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Riot Crackdown at the Temple Mount

Thanks to all for your comments.

As most of you know, control for the Temple Mount -- both politically and historically -- continues to wage in Jerusalem this week. Today, Palestinians called the Temple Mount "a red line that Israel should not cross." The Waqf Authority, a secretive Islamic land trust that has controlled the Temple Mount since the 12th century, called for others to "defend the Mount."

Is the Waqf's eight centuries of control over the Temple Mount on the brink? Should Israeli sovereignty be extended over a Mount sacred to three faiths? Or is their deployment of security forces unnecessary? Your thoughts -- as ever -- are welcome.