Jerusalem’s churches wait to hear details of Israeli prime minister’s tax and land announcement

Posted Mar 2, 2018

[Anglican Communion News Service] Bank accounts belonging to the Anglican diocese in Jerusalem remain frozen with a tax demand still outstanding, despite an announcement yesterday that the controversial new municipal taxes would be put on hold. Greek Orthodox, Catholic and Armenian leaders closed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre last week as tensions rose over the controversial tax introduced by the Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat. The doors were opened this morning after a spokesman for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that he had set up a task force to negotiate a solution with the churches.

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