"In an action not seen in more than a century, the leaders of Jerusalem’s churches closed the doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Sunday in a show of united protest. The dramatic decision comes in response to moves by Jerusalem authorities to begin collecting tens of millions of dollars in taxes from churches, as well as proposed legislation to confiscate church-owned land." CToday
In a move that could undo decades of American diplomacy, President Trump on Tuesday told Arab and Israeli leaders he will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital — despite opposition from many sides. A formal announcement is expected to come Wednesday, but Trump laid the groundwork on phone calls Tuesday to leaders of the Palestinian Authority and Jordan. Trump told the president of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas, that the U.S.
"[A] conservation team from the National Technical University of Athens has unsealed the tomb for the first time since at least 1555. To their surprise they found the original limestone cave walls and the burial bed still intact, despite centuries of damage and the reconstruction of the church that surrounds it." World