Imams, rabbis meet to discuss Temple Mount issues

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 |    

Moslem imams and Jewish rabbis met in Seville, Spain at the Second World Congress in their first attempt to prevent a major crisis erupting over the Temple Mount. They discussed establishing a permanent committee comprised of an equal number of Jewish and Moslem leaders to discuss these issues. The initiative is an attempt to calm Moslem fears about Israel taking control of the site. One imam asked the Israeli government to allow all Moslems free access to Moslem holy sites. Despite panel discussions to prevent a crisis, the meetings were marked by high tensions.

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