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Christian Leaders Shut Jerusalem’s Iconic Church to Protest Taxes

The leaders of the major Christian sects in Jerusalem closed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre for several hours on Sunday to protest an Israeli plan to tax their properties. The Church is built on the traditional site of Jesus'...

Αrchbishop Theodosios: Trump’s Jerusalem Move ‘Insulting’

The archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem said, relocating the U.S. embassy "gives the (Israeli) occupation what it does not deserve." Palestinian Christian leaders have expressed their displeasure with the U.S. government's decision to move its embassy from...

“Hellenists, Go Back To Greece”: Israeli Far-Right Groups Disrupt Hanukkah Celebration

Members of Israeli far-right groups disrupted a Jerusalem community center's Hanukkah celebration, which incorporated Santa Claus, Christmas trees, and Mohammed's birthday. The protesters called the participants "Hellenists" and told them to "go back to Greece. The protest took place on Wednesday...

Greeks, Palestinians March to US Embassy Protesting Trump's Jerusalem Call

About 4,000 Greeks and Palestinians gathered in Athens and marched towards the U.S. embassy to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The protest was called by Palestinian organizations, the Youth section of the Greek...

Scientists: Tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem is the Original Burial Site

Scientists confirm that what Christians believe to be the Tomb of Jesus in Jerusalem is indeed the original burial site of Christ, a monument the Romans built in the 4th century AD, a National Geographic report says. The finding follows...

Jewish Investors Believed to be Buying up Greek Patriarchate Land

Purchases of Greek Patriarchate land in Jerusalem by foreign-registered companies have infuriated some in the church amid claims they will change the status quo, according to the Times of Israel. Property developer, Michael Steinhardt, and Israeli businessman, David Sofer, acquired;...

Protests Against Jerusalem Patriarch Over Land Sales Intensify

Protests against Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem have grown in recent months following the discovery of documents stating that the church sold properties it owned in Jerusalem, which house thousands of residents, as well as assets in Jaffa, Caesarea...

Ancient Greek Inscription Found in Old City of Jerusalem

An ancient Greek inscription from the Byzantine era was found on a 1,500-year-old mosaic floor near the Damascus Gate, in the Old City of Jerusalem. The building that the floor belongs to is believed to have been a hostel for...

Greek Orthodox Church Aims to Block Jerusalem Property Sales in Court

  The Greek Orthodox patriarch in the Holy Land announced Saturday that his church will appeal an Israeli court decision that approved the sale of prime church property to companies representing Jews seeking to expand their presence in Jerusalem’s Old...

Greek PM in Jerusalem for the Completion of the Tomb of Jesus Restoration Works

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is in Jerusalem for the completion of the restoration of the tomb of Jesus, which is ready to receive worshippers for Easter. A Greek restoration team from the National Technical University of Athens is responsible...