#86 What about respecting others? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • bronxite10
    • 10.03.10 | 03:35 (IST)

    There are about 250,000 Arabs in the Old City that also think of Jerusalem as holy to them. How can you have respect for yourself if you don't have respect for them? What kind of eternal capital is that? To me, that would be a shameful capital to have, a capital of enshrined bigotry, of exclusion. I do not admire Muslim exclusion of NonMuslims from Mecca, and I do not think that we should take even a modest steps down that road. Jerusalem is made holy and eternal by people living together in mutual respect and peace. It is not made holy by building apartment complexes on land in the West Bank.

    from the article: Biden: East Jerusalem plan undermines peace talks
    First published 17:31 09.03.10 | Last updated 13:14 14.03.10
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