Sunday, July 25, 2004

The Temple Mount

On our first day touring in Jerusalem, we visited the Temple Mount (see the link below for more info). Here is the Dome of the Rock hiding behind some trees. It's remarkable that we were even able to visit the Temple Mount - it's been closed to non-Muslims for the last 3 years during the intifada, but has recently been re-opened. Steve the TG claimed this was the best site in the whole tour. It is a site holy to both Muslims and Jews, and, like many things in Israel, the source of much debate, contention, and conflict. I wish I had the space and time here to relate everything that I've learned about the history and importance of the Temple Mount, but you will have to try to investigate that on your own. Posted by Hello

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