And that is something zionism will not do. I lived in Jerusalem for over 10 yrs and loved every stone of it, its complexity and religious mix, its vistas and smells, its markets. It has now become a charnel house built on hatred and communal strife. No one is arguing for a divided city with religious sites cut off to other groups. You do have a group of Temple Mount fanatics that have only grown in influence and power since I lived there who wish to take over the site and rebuild the Third Temple. That is clear. What you should be focusing on is what Jerusaelm could mean to all its citizens, not how it was over 40 yrs ago. Daphne's observations are not shallow but describe the reality of Jerusalem today. And this latest dictat on "Jerusalem Day" is only a symptom of how sick that reality is. Who could live with such people as neighbours?
Woman moderately wounded by firebomb thrown at her car in north J'lem (Haaretz)
from the article: Jerusalem Day celebrates an illusory unification