2002 Arab and Jew: Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land Setting & Symbolism

David K. Shipler
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Ansar

Israeli prison camp for suspected PLO activists and Lebanese prisoners of war in southern Lebanon. At its height, it held 4,700 men in squalid conditions. It virtually emptied when Israel exchanged 4,500 of them for six captured soldiers. Shipler toured the camp with Swedish journalist Cordelia Edvardson, an Auschwitz survivor, and was horrified at inmates' comparing the two camps.

Al-Aqsa Mosque

Part of the complex of Muslim buildings on Jerusalem's Temple Mount (known by Muslims as al-Haram al-Sharif -- the "Noble Sanctuary," is the traditional site of Muhammad's miraculous ascension to heaven in 621 C.E. It is the third holiest shrine in Islam, and can accommodate some 5,000 worshippers. Since it was built on the site of the Temple of Solomon, it is coveted by Jews intent on rebuilding their holiest place when the Messiah arrives. Muslims have hurled stones at Jewish worshipping at the Wailing Wall below, and numerous...

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