During the 1947 conflict Jerusalem was overun by the Arabian military. From 1947 till 1967 Jerusalem was closed off to the Jewish people as well as other religions not considered "appropriate". Jordan used Jerusalem as a dumping ground. Jerusalem held NOOOOOOOO meaning for them or other Arab/moslems. It is only in 1967 the Israeli-Jews captued Jerusalem and opened the city to all religions. 3rd holiest place - MY EYE. As a holy place the Arab/moslems left it to rot. They are like little children .They whine that someone else owns the city. Jerusalem today is a flourishing modern city. WHY - BECAUSE the Israelis honor and revere Jerusalem- always.... not just since 1967. Our ancient books prove our Jewish roots. Christian books prove our Jewish roots.
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from the article: Palestinians, U.S. Jews spar over 'Judaizing' Jerusalem