Israel grants residency to Jerusalem’s Anglican bishop, a Palestinian

September 27, 2011

(A general view of The Dome of the Rock is seen from the Christian quarter in Jerusalem's Old City January 12, 2011/Baz Ratner)

Jerusalem bishop appeals Israel’s residency denial

March 31, 2011

( Jerusalem, September 14, 2010/Darren Whiteside )

Jerusalem’s Anglican bishop, a Palestinian, is engaged in a legal battle with Israel over its refusal to extend his residency permit. An Anglican official, who declined to be named, said Israel’s Interior Ministry had written to Bishop Suheil Dawani and accused him of improper land dealings on behalf of the church and the Palestinian Authority, allegations he denies. A spokeswoman for the Interior Ministry declined to comment, citing an upcoming court hearing.