elie wiesel is definitely not a nobody, but maybe this is not really his issue. you've got to acknowledge sarid knows more of what he's talking about when it comes to jerusalem. but everybody has his shortcomings. to claim that "nothing is above politics", well, it depends - some moral & other issues should be & definitely could. indeed, 'jerusalem being holy to everyone' isn't really the issue here. the religious concerns could be well taken care of under several possible 'regimes' of the city. the main thing remains you've got 2 peoples living here & you can't just throw one out /subdue it. you also can't wait w/solving this till some imagined 'afterwards'. but it does matter jerusalem is & was a jewish city, just as athens is greek & rome is not. it just may not be allowed to completely determine how to handle the relevant politics of today. de facto, it's not jewish only anymore. it also matters to say that it will take some really 'warm' peace to divide it & make it work.
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from the article: For Jerusalem, a response to Elie Wiesel