Ateret Cohanim (Crown of Priests) is an organization with one of the holiest missions: they are actively working toward creating a Jewish majority in sections of Jerusalem that currently have a Muslim majority.
Jews are often reminded – from liturgy to songs and rituals – to never forget Jerusalem. The Jewish people are additionally reminded of the centrality of Jerusalem through particularly Jerusalem-focused holidays.
Issam Akel was arrested last October and put through a trial, despite the fact that he has U.S. citizenship, an Israeli ID card, and that the U.S. State Department and U.S. Ambassador to Israel demanded his release.