Mark of Lewiston "Consider the difference" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • EZ
    • 02.03.10 | 23:34 (IST)

    "Have you even once considered that there is a difference between Israeli and Jewish?" Just as there is a difference between Muslim and Palestinian Arab, right? So that means that the PA does not need to control the Temple Mount, right? Especially since the site has been administered by the waqf and freedom of worship for Muslims (but not Jews or any other religion) has been allowed for decades. In any case, the key problem here is not administration. It is the fact that Muslims have built their sites on top of sites sensitive to other religions (in this case Judaism - from which they also borrow much else). When faced with this, Muslims seem to practice a combination of denial and rock throwing that makes them especially unappealing.

    from the article: Egypt: Israel West Bank heritage list risks peace
    First published 20:21 02.03.10 | Last updated 20:22 02.03.10
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