Tuesday, April 12, 2005


Haram al-Sharif in perspective

Juan Cole has an excellent post on the high tensions recently revolving around the Haram al-Sharif, including rumors and reports that there was a Jewish terrorist plot to destroy or damage the site. Cole is especially frustrated, as we all should be, that the American press essentially ignored the heart of the story, and merely fitting it into the mold of your typical A20 "tensions mount as Israel prepares for Palestinian violence" story.

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