Jerusalem

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Antiquities & Archaeology

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s coalition with the ultra-Orthodox splinter parties threatens the future of Israeli excavation

The state of archaeology in Israel today suggests there are bones of contention

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Museums & Heritage

Cultural divisions deepen in Jerusalem amid Israeli election campaign

Christian institutions are calling attention to their marginalisation in wake of Israel’s focus on Jewish-centric policies

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Books

The architectural and imaginative influence of the Holy Sepulchre and the Dome of the Rock in Western building styles

This book accounts for building histories, designs and geographical spread of church inspired by the Jerusalem prototypes

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Israel

Israeli minister seeks budgetary power to control historical narrative

Miri Regev approves of excavations that tell Jewish stories, but not of institutions offering Palestinian perspectives

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Restitution

Israel steps up hunt for Nazi-looted art

Museums under pressure to research collections for Holocaust victims’ assets

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Jerusalem

Negotiations over Jerusalem’s holy sites not just for politicians, say religious officials

Jewish, Muslim and Christian leaders say they must be involved in Israeli-Palestinian peace talks

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Museum of Tolerance

Jerusalem votes ‘yes’ to controversial tolerance centre

Opponents appeal for foreign help to save Muslim graves

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Features

Speech by Nir Barkat: Anselm Kiefer on Jerusalem and the Kabbalah

“What has been divided can be brought back together again—not in the form of a reunification, but in a way that we cannot yet define”

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Jerusalem

Controversy over Israeli Tolerance Museum site

Court rules in favour of building despite claims that Muslim graves will be desecrated

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Forgeries

Judge orders conclusion to case on the legitimacy of the ossuary which may have belonged to Jesus' half-brother

The forgery enquiry has lasted four years, so far

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Iran

Victims of Hamas suicide bombers demand Iranian antiquities from US museums in compensation for injuries

Terrorist attacks in Jerusalem which killed five and injured hundreds were executed with funding from Iran—say plaintiffs in several lawsuits

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Jerusalem

Muslim graves discovered on the site of Jewish Museum of Tolerance

Construction has been halted on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s contentious new project

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Forgeries

Five men charged in Jerusalem forgery case

They stand accused of faking an inscription on an antiquity for financial gain

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Jerusalem

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem re-opens to non-Muslims

The most revered and disputed holy site in Israel has re-opened to non-Muslims after three years.

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Eco-art

Eco-warriors: in Tel Aviv a dangerous rubbish dump has inspired artists Vito Acconci, Cai Guo-Qiang, Mark Dion and others

“Hiriya in the museum” at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art consists of nineteen proposals for the rehabilitation of the site

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Books

Books: The Muslims’ transformation of Christian Jerusalem

Computer-generated reconstructions relate Islamic architecture to other key monuments

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Exhibitions

An exhibition at the Israel museum is the last chance to see objects excavated from the Sinai before their return to Egypt

Archaeology bows to the peace process