards suspended for harassing Israel stand at tourism fair

"When police are called to rescue Israelis from professional security guards who are supposed to be protecting them, there is clearly something amiss."

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Israel prevents smuggling of terror-related contraband into Gaza

Fake IDF uniforms and mercury were among items seized by Israeli authorities at the border with Gaza and were intended for terrorism.

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$403 million budgeted for Palestinian terrorists and their families

“Even if I will have to leave my position, I will not compromise on the salary of a Martyr (Shahid) or a prisoner" - President Mahmoud Abbas

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In-depth: How the Palestinian Authority is misusing its financial resources

The Palestinian Authority is always asking for more money, however, they spend it so badly that it is not in the interest of the global community to keep funding this corrupt regime.

Here we look at some of the ways the PA is misusing funds, creating an unstable economy and fuelling corruption.

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Israel to broadcast World Cup to Arab nations for free

Israel will broadcast the 2018 FIFA World Cup via satellites free of charge to the Arab nations and others. The coverage will include a pre-match discussion and commentary in Arabic.

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ISRAEL HELPING THE WORLD

Israeli aid to South Sudan greeted with singing and dancing
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Israel's water tech could save Cape Town from drought
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ISRAEL & THE MIDDLE EAST

Palestinian PM survives assassination attempt as convoy is bombed during visit to Gaza Read

Iran has at least 10 more military bases in Syria - Report
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UNITED STATES

Tillerson out, Pompeo in, and what it means for Israel and the Iran Deal
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New survey shows highest levels of support in America for Israel Read
UNITED KINGDOM

Theresa Villiers proposes bill giving Holocaust survivors more time to retrieve art looted by Nazis
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SPOTLIGHT

Prince William's family connection to Jerusalem

Did you know that William has a direct family connection to Jerusalem?

On the Mount of Olives, above the Garden of Gethsemane, lies the picturesque Church of St Mary Magdalene. There, Princess Alice of Battenberg, the paternal grandmother of Prince Charles and great-grandmother to Prince William is buried.

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'Superman' actor Dean Cain visits Israel, prays for peace
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UN report says Israel is 11th happiest country in the world
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