Ateret Cohanim ("Priests' Crowns," in Hebrew)

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ATERET COHANIM ("Priests' Crowns," in Hebrew)

Israeli association (as well as a yeshiva) created in 1978, politically close to the far right, that upholds the Jewishness of the Arab section of Jerusalem. It is supported by the American association Hashavat Yerushalaim. Since the end of the 1980s, Ateret Cohanim has been buying up numerous buildings in this part of the city, through financing provided by the American billionaire Irving Moskowitz. The association also promotes the project of reconstruction of Solomon's Temple on Haram al-Sharif, which would involve destroying the mosques that are there.

SEE ALSO Haram al-Sharif;Jerusalem.