The Cave of the Patriarchs is about Jewish heritage...and this specific heritage includes notions aquiring the Land as an inheritance and of Ancient Israelite settlement. So it is not so simple..Jewish (based on Ancient Israelite) and Land of Israel go together The Biblical accounts tell us that Isaac and Ishmael came together to bury their father ..showing respect to the common father and his heritage. The State of Israel (and the Palestinians) have a lesson to learn from Isaac and Ishmael. The Holy sites should not be used a weapons in the struggle over "who is the boss". If we show sensitivity and understanding here it could be an opening for a brighter future.
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