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Temple Mount

Seeking the Peace of Jerusalem—or a Piece of Jerusalem? Seeking the Peace of Jerusalem—or a Piece of Jerusalem?
Thursday, January 17, 2013 by Moshe Sokolow | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

Archeology has become a full-fledged battlefield in the dispute over who has the superior claim to Jerusalem: Jews or Muslims.
The Sigd Festival Comes Home to Jerusalem The Sigd Festival Comes Home to Jerusalem
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 by Shai Afsai | Jewish Ideas Daily » Daily Features

On the Sigd, Ethiopian Jews would walk to a mountaintop and pray to return to Jerusalem.  Now they are in Jerusalem, and the Sigd is a national holiday in Israel.
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What Happened on the Temple Mount? Noah Wiener, Bible History Daily. Carbon tests suggest that wooden beams removed from the al-Aqsa Mosque may have originated in the Temple built by King Herod.
Building Herod's Temple Leen Ritmeyer, Biblical Archeology Review. At both the southwest and southeast corners of the Temple Mount, stones weighing over 80 tons are still in place 100 feet above the foundations.  How did they get there?
Never Mind Jerusalem; What About Mecca? Damian Thompson, Telegraph. The Muslim world is apoplectic about harmless Israeli excavations on the Temple Mount—but when the House of Saud bulldozes Islam’s holiest sites in its holiest city, no one says a word.
Mounting Tension Daniel Tauber, Jerusalem Post. When Israeli police arrest Jews for the crime of praying on the Temple Mount, they are subjecting peaceful citizens to the whims of a violent minority.
Skeletons and Scandals Nadav Shragai, Israel Hayom. Who were the thousands of people whose skeletons were found in a cave on the Temple Mount?  Were they victims of a Second Temple-era massacre or simply corpses buried in a Byzantine gravesite?