Who Owns the Upper Room?

Friday, May 30, 2014 |  Aviel Schneider

In an intriguing mix of politics, religion and conspiracy, Israel and the Vatican were vying last month for control of a key holy place ahead of the visit of Pope Francis. Both sides have competing claims to theUpper Room, or Cenacle, the traditional site of the Last Supper. The catch is that this room sits above King David’s Tomb,which is holy to the Jewish people.

The full analysis appears in the June 2014 issue of Israel Today Magazine.

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