Jerusalem, Mecca and Medina - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • B. Gold
    • 02.12.09 | 07:21 (IST)

    Judaism has no designs on Mecca or Medina and does not wish to deny religious rights to Muslims in those or any other city. Indeed, Jews don?t seek to deny Muslims the right to pray at their third holiest place - the Aksa Mosque. Rather, they are simply asking that Jews be allowed to pray on their holiest of sites. The Muslims vehemently deny any Jewish rights to the Temple Mount - in their eyes the First and Second Temples never existed - and militantly pursue exclusive rights of religious worship there. More about Jerusalem at : http://xrl.us/bjheo

    from the article: EU envoys: Israel trying to sever East Jerusalem from West Bank
    First published 01:12 02.12.09 | Last updated 13:46 02.12.09
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