Palestinian government hopes ancient shrine can lure in tourists

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017 | Entsar Abu Jahal, Contributor

The Palestinian ministries of Tourism and Endowments are planning to renovate Jericho’s Shrine of the Prophet Moses to boost tourism and revive the economy.

How will ban on national fund affect Palestinians?

Monday, Mar. 27, 2017 | Adnan Abu Amer, Contributor

Israel’s recent decision to label the Palestinian National Fund, which serves as the PLO’s Ministry of Finance, as a “terror group” raised Palestinian concerns over the future of relations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Muslim family holds the key to Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem

Sunday, Mar. 26, 2017 | Ahmed el-Komi, Contributor

Al-Ghodayya family in Jerusalem has been entrusted with the key to the Church of Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, and they consider it an honor to protect Christians’ holiest monument.

Jesus' tomb in Jerusalem opens after monthslong renovation

Friday, Mar. 24, 2017 | Daoud Kuttab, Columnist

The restoration works of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre were completed earlier this week, thanks to an agreement between the three main churches in Jerusalem.

Why did PFLP suspend participation in local elections?

Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017 | Ahmad Melhem, Contributor

The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine suspended participation in local elections in response to the Palestinian Authority’s security practices and general policies, which are unlikely to affect the Democratic Alliance List’s decision.

Gaza circus schools juggle raising funds, training children

Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017 | Hana Salah, Contributor

Two young men from the Gaza Strip established their own circus schools to teach children and amateurs the art of circus, as a way to express themselves under siege.

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