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“We looked for Mayor Moshe Leon, now it's your turn to look for him. “

▶️ Source: Jerusalem Municipality

[Selected Comments]:
- “Moshe Leon is so disconnected from the city that they had to photoshop him in.”
- [Translation of text in the second image]: ”Givata’iim “[1]

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0202 Editor's Notes:
[1] Mayor Moshe Leon is originally from Givata’iim, a city in the center of Israel. He has received criticism for coming from outside of Jerusalem and being ‘disconnected’ to the city’s needs.

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“We looked for Mayor Moshe Leon, now its your turn to look for him. “

▶️ Source: Jerusalem Municipality

[Selected Comments]: 
- “Moshe Leon is so disconnected from the city that they had to photoshop him in.” 
- [Translation of text in the second image]: ”Givata’iim “[1]

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0202 Editors Notes: 
[1] Mayor Moshe Leon is originally from Givata’iim, a city in the center of Israel. He has received criticism for coming from outside of Jerusalem and being ‘disconnected’ to the city’s needs. 

#Wheres_Waldo #Purim #Jerusalem_Municipality
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News Digest: East Jerusalem Celebrates Mother's Day

"Burj A-Luqluq Social Center Society [1] organized an open day on Tuesday March 19, 2019 to celebrate International Mother's Day. The open day consisted of many segments and activities related to mothers, specifically Jerusalemite mothers. At the end of the day, a group of mothers from the Bab Huta neighborhood [2] and the Old City were honored in appreciation for their role in serving Jerusalem and the Old City, and especially Burj A-Luqluq Social Center Society.

The event was organized with the cooperation of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) [3] and the Italian Terre des Hommes (Man's Land) Organization in Jerusalem [4]."

▶️ Source:Burj A-Luqluq Social Center Society

"Do mothers need a holiday ???

The West that is so far from Islam and its legislation and statutes created a holiday for the mother once a year. On this holiday they remember the mother because the entire year, they were too busy to think of her due to their jobs, daily obligations, neglect, the coldness of their heart, and their selfishness.

Alas, we the Muslim nation, the nation of the Qur'an, the nation of Muhammad peace be upon him, servants of Al-Rahman [5], how could we ever forget the origin of our existence - with Almighty God's will of course - the one whose care, affection, generosity, giving, loyalty and prayers accompanied us the entire time!?

No! We will never forget you, mother. I take an oath upon myself to be one of your pious children, the apple of your eye forever and always."

[Selected comments:]

- "This day is like a day of gratitude; it isn't necessarily a holiday. This day comes once a year just as an appreciation for the mother. It's not a matter of halal and haram [6]. If you don't want to get your mother a present, then don't, and if you want to get her one, then do. It's not our issue. This day is just for appreciating mothers."
- "You're completely right, all respect to you."

▶️ Source: Ask Jerusalem

"Good morning, happy Mother's Day to all Muslim mothers. May God have mercy on the mothers that went to the House of Justice [heaven] 👐🙂🌹🌹."

▶️ Source: Ask Jerusalem

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0202 Editor's Notes:
[1] Burj A-Luqluq Social Center Society is a developmental non-profit organization founded in 1991 in East Jerusalem that aims to improve the social, cultural, and sports reality in the city.
[2] Bab Huta is a neighborhood in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, lying north of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
[3] The United Nations Population Fund, formerly the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, is a UN organization whose work involves the improvement of reproductive health; including the creation of national strategies and protocols, and birth control by providing supplies and services.
[4] Terre des Hommes is an Italian non-profit organization. Terre des Hommes International Federation is a network of ten national organizations working for the rights of children and for the promotion of equitable development without racial, religious, political, cultural or gender-based discrimination.
[5] Al-Rahman, which translates to "merciful", is one of the 99 names of Allah in Islam.
[6] Haram is what is prohibited in Islam, and Halal is what is permitted.

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News Digest: East Jerusalem Celebrates Mothers Day

Burj A-Luqluq Social Center Society [1] organized an open day on Tuesday March 19, 2019 to celebrate International Mothers Day. The open day consisted of many segments and activities related to mothers, specifically Jerusalemite mothers. At the end of the day, a group of mothers from the Bab Huta neighborhood [2] and the Old City were honored in appreciation for their role in serving Jerusalem and the Old City, and especially Burj A-Luqluq Social Center Society.

The event was organized with the cooperation of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) [3] and the Italian Terre des Hommes (Mans Land) Organization in Jerusalem [4].

▶️ Source:Burj A-Luqluq Social Center Society

Do mothers need a holiday ???

The West that is so far from Islam and its legislation and statutes created a holiday for the mother once a year. On this holiday they remember the mother because the entire year, they were too busy to think of her due to their jobs, daily obligations, neglect, the coldness of their heart, and their selfishness.

Alas, we the Muslim nation, the nation of the Quran, the nation of Muhammad peace be upon him, servants of Al-Rahman [5], how could we ever forget the origin of our existence - with Almighty Gods will of course - the one whose care, affection, generosity, giving, loyalty and prayers accompanied us the entire time!? 

No! We will never forget you, mother. I take an oath upon myself to be one of your pious children, the apple of your eye forever and always.

[Selected comments:]

- This day is like a day of gratitude; it isnt necessarily a holiday. This day comes once a year just as an appreciation for the mother. Its not a matter of halal and haram [6]. If you dont want to get your mother a present, then dont, and if you want to get her one, then do. Its not our issue. This day is just for appreciating mothers.
- Youre completely right, all respect to you.

▶️ Source: Ask Jerusalem

Good morning, happy Mothers Day to all Muslim mothers. May God have mercy on the mothers that went to the House of Justice [heaven] 👐🙂🌹🌹.

▶️ Source: Ask Jerusalem

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0202 Editors Notes:
[1] Burj A-Luqluq Social Center Society is a developmental non-profit organization founded in 1991 in East Jerusalem that aims to improve the social, cultural, and sports reality in the city.
[2] Bab Huta is a neighborhood in the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, lying north of Al-Aqsa Mosque.
[3] The United Nations Population Fund, formerly the United Nations Fund for Population Activities, is a UN organization whose work involves the improvement of reproductive health; including the creation of national strategies and protocols, and birth control by providing supplies and services.
[4] Terre des Hommes is an Italian non-profit organization. Terre des Hommes International Federation is a network of ten national organizations working for the rights of children and for the promotion of equitable development without racial, religious, political, cultural or gender-based discrimination.
[5] Al-Rahman, which translates to merciful, is one of the 99 names of Allah in Islam.
[6] Haram is what is prohibited in Islam, and Halal is what is permitted. 

#Mothers_Day #Burj_A_Luqluq
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Settlers Attack A Young Man

"The young man Muhammad Sa'ud talks about his attack by settlers yesterday at his place of work at Jaffa street."

[A translation of part of the video:]
"In the name of Allah, the merciful and the gracious, my name is Muhammad Sa'ud, a resident of the Shu'afat refugee camp [1] , Old City, Gate of the Chain. Yesterday I encountered racism and violence by settlers on Jaffa Street. My work is cleaning and of course they cursed me and threw stones at me and I attacked them but I couldn't match their strength. They outnumbered me, they were seven settlers [...] When I tried to call the police, they came and sprayed gas in my face. I then passed out, then I felt that I had a cut here [points to his stomach] [...] and I also had a serious injury in my hand. I have broken bones in my hand, an injury in my eye and I have an injury, as you can see, on the neck, and have a leg injury, an old injury. All what happens to us is because of the occupation against us, and I hope we find a solution to this catastrophe that happens to all the guys who work at night or work in a place where settlers like this exist. "

[Translation Selected Comments:]
- "Get well soon bro, curse those who did this to you."
- [Response by Muhammad Saud] "All is well, brother, it's okay, thank God for everything."

▶️ Source: Wadi Hilwa Information Center - Silwan
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0202 Editor's Note
[1] The Shu'afat refugee camp was established in 1965 by UNRWA and separated from the nearby Shu'afat neighborhood, which was annexed to the municipal jurisdiction of Jerusalem after the 1967 war, adding to the neighborhoods of Ras Khamis, Ras Shehadeh and Dahiyat A-Salam. The refugee camp suffers from high levels of crime, violence, and drug trafficking.

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News Digest: Hassidic Singer's Performance Goes Viral

#0202_A_View_From_West_Jerusalem

"What are your thoughts on this?"

[Selected comments:]

- "One of the most popular singers in the [Haredi] sector."
-”Women and men? Dancing?? It’s the end of the world.”
- "They cause many people to sin."
- "Lol, this is hilarious, I can’t breathe…"
- "I’m dying of laughter here."
- "Shameful!"
- "Nice... Those Americans are more pluralistic. Here they’re more closeminded and puritanical."
- "WTF, they definitely aren’t Haredi…"

▶️ Source: Jerusalemites FB Group

#0202_A_View_From_Haredi_Jerusalem

Chaim Shlomo Mayes rocks American crowd with “Bas Kol” [1].

Has Hasidic music stretched its boundaries?
Hasidic singer and Rapper Chaim Shlomo Mayes, a Belz Hasid [2] performed at a Gad Elbaz [3] concert that recently took place in the [United] States. Mayes rocked the hall with his hit “Bas Kol”.
Before beginning the performance, Mayes asks the crowd, mostly girls, if they are waiting for a Shidduch [4] [a subject the song is based on].

▶️ Source: Actualic News Website
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0202 Editor's Notes:
[1] Bas Kol - the Talmudic term for a "Heavenly Voice," the song features Mayes rapping to the tune of Fifth Harmony's hip hop track "Worth It."
[2] Belz - is a Hassidic dynasty that was founded in Western Ukraine in the early 1800s. Most Belz Hassidim (adherents) were killed in the Holocaust threatening the future of the movement. Rebbe Aharon Rokeach, the leader of the Belz Hassidut at the time, survived the Holocaust and re-established the movement in Israel. Today, the Belz movement has grown to over 7,000 families and is one of the largest Hasidic groups in Israel.
[3] Gad Elbaz is an Israeli Jewish singer.
[4] Shidduch - The Shidduch is a system of matchmaking in which Jewish singles are introduced to one another in Orthodox Jewish communities for the purpose of marriage.

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News Digest: Jerusalemites Respond to the New Zealand Massacre

#0202_A_View_From_West_Jerusalem

"Tonight [17.3.19]!
An interfaith prayer in front of the New Zealand embassy to show our solidarity in the face of the abominable hate crime. Muslims, Christians and Jews, we will pray together for peace and mutual respect in the face of murder and hate.
[…]"

[Selected comments:]

- "Where will the interfaith gathering in memory of the victims of the Muslim terror attack that happened today [1] be held?"
- ”It would make me glad if the Chief Rabbis of Israel took part in this prayer.”
- "You're great."
- &qTag Meirrrific idea."

▶️ Source: Tag Meir [2]

#0202_A_View_From_East_Jerusalem

"Pictures of the Palestinians at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque carrying out Friday prayers and absentee prayers [3] for the souls of the dead to commemorate the victims of the massacre in the two mosques in New Zealand.

# Terrorism in New Zealand
# The New Zealand massacre."

▶️ Source: Jerusalem First

"It was reported that Muhammad Ata Alian, who is the founder of the Al-Nour mosque in New Zealand, and his son Ata Muhammad Alian from Abu Dis, died as martyrs from their wounds in the terrorist attack that took place this morning in two mosques in the city of Christchurch. May Allah have mercy on them and accept them as he accepts the Prophets, the honest and the martyrs [4]. "

[Selected comments:]
- "Allah will have mercy on them."
- "May Allah have mercy on them and accept them next to Him alongside the Prophets and Martyrs... From Allah we come and to which we return."

▶️ Source: Mukaber Net

"The question that is currently asked is what would have happened if the martyrs of the mosques in New Zealand were not Muslims??? And what would have happened if the murderer was a Muslim???
I ask myself and answer myself that first of all, the murderer would not have survived until now, and you know the rest. And what is beautiful is that people tell you not to take it as a war against Islam. So a war against who is it exactly?!!! "

[Selected comments:]

- "If the terrorist Crusader Trent would not have documented his crime live, they would have accused the Muslims..."
- "There is a criminal Crusader resentment throughout history from the Crusades against the East ... Their crimes continue to this day .. God will win."
-"If the terrorist was a Muslim and the victims were infidels, the Arab leaders would immediately begin to denounce them and [say] 'this is a terrorist' and so on (the leadership is in the dustbin of history).
-"So you have forgotten all the Muslims who died in Syria and throughout the country and instead payed your attention to this mosque? Be silent, better for you."
-[reply:] "Injustice is injustice wherever it is. The fact that we have expressed solidarity and raised the issue of these martyrs does not stop or contradict our solidarity with what is happening to Muslims in all regions of the world."
-"In the name of Allah, the merciful [5]: ' Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you till you follow their religion' [From Qura'an, Surah Al-Baqarah, verse 120]

▶️ Beit Hanina- Jerusalem

#0202_A_View_From_Haredi_Jerusalem

'A white male shot at dozens of worshipers at mosques in two separate locations in the town of Christchurch in New Zealand.
A eyewitness, who lives next to the mosque, told Reuters that he saw a man dressed in black enter the Al-Noor Mosque located in the center of Christchurch at about 1:45 and, after that, heard dozens of shots fired and saw people running out of the mosque. The eyewitness added that the armed man exited the mosque and threw, what seemed to be, a semi-automatic weapon and fled the scene.
“I saw people dying all over, 3 in the corridor and next to the door that leads into the mosque and people inside the mosque. This is crazy, unbelievable. I don't understand how someone can do this to other people it's horrifying” says the eyewitness.
More than 40 people were murdered according to reports from New Zealand.
According to AP, the shooter left a manifest in which he details his stance against the Islamic immigration and explains why he chose to resort to murder.
[New Zealand] PM Jacinda Ardern, said this is “one of the darkest days in New Zealand's history”.
The police advised people planning to attend mosque that they should rather stay home and lock the doors as there is a possibility of additional shooters still on the loose.
As of now, the shooters are still at large and have yet to be apprehended.'

▶️ Source: BeHadrei Haredim
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0202 Editor's Notes:
[1] On the 17.3.19, a Palestinian shot three Israelis in the West Bank, killing one and injuring the other two critically.
[2] Tag Meir Forum is an organization whose mission is to (as self-described): “educate for tolerance and empathy, and create public events to raise the voice of those committed to democratic values.”
[3] Absentee prayer is a funeral prayer performed upon a dead Muslim if they die in another country.
[4] This is a saying one says after someone passes away, much like, rest in peace.
[5] A saying before starting to read/say any Qura'an verse.

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News Digest: Jerusalemites Respond to the New Zealand Massacre
 
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Tonight [17.3.19]!
An interfaith prayer in front of the New Zealand embassy to show our solidarity in the face of the abominable hate crime. Muslims, Christians and Jews, we will pray together for peace and mutual respect in the face of murder and hate.
[…]
 
[Selected comments:]
 
- Where will the interfaith gathering in memory of the victims of the Muslim terror attack that happened today [1] be held?
- ”It would make me glad if the Chief Rabbis of Israel took part in this prayer.”
- Youre great.
- A terrific idea.
 
▶️ Source: Tag Meir [2]

#0202_A_View_From_East_Jerusalem
 
Pictures of the Palestinians at the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque carrying out Friday prayers and absentee prayers [3] for the souls of the dead to commemorate the victims of the massacre in the two mosques in New Zealand.

# Terrorism in New Zealand
# The New Zealand massacre.

▶️ Source: Jerusalem First 

It was reported that Muhammad Ata Alian, who is the founder of the Al-Nour mosque in New Zealand, and his son Ata Muhammad Alian from Abu Dis, died as martyrs from their wounds in the terrorist attack that took place this morning in two mosques in the city of Christchurch. May Allah have mercy on them and accept them as he accepts the Prophets, the honest and the martyrs [4]. 

[Selected comments:]
- Allah will have mercy on them.
- May Allah have mercy on them and accept them next to Him alongside the Prophets and Martyrs... From Allah we come and to which we return.

▶️ Source: Mukaber Net

The question that is currently asked is what would have happened if the martyrs of the mosques in New Zealand were not Muslims??? And what would have happened if the murderer was a Muslim???
I ask myself and answer myself that first of all, the murderer would not have survived until now, and you know the rest.  And what is beautiful is that people tell you not to take it as a war against Islam. So a war against who is it exactly?!!! 

[Selected comments:]

- If the terrorist Crusader Trent would not have documented his crime live, they would have accused the Muslims...
- There is a criminal Crusader resentment throughout history from the Crusades against the East ... Their crimes continue to this day .. God will win.
-If the terrorist was a Muslim and the victims were infidels, the Arab leaders would immediately begin to denounce them and [say] this is a terrorist and so on (the leadership is in the dustbin of history).
-So you have forgotten all the Muslims who died in Syria and throughout the country and instead payed your attention to this mosque? Be silent, better for you.
-[reply:] Injustice is injustice wherever it is. The fact that we have expressed solidarity and raised the issue of these martyrs does not stop or contradict our solidarity with what is happening to Muslims in all regions of the world.
-In the name of Allah, the merciful [5]:  Never will the Jews nor the Christians be pleased with you till you follow their religion [From Quraan, Surah Al-Baqarah, verse 120]

▶️ Beit Hanina- Jerusalem 

#0202_A_View_From_Haredi_Jerusalem

A white male shot at dozens of worshipers at mosques in two separate locations in the town of Christchurch in New Zealand.
A eyewitness, who lives next to the mosque, told Reuters that he saw a man dressed in black enter the Al-Noor Mosque located in the center of Christchurch at about 1:45 and, after that, heard dozens of shots fired and saw people running out of the mosque. The eyewitness added that the armed man exited the mosque and threw, what seemed to be, a semi-automatic weapon and fled the scene.
“I saw people dying all over, 3 in the corridor and next to the door that leads into the mosque and people inside the mosque. This is crazy, unbelievable. I dont understand how someone can do this to other people its horrifying” says the eyewitness.
More than 40 people were murdered according to reports from New Zealand.
According to AP, the shooter left a manifest in which he details his stance against the Islamic immigration and explains why he chose to resort to murder.
[New Zealand] PM Jacinda Ardern, said this is “one of the darkest days in New Zealands history”.
The police advised people planning to attend mosque that they should rather stay home and lock the doors as there is a possibility of additional shooters still on the loose.
As of now, the shooters are still at large and have yet to be apprehended.

▶️ Source: BeHadrei Haredim
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0202 Editors Notes:
[1] On the 17.3.19, a Palestinian shot three Israelis in the West Bank, killing one and injuring the other two critically.
[2] Tag Meir Forum is an organization whose mission is to (as self-described): “educate for tolerance and empathy, and create public events to raise the voice of those committed to democratic values.”
[3] Absentee prayer is a funeral prayer performed upon a dead Muslim if they die in another country.
[4] This is a saying one says after someone passes away, much like, rest in peace. 
[5] A saying before starting to read/say any Quraan verse.
 
#New_Zealand_Massacre #Abu_Dis  #0202POV
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The Start of Layali Al-Quds [1] Festival in Jerusalem

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“The Jerusalem Arts Network (Shafaq) [2] announces the launch of the activities in the fifth and last season of Layali Al-Quds. The festival includes various artistic and cultural activities that include plays, movie screenings, concerts, shows for children, tours, and artistic workshops for all the members of the family.

This festival is distinct in that the activities will continue until the 30th of March 2019. It aims to revive the city and rejuvenate the cultural and economical life in it through a continuous, high-quality artistic program in the evenings throughout the month. Shafaq and the partner organizations aim to reach the biggest amount of Palestinian audiences in Jerusalem with the festival.”

▶️ Source: Jerusalem Arts Network
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0202 Editor's Notes:
[1] Layali Al-Quds tranlates to "Jerusalem Nights." It is a cultural festival in Jerusalem organized by the Jerusalem Arts Network. Other cultural centers in Jerusalem participate in the event as well.
[2] Shafaq translates to "Twilight."

#Jerusalem_Nights #Layali_Al_Quds #Art #Culture #Music

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The Start of Layali Al-Quds [1] Festival in Jerusalem
 
[Excerpts from picture]

“The Jerusalem Arts Network (Shafaq) [2] announces the launch of the activities in the fifth and last season of Layali Al-Quds. The festival includes various artistic and cultural activities that include plays, movie screenings, concerts, shows for children, tours, and artistic workshops for all the members of the family.  

This festival is distinct in that the activities will continue until the 30th of March 2019. It aims to revive the city and rejuvenate the cultural and economical life in it through a continuous, high-quality artistic program in the evenings throughout the month. Shafaq and the partner organizations aim to reach the biggest amount of Palestinian audiences in Jerusalem with the festival.” 

▶️ Source: Jerusalem Arts Network
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0202 Editors Notes:
[1] Layali Al-Quds tranlates to Jerusalem Nights. It is a cultural festival in Jerusalem organized by the Jerusalem Arts Network. Other cultural centers in Jerusalem participate in the event as well. 
[2] Shafaq translates to Twilight.
 
#Jerusalem_Nights #Layali_Al_Quds #Art #Culture #Music

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Legislative Change Against Reform Organizations at Western Wall

“The Chief Rabbinate of Israel [1] debates legislative change to stop desecration of Western Wall [2]

Senior representatives from the State Attorney’s Office visited the Western Wall in response to the provocation of Reform organizations.
The Chief Rabbinate of Israel debated ways to deal with the provocations of Reform organizations at the Western Wall. The council will institute rulings regarding the Western Wall.
All of the rulings regarding the Western Wall are established in accordance with the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. The rulings are expected to bring an end to the provocations of Reform organizations, especially after the events at this past Rosh Chodesh [3].
This past Rosh Chodesh, Reform organizations planned tremendous provocations but they ended up failing. At first, they announced that they were organizing a protest of 1000 people. They asked the Rabbi of the Western Wall to allow their female hazzan [4] to sing the prayers on the speaker system.
The request of the Reform women was supported by the Attorney General, Erez Kaminitz. He wrote a letter to the Rabbi of the Western Wall saying that he supported the Reform women’s request to receive a loud speaker to perform their prayers.
One Rabbi responded by saying, ‘The Western Wall is a holy place, it is considered a mini temple and it is not acceptable to behave this way there. These women’s purpose is to desecrate what is holy to the Jewish People. And now they want to use a speaker system to even more terribly desecrate the holy site’.
One Rabbi said that, ‘According to the law the Chief Rabbinate of Israel is the only authority responsible for the holiness of the site, they are the ones who determine what will take place there and they are the ones who must make sure that the holiness of the site is preserved.I ask the council to do everything in order to prevent the desecration of the site’.
In response to the provocations on Rosh Chodesh 15,000 people came to participate in a celebratory prayer service. Thousands of them were religious students from around the country. So many people came that there were delays at the mandatory security checks into the site.
After the prayer service Israel Police denounced the provocations of the Reform organizations. They stated, ‘Some of the women came to the Western Wall with the intent to create tension and provocation, against the requests of the police that they pray in the women’s section’.”
▶️ Source: Ladaat

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0202 Editor’s Notes:
[1] The Chief Rabbinate of Israel is the supreme rabbinic authority for Judaism in Israel.
[2] The Western Wall is a holy site located in Jerusalem. It is the last surviving wall of the Jewish Temple. It has a designated prayer sections for women and men in accordance with the rulings of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.
[3] Rosh Chodesh is a celebratory day honouring the first day of the Jewish month. There are special prayers recited and they are typically accompanied by dance and song.
[4] The hazzan is the leader of the Jewish prayers/cantor. According to Orthodox Judaism the hazzan must be a male whereas Reform Judaism believes it can also be a female.

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Legislative Change Against Reform Organizations at Western Wall

“The Chief Rabbinate of Israel [1] debates legislative change to stop desecration of Western Wall [2]

Senior representatives from the State Attorney’s Office visited the Western Wall in response to the provocation of Reform organizations.
The Chief Rabbinate of Israel debated ways to deal with the provocations of Reform organizations at the Western Wall. The council will institute rulings regarding the Western Wall.
All of the rulings regarding the Western Wall are established in accordance with the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. The rulings are expected to bring an end to the provocations of Reform organizations, especially after the events at this past Rosh Chodesh [3].
This past Rosh Chodesh, Reform organizations planned tremendous provocations but they ended up failing. At first, they announced that they were organizing a protest of 1000 people. They asked the Rabbi of the Western Wall to allow their female hazzan [4] to sing the prayers on the speaker system.
The request of the Reform women was supported by the Attorney General, Erez Kaminitz. He wrote a letter to the Rabbi of the Western Wall saying that he supported the Reform women’s request to receive a loud speaker to perform their prayers. 
One Rabbi responded by saying, ‘The Western Wall is a holy place, it is considered a mini temple and it is not acceptable to behave this way there. These women’s purpose is to desecrate what is holy to the Jewish People. And now they want to use a speaker system to even more terribly desecrate the holy site’.
One Rabbi said that, ‘According to the law the Chief Rabbinate of Israel is the only authority responsible for the holiness of the site, they are the ones who determine what will take place there and they are the ones who must make sure that the holiness of the site is preserved.I ask the council to do everything in order to prevent the desecration of the site’.
In response to the provocations on Rosh Chodesh 15,000 people came to participate in a celebratory prayer service. Thousands of them were religious students from around the country. So many people came that there were delays at the mandatory security checks into the site. 
After the prayer service Israel Police denounced the provocations of the Reform organizations. They stated, ‘Some of the women came to the Western Wall with the intent to create tension and provocation, against the requests of the police that they pray in the women’s section’.”
▶️ Source: Ladaat

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0202 Editor’s Notes:
[1] The Chief Rabbinate of Israel is the supreme rabbinic authority for Judaism in Israel. 
[2] The Western Wall is a holy site located in Jerusalem. It is the last surviving wall of the Jewish Temple. It has a designated prayer sections for women and men in accordance with the rulings of the Chief Rabbinate of Israel.
[3] Rosh Chodesh is a celebratory day honouring the first day of the Jewish month. There are special prayers recited and they are typically accompanied by dance and song.
[4] The hazzan is the leader of the Jewish prayers/cantor. According to Orthodox Judaism the hazzan must be a male whereas Reform Judaism believes it can also be a female. 
 
For a previous West Jerusalem view about this, see: https://bit.ly/2HwYUJC

#Women_Of_The_Wall #Western_Wall

0202 is excited two-fold!

Firstly, because it was recently our 4th birthday, and secondly, in honor of Woman’s Day, Michal was chosen by מיינט ירושלים - mynet Jerusalem as one of the 35 women that changed Jerusalem this past year!

“At a certain point I understood that I live in a certain Jerusalem, and I don’t even know what goes on with my neighbors that live in a different Jerusalem. That’s why I founded the 0202 non-profit foundation, which provides access to points of view from East, West and Haredi Jerusalem to each other, in Arabic and Hebrew, through Facebook, guided tours, meetings etc’ – with no specific interpretation of events or biased filtering of facts.

“Just like that, simply by seeing the other side. Incidentally, today we are celebrating our 4th year on air and this year we launched a new program for activities in Arabic and citizenship classes, using current affairs in Jerusalem. The foundation’s staff includes 45 people – Jews, Arabs, Haredi, ex-Haredi and secular – in short, a mini-Jerusalem.

[…] “Jerusalem is the world’s capital of tolerance. There are already many residents who promote tolerance and multi-culturalism in our city. We now need for people from within and from outside the city to see and know about this initiative, so that they can proudly say that there are many cultures and public spheres of common good in Jerusalem. We now need to spread the message for it to be heard above all the city’s rooftops, all over the country, and be seen by all eyes watching Zion.”

The full interview with Michal, and the other 34 women who were chosen, could be found here: goo.gl/Ssgs3X
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0202 is excited two-fold!

Firstly, because it was recently our 4th birthday, and secondly, in honor of Woman’s Day, Michal was chosen by מיינט ירושלים - mynet Jerusalem as one of the 35 women that changed Jerusalem this past year! 

“At a certain point I understood that I live in a certain Jerusalem, and I don’t even know what goes on with my neighbors that live in a different Jerusalem. That’s why I founded the 0202 non-profit foundation, which provides access to points of view from East, West and Haredi Jerusalem to each other, in Arabic and Hebrew, through Facebook, guided tours, meetings etc’ – with no specific interpretation of events or biased filtering of facts.  

“Just like that, simply by seeing the other side. Incidentally, today we are celebrating our 4th year on air and this year we launched a new program for activities in Arabic and citizenship classes, using current affairs in Jerusalem. The foundation’s staff includes 45 people – Jews, Arabs, Haredi, ex-Haredi and secular – in short, a mini-Jerusalem.

[…] “Jerusalem is the world’s capital of tolerance. There are already many residents who promote tolerance and multi-culturalism in our city. We now need for people from within and from outside the city to see and know about this initiative, so that they can proudly say that there are many cultures and public spheres of common good in Jerusalem. We now need to spread the message for it to be heard above all the city’s rooftops, all over the country, and be seen by all eyes watching Zion.”

The full interview with Michal, and the other 34 women who were chosen, could be found here: https://goo.gl/Ssgs3X

#0202_A_View_from_West_Jerusalem

Unique Unity in Jerusalem

"Yesterday something very special happened in our city, which about 15 people took pictures on their phone, and if you help me locate the photos, it seems to me that Jerusalem will be grateful to you.
You probably know or heard about 'The Rebbe and the Gypsy' - Tomer and Alexandra play in the evenings at Zion Square [1]. She plays the violin and sits on a motorized chair and he plays the guitar. Sometimes people join in singing with them. Yesterday, at around 10 PM, a group of young men and women passed by. Some of the young women looked Muslim because they were wearing a hijab.
Then one of the young women wearing a hijab approached Tomer and began playing Hallelujah with him. The square filled up in minutes with dozens of people, the other women with hijabs began to dance slowly and finally everyone sang "Hava Nagila" and created a great dance circle.
I did not have any battery on my phone and could not take pictures, but at least 15 people took pictures and I can not find them anywhere."

▶️ Source: Jerusalemites FB group

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0202 Editor's note:
[1] Zion Square - an intersection in Jerusalem’s city center that hosts protests, street performers, and a marker of nightlife in Jerusalem.

#Music #Culture #Religion

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News Digest: Timeline of Events at Al-Aqsa in the Past Week

"Young men burn the police station in Al-Aqsa Mosque using fireworks and tension settles over [Al-Aqsa] complex."

▶️ Source: Qalandia Media Center

"Urgent: The Occupation arrests a young man and a boy in the courtyards of the holy Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the [Occupation] forces close Bab Al-Majles [The Council Gate], one of the gates of Al-Aqsa"

▶️ Source: Wadi Hilweh Information Center - Silwan

"Urgent:President Mahmoud Abbas [1] makes extensive calls to many sides to halt the escalation of the Occupation in Al-Aqsa Mosque."

[Selected comments:]

- "May God be satisified with you. Keep away and we the Jerusalemites we will set it free."
- "Good morning [2]"
- "What we only need is that you leave Jerusalem."
- "May God help us. Al-Aqsa doesn't need your likes; sit down 😠😠"
- "Don't bother. Al-Aqsa is for Allah and its men."
- "👏"

▶️ Source: Al-Quds News Network

"Urgent: The Occupation Police decided to open Al-Aqsa Mosque on Wednesday morning."

[Selected comments:]

- "Yallah [3], we are under their orders 😐"

▶️ Source: Sur Baher Village

"Palestinians hold the Asr prayer [4] at the gates of Al-Aqsa Mosque after Occupation foces closed the gates."

▶️ Source: Palestine Today News Agency

"Dozens of settlers storm the courtyards of Al-Aqsa Mosque amongst intensified protection by the Occupation soldiers today (Thursday) morning."

▶️ Source: Palestine Today News Agency

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0202 Editor's Notes:
For English coverage on the story in Palestinian media, see: bit.ly/2VZJ1z8
[1] Mahmoud Abbas is the president of the Palestinian Authority.
[2] It is common in Arabic to exclaim "Good morning" or "You've just woken up now" to someone who is late in reacting to something or taking action.
[3] Yalla is a common utterance in spoken Arabic that originates from the combinations of the two words "Ya" and "Allah", which is a call to God. Today the utterance is used commonly to mean "come on" or "oh well." In this context, it expresses the latter.
[4] Muslims are required to pray five times a day everyday. The five prayers are performed at specific times of the day and named accordingly: Fajr (dawn), Duhr (noon), Asr (afternoon), Maghrib (after sunset), Isha (evening/around nightfall).

#Al_Aqsa #Fire #Mahmoud_Abbas #Abu_Mazen

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"'Peace Now' [1] demonstration now in front of the Temple Mount.
What racism is there on the Temple Mount? Clearly, the Temple Mount does not allow Jews to pray and walk freely.
What demonstration of force is there on the Temple Mount? The force of the Waqf [2] and their statements against Jews. After all, there is no other factor on the Temple Mount that uses force. The police are feeble (except for the Jews), not to mention the Jews who come and go like a herd after the policemen and do not even dare speak out loud.
What kind of nationalism is there on the Temple Mount? Sermons of the sheiks.
It turns out that 'Peace Now' is, in fact, demonstrating against the Arabs, and I certainly understand them. After all, they are working for peace, and those who are creating war in Israel today are the Arabs. They are the ones who are destroying peace today. If they stop fighting, there will be no war in Israel. Therefore, it is only natural for an organization that works for peace to demonstrate against the Arabs."

▶️ Source: Ittai Elizur
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0202 Editor's note:
[1] 'Peace Now' is a non-governmental organization, liberal advocacy and activist group in Israel with the aim of promoting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
[2]

#Politics #Temple_Mount #Conflict

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Peace Now [1] demonstration now in front of the Temple Mount.
What racism is there on the Temple Mount? Clearly, the Temple Mount does not allow Jews to pray and walk freely.
What demonstration of force is there on the Temple Mount? The force of the Waqf [2] and their statements against Jews. After all, there is no other factor on the Temple Mount that uses force. The police are feeble (except for the Jews), not to mention the Jews who come and go like a herd after the policemen and do not even dare speak out loud.
What kind of nationalism is there on the Temple Mount? Sermons of the sheiks.
It turns out that Peace Now is, in fact, demonstrating against the Arabs, and I certainly understand them. After all, they are working for peace, and those who are creating war in Israel today are the Arabs. They are the ones who are destroying peace today. If they stop fighting, there will be no war in Israel. Therefore, it is only natural for an organization that works for peace to demonstrate against the Arabs.

▶️ Source: Ittai Elizur
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0202 Editors note: 
[1] Peace Now is a non-governmental organization, liberal advocacy and activist group in Israel with the aim of promoting a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
[2]

#Politics #Temple_Mount #Conflict

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#0202_A_View_From_Haredi_Jerusalem

Elderly Man Killed After Being Hit by a Bus

“80 Year Old Haredi Man is Killed After an Accident with a Bus
A pedestrian was run over and trapped underneath a bus on Thursday in the neighbourhood of Armon HaNatziv [1]. He was pronounced dead by the firefighters who attempted to rescue him.
An 80 year old Haredi man was trapped underneath a bus in the neighbourhood of Armon HaNatziv. He was pronounced dead on the spot.
At 14:00 a report the local rescue forces received a report that a pedestrian was injured from a bus at a bus stop in Jerusalem.
The rescue forces that arrived at the scene found the elderly man trapped underneath the bus. They worked to rescue him from underneath the bus. A Magen David Adom [2] doctor declared the elderly man dead at the location of the accident.
The police stated that, ‘Police forces are going to be starting an investigation with regard to the accident’.”

▶️ Source: Kikar HaShabbat

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0202 Editor’s Notes:
[1] Armon HaNatziv is a primarily Jewish neighbourhood in south-east Jerusalem.
[2] Magen David Adom is Israel’s national emergency medical service.

#Magen_David_Adom #Armon_HaNatziv

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A Critique of Women's Clothing

"Good morning everyone.

Honestly, there's a subject I've been worried about for a while now, and I can not keep silent about this subject: schoolgirls going to school like they're going to a wedding. The clothing they wear, as the honorable messenger of God [Prophet Muhammad], peace be upon him, has said about him, "Women who will be dressed but appear to be naked, inviting to evil; and they themselves will be inclined to it. Their heads will appear like the humps of the Bactrian Camel, inclined to one side. They will not enter Jannah [heaven] and they will not smell its fragrance which is perceptible from such and such a distance."

I mean, really, while she wears a headscarf or ties her hair, all the details of her body are clear. All this without mentioning the annoying behavior, the joking, and laughing out loud in the street.

Where are the fathers and brothers? That is to say, don't you know that those who see your daughter or sister on the street say 'God curse the father of those who raised you, where is the person who gave birth to you, where is that cuckold?' Brother, have you not learned that cuckolds will not enter paradise according to what the Messenger of God [Prophet Muhammad] said peace upon him,
"There are three at whom Allah will not look on the Day of Resurrection: The one who disobeys his parents, the woman who imitates men in her outward appearance, and the cuckold. And there are three who will not enter Paradise: The one who disobeys his parents, the drunkard, and the one who reminds people of what he has given them."'

May Allah correct our situation, cover our daughters, prevent our men from turning into cuckolds and sow the jealousy in their souls, Amen.

The image is for clarification. "

[Selected Comments:]

-"And the stray boys who are on the side and curse in the morning? Oh, OK, so what girls are wearing is more important than heresy[...]"
- [Reply:] "My respectable sister, you expect that the amount of the punks or harassers will decrease if the attire is modest . I will give a simple example: If I see any kind of fruit without the peel, as God created it, the interior of the fruit itself spoils. My honorable sister, we will not say that we are prophets, but compare the modesty of women and modesty men and compare the lack of modesty. In your opinion, which is better and worthy? I do not say they should wear the khimar [1], I say that they should wear modest clothes, that's what I think. Because everything has become legitimate, the boys, my esteemed sister, suffer from the cost of the dowry, the costs of the wedding, and I wish you would understand the suffering that exists. Thank you my esteemed sister. "

-"I mean, you solved all your problems and you have the luxury to get to this problem? ... Do not get yourself involved in what is not related to you, my brother, go preoccupy yourself with your own affairs."

-"We ignore the Middle East issue, the issue of garbage in the streets, the issue of poverty, the issue of lack of education, the issue of money, the occupation and the issue of curses and deceit, heresy and the issue of fighting and murder and the issue of drugs and then you talk to me about the issue of women's clothing, amazing.

-"May God reward you with good things. I hope that every mother will look at what her daughter is wearing before leaving the house because the mother is the basis of education and she is a friend to her children. A mother is a school, who prepares the successor generation, on whom we rely on to build society.

-"If you do not like what is happening, your duty is to look down, do not act like a sheikh who gives Fatwas [2]."

▶️ Source: Ask Jerusalem - A Closed Facebook Group
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0202 Editor's Note:
[1] Khimar Is a headscarf that is meant to cover a Muslim women's head and go down to about her waist. It is similar to a classic headscarf (Hijab) but longer and more loose.
[2] Fatwa is a Islamic decree

#Clothing #Women #Hadith #Issue

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A Critique of Womens Clothing

Good morning everyone.

Honestly, theres a subject Ive been worried about for a while now, and I can not keep silent about this subject: schoolgirls going to school like theyre going to a wedding. The clothing they wear, as the honorable messenger of God [Prophet Muhammad], peace be upon him, has said about him, Women who will be dressed but appear to be naked, inviting to evil; and they themselves will be inclined to it. Their heads will appear like the humps of the Bactrian Camel, inclined to one side. They will not enter Jannah [heaven] and they will not smell its fragrance which is perceptible from such and such a distance.

I mean, really, while she wears a headscarf or ties her hair, all the details of her body are clear. All this without mentioning the annoying behavior, the joking, and laughing out loud in the street.

Where are the fathers and brothers? That is to say, dont you know that those who see your daughter or sister on the street say God curse the father of those who raised you, where is the person who gave birth to you, where is that cuckold? Brother, have you not learned that cuckolds will not enter paradise according to what the Messenger of God [Prophet Muhammad] said peace upon him,
 There are three at whom Allah will not look on the Day of Resurrection: The one who disobeys his parents, the woman who imitates men in her outward appearance, and the cuckold. And there are three who will not enter Paradise: The one who disobeys his parents, the drunkard, and the one who reminds people of what he has given them.

May Allah correct our situation, cover our daughters, prevent our men  from turning into cuckolds and sow the jealousy in their souls, Amen.

The image is for clarification. 

[Selected Comments:]

-And the stray boys who are on the side and curse in the morning? Oh, OK, so what girls are wearing is more important than heresy[...]
- [Reply:] My respectable sister, you expect that the amount of the punks or harassers will decrease if the attire is modest . I will give a simple example: If I see any kind of fruit without the peel, as God created it, the interior of the fruit itself spoils. My honorable sister, we will not say that we are prophets, but compare the modesty of women and modesty men and compare the lack of modesty. In your opinion, which is better and worthy? I do not say they should wear the khimar [1], I say that they should wear modest clothes, thats what I think. Because everything has become legitimate, the boys, my esteemed sister, suffer from the cost of the dowry, the costs of the wedding, and I wish you would understand the suffering that exists. Thank you my esteemed sister. 

-I mean, you solved all your problems and you have the luxury to get to this problem? ... Do not get yourself involved in what is not related to you, my brother, go preoccupy yourself with your own affairs.

-We ignore the Middle East issue, the issue of garbage in the streets, the issue of poverty, the issue of lack of education, the issue of money, the occupation and the issue of curses and deceit, heresy and the issue of fighting and murder and the issue of drugs and then you talk to me about the issue of womens clothing, amazing.

-May God reward you with good things. I hope that every mother will look at what her daughter is wearing before leaving the house because the mother is the basis of education and she is a friend to her children. A mother is a school, who prepares the successor generation, on whom we rely on to build society.

-If you do not like what is happening, your duty is to look down, do not act like a sheikh who gives Fatwas [2].

▶️ Source: Ask Jerusalem - A Closed Facebook Group
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0202 Editors Note:
[1] Khimar Is a headscarf that is meant to cover a Muslim womens head and go down to about her waist. It is similar to a classic headscarf (Hijab) but longer and more loose. 
[2] Fatwa is a Islamic decree 

#Clothing #Women #Hadith #Issue

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#0202_A_View_From_Haredi_Jerusalem

Admor [1] of Gur visits Kotel.

The Admor of Gur arrives at the Kotel today to pray for his wife's recovery. The Rebbetzin [2] is hospitalized and is in critical condition.

▶️ Source: Actualic
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0202 Editors notes:
[1] Admor - is an acronym for "Adonainu, Morainu, VeRabbeinu," a phrase meaning "Our Master, Our Teacher, and Our Rabbi." This is an honorific title given to scholarly leaders of Hassidic Jewish communities.
[2] Rebbetzin - the wife of a rabbi.

#Haredi #Jerusalem
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Admor [1] of Gur visits Kotel.

The Admor of Gur arrives at the Kotel today to pray for his wifes recovery. The Rebbetzin [2] is hospitalized and is in critical condition.

▶️ Source: Actualic
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0202 Editors notes:
[1] Admor - is an acronym for Adonainu, Morainu, VeRabbeinu, a phrase meaning Our Master, Our Teacher, and Our Rabbi. This is an honorific title given to scholarly leaders of Hassidic Jewish communities. 
[2] Rebbetzin - the wife of a rabbi.

#Haredi #Jerusalem
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News Digest: International Women's Day

#0202_A_View_From_West_Jerusalem

“Happy Women’s Day to all our dear [female] passengers and drivers!
In honor of International Women’s Day that will be celebrated tomorrow, Dov Smitt of the Students’ Association of Hadassah College interviewed Shira Binyamin, an Egged [1] drive from the Malha [neighborhood’s] branch in Jerusalem:

‘I am a daughter to an Egged family. My brother manages the branch here, and I have another brother that works as a conductor in the Malha branch. I’ve been part of the Egged family my entire life, especially because my father has been working for the company for 40 years. I grew up in this, if it means going on [company] trips, or joining Dad for a ride. We would talk about it all day at home. I have been working as a driver for the past 3 years and I really love the job.’

- When you started your first public drive in the company, how did you feel and were there any kind of responses from the passengers?

‘There were some responses. Most of them were positive. There weren’t any offensive or negative comments. People were glad to see something different and [out of the] ordinary. I was a bit nervous about what people would say, and how the passengers would respond. All of these doubts disappeared very quickly because I acclimatized very quickly and naturally, all the concerns disappeared.’

- Was there a touching moment on the job that you remember?

‘The passengers don’t forget to bring me sweet pick-me-ups for the ride. Part of my work is in the bus line of Ora village, line 150. In the village, everybody knows everybody and when the passengers recognize me each time, they bring me into their family and share their food with me too. I also have my regulars on lines 19, 18 and 42 that know me. I know where some of the passengers live because they invite me to their homes during breaks and take care of me constantly. I remember that once, I was driving close to Mahne Yehuda [market] and one of the passengers brought me a clementine. They really care for me, and it moves me every time.’

- How do you balance the career of a driver and family life?

‘We have single, married and divorced [female] drivers – like everywhere else. Each one has her own working terms and the important point is that here, in the company, they are considerate of every woman and her needs. For example: There are mothers to small girls here that start working at 8:00 and finish at 15:00, like any normal job.’
[…]”


[Selected comments:]

- "Well done, go Shira!"
--”Good luck and well done!”
- "Well done, there’s no one like you!"

▶️ Source: Egged's FB Page אגד

#0202_A_View_From_East_Jerusalem

"We are Palestinian women. [2]

There are many women in Palestine who left a real mark on society and on Palestinian life, who had a prominent presence and worked to fight in various areas: popular resistance, art, literature, education, health, charity, social activities, development, and protection of the poor and oppressed. Their names were firmly rooted in civilian and human life, and in their sacrifice and giving they embodied the principle of self-sacrifice and giving. Their contributions were to the benefit of human rights in general and for women's rights in particular.
As part of the commitment to these outstanding exemplars, on International Women's Day and on Mother's Day, we must honor them and remember them."

[Translation of caption in image:]

Hind Taher al-Husseini

* Hind in the city of Jerusalem in 1916.
* She completed her elementary studies at the Islamic School for Girls in 1922 and her studies at the English College in 1937 to work in the field of education, which she left in 1945.
*On April 25, 1948, she searched for displaced persons and survivors of the massacre in Deir Yassin [4]. after finding 55 children without their parents and without shelter near the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, she rented two rooms in the Old City market to provide shelter for these children. She then transferred them to her home in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem.
* After things stabilized, and with the help of her relatives and a number of women from Jerusalem, she opened temporary classes for children in her house.
*In 1961, she built the foundations and the first floor of the school building, and the second floor of the school was built in 1965. In 1969 the third floor of the school was completed and the elementary, junior and high school classrooms and a part [of the building] for orphan [female] students.
* In 1970 the construction of the children's building was completed and a year later the construction of the Institute for Education and Social Work was completed. In 1982, the Cultural College for Girls was built and in the same year the house of Muhammad Isaf A-Nashashibi was purchased in order to establish an Islamic research center and a higher institute that grants a master 's degree in Islamic heritage and culture.
* Hind received a number of awards, including from the Pope Paul IV during his visit to Jerusalem in 1964, the Italian Appreciation Award for Pioneer Women in the World in 1980, the Jordanian Star of Education and Culture in 1985, and the First Class Award from the United German Government in 1989.
* She was a member of a number of organizations, institutions and social and educational committees in Jerusalem.
* Hind Al-Husseini died in Jerusalem on 13 September 1994.

▶️ Source: Yabous Cultural Centre Facebook Page

"The only day for a woman ended, hello the 364 days for men"

[Selected comments:]

- "Shut up and leave it in the bag [ie, do not open the subject]
All year round it is a woman's day, like mother's day, sister, wife and daughter. Every day a person gets tired and becomes miserable in order to provide them with what they need and so that they will not miss anything, because that is our responsibility and our most basic obligation towards them.
Women are society, forget about the philosophies of the West and its dirty customs
# Son of Jerusalem"

-"The women are cunning but they also bring relief.
It is impossible with them and it is impossible without them "

- "By God my friend, women are working to create a female society, and very soon the power will be in their hands"

- "All year belongs to them"

▶️ Source: Beit Hanina - Jerusalem Facebook
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0202 Editor's Notes:
[1] Egged Cooperative is the largest bus company in Israel.
[2]"We are Palestinian Women" is a network campaign initiated by the Yabus Center for Culture [3] in March 2019 in order to [get people to] become acquainted with some of the Palestinian women. During which we will write about dozens of them, recall their achievements and sacrifice, talk about their heroism and glory, and draw from the wellsprings of principles, values and ideals that overflowed because of their [the women] contribution to them.
Happy holiday! 🌾💐 "
[3] The Yebus Center for Culture is a non-governmental Palestinian organization based in Jerusalem whose goal is to develop and promote arts that strengthen cultural, national and human values (from the Center's Facebook page).
[3] The Deir Yassin massacre took place on April 9, 1948, when around 120 fighters from the Zionist paramilitary groups, Irgun and Lehi, attacked Deir Yassin, a Palestinian Arab village of roughly 600 people near Jerusalem. During and after the battle for the village, at least 107 Palestinians were killed, including women and children—some were shot, while others died when hand grenades were thrown into their homes.

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News Digest: International Womens Day
 
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“Happy Women’s Day to all our dear [female] passengers and drivers!
In honor of International Women’s Day that will be celebrated tomorrow, Dov Smitt of the Students’ Association of Hadassah College interviewed Shira Binyamin, an Egged [1] drive from the Malha [neighborhood’s] branch in Jerusalem:

‘I am a daughter to an Egged family. My brother manages the branch here, and I have another brother that works as a conductor in the Malha branch. I’ve been part of the Egged family my entire life, especially because my father has been working for the company for 40 years. I grew up in this, if it means going on [company] trips, or joining Dad for a ride. We would talk about it all day at home. I have been working as a driver for the past 3 years and I really love the job.’

- When you started your first public drive in the company, how did you feel and were there any kind of responses from the passengers?

‘There were some responses. Most of them were positive. There weren’t any offensive or negative comments. People were glad to see something different and [out of the] ordinary. I was a bit nervous about what people would say, and how the passengers would respond. All of these doubts disappeared very quickly because I acclimatized very quickly and naturally, all the concerns disappeared.’

- Was there a touching moment on the job that you remember?

‘The passengers don’t forget to bring me sweet pick-me-ups for the ride. Part of my work is in the bus line of Ora village, line 150. In the village, everybody knows everybody and when the passengers recognize me each time, they bring me into their family and share their food with me too. I also have my regulars on lines 19, 18 and 42 that know me. I know where some of the passengers live because they invite me to their homes during breaks and take care of me constantly. I remember that once, I was driving close to Mahne Yehuda [market] and one of the passengers brought me a clementine. They really care for me, and it moves me every time.’

- How do you balance the career of a driver and family life?

‘We have single, married and divorced [female] drivers – like everywhere else. Each one has her own working terms and the important point is that here, in the company, they are considerate of every woman and her needs. For example: There are mothers to small girls here that start working at 8:00 and finish at 15:00, like any normal job.’
[…]” 

 
[Selected comments:]
 
- Well done, go Shira!
--”Good luck and well done!”
- Well done, there’s no one like you!
 
▶️ Source: Eggeds FB Page אגד

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We are Palestinian women. [2]

There are many women in Palestine who left a real mark on society and on Palestinian life, who had a prominent presence and worked to fight in various areas: popular resistance, art, literature, education, health, charity, social activities, development, and protection of the poor and oppressed. Their names were firmly rooted in civilian and human life, and in their sacrifice and giving they embodied the principle of self-sacrifice and giving. Their contributions were to the benefit of human rights in general and for womens rights in particular.
As part of the commitment to these outstanding exemplars, on International Womens Day and on Mothers Day, we must honor them and remember them.

[Translation of caption in image:]

Hind Taher al-Husseini

* Hind in the city of Jerusalem in 1916.
* She completed her elementary studies at the Islamic School for Girls in 1922 and her studies at the English College in 1937 to work in the field of education, which she left in 1945.
*On April 25, 1948, she searched for displaced persons and survivors of the massacre in Deir Yassin [4]. after finding 55 children without their parents and without shelter near the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, she rented two rooms in the Old City market to provide shelter for these children. She then transferred them to her home in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem. 
* After things stabilized, and with the help of her relatives and a number of women from Jerusalem, she opened temporary classes for children in her house.
*In 1961, she built the foundations and the first floor of the school building, and the second floor of the school was built in 1965. In 1969 the third floor of the school was completed and the elementary, junior and high school classrooms and a part [of the building] for orphan [female] students.
* In 1970 the construction of the childrens building was completed and a year later the construction of the Institute for Education and Social Work was completed. In 1982, the Cultural College for Girls was built and in the same year the house of Muhammad Isaf A-Nashashibi was purchased in order to establish an Islamic research center and a higher institute that grants a master s degree in Islamic heritage and culture.
* Hind received a number of awards, including from the Pope Paul IV during his visit to Jerusalem in 1964, the Italian Appreciation Award for Pioneer Women in the World in 1980, the Jordanian Star of Education and Culture in 1985, and the First Class Award from the United German Government in 1989.
* She was a member of a number of organizations, institutions and social and educational committees in Jerusalem.
* Hind Al-Husseini died in Jerusalem on 13 September 1994.
 
▶️ Source: Yabous Cultural Centre Facebook Page 

The only day for a woman ended, hello the 364 days for men

[Selected comments:]

- Shut up and leave it in the bag [ie, do not open the subject]
All year round it is a womans day, like mothers day, sister, wife and daughter. Every day a person gets tired and becomes miserable in order to provide them with what they need and so that they will not miss anything, because that is our responsibility and our most basic obligation towards them.
Women are society, forget about the philosophies of the West and its dirty customs
# Son of Jerusalem

-The women are cunning but they also bring relief.
It is impossible with them and it is impossible without them 

- By God my friend, women are working to create a female society, and very soon the power will be in their hands

- All year belongs to them

▶️ Source: Beit Hanina - Jerusalem Facebook
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0202 Editors Notes:
[1] Egged Cooperative is the largest bus company in Israel.
[2]We are Palestinian Women is a network campaign initiated by the Yabus Center for Culture [3] in March 2019 in order to [get people to] become acquainted with some of the Palestinian women. During which we will write about dozens of them, recall their achievements and sacrifice, talk about their heroism and glory, and draw from the wellsprings of principles, values and ideals that overflowed  because of their [the women] contribution to them.
Happy holiday! 🌾💐 
[3] The Yebus Center for Culture is a non-governmental Palestinian organization based in Jerusalem whose goal is to develop and promote arts that strengthen cultural, national and human values (from the Centers Facebook page).
[3] The Deir Yassin massacre took place on April 9, 1948, when around 120 fighters from the Zionist paramilitary groups, Irgun and Lehi, attacked Deir Yassin, a Palestinian Arab village of roughly 600 people near Jerusalem. During and after the battle for the village, at least 107 Palestinians were killed, including women and children—some were shot, while others died when hand grenades were thrown into their homes.

#Internation_Womens_Day #Culture #Education  #0202POV

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Suspect in Murder of Couple Released

"The suspect in the murder of the Kaduri couple [1] is released: he wants to see his children
A family member who was detained as a suspect in the murder of Tamar and Yehuda Kaduri was released after being detained for two weeks. ‘He just wants to see his children’, his lawyer said, ‘his detention was unnecessary’.
Two weeks after he was detained, the suspect in the murder of the Kaduri couple was released from jail to home detention on Tuesday. He broke out into cries when he was released, ‘I just want to see my children’, he said.
His lawyer said the following to the press: ‘From the first moment we were telling the court that he had no connection to this shocking murder, we have finally reached the moment where the police are releasing him and we are telling you that the detention was absolutely unnecessary, this inquiry, in our opinion, was a grave injustice to this grieving family’.
The lawyer added, ‘Today he is being released, however we are not happy nor are we sad, for those performing the arrests have their finger on the trigger very delicately and this must cause the citizens of Israel to lose sleep’.”
▶️ Source: Kikar HaShabbat

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0202 Editor’s Notes:
[1] The Kaduri couple were stabbed to death in their apartment in Armon HaNatziv, Jerusalem in January. Relatives of the couple were initially detained and questioned in connection to the double murder.

#murder_suspect #Kaduri_murder

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City Council Member Dan Illouz [1] on the Situation in East Jerusalem

“East Jerusalem’s entire story in one image.
On the right, integration and normalization that brings with it the acceptance of Israeli brands such as Cofix.
On the left, a notice that points at international interference [3] that strengthens divisive forces that damage the Jerusalemite sovereignty.
Our mission should be to strengthen the unifying movements towards integration, and to battle against the divisive foreign interference.
The path to that is true sovereignty – sovereignty that also means responsibility. Sovereignty that takes responsibility for the local population and doesn’t ignore it. Sovereignty that doesn’t leave a vacuum for foreign and hostile forces.
In the streets, people that heard that I was a council member immediately approached me and started listing all the problems they have in their neighborhood, that no one has taken care of for decades. When this is the situation – whoever does take care of the issues will enjoy the public’s trust in the neighborhood. He will be the true sovereign.
Out of a feeling of commitment to all of the city’s residents, whoever they may be, and also because it is a national Israeli interest, this should be one of the revolutions that we’ll bring to Jerusalem.
[…]"

[Selected comments:]
- [Arieh King, Council Member:] “Dan Illouz, I suggest that you make a habit of walking around in the eastern part of the city, there is a lot of work to be done here by all of us.”

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0202 Editor's Notes:
[1] Dan Illouz is a member of city council on behalf of Hitorerut party. Hitorerut (lit. Awakening) is a party in Jerusalem municipal politics based off of principles of pluralism and ensuring residents stay in the city. The party largely represents young and secular residents.
[2] East Jerusalem suffers from severe negligence, both with regards to funding and municipal services. A few months ago, the Israeli government pledged 2 billion shekels in order begin to remedy the situation.


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City Council Member Dan Illouz [1] on the Situation in East Jerusalem
 
“East Jerusalem’s entire story in one image.
On the right, integration and normalization that brings with it the acceptance of Israeli brands such as Cofix.
On the left, a notice that points at international interference [3] that strengthens divisive forces that damage the Jerusalemite sovereignty.
Our mission should be to strengthen the unifying movements towards integration, and to battle against the divisive foreign interference.
The path to that is true sovereignty – sovereignty that also means responsibility. Sovereignty that takes responsibility for the local population and doesn’t ignore it. Sovereignty that doesn’t leave a vacuum for foreign and hostile forces.
In the streets, people that heard that I was a council member immediately approached me and started listing all the problems they have in their neighborhood, that no one has taken care of for decades. When this is the situation – whoever does take care of the issues will enjoy the public’s trust in the neighborhood. He will be the true sovereign. 
Out of a feeling of commitment to all of the city’s residents, whoever they may be, and also because it is a national Israeli interest, this should be one of the revolutions that we’ll bring to Jerusalem.
[…]
 
[Selected comments:]
- [Arieh King, Council Member:] “Dan Illouz, I suggest that you make a habit of walking around in the eastern part of the city, there is a lot of work to be done here by all of us.”

▶️ Source: Dan Illouz, City Council Member Dan Illouz
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0202 Editors Notes:
[1] Dan Illouz is a member of city council on behalf of Hitorerut party. Hitorerut (lit. Awakening) is a party in Jerusalem municipal politics based off of principles of pluralism and ensuring residents stay in the city. The party largely represents young and secular residents.
[2] East Jerusalem suffers from severe negligence, both with regards to funding and municipal services. A few months ago, the Israeli government pledged 2 billion shekels in order begin to remedy the situation.  

 
#East_Jerusalem #Sovereignty
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US Consulate Merges with Embassy in Jerusalem

[Excerpts from article]
“It has been decided that the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem will close its gates on Monday (March 4th) and transfer all its tasks which it has been conducting for decades to the U.S. Embassy that was opened mid 2018 in the city. This step is an implementation of Mike Pompeo's (the American Minister of Foreign Affairs) decision on 18th October 2018 to merge the American Embassy and Consulate to 'form a single diplomatic mission.'
Reshet 13 [1] reported two weeks ago that the merge will occur on the 4th of March, and the historical building of the consulate will become Mike Friedman's (the U.S. Ambassador) residence.

In the beginning of December 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and decided to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which was executed in May 2018. Upon Trump's decision, the Palestinian Leadership has cut its political ties with the U.S. administration, including the Consulate General in Jerusalem."

▶️ Source: Maan News Agency
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0202 Editor's Notes:
[1] Reshet 13 is an Israeli free-to-air television channel launched in November 2017. The channel broadcasts news programmes produced by Israel Television News Company.

#US_Consulate #US_Embassy #Donald_Trump

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US Consulate Merges with Embassy in Jerusalem
 
[Excerpts from article]
“It has been decided that the U.S. Consulate General in Jerusalem will close its gates on Monday (March 4th) and transfer all its tasks which it has been conducting for decades to the U.S. Embassy that was opened mid 2018 in the city. This step is an implementation of Mike Pompeos (the American Minister of Foreign Affairs) decision on 18th October 2018 to merge the American Embassy and Consulate to form a single diplomatic mission.
Reshet 13 [1] reported two weeks ago that the merge will occur on the 4th of March, and the historical building of the consulate will become Mike Friedmans (the U.S. Ambassador) residence.

In the beginning of December 2017, U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and decided to relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which was executed in May 2018. Upon Trumps decision, the Palestinian Leadership has cut its political ties with the U.S. administration, including the Consulate General in Jerusalem.

▶️ Source: Maan News Agency
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0202 Editors Notes:
[1] Reshet 13 is an Israeli free-to-air television channel launched in November 2017. The channel broadcasts news programmes produced by Israel Television News Company.
 
#US_Consulate #US_Embassy #Donald_Trump

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Haredi Extremists Protest Against Army Draft

“Extremists protest next to the army enlistment center
Jerusalem extremists organized a protest on Sunday next to the army enlistment center in the capital in response to the enlistment of religious girls. Extremists also protested outside the Tel HaShomer enlistment center [1].
Sunday morning tens of extremists protested outside the enlistment center in Jerusalem in response to a nationally declared day celebrating the enlistment of religious girls. Posters were hung up in Geulah [2] and Meah Shearim [3] notifying people of the national day.
The posters stated that Sunday was a national day to recognize the enlistment of religious girls into the army. One of the protesters said, ‘We are protesting these terrible crimes that are occurring in the building next to us. We are screaming, we are ready to sacrifice our lives for us. Leave Israel!’.
There were also protesters outside the enlistment center in Tel HaShomer. ‘How do you walk around with tzitzit [4] untucked? Hypocrite’, screamed one of the protesters to a religious soldier who photographed the protesters. The protester continued to say, ‘Rabbi Kook [5] did not permit the enlistment of girls and here you come with untucked tzitzit to support the enlistment of religious girls? You should be embarrassed and you tzitzit are not valid anyways [according to Jewish law]’. The protesters chanted ‘We will not be Israelis, stop the enlistment of Haredi girls’."

In Video: "We are screaming and protesting. We are ready to continue in the way of our fathers and sacrifice our lives."

▶️ Source: bhol

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0202 Editor’s Notes:
[1] The main army enlistment center in Israel is located in Tel HaShomer. Soon to be soldiers do their pre-army testing there and begin the army process there.
[2] Geulah is a neighborhood in central Jerusalem mainly populated by Haredi Jews.
[3] Meah Shearim is an insular neighborhood in the heart of Jerusalem populated by Haredi Jews. Meah Shearim is also home to extremist factions who are fiercely anti-Zionist and against the army.
[ ] Tzitzit are a four cornered top with knotted strings in each corner. It is described in the Torah and is adorned by religious Jewish men
[5] Rabbi Kook was the first Ashkenazi (European ancestry) Chief Rabbi of Israel. He founded a prominent yeshiva in Jerusalem. He is considered a leader in the Religious Zionist community, many of them follow his teachings regarding religion and Israel.

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News Digest: Updates about Bab A-Rahmah

"Urgent: ِThe Administration of Islamic Awqaf [1] received an Israeli order to close Bab A-Rahmah [2] place of prayer for one week."

▶️ Source: Al-Mukaber.net Facebook Page

"Cancellation of a prearranged meeting between Al-Awqaf and Israeli Occupation Police regarding Bab A-Rahmah."

▶️ Source: Al-Mukaber.net Facebook Page

"Israeli-Jordanian Communications to Solve the Crisis of Bab A-Rahmah place of prayer in Al-Aqsa

An official political Israeli source reported this evening (Wednesday) that Israeli communications are currently being made with Jordanian officials to reach a solution regarding the crisis of the place of prayer and the Gate of Al-Rahmah in Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Several Hebrew media outlets cited the source reporting that Meir Ben-Shabbat, the national security adviser, is conducting the Israeli communications with the Jordanian officials. He stated that he aims to reach a clear compromise that complies with Israeli security interests."

▶️ Source: Al-Quds

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0202 Editor's Notes:
[1] Awqaf is the plural of Waqf. The Waqf (literally, religious endowment) refers to the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, which essentially functions as the religious and civil administration of the Haram Al-Sharif. Since 1187, following Salah a-Din's final conquest over Christian forces in the Crusader wars, some sort of Waqf has governed the Haram Al-Sharif, the most recent of which was established immediately after the 1948 war by Jordan. Following the 1967 war in which Israel took control the Old City of Jerusalem, the Israeli government decided to maintain Jordanian custodianship of the Waqf. Today, the Haram al-Sharif is governed and funded jointly by the Jordanian Waqf and the Waqf of the Palestinian Authority.
[2] Bab A-Rahma (literal translation: Gate of Mercy), or the Golden Gate, is one of the sealed entrances to Al-Aqsa Mosque. In recent years the Muslim cemetery at Bab A-Rahma has become a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict because of attempts to confiscate parts of the cemetery for a national park trail.
[3] For previous posts about Bab A-Rahmah, see: bit.ly/2u3scHX

#Bab_ARahmah #Al_Aqsa

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News Digest: Updates about Bab A-Rahmah

Urgent: ِThe Administration of Islamic Awqaf [1] received an Israeli order to close Bab A-Rahmah [2] place of prayer for one week.

▶️ Source: Al-Mukaber.net Facebook Page

Cancellation of a prearranged meeting between Al-Awqaf and Israeli Occupation Police regarding Bab A-Rahmah.

▶️ Source: Al-Mukaber.net Facebook Page

Israeli-Jordanian Communications to Solve the Crisis of Bab A-Rahmah place of prayer in Al-Aqsa

An official political Israeli source reported this evening (Wednesday) that Israeli communications are currently being made with Jordanian officials to reach a solution regarding the crisis of the place of prayer and the Gate of Al-Rahmah in Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Several Hebrew media outlets cited the source reporting that Meir Ben-Shabbat, the national security adviser, is conducting the Israeli communications with the Jordanian officials. He stated that he aims to reach a clear compromise that complies with Israeli security interests.

▶️ Source: Al-Quds

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0202 Editors Notes:
[1] Awqaf is the plural of Waqf. The Waqf (literally, religious endowment) refers to the Jerusalem Islamic Waqf, which essentially functions as the religious and civil administration of the Haram Al-Sharif. Since 1187, following Salah a-Dins final conquest over Christian forces in the Crusader wars, some sort of Waqf has governed the Haram Al-Sharif, the most recent of which was established immediately after the 1948 war by Jordan. Following the 1967 war in which Israel took control the Old City of Jerusalem, the Israeli government decided to maintain Jordanian custodianship of the Waqf. Today, the Haram al-Sharif is governed and funded jointly by the Jordanian Waqf and the Waqf of the Palestinian Authority.
[2] Bab A-Rahma (literal translation: Gate of Mercy), or the Golden Gate, is one of the sealed entrances to Al-Aqsa Mosque. In recent years the Muslim cemetery at Bab A-Rahma has become a flashpoint in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict because of attempts to confiscate parts of the cemetery for a national park trail.
[3] For previous posts about Bab A-Rahmah, see: http://bit.ly/2u3scHX

#Bab_ARahmah #Al_Aqsa

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