What the Coronavirus Demonstrates about Israeli Resilience, and Its Relevance to the Conflict with the Palestinians

March 26 2020

Israel has implemented increasingly strict measures to combat the coronavirus; as of yesterday, Israelis are forbidden to go more than 100 meters (roughly 325 feet) from home without some permissible purpose. In return, the citizenry has shown a great willingness to make the sacrifices necessary to contain the disease, writes Alex Selsky:

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More about: Coronavirus, Hamas, Israeli society, Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Islamic Texts Provide Evidence That Belies Palestinian Propaganda about the Temple Mount

In the past few years, Palestinian leaders have added to their familiar, scurrilous claim that Israel plans to seize or destroy the al-Aqsa mosque and the Dome of the Rock the assertion that there never was a Jewish Temple there, and that the site had no significance to Jews before modern times. Nadav Shragai argues that, to counteract this effort to rewrite history, it is not sufficient to turn to the wealth of archaeological evidence, which might not prove persuasive to a Muslim audience. Instead, he urges Israel and its defenders to build their case on Islamic sources:

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More about: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Jerusalem, Muslim-Jewish relations, Temple Mount