How to Preserve the Fragile Calm at Jerusalem’s Holy Esplanade
How to Preserve the Fragile Calm at Jerusalem’s Holy Esplanade
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The Dome of the Rock is seen as people stand at the entrance to the compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, 26 October 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
The Dome of the Rock is seen as people stand at the entrance to the compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, 26 October 2015. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

How to Preserve the Fragile Calm at Jerusalem’s Holy Esplanade

A deceptive calm on Jerusalem’s Holy Esplanade is unlikely to hold under pressure from the ongoing “third intifada”, widespread dissatisfaction among Palestinian youth and growing Jewish Temple activism. Bolstering the 1967 Status Quo arrangement remains crucial, but immediate attention must be on maintaining more recent understandings on access to the Esplanade as the religious holiday season begins.

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