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Vying for control of the Temple Mount – on Foursquare

The popular geo-location smartphone application takes hold in Jerusalem.

JERUSALEM: RESETTLED upon its desolation
Photo by: Ariel Jerozolimski
For Ariela Ross, being the “mayor” of Al-Aksa Mosque and the Old City’s entire Muslim and Christian Quarters is quite natural – as these are the places where she spends much of her spare time.

With 66 total “check-ins” as of Wednesday afternoon, Al-Aksa’s coveted mayorship currently remains in Ross’s hands through her own nine check-ins on the increasingly popular smartphone application called Foursquare, which allows users to tell their friends exactly where they are at any given time.



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