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A Middle Eastern city west of the Dead Sea, has been a place of pilgrimage and worship for Christians, Muslims and Jews.

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Why didn't Hamas take West Bank from Fatah in 2007?

Hamas and Fatah fought for the Gaza Strip in 2007. As a result Hamas took over the strip. But Hamas has showed many times they care for East Jerusalem (al-Quds in Arabic) very much. They have the ...
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What are the exact terms of the recent Israeli-Palestinian cease fire?

Israel and the Hamas government of Gaza (or perhaps the Hamas movement?) have recently agreed to a cease fire. But - what are the exact terms? Is there a text of that available somewhere? Specifically,...
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What is motivating the Australian government to recognise West Jerusalem as Israel's capital? [closed]

In a speech, Scott Morrison Australia current serving prime minister has been indicating that Australia will recognise West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and eventually move the embassy there. ...
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Why did four EU countries break the EU consensus over the US embassy in Jerusalem?

This article argues about four EU countries sending ambassadors to attend the official inauguration of the US embassy in Jerusalem: Breaking with European consensus, the ambassadors of four EU ...
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What real effect does today's UN vote to condemn the United States' recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital have?

The United States is still going to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, so what impact does today's (12/21/17) vote really have?
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What would be the necessary steps to make Jerusalem an independent country? [closed]

What would be the necessary steps to make Jerusalem an independent country like the Vatican City State? And is this even feasible?
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Has the USA explicitly recognized Israeli sovereignty in West Jerusalem?

This is a question about the period of 1948-2017 - up until, but not including, the presidency of Donald Trump. During this period, had the USA ever officially, explicitly, recognized West Jeruslaem ...
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What are the benefits for the US in declaring Jerusalem as Israel's capital?

According to CNN, Trump has just recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital: President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital on Wednesday and announced plans to relocate the US ...
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