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Three faces of Jerusalem

For centuries, Jerusalem's sanctity for Christians, Jews and Muslims has been ruthlessly exploited for political ends. Divided it will remain

Agreement on Jerusalem was meant to be the culmination of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Instead, failure to agree on it at Camp David in the summer of 2000 started the descent into a new round of sub-war, sporadically interrupted by efforts to renew negotiations. The “al-Aqsa intifada,” sparked off by Ariel Sharon’s visit to the Temple Mount on 28th September 2000, is rumbling on inexorably as both sides pursue unrealisable goals by means of unrealistic strategies. The Palestinians apparently thought that, by initiating a return to violence, they could deepen divisions within Israel and between Israel and the US, with…

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