Father Juan Maria Solana's dream when he arrived in Jerusalem seven years ago was to build a church and hotel for pilgrims in the Galilee. After four years gathering donations Father Solana had enough to buy the land. And the dig began.
Reporter Irris Makler introduces us to a man at the Israeli Foreign Ministry who's got an unusual task among his governmental duties...answering letters from Arab men throughout the Middle East who are looking to marry Jewish women.
Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre is said to be where Jesus was crucified and rose from the dead. This holy site is now being fought over by a half dozen Christian denominations. Irris Makler reports.
Reporter Irris Makler reports on Jerusalem's Ramadan cannon. The sound of the cannon signals the end of fasting each day during the holy Muslim month of Ramadan. The same family in Jerusalem has been firing the Ramadan cannon for generations.
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