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The law also will allow for the state to deport anyone whose residency status has been withdrawn.
Roman Catholic officials issued a statement saying that Christian leaders were holding consultations and would soon announce their response, including a decision on whether to reopen the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
The number of Jewish settlers in the West Bank grew at nearly twice the rate of Israel's overall population last year.
In this Dec. 7, 2017 file photo, a Palestinian defaces a painting on the separation barrier of U.S. President Donald Trump, with a warning that Vice President Mike Pence is not welcome, in Bethlehem, West Bank. Palestinian Christians say Pence's brand of evangelical Christianity, with its fervent embrace of modern-day Israel as fulfilment of biblical prophecy, lacks their faith's compassion and justice, including for those who have endured half a century of Israeli occupation. (AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi, Fi
Pence was in Jerusalem on Monday, expressing his full-throated support for Israel in a speech to parliament filled with biblical references.
Seattle Auxiliary Bishop Eusebio L. Elizondo concelebrates Mass on Jan. 21 at St. Joseph Church in Jifna, West Bank. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill)
Bishop Elizondo was among 10 Hispanic U.S. bishops visiting the Holy Land to advocate for "bridges not walls."
The gold-covered Dome of the Rock at the Temple Mount complex is seen in this 2017 overview of Jerusalem's Old City. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill)
Sheik Ahmad el-Tayeb, the grand imam, hosted a meeting Jan. 17-18 with Christian and Muslim clerics and political leaders from 86 countries in reaction to President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.