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Jerusalem Is on the Brink of an Explosion – and Israel Has No Leaders to Prevent It

A juxtaposition of events has created a volatile situation in Jerusalem, with authorities unable or unwilling to stop an escalation

Anshel Pfeffer
Anshel Pfeffer
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Anshel Pfeffer

Hundreds of buses were lined up to take them all over Israel and the West Bank. The stalls in the street market were already in full swing, selling food for the breaking of the fast in seven hours, and in the singular Jerusalem Ramadan tradition, many were selling Shabbat challah from Jewish bakeries. There was a heavy police presence, but the officers were mainly concerned with ensuring a steady flow of traffic.

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