Jordan, Palestinians sign agreement to protect J'lem holy sites
Eilor Levy
Published: 31.03.13, 19:24
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1. Ironic that Muslims pledge to protect
Get Real ,   UK   (03.31.13)
Christian sites whilst Christianity is under attack and on the retreat in so many Muslim contries.
2. protecting holy sites
sam paris ,   cincinnati, usa   (03.31.13)
By the same token, I think Israel should be granted protective custody over the pyramids. We did, after all, build them and they are a significant part of our history.
3. Their presence in Jerusalem can be an Embassy, nothing else.
Jacob E ,   Holon, Israel   (03.31.13)
4. Notice now "vow" to protect jewish holy sites
Arie ,   BaGolan   (03.31.13)
Why Jerusalem will remain the UNIFIED capital of the JEWISH State
5. chotzpa, Jordan to protect holly places? 1948-1967
JJJ   (03.31.13)
6. they had their chance and they destroyed them
jack bauer   (03.31.13)
so i am wondering what the traitor in chief told them they would get? because Jerusalem was never theirs and never will be It is the eternal and indivisible capital of the Jewish nation, not the arab usurpers
7. Guess that explains why Christians are leaving Bethlehem...
Esther ,   Selkirk Canada   (03.31.13)
8. #2 LMAO
Adam ,   Cork   (03.31.13)
Is this what Jewry actually believe?
9. where's Israel in these talks?
BUILD BABY BUILD !!! ,   United States   (03.31.13)
Israel owns the land no arab presence or authority can change the facts on the ground. ANNEX all of jerusalem and BUILD BABY BUILD !!!!!!!!
10. Holy Sites
NIgel ,   London   (03.31.13)
this is rich coming from the Palestinians who have ousted Christians from much of Bethlehem.
11. So much hypocracy
Rhonda ,   Chicago, USA   (03.31.13)
If I recall, when eastern Jerusalem was under the rule of Jordan prior to 1967, Jewish sites weren't protected at all...Since the 6 day war, Israel has allowed everyone to protect their own sites as they see fit which they did not have to do...This despite people throwing rocks from above the Western Wall after they finish praying at the Dome of the Rock.
12. Curious that when Jordan was in charge of the "West Bank" ..
Raymond in DC ,   Washington, USA   (03.31.13)
... they did a lousy job of protecting Christian sites. And Jewish sites? Most of those were destroyed. It's only been under Israeli sovereignty since 1967 that *everyone's* sacred sites are protected and accessible. The one exception, of course, being the Temple Mount where "sensitivity" to Muslim sentiments was allowed to trump Jewish access.
13. Flags
JAK ,   Tx   (03.31.13)
That flags look the same...just missing a star...
14. I have said this before
Rodney ,   C.T. SA.   (03.31.13)
and will say it again. Read Bill Salus' book "Psalm 83 The Missing Prophecy Revealed," and then you will know and understand what exactly is happening in the ME right now. Please publish this.
15. #8
Avi ,   NYC   (03.31.13)
It makes much more sense than collectively throwing out your native culture for a dumbed down version of someone else's and than deifying a member of a that group
16. Jewish sites
Anshel ,   Canada   (03.31.13)
It is high time to demand explanation, regrets and full compensation for the willful destruction of the Jewish sites during the illegal annexation of the Old City and other part of the eastern part of Jerusalem, by the Jordanian kingdom (therefore, under their custody Enough of the "one way" demands!!!
17. There goes to show Jordan is the land of Palestinians
Yosef ,   Boca Raton   (04.01.13)
18. Jerusalem
Dik ,   Spijkenisse   (03.31.13)
is the eternal capital of Israel and should not be given to the Palestineans. Shalom from Holland
19. In UK you see hundreds of Christian Arabs who fled
20. Actually this is not so bad
Chris Rettenmoser ,   bayerisch Gmain Germ   (03.31.13)
If you have in mind that Jewish sites will be under Israeli sovereignty.. let the Arabs finance their neighborhoods..
21. Good! Christians have been suffering under israeli
Good News.   (04.01.13)
oppression. Both Christian & Moslems have been forced to support judaism.
22. Israel Jordan Peace Treaty sets the borders
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (04.01.13)
The borders between Israel and Jordan are set in the middle of the Jordan river, the Yarmouk river and the Dead Sea. Jordan does not have sovereignty in any part of Jerusalem. Jordan cannot make agreements with a non-state actor which would contradict its peace treaty with Israel. The peace treaty only acknowledges Jordanian historical connection with the Temple Mount, without giving Jordan any sovereignty over the Temple Mount.
23. they should vow to protect Jerusalem for themselves.
jerome marks ,   basalt, colorado   (04.01.13)
jordan did a real great job protecting Jewish holy sites when Jerusalem was under occupation by jordan.
24. 6 jack bauer
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (04.01.13)
he told them to do what they are doing.
25. Protecting holy sites from what?
Israeli 2   (04.01.13)
Question #1: What "holy" sites? Question #2: From what? Question #3: How? Question #4: Have they volunteered to be the guardians of Israel? Question #5: Does ISRAEL allow them?
26. Act of aggression.
Jules   (04.01.13)
Since Jordan has no sovereignty over Jerusalem, and since Israel declared Jerusalem as her eternal capital city, the event described in the article is an act of aggression against Israel by Jordan.
27. Adam #8 it is called witty sarcasm
P Sham Wow   (04.01.13)
28. Israel's capital, Jerusalem, has been a single city...
Jehudah Ben-Israel ,   Qatzrin, Israel   (04.01.13)
...throughout its more than 3,000 year old history, but for 19 years, 1948 to 1967, during which parts of it were conquered illegally and held by its Muslim-Arab conquerors. It is amusing that these Muslim-Arab leaders attempt to recreate those 19 years of illegal conquest, and Jerusalem is not even being held by them. In fact, it ought to be mentioned that Jerusalem, also known as Zion, has never been the capital city of ANY people since it was set up as such by the Jewish king, King David, as the spiritual and administrative center of his kingdom and of the Jewish people. Now, how is it wrong to "Judaise" the Jewish people's capital city while no other people, none, has ever considered it but a dusty small town in a far away corner of the world?
29. This is akin to France and Turkey deciding the fate of
Anat   (04.01.13)
the opera building in Berlin.
30. Unfortunately, the people on this forum don't seem to see
a ,   canada   (04.01.13)
the larger picture. This is a prelude to Palestinian moves to have eastern Jerusalem as their capital and land. When the subject comes up, they will trumpet out this agreement to show just how responsible and committed they are to protecting Holy sites. ( Too bad they don't include Jewish holy sites. Oh I forgot that there are no Jewish sites according to their philosophy.)
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