July 29, 2013

Fate of Jerusalem looms over peace talks

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Dome of the Rock, a Muslim holy site atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel.

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Dome of the Rock, a Muslim holy site atop the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israel.

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(RNS) Competing claims on the land are most intense in the Temple Mount-Haram al Sharif area and the stone-paved 1-square-kilometer area of Jerusalem's Old City. But Jewish neighborhoods and construction in and around East Jerusalem have given rise to various creative solutions for resolving the riddle of how two people, and two faiths, can share the same place.

  • Allan

    Jerusalem has been the capital of the Jewish Nation for 3000 years. Palestine, as a separate nation, has never existed, and exists today only in the fantasies of Arab invaders grabbing for the money poured into the area by European and American Jews.