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News: Mount of Olives military academy plans delayed for Obama’s visit

From France24: ‘AFP – Israeli plans to grant final approval for a military academy in annexed east Jerusalem have been delayed to avoid tensions ahead of US President Barack Obama’s visit, army radio said on Thursday. The controversial project, to be built … Continue reading

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‘Israel advances east Jerusalem military college plan’

News from France24 (via AFP): ‘An Israeli committee has advanced a controversial plan to build a military college on the Mount of Olives in annexed east Jerusalem, an Israeli non-governmental group said on Thursday. “The local committee recommended approving the … Continue reading

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Story from the Jerusalem Post: ‘Approval of military college to pass another hurdle’

‘The controversial plan to move the National Defense College to the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem is expected to pass another approval hurdle on Wednesday after a hearing. The Jerusalem municipality approved the location after hearing public opposition. The college, … Continue reading

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Petition submitted!

We have sent the petition (both the online and paper version) to the Israeli Ministry of Interior and, cc-ed, the Israeli Embassy in London. However, it’s not too late to spread the word – although the consultation period for Israeli … Continue reading

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Press release: Bishop condemns controversial plans for a military academy on the Mount of Olives

The Right Rev’d John Davies, Bishop of Swansea & Brecon, has joined campaigners in condemning plans to build a military college on the Mount of Olives. Bishop John signed a petition that calls on the Israeli authorities to abandon their … Continue reading

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Christians encouraged to stand up against military college on the Mount of Olives

In recent days statements of support have been published by the Fellowship of Reconciliation (England), the Methodist Peace Fellowship, the Baptist Peace Fellowship and the United Reformed Church Peace Fellowship in the UK Meanwhile a number of faith-based news sites from … Continue reading

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We’ve reached 399 signatures: will your name be the one to push us over 400?

You can find the online version of our petition, asking the Israeli government to abandon plans to build a military college on the Mount of Olives here. If you’ve already signed the petition, have a look at other ways in … Continue reading

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