When a Jew stands in prayer on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Father Andrews
    • 14.11.07 | 12:23 (IST)

    he/she faces har ha-bait (temple mount) inside the Old City of Jerusalem. When a Muslim prays from the same location the person turns his/her behind toward the Old City of Jerusaelm. This is indeed the reality, one that symbolizes the importance of the city of Jerusalem to a Jew vs. a Muslim. Christians, incidentally, when praying from the same location would also turn their back on the city!

    from the article: Knesset give preliminary okay to bill requiring 80 MKs to divide J'lem
    First published 00:00 14.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 14.11.07
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