Muslim-Jewish tensions grow at Jerusalem shrines

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The Temple Mount – Haram al-Sharif to Muslims – in Jerusalem

The Temple Mount – Haram al-Sharif to Muslims – in Jerusalem is at the center of an intense debate over messianic religious Zionism in Israel. Religion News Service photo by Jabeen Bhatti

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The Temple Mount is a focus of Palestinian statehood hopes that Jewish ultra-nationalists oppose. Israel has banned two Palestinian groups it said promote protests over Jewish prayers near the Muslim shrines.