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Holy Land:

see PalestinePalestine
, historic region on the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea, at various times comprising parts of modern Israel, the West Bank and Gaza (recognized internationally by nations as independent Palestine), Jordan, and Egypt; also known as the Holy Land.
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One of us who had made pilgrimage to the Holy Places - he is now Abbot of the Lung-Cho Monastery - gave it me,' stammered the lama.
For the first time he heard of the labours of European scholars, who by the help of these and a hundred other documents have identified the Holy Places of Buddhism.
And thus it was, O Fountain of Wisdom, that I decided to go to the Holy Places which His foot had trod - to the Birthplace, even to Kapila; then to Mahabodhi, which is Buddh Gaya - to the Monastery - to the Deer-park -to the place of His death.
I don't quite see," said Irais in a hushed voice, as though she were in a holy place,"how the two can be compared.
Lever that he permitted this holy place to be for about half an hour profaned by a mere priest, scribbling away on a piece of paper.
No one has harmed the Christian and Islamic presence (in the Holy Land) as the successive Israeli governments have done," Erekat told foreign diplomats on Wednesday who met in the presidential headquarters in Ramallah to hear the positon of President Mahmoud Abbas on Israel's treatment of Christians and their holy places in Jerusalem, particularly the latest decision to impose taxes on churches.
The UAE Embassy in Amman has delivered 1,500 Qurans to the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs and Holy Places of Jordan, as part of an initiative to distribute the Quran of Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, which is sponsored by the UAE during the Year of Zayed.
In the aftermath of today's blasts in Peshawar, IGP ordered that extraordinary security should be ensured around police stations, public places, government buildings, holy places, and sensitive installations, check posts, offices of intelligence agencies, shopping centers, hotels, and anti-polio campaign areas.
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan on Wednesday condemned a foiled Houthi missile attack targeting a Saudi city and warned that repeated attacks by the Yemeni militia posed a threat to the holy places and the security of the kingdom.
We will arrive at talks on Jerusalem and the holy places like al-Aksa," Herzog told the Saudi-owned, London-based Elaph website, referring to Islam's third holiest shrine.
Under the agreements, Pakistani pilgrims will be able to visit holy places and participate in religious occasions through the platform of Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony, said an official privy to the development on Sunday.
Saud expressed on behalf of all components of the Jordanian society, thanks and appreciation for Turkey's honorable stance towards Palestine and the holy places in Jerusalem.