Syria opened two previously closed border crossings between two of its neighbors – Israel and Jordan – Monday, which some commentators view as a significant milestone for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
The Palestinian Authority’s basic law and draft constitution states that “Palestine” is an “Arab” entity, that “Islam is the official religion”, that “Islamic Sharia” is the basis for its law and Arabic is its official language.
Perhaps a divide is inevitable. But can we not at least bond over the joy of having Jerusalem recognized and celebrated as our eternal capital? As our soldiers sang when they reached the Kotel in June 1967: “This is the day the Lord has wrought. Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Anglican Bishop Graham Tomlin, heads the diocese of Kensington in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, which has many of London’s most expensive residential properties, is undoubtedly a man of brains and good works.
A group of Hassidic Jews who set out to visit the Tomb of Biblical Aaron on Har HaHar in Petra, Jordan was undeterred by travel restrictions. They dressed up in Arab garb and made the difficult trek last week.