Arab disputes around the Mosques esplanade in Jerusalem

INVESTIGATION – The first visits by prominent Gulf figures to Jerusalem, encouraged by recent agreements between Israel and the Emirates, stumbled over rivalries around the site, called the Temple Mount by Jews. Palestinians and Jordanians recalled that they are the guardians of the Muslim holy place.


The King David, with its view of the Old City ramparts, is one of the most prestigious hotels in Jerusalem. Foreign dignitaries stay there when they visit the Holy City. And it is there that were received, like heads of state, half a dozen influencers from the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, on December 13, in the middle of Hanukkah, the great Jewish holiday of the winter. The small delegation is led by Israeli Amit Deri, founder of Reservists on Duty, an anti-BDS association, the movement to boycott the Jewish state. Carefully organized, the visit highlights the standardization agreements signed on September 15 in Washington between Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain.

«We must face the threat of Islamic radicalization, whether it is used for political or religious purposes. Our main enemy is the Iranian regime, which supports terrorist movements like Hamas and Hezbollah», Asserts Amjad Taha,

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