Coronavirus forces Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre to close its doors for first time since 1349: ‘Very sad’; Caleb Parke; Fox News

As Israel fights to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the Holy Land, the new virus is shutting down historic sites, sacred to the major religions.

Source: Coronavirus forces Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulchre to close its doors for first time since 1349: ‘Very sad’

Next stop, Donald Trump. Jerusalem station to be named after US president; Mark Weiss; Irish Times

‘Historic plan’ to extend high-speed train link to Western Wall criticised by archaeologists…

Source: Next stop, Donald Trump. Jerusalem station to be named after US president

Jordan condemns Jerusalem Old City railway plan; BBC

It says Israel’s plan to extend a high-speed line to the Western Wall violates international law.

Source: Jordan condemns Jerusalem Old City railway plan

Discovering Jerusalem – and the oldest tattoo parlour in the world; Philip Lancaster; Scottish Mail

The Scottish Mail on Sunday’s Philip Lancaster visits Razzouk Tattoo, which has been tattooing Christian pilgrims since the year 1300.

Source: Discovering Jerusalem – and the oldest tattoo parlour in the world

Controversial Jerusalem cable car plan approved; BBC

The cable cars will transport up to 3,000 people an hour to the Western Wall and Old City.

Source: Controversial Jerusalem cable car plan approved

50 UNESCO World Heritage sites in danger; MSN

From Sumatran rainforests to the docklands of Liverpool, the UNESCO World Heritage Committee has designated several sites to be in danger. Take a look.

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‘There’s something about Jerusalem you can’t turn away from’: the 3,000-year-old city is history in motion; Sohini Mitter; Your Story

An hour’s drive from Tel Aviv, Jerusalem is an old, sombre, sepia-tinted land that takes you back to about a dozen historical empires and several hundred years…

Source: ‘There’s something about Jerusalem you can’t turn away from’: the 3,000-year-old city is history in motion

Jerusalem’s Old City now accessible for wheelchair users; Lilit Marcus; CNN

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Jerusalem’s Old City, sacred to three major faiths, is now wheelchair accessible. Find out how this ancient city is opening up to people with mobility issues.

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Jerusalem’s Old City Now Accessible to People With Disabilities; The Tower

After a decade of work, the historic district of Jerusalem finally has greater accessibility to pedestrians, carriages, vehicles, children, and tourists.

Source: Jerusalem’s Old City Now Accessible to People With Disabilities – The Tower

Haram Al-Sharif/Al-Aqsa Mosque is not an election gimmick; Daoud Kuttab; Jerusalem Post

Even scarier are the rumors that radical Jewish groups have their eyes on the very same location for a future synagogue in an attempt to convert Islam’s third holiest mosque into the lost temple.

Source: Haram Al-Sharif/Al-Aqsa Mosque is not an election gimmick

The UNESCO world heritage sites that belong on every bucket list; Travel at 60

Here are some of the most stunning UNESCO World Heritage Sites that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

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Palestinians, Jordanians challenge Israel at Al-Aqsa over banned prayer space; Daoud Kuttab; Al Monitor

Tensions are mounting between Jordan and Israel after the latter arrested members of the Islamic Waqf Council for entering a supposedly banned prayer room at Al-Aqsa Mosque.

Source: Palestinians, Jordanians challenge Israel at Al-Aqsa over banned prayer space

Israel takes another step toward Judaizing Jerusalem; Entsar Abu Jahal; Al Monitor

The Palestinian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates denounced the Israeli government’s approval to build a cable car connecting the Old City of Jerusalem, saying that Israel seeks to Judaize the city.

Source: Israel takes another step toward Judaizing Jerusalem

10 Best Architecture Photography Locations in the World; Craig Hull; Expert Photography

There’s many famous monuments we can’t photograph, so check our list of architecture photography locations you can capture. Your dose of daily inspiration!

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Dubrovnik and other beautiful walled cities around the world; MSN

As ‘Game of Thrones’ enters its final season, we look at Dubrovnik, where the series was extensively shot, and some other beautiful ancient- and medieval-era walled cities from around the world.

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Jerusalem Municipality Member Proposes Destruction of Historic Wall; IMEMCNews

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Israel’s Divisive Plan For a Cable Car in Jerusalem; Miriam Berger; Citilab

Architects, preservationists, and tour guides oppose the Israeli government’s scheme while Palestinian residents say they’ve been entirely marginalized in the process.

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Israel Prize winners call on government to cancel Jerusalem Old City cable car; Sue Surkes; Times Of Israel

70 public figures from academia and the arts sign petition, say holy city is ‘not Disneyland and its treasures of landscape and its heritage are not negotiable currency’…

Source: Israel Prize winners call on government to cancel Jerusalem Old City cable car

UNESCO States Commitment to Palestine; AlBawaba

UNESCO States Commitment to Palestine

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Top Things to Do on the Big Island; Lindsey Olander; Marriott TRAVELER

Don’t miss out on our list of things to do on Hawaii’s Big Island. These Kohala Coast activities bring fun for everyone.

Source: Top Things to Do on the Big Island | Marriott TRAVELER