Antisemitism in the US is on the rise - what do US senators and Israeli ministers have to say about it?
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March 2, 2017 15:52
A tour of Jerusalem reveals a city where sacred sites overlap.
Kidron Valley

Kidron Valley . (photo credit:MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)

In late October, UNESCO, the world heritage organization of the UN, adopted a controversial resolution criticizing certain Israeli actions around the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The resolution’s exclusive use of Arabic terms to describe parts of the Temple Mount complex ignited cries of antisemitism and claims that UNESCO was attempting to deny Jewish connection to this holy site and city.

For thousands of years, Jerusalem has been the nucleus of a fight between the world’s three monotheistic faiths – Judaism, Christianity and Islam. While some claim settlements, refugees or other challenges are the catalyst for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, “the epicenter of the conflict lies in Jerusalem,” says Rabbi Ken Spiro, senior lecturer and researcher for Aish HaTorah’s Discovery Seminars and a licensed tour guide.

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