All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘jerusalem’

Jerusalem Riot Disbanded by Israeli Police

Israeli police mobilized at a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem Wednesday, employing tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a riotous protest formed by Palestinian Muslims, who were attempting to block Jews from entering the compound. Police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that the unruly mob threw stones and firecrackers from atop the Temple Mount, the holiest site in Judaism. To …

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Jerusalem Riot At Holy Site Broken Up By Israeli Police

A confrontation broke out between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police at a holy site in Jerusalem. The building is revered as the Noble Sanctuary by Palestinian Muslims and as the Temple Mount by Jews. Both groups value the location highly and there are often violent confrontations as a result of existing tensions. The confrontation was said to have occurred after …

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Peru Inmates Perform Musical ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ for Holy Week

Holy Week-the last week before Lent leading up to Easter Sunday-has kicked off to a theatrical start. Peruvian inmates at the Sarita Colonia prison performed their version of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar Tuesday as part of Holy Week in Lima. The cast, which has been preparing for the play since February, finally made their debut presentation among fellow inmates and …

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Jerusalem Riot Breaks Out At Holy Site

Israeli police were called to a holy site known to the Jews as Temple Mount and known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary today when a riot broke out. Because the two religious groups both use the site for worship, arguments and fights often break out. The riot that broke out was one of the more serious incidents to take …

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Historians Say They’ve Found The Holy Grail In León, Spain

Historians are claiming that they have found the Holy Grail, and it is in the Basilica of San Isidro, located in León, Spain. The goblet, which the historians are claiming to be the cup from which Jesus supposedly drank from during the ill-fated last supper, is known as the Infanta Doña Urraca goblet. Fernando I, Infanta’s father, ruled León from …

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‘Son of God’: Jesus Remains, Satan is Cut

The New Testament story of Jesus Christ will once again hit the big screens on February 28th. This time it has taken a different approach to Mel Gibson’s 2004 film The Passion of the Christ, which focused more on the final moments of Jesus in Jerusalem up until his torture and crucifixion. The movie Son of God, however, will go …

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Kerry Says No U.S. Troops Will Return to Fallujah

Iraqi forces are planning a “major attack” against al Qaeda militants in Fallujah, and while Washington has said it would assist, Secretary of State John Kerry has made it clear that no new U.S. troops will be redeployed to the region. The al Qaeda occupation of Fallujah and parts of the Anbar provincial capital Ramadi marks the first instance of …

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Snow in Israel: Pretty and Rare…but Dangerous

It is snowing in Israel and everybody is tripping (& slipping) out. Although Baby Jesus likely would approve of the scenery, it’s now becoming a bit dangerous for Jerusalemites. On Friday, a snowstorm hit Israel and the initial joy of a rare snow appearance soon became a bit of a crisis. According to an Israeli newspaper, they have just experienced …

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Snow in Cairo: Yes, You Read That Right

In wacky weather news, Cairo was slammed with a winter storm today, leaving over a foot of the white stuff all over the city. Jerusalem also received the storm’s wrath, as more than three feet of snow was dumped out on the city, trapping hundreds in their vehicles and leaving thousands without power. Getting rain in these parts is rare …

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Google Street View Goes to Jerusalem, Gets Lost

Google Maps announced a new location that was recently added to Street View and given it’s one of the oldest places in the world, this update is a fun one: Jerusalem. While most people might not consider the city “fun” because of the intense dispute that is ever-present in the area as well as it’s deeply, seriously spiritual significance to …

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