A Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem (Photo: Noam Chen via Twitter)

Why is the Temple Mount a flashpoint?

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In the last few weeks, two stories related to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem — the holiest place in Judaism — caught our attention. First, there was this unusual report by Israel’s Channel 13 that members of a Jewish group known as “Returning to the Mount” are disguising themselves as Muslims in order to pray there.

(If you’re not familiar with this issue, under an agreement Israel reached with Jordan in 1967 following the Six-Day War, Jews are allowed to enter the Temple Mount during limited hours of the day, but are ...

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