many people have a tendency to confuse the religious and the political significance of Jerusalem - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Cipora Julianna Kohn
    • 15.11.10 | 10:38 (IST)

    such confusion is rampant among secular israelis. the religious, be they jewish or muslim, want the city for themselves. they see the division of the city as sacrilege. that is the reason for al qud's day in muslim countries such as iran. iran does not care about the palestinians. the ayatollahs care about jerusalem and indeed for religious reasons about all of israel. only the secular see the issue as political, namely, the division of the city according to ethnic lines. it is the religous nature of the conflict that makes it nearly impossible to solve.

    from the article: Jerusalem must be divided
    First published 01:33 15.11.10 | Last updated 01:33 15.11.10
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