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    • Yitz
    • 12.10.09 | 02:49 (IST)

    Mr Strenger's logic would lead us to the internationalization other holy cities as well; like Mecca & Medina! Surely then, the Saudi regime should back away from its territorial claims in light of the more than one billion Muslims around the world who revere and cherish these places. But why stop there? Aren't there also cultural sights and locations around the world that are more precious to humanity as a whole than to any one nation or government? The pyramids, the Great Wall of China, the Ganges river, etc?! I think that Mr. Strenger hasn't really given much thought to the obvious implications of the idea he is promoting. And while the Saudi government and the Chinese government both severely restrict access to these important places for political reasons, Israel does NOT. Oh yes, I'm sure you can cite the occasional curfew or security consideration that precludes a very few. But for the most part, all people from around the world can freely visit, pray and enjoy Jerusalem!

    from the article: What can the Mideast learn from the phenomenon of Obama?
    First published 18:36 11.10.09 | Last updated 16:13 13.11.09
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