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2. The Waqf has given land to the Turkish government to build a monument to soldiers who died fighting for the Ottoman Empire. The monument would be situated at the foot of the Temple Mount eastern wall. The plan awaits approval by the Jerusalem municipality. See Haaretz for this story.
3. The archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams blames emigration from Israel by Christian Arabs on the security fence. An editorial in The Jerusalem Post proposes that other factors are responsible.
4. The Western Wall Heritage Foundation plans to build a tunnel connecting the Jewish Quarter and a synagogue in the Moslem quarter. Islamic leaders are of course denouncing the plan as a way to undermine the foundations of the Mosque. Read more:
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