Where does Jerusalem fit into Islam and Muslim history? Ask any Muslim to explain Jerusalem's religious significance to Islam and he will look blank and remain silent. It is not the place to which they pray, is not once mentioned by name in prayers, and it is connected to no mundane events in Muhammad's life. The city never served as capital of a sovereign Muslim state, and it never became a cultural or scholarly center.
Condition of woman seriously wounded in Jerusalem stabbing attack slightly improves (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel bans Islamic Movement head Salah from Jerusalem