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Israeli authority backs down from Mount of Olives park plan

Israel Old City of Jerusalem seen from Mount of Olives

Jerusalem, IsraelAP Israel’s Nature and Parks Authority on Monday said it was backing down from a contentious plan to encompass Christian holy sites on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives in a national park following vociferous outcry from major churches. The Mount of Olives in east Jerusalem rises above Jerusalem’s Old City and its sites are holy […]