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Guardian’s Harriet Sherwood Gets It Wrong On Israel And The Jews

HARRIET Sherwood brings Guardian readers news of Israel – and she gets it wrong. Says she:

Israel has approved a £15m five-year plan to develop the area around the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site…

No. The Temple Mount is the Holiest site in Judaism. On it sits the al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock. Temple Mount is where the Holy of Holies was, the place where the Ark of the Covenant was housed during the first Temple. That as the house of worship built by Solomon the son of David in 957 BCE. The Dome was completed in 692 CE.

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Posted: 25th, November 2010 | In: Politicians | Comment