Religions in Jerusalem http://liztagami.wordpress.com/2010/08/09/yerushalayim-al-quds-jerusalem-the-christian-quarter/ • Three main religions in Jerusalem: • Christianity • Judaism • Islam • Similarities between the religions • One God • Prophets • Angels and Demons • Sacred Text • No one is willing to accept other religions, but rather they all claim Jerusalem to be their own rightful land
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11096293 Problem with Jerusalem • Judaism claims Jerusalem should be theirs because: • The site of the ancient and holy Solomon’s Temple • Serves as a place to mourn the destruction of Solomon’s Temple • It is the only capital of the Jewish state • The center of Jewish life for over 3 thousand years ever since it was conquered by King David • God’s giving their Holy Land back to them • Islam claims Jerusalem should be theirs because: • Believes it is the place where Mohammed rose to Heaven • Where he got instructions regarding Islam laws • Christianity claims Jerusalem should be theirs because: • Location of Jesus Christ’s childhood and adulthood • It’s where he preached and where his resurrection took place • One of the first Christian communities was located in Jerusalem
Obstacles Solutions • No one is willing to accept other religions • They all claim Jerusalem to be their own • Not willing to share • Aren’t Open Minded • Jerusalem can be given to the United Nations • Become a Multi- National City • City needs a stable sovereign http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11096293
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