Holy Sepulchre reopens

February 28th, 2018 @ 08:45 |

The famous Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem will reopen Wednesday while a “professional team” works on resolving a tax dispute with Israeli and municipal officials.

By: World Israel News Staff

28 February 2018

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat agreed to establish a professional team, led by Minister for Regional Cooperation Tzachi Hanegbi, to formulate a solution for the issue of municipal taxes on properties owned by churches that are not houses of worship, Netanyahu’s media adviser said in a statement Tuesday.

A triumvirate of Christian denominations in Jerusalem closed the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem on Sunday, protesting a demand by the Knesset for retroactive payment of delinquent taxes as well as City Hall’s plan to seize church properties and bank accounts in lieu of payment.