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'Whose Holy Land?' - an excerpt

By Kenneth Hanson,


Jerusalem, July, 2011


A tiny bell. A tiny golden bell. Might this be the "signal" for which a small sect of faithful Israelites have waited for two millennia, declaring that the time is ripe for rebuilding the ruined temple of Jerusalem? By contrast might it be a "provocation," as Palestinian sources claim, in the ongoing conflict over who owns the most disputed piece of real estate on earth? According to Palestinian television news, "Israeli sources said that a gold bell had been found in a tunnel, belonging to what they call the Second Temple Period. This once a...


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