Jerusalem Western Wall, built by King Solomon in

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Last updated: July 11, 2019

Jerusalem became a very debatable topic ever since the aftermath of World War II. UN formed country Israel which started to cause a lot of problems and conflicts in the Middle East. It took thousands of lives and made the whole region around the holy place very unstable. Today it is especially important because of a recent event when president of United States, Donald J.

Trump declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel. This had a big feedback from a lot of Muslim countries. There was even an attempt of a terrorist attack in New York, USA. Jerusalem has always been a holy site for all three major religions: Christianity, Judaism and Islam.            Jerusalem has always been significant to Christians because it is the place of Jesus Christ’s death and burial. In Orthodox Christianity it is believed that every year on the Easter fire forms on the grave of Jesus which is then distributed all around the world. In addition, they believe that the fire won’t burn them and some even believe that fire represents a peaceful year.             As far as Jews go, the Western Wall, built by King Solomon in the 10th century BCE as a retaining wall to support the Temple Mount.

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It is believed by Jews that if one writes a wish and/or a prayer and place it on/in the wall, it will come true. Jews have lived in the land of Israel for nearly 4,000 years, going back to the period of the biblical patriarchs (c.1900 BCE).

The story of the Jewish people, Israel, its capital, Jerusalem, and the Jewish Temple there, has been one of exile, destruction and rebirth. In its 4,000 years of history Jerusalem has been destroyed many times and many times reborn.            Muslims have been also dominating the territory for centuries. The Dome of the Rock, that stand in Jerusalem since 960, is the 3rd holiest place for Muslims. It was built to commemorate Isra – Muhammad’s spiritual trip from Mecca to Jerusalem to Heaven on a magical horse. The mosque was also built during the time Mecca was taken by rebels so people were preying in Jerusalem.Since all three major religions are considering Jerusalem a holy site, it should be an international territory.

However, neither of the sides let go of their end of the tie despite the fact that they all worship the same God of Abraham and Moses. Yet, big political figures such as presidents of developed countries definitely should not encourage either of the side to an extant that would start a bigger war. 

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