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Jerusalem: heart of the Mideast conflict

By Reuters Staff
March 25, 2010
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Jerusalem, December 8, 2009/Ammar Awad

Next week is the time of year when millions of people around the world look to Jerusalem as the source of inspiration for the Christian festival of Easter and Jewish Passover celebrations. But this week the city is also the recurrent focus of bitter dispute. The United States has directed rare strong criticism at Israel over its plans to expand Jewish settlements there, saying the building undermines U.S. efforts to advance Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

SETTLEMENT2Want to know more? Following are links to a sampling of recent Reuters stories about Jerusalem and a Reuters graphic on new Israeli construction in East Jerusalems:

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The conflict over Jerusalem represents the conflict between Revelation and the doctrines of the theologians originating in the ‘fallen’ consciousness and the thoughts of the ‘thinker’.

There will never be genuine Peace unless and until there is a recognition that the Doctrine of “resurrection” taught by Isaiah, Daniel, Jesus and Mohammed is a Doctrine of ‘Rebirth’ rather than the Egyptian-Pharisaical, pagan-metaphysical doctrine of the raising of a dead body from the grave.

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