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Xtian event in Jerusalem? Only if rabbis approve!

Jerusalem Municipality gives in to haredi uproar following major Christian conference held at city’s multi-purpose sports arena last month.

Moshe Heller
The Jerusalem Municipality has decided to consult the city’s rabbis before approving any Christian event that may include missionary activity.

The decision came after ultra-Orthodox officials expressed their anger at the Municipality and the management of the city’s multi-purpose sports arena
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for allowing Christian organizations to hold a major conference at the venue last month. The event was eventually held as planned despite the haredi outcry, but the Municipality decided to give in to the haredi demand concerning any future events.

Thousands of Christians from around the world participated in last month’s conference at the new sports arena despite the haredi protest, which defined the event as a “major show of forced conversion.”


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