Playing with fire on the Temple Mount
Any unilateral action on this site, holy to the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims, is a surefire recipe for violent confrontation with the Islamic states and for severe tensions with the West.
The recent confrontations on the Temple Mount between the police and Palestinian demonstrators serve as a reminder that the site is like a barrel of explosives that must be handled with wisdom and sensitivity, lest the entire region be ignited. The character and violence of these incidents point toward...
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