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  Israel and Jordan strike deal on Jerusalem holy site  Israel and Jordan have agreed on moves aimed at reducing tensions surrounding a prominent holy site in Jerusalem, US Secretary of State says Protesters rally over funding for Christian schools in Israel  Jerusalem: Protesters have gathered in front of the Israeli prime minister's office to demand greater funds for Christian schools   Pope Francis canonises two Palestinian nuns   Vatican: Pope has canonised two 19th Century nuns who lived in Ottoman-ruled Palestine, making them the first Palestinian saints in modern times   Pope Francis to canonise two Palestinian nuns  Vatican: Pope Francis is to canonise two 19th Century nuns who lived in what was then Ottoman-ruled Palestine and were native Arabic speakers EU official warns of Jewish exodus. Brussels Christians gather in Bethlehem. West Bank Israeli leader urges calm in Jerusalem Israel partially reopens access to holy site. Jerusalem Israel closed access to Temple Mount Map of Temple Mount Israel  Jerusalem: Tensions between Palestinians and Israelis spiked in Jerusalem as a move Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called a 'declaration of war' Pope Francis hosts joint Israel-Palestinian peace prayer. Vatican Palestinians present doctored Christian paintings to Pope Francis. West Bank   Pope Francis prays at Bethlehem wall Map of Bethlehem Israel  West Bank: Pope Francis extended an invitation to the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority to travel to the Vatican for a 'peace initiative' Bethlehem prepares to welcome Pope. West Bank UN envoy and Israel in Easter row. Jerusalem Holy fire ceremony draws thousands in Jerusalem Christmas crowds gather in Bethlehem. West Bank Ethiopian Jews migrate to Israel Bethlehem holds Christmas Mass. West Bank Jerusalem church in row over bill Clashes in Israel segregation row Map of Beit Shemesh Israel
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1. 2017-12-25 Urbi et Orbi: Pope calls for peace for Jerusalem Vatican
2017-07-23 Israel installs cameras at holy site
D. 2015-10-24 Israel and Jordan strike deal on Jerusalem holy site Jordan
4. 2015-09-06 Protesters rally over funding for Christian schools in Israel Jerusalem
5. 2015-05-17 Pope Francis canonises two Palestinian nuns St Peter's Square, Vatican
6. 2015-05-16 Pope Francis to canonise two Palestinian nuns Vatican
H. 2015-01-21 EU official warns of Jewish exodus Brussels
8. 2014-12-24 Christians gather in Bethlehem Bethlehem, West Bank
J. 2014-11-02 Israeli leader urges calm in Jerusalem Jerusalem

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  Urbi et Orbi: Pope calls for peace for Jerusalem

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  Vatican: Pope Francis has used his traditional Christmas Day message to call for 'peace for Jerusalem' and dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians
  Jerusalem: Israel set up new security cameras at the entrance to a sensitive Jerusalem site as officials consider alternatives to recently installed metal detectors

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  Jerusalem: Ultra-orthodox Jews have clashed with police in the Israeli town of Beit Shemesh, near Jerusalem
Dec.24 Christmas Mass held in Bethlehem. West Bank Nov.7   Russia warns Israel against Iran attack  Moscow: Russia's foreign minister: Military action against Iran would be a 'very serious mistake fraught with unpredictable consequences'

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Dec.25 Thousands celebrated Christmas   West Bank: Christian worshippers have celebrated Christmas Day in Bethlehem, believed to be the traditional birthplace of Jesus Christ May.12   Pope visits holy sites
  Jerusalem: Benedict XVI has been visiting sites holy to Muslims, Jews and Christians on the second day of his visit to the Holy Land May.11   Pope addresses Holocaust on Israel visit  Tel Aviv: Benedict XVI started his visit by acknowledging the millions killed in the Holocaust and endorsing a two-state solution to the Palestinian conflict

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Jul.27   Rabbi condemns release of Obama note  Jerusalem: The rabbi who supervises Western Wall condemned the removal of a prayer note written by Sen. Obama, saying the action was 'sacrilegious'

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Dec.25 Iranian Jews find new homes in Israel  Greeted by joyous relatives and a crowd of reporters, about 40 Jews landed in Israel, leaving behind their lives in the Islamic republic Apr.6 Peace pleas punctuate Good Friday  Jerusalem: Thousands of pilgrims, carrying large wooden crosses, wound their way through the narrow lanes of Old City Feb.9 Israeli police, Muslims clash at holy site
  Jerusalem: Police stormed Islam's 3rd-holiest shrine, firing stun grenades and tear gas to disperse hundreds of worshippers

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Dec.24 Holiday spirit returns to Bethlehem  West Bank: Thousands of tourists flocked for Christmas Eve celebrations, bringing a long-missing sense of holiday cheer Aug.21 Final prayers at settlements
. Gaza Aug.19 Pope issues anti-Semitism warning. Ruhr Aug.18 Israeli troops enter synagogue  Gaza: Unarmed Israeli troops and police entered a synagogue in Neve Dekalim with about 2,000 protesters inside May.22   Laura Bush heckled  Jerusalem: US First Lady has been heckled by both Jewish and Muslim protesters during a visit to Jerusalem's holy sites

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Dec.24 Little Christmas cheer in Bethlehem  West Bank: Manger Square is lit up by headlights rather than a twinkling Christmas tree Aug.11 Pope backs Mid-East peace force
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Apr.20 Israeli police enter Muslim compound
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Mar.21   Visit by Pope John Paul II
  Jerusalem: Pope placed a letter at the Western Wall
Jul. 13, 1191   Acre taken by Crusaders
Map of Acre Israel
  Northern Israel: It was captured when the forces of the Third Crusade, led by King Richard I of England and King Philip II of France, came to King Guy's aid

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