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Jerusalem's dilemma over hordes of stray cats

May 11, 2019 - 7:25 PM

With nearly 2,000 cats per square kilometer, for total of some 240,000, the concentration of stray cats in the Holy City is among the highest in the Middle East or even the world

Ilana Ben Joya feeds stray cats near her home in Jerusalem on March 12, 2019. Captured in the streets of Jerusalem by city workers or brought in by residents, at least 15 cats a day are sterilised at the municipal veterinary centre. The concentration of stray cats in Jerusalem is among the highest in the Middle East or even the world, experts say. MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP

Thousands join gay pride parade in conservative Jerusalem

Aug 05, 2018 - 1:00 PM

This year's parade, the 17th annual Jerusalem march, is being held under the banner of 'Pride and Tolerance'

Participants take part in the annual Jerusalem Gay Pride parade on August 2, 2018. Thousands of people were expected to attend the parade in the holy city under heavy police guard, mindful of a fatal 2015 attack on marchers in the largely conservative city. This year's parade, the 17th annual Jerusalem march, is being held under the banner of "Pride and Tolerance". MENAHEM KAHANA / AFP