Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jerusalem Branch
The Jerusalem Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (~1970s-) is a branch of the Church that operates in Jerusalem, Israel.
The Jerusalem Branch was organized in the early 1970s while the Church in Israel was administered from Switzerland. At the time, several senior missionary couples were called to serve as special representatives for the Church.
In 1985, missionaries that had been sent to serve in the branch were removed due to the conflict regarding the building of Brigham Young University's Jerusalem Center. An agreement was soon reached and missionaries returned.
Currently, the Jerusalem branch is assigned to the Middle East/Africa North Area. Although there are some native members, non-Israeli citizens constitute the bulk of Church membership.
Citation:cumorah.com, accessed June 11, 2020 (Jerusalem branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; operates in Jerusalem, Isreal; organized in the early 1970s; administerd from Switzerland; senior missionary couples served as special Church reps; 1985 conflict causes removal of missionaries; branch assigned to Middle East/Africa North area; mostly non-Israeli citizens)
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Records documenting branch and Israel District operations include agendas, budget and financial information, correspondence, records relating to Orson Hyde Memorial Gardens, minutes, Book of Mormon translation file, and photographs.